March 27, 2014

In the early days when I was coaching, it was up to the coach to find transportation to away contests unless it was basketball or football.  This meant that kids usually were asked to drive.  No one seemed to be too concerned about liability, but as I think back now, what a risk we were...

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What is going on at Purdue?

March 26, 2014

When I am writing this article, the Purdue Men’s Basketball Team was down to 5 scholarship players.  The latest player to defect is Ronnie Johnson.  He was just a sophomore and one of the leading scorers on this years’ team.  He could actually make free throws! Since the beginning of last year, Matt Painter...

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NCAA Selection

March 25, 2014

As the tourney continues on, we will finally see just how much the NCAA Selection Committee got the seeds right.  It is hard for me to believe that they seem to work so hard to prove a point.  The point I am referring to is their yearly snub of certain conferences.  It took several...

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Hope Springs Eternal

March 24, 2014

One week from today the 2014 Major League Baseball Season gets underway.  At this point in Spring Training, everyone still thinks they are going to win their division.  The next week will start showing who really has a chance of doing well.  Everybody is waiting for this baseball season to get underway if for...

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Boys’ Dream

March 21, 2014

I believe that most young boys still  have baseball at the top of the list of things they want to do when they are growing up.  I know by the time they get to high school many of them have altered that dream as they discover other sports.  But, when you they are 6  or...

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Greensburg Run

March 20, 2014

You have to give a lot of credit to Coach Meyer and the Greensburg Pirates for their amazing run over the past 4 years.  No matter how this season finally comes out, this 3-A EIAC school has to their name 3 sectional championships,  2 regional championships, and ay least 1 semi-state  and state championship. What...

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Mid Majors

March 19, 2014

The NCAA Tournament is ready to get underway.  For the Mid Majors, those schools that are not in a major conference like the Big Ten, this tournament means everything if you get in.  Here is where those year-end conference tournaments take their toll.  Of the first ten conference tourneys held, seven of the season...

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Winter Blahs

March 18, 2014

After this long, cold winter, I am really looking forward to the spring sport season.  Let’s hope that the weatherman has a better forecast for April and May than he has had for the past 4 months.  We will need rain for the lawn, the crops, and the trees, but let’s hope it comes...

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March 17, 2014

You have to admire the effort the Cincinnati Bearcats men’s basketball team puts into every game.  Coach Cronin and his staff have taken a program with a storied history in basketball and raised it to another level.  In the recent past some of their coaches had a lot of wins but few of their...

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Twisters Win

March 14, 2014

Congratulations to Coach Gary Moorman and the Oldenburg Twisters Boys Basketball Team for their first-ever sectional win.  When you look at Coach Moorman’s overall record  you may not be impressed, but if you look beneath the numbers you will see what a terrific job he has done with their program.  When you coach at...

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