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Scuttle leftovers,, April 5, 2014

April 5, 2014 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

From an Ohio State football assistant: "If you're worried about (Michigan) Wolverine fans, just move to Pasadena. You'll never have to deal with 'em."

That would be Pasadena, as in site of the Rose Bowl ...

Iowa lost $200,000 on its Outback Bowl football trip despite strong ticket sales. “Not a shock,” wrote Tom Dienhart of BTN.com. “It seems most schools lose money on these bowls. The only folks who make money are the bowls. This just makes no sense.

That’s why we should scrap 90 percent of these bowls and just let teams schedule a 13th regular-season game. Imagine how much cash Iowa could have made with an eighth home game last year? Exactly.” ...

Matt Ryan, son of Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan, is a personal basketball trainer in Santa Monica, Calif. ...

Methinks with a healthy Keith Appling, Michigan State is still playing this weekend. Tommy said recently his point guard “is not 100 percent or even 80 percent, but he’s better than he was.'

When this season tipped off, MSU fans in the know figured Appling as the key ...

From Brad Dickson, Omaha.com: “Harvard and Stanford were eliminated from the NCAA tournament. Oh, great, now there's no one left who can calculate the odds of a perfect bracket.” ...

From Tim Staudt, Lansing State Journal: “Memo to the Detroit Pistons. If you are interested in approaching Tom Izzo, don't just offer him your head coaching job. You need to consider an offer he can't refuse, like giving him the entire franchise to run, including the coaching job, and let him step aside from that whenever he wants to rival Phil Jackson's current set up with the Knicks. Throw in the appropriate NBA outrageous money and then see if he'll even consider it. I don't think the Pistons are that savvy and I don't think Izzo is interested anyway. But just recycling another run of the mill NBA head coach for next season will do next to nothing in terms of increasing interest in the franchise.” ...

 
 
 

 

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