News and Sports Links – January 17, 2010

Today, we have some linkage for your reading pleasure.  We have more about the state of mental illness, a court case that could dramatically affect how high school sports are being streamed online, and a pro sports owner who is using “new media” to get his team’s message across. In this Sunday’s Des Moines Register,…

The Mayor, The Jayhawk, and I (Linn-Mar 64 Waukee 52)

    Marcus Paige scored 23 points and Josh Montague added 13 as Linn-Mar defeated host Waukee, 64-52.  In front of a large crowd, with ISU coach Fred Hoiberg and Kansas coach Bill Self in attendance, Linn-Mar pulled away in the 2nd quarter and never trailed after being tied 10-10 after the first stanza.  Waukee’s…

Sports and News Links – November 23, 2010

As the toll free lines at the Butterball turkey hot line starts to get busy, this is going to be a short week for all of us as the holiday season commences with Thanksgiving this week. Let’s digest some news and sports articles that will be easy to gobble up (sorry for the pun). GQ…

The power of athletes and parents in prep sports

This morning, I read with interest Jim Nahas’ criticism of the Des Moines schools’ transfer rules as it relates to student-athletes.  Nahas tendered his resignation as East Des Moines High’s boys basketball coach.  John Naughton listed the possible reasons why student-athletes transfer to another school. –Parents who want their kids to play in what’s perceived…