Travis is a 2002 graduate of Purdue University with a B.A. in Communications and minors in Creative Writing and History. He founded the Purdue college sports blog 'Off the Tracks' before moving to SB Nation's umbrella and renaming the blog Hammer & Rails. Travis coordinates SB Nation Indiana's college and high school football coverage. Yes, even the Indiana University coverage (though it pains him to do so). Travis can be barked at on Twitter by IU and Purdue fans alike at @HammerAndRails
Through two days the Americans have three golds and are one total medal behind the Chinese.
The Tigers' first baseman has a solid lead in MLB All-Star Game voting at his position.
Michigan State has not been to the NCAA baseball tournament since 1979, but it will try to change that with a strong showing in the 2012 Big Ten baseball tournament.