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.
-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.