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SETH DAVIS'S: HOOP THOUGHTS

Oct. 17, 2011
Oct. 17, 2011

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Oct. 17, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
JUST WIN, BABY!
MOTOR SPORTS
  • NASCAR has its tightest Chase ever, but with a dominant victory at Kansas Speedway, Jimmie Johnson and the 48 team made it clear that they're again bringing the heat—and with six races remaining in this high-octane fall classic, Mr. Five-Time is gunning for Cup No. 6

MLB PLAYOFFS
  • A funny thing happened while the glamour teams on the coasts were making World Series plans: The postseason was hijacked by the game's middle class, of which one member is poised to become the game's next superpower

  • Nearly a decade after taking over the postseason as a rookie, Francisco Rodriguez is trying to set up another World Series run

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SETH DAVIS'S: HOOP THOUGHTS

Let's be honest: A good old-fashioned coaching feud is great for the game. Last week's sniping between Louisville's Rick Pitino and Kentucky's John Calipari, whose claim that the Wildcats were the only program that mattered in the state started this latest kerfuffle, will generate huge fan interest when the two rivals clash on Dec. 31 in Lexington... . TCU was right to join the Big 12. Going to the Big East—always a bad geographical fit—would have made even less sense after the defections of Pitt and Syracuse to the ACC... . Missouri's hopes for a Big 12 title suffered a blow last week when 6' 8" senior forward Laurence Bowers (11.6 points and a team-best 6.1 boards last year) suffered a season-ending ACL injury. The Tigers will have to rely on senior Ricardo Ratliffe and 6'8" freshman Kadeem Green to pick up the rebounding slack.

This is an article from the Oct. 17, 2011 issue

PHOTOJEFF MOFFETT/ICON SMI (RATLIFFE)