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    Doesn’t he also coach a woman who closed a 10k...

    Doesn’t he also coach a woman
    who closed a 10k in 3:59?
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    That’s me quoted above. To be clear, Wottle is in...

    That’s me quoted above. To be clear, Wottle is in the BG Hall of Fame. This is an extra accolade that he has not been given.

    Upon further research, this “Cast of Honor” is athletes whose jersey...
  3. Thread: Des Moines

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    Those aren't terribly out of line with typical...

    Those aren't terribly out of line with typical USATF Championships, but a bit below average.

    The problem is that almost no one in track and field is particularly invested in fan interest. Here's...
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    Is it? I haven’t seen any attendance numbers. I...

    Is it? I haven’t seen any attendance numbers. I know what I see on USATF.tv but appearances can be deceiving.
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    Oh, I know. No one knows how far 5k is. Tell a...

    Oh, I know. No one knows how far 5k is. Tell a recreational runner that men run under 13:00 and they won't give you a shocked face because they never run 5k...

    Tangential story: I keep a mental...
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    This was true when the dominant lifestyle was...

    This was true when the dominant lifestyle was blue-collar or manufacturing work. Now it doesn't matter whether it's metric or imperial since such a smaller portion of the population has employment...
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    The world feed was available for the first hour...

    The world feed was available for the first hour on Saturday, but either IMG didn't sell it to NBC (seems unlikely) or NBC didn't buy it. I would suggest all of us sending an email to...
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    My interest in baseball declined once Ernie...

    My interest in baseball declined once Ernie Harwell no longer announced Tigers games.

    One factor not mentioned is ticket price. For some teams (at the top of the standings) the average is over...
  9. Thread: 2019 Bowerman

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    I'm not sure how many finalists there have been...

    I'm not sure how many finalists there have been who didn't win the NCAA outdoor. Tina Sutej is the only other one I'm aware of. IMHO, Nilsen had a better overall season than Duplantis.
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    My data is 3 years old so it may not be 100%...

    My data is 3 years old so it may not be 100% accurate, but Stanford is #2 in most varsity sports behind only Harvard. The only other Power 5 institutions in the top 25 are Ohio State, Cal, and...
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    I liked that format too. I have read accusations...

    I liked that format too. I have read accusations lobbed at certain influential coaches that our current setup was a “poison pill” intended to eliminate regionals alltogether but had the unintended...
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    A coach I knew had a cartoon showing three...

    A coach I knew had a cartoon showing three officials, one with measuring tape, one with clipboard, and the third sprawled on the ground with a jav sticking out of him. The one with the tape asked “so...
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    Houston won the men’s 4x400 at both Penn and...

    Houston won the men’s 4x400 at both Penn and Drake today.
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    Yes, and the travel took its toll. They ran 16:19...

    Yes, and the travel took its toll. They ran 16:19 at Drake and 16:45 for second at Penn. Villanova won with 16:31 and BG was never in contention—but Jumbo Elliot was no dummy and he led of with...
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    Houston swept the 4x400 at both Penn and Drake....

    Houston swept the 4x400 at both Penn and Drake. Again, has this ever been previously accomplished in any relay?
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    Penn/Drake double?

    Has any team ever won the same relay in the same year at both Penn and Drake?

    I ask because Houston was the top 4x100 qualifier at Penn today and their B-team was the 3rd qualifier at Drake.
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    Years ago when USA Basketball had problems with substandard international performance, they decided to hire coaches based on a number of criteria. If I understand it correctly the biggest ones were...
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    I am taking my first trip to France this June....

    I am taking my first trip to France this June. Sent a text to my wife this afternoon: “Well, our to-do list just got a little shorter.”
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    My mother has worked elections for 58 straight...

    My mother has worked elections for 58 straight years, all in the same precinct.
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    When are we going to get a director’s cut of...

    When are we going to get a director’s cut of Porklips Now?
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt93DVyjSZE
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    NCAA always has and always will outdraw the USAs,...

    NCAA always has and always will outdraw the USAs, because it’s more interesting.
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    Harvard sponsors the most varsity sports. Seven...

    Harvard sponsors the most varsity sports. Seven of the top 11 are Ivy League institutions. Only five P5 universities rank near the top.
    http://www.scholarshipstats.com/varsity-sports.htm
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    Oldest at first sub-4:00?

    Who in history was the oldest when they first broke 4:00?

    I was asked this earlier today and I thought it would be fairly easy to extract data from alltime-athletics.com to answer the question....
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    Track size designation in old TFN/TN

    I'm looking through some long ago issues from the indoor season and track sizes are designated by "a", "b", "c", and so forth. Can anyone enlighten me as to which is what?
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    Detroit: Gordy Howe Ty Cobb Barry Sanders...

    Detroit:

    Gordy Howe
    Ty Cobb
    Barry Sanders
    Isiah Thomas

    Howe lived out the last days of his life barely a mile from my house but I didn't know it until after his death.
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