Track & Field at the Crossroads

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out With the upcoming NCAA Track & Field Championships – and with the utter failure of the preliminary rounds as spectator events — those who oversee the events ponder what to do to generate more spectator interest, and, presumably, therefore more dollars. But maybe efforts to promote track & field should be made with something besides dollars in mind. …

Three-and-Out Tax Could Promote Academics

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Mike Merrell”s Three-and-Out That we seem to place highest value on being entertained is not the most flattering observation that could be made about our society. Unfortunately, it’s true. Who makes more money — the brain surgeon or the rock star? The university president or the NFL left tackle? The school teacher or the movie star? The guy cruising the …

Football is King, But…

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In which sport has the University of Oregon won four consecutive national championships, and is favored to win its fifth this year? If you answered Acrobatics and Tumbling, you are correct! Competing under the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association, or NCATA, which is the national governing body for the sport on NCAA campuses, the Ducks have dominated the relatively …