We’re often asked to reprint stories and columns from the past, and none better than this one from Bruce Hooley, on the eve of another state tournament for track and field. People who mock the life in small-town America have never lived the life, or known the people, who characterize the best of what we aspire to be. Meghan Vogel gave us all hope through her personal example. Read Bruce’s proud Press Pros feature on one of the best from his own home town.
As parents, as citizens, we long to change that and return to a simpler, safer time. But right now, that just doesn’t seem possible, so long as there are many more hard questions than there are easy answers.
When we do talk about adultery, we sometimes label it, cheating on your wife/husband, which is an interesting characterization as it concerns two prominent men in the sports spotlight at present – Rick Pitino and Tiger Woods.
Somewhere next season, be it in the NBA or Europe, Thomas will finally be getting paid to do something he’s been underpaid to do for the last three years.
Why Titles Come Tough…Sophomore Kyle Ahrens scored 12 points, but found it tough going against an outstanding group from Ottawa Glandorf and a record-breaking performance by guard T.J. Metzger. The Titans crushed the Versailles Tigers’ hopes for a title in Division III basketball with a 67-46 win at the Schottenstein Center. Read more about the game, and the story of a season of achievement, from Bruce Hooley in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
This marks the fourth straight year Ohio State has beaten every other team in the Big Ten at least once. That’s something Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin – the other half of the Big Ten’s first division – each failed to do this season. And still, the looney birds say Thad Matta can’t coach! Bruce Hooley begs to differ, the subject of today’s Press Pros inside feature.
I like to think somewhere Tuesday night, Dane Fife, Tom Coverdale, Michael Lewis, Brian Sloan and other hatchet men who’ve flopped their way to Hoosier immortality smacked their foreheads in frustration when Aaron Craft hit shot after improbable shot to prop up the Buckeyes’ upset. I just wish I had been with them to see it.
As time runs out on the season, so too does the likelyhood that the Buckeyes will find some offensive “consistency” to fuel another late-season drive for the NCAA tournament.
The Stuff Of Legends…It’s true, for the sake of legend. But all those stories about Woody Hayes, and his coaching predecessors? Let common sense prevail. Some perspective on a “good story”, the subject of Bruce Hooley’s inside feature on today’s Press Pros.
His coaching colleagues may be at odds with his stance on conference competitiveness, but Urban Meyer has made no bones about it…Ohio State and the Big Ten need to compete for recruits and championships.