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Ten years ago today…………….

February 27, 2009

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The St. Louis Arena is best known for being host to the 1973 Final Four in which Memphis State played in against Providence and UCLA. A frequently forgotten fact is that the fourth team in that year’s Final Four was Indiana, coached by Bobby Knight. Here’s a video of the implosion:

Ten years ago today…………….

February 27, 2009

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The St. Louis Arena is best known for being host to the 1973 Final Four in which Memphis State played in against Providence and UCLA. A frequently forgotten fact is that the fourth team in that year’s Final Four was Indiana, coached by Bobby Knight. Here’s a video of the implosion:

Fake eye injury brought laughs

February 27, 2009

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This column ran on April 17, 2008: The blonde, the sportswriter, and a fake eye injury By Doc Hancock For three days, the talk around North Highland Park has not been the baseball team’s win over crosstown rival Christian Brothers nor the possibilty of Andre Allen, who I had a pleasure of interviewing six years ago […]

Loss was part of crazy spring

February 24, 2009

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This column originally ran February 29, 2008: Curse Of The Hotties? By Doc Hancock Being a Clemson Tigers football fan, I understand the dynamic of the “Chicken Curse” that has plagued the University of South Carolina for years. But blaming one’s troubles on the pool table, and even the basketball court, on a hottie — wait […]

Happy 30th, J-Love

February 21, 2009

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Today is Jennifer Love Hewitt’s 30th birthday, meaning that my former co-worker and sidekick Charlie Zettegren is a very lucky guy. Here’s some pictures taken of J-Love back in 1999:

Time to get revenge on the diamond

February 20, 2009

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Today in Millington, Memphis and Kansas will be at it again on a smaller scale as the Tigers open their 2009 baseball season at 4 p.m. against the Jayhawks. Earlier this week, the University of Memphis broke ground on FedEx Park on the South Campus, ending 37 years of baseball at Nat Buring Stadium. The […]

SEC Basketball thoughts:The Sequel

February 18, 2009

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If the season ended today, the SEC would be represented by Florida, South Carolina, LSU, and Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament, meaning that for the first time since 1991, the Kentucky Wildcats would not be hearing their names called for the Big Dance. It has been without question a down year in the SEC for […]