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John Blanchette: As NCAA slogs through coronavirus shutdown, money issues loom

So your favorite collegiate rower or third baseman will have this lost spring of athletic eligibility restored. Good deal. Any sliver of doing-the-right-thing by the NCAA deserves a huzzah. And if it throws a little chaos – or even a lot – into the machinery of college athletics, that’s almost a bonus for some of us.

John Blanchette: With WCC tourney in Year 12 in Sin City, go all-in with Gonzaga’s All-Vegas teams

Somebody suggested it would be a good time to pick Gonzaga’s All-Vegas team.Can’t do it, I demurred. No credibility. I’m never up at 5 a.m. to see which Zags fans are still blinking through the cigarette haze and piling up chips at the Orleans Casino craps tables – and somehow still manage to make their tee times. No, they said. Basketball. Oh. Well, that’s different.