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Published January 10, 2011
The AP's Ralph Russo writes the BCS is "facing a threat that's greater than any lawmaker or political action committee pushing for a playoff. Apathy seems to have set in among college football fans … and bowl officials indicate they are ready to try and fix it" (AP). Also, the latest Q&A with BCS Exec Dir Bill Hancock (
The Illinois DAILY HERALD's Patricia Babcock writes of the Diana Taurasi doping controversy, "In the world of professional sports, women's basketball is the closest thing to squeaky clean. … But when it rains on the WNBA, it apparently pours" (Illinois DAILY HERALD).
The Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL's Clay Bailey writes the "art of heckling is drawing more attention at FedExForum these days. In recent weeks, Grizzlies fans sitting in high-priced seats have been chastised for hollering. There was a salty verbal retort from Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins to a fan's opinion" (Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL).
The ST. PETERSBURG TIMES' Robert Trigaux writes of several Tampa-area teams' courtroom dramas, "Keeping score of the games played by Tampa Bay's pro sports teams is as easy as catching an infield popup compared to trying to follow all the lawsuits involving the franchise and their players" (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES).
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- Former Oregon AD Bill Byrne modernized school's athletics.
- Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott oversees era of rapid change.
- New FX series "Lights Out" takes a gritty look at boxing world.
- Writer raises doubts about claims of "minimal" running shoes.