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AP Stylebook Declares Which College Teams Get To Go By Their Initials

I said this the last time I blogged about the Associated Press sports styles, and I’ll say it again: I find this stuff fascinating, and it’s my blog, so if you don’t like it you can just go right back to the toilet you came from.

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The AP Stylebook, while not the only style guide out there, is likely the one that influences the terminology and usage choices made by the largest number of newspapers and websites (including this one) that you read. Today, the Stylebook’s Twitter account held a Q&A chat hosted by AP assistant sports editor Oskar Garcia. Here’s the good stuff:

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After the formal chat, Garcia answered some further questions on more general sports usage.

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Thanks for joining us for this instructive little blog. I look forward to continuing to follow the Stylebook, except in those cases I think my way is better, or in those in which I’m too lazy to check.

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