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March 5, 2004 - 1:02am
6 years 7 weeks ago
An arbitrator in Geneva, Switzerland has ruled that the Russian Ice Hockey Federation violated rules by trying to keep Nikolai Zherdev after Columbus picked the forward with their first pick last year. Therefore, Zherdev will stay with the Blue Jackets. He has 7 goals and 11 assists so far in his rookie season.
March 4, 2004 - 1:26am
6 years 7 weeks ago
There will be no "cheap seats" when it comes to watching the Buckeyes play at the horseshoe this season.

Ohio State says it is raising ticket prices for admission by $10 dollars for the Buckeyes' 2004 campaign. The cheapest ticket available now sits at $57 dollars.

Ohio State Athletic Council Chairman David Stetson says the University needs to balance a 84 million dollar athletic budget. Stetson says raising ticket prices should help.

A ticket to see the...
March 2, 2004 - 5:24pm
6 years 7 weeks ago
Former Cincinnati Reds majority owner Marge Schott died today in a Cincinnati hospital at age 75.

The cause of death was not announced. Schott was a controversial and outspoken owner.

She bought the team in 1984 and sold but one share in 1999.

Though she knew little about baseball, she ran the club tightly. She established an office at the team’s ballpark, required her approval for any expense over 50 dollars, and let her dogs have run of the park.
March 2, 2004 - 12:49am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Marvin Lewis names Carson Palmer the Bengals' starting quarterback heading into camp. Last year's #1 pick spent this past NFL season on the sidelines as the backup to Jon Kitna. Now, the roles are reversed... and Palmer will look to improve the Bengals from their near-playoff, 8-8 season. Lewis says the quarterback decision came early so that the team could have more time to adjust to their new signal-caller.
March 2, 2004 - 12:41am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Jerome Bettis will be staying in Pittsburgh. The running back takes a pay cut for next season... from 3.75 million dollars to a 1 million dollar, one-year base pay. Bettis can earn another million through incentives. He's currently 6th on the NFL's all-time rushing list.
February 29, 2004 - 1:02am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The OAC gave out its postseason awards for women's basketball Saturday. Lindsay Mast was the only representative from Muskingum College. The Ridgewood grad made the league's second team. Baldwin-Wallace's Erika Schultz was named Helen Ludwig Player of the Year after finishing in the league top-10 in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage. Ohio Northern's Carrie Miller was the 1st OAC Freshman of the Year after setting school freshman records for assists and steals. Capital's Dixie...
February 28, 2004 - 1:10am
6 years 7 weeks ago
After the morning session, New Lexington's Dustin Hawk carried the area's lone hope for a state championship.

That weight, combined with the 140 pounds of SVSM's Josh Rohler, proved too much. Rohler pinned Hawk 1:50 in the Division II State Semifinals Friday night.

New Lex coach Steve Fondale said Hawk (3-time MVL champ) would have been the first Panthers' wrestler ever to reach the state finals.

Still, Hawk assured himself of a top-6 state finish, defeating...
February 27, 2004 - 1:57am
6 years 7 weeks ago
ZHS head football coach John Lucas submitted a letter of resignation to superintendent Michael Pockl at around 11am on Thursday.

It marks the end of a long and extended association, barring a shift in capacity within the program, with Zanesville football for Lucas.

He not only starred at ZHS as a player, but also was an assistant for 17 seasons before taking over for Whit Parks. All in all, Lucas coached the Blue Devils for five seasons.

This past season...
February 27, 2004 - 1:38am
6 years 7 weeks ago
Dennis Northcutt wanted to test the free agent market, but he won't get a chance to, and it's by his own fault. The Browns' wideout and kick returner had until February 19th to notify Cleveland of his intentions to void his final three years of his contract. His agent also could've contacted the Browns. However, with the deadline passed, Northcutt is signed on until 2006... in other Browns news, running backWilliam Green is released from prison after serving his 3-day sentence for drunk...
February 26, 2004 - 12:50am
6 years 7 weeks ago
The Muskingum men's basketball team suffered a season-ending loss at Otterbein Tuesday 73-60.

But the court is still a part of the Muskies' future.

In court documents obtained by WHIZ, three Muskies' players will appear in New Concord Magistrate's Court, March 8th. Zach Ross, Kevin Sapara and Graig Turson are charged with marijuana drug abuse.

Ross finished the season as Muskingum's leading scorer, 15.1 ppg. Sapara and Turson only averaged about four minutes a...
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