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Eye Opener: Will Good Sports Turn Around UI Image?

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University of Idaho President Tim White, left, claps as Idaho's new basketball coach, George Pfeifer, right, addresses the media at a news conference in Moscow March 25, 2006. Two years later, White backed Pfeifer's firing.

Item: University of Idaho president pushes sports, law school/Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press

More Info: University of Idaho President Tim White agrees with the recent firing of basketball coach George Pfeifer, is pushing hard to open a second law school in Boise and doesn't think a proposed medical school at Idaho State is a good idea. White, in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, said a successful sports program is key to the image of his Moscow, Idaho-based school. "You bet it matters," said White, a former college water polo coach.

Question: Is UIdaho President Tim White right? Will winning sports teams at the Moscow campus turn around the image of the college, which was tarnished by the Univerity Place scandal?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.





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