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Big Ten Second Best

October 15, 2015
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Since Michigan State won the NCAA Championship in 2000, the Big Ten has been the runner-up 6 times in basketball.  The question continues–is the ACC better than the Big Ten in basketball?  The following are the 6 runner-ups for the Big Ten.  IU was 2nd in 2002, Illinois was 2nd in 2005, and Ohio State...

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PGA Golf 2016

October 14, 2015
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When Zach Johnson won the British Open, he stopped Jordan Spieth from winning 3 straight majors.  To show that there was no hard feelings between the two, they flew back to the United States in the same private plane.  There are not a lot of sports where two guys competed head-to-head and would have...

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Hoosier Hot Shots of Old

October 13, 2015
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If you remember anything about Indiana basketball, these 6 guys all qualify as “hot shots”.  Included are Rick Mount of Lebanon High School and Purdue University.  He averaged over 30 points a game before there was a 3-point shot.  About this time, Jim Rayl of Kokomo High School and IU did just about the...

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Dodger Greats

October 12, 2015
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Don Drysdale in 1968 went 58+ innings without giving up a run.  Most people felt this would last forever.  What he forgot to do was to tell the Dodger management not to draft a pitcher named Orel Hershiser.  In 1988 Orel proceeded to go 59 innings without giving up a run.  As far as...

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Katie Ledecky

October 8, 2015
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Katie Ledecky is an 18-year old swimmer for the United States.  She recently graduated from Stone-Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda Maryland.  She swims the 400, 800, and 1500 meter freestyle events.  She has been compared with the great Janet Evans, the last American to dominate these events. At the 2015 FINA...

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College Football Attendance Up

October 7, 2015
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Over the last several years, the attendance at college football games keeps going up.  However, student attendance keeps going down.  In fact, I think it is down as much as 7% in the major 5 conferences.  What are the reasons for this?  First of all, most colleges do not include sports attendance vouchers in...

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OA Hall of Fame

October 6, 2015
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The Inaugural Ammann-Brinkmoeller Athletic Hall of Fame of Oldenburg Academy will take place this Saturday.  This year’s class will include Tina Caldwell, a 1980 graduate, who starred in volleyball and basketball.  The second inductee is Staci Hewig Adams, a tennis and volleyball all-star from the year 1982.  The last inductee is Courtney Bell, a 1997...

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How About This?

October 5, 2015
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In a September 3 game in which the Washington Nationals won 15-1 over Atlanta, Bryce Harper had quite a statistical line for this game.  He did not have an official at bat.  He walked 4 times and drove in a run.  He was the first one in the modern era of baseball to accomplish...

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Earlier Trade Deadline

October 2, 2015
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Joe Sheehan, in a Sports Illustrated article, suggested that the trade deadline should be moved up to June 1 rather than July 31.  His reason was that after the first third of the season you know what your team needs to be able to compete.  If you can trade for those players at this...

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Wild Card

October 1, 2015
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Hooray for the Cubs!  I have been a Cub fan since 1948 when my brother and I used to listen to them after we finished our chores on the farm.  They were the only team still playing day baseball at that time.  There haven’t been too many good years in that 67-year span. They...

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