College Athletic Budgets

February 26, 2015

Have you any idea what the athletic budgets of IU and Purdue are?  According to an Indianapolis Star article given to me by Glen Butte, IU is catching up to Purdue in one area of their budget. This next year IU will raise their football budget from the $226,000 range to $402,000.  This still...

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The Athletic Scene

February 25, 2015

This is the time of the year that real high school basketball fans relish.  The girls’ season is winding down quickly.  Next week is their state finals.  The high school boys’ teams already know their sectional draw, and their tournament will begin the first of March. Next week March Madness begins for the college...

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Obama’s Budget

February 24, 2015

The latest Obama budget will cut money from college athletic departments’ budgets.  How will this affect donors and the athletic departments? It is common practice for athletic departments to accept large donations of money, and in return, provide choice seats for these boosters at football and basketball games.  This practice has not been eliminated;...

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Snoop Dog

February 23, 2015

I am sure you are trying to figure out why there is a Huddle Up called Snoop Dog.  No, it will have anything to do with the music world.  This is not really about Snoop Dog, but his son. The young man has just received a scholarship to play football at UCLA.  His dad...

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Bud Wright, Sheridan Football

February 20, 2015

Just before the Super Bowl this year, the NFL was looking for a coach to honor who had been in the game for a long time.  They also wanted someone who coached the right way.  It was quite ironic that one of the 3 coaches they considered was named Wright. Only one of the 3 was...

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Ernie Banks Funeral

February 19, 2015

When Ernie Banks passed away in late January, the Chicago Cubs and the city of Chicago went together to plan a funeral memorial for the man they called Mr. Cub.  His casket was on display with a giant “number 14″ Banks jersey covering the casket.  Behind the casket, was a giant picture of Ernie...

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Milan Museum

February 18, 2015

A couple from Indianapolis traveled to Milan in hopes of seeing the gymnasium in which the ’54 Indians played their games.  They were quickly informed that the old gymnasium had been razed.  However, they were directed to the museum.  Since they had traveled to Milan specifically to see remnants of the ’54 Indians, they thought “why...

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February 17, 2015

If you were at the Batesville vs. New Castle basketball game recently, you will remember that New Castle was assessed a technical foul for taunting.  Some of you might wonder what constitutes taunting on a basketball floor.  The young man from New Castle got his technical because his teammate was just warned by the...

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Girls Sectional Results

February 16, 2015

Only the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles were able to win a sectional championship among our area schools.  The Eagles defeated Oldenburg Academy 54-33.  The perennial sectional champions will try to win a regional this Saturday.  Congratulations to Coach Smith and his Lady Eagles. The Batesville Lady Bulldogs put up a valiant effort but lost to...

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Athlete’s and Marijuana

February 13, 2015

If athlete’s were not getting their names in public enough for some of their off-field exploits, now we have the marijuana debate going on in society.  After all, it is legal in Colorado to deal in marijuana.  Does that mean an adult athlete in Colorado can freely participate in its usage just like any...

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Upcoming Events

all-day BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
Jan 15 – Feb 15 all-day
The Batesville High School Interact Club will be having a spring cleaning coat drive from January 15 – February 15. Drop-off locations include Goody’s, Batesville Memorial Public Library, and the Guidance Office at the Batesville High School.
8:00 am CASA Training @ Souttheastern IN YMCA
CASA Training @ Souttheastern IN YMCA
Feb 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) training is February 5 and 12 from 5:30 – 9 pm, and February 6 and 13 from 8 am – 4 pm at the Southeastern IN YMCA in Batesville. Prospective volunteers who want to aid children must fill out applications ahead of time. Information can be found at or by calling Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children Executive Director Tonya Ruble-Richter at 812-599-2630 or emailing her at
9:00 am 10th Annual Food & Growers Confe... @ Batesville Intermediate School
10th Annual Food & Growers Confe... @ Batesville Intermediate School
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The 10th Annual Food and Growers Conference for Producers, Gardeners, and Consumers will be held at the Batesville Intermediate School on Saturday, February 6 from 9 am – 3 pm (registration at 8:30 am). This year’s topic is “Nurturing Our Ecosystems,” and will cover topics such as soil and pollinator habitats, weed and pest control, raising heritage poultry, your body (food as medicine), and your farm as a thriving business. Speakers will include Cheryl Carter Jones from the Indiana Grown Commission and Local Growers Guild, Mac Stone from Kentucky Proud, Michele Colopy from the Pollinator Stewardship Council, and others. Catered lunch includes brick oven pizza made on site! Cost is $25 per person and $15 for each additional person in same household. RSVP requested: 812-212-5432 or For more information on speakers and topics visit or like them on Facebook.

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