Updated Feb 15 2:14pm 2006 EST

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BC IS IN GREENLAND … “What is Boston College doing in the ACC? The nearest lodge brother is Maryland, which is a seven-hour drive if you’re lucky. We’re like in Greenland, sitting up here. No more drives to see games at Providence and UConn. No more New York City for the Big East (tournament). We don’t fit.” … Bob Ryan, longtime columnist for The Boston Globe (and BC grad), bemoaning the geographic illogic of BC’s departure to the far distant ACC. … The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC), 2-11-06

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

Alma College sports don’t bring in big bucks ... Despite (because of?) no scholarship money, no shoe deals, no agents and no national TV, the passion and commitment to intercollegiate athletics at the D3 level is impressive. Here’s the rundown on Michigan’s Alma College from Matthew B. Mowery of the Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun. ... posted 2-15-06

Clips Editorial

Hooray for State U ... although partisanship has its limits, devotion to one’s team is about as loyal as loyal can be. ... a Clips editorial ... posted 1-30-06

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Hooray for State U

Hooray for State U ... although partisanship has its limits, devotion to one’s team is about as loyal as loyal can be. ... a Clips editorial ... posted 1-30-06

Black, white, gray . . . . and full color

Black, white, gray . . . . and full color ... Clips Editor Nick Infante writes of innocent boyhoods of the 50s and 60s, color TVs and what’s good and bad about college football / basketball (especially the 3-point shot). ... posted 1-18-06

The consequences of running up the score

The consequences of running up the score ... Clips Editor Nick Infante opines on the after-effects of sports blowouts: the agony (and exultation) of losing (and winning) big. ... posted 12-26-05

Home for Thanksgiving

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

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.

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.