Monthly Archives: March 2013

Weekly College Awards

The Texas Relays and Stanford Invitational dominated the landscape this weekend, and there was a lot of top-level action. Let’s get to it! Men Athlete of the week, track events: Ameer Webb, Texas A&M Webb won the Most Outstanding Performer … Continue reading

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The Weekend’s Best Matchups

The outdoor season is just getting started, and there’s plenty of action already among collegiate and professional athletes. Here are my picks for the top matchups. 1. Derek Drouin vs Erik Kynard High jump Texas Relays, Austin TX Saturday, 11:00am … Continue reading

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How the Mighty Have Fallen

When I was a high school kid, Tennessee was one of the top track programs in the nation. Or at least it seemed that way, with all their two-sport football/track guys like Willie Gault and Sam Graddy. They dominated the … Continue reading

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College Athlete of the Week Awards

Men Athlete of the Week: Julian Wruck, UCLA Wruck won the discus at the Texas State Elite Meet with a distance of 65.04 meters (213′ 5″), the furthest throw by a collegian since 2009. It puts him #2 in the … Continue reading

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Mailbag!

This is my second “mailbag” post ever. It’s a straight ripoff of a straight ripoff: Bill Simmons (ESPN’s “Sports Guy” and one of the creators of Grantland.com) created the “mailbag” column after unsuccessfully spending the entire 1980s trying to get … Continue reading

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The Weekend’s Best Matchups

It’s still early in the spring, but there’s some good competition this weekend, headlined by a couple of major distance events. 1. Kenya vs Ethiopia World Cross Country Championships, Bydgoszcz POL Sunday, 1:15pm local time (8:15am ET) There are a … Continue reading

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USA Women’s Field Event Power Rankings

Last week I posted my first men’s field event power rankings of the year and promised to give you the women’s rankings this week. Those who have met the all-important World Championships qualifying standards are noted: red for A, blue … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day and Track and Field

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, which makes it a perfect day to celebrate track and field (just like the other 364 days of the year). How so? From what I read, St. Patrick’s Day really isn’t a major observance in … Continue reading

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The Weekend’s Top Matchups

This is a week for which track is in a bit of a “holding pattern”. Next week is the big IAAF World Cross Country Championships, college track is just barely starting up and not yet at all serious, and road … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Winner

Yesterday finished off Canada Week, where trivia questions led to Tim Horton’s gift cards. Yesterday’s three questions and their answers: 1. What one-off event in June 1997 drew 30,000 rowdy fans to Toronto‚Äôs SkyDome? That was the famous Donovan Bailey-Michael … Continue reading

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