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More newsworthy: Wooden's death or college conference restructuring

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Stitch, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I'm looking at papers devote 40 to 50 inches on Wooden, but maybe 15 on the college conference meetings going on. I'm probably in the minority, but I think readers probably care and will talk about the conference rumors more than they would talk about Wooden dying.
  2. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    It's Wooden. He is the pinnacle of college basketball coaching. You can rehash all the conference crap over the next few weeks when things become concrete. Wooden is one of the, if not the, greatest coach in sports history. He deserves a lot of space.
  3. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    For now, Wooden's the bigger story. Clearly. But if we're talking about long-term impact, conference realignment will be the bigger deal.
  4. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    It's also highly speculative at this stage with more guessing than hard data. Big 12 teams are getting passed around like flasks at an Aerosmith concert.
  5. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Has the AP written a word about this?

    If so, unless your paper is following the story, it's hard to make something newsworthy if said news is non-existent.
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    AP has passed a couple of stories on the conference shell game.
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Wooden. One of the major figures on the sports scene in our lifetime.

    All the conference reshuffling right now is just that, talk. It's like building a house. Talk means nothing, but pouring concrete into the ground, that means something.
  8. writingump

    writingump Member

    Wooden, because he's an iconic figure, regardless of what one might think about Sam Gilbert. I mean, the man has an award named after him (on which I vote) for a reason, and it's not because he was going to the Sweet 16 year after year.
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Is this even a serious question?
    Conference speculation and rumination versus the death of one of the biggest names in all of sports ever?
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    There'll be plenty of time to blow out conference realignment. You take a day or two to give Wooden his honors, then you're done with him, space-wise. Besides which, no true news has occurred on realignment.
  11. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    Exactly. Wooden. No questions asked.
  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

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