Morning Jolt: Wednesday, February 17
Forget the Arizona heat outside. USC representatives will face plenty of pressure inside the room with NCAA rules infractions committee members soon. USC's hearing begins Thursday, and experts say what will take place behind the closed doors in a hotel conference room in Tempe, Ariz., will be similar to a court hearing. (Los Angeles Times) Comment
Could NASCAR have helped itself with pothole prevention or a quick fix with cones? If the world's greatest stock car drivers can't negotiate around a pothole, the rest of us don't stand a chance. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was only joking Sunday when he suggested to his crew during one of two lengthy delays in the Daytona 500 that someone should put an orange cone over the hole and let the drivers try to avoid it. (Los Angeles Times) Comment
Lindsey Jacobellis had another disappointing Olympic performance.
Lindsey Vonn is ready to go, despite her injury.
- SI Vault: More Wilt Chamberlain
- 1941 -- Joe Louis defends his heavyweight title with a KO of Guz Dorazio.
- 1967 -- Wilt Chamberlain makes his first of 35 consecutive field goals without a miss.
- 1998 -- The U.S. beats Canada to win the first Olympic gold medal in women's hockey.