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Dec
13

Hooley: The Problem With Heisman….

Had there been a Heisman up to and including 1843 — the year Mr. Webster died — you can bet he would have insisted on more precise parameters for those who select college football’s most prestigious award.

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Dec
6

Football Film May Change Views On The Future Of The Game….

The film “Concussion” will come out in a couple of weeks and no doubt change some views of parents, players, and the public as to how football will be played in the future…and sooner than you think.

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Dec
2

A Letter To Press Pros…..

Some say it’s a sign of the breakdown of winning values of our country; others say it’s just plain human jealousy. This Press Pros reader took the matter to another level, and asked us to share.

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Nov
27

Weekend’s State Semi-Finals Attract State’s Focus On The MAC

With five area teams poised to earn berths in the state finals for the second year in a row, the eyes of the state are on Miami Valley football this weekend.

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Nov
25

If You Think College Football Is Better, Different….

What really happens to the local high school “can’t miss” when they get to a college sports program and suddenly disappear? Well, thanks to the human element, it’s not as tough to figure out as you might think.

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Nov
23

On The Pain Of Being A Fan, Part II….

If Urban Meyer can somehow pull this off, finish 11-1, secure a New Year’s Day bowl bid, hold his recruiting class together, and convince those coming back that one bad day of play-calling does not signal a trend for the future…I’ll call it the greatest coaching achievement since last year’s 3-pack with Cardale Jones.

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Nov
21

Hooley: Now We Know (More)….

When a star player like Elliott drops a payload atop the coaching staff the likes of his post-game comments, scarlet and gray detectives will probe for answers.

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Nov
21

The Costly Reminder….

On what the locals call “remembrance” day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the people and America comes back to pay tribute to the sacrifice once made to keep us unified as a country…and the words from a president that hold respect even unto this day.

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Nov
18

Have Breakfast, And Get A Book From Hal……..

Everybody has to eat breakfast, so why not combine breakfast at Bunkers next week and some Christmas shopping with Hal McCoy.

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Nov
15

Thoughts On Playing, Protesting, And Percentages For Change…

The current issues on college campuses amounts to little more than the next tempest in a teapot. The solution? If you don’t feel safe where you are, go somewhere where you do.

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Nov
12

There Is A “Funk”…..

To those who never played, or those who are otherwise too removed to remember, there’s no feeling more empty than that of knowing you’ve played your last game.

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Nov
12

Hooley: Pinkel Bites The Hand That Feeds Him…

If you think Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel acted out of courage and character, understand now how the university president he helped dump once acted in the same manner to give Pinkel his job.

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Nov
11

The Cost Of Doing Business: Eyes Raised Over Playoff Ticket Prices

With a week in the books, impressive performances on the field weren’t the only thing that had fans talking about the football playoffs. Some chose to stay home and read about it, and here’s why.

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Nov
5

The Hypocrisy Of Old Men….

The season’s first ranking of eligible candidates for the college football playoff series is, in reality, the next big hook. And those who get sucked in are the fish they’re after.

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Nov
4

Nate Jenkins: The Best Buckeye Backup Ever…?

It has to feel good for Ohio State starting quarterback J.T. Barrett to know that whenever he gets in a tight jam he can count on Cardale Jones to be there to bail him out.

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Oct
30

What I Miss Now At Every Troy-Piqua Football Game….

Time passes, they say, and along with it some very good memories of better days, better football games, and some very good people!

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Oct
29

Five Reasons Piqua-Troy Isn’t What It Used To Be

If you’re not planning on going to Friday’s Troy-Piqua game, you may not be alone, for various cultural and community reasons. Here’s five of ’em…if you’re wondering!

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Oct
28

Why Baseball Is Losing Its Grip…..

The games are too long, at the wrong time, and simply too boring to sit through. It’s little wonder that people prefer knitting over watching the World Series.

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Oct
26

Harbaugh, Coaches’ Modesty Doesn’t Sell…

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh is telling those who’ll listen that his repeated rebuilding success is nothing personal. It’s a team effort. Here’s the litmus test of whether he really believes that.

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Oct
25

Nate Jenkins: Blake O’Neill Fails The Football Gods

Michigan punter Blake O’Neill is discovering the hard way that some people will wish you death and suffering if you don’t deliver what they want.

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