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ScuttleBu(r)t leftovers, March 24

March 24, 2012 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Can’t remember a darker day for area basketball with Michigan State, Wisconsin and Marquette losing in the NCAA and Carney leaving Michigan’s high school tourney ... Watched enough college and high school basketball this winter to fully realize a team isn’t going anywhere without a point guard. No doubt the most important position ...

Doesn’t look good for “1641 Parkview” and “USC John” to sit side-by-side for the Rose Bowl football game. CBSSports.com predicts LSU and USC meeting Jan. 7 in Miami for the national championship. The Rose Bowl will pit Michigan and Oregon while the Outback Bowl has Michigan State against South Carolina. The Fiesta Bowl forecast looks interesting with Wisconsin tackling Oklahoma ...

Ryne Smith, grandson of Phyllis and the late Stu Smith, took the desperation shot in Purdue’s 63-60 loss to Kansas in the NCAA tournament. Ryne, described as a “defensive agitator” on the Purdue Web site, closed out his senior season with a 9.1 scoring average. His grandfather was the U.P Hall of Fame coach (Forest Park, Vulcan) and Iron Mountain grad ...

Here’s hoping an area store will request Grain Belt from Four Seasons Distributors. I’d prefer not driving to Menominee or Green Bay for my favorite beverage ...

The wait is over: AMC's four-time Emmy Award winning “Mad Men” returns Sunday, March 25, with a two-hour premiere (8 p.m.). TV doesn’t get any better ...

Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on Dallas Seavey, 25, becoming the youngest winner in Iditarod history: "He spent the last 600 miles texting." ...

From 12-year-old Naomi Lee, telling the Palo Alto (Calif.) Daily News about her two holes in one on Pebble Beach's 9-hole, par-3 course: "It was the most awesome day of my entire life." ...

Kentucky has joined Illinois in sanctioning bass fishing as a high school sport. Wonder how long before Michigan and Wisconsin get hooked? ...

The last Big Ten Conference baseball team to win a national title? Ohio State in 1966. Michigan, in 1984, was the last Big Team to play in the College World Series ...

Solid high school wrestling background to Iron Mountain VA Medical Center director James Rice. In his senior season at West Iron County, he placed third in the 1985 Kingsford Invitational at 132 pounds and challenged that year to break the school takedown record. Athletes in the Rice family, with James’ wife, Corissa, utilizing her Division 1 softball background to help out area clinics ...

 
 
 

 

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