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Vin Scully

December 23, 2014
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On November 29 Vin Scully, the long-time broadcaster for the LA Dodgers turned 87.  This in itself is remarkable, but the fact that he has been broadcasting Dodger games continuously since 1953 is even more impressive.  For those of you who are not math majors, this is 61 years.  He is scheduled to broadcast the...

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Chicago Cubs

December 22, 2014
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The Chicago Cubs certainly went about improving their baseball chances in 2015 by making themselves very busy during the recent baseball meetings.  They have acquired 3 top producers for the upcoming season.  They include Jon Lester, Jason Hammell, and Miguel Montero already.  They are reportedly interested in Cole Hamels of the Phillies. Jon Lester...

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Power 5 Again

December 19, 2014
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The topic of the top 5 conferences keeps coming up.  The sole goal of these 5 power conferences, it seems, is to win games no matter what the cost to education.  The University of North Carolina in the years 1993-2011 had 48% of their athletes placed in classes where no attendance was required.  These were...

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Big Ten Football and Concussions

December 18, 2014
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Next year all Big Ten Conference games will have an independent trainer seated in the press box.  This trainer will have a complete monitor system to observe each athlete who may take a hard hit while playing the game.  They will also be in direct contact with the officials on the field.   After any suspicious...

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Indiana High School Basketball Players

December 17, 2014
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Why are Indiana’s best leaving the state to play elsewhere?  In the last 3 years, Indiana players have helped Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio State, and Michigan State reach the NCAA playoffs.  In some cases, they are taking them all the way to the Final Four.  Illinois has just signed Indiana’s best, so they have...

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Boy/Girl High School Double Headers

December 16, 2014
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By the end of this week, Batesville will have played their second boy/girl double header in basketball.  If you are not familiar with this concept, the girls varsity plays their game at 6 p.m. followed by the boys varsity game.  The reserve teams play their games simultaneously at Batesville Primary School.  The boys and...

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Football–Heisman & Playoffs

December 15, 2014
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This past week both the Heisman Trophy winner and the 4 playoff teams were announced.  Marcus Mariota of Oregon is this year’s Heisman Trophy winner!  He was a runaway choice, and I have no complaints against this.  Marcus’ record at Oregon was almost spotless this year, and he has led his team to one...

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2015 Hall of Fame Class

December 12, 2014
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The Ripley County Hall of Fame Committee has approved the following group of 7 for the 2015 Hall of Fame Class.  This 15th edition of the Hall of Fame induction will include the following candidates.  There are two ladies in this class.  Lisa Bradshaw was a player for Jac-Cen-Del High School, and Dee Ann...

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Coach vs. Fan

December 11, 2014
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When a retired coach watches a ball game, he does not see it the same as an ordinary fan.  Once you have coached, you always find yourself analyzing what is happening on the court or field.  A 13-7 half time lead in football would normally relate different to the fan than to an ex-coach.  From...

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Ben Utecht

December 10, 2014
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Ben Utecht retired from the Cincinnati Bengals a couple years ago.  He was a member of the 2006 Super Bowl Indianapolis Colts.  The Colts released him in 2009 because of the concussions he suffered while playing for them.  The Bengals gave him a try, but it didn’t work out. The 35-year old has 3 daughters and...

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