TRACK ISN’T BASKETBALL, but every time I watch the three-week thrillfest that is the NCAA’s March hoops climax, I wonder… Read More
From The Editor — April 2007: Would you believe an NCAA meet that’ll be done in time to go have a beer after the meet and it’s not even noon?
FROM THE NCAA GUIDE: “The American people have shown a fondness for sports events that can be completed in the… Read More
From The Editor — February 2007: Sacrilege! Maybe the finishline isn’t the best place to sit and watch a meet?
WHERE’S THE BEST PLACE TO SIT AT A TRACK MEET? I suspect that most of you would say “right on… Read More
WHAT KIND OF TRACK FAN ARE YOU? Founding Editor Cordner Nelson, in a fascinating analysis that originally appeared in our… Read More
WHICH FOUR PERFORMANCES most captured your attention in the now-completed season? For me, I’d have to say, in chronological order… Read More
From The Editor — August 2006: Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to tell where sprinters are relative to each other during a race?
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY if I told you that with a can of spray paint, a tape measure and 10… Read More
From The Editor — July 2006: There’s a simple solution to the logjam that is Nationals scheduling—some events have to go
I’M SURE REGULAR READERS OF THIS COLUMN have noticed that I spend an extensive amount of time talking about meet… Read More
I’M ALMOST AFRAID to tackle this subject, given what an impassioned response—negative response, that is—we have gotten since Bret Bloomquist’s… Read More
WORLD RECORDS. Is there anything more important to track & field than the ultimate level of performance in each event?… Read More
From The Editor — December 2005: The worst year of track is better than the best year of just about any other sport you can name
DESCRIBE THE WORST YEAR OF TRACK & FIELD you have ever seen. If somebody asked me that question, the answer… Read More
From The Editor — November 2005: The final rounds in field events deserve their own private window on big-meet schedules
LAST MONTH’S COLUMN ended with this paragraph: “And if the IAAF is eager to improve field-event presentation, why aren’t specific… Read More
From The Editor — October 2005: there aren’t too many tries in the field events; it’s just that the wrong people are taking too many
IN LAST MONTH’S LETTERS TO THE EDITOR a subscriber chided me for supporting what he perceived as a plan that… Read More
LAST MONTH I BASHED THE NCAA for making it hard on fans to follow the sport because it allows all… Read More
ENOUGH OF THIS RUBIK’S CUBE STUFF! Is there a fan out there that doesn’t want an end to this madness… Read More
From The Editor — June 2005: Only a hard mile relay leg can turn you from Michael Johnson into Michael Jackson
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE MILE RELAY. After all, it’s the event du jour in this issue, in this, the year… Read More
From The Editor — May 2005: he sport has suffered this year from the rash of young collegians going pro early
AND NOW THE (ATHLETIC) SHOE IS ON THE OTHER FOOT. For years I’ve chided people who were big fans of… Read More
From The Editor — February 2005: Meets tend to be unkind towards those who think of the sport as field & track
IF YOU’RE LIKE MOST FANS, YOU LIKE TRACK MORE THAN FIELD. I tend to be of the opposite persuasion, but… Read More
From The Editor — January 2005: Having Craig Masback and Bill Roe set for additional terms at USATF is a big plus for the sport
BASHING CRAIG MASBACK has become a popular Internet exercise in some quarters. And by all accounts there are some inside… Read More
From The Editor — November 2004: The 500lb gorilla on T&FN’s back: how can we remain relevant in today’s Internet world?
TRACK & FIELD NEWS IS AT A CROSSROADS. And we’re not alone in standing at this fork in the freeway:… Read More
I GOT AN E-MAIL MESSAGE from a newspaper writer shortly before the Olympic Trials in which he wanted to talk… Read More