Posts Tagged ‘Pete Carroll’

Football team ‘night out,’ a pre-game ritual that costs colleges

October 27, 2009

College football coaches can sure be selfish, at times. And misguided.

The recent Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics reveals that spending at many college sports programs is out of control. A group that represents athletic directors will present some cost-cutting measures to the NCAA in the next few weeks.

Among the cost-cutting measures – Asking schools to eliminate housing teams off-campus before home games, a practice where teams check into a local hotel. Some football coaches are opposed to this cost-cutting measure, believing the hotel minimizes distractions for players who, presumably, can’t stay out of trouble.

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Here’s how to write a notes package

September 10, 2008

The Daily Trojan offers both breaking news and fun tidbits in its football notes package about a pivotal football game set for Saturday. Josh Jovanelly observed that two Southern Cal defensive players sat out practice Tuesday. Linebacker Brian Cushing, a Butkus Award candidate, hurt his hip, and Kyle Moore has back spasms. Meanwhile, Ohio State cleared running back Chris ‘Beanie’ Wells to play. Jovanelly puts the injuries into perspective, offers updates on other previously hurt players at both Southern Cal and Ohio State, and describes how USC used more experienced players to simulate Ohio State’s offense. Plus, the writer included a note about Pete Carroll’s one-year stint as an assistant coach for the Buckeyes that includes a reminiscence about Woody Hayes. This, folks, is how to write a notes package.

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