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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On Saturday, we posted our interview with Adharanand Finn, the author of Running with the Kenyans. If you haven’t yet listened, please do, especially if you are interested in what makes the Kenyans so dominant. We will post our recap podcast for the Doha Diamond League, NCAA conference championships and much more tomorrow.
All of the results from the NCAA conference championships can be found here.
More in-depth conference recaps on the Big 12, SEC and the Pac 12.
Jesse Squires analyzes the attendance from the NCAA conference championships.
Ashton Eaton hurdles over a model. A model wearing a $4,490 dress nonetheless.
Dan Rubenstein and Matt Ufford of SB Nation highlight the best fails in track and field. Gabriela Szabo getting lit up on the long jump runway still makes me cringe.
ESPN’s Outside the Lines profiles University of Alaska-Anchorage runner Marko Cheseto and his tale of survival in the Alaskan wilderness.
Lashinda Demus: “we know that we are competing in a dying sport.”
Nike’s new speed suits feature “golf ball-inspired dimples” and claim to reduce times by .023 seconds over 100 meters. By my math, that can be extrapolated out to 2.3 seconds for the 10,000 so look for skinny distance runners to start sporting the dimples.
Asafa Powell does what he normally does after he loses a race. Also, Justin Gatlin calls Powell, “just a runner.”
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Tagged Adharanand Finn, asafa powell, ashton eaton, Big 12, Dan Rubenstein, doha diamond league, Gabriela Szabo, jesse squire, justin Gatlin, lashinda demus, Marko Cheseto, Matt Ufford, nike, Outside the Lines, Pac 12, SB Nation, SEC, University of Alaska-Anchorage