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A Level Playing Field?

December 2, 2015
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How close is the girls basketball coming to a level playing field with the boys program?  One area that the IHSAA has dictated is allowing them weekend games on an equal level with their male counterparts.  Girls are now starting to play basketball as early as 5 years old which puts them on par with the...

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What Is Next?

December 1, 2015
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I am sure you have heard about some of the things coming out of the New York Mets starting pitchers.  If you haven’t, here are a couple examples.  Terry Collins allowed his starting pitchers to decide the uniform, style, and color on the days they were pitching.  In fact, they kept stats on the...

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IUPUI-Division I

November 30, 2015
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IUPUI in Indianapolis has hired a new athletic director to lead their Division I athletic program.  He is Roderick Perry, and he comes to the University from Wayne State in Ohio.  He will be carrying on a tradition of classroom excellence as well as athletic prowess.  For 13 straight semesters, IUPUI’s athletes have surpassed...

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Coach Crean

November 27, 2015
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In an article that I read in the Indy Star, IU basketball coach, Tom Crean, will have roles for his players this year–not positions.  His 5 top players are Pharrell, Blackmon, Johnson, Williams, and Bryant.  They will all find themselves located on the floor where they can produce the highest number of shots, and...

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015
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Happy Thanksgiving to all.  I am taking today off so I can enjoy Thanksgiving and hope you are doing the same.  See you back tomorrow!

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Player Fitness

November 25, 2015
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Butler University’s basketball team is into fitness analytics.  You might ask “what is this?”  It is a growing trend in all sports today.  It starts with body fat of the player.  Most experts want the body fat to be in the 7-11% category.  This is considered top-playing weight. St. Vincent Sports Medicine has everything...

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Basil Mawbey

November 24, 2015
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How many of you remember Basil Mawbey?  He was the coach at Connersville High School when I was coaching basketball at Batesville.  In fact, he took Connersville to the state championship in 1983.  Basil is now at Taylor High School near Kokomo. This is his 40th year as a head basketball coach and he...

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Indiana NBA All-Stars

November 23, 2015
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Recently I read an article in the Indianapolis Star that talked about 5 NBA stars with Indiana connections.  All 5 are capable of leading their teams to playoff berths.  They are: 1.  Gordon Hayward of Brownsburg, Butler, and now Utah 2.  Zach Randolph of Marion High School who went directly to Memphis 3.  Mike Connelly...

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High School Trainers

November 20, 2015
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A point of emphasis in the battle of high school sports injuries is for schools to hire a certified trainer and have them present during practices as well as games.  Batesville High School is very fortunate to have Jennifer Reed as their certified trainer.  She works with Batesville as well as Margaret Mary Health....

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Purdue Cross Country

November 19, 2015
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Matt McClintock became the first Purdue men’s runner to win the Big Ten Championship in 72 years.  McClintock ran the 8,000 meter race in 23 minutes and 12 seconds.  The Athens, Maine, native returned Purdue to the spotlight in cross country after a long dry spell. Back in the late 1970’s and early 80’s...

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