The Hodags embarked on the beginning of a long journey this weekend as they took to grass for the first time in '06. The Hodags took third in a field of 64 men's teams at the inagural Trouble in Vegas, losing only to Florida and Carleton, the eventual finalists. On the way they beat Harvard, Las Positas, UC-Santa Barbara, Northwestern, George Washington U, Arizona, British Columbia, and continued to dominate Kansas. Full tournament results can be found here, and the Hodag's scores and ranking can be found here.
Although the Hodags are pent inside the McClain Center until spring break in March, they used their athleticism to generate the turns needed to finish well. However, the fat living that the McClain's throwing conditions provide became evident as they were unable to sharpen their zone offense effectively, and both CUT and UFUCT took advantage.
Despite the early setbacks, the Hodags are steeled on the brass ring of the college championships, and build with the national crown in mind only.
Their next tournament is Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge, LA on Febuary 25-26. The Hodags are looking to make it three Fat Tuesday victories in a row, as they've shown the ability to balance revelry on New Orleans' Bourbon Street with crisp play on the fields. The college division of the tourney has offered a cash prize to the winner of the past two years, and the Hodags have taken advantage of it now to the tune of $3000. For a full list of attending teams, along with schedule and general info, visit the tournament's official website.