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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Here's What's Wrong With College Track

1) Regular-season meets are even more pointless than regular-season basketball. The all-day affairs rarely have team scoring to tie the races together into a meaningful unit, and those races are more geared towards being time trials than competitions.

2) And when a couple of top-level universities DO dust off the dual-meet format and throw the above out the window, no one lifts a finger to promote it. Ohio State and Michigan will face off in dual meets, both indoors and out, over each of the next three years. The first one will be in Ann Arbor next Saturday. Betcha can't find out when it's supposed to start, though. Between both schools' websites together, that info is available in ONE place.

I plan on being there. I'm sure there will be plenty of parking space and I can get right up by the finish line.

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