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Loss of 2017 ITC title for Webber International over use of ineligible player raises sadly familiar issue of hypocrisy of bowling’s 'amateur' rules
Friday, February 16, 2018 2:00 pm
United States Bowling Congress Collegiate on Thursday announced that it has determined the Webber International men’s bowling team must vacate its 2017 Intercollegiate Team Championships title...
Revival of Petersen Classic continues with many more changes for 2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 8:00 am
Bowlmor AMF last year invested a lot of time and money in the venerable Petersen Classic in an effort to reverse its long slide, as I detailed in this lengthy story. And the company that has changed...
Changing ways people consume ‘TV’ reflected in PBA Tour ratings, other media numbers that shatter common assumptions
Friday, February 2, 2018 9:00 am
The way Americans consume “TV” is changing so much a writer feels the need to put quotes around the word TV. Millions of “cord-cutters” have abandoned traditional pay TV for...
Big renovations on schedule for National Bowling Stadium in 2019, RSCVA CEO Phil DeLone says
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:00 am
The National Bowling Stadium is going to be very different for competitors in the 2020 USBC Open Championships compared to how it is for competitors in the 2018 USBC Women’s Championships. The...
New ball technology rules not a done deal
Monday, January 22, 2018 8:00 am
Possible new ball technology rules from the United States Bowling Congress are not a done deal, as USBC and ball companies engage in give and take on the topic, sources tell 11thFrame.com. One with...
Multi-faceted Kimberly Pressler a face of the PBA, but much more than a pretty face
Friday, January 12, 2018 9:00 am
If you’ll pardon the cliché, Kimberly Pressler is more than a pretty face. A lot more. The PBA Tour sideline reporter on ESPN is a former Miss USA who, as you might imagine, enjoys...
Shannon O'Keefe on why she switched to Hammer, winning the Team USA Trials and her other goals for 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018 8:00 am
Shannon O’Keefe and Jakob Butturff don’t appear to have much in common: one is female and one is male, one is right-handed and one is left-handed, one is a traditional stylist and one has...
My 'Most Memorable Moments in PBA History'
Saturday, December 23, 2017 8:00 am
As I wrote in this story in September, I am honored to be part of a panel of PBA historians, veteran bowling writers and long-time PBA Tour competitors tasked with selecting the “60 Most...
Proposed USBC oil absorption test for balls ‘not scientifically valid’ in current form, technical experts say
Monday, December 11, 2017 9:00 am
The proposed oil absorption test for bowling balls that the United States Bowling Congress has sent to ball manufacturers for review is “not scientifically valid,” two technical experts...
Looming new ball technology limits from USBC could ignite industry war
Thursday, December 7, 2017 11:00 am
As I detailed in this story back in April, the United States Bowling Congress has made it clear that it is working toward proposing more stringent ball technology rules, likely in early 2018. In a...
Finnish Bowling Federation president Perttu Jussila looks to shake up World Bowling
Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:00 am
Perttu Jussila is a relatively young champion bowler who heads the Finnish Bowling Federation and has his eyes on shaking up World Bowling and perhaps even leading the organization someday. In an...
Amid breathtaking highs and heartbreaking lows, Jakob Butturff just keeps heading to the next tournament as he crafts a career seemingly without limits
Friday, November 24, 2017 8:00 am
It’s almost hard to wrap your head around the fact that just a little over two years ago, Jakob Butturff was a virtual unknown, as I chronicled in this story in early 2017. Butturff first...
PBA focus on new TV deal and how it impacts future, CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark says in wide-ranging interview
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:00 am
Last year during GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VIII in Reno, I sat down with PBA CEO and Commissioner Tom Clark for a wide-ranging interview as we sat in the National Bowling Stadium...
Jason Belmonte wins PBA World Championship in 'madness' show that might have been greatest in PBA Tour history
Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:00 pm
It’s fortunate that the final voting has yet to take place for the “60 Most Memorable Moments in PBA History” that will be unveiled in February, because Sunday’s PBA World...
Mookie Betts’ perfect game at World Series of Bowling draws national attention, but could be truly significant for bowling only if …
Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:57 pm
As any bowling fan who hasn't spent the past day under a rock knows, Boston Red Sox star outfielder Mookie Betts fired a perfect game in front of the Xtra Frame cameras on Sunday night during the PBA...