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Volume 24 No. 112

Collegiate Sports

     A suggestion that the first college football polls should
not be conducted until "midseason at the earliest," first raised
by Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese, is getting some thought.
The American Football Coaches Assoc is weighing the idea, which
could go into effect "as early as next year," according to USA
TODAY.  The AFCA likely will hold a special meeting during its
convention in January to address the issue (Steve Wieberg, USA
TODAY, 10/12).
     ILL WIND BLOWING IN MIAMI?  A report in the MIAMI HERALD
this morning shows the impact of the Hurricanes poor season thus
far on the university's bottom line.  If Miami goes 6-5 or worse,
the school could experience a drop in revenue of more than $6M
(MIAMI HERALD, 10/12).

     East Carolina and NC State have agreed to a four-year series
of football games starting in Fall '96, school officials and the
Charlotte Regional Sports Commission (CRSC) announced Monday.
The agreement calls for the two teams to meet in '96 in
Charlotte, '99 in Raleigh, 2000 in Greenville, and 2004 in
Charlotte.  The '96 and 2004 games will be played in Carolinas
Stadium.  The games will be managed and marketed by Raycom
(CRSC).