Transsexuals in the Olympics. : If the designer steroid thing doesn't work out...
Notre Dame to the ACC? : Or maybe the Big 10? Apparently the Irish are getting a little worried about dance partners.
More Friday Fun.: Anyone care to run a marathon? Or would you rather be a duck?
Maurice Clarett to Grambling?: Why not straight to the league? (By way of a federal courthouse, that is.) Why not Youngstown State? Any of you Ohio SpoFiers have any idea what's going on with this kid?
Economist Andrew Zimbalist thinks NCAA schools should be taxed. He lambasted the NCAA several years ago in his book, "Unpaid Professionals: Commercialism and Conflict in Big-Time College Sports" (anyone read it? Here's interesting column written by Zimbalist as well) with the recent ACC/Miami merger his idea's seem more relevant than ever.
The next Marion Jones?: I realize track and field won't be on anyone's radar for another year, but here's a sneak preview of an athlete poised to be the darling of the Oly trials and hopefully the Games as well.
Spring is the time when a young man's fancy turns to...Football! (The NFL Draft specifically.) The Bengals seem to have focused on Carson Palmer. They should probably read this first. Who are your top five picks? Who's your sleeper and who's your bust? Ever wonder how teams evaluate draft-day trades? Read this.
Okay, so this was inevitable. Where's Martha Burk when you need her?
Colorado State's Sonny Lubick says,: "From our standpoint, if the NCAA took football scholarship limits down to 75, it would be better. If we could get it down 10 more scholarships, it would help us at CSU. If scholarship limits were reduced even more, it would put us all on even terms. If you gave Nebraska the first 18 players to recruit in this region every year, and Colorado State the next 18 players, there wouldn't be that much difference between us."
Generally, Lubick has always seemed to me a straight-shooter who managed to do a lot with a little, but I can't help wondering what he'd be saying if he actually coached at Nebraska, or Miami, or Florida.