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  • Dick Vitale attempts (and mostly fails) to rest his voice

     
    The main element of my Friday newspaper column recounts my night hanging out with Dick Vitale at the Garden Tuesday. I hadn't talked to Dick at length since the early 1990s, and he hasn't slowed down much if at all......
  • Bob Knight, Billy Packer to talk tourney . . . from Vegas!

     
    Billy Packer said when he stepped down as CBS' lead college hoops analyst that he had other projects in the works. He announced one of them Monday, a program that will feature him and Bob Knight analyzing the NCAA Tournament......
  • Clark Kellogg replaces Billy Packer on Final Four team

     
    My Tuesday newspaper column concerns Clark Kellogg, the first Final Four analyst other than Billy Packer since most of you can remember. Kellogg reveals that as of last week, he hadn't spoken to Packer since getting the job last summer,......
  • Billy Packer eliminated from NCAAs, but still on TV

     
    For the first time since the second Nixon Administration, the NCAA Tournament will proceed this month without Billy Packer calling games. The former NBC and CBS analyst left the latter last summer, in a move that had been in the......
  • Indiana State vs. Michigan State top-rated game ever

     
    The highest-rated basketball game ever - college or pro - was played 30 years ago next Thursday. The Michigan State-Indiana State NCAA final on NBC attracted 24.1 percent of U.S. households, almost double what last year's Kansas-Memphis game averaged........
  • Bob Knight enjoys watching NCAAs in Las Vegas

     
    Bob Knight talks to the Las Vegas Sun about the excitement of watching the NCAA Tournament will all of those wholesome "basketball fans" enjoying the action in Vegas, where he has been appearing on Billy Packer's "Survive and Advance" series.......
  • Canadians win skating title, Floridians win dancing title

     
    Congratulations to NEXXICE of Canada for winning the world synchronized skating championship in Zagreb and ending a long Scandinavian stranglehold on the title. And a laurel and hearty handshake to the Miami Heat on its fourth consecutive NBA Dance......
  • Fantasy Sports Ventures expands reach with ACC, SEC college sites

     
    Founded in 2006 to serve as the business backbone for a wide range of fantasy sports Web sites, Fantasy Sports Ventures is continuing to expand its footprint. The New York company that handles the marketing and advertising sales for some......
  • Ten Years Gone...

    Ten Years Gone...
    A decade ago I spent New Years Eve 1999 sitting in a hotel bar in Tampa, Florida, waiting for Y2K to happen. Anything the ...lights to go out, the missles to launch...something. But nothing went down. My decade starts with disappointment. Will the whole...