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Half Time Speeches

January 8, 2014
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Most people have heard of those flowery half time speeches that some famous coaches supposedly have given.  I guess there is some value in stirring up athletes before you send them back into the field of play.  Most of these speeches will work only once at best.  The real work at half time occurs in...

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Big Ten

January 7, 2014
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For as maligned as the Big Ten was for their football play this past season, that is how highly ranked they are in basketball.  Every school had a very successful pre-season record, and the Big Ten race should be a real donnybrook.  Take Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio State, and just about every other...

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Tourney

January 6, 2014
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With the start of another Ripley County Tourney, it continues to be the oldest and longest running tourney in the state of Indiana.  Even though in recent years it has not been the sellout it once was, it still should be an exciting tourney.  The girls portion will feature JCD and Batesville as favorites,...

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Hall of Fame

January 3, 2014
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Next week at the Ripley County Tourney the 2014 Ripley County Hall of Fame class will be introduced.  This years group includes David Bradshaw as a coach who won a state championship at JCD.  The second inductee is also a coach from Milan, Randy Combs.  Randy’s teams were consistently winners during his tenure at Milan. ...

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Bowl Games

January 2, 2014
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Happy New Year!  Here we are in a new year and the bowl games are still going on.  It used to be that you got up on New Years Day, watched the Rose Bowl Parade, and then settled in for the Cotton Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl, and the Orange Bowl.  Of course, we...

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2013
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the ole coach!  I will resume Huddle Up on January 2, 2014.  Have a great holiday!

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Dan Dierdorf

December 24, 2013
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Dan Dierdorf, a native of Canton, Ohio, is retiring from broadcasting when this NFL season ends.  The 64 year old former NFL offensive tackle played 13 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals.  Before this, he was an all-American at the University of Michigan.  During his 13 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals he was...

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IHSAA Summer Rules

December 23, 2013
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Many high school coaches are beginning to question the value of 12-month per year training for their sport.  More and more kids are opting to just play one high school sport or, in some cases, none at all.  Before this rule, it was not unusual for 25 to 30 boys to come out for...

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Hand in Hand

December 20, 2013
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All parents and grandparents relish those years when their family members are playing sports.  How else can you explain two people in their 70′s driving to watch the grandson/granddaughter play a ball game on Tuesday night with snow in the forecast?  Don’t get me wrong–I relished every minute Gina was playing and just wish...

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Lasts Seasons

December 19, 2013
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When I coached at Whitewater in Franklin County back in the 1960′s, we had 3 teams on our schedule that were in their last high school season before consolidations.  Patriot was the first one to close, and when we played in that gymnasium, we had 2 referees that must have never seen goal tending.  ...

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