The big question surrounding the Tigers centers on quarterback Kyle Parker, who was taking batting practice last week with the Colorado Rockies. Parker, an outfielder, slugged 20 home runs and led the Tigers to the College World Series. The Rockies selected him No. 26 overall in June's Major League Draft, and teams don't waste a top pick on a prospect who is going to play football. Parker threw for 2,526 yards and 20 touchdowns last fall, believed to be the first time a Division I player had hit 20 home runs and thrown 20 TDs. Side note: Parker's mom, Cathy, was the driving force behind Project Alaska Turf, the fundraising effort to bring an artificial turf field to the Barrow High Whalers. If Kyle decides to sign with the Rockies, the Tigers are in a pinch. Backup Willy Korn transferred to Marshall, leaving redshirt sophomore Tajh Boyd and fifth-year senior Michael Wade to compete for the starting job.
As a run up to the start of the season, the Wiz will display one poster each day until our supply is exhausted. Last year, the site displayed 69 posters.
Then we turn it over to readers, who will vote on the poster of the year. Until then, send your team's poster schedule to jayzuma (at) gmail.com.
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