Well This Is Interesting…

First, a Q&A I did with Tom Yeager for Virginia Sports Now.

Second, over the weekend I got an email from Dustin Dopirak, JMU beatnick at Harrisonburg’s DNR. Dopirak is headed to Bloomington to cover Indiana football and basketball.

I note this because Dopirak was good at his job, and importantly knew what he was talking about when it came to CAA basketball.We wish him the best.

His replacement is a guy named Mark Selig. Get to know the name, and the jokes about his surname are beneath us.

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Then, there is this bubbling up. The SEC–the conference not the money grubb…wait, I need something to actually differentiate the two…the sports-playing collegiate entity–is putting into play some very harsh restrictions on newspapers.

Among them: No use by newspapers of video and audio game highlights on their Web sites; Time-limited restrictions on use of post-game and pre-game video and audio; No blogging on newspaper Web sites of game events during games.

Now this is very interesting for a number of reasons.

Thought number one: the conference and its universities know they can do just as good a job distributing their asset as the newspapers, and their plan is to do it themselves and they are therefore limiting their competition.

Thought number two: I can’t think of any other logical reason for this, other than thought #1.

Here’s the biggest statement I’ve written in two years: you will find out tomorrow why this is particularly interesting to me, and to you.

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~ by mglitos on August 24, 2009.

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