Greener Grass

April 26, 2013
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I know I have commented on this before, but it keeps coming up. Why do athletes think going far away from home is going to make their college experience better? If the Michigan players who came from Indiana had decided to play their college ball in Indiana, any of the Indiana colleges would have easily been in the final four. We can all blame the Indiana coaches for not recruiting local talent hard enough, but I wonder if that is the case. I find it hard to believe that either IU or Purdue would not have tried to get McGary, Robinson, or the shooting guard Albrecht who drained every 3 he took in the tournament. The Purdue football team usually comes from Texas or Florida and seldom contains more than a handful of Indiana born players. Both schools were big winners back when their athletes came from Indiana. The Plumlee Brothers’ mom played basketball for Purdue, and their grandfather was a professor at Purdue. Glenn Robinson’s dad starred for the Boilermakers and, as far as I know, did well from his basketball playing days there. Why did the Plumlees and Robinson feel they had to leave Indiana to play basketball? I think kids today have a hard time seeing past the end of their noses, and they believe they will be a bigger star if they go out of state to school. As you can tell, I have been getting my pet peeves out of my system with the last two blogs. I can guarantee these athletes that any of the major universities in Indiana can give them a good education, and many Indiana players have done pretty well in the pros playing college basketball right here in Indiana–just ask Larry Bird!

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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[...]