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October 22, 2004 - 12:07am
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Sheridan will name its home football stadium after current head football coach Paul Culver on Friday when the Generals host the Morgan Raiders. WHIZ's Howard Chen finds out why the 24-year veteran of the MVL agreed to go along with it.

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October 18, 2004 - 12:29am
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Both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls left the football Buckeyes out of the Top 25 polls on Sunday following OSU's blowout loss to Iowa on Saturday.

Ohio State's listed as a team who got consideration for the top 25 for the AP, but didn't actually receive a vote. Meanwhile, the team received 2 votes from the coaches to stay in.

AP
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1) Southern Cal
2) Oklahoma
3) Auburn
4) Miami

6) Wisconsin
13) Michigan

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October 17, 2004 - 1:21am
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8 kids came away Saturday afternoon from Rosecrans High School with large smiles on their faces, medals, and the knowledge they'll be going to the Dawg Pound on November 21st.

None will suit up for the Browns, but the Elite Eight will compete in their respective age groups in the NFL's Pass, Punt and Kick Competition. This will take place either during pregame or halftime of the Browns-Jets game. There is one who is returning to familiar pastures. Beth Walsh finished 2nd in state...
October 12, 2004 - 11:14pm
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Two major-league shortstops who have plied their trade in Ohio for more than a decade are suddenly faced with questionable futures.

Cleveland bought out Omar Vizquel's contract for $1 million instead of picking up his $5 million dollar option. The 37-year-old hit over .290 this year and could win his 10th Gold Glove in 11 years with the team. He's been an All-Star three times while with the Tribe. General Manager Mark Shapiro says the team still may bring Vizquel back.

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October 10, 2004 - 11:59pm
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Any hopes of making the football playoffs just went down the drain for Licking Valley.

The OHSAA rules that the school didn't follow proper procedures in making a player eligible. That student-athlete's family was building a home in the Licking Valley district, but the school failed to properly get the OK from the OHSAA commissioner before the season to use the player.

As a result, the Panthers forfeit 4 of its wins to go from 5-2 to 1-6. This also affects Sheridan's...
October 5, 2004 - 11:42pm
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More troubles may be in Ohio State's near future.

J. J. Sullinger faces a court date 2 days before practice begins. The junior swingman was pulled over by police in early September after his car was seen swerving. He faces a drunk driving charge.

Meanwhile, former Buckeye running back Ira Guilford was sentenced to two months probation. The would-be sophomore was punished for punching a fellow student back in May. Guilford could've received 6 months in prison.
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October 3, 2004 - 8:26pm
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Northwestern may have upset Ohio State on Saturday night to end a 24-game losing streak to the Buckeyes, but the win came at a tragic cost.

School officials say that Frederick Lieb collapsed and died when he stepped on to the field to join his fellow students in celebration after the game. Lieb had a pacemaker for a heart condition. Doctors performed CPR, and Lieb was taken to an Evanston hospital, but to no avail.

Some more bad news from the game's aftermath in the form...
September 30, 2004 - 11:49pm
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Last year, Night Out with NASCAR brought Michael Waltrip to Zanesville. This year, the event featured Bobby Labonte at EagleSticks.

Labonte spoke to a crowd of roughly 800 on Thursday night, answering questions about issues ranging from the new NEXTEL Cup format to whether or not he was available.

The driver is just outside the Chase for the NEXTEL Cup Championship, but he told WHIZ it doesn't make it harder for him to focus, as he's trying his best to finish 11th in the...
September 28, 2004 - 7:03pm
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Cleveland signs Scott Williams to a 1-year contract. The 14-year veteran will back up Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Williams has won 3 championships. Cleveland will be his 7th stop.

The signing ends the team's offseason search for a dependable big man off the bench. Cleveland had signed Jake Tsakilidis to an offer sheet, only to see it matched by Memphis. Then the team tried to bring in Keon Clark for a workout. Clark didn't show up.
September 27, 2004 - 12:51am
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Barry Larkin might not retire after all. The Reds' shortstop wants to come back for his 20th season, and he wants to do it with the only organization he's been with. Larkin was a 1st-round pick in 1985, has won a World Series and has been an All-Star as recently as this past season. He's spent most of the past month on the bench as the Reds have been auditioning Andy Machado and Felipe Lopez for that shortstop position. Larkin says he's willing to go somewhere else to play if needed. He's...
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