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Small ball returns to the college game

As the NCAA baseball tournament approaches, changes in bats have been followed by reductions in homers and ERA.As the NCAA baseball tournament approaches, changes in bats have been followed by reductions in homers and ERA. [L.A. Times]

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Jim Tressel Is The Symptom, Not The Disease

I don’t mean to interrupt the national barbecuing of Jim Tressel, which I’m enjoying as much as the next guy, but there are three kinds of hypocrisy in play here, and at this point it’s hard not to see Tressel’s as the least of the bunch, and almost noble in its own weird way. More » […]

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Steve Johnson wins NCAA men’s singles championship in tennis

Johnson defeats Tennessee’s Rhyne Williams, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, to become the Trojans’ first singles champion since 1996. Last week, Johnson helped USC to its third consecutive NCAA team title.Johnson defeats Tennessee’s Rhyne Williams, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, to become the Trojans’ first singles champion since 1996. Last week, Johnson helped USC to its third consecutive NCAA […]

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USC looks to future as NCAA turns down appeal of penalties

Leader of new Pacific 12 Conference calls for consistency in NCAA rulings. Football Coach Lane Kiffin says USC ‘will continue to execute the plan we have in place.’The NCAA decision rejecting USC’s appeal means penalties imposed against the school’s football program, including a two-year bowl ban. [L.A. Times]

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