Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference

By curtailing high school routs, Connecticut at head of the class

As the curtain is about to close on another school sports year, there is a promising development on the horizon for next year, namely the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference's football committee's decision to try to limit running up scores.

The committee's action - to suspend for a game any coach whose team wins by 50 - is one of the more promising developments heard in high school sports.

Oh, the sports talk show crowd - never known for intellectualism - has had a field day with the new rule, calling it overprotection at best and an example of dreaded political correctness run amuck at worst.

The committee needs to refine some details to make the plan more...