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Sunday, January 23, 2005

speaking too soon

-- The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association has named Steve Carp, the excellent and oft cited Las Vegas Review-Journal basketball reporter, the Nevada Sportswriter of the Year. Having read Carp's pieces for several months now, I can attest to the high quality of his work. Congrats to Carp on a much-deserved honor! Read Steve's latest here.

-- Ben Howland and the UCLA Bruins are back to their old ways, losing three in a row after a fast Pac-10 start. The Daily Breeze's Jim Thomas suggests the recent loss to the struggling Cal Bears marks "the low point of Coach Ben Howland's two years at UCLA" while the Pasadena (CA) Star-News' Kevin Modesti begins work on a new book about Howland, "Half-Season on the Brink." And to think, I -- and several other pundits and bloggers -- had two weeks ago applauded Howland’s success and heralded a new era of Bruin basketball.

-- Vermont has won 10 in a row. Yeaaaargh!

-- Xavier's Sean Miller believes Temple point guard Mardy Collins deserves consideration for All-American honors. If Collins leads the Owls back into the NCAA Tournament, he'll get a good, long look from this blogger.

-- As goes Vince Grier, so go the Minnesota Gophers. Or so writes Rick Alonzo of the St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press.