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Scuttle leftovers, Nov. 30

December 1, 2013 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Division 1 college football benchmark time from a long snapper to the punter? .75 seconds ...

From University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill, apparently finding the words for Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press after losing to Wisconsin 20-7: “For the next six hours, there is nobody going to talk. I'm going to go home, my wife and mother sitting back there, I ain't talking. I never do. Been doing it for 30 years. You lose a game, you don't talk. I'll come around tomorrow." ...

John Adams, NCAA national coordinator of officials, oversees 838 basketball refs. There’s 60 full-time National Basketball Association officials ...

Grinnell (Iowa) College basketball coach Dave Arseneault Sr., according to Rick Reilly of ESPN.com, instructs his players to shoot 100 three-pointers during every practice.

Grinnell is the home of Jack Taylor, who shows single-game scoring outputs of 138, 109 and 71 points ...

Comedian Shecky Green once crashed his car into the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. “When they towed my car, my football from the Green Bay Packers’ first Super Bowl (1967) was missing,’ Shecky told Norm Clarke of the Review-Journal. “It had all the guys’ names on it.” ...

Former Michigan and Iowa State coach Johnny Orr attended the recent basketball game in Ames between the two schools. The 86-year-old Orr, who retired from coaching in 1994 with over 400 victories, once visited the area for a Kingsford banquet.

Johnny entertained yours truly and others with an off-the-record chat following the program ...

 
 

 

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