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Fri, Oct 31, 1997 - Happy Halloween!

WashingtonPost.com: Wizards Get Started Missing Muresan, Legler.

WashingtonPost.com: Building Anew.

Happy Halloween!

Check out how 3-point shooting may change this year (and how Tracy Murray should be more than comfortable): FROM WAY DOWNTOWN.

WashingtonPost.com: A New Order on the Court.

WashingtonPost.com: Pricey New Sports Venues Help Make Washington No. 1 for High-Cost Tickets.

CBS SportsLine - 1997-98 NBA Season Preview.

NBA Basketball - CBS SportsLine (Wizards preview).

NBA Basketball - CBS SportsLine (efficiency ratings from 96-97).

Thu, Oct 30, 1997

WW 10/97: CWebb Accepts Invitation To Join USA Basketball Team In 1998.

WW 10/97: Wizards Make Their Final Roster Moves.

This is your roster: Wizards Watch: 1997-98 Washington Wizards Roster.

WashingtonPost.com: Strickland Optimistic About Opener.

WashingtonPost.com: Davis Might Go on Suspended List.

CWebb officially named to World Championship team: NBA.com News & Features: USA Basketball Names Roster.

NBA.com News & Features: 1998 USAB Men's World Championship Team.

Wed, Oct 29, 1997

I finally get the preseason stats up, something I don't think you'll find anywhere else: Wizards Watch: Washington Wizards Stats For 1997 Preseason.

WashingtonPost.com: Strickland Questionable for Opener.

Michael Wilbon column: WashingtonPost.com: After Treading Water, Wizards Might Sink a Bit.

NBA.com News & Features: Atlantic Division Previews.

NBA.com News & Features: Atlantic Division Preview.

Tue, Oct 28, 1997

WW 10/97: Preseason's Over - Who's Left Standing?.

WW 10/97: Wizards Trim Hawks, But Who Will Be Ready For The Start Of The Regular Season?.

WW 10/97: Sonic Boom Wipes Out Injury-Depleted Wizards.

WW 10/97: Lakers Win Las Vegas Showdown.

The Sporting News NBA - Washington Wizards (28 October 1997).

Good to see 2 women among the 5 replacement officials. They should do their job well. NBA.com News & Features: New Officiating Staff Named.

ESPN SportsZone: Wizards conjure up year of expecations.

Atlantic division preview: ESPN SportsZone: Heat, Knicks to vie for Atlantic supremacy.

ESPN SportsZone: Aching Wizards have healthy confidence

Mon, Oct 27, 1997

Sorry about the delay in getting this stuff out. Now it's time to play catch-up.

Scores & Stats: Los Angeles Lakers/Washington Wizards Game Recap.

Preseason Box score: Washington at L.A. Lakers [October 22, 1997].

Scores & Stats: Seattle SuperSonics/Washington Wizards Game Recap.

Preseason Box score: Washington at Seattle [October 24, 1997].

Scores & Stats: Washington Wizards/Atlanta Hawks Game Recap.

Recent Wizards stories in the Washington Post:

The Sporting News NBA - Washington Wizards (25 October 1997).

Near-final preseason standings: Current Standings by Conference.

The complete TV schedule (Wizards and NBC): NBA ON TV.

And the season previews get started: The Sporting News NBA - 1997-98 Preview.

The Sporting News NBA - Washington Wizards Team Preview.

The Sporting News NBA Preview - Atlantic Division.

Wizards player's helping the community (this Wednesday, in DC): FOR THE RECORD.

More development for next to the MCI Center: Metro Picks Team of Developers For Its Gallery Place Property.

Wed, Oct 22, 1997

My apologies. My articles and columns over the past week have been uploaded to the wrong directories. You've probably been getting bad connections. Everything now works (so please check the old stuff out).

(I wish someone had told me.)

WW 10/97: Just Who Will Be Ready For The Start Of The Regular Season?.

WashingtonPost.com: Strickland Could Miss Season's Start.

ESPN SportsZone: Court blamed for injury to Wizards' Strickland.

An interesting look to an issue I've discussed: ESPN SportsZone: Will NBA refereeing suffer?.

Tue, Oct 21, 1997

WW 10/97: Wizards Score Second Straight Rocky Mountain High.

News & Features: Washington Wizards/Denver Nuggets Game Recap.

Let's try getting the title right: WW 10/97: The Bad, The Good, And The Ugly.

The Sporting News NBA - Washington Wizards (21 October 97).

Mon, Oct 20, 1997

Updated this evening (with a new sidebar): WW 10/97: Wizards Strike Preseason Gold With First Win.

This is interesting reading - CWebb stands up for fired U. of Mich. coach Steve Fisher: WashingtonPost.com: Webber Acts in a Supporting Role.

I've recovered from the link loss earlier today. Everything should be fine now.

Sat, Oct 18, 1997

Preseason Box score: Washington at Denver [October 17, 1997].

News & Features: Washington Wizards/Denver Nuggets Game Recap.

AP news story: Wizards 112, Nuggets 107.

WashingtonPost.com: For Wizards, Defense Is a Pressing Matter.

Turns out the illegal defense rule was slightly modified: News & Features: NBA Approves Modification of Illegal Defense Guidelines.

Do you want to listen to Wizards games, but aren't in the area? The NBA is offering a pay service for you to get any NBA game's audio broadcast. For more info, see NBA.com Audio League Pass.

Fri, Oct 17, 1997

WW 10/97: A Second Faceoff With The Spurs Yields Similar Results.

Don't forget, you can also get scores, with a link to the game story, on Wizards Watch: 1997-98 Washington Wizards Schedule.

News & Features: San Antonio Spurs/Washington Wizards Game Recap.

Tonight's game is in Denver: WashingtonPost.com: Bickerstaff Still Has Family, Friends in Denver.

WashingtonPost.com: Regarding Webber, Wizards Remain Forward-Thinking.

A quick view of the NBA's rapidly escalating salaries: ESPN SportsZone: Garber.

Thu, Oct 16, 1997

WashingtonPost.com: Wizard's Wallace to Get His Shot.

Wed, Oct 15, 1997

WW 10/97: Will Every Team Make The Playoffs?.

WashingtonPost.com: Murray's Shot Is in the Dark.

Tue, Oct 14, 1997

WW 10/97: Spurs Take Charge As Preseason Kicks Off.

WW 10/97: Will He Or Won't He? The Rumors Still Fly.

The Sporting News NBA - Washington Wizards (14 Oct 97).

WASHINGTON WIZARDS: Bernie Bickerstaff Conference Call Transcript (and the Real Audio recording).

Mon, Oct 13, 1997

Preseason Box score: San Antonio at Washington [October 11, 1997].

News & Features: San Antonio Spurs/Washington Wizards Game Recap.

WashingtonPost.com: Preseason Start Fizzles Quickly.

WashingtonPost.com: Muresan Surgery Is A Possibility.

WashingtonPost.com: D.C. Hopes Arena Is Just A Warm-Up.

Michael Wilbon column: WashingtonPost.com: This Season Is a Matter Of Mind and Body.

Fri, Oct 10, 1997

WW 10/97: Juwan Sprains Ankle In Intrasquad Scrimmage.

WW 10/97: Results From The Intrasquad Scrimmage.

Thu, Oct 9, 1997

WW 10/97: CWebb Back Practicing After Bout With Illness.

Wed, Oct 8, 1997

WW 10/97: Long-Range Bombs On Recent News Bits.

WW 10/97: Shackleford Added To Training Camp Roster.

Shackleford added to training camp roster: Wizards Watch: 1997-98 Washington Wizards Training Camp Roster. (Does anyone have vitals on this guy?)

The Sporting News NBA - Washington Wizards (7 October 1997).

Please take a moment and try out the first beta of my search engine: The Ball Boy: Search The Site. Keep in mind, it's only a beta. If you have any comments or suggestions, let me know.

Tue, Oct 7, 1997

Sorry about the delays, life is too busy, but I'm trying to catch up here.

WW 10/97: Injuries Remain The Center Of The Wizards' Problems.

Are you attending the Wizards open scrimmage at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, WV on Thursday at 7:30pm? It can be a fun time, but it's reasonably short (about an hour long).

If you go, write a summary for me (I can't make it this year) and I'll post it online here. Here's what I wrote last year, to give you an idea of what I'm looking for.< Wanna play ball with CWebb? WashingtonPost.com: Chris Webber to Own Majority Stake In New Gold's Gym in Prince George's.

WashingtonPost.com: Rhodes Relishes 2nd Opportunity.

Nothing fancy, but a start from the folks at NBA.com: WASHINGTON WIZARDS: Wizards Preseason Preview.

Again, nothing really new: ESPN SportsZone: An inside look at Wizards camp.

WashingtonPost.com: For Caps and Wizards Projects, She Calls the Plays.

Getting to the game via Metro is the next step: WashingtonPost.com: Metro Takes Center Court At New Arena.

An interesting look at the world of sports agents: WashingtonPost.com: Business, Brotherhood or Both?.

Fri, Oct 3, 1997

Training camp has started, and the players are grousing about Muresan's injury: WashingtonPost.com: Muresan's Absence Has Some Wizards Frustrated.

Jersey numbers confirmed, and Eric Leckner has also been invited: Wizards Watch: 1997-98 Washington Wizards Training Camp Roster.

With the season almost here, don't you feel you should discuss it with fellow Wizards fans? Join the mailing list, Wizards Talk now!

Thu, Oct 2, 1997

The team reports to camp today, begins two-a-days tomorrow!

WW 10/97: Muresan's Aching Again, And 5 More Invited To Camp.

Wizards Watch: 1997-98 Washington Wizards Training Camp Roster.

The Sporting News NBA - Washington Wizards (1 October 1997).

Some comments from Abe Pollin and Susan O'Malley about the WNBA franchise: News & Features: Washington Q and A.

Michael Wilbon about the WNBA: WashingtonPost.com: A Growth Industry Means Business.

WashingtonPost.com: D.C., Detroit Franchises Have Nov. 10 Deadline to Sign Up 3,000.

Wed, Oct 1, 1997

Hold on, training camp opens in Shepherdstown, WV in 2 days!

Only approval by the NBA Board of Governors is left: News & Features: WNBA 1998 Expansion.

Once again, the official report: PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS: Blazers Sign Rasheed Wallace to Contract Extension.

Last month's news updates archive: September 1997.

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