Losing a campus.
I was sitting around the other day, and the thought crossed my mind – “Did I leave Grand Canyon University out of my campus count on the yearlong trip?” I think I was recollecting the oranges (or some bright fruit) growing on campus and the cool Antelope mascot they have (and the lack of cool Antelope T-shirts in the bookstore). In any case, I don’t know how I realized I had left them off the count…
…but when I checked my list, they were missing.
Sorry Grand Canyon U. If it’s any consolation, I saw you toward the very end of my trip (#172) when my brain was definitely fried. Plus, I had visited you a few years earlier, so it wasn’t as surprising a visit. I still need to come get a real ‘Lopes T-shirt if they’re ever available.
That means I actually visited 181 campuses on last year’s road trip, and I’m glad to find out now before the ebook comes out. If you’d like to see the full list (with random one-line recollections from each school), click here.
Losing at brackets.
You might recall I was planning on filling out quite a few brackets for the NCAA Tournament. Ultimately, I filled out 31 (honestly). And most are fairly mediocre at the moment. One of my 10 ESPN brackets is hovering around the 95th percentile, but it’s early. We’ll see how it goes.
But here are some other bracket numbers from the world of Exploring College Ministry:
- Of the 65 teams in the tournament, I have seen 37 of their campuses.
- From the round of 32, I have seen 25!