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Monday, December 2, 2002

The IL DAILY HERALD's Ted Cox wrote, "People are already buying ever-larger wide-screen TVs because they get the most out of movies on digital video.  But the thing that will really fuel television's move to HDTV – on both the broadcast and cable networks – is sports" (IL DAILY HERALD).

The ATLANTA CONSTITUTION's Mike Tierney commented on the nationwide trend of trimming local sports telecasts and wrote, "It's the era of the incredible shrinking sports slot on local news," as the segments now get "shoved to the rear and often presented with the haste of a football team running a two-minute drill" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION).

The WASHINGTON POST's Alan Goldenbach writes "With more and more high school students competing for the hundreds of millions of dollars that colleges devote to athletic scholarships every year, a growth industry has sprung up to coach, market and place budding" athletes.  Goldenbach highlights the National Collegiate Scouting Association, which claims that its 304 clients in its '02 class "received an average of $13,500 per school year in grants and scholarships" (WASHINGTON POST).

The K.C. STAR unveils its list of the city's top 25 sports figures: 25-21, 20-16, 15-11, 10-6, 5-1 (K.C. STAR).

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