If you're one of the Texas Swimming "regulars", you're (over) qualified to judge the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest.
This year's "winning" entries are here.
Greg Homer took the "top" spot in the Vile Puns category:
An article in the Seattle Times points out what we already know about athletic department finances. Read the article (and 70+ comments) here.
Washington athletic director Scott Woodward says he has always pointed out the tuition waivers when asked and doesn't think it invalidates Washington's larger claim — that it doesn't receive any funding from the general university budget or general taxes for its athletic department. He also says "we didn't ask for" the tuition waivers but because they are available, will take them to allow the school to field more women's sports. WSU led the fight for the tuition waivers, saying at the time it needed some financial relief to comply with the mandate to equally fund athletic programs for both men and women.
Washington cited the self-sufficiency of the athletic department in its news release announcing the elimination of the men's and women's swimming programs, saying that expenses needed to be cut to allow the department to remain able to pay all of its own bills. Actual operating expenses at UW for 2007-08 were $60.6 million, operating revenues $64 million.
First posted about this back in March. Seems they want to make Double Dutch a sport. Maybe the NCAA can add that to their list of emerging sports. I'm not too keen on most of them, but I'd support a combination or two. How about Synchronized Equestrian? Maybe Double Dutch Archery?
Whoa! I'm going off on one of those rare tangents. Must focus.
Seems Tes Siarnacki and friends are forcing their values on young people in New York City. I know - it's hard to imagine that kind of thing happening anywhere in our country, let alone N.Y.C., right? Read more in a New York Times article here.
Tes Siarnacki, a recess coordinator at a school in East Boston, regularly encourages older girls to referee boy-dominated soccer games, and assigns older boys to monitor double Dutch jump rope, which is played mostly by girls.
NISCA is no longer accepting applications for swimming All-America rankings. View applications already processed here.
Father's Day Then/Now pics:
Anonymous is reporting that Mary Beck is transferring to A&M.
A cool time-waster is here!