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Tim Crothers
February 19, 2001
Comeback of the week: Lafayette junior guard Brian Burke said he felt as if he was going to the after suffering a collapsed lung during a loss at Ford-ham on Dec. 11. Well, take a deep breath: On Sunday, in his first game back, Burke scored 23 points in 15 minutes in the Leopards' 87-78 upset of Navy....
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February 19, 2001

The Joe College Report

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Comeback of the week: Lafayette junior guard Brian Burke said he felt as if he was going to the after suffering a collapsed lung during a loss at Ford-ham on Dec. 11. Well, take a deep breath: On Sunday, in his first game back, Burke scored 23 points in 15 minutes in the Leopards' 87-78 upset of Navy....

No wonder Louisville's players don't wear names on the backs of their jerseys. You'd want to be anonymous, too, if you were 9-15 with five home losses by 20 or more points. The Louisville women, by contrast, have been so good (12-1 in Conference USA) that it appears coach Martin Clapp will have to honor a preseason promise to either get his ear pierced, shave his head or dye his black hair blond (players' choice) if the Cardinals, who had a five-game lead as of Sunday, hold on to win the league....

Hey, UNLV brass, stop wooing Rick Pitino for a second and take notice: Interim coach Max Good has the 14-9 Rebels playing good ball. "I get the feeling that some people around here don't want us to have a team this year," says Good, who had led UNLV to an 11-5 record through Sunday since replacing Bill Bayno on Dec. 12. "They want us to pack it in and play out the season so they can bring in their people. But we won't stop fighting."

...Memo to Bob Knight: Based on your wacky interview in the March Playboy, you might want to stop threatening to throw reporters out of your car and make them hitchhike home if you really hope to get out the story that you were unjustly fired.

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