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    Was there even one column about the meet? Really bad coverage IMO by the Sun.

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    • #3
      Today's Columbus Dispatch had two short paragraphs (two sentences each) about the Big 10 meet, which was held in Columbus.


      • #4
        Re: SEC coverage in Gainesville paper?

        Originally posted by BillVol
        Was there even one column about the meet? Really bad coverage IMO by the Sun.
        Someone help me here. You have articles and you have columns, right? Article describes the specifics; column is more opinion and observations. Maybe my definitions are wrong, but based on them, the above piece is an article IMO. Yes, there were two or three articles by the Sun, but I didn't see a Pat Dooley column. Not surprising.


        • #5
          Pat Dooley's column today dealt with nine subjects, none of them having anything to do with the SEC meet or the Gator track team.

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          • #6
            The Baton Rouge paper had a half page of coverage, equally divided between Sheldon Mickles' recap and the results. Unfortunately, for the first time that I can remember, there were no pictures. Hopefully, they'll send a photographer to NCAA's the way they always do.


            • #7
              The Eugene Register-Guard, needless to say, had a typically stunning amount of coverage, although I'm thinking there might have been a markedly lowered amount of color photography.

              One relevant note regards coverage they had: there was no reporter in town from any of the other cities involved.


              • #8
                I have to give credit to my local paper, The Advocate, which continues to cover all the major collegiate championship meets after most papers have given up on the sport. Are Eugene and Baton Rouge the only college towns that still have track and field beat writers? Anyway, here are the links to this weekend's coverage of the SEC Championships. Hats off to Sheldon Mickles and The Advocate for recognizing what a truly great sport track and field is and continuing to treat it as such.

                Friday's Coverage

                Saturday's Coverage


                • #9
                  At least the Advocate is still available to online viewers without a subscription. The Eugene Register-Guard, unfortunately, has joined the ranks of newspapers that give you only a limited number of article views (typically 5 per month) before they block the site from your computer. Others in this category include the Boston Globe and the Jamaica Gleaner.

                  Yes, I know, you can get around this by using multiple computers and different browsers. But I use primarily one computer and I've got only one browser on that computer. So I get my Boston news from the Herald, my Jamaica news from the Observer, and my Eugene news from a combination of (the site of Portland's Oregonian), the Daily Emerald (Oregon's school newspaper), and the school's website.