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ScuttleBu(r)t

Gogebic coach impressed with Bilski's defense

November 9, 2012
By BURT ANGELI - Sports Writer , The Daily News

ScuttleBu(r)t ...

Bryce Bilski's defense has caught the attention of Gogebic Community College Coach Dennis Mackey.

"I've been most impressed with his ability to play defense," Mackey told The Daily Globe. "That's probably because in high school he had to play all of the positions. He had to learn how to play the post, he had to learn how to guard guys on the perimeter, guard guys on the wing."

The former North Central High School star is a freshman on the junior college team, which is talking about going to the national tournament by season's end.

By the way, Michigan Tech announced that former Kingsford ace Jeff Gregory will be red-shirted this season ...

It was either the tortellini or cheesy potato soup that cured my cold and sore throat this week. My deepest thanks to Renee (Queen of the Kitchen) Pollard and her talented Norway life skills students for serving up the elixir at the regional volleyball tournament hospitality room ...

From Northern Michigan men's basketball coach Doug "My Way Or The Highway" Lewis, on starting his third season with the Wildcats after going 18-34 in the previous two: "This is the year people will see what type of teams I'm capable of having on the floor night in and night out. Talent-wise and with a higher basketball IQ, I think we can make a run for the GLIAC tournament." ...

From the late Darrell Royal, who coached the University of Texas to three national football championships, on attitude: "You've got to think lucky. If you fall into a mud hole, check your back pocket. You might have caught a fish." ...

Fromm Dwight Perry, Seattle Times: "Scientists say they've developed a new drug that might erase painful memories. Marketers predict it'll immediately supplant hot dogs as the No. 1 seller at Chicago Cubs concession stands." ...

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, unhappy with the calls in the last-minute loss to Nebraska, contacted the Big Ten director of officiating.

That would be Bill Carollo, son of 1938 Iron Mountain High School grad Aldo Carollo. Bill officiated Super Bowls and appeared at several Izzo Mariucci Classic fund-raisers.

Dantonio told the Lansing media that his conversation with Carollo was confidential ...

 
 

 

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