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November 24, 1998 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Sagarin, the man who introduced "cube root," "geometric mean" and "logarithmic function" to the everyday discourse in college football, sits in his office in Bloomington, Ind., and ponders his newfound status as one of the most powerful men in the sport. "It's strange," says Sagarin, 50, a 1970 graduate of MIT, "because I'm the same person I've always been. . . . Part of me gets an ego boost. But the other part of me says, 'Somehow, this is not right.'
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November 29, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit? Paul Hovsepian Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for making it halfway through one of my stories. Some readers can't make it past the byline. I've also had stories tossed into waste baskets, toilets and landfills. I even had one tossed into a salad, but never into a couch.
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November 29, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit? Paul Hovsepian Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for making it halfway through one of my stories. Some readers can't make it past the byline. I've also had stories tossed into waste baskets, toilets and landfills. I even had one tossed into a salad, but never into a couch.
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November 24, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
This is the latest offering in an occasional series: "Things that should keep Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott up at night. " If you started a playoff next month using the top four division champions based on Jeff Sagarin's ratings Sunday in USA Today, Arizona State and Stanford would be in the semifinals. The Sun Devils would play Missouri, or South Carolina, and the Cardinal would meet this week's Alabama/Auburn winner. What a cruel twist it was that, on the Saturday that Oregon's second loss effectively eliminated the Pac-12 from this year's national title race, the league was overall No. 1. The conference got to the summit just in time to be knocked back down BCS Mountain.
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November 24, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
This is the latest offering in an occasional series: "Things that should keep Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott up at night. " If you started a playoff next month using the top four division champions based on Jeff Sagarin's ratings Sunday in USA Today, Arizona State and Stanford would be in the semifinals. The Sun Devils would play Missouri, or South Carolina, and the Cardinal would meet this week's Alabama/Auburn winner. What a cruel twist it was that, on the Saturday that Oregon's second loss effectively eliminated the Pac-12 from this year's national title race, the league was overall No. 1. The conference got to the summit just in time to be knocked back down BCS Mountain.
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December 2, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON
Sophomore forward Shannon Swillis spoke with Coach Henry Bibby on Tuesday morning about his lack of playing time in the Trojans' last two games. At 6 feet 6 and 225 pounds, Swillis is the team's leading returning rebounder and was expected to challenge for a starting spot. But in the opener against San Diego State, he had only two points and two rebounds in 16 minutes. At Nevada Las Vegas, he had one rebound and no points in five minutes. Since then, Swillis has remained on the bench.
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September 11, 1996
The crowd of 20,120 at the Cal State Northridge football team's season opener Saturday night at Utah State was the third-largest crowd to see the Matadors. The largest crowd was 40,872, at San Diego State in 1993, followed 23,802 for a game against West Texas State at the Rose Bowl in 1967. Rank ranking: Big Sky Conference favorite Montana, which beat Oregon State, 35-14, on Saturday in Corvallis, has vaulted up to 36th in the latest Jeff Sagarin college football computer ratings.
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October 23, 2004
If the BCS standings cannot get it right the first time, what makes you think that it will be correct at the end of the season? Wayne Muramatsu Cerritos Once again, the voting members of the BCS need to check themselves for a pulse. While the two major polls had USC ranked No. 1, only four of the six human (I use that term loosely) voters had them at No. 1. Once again Jeff Sagarin has placed USC below the top spot behind Miami and Oklahoma. I guess for Christmas I must get Jeff a television because he must've missed Miami's last game when they squeaked by Louisville at home by three points.
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November 24, 1998 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Sagarin, the man who introduced "cube root," "geometric mean" and "logarithmic function" to the everyday discourse in college football, sits in his office in Bloomington, Ind., and ponders his newfound status as one of the most powerful men in the sport. "It's strange," says Sagarin, 50, a 1970 graduate of MIT, "because I'm the same person I've always been. . . . Part of me gets an ego boost. But the other part of me says, 'Somehow, this is not right.'
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October 22, 2002
The bowl championship series formula used to ultimately determine the Nos. 1 and 2 teams that will play for the national championship at the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3. Rankings are for games through Oct. 19. EXPLANATION KEY Poll Avg.--The average of The Associated Press media poll (AP) and USA Today-ESPN coaches poll (U-E). Others receiving votes are calculated in order received. Computer (Comp) Avg.
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