Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 2/22/13
One of my favorite things about college sports is the value in each game. Every game counts. In other words, a loss or two in any college sport can be damaging. This isn’t the NBA where a six, seven or eight game losing streak does not eliminate you from playoff contention. Even in the NFL, a team can start the season 0-3 or 0-4 and still make the postseason. No question it is difficult, not impossible. Six-game losing streak in college basketball? Done. For the most part. Lose three games in college football? Forget-about-it. One loss can keep you out of the hope for a championship. When it comes to baseball, a team can survive a mini-slump of losing three or four games. But in the scheme of things, as well as the standing of the tournament selection committee, it doesn’t help. From a player standpoint, it would seem the “one game at time” theory becomes easier to follow as well. In college, having significant consequences on the outcome of every game keeps a player more ...
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