•To an office upstairs, Michigan State hockey coach Ron Mason, who announced on Monday that he'll resign at the end of this season to become the Spartans' athletic director. With a career record of 916-376-81, including 19-5-3 this year, Mason is the winningest hockey coach in NCAA history.
•Despite the Jan. 22 death of Jack Shea, 91, who had been the U.S.'s oldest living Winter Olympic gold medalist and the and patriarch of the first family to have three generations of Olympians, a Sprint TV commercial featuring him. The phone company pulled the spot after Shea died in a car accident but reinstated it at the request of Shea family members.
•An Enron ad that ran on the back of the Astros' media guide for the past two years, which read, "Sometimes, it's the things you don't see that have the biggest impact." Enron plans to donate the space to a charity this season.
•In the Kansas City Star, and ad reading, "Found: Kansas City Chiefs jacket with damaged zipper on [Highway 54]. I can understand why you'd throw out Chiefs clothing, but in case it was an accident and you want it back, call...." The lister's name and phone number followed.
•The Italian Female Volleyball League, to prevent one of its teams, Pallavolo Palermo, from being sponsored by Hungarian porn star Eva Henger. "Mere beauty is not the only value that female volleyball should portray," explained league president Francesco Franchi.
•The single-game junior college record for free throw attempts (155) and personal fouls (97), in Monroe Community College's 164-156 quadruple-overtime win over Erie Community College. Fourteen players fouled out—also a juco record—in the game between upstate New York rivals.