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College briefs

February 1, 2001

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Cincy wants high school to stop using paw logo

Ridgefield, Conn. College basketball power Cincinnati has a new opponent the Ridgefield High School Tigers.

Ridgefield's athletics director received a letter from the Collegiate Licensing Co. asking the town to change the varsity basketball team's logo, an orange paw print above.

The company, which handles licensing for 185 college teams and the NCAA, said the tiger paw looks too much like Cincinnati's Bearcat logo.

"Our primary goal would be that they change the marquee in a way that eliminates any confusion," said Bruce Siegel, vice president and general counsel for the Atlanta company.

Tennessee to retire Holdsclaw's jersey

Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee will retire the No. 23 jersey worn by former basketball standout Chamique Holdsclaw. The number will be retired tonight in a halftime ceremony during Tennessee's game against Connecticut.

During her career between 1995 and 1999, she scored 3,025 points and had 1,295 rebounds while leading the Lady Vols to three national championships.

Maryland may end newspaper tradition

College Park, Md. Maryland may ban the student tradition of tossing rolled-up newspapers onto the basketball court after the mothers of several Duke players were injured by flying debris last weekend.

Athletics director Debbie Yow is deciding what crowd-control initiatives to impose at Cole Field House for Sunday's game against Clemson.

Last Saturday, fans threw water bottles, plastic cups, coins and ice at the Duke bench after the Blue Devils came from 10 points behind with less than a minute left in regulation to beat the Terps 98-96 in overtime.

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