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Strong finish for Washington

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March 8, 2004 | Dick's Stock Watch provides a fast-glance review of the past week in the world of sports, charting whose stock is up and whose is down...

Lorenzo Romar
Lorenzo Romar guided UW to a No. 1 seed in just his third season in Seattle.

Washington hoops -- Coach Lorenzo Romar has done an outstanding job. Washington ended Stanford's unbeaten season Saturday night, beating the Cardinal 75-62. The Huskies went 12-1 in their last 13 regular-season Pac-10 games after starting 0-5 in league play. I feel Washington deserves a bid to the Big Dance.

DePaul hoops -- DePaul is the top seed in the Conference USA tournament. Dave Leitao, the former Connecticut assistant, has done a terrific job as head coach of the Blue Demons.

Peyton Manning -- The Indianapolis Colts QB signed a seven-year, $98 million deal to stay with the Colts. Hey, Peyton, send me some cash!

AD Tom Jurich -- Louisville's athletic director inked his main coaches (Rick Pitino in basketball and Bobby Petrino in football) to deals through 2010. Jurich also got a new deal from the school -- smart move.

Washington Redskins -- The Redskins have had a great offseason, adding RB Clinton Portis, CB Shawn Springs, QB Mark Brunell and DT Cornelius Griffin. Owner Daniel Snyder is spending lots of money trying to build a winner.


Jim Harrick Jr. -- Jim Harrick Jr., the former assistant coach at Georgia before losing his job last spring, taught a class called "Coaching Principles and Strategies of Basketball." His final exam contained questions like: "How many points do you get for making a 3-pointer?" Are you serious?

Denver Nuggets -- The Nuggets became the first team since the NBA started using a shot clock to not have a player score in double figures. Denver scored 66 points in a loss to Detroit on Saturday, with six players tying as the Nuggets' high scorer with eight points apiece.

Tennessee women's hoops -- The Lady Vols were stunned by Georgia in the SEC tournament semifinals. But don't count coach Pat Summitt and Co. out when they go for the gold trophy in the NCAA Tournament.

Martha Stewart -- Stewart's stock went down literally. She was found guilty on all four charges, so her stock went way down. Why did she do it? She didn't really need the cash.

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