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RAMBLIN' RECK: ISU coaches discuss teams’ early success at chalk talk
Indiana State fall sports teams have enjoyed success so far this season and two of them will be out to improve on their marks this weekend.
RAMBLIN' RECK: Looking back at a busy weekend in sports
Hail to the champs — the U. S. men’s basketball team.
Termed too short and too young to win, the U.S. defeated Turkey 81-64 to win the world’s championship in Istanbul. It’s America’s first gold medal in the sport in international competition since 1994.
RAMBLIN' RECK: Big winner (and losers) from college football’s first weekend of action
Some notes and otherwise on college and high school football games played last week:
RAMBLIN' RECK: September is around corner and it brings a plethora of sporting events
September arrives this week — the month that has become possibly the busiest and maybe most important month of the season for sports teams and fans.
RAMBLIN' RECK: MIC football powerhouses get off to fast starts; Chad Collins has nice week
The Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference has been one of the best, if not the best, Class 5A conferences in football in recent years and it appears it will be at the top or close to it again this fall.
RAMBLIN' RECK: National publications pick their top NFL, college teams
National Football League teams have begun their preseason games and college football teams soon will be playing their first games.
Ramblin' Reck: Revival of college hoops’ Hoosier Classic in Indianapolis gaining steam
It’s not really basketball weather by any means but the sport — mainly college basketball — has been the topic of conversation in recent days. One of the topics has been a revival of the Hoosier Classic in Indianapolis. This event for years was played at Butler (now Hinkle) Fieldhouse when Tony Hinkle still was coach.
RAMBLIN' RECK: South senior Goss taking his golf skills to Dayton
Thomas Goss soon will enroll for his senior year at Terre Haute South High School and his final season of high school golf.
Ramblin' Reck: Chip Ganassi, you had the best weekend ever
If anyone had a better weekend in auto racing than Chip Ganassi, we haven’t heard about it.
The personable car owner went into the record books Sunday when one of his drivers, Jamie McMurray, won the Brickyard 400. He earlier had won the Daytona 500 and one of Ganassi’s IndyCar Series drivers, Dario Franchitti, won the Indianapolis 500.
RAMBLIN' RECK: Ganassi can add to legacy at Sunday’s Brickyard 400
Chip Ganassi has made his mark in auto racing many times as a car owner and can do it again this week at Indianapolis.
RAMBLIN' RECK: Could the National League actually win an All-Star game?
Nobody asked me, but:
• It’s a relief to have the Lebron James Wait and Spectacular behind us. Whew. We can all live our normal lives again.
RAMBLIN' RECK: Trade in the cars, it’s harness racing’s prime time
This week is a good one for those folks who enjoy watching horses instead of cars race on tracks.
Three days of Illinois harness racing begin today at the Martinsville Agricultural Fair. The Great Midwest Trot and Great Midwest Pace both are on Thursday’s card.
Ramblin' Reck: Dischinger goes into Basketball Hall of Fame with 1960 Olympic team
Terre Haute’s Terry Dischinger will receive another honor this summer.
The former Garfield, Purdue and NBA standout will be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Massachusetts as a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic team that won a gold medal.
RAMBLIN' RECK: Finals are over, time to focus on NBA draft
The finals have just ended in the National Basketball Association and fans cheered the Los Angeles Lakers in a championship parade on Monday.
Ramblin' Reck: What a year for prep sports in Wabash Valley
The high school sports seasons just about are over for schools and athletes in Indiana and Illinois.
RAMBLIN' RECK: Junior at ISU getting racing experience, dreams of working PR in NASCAR
A tip of the cap today to Indiana State junior Kaci Lientz of Rockville, the winner of the 2010 David Overpeck Memorial Scholarsh
RAMBLIN' RECK: Franchitti’s strong team helped lead to 500 victory
Another Indianapolis 500 is history and we now have another multi-race winner in the event.
Dario Franchitti won because he had a fast car — “It was a hand full, but it was a fast hand full,” he said — and because his team did a good job on the pit stops and in managing race strategy.
RAMBLIN' RECK: Indianapolis 500 isn’t only race around this week
It’s race week again.
The big event, of course, is the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. One of the races leading up to it is the 40th Hulman Classic for U.S. Auto Club sprint cars at The Action Track on Thursday.
Ramblin' Reck: Interesting prep golf matchups on tap for this week
If the weatherman cooperates, some interesting golf should be played this week in the Valley.
RAMBLIN' RECK: Athletes, coaches falling into place
High school seniors have continued to make their college choices and coaches have been chosen to fill vacancies in some high schools.
RAMBLIN' RECK: Standout Valley prep athletes pick where they’ll play in college
More high school seniors have finalized plans for college in the Valley.
RAMBLIN' RECK: Rain stay away: Big games on tap in prep land
If rain holds off, lots of premier high school contests will be played this week.
One of the premier attractions is scheduled today at Clay City with the Eels meeting Linton in softball in SWIAC/TRC action.
RAMBLIN' RECK: Changes may be coming in IHSAA’s reclassification process
Members of the Indiana High School Athletic Association board of control will consider a key change in reclassification in May.
Ramblin' Reck: Mickelson’s Masters one of many highlights from big week in sports
One of the most newsworthy weeks in sports began with basketball and baseball and ended with another dramatic finish to The Masters.
RAMBLIN' RECK: Robinson’s Leonard lands on Chicago Tribune’s all-state team
Players from our area in Illinois earned some great honors over the weekend.
Ramblin' Reck: Former Shakamak star coaches Virginia state basketball champions
Some of the older basketball fans in the area will recognize the name of Michael Allen.
The son of former coach Herschel Allen held the career scoring record at Shakamak High School until it was broken this year by Billy Newton.
Ramblin' Reck: Prep basketball update … and then there were 3
The season has ended for all but three high school boys basketball teams in the Wabash Valley who will continue postseason play this week, buoyed by success on the courts last week. North Central and Sullivan will compete in regionals on Saturday in Indiana and Robinson puts its bid for another trip to the finals on the line tonight in Illinois.
- Ramblin' Reck: Hoops season kicks it up a notch this week Tournament time reaches a major high this week in the high school and college ranks for teams in the Valley.
- Ramblin' Reck: Swing away: Chad Collins up to $346K in four PGA Tour events this season Chad Collins is in his second year on the PGA Tour and has done very well in the four events in which he has played.
- Ramblin' Reck: Boilermakers’ championship will be tested this week Purdue and Ohio State took care of business last week in Big Ten men’s basketball and have more big games this week. Going into games slated tonight, Michigan State and Ohio State are tied for first place in the league with 10-3 records and Purdue is half a game behind at 9-3; Illinois and Wisconsin are tied for fourth at 9-4.
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