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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Best of times (11/09/13)
It's definitely a bittersweet moment for me as I type the final words I'll write for The Spencer Daily Reporter. The time has flown, it's been enjoyed, and now the moving truck is here. We've made a family decision to begin the next chapter in our lives in the Des Moines area, starting this weekend. While I look forward to the future, as I always do, I will miss Spencer - the people, the community, the job I got to do at the paper...
Keep it classy (10/19/13)
While there are times it's refreshing to hear a public figure speak honestly and keep things real, there are just as many times you wish people would just keep things classy. This week, leading up to the Broncos/Colts Sunday night game where Peyton Manning will return to Indianapolis for the first time since changing teams, he once again showed why he's the definition and epitome of class...
Here's hoping... (09/06/13)
Here's hoping all football fans got to witness a bit of history, not to mention greatness, in the Thursday night NFL Kickoff game featuring the incomparable Peyton Manning. The Broncos QB is entering his second season with Denver and second since recovering from four neck surgeries that kept him from the league in 2011, and he's never looked better. ...
Sources say... (08/17/13)
The 2013 summer episode of the daily sports media soap opera is playing out just as you might expect, with familiar characters and even more familiar stories. Once again, "sources" lead the way in today's reporting and investigative sports journalism. You've got to have sources, that's the name of the game, but at one time things actually had to be accurate to be reported. Not just what some guy said...
Please stop with the hot dogs (07/06/13)
I used to be mildly entertained by the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, held every July 4 on Coney Island, probably about eight years ago. Maybe it's because it was just getting some national attention and people were "amazed" at the number of hot dogs people were willing to jam down their throats. At the time, the Japanese "star" was Kobayashi, a skinny little guy you couldn't believe was eating that much. It was a bit of a freak show, which is why the national interest was there...
One for the ages (06/22/13)
There were blowouts, road wins, buzzer beaters, monster blocks, huge dunks, clutch 3s, and a deciding Game 7. Two championship teams duked it out like heavyweight boxers in the 12th round of a championship fight, each drained physically and mentally after putting everything out on the court...
Finals on tap (06/08/13)
You should be able to find something you like in this year's NBA Finals, if you enjoy basketball at its best. The match-up is one for the history books already one game in - and that's just looking at each team's roster. You've got two very unflinching, unchanging philosophies going heads-up, and neither will be backing down. ...
Why are instant reviews so hard? (05/11/13)
There must be something wrong with the TV monitors umpires, referees and officials watch when reviewing a play with instant replay. Maybe it's not in HD, the screen is blurry and the screen is too small. There's got to be something making the play I saw on my TV look so much different than what the refs and umps are finding on their screens. While instant review is making more of an impact on games across all the major sports, somehow, someway calls are still being blown at a disturbing level...
The unwritten rules (04/13/13)
When I saw what instigated the bench-clearing brawl between the Dodgers and Padres Thursday night, it looked pretty standard. When I started hearing some of the reaction nationally, I began to wonder just how much people really know about the rules that can't be found in the rule book, and the code baseball players live by...
More NCAA problems (04/06/13)
Everywhere you look there's another scandal that's engulfed NCAA athletics. Each seemingly worse and more grotesque than the last. The scene playing out at Rutgers University is something nobody wanted to see, much less believe was actually going on. A coach shoving, throwing balls at players, and using graphic ethnic and homophobic slurs at his players. Mike Rice was fired this week after the videos of his practices went viral and turned the nation's stomach...
Everyone has a bracket (03/23/13)
Everyone's filled out their brackets for March Madness., and many have already gotten out the red pen for some early inaccurate predictions. Everyone can enjoy being a "Bracketologist," that's fine. Just don't expect me, or anyone else, to care about your bracket...
Get on a winning streak (03/16/13)
When you get on a roll, so many other things start going your way. It's the confidence, the intangibles, the thought process that comes along with winning. And when you keep doing it over and over again, you become a force of nature. You ride the momentum the streak has created...
NASCAR doesn't like honesty (03/09/13)
NASCAR is standing on a slippery slope after deciding to fine Denny Hamlin $25 grand after Hamlin made comments about the handling of the new "Gen-6" cars NASCAR has debuted this year. Despite finishing third at last Sunday's Phoenix race, Hamlin made "disparaging remarks" about the new car, which included saying it's hard to pass in them...
Troubling times, questionable questions (03/02/13)
The story's not taking place in Hollywood, but it sounds like it comes from there. Fake students, murder and on-court brawls make up just part of the saga engulfing a Memphis high school the past month. Ridgeway High School in Memphis, Tenn. just got suspended from the state playoffs because it was discovered a 22-year-old man was playing on the team. ...
Wrestling belongs in Olympics (02/16/13)
I bet the IOC has never been to the Iowa state wrestling meet. I doubt they understand the importance of the sport and what it represents. The IOC's decision to drop wrestling from the Olympics starting in 2020 is preposterous and offensive to people who enjoy competition and believe the Olympics are the pinnacle for many sports, wrestling being one of them...
Bizarre week just beginning (01/19/13)
The bizarre week of sports is unfortunately just the beginning for the two stories that have left everyone scratching their heads. Lance Armstrong admitted he took PEDs for every single Tour de France win after 10 years of shouting his innocence from the rooftops. Why now? No one has any idea...
Lakers and Tebow (01/12/13)
It pains me to say it but it's very, very hard to believe the Lakers are going to right the ship enough to make the playoffs this season. I'd like for this All-Star team assembled in L.A. to be a title contender, I really would, but it's simply not happening. On paper, this team is great. This is the worst best-on-paper team in quite some time. It's laughable how bad they are right now...
Best/Worst of 2012 (12/29/12)
It's been fun looking back on 2012, locally and on the national scene. Reminiscing on the highlights and top performances of the past calendar year, if nothing else, shows how fast time is moving. It was just June when LeBron James became the top sports figure of the year, turning around two years of hatred and ridicule, to finally win The Finals. ...
Column: 3A title on the line (11/10/12)
I made my way to the UNI-Dome Thursday for the 3A semifinals and saw two teams that were clearly superior to their opponents. Decorah, ranked No. 1 all year and 13-0, dominated in every facet of the game as they went up on Williamsburg 48-0 before allowing a late score...
Column: Trouble in Tinseltown (11/02/12)
It's been two games and already Kobe Bryant is telling the Lakers' critics to "shut up." You can't really blame the critics - after watching the Lakers' offense AND defense in the first two games it's hard to tell which is worse. Clearly L.A.'s 0-8 preseason record was very indicative of where they are as a team in Mike Brown's second year as head coach...
Column: Stern's run nearing the end (10/27/12)
Thirty years is the nice, round number NBA Commissioner David Stern has decided to end his reign on, which was announced earlier this week. Stern will hand over full duties to Adam Silver on Feb. 1, 2014 but not before becoming the longest-tenured commission in major pro sports (Pete Rozelle, NFL). Silver has been Stern's right-hand man for the past six years as Deputy Commissioner...
Column: Wrong time to quit? (10/13/12)
With everything we know from a medical standpoint on the effects of tobacco and nicotine on the body, there shouldn't ever be a wrong time to quit using those harmful products. Unless you're a baseball player. Then there can be a wrong time;, just ask Nolan Ryan...
Column: Cabrera's Triple Crown is MVP (10/06/12)
Baseball's always been all about numbers, which is what makes Miguel Cabrera's accomplishment this season so remarkable. The Detroit Tigers third baseman became the first player in Major League history to win the coveted Triple Crown since 1967 when Carl Yastrzemski won it with the Red Sox. Cabrera led the American league in average (.330), home runs (44) and RBI (139)...
Column: Dear NFL... (09/29/12)
An open letter to the National Football League: Wow, that was the most regrettable three weeks of NFL football that I can ever remember. Who would have thought replacement refs would nearly be the downfall of the entire brand and league? Oh, that's right, I did, check last month's column (I couldn't resist the mention). ...
Column: Replacing refs is bad news (09/01/12)
Sometimes people and organizations get so big they have no regard for anyone or anything except the bottom line. Roger Goodell and the NFL doesn't don't care how the game will be impacted as long as the league can get a better deal on referees. This week the NFL declared they will play Week 1 with replacement officials and will continue to do so "as long as needed." Apparently the litigators at the league office really like lockouts and needed another one this summer. ...
Column: Armstrong gives up fight (08/25/12)
Lance Armstrong no longer won seven Tour de France titles. At least that's what the establishment wants history to think. The greatest cyclist of all-time gave up his legal battle against doping charges, which will trigger a lifetime ban from the sport and seven consecutive Tour de France titles from 1999-2005...
Column: 'The Greatest' debate (08/11/12)
Everyone wants to be the greatest and certainly everyone has an opinion on who is. The London Olympics, which wraps up competition on Sunday, has provided plenty of debate on this topic, from greatest Olympian to greatest athlete. We all know where Usain Bolt ranks himself on these lists. ...
Column: Olympics making splash (08/04/12)
There's been a vocal bunch, mainly on social media websites, that haven't been happy when NBC's choice to tape-delay its Olympic coverage. Places like Twitter have harpooned NBC for showing the day's top events in a prime-time package recorded earlier in the day...
Column: New contract is "Linsanity" (07/21/12)
I don't blame the Knicks for not matching the offer to point guard and last year's phenomenon Jeremy Lin this week. The Harvard grad who blew up the NBA and national media with a bullet-ride to the top will now play for the Houston Rockets next season after signing a 3-year, $25 million offer sheet...
Column: NFL losing stadium fans (07/07/12)
Whatever gets tossed the NFL's way just seems to bounce off. Lockout, no problem, more fans than ever. A bounty scandal uncovered, no one blinks an eye. Billions of dollars from a television distribution deal among five major networks ensures the masses see as much coverage as they can possible handle, and then some...
Column: Gearing up for London Olympics (06/30/12)
It's been four years since Michael Phelps captured a nation's interest for two weeks in Beijing. We know that because the U.S. Olympic Trials are underway and we prepare to witness the world's greatest athletes compete at the highest level once again...
Column: James delivers (06/23/12)
Not much in sports lives up to the hype, not in today's massive sports hype machine. There have been a lot of "next greatest" or "best players" come along, especially when people start using this label on high school athletes. But ever since LeBron James was on the cover of Sports Illustrated at the age of 16, he has been the "Chosen One" by media, fans, everyone. ...
Lottery conspiracies (06/02/12)
Wednesday's NBA draft lottery once again provided some grade-A conspiracy theories. The NBA is known for them, in particularly the draft lottery, which comprises of ping pong balls being selected and mathematic formulas to determine what percentage of balls each team should get...
Notes from a quick NBA season (04/27/12)
Talk about a fast season - it doesn't just seem like the NBA lockout took longer than the regular season, it actually did. The season is already over, with the important stuff about to go down - the Playoffs. Before we see if LeBron can win his first of "not five, not six, not seven" rings, let's look back at a season unlike any other. A 66-game season that featured teams playing three nights in a row...
The perplexity of Michael Jordan (04/21/12)
A lot goes with being the Greatest of All Time. Fame, legend, millions, glory, championships. Even the ability to own your own franchise. When Michael Jordan got into the NBA ownership game with the Washington Wizards, it was short-lived. It ended up with some poor draft choices and him suiting up for the team for his third comeback...
Another low for Petrino (04/14/12)
There's a lot of slime balls in the world of sports, but we're seeing one of the all-timers right now. Bobby Petrino some how found a way to move even further down the list this week, into an area where integrity and morals have long ago disappeared...
The good, bad and ugly (04/07/12)
People want to know, but Jack Nicholson already explained it --- "You can't handle the truth." It's like eating a stadium hot dog. You don't want to know what's in it, God no. It tastes delicious, that's all you care about. People don't want the curtain pulled back. ...
College game can't be fixed (03/31/12)
People want to know how to "fix" college basketball. While March is still "madness", there's plenty about the system preventing many people from caring about it for more than a month, if that. At this point, there's nothing really left to fix. This isn't your father's college game anymore. ...
Abuse of power (03/24/12)
Roger Goodell has gone mad with power. He will stop at nothing to prove to the public he's dedicated to player safety in the NFL. Whether player or coach, no one is safe from Sheriff Goodell, who's running roughshod over the league with his own version of justice with impunity...
Expanded playoffs foul out (03/03/12)
Expanded playoffs foul out Zach Jevne Sports Editor Don't fall for Major League Baseball trying to tell you it improved things by "expanding" its playoffs. They'd have you believe it's a wonderful thing. Don't listen to them. Under a new rule change, 2012 will be the first year both leagues receive two wild cards. ...
'Linsanity' will give way to Melo (02/25/12)
The newest phenomenon in the sports world is an undrafted free agent from Harvard, Jeremy Lin. The waves created around the league and world are nothing short of amazing. Lin's been on the cover of Sports Illustrated for two weeks in a row. The hoopla and media frenzy surrounding him is nearing Tim Tebow levels...
Competition at its finest (02/18/12)
The action going on at Wells Fargo Arena this weekend epitomizes what high school athletics is about. It's a one-on-one battle to determine who's better with minimal coach and referee interference. The best guy (or girl, in a few cases) is going to win, and there's rarely any debate. I put you on your back, I win. The competition exhibited from these individuals wrestling, coaching, and cheering, is top-of-the-line...
Another 'Super' run by Giants (02/06/12)
Go ahead and count the Giants out. Give them the underdog role. They prefer it. When everyone's counted out Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning and the New York Giants, that's when they play their best. Once again, the Giants went into the Super Bowl as the underdog, the team that shouldn't even be there. A team riding a hot streak that carried them to one of the most unlikeliest Super Bowl just four years ago, where they slayed Goliath - the great 18-0 Belichick and Brady...
The writing's on the wall (01/28/12)
I never thought I'd see the day where Peyton Manning was on the verge on being cut. According to the public comments made this week by Manning and Colts owner Jim Irsay, all signs are pointing to letting go one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game...
Crystal ball says: It's Brady Time (01/21/12)
I spent this week gazing into my crystal ball. I peered into the swirling mist for answers. My crystal ball rarely lets me down, in fact, Vegas is trying to get their hands on it right now. At times, it's too cloudy to determine a correct prediction but it's showing me the upcoming weeks pretty clearly...
Bowl games, bowl games, go away (01/07/12)
It's been a long time coming but I'm officially declaring I've had it with "bowl season." It's just not doing it for me, and it hasn't been for quite some time. The mystique I used to remember about the Rose Bowl and Orange Bowl growing up is gone. Floating away on the sewer stream that is the BCS...
NBA's Grinch steals Lakers' X-mas (12/17/11)
The NBA will be providing stocking-stuffers after all this year. After dragging out a 163-day lockout that cut into the season considerably, the league is going to cram in an abbreviated training camp/preseason to provide us with Christmas Day entertainment once again...
Celebrate at your own risk (12/10/11)
You're under center, surveying the defense. State final game, senior year, two minutes left. You're down by four and need a huge play. You take the snap and roll left. The routes are breaking down and the tight end is covered. You tuck the ball and head up field. ...
The Eagles that never soared (12/03/11)
Robert De Niro's directorial debut was a movie called A Bronx Tale, set in a 1960's Bronx neighborhood with many lessons and social overtones portrayed throughout the 1993 film. One of the lines delivered by De Niro to his son, who begins hanging out with a local mobster, is, "The saddest thing in life is wasted talent."...
Tebow-mania (11/19/11)
You can hear the chants from all over the country. Te-bow! Te-bow! Te-bow! The Denver quarterback known as Tim Tebow is causing a media circus and fan debate the likes of which we haven't seen before. Not since Brett Favre got off his tractor and decided to join the Vikings have we heard so much about one quarterback...
Sad, tragic events at Penn State (11/12/11)
The events unfolding at Penn State shock you. They disgust you. They make you angry. Undoubtedly you've heard, at least the broad strokes, of what has happened in State College this week, which led to the firing of legendary coach Joe Paterno, along with the university's president. ...
NBA Lockout Blues (11/05/11)
I'm bitter. This past week I could have been watching the first week of the NBA season. Instead, I'm not watching anything at all. There's nothing on to fill the void. Major League Soccer? Not my cup of tea. World Series of Poker? No, thank you. I'm looking for LeBron and Kobe. Football picks up the slack on the weekend, of course, but that can't fill the emptiness left by my beloved NBA...
Caught in the moment (10/29/11)
It's easy to say the game you just watched is the greatest ever. Very easy. And it's done by people caught in the moment all over the country, seemingly on a weekly basis. When something incredible happens, people rush to hyperbole, to make sure the moment is properly magnified. Thursday night was an example of this...
Something to 'chew' on (10/22/11)
It's a disgusting habit. It smells, stains your teeth, and causes cancer. It's unsightly and sets a bad example. That's why senators have begged Major League Baseball and teams to stop the use of chewing and dip tobacco during games. For the last two years, senators have sent memos to both teams playing in the World Series pleading for no tobacco on the field or in the dugout. It hasn't worked...
Don't blame the fried chicken (10/15/11)
The fallout continues from the Boston Red Sox epic September collapse. "Beantown" doesn't take too kindly to their beloved Red Sox missing the playoffs. People are demanding answers, and local reporters are stopping at nothing to provide all the dirt and accusations going on behind closed locker room doors...
Wild night of baseball (10/01/11)
It takes something pretty amazing for people to say they've 'never seen that before' in Major League Baseball. Considering the league is over 135 years old, and each team plays 162 games (or 154 back in the day), there's not much that hasn't been seen...
Faking It (09/24/11)
There's a saying that goes perfect for this situation. It's been used countless times, and while it may not embrace the integrity or respect of the game, it happens in the cutthroat business that is the NFL: "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'."...
Kick returns, Tebow and tennis (09/17/11)
The crispness in the air tells you it's football weather. You step outside and know what season it is. What other sport has weather and temperature attached to it? Ah, the magic of football..... Remember when the NFL instituted its new kickoff rule in the preseason? The powers-that-be wanted to "improve player safety" by moving up the placement of the kickoff to the 35-yard line. ...
Another CyHawk game means more name calling (09/10/11)
You can't go too far without someone asking you about the Iowa-Iowa State game. It might be considered a holiday for some in this state. People make plans around it, treating it like the most important day of the year. Forgive me for not sharing in the hoopla. I don't cheer for Iowa or Iowa State. I went to The University of Northern Iowa. I get annoyed by the constant Hawkeye propaganda shoved into my face by overconfident fans, most of which pretend they used to play for the Hawkeyes...
You can't handle the truth (09/03/11)
In today's 24/7 sports talk news cycle, everything is up for discussion. It doesn't matter if there's a story or not. Talk show hosts have multiple hours a day to fill on the radio. ESPN is broadcasting live news shows from early morning to late at night...
No tattoos? Says who? (08/27/11)
Tattoos used to be a way to classify yourself as a "rebel," or some sort of tough guy who doesn't play by the rules. Not anymore. Today, if you don't have multiple tattoos, you're in the minority. Everywhere you look there's a sleeve of tattoos. At the local grocery store, at the park, definitely at the swimming pool...
NCAA soap opera in Miami (08/20/11)
A convicted Ponzi schemer singing tales of illegal benefits from a prison cell... and like sands through an hourglass, these are the days of the NCAA. By now you've heard about the sleazy former University of Miami booster Nevin Shapiro telling Yahoo! Sports about how much cash he gave players and how many parties he threw for members of the Miami Hurricanes football teams from 2002-2010...
Thome's pursuit of 600 going unnoticed (08/13/11)
Nobody cares more about stats and numbers than baseball. Some of the most iconic numbers in all of sports have to do with baseball. 56, 3,000, 61 (now 73), .400, 755 (now 762) just to name a few. That used to be the case, once upon a time. When a player nears one of these milestones, the media frenzy kicks into high gear. At least it usually does. This season we saw some hoopla for Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit. The Yankee legend cemented his legacy by becoming the first Yankee to achieve the feat...
Teeing off at the NW Am (08/06/11)
The course glistened in the early morning as droves of golfers headed to the tee box. The temperature was pleasant, not suffocating and miserable, as it had been the past few days. The greens, fairways and bunkers were perfectly manicured. Everything was set and ready to go...
Looking ahead to state baseball (07/23/11)
Principal Park will welcome thousands to the Iowa State Baseball Tournament, starting this weekend and going through next week. The top baseball teams from around the state gather in Des Moines and try to win three games to become champions. I've been away from high school baseball for 10 years, when I threw my last pitch in 2001 for the Decorah Vikings. As I've immersed myself back into the high school game this summer in northwest Iowa, I've seen some good teams and some very good players...
MLB: State of the Union (07/16/11)
We're at the halfway point of a long Major League Baseball season. Despite it being the only game in town, due to the NBA and NFL lockouts, MLB continues to flounder in terms of captivating an audience. The league isn't evolving, it's taking steps backwards. It's a sad state of affairs because baseball was once regarded as "America's Pastime." The game itself is still great, always will be. It's the league and the people in charge of the league that are doing it damage...
Don't go chasin' foul balls (07/09/11)
One of the thrills of being a spectator at a Major League Baseball game is the chance to take home a souvenir. Whether it's a home run or a foul ball, or just a player tossing a ball into the stands for a fan to take home and remember the game - the ball serves as a great game trophy. Unfortunately, people can go too far obtaining a foul ball, and it can end in tragedy...
Here comes another lockout (07/02/11)
The NFL is well-entrenched in a lockout this offseason, one many fans are sick of hearing about. The owners and players are busy trying to divide up a $9 billion pie, but fans are getting sick of it. Now that July is upon us, its time for commissioner Roger Goodell and Players' Association executive DeMaurice Smith to settle this thing. ...
What's in a name? (06/25/11)
Lakers forward Ron Artest is going to legally change his name to Metta World Peace. This isn't a joke. He filed official change of name documents with Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday. Seven years ago, the last person you would associate with peace was Artest. Now you'll have to...
Vancouver riots: Sad state of affairs (06/18/11)
The people of Vancouver should be ashamed of themselves. Not because their hockey team, the Canucks, lost the Stanley Cup finals in Game 7 on home ice Wednesday night, but for how they reacted to the loss. After the Boston Bruins defeated the Canucks 4-0, fans and other Vancouver residents took to downtown and started flipping and burning cars. ...
Waiting on LeBron (06/11/11)
Pressure can bust pipes or make diamonds. In today's sports world, those are the only two options the masses will accept. People want to see greatness happen or the downfall of the superstar. There's so much coverage these days, those are the only things that stand out. LeBron James knows this all too well...
Won't see another one like Shaq (06/04/11)
Let's all take a moment for those basket support systems and backboards that were left useless after a monster Shaq dunk. Take a moment and think about all those NBA centers who were used and abused for the better part of two decades by the most dominant force the league has ever seen. ...
Can't change rule because of one injury (05/28/11)
It's a shame reigning NL Rookie of the Year Buster Posey broke his leg and may miss the rest of the season after a collision at home plate late in the game Thursday against the Florida Marlins. You hate to see injuries happen, especially to an up-and-coming star in the league, but unfortunately, they're part of the game and this isolated incident shouldn't be used as a reason to start changing rules...
Vikings whiff on another 1st round (04/30/11)
This is not an indictment on Christian Ponder's ability or potential. He could have a great career, I hope he does. Ponder is the quarterback the Vikings selected with the 12th pick in Thursday's first round of the NFL draft. The Florida State product was selected much higher than anyone had projected, and made nearly all Vikings fans question the decision. ...
A Gym In Your Hand (04/27/11)
There's a way to sculpt your body, build endurance, improve your cardio, increase strength, and it fits in the palm of your hand. You don't need much space or time, either. Sounds too good to be true? Not if your willing to commit to working out with Russian kettlebells...
Many story lines again this NBA Playoffs (04/23/11)
When it comes to entertainment, intrigue, and the highest-level of competition among the world's best athletes, it doesn't get much better than the NBA Playoffs. As an avid watcher of the what I consider the best league in pro sports, the two months of playoffs compel me like nothing else...
What's next for MLB and Hall of Fame? (04/16/11)
The steroid conversation isn't going anywhere. It's going to escalate further every year until people can come to terms with it. While current drug testing and standards have "cleaned up" the current game, the "Steroid Era" isn't even close to being put to bed. It's unfortunate but it's Major League baseball's own fault...
PGA needs Tiger back (04/07/11)
You know the story. We've heard the sordid details. Most have tried to move on. Unfortunately, Tiger still needs more time to reclaim his throne atop the PGA Tour. And it can't come soon enough. With the Masters teeing off today, all eyes center around the golf world. The sport's most prestigious event holds a lot of weight and carries a ton of pressure. That's the type of thing Tiger used to feed on. Lately? He struggles to hit fairways and misses short-range putts...
NCAA on bad streak (04/02/11)
The NCAA hopes people to will get lost in the Final Four this weekend and forget about the past month of troubles. I'm lost, all right. Lost in the hypocrisy, corruption and allegations that has surrounding the NCAA and covered it with an aroma typically found in a barnyard...
Zach Jevne
Real Sports Talk
Zach joined the Daily Reporter staff as sports editor in March 2011. He is originally from Decorah, Iowa. He played baseball at University of Northern Iowa and studied multimedia journalism at Simpson College.