Big Weekend Of NCAA Action *'Tis The Night Before Pre-Nats (and it's snowing in PA) Results Saturday *Chile Pepper Festival Results Sat. Afternoon
Virginia Men And Emil Heineking Defend Turf, Take Down Syracuse Heineking won by 20 seconds over the talented field at "Panorama Farms."
Penn State National Cancelled! (LRC Boards) Half a foot of snow in mid October was apparently too much, as message board posters wonder if former Nittany Lion coach Harry Groves would have cancelled the meet. Some teams headed to nearby Lock Haven University to race instead.
*Penn State/Lock Haven Women's Results
*Rojo's Cornell XC Wins At Lock Haven
LetsRun.com Pre-NCAA Polls The LRC voters aren't buying into Stanford at #1, as they chose Oklahoma State men and Washington women as the top teams in the country heading into a big weekend of action.
Pre-Nats: *Team Race Assignments
*National D1 Rankings
*The women's races will have individual favorite Jenny Barringer in the Blue and team favorite Washington in the White.
*Both men's races will have big teams battling up front. In the Blue race, Oregon, NAU and Alabama will square off. In the White race, NCAA #1 Stanford will defend their ranking against strong teams from BYU, Portland and Colorado. Overall, 8 of the top 9 teams in the NCAA rankings will be in Terre Haute, with the big exception being NCAA favorite Oklahoma State. Oh - and did we forget to mention the guy on the left?
LRC Boards: *Will German race at the Chile Pepper Invite?
*Badgers And Pre Nats
*By how much will Buffalo Jenny Barringer crush the competition at NCAAs?
The #4 Cowboys will join ranked Oklahoma and Arkansas at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville. According to their website and Dave Smith, Ok St. will run the full squad for the 1st time this year, including Mr. German Fernandez and Ryan Vail.
Society And Sport
- We Applaud: IAAF Head Lamine Diack Joins Campaign For Climate Conscious Decisions We are all for sporting events being "green" and not producing unnecessary waste.
- Scam Artist Rips Off His Successful Father First Then New York Road Runners In Multi-Million Land Purchase NY Times The multi-million or billion dollar scammers must be totally insane to think their plans are a good long term idea.
- We Hadn't Thought About This: Some Title IX Bureaucrats Refuse To Count Cheerleaders And Dancers In The Title IX Tally USA Today debate. What would happen if Title IX were ended today? Would universities on average fund fewer female sports teams? We don't know the answers but do know a lot of bureaucrats would be out of work. In Europe, they don't even have university athletic teams (clubs rule instead) and here we're constantly fighting about college sports issues like Title IX.
Recommended Watch: News Video On Admitted Drug Cheat Liza Hunter-Galvan, Who Was Busted After Injecting Herself With EPO Many people (including LRC message board posters) have suspected Texas-based Kiwi Liza Hunter-Galvan of cheating for a long time before she tested positive for
EPO this year. Now admittedly a cheater (after initially lying), some big names in athletics say it's not fair to throw her under the
bus. See what running legend Peter Snell has to say near the end and also tell us if you believe a word of what Hunter-Galvan says or if she seems like a carbon copy of Marion Jones, aka "the best liar in the business."