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FACES IN THE CROWD

March 09, 2015
March 09, 2015

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March 9, 2015

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  • College basketball is facing a crisis. The combination of physical play and a plodding pace has created a game that stinks to watch. The solution? Changes to the rules—and to the committee that makes them

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  • Boasting about his sexual encounters, Wilt Chamberlain said there would never be any "little Wilties." That may not have been true, as adoptee Aaron Levi found in his quest to locate his biological parents

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FACES IN THE CROWD

Edited By Alexandra Fenwick

Jacqueline Pollard | Alta, Utah | Free Skiing

This is an article from the March 9, 2015 issue Original Layout

Jacqueline, a senior at Waterford High in Sandy and a member of the Alta/Snowbird Freeride team, won the girls' division at the Freeride Junior World Championships in Grandvalira, Andorra. She scored 82.25 points to defeat a field of 12 skiers from seven countries, including defending champ Illona Carlod of France.

Dylan Missry | Holbrook, N.Y. | Volleyball

Dylan, a 6'4" senior outside hitter at Sachem High North, had 36 kills in the Class A state final, a 3--1 victory over Rochester's McQuaid Jesuit High. Last month he led the Long Island Volleyball Club to first at the Chicago Boys' Winter Championships and at the Nittany Ninvitational, and to second at the SCVA Junior Boys' Invitational. Dylan will play at UCLA.

McKenna Newsum-Schoenberg | Centennial, Colo. | Swimming

Newsum-Schoenberg, a senior at Emory, won the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:54.47) and set a University Athletic Association record in the 500 free (4:52.13). She set another conference mark in the 200 fly prelims (2:01.52), then placed third in the finals, helping the Eagles win a 17th straight UAA title. She was named the league's swimmer of the year.

J'den Cox | Columbia, Mo. | Wrestling

Cox, a sophomore at Missouri and the defending national champ at 197 pounds, defeated Nathan Burak 4--3 to clinch an 18--12 victory over No. 1 Iowa and the National Duals Finals championship. The dual-meet win was an NCAA-leading 50th straight for Cox, who finished the regular season with a 30--0 record for the 24--0 Tigers.

Megan Gustafson | Port Wing, Wis. | Basketball

Megan, a 6'3" senior forward at South Shore High, scored 46 points in an 81--45 win over Chequamegon High to become the state's alltime leader with 2,917 points, surpassing the mark of 2,881 set in 2004. She led the state with 40.6 points and 19.0 rebounds per game at week's end and had run her scoring total to 3,118. Megan will play at Iowa.

James Wreh II | Cambridge, Mass. | Indoor Track

Kcaysha Medas-King | Queens, N.Y. | Indoor Track

James, a third-grader at St. Peter School, won the boys' 55-meter dash in 8.11 seconds at the 108th NYRR Millrose Games in New York City; Kcaysha, a third-grader at P.S. 220 Edward Mandel School, won the girls' race in 8.48.

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THEY SAID IT

"I can feel sorry for him because he's so stupid. But I can't really feel very sorry for him."

Former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent

on Alex Rodriguez, who returned to Yankees camp after serving a record 162-game ban for PED-related offenses.

PHOTOBRIAN BLANCO/GETTY IMAGES (RODRIGUEZ)PHOTOTOM POLLARD (POLLARD)PHOTOCHRIS R. VACCARO (MISSRY)PHOTOEMORY ATHLETICS (NEWSUM-SCHOENBERG)PHOTOBEN WALTON/MIZZOU ATHLETICS (COX)PHOTOMARY RASCH PHOTOGRAPHY (GUSTAFSON)TWO PHOTOSKARTHIK ADIMULA/ARMORY TRACK (WREH, MEDAS-KING)