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Scuttle leftovers, Sept. 1, 2013

September 1, 2013 - Burt Angeli
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From Brad Dickson, Omaha.com: “In a joint statement, the NCAA and Texas A&M announced that Johnny Manziel was suspended for the first half against Rice. This may be the first time anyone in Texas escaped with a lenient sentence.” ...

From Gary Washburn, Boston Globe: “Larry Sanders celebrated his four-year contract extension last week by holding his news conference at a Boys & Girls Club in Milwaukee. And strangely, Sanders is probably the only Bucks player these youngsters recognize after a stunning roster overhaul.

Sanders, who finished his third season in 2012-13, is now one of the senior Bucks along with Ersan Ilyasova. Under the radar— as things are usually done in Milwaukee— general manager John Hammond drastically changed the complexion of the roster. He’s made the Bucks one of the league’s more intriguing teams entering training camp, which begins in four weeks.” ...

Northern Illinois University is conducting a Heisman Troph campaign for quarterback Jordan Lynch.

One promotional packet, which The Daily News received, is a lunch bag and notebook with Lynch on the cover.

Pole-sitter Ross Kenseth wound up sixth in his ARCA Racing Series debut at Madison International Raceway. The 20-year-old Kenseth, the son of NASCAR champ Matt Kenseth and a past Norway Speedway race winner, was driving for Ken Schrader Racing.

Fifteen-year-old Kyle Benjamin led the final 131 laps to become the youngest ARCA winner in series history.

From Michigan State redshirt sophomore quarterback Connor Cook, talking to mLive.com: "Last year was an embarrassment. That's not what Michigan State football is all about.

"This year, there's a sense of hunger, there's a sense of anger, hatred, just a (bad) feeling, just sick to your stomach. You have seven wins coming off back-to-back 11-win seasons.” ...

From Central Florida head football coach George O’Leary: “There is no question the kids today are softer than kids in the past, in my mind. I think it comes from too much parental babying. I think that’s why it takes kids a little bit longer to play. The game is about contact.  You can try to hide it any way you want, but you got to hit people whether you blocking or tackling.” ...

There’s everything you need to know about competitive rowing in “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.”

Competitive rowing “is an undertaking of extraordinary beauty preceded by brutal punishment,” wrote author Daniel James Brown.

The book follows the University of Washington rowing team. That school was also known for football from 1907 to 1917 when Coach Gil Dobie won 63 straight games.

Those Huskies may have had an advantage. Brown indicated Dobie was “suspected of outfitting his smaller players with iron shoulder pads.” ...

From Wisconsin redshirt freshman lineman Dan Voltz, talking to “Varsity” about becoming a leader: “You have to go out there at practice and act like you’ve been here for five years. I’m not saying you have to be cocky but you have to be confident in yourself and in what you’re doing. If you’re not, you’re not going to present yourself well.” ...

Homestead (Wis) football coach Dave Keel, successful in his contests with Kingsford, shows four state titles and four runners-up since 1999. Homestead’s youth football teams run Keel’s offense and defense in the fifth grade ...

Northwestern freshmen athletes, according to Sports Illustrated’s Stewart Mandel, are required to spend six hours per week in the library during the fall quarter and to meet twice weekly with an academic advisor ...

 
 

 

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