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High School Athletes

September 10, 2015
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In my job as the host of Coaches’ Corner, I get to interview high school athletes from the area.  What a difference it is interviewing these student athletes today than when I started over 30 years ago. Today the athletes are not afraid of the microphone nor are they at a loss for words.  Only...

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Spencer Haywood

September 9, 2015
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Spencer Haywood is the Curt Flood of basketball.  When Curt Flood brought about free agency in baseball, he changed the game forever.  Spencer Haywood did the same for pro basketball when he left college early.  Even though he had to go to court to do so, he left the University of Detroit and was...

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Local Football

September 8, 2015
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When Batesville and Milan played their annual “Bell” game, both teams were missing their top running backs.  Michael Thompson of Milan, I understand, has an ACL injury and is probably out for the season.  This is not only a blow to the Milan football fortune, but a sadder end to a great high school...

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Labor Day

September 7, 2015
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Happy Labor Day! Labor Day is always the transition between summer and fall.  Pro football is starting, college football is here, and the September push to the Fall Classic of baseball is underway.  Pro basketball and hockey are just around the corner, and before you know it, high school basketball will begin. Have a...

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NCAA Basketball’s Final Four

September 4, 2015
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The city of Indianapolis has floated the idea of holding the NCAA ‘s Final Four in Indianapolis every year.  They gave several reasons why this would be a good idea.  First of all, it is a centrally located city.  A second reason is that Indianapolis really knows how to put on a show when...

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Pacers and Hickory Jerseys

September 3, 2015
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As you probably know by now, the Indiana Pacers announced that during the upcoming NBA season they will be wearing a replica of the Hickory basketball jerseys that appeared in the film Hoosiers at designated games.  Not only are they going to do it this year, but Larry Bird (president of the Pacers) said...

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2015 College Football

September 2, 2015
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The NCAA Division I schools are ready to start the 2015 season.  To no one’s surprise Ohio State and Michigan State are predicted to be the top 2 teams in the Big Ten.  Also, to no one’s surprise, IU and Purdue are predicted to finish at the bottom of the Big Ten.  When will...

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Virtual Reality

September 1, 2015
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I recently read an article in the Indianapolis Star about Andrew Luck of the Colts.  This summer Luck found a virtual reality program that allows him to place himself as the quarterback in an electronic football game.  It is called Strivr, and it allows Luck to place a headset on and set up any...

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College Football Union

August 31, 2015
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Northwestern University’s football team tried to declare themselves a union.  Last week their request was denied by the court system because they are not considered state employees.  The whole idea behind the union was to get more money allocated to student athletes. As a result of Northwestern’s action, the NCAA agreed to allow their...

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Adidas and IU Sports

August 28, 2015
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Recently the Adida Sports Equipment Company and IU Athletics renewed their contract for using the company’s sports uniforms and equipment.  IU has been with Adida since 2004, and this contract will take them until 2024.  IU was getting 3.7 million per year to use the brand, but now they will receive 6.7 million per...

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9:00 am South Decatur Elementary Color Run @ South Decatur Jr - Sr High School
South Decatur Elementary Color Run @ South Decatur Jr - Sr High School
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am
South Decatur Elementary School has introduced a new fundraising program called My School Color Run. The My School Color Run program aims to go beyond traditional fundraising. Rather than sell goods, the program aims to engage the entire student body in a fitness initiative that aims to instill a life-long healthy way of living. On Sept. 3, at 9 a.m., the students, staff, and community of South Decatur Elementary School will walk, jog, and run their way toward a healthier life while raising funds for the PTO’s Playground Revitalization Project. The color run will be held at South Decatur Jr-Sr High School, and will be open to the public. This is an untimed fun run. Participants will pass through four color stations throughout the course and end with a massive color toss at the My Color Run Post-Race Party. Participants will be treated to refreshments, music, and fun following the run. Interested participants of all ages can register by visiting www.SouthDecaturMSCR.eventbrite.com, or by completing a paper registration form prior to the event. Registration is $25 for adults 13 and older, and $20 for kids 12 and under. A family of five gets a discount at $20 per person. Pre-registration is[...]