Updated Jan 13 11:19am 2006 EST


Today's Quote

MACK WITH TACT … “I’ve been planning this speech for 33 years, but right now I don’t really know what to say.” … Texas coach Mack Brown, to his players in the locker room after the Longhorns’ thrilling victory over Southern Cal at the Rose Bowl. … Sports Illustrated, 1-9-06

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

Geographically Myopic ... Former Lawrence University lineman Mark Rodman takes aim at yet another bias of the esteemed New York Times.

Clips Editorial

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

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Thumbs up for Brand's 1st year in office

NCAA president Myles Brand is getting overall approval ratings after his first year in office.

Perception of paltry compensation for student-athletes

The NCAA makes a half billion dollars per year on TV rights; plus bowl games generate another $184 million. Meanwhile, many student-athletes (the only amateurs in the system) struggle to pay for food, clothing and family emergencies.

Supplemental payment to cover cost-of-attendance?

Proposal would provide $2000 for laundry, phone, travel home and pizzas. But how would schools find $2000 for all scholarship athletes?

Coach unrepentant after 70-point rout