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Tim Duncan

January 9, 2015
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With all the hoopla surrounding the big NBA players’ names, Tim Duncan does not usually come up.  All he does each year is lead his team to winning seasons.  Last year he led San Antonio to the NBA Championship.  He was definitely the MVP of this series. The League MVP was Kevin Durant, and the most...

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Football Playoffs

January 8, 2015
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The college football playoffs actually started in 1869.  That year there were only 2 entries–Rutgers and Princeton with Princeton winning.  Thus, they were declared the National Champions.  In 1871 there was no playoff but Alabama claimed the unofficial title.  In 1933 Alan Gould of the Associated Press declared Alabama the winner and this started...

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Ripley County Tourney

January 7, 2015
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The 91st edition of the Boys Ripley County Tourney will start later today.  The Batesville High School boys have won 7 straight tournaments and probably would have been the favorite this year had it not been for the injury loss of Bryan Hoeing.  Batesville has 27 wins in their 60 appearances in the tourney. ...

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Lucy Li

January 6, 2015
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Most of you have probably never heard of Lucy Li.  I know I hadn’t until I read the article provided to me by Glen Butte.  This 11-year old prodigy made a quite a splash in the LPGA this past summer.  She qualified for the U.S. Open and, although she failed to make the cut,...

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McIntosh & Sellers

January 5, 2015
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Both Bryan McIntosh and Sean Sellers are doing well at their respective universities.  The former Greensburg Pirates are both at D1 schools.  McIntosh has started 12 of 13 games for Northwestern, and he is averaging 11.3 points per game.  He is hitting 82% from the free throw line and has 33 rebounds.  He leads...

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Cleveland Troubles

January 2, 2015
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Happy New Year! The Cleveland Browns ended 2014 just like they have done the last several years.  Nothing seems to go right for one of the storied franchises in pro football.  Johnny Manziel either had a party or attended one depending on whose story you believe.  It doesn’t really matter what was true because...

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Holidays!

December 24, 2014
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the faithful readers of Huddle Up.  We will be taking a week off so we can enjoy our family and hope you are able to enjoy yours as well.  We will be back after the holidays!

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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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Calling All Poets @ Osgood Public Library 136 West Ripley Street Osgood, IN 47037
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Help celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial with your poetry. Requirements:  adequately represent Ripley County & contain a maximum of 40 lines  in any form. 3-5 entries will be chosen to be submitted into the Birthday Book. Dealine: April 1, at the Osgood Public Library.  

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