September 2011 Archives
From their hometown of Camas, Wash., read the feature on Brent Richards, Quinton Beasley and Drew White.
Hope Solo breezed through Week 1 of "Dancing With The Stars," thanks to flawless execution of a Viennese waltz that earned the former Huskies GK 21 points. Of course, there might be no bigger supporters for Solo than the members of the Husky women's soccer team, who put together a cool - and hilarious - video with help from their student-athlete friends on the football team. Be sure to check it out below.
Check out the video taken by UW softball on its 2011 fall trip to Central Washington and Idaho.
Each week the Pac-12 will catch up with student-athletes from around the conference. We'll ask them some questions and see what fun facts come up.
Starring in this week's edition: Sam Brenner (Utah, football), Karissa Cook (Stanford, volleyball), Kari Davidson (Washington, soccer), Alex Eckerson (Oregon State, soccer) and Matt Petersen (California, cross country).
View their answers here: http://www.pac-12.org/CrossCountry/Tabid/1451/Article/137102/Pac-12-Pop-Quiz-September-23.aspx.
The Huskies participated in the SMU Classic last weekend and the All-Tournament Team has been named. For the Huskies, Dylan Tucker-Gangnes and Jake Hustedt were named to the team. Also on the list were Noah Cohen and Nick Pappas from Dartmouth, Arthur Ivo and Juan Castillo from SMU, and Matt Boullt and Omar Mata from Tulsa. Two players from each team were chosen because the last game of the weekend, Washington versus host SMU, was cancelled due to lightening. In their first and only game of the tournament, Washington defeated Tulsa 1-0, and Tucker-Gangnes made significant contributions to help the team come away with the win. Hustedt assisted the game-winning goal, his third assist of the year, a team-high. He also had three shots in the game, second most for UW.
At the end of the walk-through, Sarkisian gathered his troops at midfield and told then, "we're all we've got," meaning the Huskies need to play for each other tomorrow in a sea of red.
Once back at the hotel, the Huskies went through position meetings and then gathered as a group with Coach Sark. These kinds of speeches tend to get inspiring, often carrying the team through the next day.
Highlight of the walk-through? Going through the tunnel and seeing the red 1991 plaque. Nebraska went 9-2-1 that year, but was collared with a 36-21 loss to the Huskies in Lincoln. Lots of players made sure to snap iPhone pictures of that one.
I could hear the waves before I could see them. Miles and miles of water crashing on the shore. 6:30am and no one else around. Shut off the music, take off the headphones, and just listen. Run, look and listen. Was I at work or on vacation? The distinction became very blurred at times (See sand castle making).
I learned 3 things this past week while in Seabrook, Washington at Cross Country camp:
1) Kite flying on the beach makes for an excellent rehab exercises: foot strengthening in the sand, change in direction, acceleration and deceleration, reaction, etc. This does depend on your kite flying skills. As I spent most of my time untangling the line and dragging the kite along the ground, there was not much long distance or lengthened exercise involved.
2) Brush your teeth right when you get up rather than waiting until after breakfast. This is because you want to wait at least 30 minutes to brush your teeth after you eat as brushing the food that is stuck between your teeth places extra stress on your gums. What does this have to do with Seabrook? Nothing. Except that I learned it while I was there. Thanks Dr. Oz.
3) Running is addictive. I ran 21 miles last week, and now I want more.
3 questions I still have to answer:
1) How much of a post-exercise recovery benefit is standing in the ocean up to your calves with waves intermittently hitting the rest of your lower body when compared at actual ice bath?
2) How long does it take to run around the world's largest spruce tree? No. Wait. Coach Metcalf already answered that one: 36 seconds.
3) If you're lost in the forest and you see a couple of men with machetes, do you ask for directions?
Who doesn't love chili? There are enough different varieties to suit anyone's needs. In addition, it becomes an easy vehicle for delivering a wide variety of healthy foods you may not otherwise find appetizing (think kale and zucchini). This recipe seems to have it all and is incredibly delicious. Feel free to make your own modifications. Of course, as usual, I have done so.
Substituting ground turkey for beef is growing in popularity. It often goes on sale, so stock up and freeze directly in the package. Extra-lean is also another option versus the typical lean cut, but it does tend to be drier. While likely not noticeable in chili, turkey burgers will be more susceptible. Be sure to look for ground turkey breast meat as who knows what other things regular ground turkey may contain.
Beans in this recipe offer more protein and fiber. Kale is a nutrient powerhouse (high in fiber, Vitamins A, C and K, as well as a good source of Vitamin B6, magnesium, calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, phosphorous and iron) but its difficult texture and bitterness make it a challenge. Interestingly, kale also interferes with anticoagulant drugs due to its high Vitamin K content and blocks calcium absorption. While you can have some success with the right salad recipe, throwing it in the chili allows it to blend into its surroundings, making it practically unnoticeable. And for kale, that isn't such a bad thing.
This recipe can also be made in the slow cooker if you brown the turkey first, and then cook on low for 8-10 hours. Simmering for an extended period on the of time on the stove beyond the suggested 20 minutes will also enhance the flavor.
Turkey Chili with Cashews and Kale
Adapted from The Healthiest Meals on Earth
In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat and then add the onion and garlic. Cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add turkey and cook until brown (will be a lot lighter than browned ground beef), about 5 to 6 minutes.
Stir in the spices and salt and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the broth (add more later if too thick) and beer, followed by the tomato paste. Finally, add the beans, tomatoes, bell pepper, zucchini/squash/potato, kale and carrot.
Bring to a simmer and then reduce heat to low (maintaining a simmer), cover, and cook for at least 20 minutes (or 2 hours), stirring occasionally.
Add the cashews and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Finish will cilantro and lime juice.
Unfortunately, there was no opportunity to take pictures of the final product. It was gone too fast.
Overcast skies greeted the Huskies when they awoke at their hotel in Lincoln, Neb. Thankfully we haven't heard any quips (yet) about whether we brought the weather with us.
On the agenda is breakfast and meetings. We decided to poke around the web to see what the national pundits are saying about the matchup at Memorial Stadium this weekend (Sat. 12:30 p.m. PST, ABC/ESPN). Needless to say, we feel the Huskies have the talent to prove some people wrong this weekend.
Stewart Mandel, Sports Illustrated
Nebraska 30, Washington 14
"It's the third meeting in 12 months for the Huskies and Huskers. The first was a disaster for Washington, the second a bowl debacle for Nebraska. Expect more of the former. Taylor Martinez may make mistakes, but he'll still cause problems for a suspect UW defense. Meanwhile, Jared Crick, Cameron Meredith and the rest of the Huskers' defensive front will put heavy pressure on Huskies QB Keith Price."
Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News
"Difficult assignment for the Huskies, and not because Lincoln is a tough place to play (it can't compare to Pac-12 venues like Autzen or Arizona Stadium). Rather, it's a tough assignment because the Cornhuskers are good. Very good. And because UW's defense allowed two lesser teams, Hawaii and EWU, to roll up 892 yards and 59 points."
Pat Forde, ESPN
Pick: Nebraska (starts at the 1:50 mark of the video)
Bud Withers, Seattle Times
Nebraska 37, Washington 17
"The prevailing theory is that the Huskies have closed the gap considerably on the Huskers, who have an inexperienced offensive line and a much less imposing secondary than they did a year ago. I don't dispute that. But I'm guessing that the Holiday Bowl comeuppance the Huskers suffered at the hands of Washington is going to be a huge motivational factor for Nebraska. That, coupled with the youth of Washington linebackers and QB Keith Price, makes this uphill for the Huskies."
- Ted Miller of ESPN has his preview of the Washington-Nebraska tilt up on the Pac-12 blog. Like many analysts, he ties the Huskies chances to Chris Polk, considering the tailback rushed for 177 yards in the Holiday Bowl win over the Cornhuskers.
- Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has a look back at the Huskies' last win in Lincoln, a game that UW dominated but needed a fourth-quarter rally to secure a 36-21 victory.
- On the Nebraska side of things, the folks at Huskers Extra have a video previewing the game.
A smooth three-hour flight brought the Washington football program from Seattle to Lincoln, Neb., a nice start to the first road trip of the season. Before departing UW, the Huskies held a light practice (just shorts & helmets) to re-emphasize the game plan against the Cornhuskers.
Travel at UW is a pain-free operation. Student-athletes, coaches and administrators board four buses and cruise over to Sea-Tac, right on the tarmac. Then it's wheels up on the charter, which took the traveling party direct to Lincoln. Special shoutout to Assistant Athletic Director of Football Operations Dennis Slutak for coordinating all the travel logistics.
On the flight, most of the student-athletes either sleep or listen to music/watch movies. Cool to see the voice of the Huskies, Bob Rondeau, digest a wealth of information leading up to the game, scanning through Nebraska clips, media guides, etc.
Once in Nebraska, the group split - players to their hotel and donors/administrators to another. The Huskies will meet downstairs later for a snack, but the importance is for them to rest.
Now that we're in the Cornhusker State, we'll pass on a few links related to the Huskies from behind enemy lines.
There's plenty of national intrigue surrounding Washington's trip to Nebraska this weekend to take on Big Red in Lincoln. The two programs are now meeting for the third time within a year, an extreme rarity in college football. The Cornhuskers won the first meeting in Seattle 56-21 before the Huskies had their revenge at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego, dominating the game from a physical standpoint in a 19-7 victory.
For more on the Nebraska side of the matchup, we reached out to Omaha World-Herald beat writer Sam McKewon for his thoughts on the rubber match at Memorial Stadium.
Q: Third time in the same year these teams are facing each other. How is the Nebraska football program viewing the matchup with UW? It doesn't seem as if motivation will be a factor this time around?
A: Some of Nebraska's players are referring to it as "Washington Week," so I'd say the Huskies have their full attention. The Holiday Bowl woke up the Huskers, especially when UW prepared so well for the game and played with such purpose. Maybe revenge is a small part of NU's mindset, but it's more like this: Nebraska knows now what Washington is really capable of doing.
Q: In your opinion, what caused Nebraska to struggle with Fresno State until late in the game?
A: Poor coverage units - Fresno returned a punt for a touchdown - and poor defense. Nebraska didn't stop the run very well and didn't have its usual great night in pass coverage. The defensive coaches - and players - were disappointed in the whole performance. NU's top corner - Alfonzo Dennard, who had the Pick Six off of Jake Locker in Round 1 - hasn't played yet this year after suffering a pulled leg muscle in camp. He makes Nebraska's whole defense better.
After a slow start, Nebraska's offense hit several big plays in a row on Fresno State's defense.
Q: Carl Pelini said the Washington offense was "very different" in the Holiday Bowl than what the team had seen earlier on. What concerns does Nebraska have facing a new QB in Keith Price?
A: (Keith) Price hasn't run much in two games, but Nebraska knows he's mobile and able to turn broken plays into big gains. Washington's receivers have NU's attention, as does the big freshman tight end (Austin Seferian-Jenkins). It goes without saying that Chris Polk is a focal point, too.
Q: The Huskies are by all indications a young team. Can you describe the challenges for teams who aren't familiar with the atmosphere that is Memorial Stadium?
A: You don't want to get behind early in Memorial Stadium. The crowd can be electric when NU stakes a lead, and opponents struggle to find their footing. Another thing you wouldn't expect is that Nebraska has five video boards, and coaches sometimes have to remind their kids not to watch the dang things all the time.
Q: What's the biggest storyline coming from Nebraska camp this week?
A: Getting the defense back on track. Nebraska's coaches are rightly confident that it'll happen, because when the defense has been punched in the nose, it generally rebounds quite well under Bo Pelini.
Beyond that, because it's Nebraska, there's always chatter about the play of the offensive line. Fans and writers have a high standard there.
Q: How has the play of Taylor Martinez (a name many here in Washington are familiar with) been the first two weeks of the season?
A: Depends on who you ask. If you ask me, Martinez is still the straw that stirs Nebraska's drink. He's back to full speed, he's had five runs already over 35 yards, and when he does find the corner on an option play, he's hard to catch. He's been given much more freedom to audible this year, and he's done pretty well with it. He's a stronger leader, too, by all accounts.
He still struggles with fumbles and bad decisions outside of the pocket. He's completed fewer than 50 percent of his passes, as well.
Q: Opposing quarterbacks have had two big games against the Huskies so far. Although the Nebraska strength is running the ball, do you feel the Huskers will try and diversify their attack this weekend?
A: Yes. Nebraska did that against Fresno State. NU has a lot of young, fast receivers and running backs who can stretch the field. They're inexperienced, but pretty explosive.
Q: What will Washington need to do to win the game this weekend?
A: Win the turnover battle, run the ball with Polk, hit a few deep passes and try to contain Martinez in the running game. Martinez might hit a long pass or two, but his big runs deflate a defense more.
Q: What will Nebraska need to do to win the game this weekend?
A: Stop Washington's running game, run the ball consistently and get an early lead.
Q: Where should hungry and thirsty Washington fans go in Lincoln on Friday night?
A: The conventional answer is Misty's Steakhouse in retro neighborhood called Havelock, an old Lincoln landmark where a lot of football legends have had a drink, held court and tucked into a steak. But since it's a landmark and people tend to gravitate there, I'd advise getting there pretty early in the night.
If you're closer to downtown, there's a second Misty's nearby are plenty of sports bars. Lazlo's, in the Haymarket, is popular, but also a hot ticket. There's a popular group of NU-themed musicians called The Sidetrack Band playing at 10th and P. The best of the wing joints is probably The Watering Hole. The Mexican food in town is better than you might expect, but Lincolnites rarely agree on what's best.
Husky senior goalkeeper Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann was named to the Primetime Performers of the Week list by CollegeSoccer360.com.
LaFontaine-Kussmann was also named the Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week and the Portland/Nike Invitational Defensive MVP.
To view the complete list click here: http://www.collegesoccer360.com/primetime-performers-4.html.
Preseason football camp is a grind for student-athletes around the nation. But at Washington, the Huskies look at fall camp as an opportunity to bond. The players move back into the on-campus dorms, and their downtime is filled with PlayStation games, pizzas and jam sessions on the ukulele.
What better to ease the stress of competition?
To provide more of an insight into life as a Husky student-athlete, Jared Blank of the football office went behind-the-scenes and put together the video below. Be sure to check out the first edition of "Cribs," fall-camp edition, and look for more throughout the season.
For a handful of Huskies this weekend, the matchup with Hawai'i runs a little deeper than your traditional college football opponent. Washington has five Hawaiians on its roster, most of whom passed up opportunities to play on the islands in favor of coming to UW.
Hau'oli Jamora told reporters this week his brother-in-law (Corey Paredes) is a senior linebacker for the Warriors. And while there is pressure on the islands to play for Hawai'i, Jamora also noted family friends prodded him to make his own decision. The other Hawaiians on the UW roster include Micah Hatchie (Haleiwa, HI), Lawrence Lagafuaina (Alea, HI), Taz Stephenson (Milliani, HI) and Semisi Tokolahi (Hilo, HI). All but Tokolahi grew up on the island of Oahu.
Look for the Hawai'i pipeline to continue with Steve Sarkisian at the helm. The third-year coach has recruited the islands dating back to his days as an assistant at USC, and has familiarity there. So does Johnny Nansen, the defensive line assistant who's been instrumental in helping the Huskies establish a presence on the islands.
One reason that Sark recruits the islands so heavily is the intense brand of football played between the schools, many of which have deep-seeded rivalries. Sark added that physical style of play meshes well with the Huskies' own philosophies.
But the tradition of bringing Hawai'i players to Seattle dates back a few more years. As Bob Condotta notes, some of the Huskies most-known players have come from our nation's 50th state. This includes long time NFL center Olin Kreutz, and most recently Daniel Te'o-Ne'sheim, who is currently on the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad. We should also note that DTN dressed as if he never left the islands, never without his shorts and flip-flops, no matter the weather conditions in Seattle.
We'll have more this week on the Dawg Blawg of the Huskies matchup with Hawaii, which takes place at 12:30 p.m. at Husky Stadium.
The summer adventures are coming to an end. Well, maybe just a temporary reprise. One would likely attribute this to a return to practices, busy schedules and cooler weather. However, the weather remains warm and sunny and my free time has not been completely consumed. Rather, it is football season: When all good outside things must come to an end. While I could be happy watching football games the entire day, I'll likely be cooking at least 4 different things in the process. I'm off to Seabrook, WA for cross country camp, so I spent this past Saturday watching football and making yogurt, bread, granola and vegetable soup to bring on the week-long excursion. The first 3 I could make in my sleep. However, that overconfidence almost got the best of me when I decided to start making the soup while the granola wasn't even in the oven yet. I can say that this resulted in a scene somewhat reminiscent of the Iron Chef: Things were cooking and I was trying to keep up. Thus, this vegetable soup isn't difficult, but don't try to make other things at the same time (that "constant stirring" part will get you).
This recipe is interesting for its collection of ingredients that come together amazingly well for a rich and full flavor. The chickpeas add protein and fiber as well as some substance to make this a solid meal even by itself. In addition to the vegetables, we're also throwing a couple of pears in there. They end up the consistency of potatoes with a subtle sweetness. (It took me awhile to remember what they were as I knew I hadn't added potatoes.)
If you've heard of saffron, it's likely only in passing. You can find it in jars with the rest of the spices, but it hardly resembles its neighbors on the shelf. Instead, it looks like red threads and is quite pricey. In fact, it is the most expensive spice there is. (This is a good example of where the 5-second rule does not apply.) So, if you do buy it, store it in a cool dark place and it will keep at least 3 years. However, its flavor will decrease with age.
Interestingly, the red Saffron threads end up giving your dish a golden-yellow color due to the carotenoid dye it contains. Saffron is very popular for its medicinal uses as it is purported to help bring down fevers and cramps as well as calm your nerves. Outside the body, it's even used to heal bruises. So don't be alarmed by that cloud of smoke coming from my office, it's called applied knowledge.
Olla Gitana (Gypsy Pot)
Adapted from "The Spanish Table" by Anya von Bremezen, courtesy of the Seattle Times
Combine the chickpeas, carrots and stock in a large, heavy pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the pumpkin, green beans and pears and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered until the vegetables have softened, about 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute the garlic (whole), almonds, and bread until they are a golden color, stirring constantly (I got away with stirring frequently). Use a slotted spoon to remove the mixture, while trying to leave as much oil in the pan as possible. (I had no oil leftover, so I added about a tablespoon to the pan and moved forward.)
Add the onion to the oil and cook till soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the paprika. Then mix in the tomatoes and a few tablespoons of stock. Cook until soft - about 7 minutes. Carefully stir this tomato mixture and the soaked saffron into the soup.
Keep the soup cooking until all the vegetables are soft, adding broth or water if it becomes too thick (it will thicken in the fridge as well). Meanwhile, put the garlic, almond and bread mixture into a food processor, coffee grinder or magic bullet (my dad will be so happy that I finally used my 5 month old birthday present), until finely ground.
Add this concoction to the soup along with the vinegar and stir until combined.
Taste test and add more salt, pepper and/or vinegar if necessary. Let the soup cool for about 10 minutes before serving. Feel free to garnish with mint. But let's face it, if you're eating this while sitting at home alone, there won't be any garnish adorning your soup. However, if you're cooking for several, go crazy, and impress them with your presentation and complimentary mint flavor.
While Seattle was off enjoying the late-summer weather, the Huskies were back at work on Montlake. Needless to say, there's still a bitter taste in the football program's mouth after a 30-27 win over FCS foe Eastern Washington, meaning the Huskies understand this week is more about their own performance.
Coach Steve Sarkisian led off his weekly press conference Monday with plenty of props for the Eagles, and a learning lesson for his young team.
"We played much too cautious," Sarkisian said. "Much too cautious a brand of football."
There's plenty the Huskies could Monday Morning Quarterback about the game, but the reality is that UW is 1-0, it's goal headed into the opener. Sark reiterated the turnover battle (EWU 4, UW 0), one of the most telling stats in football. The other aspects are fixable. What Sark wants is for the Huskies to play fast and free.
"There is potential of that, for sure," Sarkisian said. "Hopefully as (the players) see themselves on film and realize we weren't necessarily wrong, we just weren't doing it with the energy, passion and explosiveness that it needs to be done with."
McLean, Va. (Sept. 1, 2011) - On the eve of the 2011 NCAA football season, Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) - an official NCAA Corporate Champion - today announced enhancements for the second year of its Capital One Cup to make it more inclusive of the schools, teams and student-athletes competing in all NCAA Division I championship sports.
The biggest update: adding seven women's sports and six men's sports- bringing the program's total to 39 (20 women's and 19 men's) NCAA sports in the Capital One Cup, which honors the best men's and women's NCAA Division I athletics programs for their cumulative on-field performance across multiple men's and women's sports. The new women's sports are bowling, fencing, rifle, skiing, ice hockey, gymnastics and water polo. The new men's sports are water polo, fencing, rifle, skiing, gymnastics and volleyball.
"In listening to our partners, Advisory Board members and the fans, we are growing the Capital One Cup in Year Two, making it even more inclusive and representative of program-wide college athletics excellence," said Capital One Chief Marketing Officer, Bill McDonald. McDonald continued, noting that in its first year, 75 men's and 64 women's programs scored points in the race for the Capital One Cup. "Now even more teams on Division I campuses can contribute to the pursuit of the premier award in college sports. More student-athletes also will have the opportunity to compete for the combined $400,000 in student-athlete scholarships that is awarded to the winning schools."
Last year's Capital One Cup winning programs were the University of Florida (men) and Stanford University (women), which were both honored at the ESPY Awards in July. On Sept. 9 (Stanford versus Notre Dame in women's soccer and Stanford versus Penn State in women's volleyball) and Sept. 17 (Florida versus Tennessee in football), Capital One will present the trophy and scholarship checks to representatives of the schools.
"The Capital One Cup is an excellent way to raise the profile and visibility of NCAA athletics while supporting the educational pursuits of student-athletes with the winning scholarship money," said Greg Shaheen, NCAA interim executive vice president. "In the second year of the program we're excited to see all NCAA Division I championship sports get the chance to be a part of this premier program. With the addition of the new sports, we expect and look forward to another exciting finish for the Capital One Cup."
This year, the Capital One Cup again will be served by its advisory board of prominent former NCAA student-athletes and current broadcasters who embody success, integrity, leadership and a commitment to excellence. In their role, they will educate the sports community and fans about the program and help promote the positive values of college athletics. This year, the Advisory Board features the addition of three-time All-American softball player, Jennie Finch.
Doug Flutie - 1984 Heisman Trophy Winner, football (Boston College)
Brandi Chastain - Two Women's College Cup® Quarterfinals appearances, women's soccer (Santa Clara)
Lisa Leslie - 1994 NCAA National Player of the Year, women's basketball (USC)
Robin Ventura - 1988 Golden Spikes Award winner, baseball (Oklahoma State)
Clark Kellogg - CBS Sports' lead college basketball analyst and 1982 Big Ten MVP (Ohio State)
Rece Davis - ESPN college sports commentator (Alabama)
Jennie Finch - Three-time NCAA All-American pitcher, softball (Arizona)
"One of the elements I love most about the Capital One Cup is the emphasis on winning national championships," said Advisory Board member and 1984 Heisman Trophy winner Flutie. "Last year, we saw many great programs win multiple championships to fight their way to the top of the standings. The Capital One Cup is the perfect barometer for program-wide athletic excellence, and I'm proud to be a part of it."
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $126.1 billion in deposits and $199.8 billion in total assets outstanding as of June 30, 2011. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. Capital One, N.A. has approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.
Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (now the Capital One Bowl) and ESPN's Capital One Bowl Week. In addition, Capital One sponsors the ABC College Football Halftime Report, Capital One All-America Mascot team, Capital One Academic All-America Program, and supports all 89 NCAA Championships including the Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Championships, and numerous other collegiate athletics programs.
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