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National High School Athlete of the Month

January 18, 2016 Coach Raver

I was interested in a Sports Illustrated article about their high school athlete of the month.  She is Hannah Debalsi, a cross country runner from Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut.  The 3 time state […]

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IU Team of ’76

January 15, 2016 Coach Raver

On January 5, Indiana University honored the 1976 undefeated NCAA Championship Hoosiers.  They are the only Division 1 team to accomplish this feat.  Local IU alum, Glen Butte, was able to attend this celebration evening.  […]

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American Pharoah

January 14, 2016 Coach Raver

I was reading an article by Tim Layden in Sports Illustrated recently.  In it he stated that one of the top stories in sports this year belonged to a horse who everybody wanted to love.  What […]

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Bowl Mania

January 13, 2016 Coach Raver

With the 40+ college football bowls we had this year, preliminary numbers indicate that fewer people watched most of the bowls this year than they have in the past.  With so many bowls, most of […]

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Full-time Official

January 12, 2016 Coach Raver

As we near the end of another pro-football season, the question of hiring full-time officials in the NFL has come up again.  Unlike baseball, most officials in the NFL have full-time jobs in another field […]

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County Champs

January 11, 2016 Coach Raver

Congratulations to the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles and South Ripley Raiders for winning the Ripley County Basketball Championship.  The Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Bulldogs and the Raiders also defeated the Bulldogs to win. In the […]

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Get Well!

January 8, 2016 Coach Raver

Two people connected with the Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame are going through health problems right now.  Donna Hoeing, a member of the Hall and also one of its board members, is being treated […]

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Darrell Hazell

January 7, 2016 Coach Raver

Evidently, at Purdue it is a better policy to keep a coach who has no clue as to how to win football games than pay him off and find somebody new.  Because it would have […]

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Equality in the NBA

January 6, 2016 Coach Raver

All pro athletic leagues want you to believe that they have developed a way to provide equality for all cities who have a pro team.  I think the NBA still has a way to go.  […]

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Virtual Reality

January 5, 2016 Coach Raver

Virtual Reality has made its appearance in football.  According to an article in the Indianapolis Star written by John Marshall of the Associated Press, virtual reality is being used as a form of preparing players […]

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