News With Commentary by TSL Staff

Friday, August 17, 2001
by Will Stewart,

Issue #10 of the TSL Extra

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This month's issue also prepares you for the football season with a Big East preview, Big East team capsules (including schedules), an "Inside the Numbers" feature analyzing the yearly Big East media predictions. There's also a pivotal "Inside TSL" feature that includes some frank discussion of the web site and its future.

All that, and as they say, "Even more!"

Here's a rundown of the articles in this month's TSL Extra:

Recruiting Profile: Brandon Gore -- by Will Stewart
Brandon Gore, a massive offensive lineman who stands 6-6 and weighs 315 pounds, is no late bloomer. He has always been big. And from the time he was in fourth grade, he was on the radar screen of Coach Joe Trabucco of Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia, where Gore will be a senior this fall...

A Momentary Lapse in Judgment -- by Neal Williams
The big day is almost here. Virginia Tech’s 2001 football season kicks off Sept. 1. Connecticut, a future full-time football member of The Big East Conference, comes to Lane Stadium and the house will be packed full of Hokies fans eager to see how their favorite team looks as it goes for its ninth straight bowl bid...

Big East Preview 2001 -- by Will Stewart
Last year, the Big East had a pretty good season on the football field. Miami and Virginia Tech finished in the top 5 in the BCS Rankings, a feat tainted by the Canes narrowly missing a chance to play for the national championship and the Hokies being robbed of a much-deserved BCS bowl bid when the Fiesta matched Notre Dame up with Oregon State...

Big East Team Capsules -- by Will Stewart
All the pertinent info on every Big East team, in an easily digestible format: returning starters, schedules, strengths, weaknesses, and a prognosis for each of the eight Big East teams.

Inside the Numbers: Big East Media Predictions -- by Will Stewart
Seeing this year's preseason predictions by the Big East media, and the fact that they had picked the Canes first for the seventh time in nine years, brought up the question: how accurate are those guys, anyway? And just as important, do they seem to have a bias for or against certain teams?

Inside TSL: Crunch Time -- by Will Stewart
From where I sit, the next sixteen months will determine the future of Tech Sideline. I figure we've got two more football seasons for this business to either take off and be a raging success, or for us to decide to hang it up and go do something different...

Inside TSL 2: Short Takes -- by Will Stewart
TSLX comments, Will Hunt's future, and how Jack Bogaczyk once cut me some slack.

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