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Poor Pro Game Officiating

March 11, 2015
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Even though pro football is over for another year, the debate continues on why officiating seems to be getting worse rather than better.  Even with all the replays that we now have, there are still many calls that either are not subject to replay. Even with a replay, most fans still believe the refs get the calls...

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Fantasy Sports Betting

March 10, 2015
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Sports fans will find any way to bet on games.  Despite the fact most states have laws in place to keep people from betting online on sporting events, the 2006 Unlawful Internet Game Act put in an exception for Fantasy Leagues.  No one really knows why this form of betting was allowed.  The Act’s main goal was...

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Boys Sectional

March 9, 2015
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Congratulations to our area teams who won IHSAA sectional titles this past Saturday.  In 1A Jac-Cen-Del was an easy winner over Rising Sun.  Their tough battle came on Friday night when they came from behind to defeat Oldenburg Academy.  In 2A South Ripley defeated fellow ORVC rival Switzerland County by 4 points to win...

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Rushing the Floor

March 6, 2015
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A lot has been made of the fans rushing the floor after Kansas State upset Kansas at a recent basketball game.  The mob-like scene on the floor almost crushed an older gentlemen who fell to the floor, and it is reported that some over enthusiastic fans tried to assault a Kansas ball player caught...

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7-Year Old Basketball

March 5, 2015
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On a recent trip to Iowa, I was able to watch my granddaughter play a basketball game at their local Y.  It is quite a scene to see first and second graders attempt to play a real game of basketball.  First of all, it is very unusual to have boys and girls playing on...

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Wendell Kim

March 4, 2015
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Wendell Kim passed away recently at the age of 60.  He was a coach with the Red Sox, Cubs, and Giants in his MLB career.  Most of that career he served as a third base coach.  He was the first Korean-American to wear a major league uniform.  Kim was well liked by all of...

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“Lou Do”

March 3, 2015
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Lou Henson, known as “Lou Do” in his coaching days was recently inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.  At the age of 30, he got his first head coaching job at Hardin-Simmons University.  Before he took the job, he demanded that they integrate their basketball team.  This was quite a stance for someone...

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Two Legends Pass Away

March 2, 2015
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We recently lost two college basketball coaching legends when Dean Smith of North Carolina and Jerry Tarkanian of UNLV passed away.  Dean Smith was 83 and Jerry Tarkanian was 84.  Both of these coaches won NCAA championships.  In fact, Dean Smith won 2 in his 36 seasons at North Carolina, and Jerry Tarkanian won...

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Another Pitch

February 27, 2015
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Carl Erskine has traded his baseball glove for his harmonica.  The former Dodger pitcher will get up in front of 15,000 fans at a Pacer game and play the National Anthem.  The 88-year-old resident of Anderson, Indiana, is still very active despite his age. For you younger fans, Carl played with Jackie Robinson and...

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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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