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Thursday, January 27, 2005

cover me

-- Ahead of tonight's Arizona-Washington throw-down, Tim Korte of the AP profiles Lorenzo Romar. From St. Louis to stardom. Corky Simpson takes a different route, tracing the evolution of Arizona's McKale Center. His second paragraph is a gem.

Once upon a time students carried books into McKale Center because it was so quiet - during games - they could concentrate on their studies.

Game previewed here. Greg Hansen of the Arizona Daily Star also goes back in time here.

-- Maryland beat Duke. And there was (too) much rejoicing. Even at Duke, where students were arrested for paying homage to the Will Ferrell movie "Old School." Police found more than 200 Blue Devils in a fraternity house basement with an inflatable pool, a bounty of baby oil and bikini-clad collegiates.

-- The Boston Herald gets letters! Affirming the lack of Beantown interest in the undefeated Boston College Eagles.

I just wanted to thank you for your continued support of BC basketball.

It's a fine sports section that doesn't overlook college athletics, despite spectacular pro sports. I had hoped that NESN would feel the same way, especially considering the season that BC's having, however they've decided not to air the upcoming BC vs. PC game.

Like you always do, could you please write a detailed story about the game as I won't be able to see it?

Jake Yost

-- The Western Athletic Conference has all but signed a contract with ESPN for next season. Expect to see your less than favorite west coast conference teams (pun intended) as part of ESPN's "Big Monday."

-- Raising Oklahoma: The Sooners' success has led ESPN2 to pick up two more of their games for national broadcast.