Opinion

SwimSwam Pulse: 73% Pick Cal As Favorites For 2020 NCAAs

Almost three-quarters of voters selected California as the favorites to repeat for the men’s NCAA title next year. Cal won this season’s title after a dominant showing, ending a four-year run by the Texas Longhorns.

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Sam Freas: So Much More Than a Winning & Innovative Coach

For the past 30 years I have proudly considered myself a disciple of Sam Freas.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 53% Disagree With Haughey DQ In 200 IM

More than half of voters disagreed with a controversial DQ of Michigan’s Siobhan Haughey out of 200 IM prelims at women’s NCAAs.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Voters Pick Texas Over Cal By Narrow 1.1% Margin

Voters are extremely split on who will win the 2019 men’s Division I NCAA title: Texas led our poll, but by barely more than one percentage point, and by just 7 total votes.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 81% Predict Stanford Repeat At Women’s NCAAs

More than 80% of voters predicted Stanford to win their third-consecutive NCAA title on the women’s side. No other program earned more than 13% of the votes.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 60% Oppose NCAA Scoring Down To 24th

Just under 60% of voters opposed the idea of the NCAA widening its scoring margin and scoring down to 24th place.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 39% Pick SEC As Toughest Conference

39.5% of voters said they found the SEC to be the toughest conference overall, with the Pac-12 trailing at 26.3%. The Big Ten (20.7%) and ACC (13.5%) lagged behind.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 36% Most Excited For Men’s Big Tens

36% of voters were most excited for men’s Big Tens this week, with the ACC men and Pac-12 women tying for second in our poll.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 56% Most Anticipating Men’s SECs

More than half of voters were most excited for the men’s SEC Championship out of the four major week 1 conference meets. Nearly 20% went for the women’s Big Ten, while the women’s ACC and women’s SEC Championships were right around 12% apiece.

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SwimSwam Pulse: Voters Pick Cal Men #1 By 5% Of Votes

43.8% of SwimSwam voters picked the Cal men as the #1 team in the nation compared to just 38.7% for four-time defending champs Texas.

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7 Reasons Bryce Harper Should Sign with the ISL

The timing is right for Bryce Harper to make the switch to America’s pastime of the future: swimming.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 70% Pick Stanford As Women’s #1

70.2% of voters agreed that Stanford should be the #1 team in the nation in our final pre-conference championships NCAA Power Rankings.

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SwimSwam Pulse: 80% Doubted Lochte’s Big Brother Chances

80% of SwimSwam voters did not expect Ryan Lochte to win Celebrity Big Brother, while just under 20% thought he would win.

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‘A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim’ Drops February 1st (REVIEW)

‘A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim’ takes a personal look ad Ed Acura’s own fears of drowning.

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