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Saturday, January 22, 2005

snow day

-- ESPN's new "College GameDay" program will premiere under less than ideal conditions. With weather forecasters predicting a foot of snow in Storrs for the Connecticut-Pittsburgh game, only the Huskies' "second-best rivalry," UConn officials have taken "unprecedented measures" to guarantee the "worldwide leader" a packed house. Athletic director Jeff Hathaway is asking anyone with seats who decides to stay home to donate their tickets to UConn students. Folks unable to attend can give up their seats by emailing or calling (877-288-2666) the school's ticket office.

-- The City of Raleigh, North Carolina has made a bid to host the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference basketball championships beginning in 2006.

-- The University of Hawaii's four losses have been by a combined seven points, and all four have come in the final minute. In other words, the Rainbows are eight points away from an undefeated season.

-- Jay John has been cleared to today coach his Oregon State Beavers against Lute Olson's Wildcats. Let's hope Arizona's attack doesn't cause John stress and send him back to the hospital.

-- Burlington (IA) Hawk Eye reporter and AP voter John Bohnenkamp echoes a thought I had yesterday, "Even when struggling, Illini look like champs." As for the Jayhawks? Not so much.