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Bill Shoemaker: Photo by Cliff
Apr 11, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (NEWS) - As the country emerges from the great Polar Vortex of 2014, some are looking ahead to the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports." The 2014 Kentucky Derby will take place at Churchill Downs on May 2 and 3 this year, for a race that's looking to be one that will be remembered.
Mar 28, 2014 |
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Rockin' Fridays has new Terrace Showroom By Rick Yencer ANDERSON, INDIANA (SPORTS) -  The first race on opening day at Hoosier Park paid off in a big way amid thousands who turned out for the fun. Not only did champion driver Tyler Smith win with Surclasser but a 15-1 horse called Ajuama driven by veteran Trace Tetrick finish second and pay off a big $28.70. Randall Swallow who been around the...
Mar 26, 2014 |
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Ball State looks for new quarterback during spring training By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) -  Ball State football coach Pete Lembo is willing to let the four quarterbacks listed on the 2014 spring roster play out to see who succeeds recording setting quarterback Keith Wenning.  The only problem is junior quarterback Kyle Kamman saw limited play as Wenning rolled up record setting a !0,...
Mar 24, 2014 |
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Bill Rasmussen revolutionized 24 hour cable programming By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) - Bill Rasmussen mostly talked about the history of 24-hour sports coverage financed by Getty Oil and driven by the content of NCAA competition. But the future of the multi-million dollars sports machine owned by Disney will have a new look this spring when SportsCenter gets a new, digital look as...
Mar 20, 2014 |
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Coach's salary next season is $475,000 By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) - Ball State Football Coach Pete Lembo's winning ways paid off with a contract extension with a $475,000 salary and duties in the front office. Athletic Director Bill Scholl announced the new deal Thursday for Lembo to stay at the helm of Ball State football besides serve as associate athletic director. Those extra...
Mar 20, 2014 |
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The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports is Approaching FREE PRESS REPORT LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - Most of the United States is just beginning to recover from the Polar Vortex of 2014, but that hasn't stopped quite a few people from looking ahead at the 2014 Kentucky Derby - the biggest horse race of the entire year. The Derby has been run for over a hundred years, but there's just as much excitement...
Mar 16, 2014 |
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Brittany Carter scores 23 in second half come back By Rick Yencer CLEVELAND, OHIO (SPORTS) - Three point shooting by Ball State guard Brittany Carter caused Akron to pour on the defense to win the Mid American Conference Tournament Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena. The final 79-68 score reflected a Cardinal comeback that was met with Zips guard Rachel Tecca rolling up the score, finishing with 30...
Mar 08, 2014 |
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Seniors Brandy Woody, Katie Murphy recognized at final home game By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) - An explosive second half by Ball State sophomore Nathalie Fontaine scoring a game high of 26 points easily beat arch rival Toledo on Senior Day for women's basketball. The 69-56 finish showed a mixed defense, scoring in the paint and finishing at the foul line as coach Brady Sallee said the...
Mar 03, 2014 |
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Winter Weather Delays Opening of Backside and Track FREE PRESS REPORT ANDERSON, INDIANA (NEWS) - Due to prolonged winter weather in the area, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will postpone the opening of the barn area for the 2014 live racing season until March 15. Originally scheduled to open March 8, the additional week will allow the Hoosier Park team to better prepare the backside and...
Mar 01, 2014 |
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Majok Majok gets 14 points, 14 rebounds By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) -  A 10-game losing streak with Ball State mens basketball ended on Senior Day Saturday as the Cardinals beat the Central Michigan Chippewas 74-71. Senior guard Jesse Berry said Coach James Whitford kept saying the ball would bounce the Cardinal's way after three overtime and more game leading contests were lost, now...
Feb 27, 2014 |
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Cardinals the worst team in Mid American Conference at 4-22 By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (sports) - After leading much of the game, Ball State lost in overtime to Western Michigan 88-81 on Wednesday, virtually guaranteed last place in the Mid American Conference. "We just cannot finish a game,: said senior Jesse Berry who scored 17 points, and already has 1,000 career points. Ball State Coach...

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