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Indiana Finally Moves On From Tom Crean

Indiana Finally Moves On From Tom Crean (0)

I thought for sure Tom Crean would find a way to wangle another year out of Indiana University, but the Hoosiers mercifully cut the cord on this underachieving era, firing Crean after an NIT loss

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The Big Ten’s Big Weekend

The Big Ten’s Big Weekend (0)

After a season of being maligned, the Big Ten stepped up big on the NCAA Tournament stage over the past four days. The Round of 64 on Thursday/Friday was good enough, but the 5-2 record

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The Turnaround Season Of The 1989 Baltimore Orioles

The Turnaround Season Of The 1989 Baltimore Orioles (0)

The Baltimore Orioles were coming off a disastrous year in 1988. They opened that season by losing their first 21 games, firing manager Cal Ripken Sr. just six games in (and in the process antagonizing

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1989 New York Mets: The Johnson Era Starts To Fade

1989 New York Mets: The Johnson Era Starts To Fade (0)

It was the last gasp of the Davey Johnson era. A highly successful period of Mets history had been marked by a World Series title in 1986, but crushing pennant races in 1985 and 1987

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6 Thoughts On The NCAA Tournament Bracket

6 Thoughts On The NCAA Tournament Bracket (0)

On the eve of the NCAA Tournament starting for real, a few thoughts on the bracket... *The pool that I’m in, like many others, makes it advantageous to pick lower seeds to win. For the national

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