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Red Carpet Lanes (likely) erases years of heartbreak with gigantic 10,252 to soar into team all-events lead at 2018 USBC Open Championships
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9:30 am
If there is one thing I've learned over the years at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, it’s never to say that a score is a lock to win. Few teams know that more than Red...
Best advice to bowlers on new USBC ball specs is R-E-L-A-X; key to long-range impact is what new oil absorption specification means 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 9:00 pm
If you’re a subscriber to 11thFrame.com, the new ball specifications announced by the United States Bowling Congress on Tuesday should have been a yawner: It’s all been laid out in the...
USBC complies with USOC demands, escapes probation, but Jim Salisbury complaint remains
Thursday, April 19, 2018 5:00 pm
The United States Bowling Congress has complied with United States Olympic Committee demands outlined when it was placed on probation nearly a year ago and USOC has in turn lifted USBC’s...
USBC set to adopt new ball technology limits opposed by ball manufacturers?
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 2:00 pm
Is the United States Bowling Congress set to adopt new ball technology limits in the face of nearly universal opposition from the major ball manufacturers, perhaps with what would be a bombshell...
The USBC Board of Directors owes USBC members answers to these questions regarding 'Bullygate'
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:00 am
When I posted this story last Friday on the decline of the United States Bowling Congress under Chad Murphy and his 'bully' behavior, I offered Murphy the opportunity to write a response that I would...
With a 'bully' at the helm and a system that helps him keep control, USBC has become an autocratic organization lacking transparency and accountability and prone to missteps
Friday, April 6, 2018 9:00 am
NOTE: This story is freely available to anyone and does not require a subscription. I consider it an important story that needs the widest possible exposure. I have offered Chad Murphy the...
Matt O'Grady reflects on his stunning win in the PBA Tournament of Champions, the hard work that got him there and where he’s aiming to go next
Friday, April 6, 2018 5:00 am
If you don’t pay close attention to bowling, you might think Matt O’Grady came out of nowhere to win the 2018 PBA Tournament of Champions. Yes, it was his first PBA Tour title. But anyone...
Update: USBC explains, defends controversial further restrictions to team make-up for 2019 Open Championships, changing average rules
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3:00 am
Note: Comments from the USBC conference call on Tuesday, with context and analysis are at the bottom of the original story posted Friday. A couple of months ago, I got a call from a prominent...
2022 Open Championships headed for non-convention center facility, different lane patterns for different divisions future goal for tournament, USBC says in conference call
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 11:00 pm
Amid the sunshine and butterflies of “everything is growing,” the United States Bowling Congress did deliver a couple of pieces of important news in a conference call with bowling media...
Ball manufacturers opposing latest USBC proposals for primary ball specifications
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:00 am
The major ball manufacturers are opposing United States Bowling Congress proposals to reduce the maximum differential of balls and institute the first coverstock oil absorption test, while all but...
Update: PBA’s new broadcast deal with FOX a step forward in multiple ways over current ESPN deal
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:20 am
The PBA’s new broadcast deal with FOX announced Tuesday isn’t so much a rejection of ESPN as an embrace of FOX’s offering of terms that make it the PBA’s best TV deal since...
Update: Women’s handicap, fee compromises helped bring USBC back into World Bowling Tour
Monday, March 12, 2018 1:00 pm
Note: A version of this story originally posted on March 8, 2018. Compromises on women’s handicap rules and event fees helped bring the United States Bowling Congress back into the World...
Guest column: Veteran pro shop owner Rob Bailey on USBC’s latest proposed ball specifications
Monday, March 5, 2018 9:00 am
Note from Jeff Richgels: There are few issues of higher interest in bowling than possible new ball specifications from the United States Bowling Congress. In this story last month, I detailed the...
Ball companies have until March 15 to respond to USBC’s latest proposed ball specifications — see what they are in this story
Monday, February 26, 2018 8:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress has sent updated proposed specification and rule revisions to bowling ball manufacturers, who have until March 15 to offer feedback. In a letter to the...
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...