From Far and Wide: Mapping the hometowns of the semifinalist boxers in Notre Dame’s Bengal Bouts

The 87th Annual Bengal Bouts tournament, hosted by University of Notre Dame Club Boxing, has progressed into the semifinals, which will take place Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. inside the Joyce Center. The Finals are set for Friday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at Purcell Pavilion.

Nearly 200 young men across nine different weight classes have come together for Bengal Bouts, the second half of a unique Notre Dame tradition. Every dollar of the proceeds from the tournament is sent to missions in Bangladesh run by the Congregation of Holy Cross, the order which runs the University. During the fall semester, the women’s boxing club competed in Baraka Bouts, a tournament of similar format, in which the proceeds went to Holy Cross missions in East Africa.

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MLB experiencing continued rise in 100 mph-plus pitches


MLB 100 mph pitches photo

In the last six seasons, the number of pitches thrown 100 mph or faster has increased every year.

One of the most dangerous weapons for a pitcher is a power fastball that can simply overpower opposing hitters. The league average for fastball speed tends to sit between 95 and 96 mph, and any pitcher who even occasionally can reach 97 or 98 mph  is considered among the best of the group.

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