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Is running up the score a problem?

Updated: November 17, 2010, 2:09 PM ET
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A series of lopsided scores -- Wisconsin 83, Indiana 20; Broncos 49, Chiefs 29; UConn women 117, Holy Cross 37 -- has reignited periodic debate about running up the score.

We polled writers who contribute to Page 2 and Commentary for their thoughts about whether such scores are just part of sports, whether there is morality or ethics regarding mismatches, whether sportsmanship comes into play, whether the unwritten rules are different between college and pro sports.

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