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2015 College Football

September 2, 2015
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The NCAA Division I schools are ready to start the 2015 season.  To no one’s surprise Ohio State and Michigan State are predicted to be the top 2 teams in the Big Ten.  Also, to no one’s surprise, IU and Purdue are predicted to finish at the bottom of the Big Ten.  When will...

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Virtual Reality

September 1, 2015
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I recently read an article in the Indianapolis Star about Andrew Luck of the Colts.  This summer Luck found a virtual reality program that allows him to place himself as the quarterback in an electronic football game.  It is called Strivr, and it allows Luck to place a headset on and set up any...

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College Football Union

August 31, 2015
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Northwestern University’s football team tried to declare themselves a union.  Last week their request was denied by the court system because they are not considered state employees.  The whole idea behind the union was to get more money allocated to student athletes. As a result of Northwestern’s action, the NCAA agreed to allow their...

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Adidas and IU Sports

August 28, 2015
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Recently the Adida Sports Equipment Company and IU Athletics renewed their contract for using the company’s sports uniforms and equipment.  IU has been with Adida since 2004, and this contract will take them until 2024.  IU was getting 3.7 million per year to use the brand, but now they will receive 6.7 million per...

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Brady vs. NFL

August 27, 2015
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If you like to listen to sports reporters argue on TV, you have found your wish since “Deflate Gate”.  I am trying to decide if Brady’s ego is as big as Roger Goodell’s thirst for power.  Even if Brady wins in the court system, his image will have been tarnished.  Goodell has been given...

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West Badin Golf Course

August 26, 2015
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Last week on a mini-trip to West Badin/French Lick we drove up to see the Pete Dye PGA golf course in West Badin.  After driving straight up what seemed like a mile hill (probably only a half mile), we saw the most unbelievable golf layout.  Cut into what was once a mini-mountain is an...

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Eric Heppner

August 25, 2015
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This marks the 20th season that Eric Heppner is the head football coach at Batesville High School.  He is the longest tenured coach in southeastern Indiana.  Not only is Eric in his 20th season but all of his assistant coaches except for one or two have been with him for all those 20 years. ...

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Rushville Invitational

August 24, 2015
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This coming Saturday will be the Rushville Cross Country Invitational.  Rushville started this event almost 40 years ago.  At that time cross country was just becoming popular in southeast Indiana.  In the early days more than 40 teams participated in this event, and it was a boys only meet run in classes based on...

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Ethan Wilson

August 21, 2015
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Ethan Wilson, a graduate of Pendleton Heights High School, is a baseball player in the Chicago White Sox system.  He recently appeared in a game against Indianapolis while playing for the Charlotte Knights.  This in itself does not make Wilson unusual.  What does, however, is the fact that he is playing with a transplanted kidney. ...

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Finding Old Sportscasters

August 20, 2015
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Dick Enberg, who spent many years covering national sports for many of our nation’s top networks, is now doing about 130-135 baseball games each year for the San Diego Padres.  Enberg, who has lived in San Diego since 1983, said it was a good fit for him.  Even though he turned 80 this past year,...

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VFW Post 3183 American Legion Post 271 The Honor Guard and Firing Squad will honor our deceased beterans with a brief ceremony at each of six local cemetereis. Each ceremony will consist of a brief prayer, three volleys of fire and the playing of Taps. The schedule is as follows: 8:00 AM – Holy family Cemetery (Oldenburg) 8:30 AM – Saint Anthony Cemetery (Morris) 9:00 AM – Saint Mark Cemetery 9:30 AM – Saint John Cemetery (Huntersville) 10:00 AM – Saint Louis Cemetery 10:30 AM – Methodist Cemetery This will be followed by Memorial Day observance at Liberty Park at 11:00 AM, hosted by the American Legion. An open house at the American Legion will follow the ceremony at Liberty Park. The public is cordially invited to attend any or all of these ceremonies.Share this:TweetEmailPrint