Monthly Archives: May 2010

>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? The NCAA “Preliminary Round” idea wasn’t so bad after all. The plan was hatched last year: reduce from four regionals to two, and compete only enough to cut the field to twelve in each … Continue reading

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>Diversity Is Our Strength

>Recently Mary Wittenberg, head of the New York Road Runners Club, wrote a guest column at Universal Sports in which she talks about track’s “Big Tent”, comparing the phrase’s political meaning of “gathering and embracing many different points of view … Continue reading

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>Bracketology

>Your sweet link of the day: NCAA regionals presented as brackets. Which is, of course, what the NCAA Cabinet intended them to be thought as.

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>Regionals: Hows and Whys

>Today’s Austin American-Statesman takes a look at the new regional format that NCAA Division I is stuck with this year and where it came from. As with most news, however, it’s important to read between the lines. When introducing the … Continue reading

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>Happy Jesse Owens Day!

>Seventy-five years ago today, at Michigan’s Ferry Field, five thousand spectators saw Jesse Owens set five world records in one afternoon. Sports Illustrated has the story. In other blogs, Joe Battaglia says we need some superfans. Isn’t one enough?Martin Bingisser … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? Usain Bolt is our golden ticket. His 100 race in Korea on Wednesday made SportsCenter. Track doesn’t get on SportsCenter. In the tiny, remote portion of SportsCenters that have ever shown track, it was … Continue reading

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>Shanghai Diamond League Preview

> The meet will be webcast live at www.universalsports.com at 8 AM on Sunday (fee req’d). TV coverage will be on Universal Sports at 6:00 PM and on CBC next Saturday at 5:00 PMMeet websiteIAAF previewUniversal Sports preview 6:20 AM … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping News

>There’s one thing that really irks me in the way anti-doping efforts are covered in the sports news. A headline in today’s USA Today gets right down to it: War on performance-enhancing drugs drags on with no end in sight … Continue reading

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>Issues Facing College Track, Part 3

>It’s been a while since I last touched on this subject, as last week was a busy one in track. This series of posts is about the challenges college track faces in the way of catching the attention of fans … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete

>What did we learn this week? The Diamond League works. Not necessarily to bring the best athletes together–although it most certainly did that in the traditionally ignored field events and some of the running events, such as the men’s 800. … Continue reading

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