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LOWER THAN LOW … “A snow-covered gnat could hold his head higher than Gary Barnett.” … Jon Saraceno, columnist extraordinaire, from an impassioned commentary on the dismal demise of Colorado’s football coach. … USA Today, 12-13-05

Clips Interview

University of Texas at Tyler Provides Refuge for UNO Basketball Teams ... Clips Editor Nick Infante interviewed Athletic Director and Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Howard Patterson of the University of Texas at Tyler about his school’s kindness in offering safe haven for the University of New Orleans’ men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Guest Commentary

Sports in America 2005: Facing up to global realities … Once again Frank Splitt - thinker, writer, engineer, educator, advocate - provides a thought-provoking perspective on American sports. If you never heard of a “STEM” before, read on.

Clips Editorial

Holier than thou? ... Nick Infante - also known as the “Clips Editorial Board” - floats a series of thoughts on the right and wrong associated with running college athletics programs.

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Holier than thou?

Holier than thou? ... Nick Infante - also known as the “Clips Editorial Board” - floats a series of thoughts on the right and wrong associated with running college athletics programs.

Home for Thanksgiving

Home for Thanksgiving ... Clips Editor Nick Infante recounts a typical return to the Connecticut homestead - with talk of Yale-Harvard and the BC bail.

My Discussion with a DirecTV Serviceman

My Discussion with a DirecTV Serviceman ... Clips Editor Nick Infante makes a bizarre (but strangely effective) analogy between DirecTV / cable TV and have / have-not college football programs.

Shower Musings: silly dot coms

Shower Musings: silly dot coms . . . . Some great thoughts come about in the shower stall. Some goofy thoughts too. Clips editor Nick Infante had some of both during this morning’s shower.

Ode to Leland

ODE TO LELAND ... Clips Editor Nick Infante writes about Ted Leland - a standout leader for 14 years at Stanford’s standout program - who recently announced that he is moving on to other challenges in a top position at the University of the Pacific.

Perception, Reality, Over-commercialization, Native American Dignity (mascot style) and Native American Dignity (casino style)

Perception, Reality, Over-commercialization, Native American Dignity (mascot style) and Native American Dignity (casino style) ... Clips Editor Nick Infante offers his take on perception and reality as regards spin doctors who spend so much time on spin that they sometimes forget about substance.

What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name? ... guest editorialist Mike Presutti provides his take on the NCAA name ban, from a meticulously reasoned, freedom of speech perspective.

This Name is Our Name

This Name is Our Name . . . . Clips Editor Nick Infante weighs in on the festering Native Indian team name / mascot issue, which was further complicated by the NCAA’s bizarre ruling.

The Sometimes Blurred Line Between Fact and Opinion

The Sometimes Blurred Line Between Fact and Opinion . . . . a new feature - The Clips Editorial - will supplement opinion with facts.