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10/22/01
It's OK to cheer again

P oor Barry Bonds. He breaks the single-season home run record, and it hardly registers a blip on the screen. What a difference from the coast-to-coast euphoria that greeted Mark McGwire three years ago. He wasn't just the big sports story, he was ...

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10/22/01
Football Saturdays last all week

T o the eternal question of "What's on TV tonight?" there's a consistent answer, at least during these fall months. It's that clash of beefy scholars that goes by the name of college football. College football isn't on every night, but it's beginnin ...

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10/22/01
College athletes are exploited

M ichigan State's fabulous Flintstones — Mateen Cleaves, Charlie Bell, Morris Peterson and Antonio Smith — are the human interest part of this story. The four young black men from Flint, Mich. — the city made famous by Michael Moor ...

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10/15/01
Students are consumers, too

W hen you think "college sports marketing," what does it mean? Is it a marketer using college sports to reach consumers? Or does it mean the marketer uses sports to reach college students? I believe it can mean both, but you had better know who your target ...

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10/15/01
Healthy sports economy vital

D o you buy into the concept that sport business is a major structural girder of American society? And not just the winning and losing part. Playing cards would do that. No, I'm talking about the businesses that live off the entertainment, physical compet ...

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10/15/01
Scottsdale arena saga continues

T he term "clean and lien" is unfamiliar to most people, but last month it was a welcome addition to the vocabulary of those frequenting the intersection of Scottsdale and McDowell roads in Scottsdale, Ariz. That city's directive, ordering the prope ...

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10/08/01
How big is too big for college sports?

I s college sports big business? For most readers of this publication, that's too easy a question. So here's a two-parter for you: How big is college sports, and is it growing? The reason I ask is because I was wandering around the Unive ...

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10/08/01
Breeders’ at Belmont a symbol

The recent attack on the World Trade Center set off a two-tiered debate within the racing industry. The first debate centered on when individual tracks should restart normal operations. In New York, both the New York Racing Association and Meadowlands have ...

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10/08/01
It's child's play, again, for MJ

S ome years ago, I was in Las Vegas covering a boxing match, and staying in a hotel off that city's Strip. The morning before the fight, leaving on my reporting rounds, I passed a tennis court where Sugar Ray Leonard, who'd just retired from boxing ...

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