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Published March 17, 1995
SITV will feature figure skater Christopher Bowman, a two- time Olympian. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED senior writer E.M. Swift chronicles the rise and fall of Bowman who has been struggling to "overcome years of substance abuse." Bowman, who says he is now clean and sober, is currently a skating instructor in MA. The program airs on ABC's "Wide World of Sports" this Saturday, 4:30pm EST (SITV)....ESPN's Dick Vitale said that NCAA basketball players should get $150-200 a month: "The bottom line is these kids deserve it. They're selling merchandise on campuses with their jerseys, etc ... When you think of $1.7 billion paid for the rights for the tournament and the money that's on the college campuses with the merchandise we just talked about, they really deserve it" ("SportsCenter," 3/16).