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College Athletic Budgets

February 26, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Taunting

February 17, 2015
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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
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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
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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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