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A “Feel Good” Story

April 22, 2014
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How about Union College, a small liberal arts college of 2200 students in New York state?  They offer no athletic scholarships, but this past weekend they defeated Minnesota (53,000 undergrads) who had 18 players on full scholarships.  How about that? The final four in hockey have a total of 39 players who are NHL draft...

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One and Done revisited

April 21, 2014
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The real problem with “one and done” is what happens to the kids after they sign the big contract.  First and foremost, some simply don’t make it after one year in the pros.  Secondly, this is nice money but it is also money that they have never had in their hands before.  Too much...

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One and Done

April 18, 2014
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So much has been discussed by the “one and done” policy of the NCAA basketball programs.  By this we mean an athlete can complete just one year of college basketball and then turn pro.  Most people feel that the NCAA needs to initiate a policy like they have in baseball which requires a player...

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More Hall of Fame

April 17, 2014
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In yesterday’s article I talked about 4 members of the 2014 Hall of Fame class, and today I will recall some tidbits about the other 4 members of the class. Gerald Freyer, son of inductee Donald Freyer, accepted the award for his dad.  Donald was a 1940 graduate of Sunman High School and a...

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Hall of Fame

April 16, 2014
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This years Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame banquet was held Saturday night at the Middle School Commons in Batesville.  There were 140 guests to welcome in the latest inductees.  Some interesting highlights of the acceptance speeches include David Bradshaw, long-time baseball and basketball coach at Jac-Cen-Del, who reminisced about his encounters with Randy...

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Bowman Academy

April 15, 2014
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Bowman Academy was Greensburg’s opponent this year in the 3A basketball championship.  Since their inception, they have won championships in the 1A and 2A classes.  Because of their consistent finishes in the state tournament, they are now in class 3A.  Even without winning the state this year, they could be pushed up to 4A next...

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Fair or Not?

April 14, 2014
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You have heard a lot of discussion on whether Greensburg will have to move up to 4A in basketball next year.  According to the latest information I have, they will not!  I will try to explain their situation in the simplest terms I can. Greensburg did win back to back state titles, but according...

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2013 Top Attendance

April 11, 2014
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Yesterday we talked about the top pro franchises in the world.  Today I will show those sports with the top attendance figures.  Heading the list is MLB.  There were 2,426 baseball games with an average attendance of 30, 504 which tops out at 74,000,000 paid fans.  Second in this list is another baseball group–the...

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Pro Franchises

April 10, 2014
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I decided to look up the top professional franchises in the world.  I was not surprised when the number 1 franchise was listed as the New York Yankees.  They have had 27 World Series Championships.  No one else in baseball is even close.  The second most popular franchise won’t surprise soccer fans.  It is...

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Track Aids

April 9, 2014
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It used to be that the only thing a kid had to improve his track performance was a starting block.  On the old cinder tracks they were heavy metal devices with spikes that stuck into the cinders.   Today these starting blocks are aluminum with very tiny spikes and the block is easy to adjusted to each...

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Help celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial with your poetry. Requirements:  adequately represent Ripley County & contain a maximum of 40 lines  in any form. 3-5 entries will be chosen to be submitted into the Birthday Book. Dealine: April 1, at the Osgood Public Library.  

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