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Sunday, January 23, 2005

are you ready for some football?

-- Why wasn't Southern Illinois University-Wichita State televised? Because the Missouri Valley Conference in October decided Evansville-Indiana State would be the featured matchup for broadcast on January 22nd. A wise decision? No. But an understandable (if unfortunate) one? Yes.

-- Raising Oklahoma. After last night defeating Texas, the Sooners are poised for a return to the Top 15. Kevin Bookout, Taj Gray and Drew Lavender are once again raising Kelvin Sampson's profile after a couple tough years at OU. I'm already looking forward to the Sooners' "Big Monday" game against Oklahoma State.

-- Ken Tysiac of the Charlotte (NC) Observer suggests Coach K is doing more with less at Duke. I must admit to being more than amazed at the Blue Devils' success in 2004-2005. But continue to believe a lack of depth will cost them dearly in the NCAA Tournament.

-- Don't look now, but Old Dominion (16-2, 6-0) has won five in a row and taken a two-game lead in the Colonial Athletic Association. How has former Montana coach Blaine Taylor built ODU into a CAA power? By recruiting internationally.

-- Good News: Rashad Anderson still has confidence in his shot. Bad News: I don't. Where have Anderson and Denham Brown gone this season?