Because you can’t spend all your time reading about Manti Te’o….
–Jim McDannald of Track Focus reports that the Pac-12 is currently blocking Flotrack, Runnerspace and any other outside enterprise from streaming or archiving meets that are hosted by a Pac-12 school. This decision gets even more puzzling when you consider that the Pac-12 may not even broadest these meets themselves. This was the case at last Saturday’s University of Washington Indoor Preview. Because of the large amount of college/professional meets that Pac-12 schools host, this policy would blackout fans from watching several marquee meets that have been previously available for viewing.
The development of propriety conference networks, and the huge amount of money that follows, is often cited as the savior of non-revenue sports. It is interesting that these same networks could play a role in limiting the publicity of their schools and their athletes.
–Mo Farah will run one, and only one, indoor race this season. Meanwhile, training partner Galen Rupp will race for the second time in 2013 at next Saturday’s BU Terrier Invite.
–Tirunesh Dibaba and Matt Centrowitz are the latest entries to the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
–Ken Goe’s Thursday links include a look at the relationship between Oregon’s football and track and field programs.
–Jesse Squire presents his College Notes.
-Our podcast from Wednesday where we discuss Mary Cain, the Boston Marathon field, Andy Murray’s acceleration and much more.
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Tennis player Andy Murray became the latest athlete to have his bipedal locomotion mentioned in the same sentence as Usain Bolt. In this occasion it was Murray’s trainer, Jez Green, comparing his pupil’s acceleration to the fastest man on earth.
He’s been clocked at moving at 10 metres per second over very short intervals, maybe even as short as a single step, which is as fast as Usain Bolt. I’m not saying that he is that fast over 100 metres but he has great acceleration when he is chasing down a drop shot.
It appears that neither Murray nor Green is aware of the Curse of Bolt, otherwise they would have steered clear, especially right before the Australian Open. Green also said that Murray could run a 400 in 53 seconds, which doesn’t seem too unreasonable.
Jesse Squire previews the weekend’s best matchups. There are lots of them.
Dan Rather Reports profiles the Kenyan Scholar Athlete Program.
Toni Reavis reflects on a conversation he had with the retiring Felix Limo.
The Bowerman released their women’s preseason watch list.