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Daily News Roundup: NCAA Championships

Daily News Roundup: NCAA Championships
Jesse Squire

The NCAA indoor championships kick off tomorrow afternoon in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We here at the Daily Relay will have our own special way of covering it.

The thing that makes the NCAA meet such great fun is that not only is it a bunch of individual competitions but two big team competitions as well. Can Oregon win their fifth straight women’s indoor championship? If not, who will knock them off? Which SEC team will win the men’s title–or will an outsider pull off a huge upset?

Each individual event will have some affect on the outcome of the team championship and we’ll keep you updated as to how that happens.

I have projected how many points the top teams will score in each event, which gives a predicted final team score. After each event I’ll update the projected final scores. This way you can see who’s moving up and who’s falling back. I’ll post these updates via Twitter, so make sure you’re following us.

Here are my current projected final scores. Remember, the top four teams win trophies.

Florida 50
Arizona 42
Arkansas 37
Wisconsin 36
Texas A&M 32

Oregon 47
Florida 46
Texas A&M 43
Texas 38
Kentucky 34

The point is not whether these are correct or not–they won’t be–but rather that the trailing teams are going to have to do better than expected in order to move into contention, and we’ll see how that happens over the weekend.

As far as other info goes, the USTFCCCA’s National Championship Central has literally everything you could ever need: TV schedule, webcast links, start lists, live results, meet history, and more.


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What’s On

There’s tons of stuff going on this weekend, and you can watch most of it from the comfort of your own home.

The NCAA Division I Indoor Championships will be live at from 7:55pm ET on Friday and 7:50pm ET on Saturday.
Meet home page

The NCAA Division II Indoor Championships will be live at from 2:55pm ET on Friday and 3:55pm ET on Saturday.
Meet home page

The NCAA Division III Indoor Championships will be live at from noon ET on Friday and 11:00am ET on Saturday.
Meet home page

The New York City Half Marathon will be live at from 7:00am ET on Sunday.
Race website

The New Balance Nationals Indoor, the national high school championship, will be live at from 9:00am ET on Friday, 8:30am ET on Saturday, and 8:30am ET on Sunday.
Meet website

The Sydney Track Classic will be live at Athletics Australia from 4:50am ET on Saturday.
Meet website

The Athletics Canada Indoor Open will be live at from 6:00pm ET on Friday, 9:00am on Saturday, and 9:00am on Sunday.
Meet website

The SEC Indoor Championships will be rerun at 5:30pm today and 7:00pm on Sunday on ESPNU.

Prefontaine (1997) will be on The Movie Channel beginning at 10:30am on Monday.

Video of the day

The BBC’s short documentary on Jamie McDonald, a British man who ran across Canada–a 5,000 mile journey.

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