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Title IX Revisited

December 5, 2013
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Title IX takes many forms in high school athletics.  The true meaning of the law states that there be no difference in the handling of male and female athletic programs.  Literally, this has not happened yet.  For one thing, high school girls’ teams don’t mind playing games during the week.  In fact, some of...

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Shooting Free Throws

December 4, 2013
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I know every basketball coach thinks he practices free throws more than he practices anything else.  From watching most games, something isn’t working!  Either coaches are not practicing free throws long enough or the players certainly are not listening to what is being instructed.  Anyone playing basketball beyond eighth grade should be able to...

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Joe Dean

December 3, 2013
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Joe Dean passed away November 7th in Louisiana at the age of 83.  For you old timers he played basketball for LSU and was elected to the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.  He was a basketball legend at LSU in his heyday but is overshadowed by people like Pete Maravich and others....

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Hand Check

December 2, 2013
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I am sure you have seen long basketball games either in person or on TV this year.  All of us who complained of rough play in basketball are now enduring these long games.  Just like all rule changes, this one will take adjustment time for the players and officials.  As I understand it, you...

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Gambling on TV

November 29, 2013
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As I have said before, I like to bet on a horse race or two during the year.  I have a lot of fun watching the races on the horse racing channel on my cable TV set.  Since I bet in $2 increments and rarely, if ever, spend more than $6 on one race,...

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Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013
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Ahhhhh, Thanksgiving!  A sport-loving man’s favorite day!  What could be better–a hardy meal with 5 or 6 football games to watch after you stuff yourself with turkey and all the trimmings?  This is great, right?  Oh, you are the lady of the house, and you don’t see it quite the same as your husband!...

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Brandon Phillips

November 27, 2013
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Brandon Phillips is a 32-year old second basemen with the Cincinnati Reds.  This is all well and good; however, he is scheduled to make 50 million the next 4 years which is the remainder of his contract.  Even though he hit very well for the season, he did almost nothing the last two months....

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Old Time Saturday

November 26, 2013
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When high school boys play Saturday night basketball games, their usual day probably is a walk-through practice around 10 in the morning, a light lunch, and relaxation until the bus leaves or until they are due at the local gym.  The only variation will be the time when the local school will schedule this...

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Locker Room Banter

November 25, 2013
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Much has been debated about the situation with the Miami Dolphins.  We do not know all that went on in that locker room and probably never will.  However, the ordinary person has no idea what language goes on in any locker room much less one with athletes playing at the highest level of their...

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Fifty Years Ago

November 22, 2013
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Today is the anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  Like most events of this magnitude, people my age remember where you were and what you were doing.  I was working at Purdue University as a graduate student, and I was just coming back to campus from one of the experimental farms.  My...

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