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Newsgroups Spotlight: Sports on Usenet Newsgroups

February 25th, 2009

For as long as Usenet has existed, it has catered to the interests of its community. It’s no wonder then that so many sports related newsgroups exist. Everything from basketball to Japanese bowling have been and continue to be available on newsgroups.

Today, we’re taking a look at some of these sports groups and the specific sports activity and/or region they cater to. Some of these groups are more active than others, some are up to the minute. All and all, for full coverage of practically any sport, Usenet has got it covered.

BasketBall

alt.sports.basketball.big8

alt.sports.basketball.big8.kansas

alt.sports.basketball.college

alt.sports.basketball.college.big-5

alt.sports.basketball.college.fsu-seminoles

alt.sports.basketball.college.men.ucla-bruins

alt.sports.basketball.ivy

alt.sports.basketball.ivy.columbia

alt.sports.basketball.ivy.penn

alt.sports.basketball.mn-wolves

tw.bbs.sports.basket

tw.bbs.sports.basketbal

tw.bbs.sports.basketball

tw.bbs.sports.basketball.nba

zipnews.sports.basketball.d

zipnews.sports.basketball.nba.team.sacramento.kings

alt.sports.basketball.nba

alt.sports.basketball.nba.atlanta-hawks

alt.sports.basketball.nba.boston-celtics

alt.sports.basketball.nba.char-hornets

alt.sports.basketball.nba.chicago-bulls

alt.sports.basketball.nba.clev-cavaliers

alt.sports.basketball.nba.dallas-mavs

alt.sports.basketball.nba.denver-nuggets

alt.sports.basketball.nba.det-pistons

alt.sports.basketball.nba.gs-warriors

alt.sports.basketball.nba.hou-rockets

alt.sports.basketball.nba.ind-pacers

alt.sports.basketball.nba.la-clippers

alt.sports.basketball.nba.la-lakers

alt.sports.basketball.nba.miami-heat

alt.sports.basketball.nba.mil-bucks

alt.sports.basketball.nba.mn-wolves

alt.sports.basketball.nba.nj-nets

alt.sports.basketball.nba.ny-knicks

alt.sports.basketball.nba.orland-magic

alt.sports.basketball.nba.orlando-magic

alt.sports.basketball.nba.phila-76ers

alt.sports.basketball.nba.phila-ers

alt.sports.basketball.nba.phx-suns

alt.sports.basketball.nba.port-blazers

alt.sports.basketball.nba.sa-spurs

alt.sports.basketball.nba.sac-kings

alt.sports.basketball.nba.seattle-sonics

alt.sports.basketball.nba.tor-raptors

alt.sports.basketball.nba.utah-jazz

alt.sports.basketball.nba.vanc-grizzlies

alt.sports.basketball.nba.wash-bullets

alt.sports.basketball.nba.wash-wizards

alt.sports.basketball.nbs.la-lakers

alt.sports.basketball.pro

alt.sports.basketball.pro.ny-knicks

alt.sports.basketball.pro.nyknicks

alt.sports.basketball.sec

alt.sports.basketball.sec.arkansas

alt.sports.basketball.sec.florida

alt.sports.basketball.wash-bullets

Football

zipnews.sports.football.d

alt.sports.football

alt.sports.football.arena

alt.sports.football.cfl.bc-lions

alt.sports.football.cfl.ham-tiger-cats

alt.sports.football.cfl.mtl-alouettes

alt.sports.football.college

alt.sports.football.college.fla-gators

alt.sports.football.college.fsu-seminoles

alt.sports.football.fantasy

alt.sports.football.mn-vikings

alt.sports.football.nfl

alt.sports.football.nfl.chicago-bears

alt.sports.football.oak-raiders

alt.sports.football.pro

alt.sports.football.pro.ariz-cardinals

alt.sports.football.pro.atl-falcons

alt.sports.football.pro.balt

alt.sports.football.pro.balt.ravens

alt.sports.football.pro.baltimore

alt.sports.football.pro.buffalo-bills

alt.sports.football.pro.car-panthers

alt.sports.football.pro.chi-bears

alt.sports.football.pro.chicago-bears

alt.sports.football.pro.cinci-bengals

alt.sports.football.pro.cleve-browns

alt.sports.football.pro.dallas-cowboys

alt.sports.football.pro.denver-broncos

alt.sports.football.pro.detriot-lions

alt.sports.football.pro.detroit-lions

alt.sports.football.pro.gb-packers

alt.sports.football.pro.gb.packers

alt.sports.football.pro.houston-oilers

alt.sports.football.pro.houston-texan

alt.sports.football.pro.houston-texans

alt.sports.football.pro.indy-colts

alt.sports.football.pro.jville-jaguars

alt.sports.football.pro.kc-chiefs

alt.sports.football.pro.la-raiders

alt.sports.football.pro.la-rams

alt.sports.football.pro.miami-dolphins

alt.sports.football.pro.mn-vikings

alt.sports.football.pro.ne-patriots

alt.sports.football.pro.no-saints

alt.sports.football.pro.ny-giants

alt.sports.football.pro.ny-jet

alt.sports.football.pro.ny-jets

alt.sports.football.pro.oak-raiders

alt.sports.football.pro.phila-eagles

alt.sports.football.pro.phoe-cardinals

alt.sports.football.pro.pitt-steelers

alt.sports.football.pro.ravens

alt.sports.football.pro.sd-chargers

alt.sports.football.pro.sea-seahawks

alt.sports.football.pro.sf-49ers

alt.sports.football.pro.stl-rams

alt.sports.football.pro.tampabay-bucs

alt.sports.football.pro.tennessee

alt.sports.football.pro.tennessee-oilers

alt.sports.football.pro.wash-redskins

alt.sports.football.uk.darlington-fc

alt.sports.football.usfl

Soccer

alt.sports.soccer

alt.sports.soccer.aberdeen

alt.sports.soccer.ajax

alt.sports.soccer.celtic

alt.sports.soccer.chelseafc

alt.sports.soccer.coventry-city

alt.sports.soccer.crystal-palace

alt.sports.soccer.derby.county

alt.sports.soccer.equipe-de-france

alt.sports.soccer.eu

alt.sports.soccer.euronet.tournament

alt.sports.soccer.european

alt.sports.soccer.european.uk

alt.sports.soccer.european.uk.league.division1-2-3

alt.sports.soccer.european.uk.no-scots

alt.sports.soccer.european.uk.premiership

alt.sports.soccer.european.uk.swansea

alt.sports.soccer.everton

alt.sports.soccer.fc-twent

alt.sports.soccer.hearts

alt.sports.soccer.liverpool

alt.sports.soccer.manchester.united

alt.sports.soccer.marseille

alt.sports.soccer.middlesbrough

alt.sports.soccer.mls

alt.sports.soccer.non-league

alt.sports.soccer.nottingham-forest

alt.sports.soccer.paris-sg

alt.sports.soccer.portsmouth.footbll.club

alt.sports.soccer.results

alt.sports.soccer.sunderland

alt.sports.soccer.toon-army

alt.sports.soccer.usa

alt.sports.soccer.worldcup.england

alt.sports.soccer.worldcup2002

alt.sports.soccer.worldcup98

Hockey

zipnews.sports.hockey.d

alt.sports.hockey

alt.sports.hockey.ahl

alt.sports.hockey.cohl

alt.sports.hockey.echl

alt.sports.hockey.fantasy

alt.sports.hockey.ihl

alt.sports.hockey.ihl.manitoba-moose

alt.sports.hockey.junior

alt.sports.hockey.nhl

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.ana-mighty-ducks

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.anaheim-mightyducks

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.atl-thrashers

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.boston-bruins

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.buffalo-sabers

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.buffalo-sabres

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.car-hurricanes

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.chat

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.chi-blackhawks

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.clgry-flames

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.co

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.col-ava

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.col-avalanche

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.columbus-blue-jackets

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.columbus-bluejackets

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.dallas-stars

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.dallas-start

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.det-redwings

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.edm-oilers

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.fla-panthers

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.hford-whalers

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.la-kings

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.mn-wild

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.mtl-canadiens

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.nash-predators

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.nash.predators

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.nash.thunder

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.nj-devils

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.ny-islanders

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.ny-rangers

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.ott-senators

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.phila-flyers

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.phx-coyotes

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.pit-penguins

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.pitt-penguins

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.que-nordiqes

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.que-nordiques

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.sj-sharks

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.stl-blues

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.tb-lightning

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.tor-mapleleafs

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.vanc-canucks

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.wash-capitals

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.winni

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.winni.peg-jets

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.winnipeg

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.winnipeg-jets

alt.sports.hockey.nhl.winnipeg.jets

alt.sports.hockey.rhi

alt.sports.hockey.uhf

alt.sports.hockey.vhf

alt.sports.hockey.whl

Baseball

tw.bbs.sports.baseba

tw.bbs.sports.basebal

tw.bbs.sports.baseball

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.bears

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.d

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.dragons

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.eagles

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.elephants

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.lions

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.mlb

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.npb

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.tigers

tw.bbs.sports.baseball.whales

zipnews.sports.baseball.d

japan.sports.baseball

japan.sports.baseball.baystars

japan.sports.baseball.bluewave

japan.sports.baseball.buffaloes

japan.sports.baseball.carp

japan.sports.baseball.dragons

japan.sports.baseball.eagles

japan.sports.baseball.fighters

japan.sports.baseball.giants

japan.sports.baseball.hawks

japan.sports.baseball.lions

japan.sports.baseball.marines

japan.sports.baseball.tigers

alt.sports.baseball

alt.sports.baseball.arizona-diamondbacks

alt.sports.baseball.atlanta-b

alt.sports.baseball.atlanta-braves

alt.sports.baseball.az-diamondbacks

alt.sports.baseball.balt-orioles

alt.sports.baseball.bos-redsox

alt.sports.baseball.calif-angels

alt.sports.baseball.card-traders

alt.sports.baseball.chi-whitesox

alt.sports.baseball.chi.whi

alt.sports.baseball.chicago-cubs

alt.sports.baseball.cinci-reds

alt.sports.baseball.cleve-indians

alt.sports.baseball.col-rockies

alt.sports.baseball.college.fsu-seminoles

alt.sports.baseball.detroit-tigers

alt.sports.baseball.fantasy

alt.sports.baseball.fla-marlins

alt.sports.baseball.fla.marlins

alt.sports.baseball.houston-astros

alt.sports.baseball.kc-royals

alt.sports.baseball.la-dodgers

alt.sports.baseball.mabl

alt.sports.baseball.memor

alt.sports.baseball.memorabilia

alt.sports.baseball.minor-leagues

alt.sports.baseball.mke-brewers

alt.sports.baseball.mke.brewers

alt.sports.baseball.mn-twins

alt.sports.baseball.montreal-expos

Misc

tw.bbs.sports.fishing

tw.bbs.sports.inlineskate

tw.bbs.sports.kongfu

tw.bbs.sports.mount

tw.bbs.sports.mountai

tw.bbs.sports.mountain

tw.bbs.sports.mountain.diversity

tw.bbs.sports.pro-wrestling

tw.bbs.sports.soccer

tw.bbs.sports.spor

tw.bbs.sports.sport

tw.bbs.sports.swimming

tw.bbs.sports.ta

tw.bbs.sports.table-tennis

tw.bbs.sports.tennis

tw.bbs.sports.volleyball

theriver.sports

tnn.sports

tnn.sports.surfing

tnn.sports.tennis

tnn.sports.triathlon

japan.sports.bicycles

japan.sports.bowling

japan.sports.football.american

japan.sports.football.association

japan.sports.golf

japan.sports.inline-skate

japan.sports.joba

japan.sports.marine

japan.sports.prowrestling

japan.sports.scubadiving

japan.sports.ski

japan.sports.sky

japan.sports.snowboard

japan.tv.channel.sports

uark.sports

ucb.sports

ucd.sports.volleyball.mens

umich.sports

umn.general.sports

usa-today.sports

z-netz.alt.americansports

msn.expedia.mountainsports

msn.expedia.paddlesports

msn.forums.cars.motorsports.dragracing

msn.forums.cars.motorsports.fantasyracing

msn.forums.cars.motorsports.openwheel

msn.forums.cars.motorsports.stockcars

msn.forums.collectibles.sports

msn.forums.collectibles.sports.cards.general

msn.forums.collectibles.sports.memorabilia

msn.forums.friendsofeurope.sports

msn.forums.games.sports

msn.forums.highschool.sports

msn.forums.sports.am.events

msn.forums.sports.am.guestbook

msn.forums.sports.am.soccer

msn.forums.sports.am.soundoff

msn.forums.sports.am.suggestions

msn.forums.sports.amateur

msn.forums.sports.biking

msn.forums.sports.boxing

msn.forums.sports.coach

msn.forums.sports.college

msn.forums.sports.college.general

msn.forums.sports.college.hockey

msn.forums.sports.extreme

msn.forums.sports.general

msn.forums.sports.golf

msn.forums.sports.gymnastics

msn.forums.sports.hiking

msn.forums.sports.hockey

msn.forums.sports.olympics

msn.forums.sports.pro.hockey

msn.forums.sports.pro.suggestions

msn.forums.sports.rec.events

msn.forums.sports.rec.parks

msn.forums.sports.rec.soundoff

msn.forums.sports.rec.water

msn.forums.sports.rec.winter

msn.forums.sports.recreation

msn.forums.sports.skateboarding

msn.forums.sports.soccer

msn.forums.sports.tennis