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NCAA NEWS: DUKE TO MAKE CAMERON CRAZIER? REPLAY RULING MADE

          Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said
     yesterday that the school "is studying the possibility of
     expanding" 9,314-seat Cameron Indoor Stadium and "adding
     luxury suites," according to Gregg Doyel of the CHARLOTTE
     OBSERVER.  Krzyzewski: "I'd like to see us look at the
     seating to see if that's possible.  But not to hurt or
     change the way the students are seated.  They should always
     get those (courtside) seats.  Maybe there's one side of
     Cameron ... that could be pushed back a little and more
     seats could be added there."  The 60-year-old arena was last
     expanded by 750 seats in '88.  More Krzyzewski, who said
     that he doesn't want the arena to "lose its identity": "It's
     a place that has a soul, and I don't want to mess with
     that."  Krzyzewski added that funds are "being raised" for
     the potential expansion (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 1/26).
          WOLFPACK MARKETING ATTACK: In Raleigh, NC State Univ.
     Senior AD Barbara Lehner is profiled by Amanda Strickland of
     the RALEIGH BUSINESS JOURNAL, who writes that Lehner was
     hired by Wolfpack Sports Marketing to "solely promote" the
     women's basketball team.  Lehner has secured a $20,000
     sponsorship with Winn-Dixie, partnered with Glaxo Wellcome
     for coach Kay Yow's 25th anniversary with the team and has
     increased attendance by "nearly" 50% over last year.  The
     school hopes to increase its corporate sponsorship revenue
     to around $200,000 by next year (RAL. BUS. JOURNAL, 1/24).
          NCAA BUZZER BEATER: The NCAA men's and women's rules
     committees passed a ruling yesterday that allows officials
     to use courtside replay equipment or TV monitors when
     deciding whether to allow or disallow a last-second, game-
     determining basket.  The ruling will become effective on
     Friday (NCAA).
          NCAA PLAYOFF? Swiss-based ISL sent a ten-year, $2.5B
     proposal to establish a national college football playoff to
     "some 500" Division I-A university presidents, ADs, coaches
     and conference commissioners.  It would feature eight teams
     in four BCS games, with the four winners advancing to a
     three-game playoff to determine the national champion.  ISL
     VP/Collegiate Athletics Jim Wheeler, on the proposal: "It's
     really just the BCS extended.  I think it's much more
     palatable to a lot of people" (USA TODAY, 1/25).

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