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Northern Kentucky University
12:04 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

NKU picks interim AD

Michael Cusack was Wright State's director of athletics from 1982-2008.
Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University has named an interim athletic director as it continues its search for a replacement for Scott Eaton, who was fired last month.  Former Wright State University athletic director Michael Cusack will serve as the interim AD, starting April 15. 

Cusack retired in 2008, but since then has been teaching in the WSU Student Affairs in Higher Education Program and building the university's Sports Management Graduate Certificate Program. 

NKU let Eaton go, saying he had failed to comply with the university's ethical principles and code of conduct.

Sports
8:55 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Howard Wilkinson's weekly chat

This week Howard talks baseball with Jay Hanselman.

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Findlay Market parade
5:00 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Hardy Reds fans prepare to line the parade route

2012 Findlay Market Opening Day Parade
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Dress in red, but you'll have to do it in layers, with snow showers and temperatures in the 40's predicted. The cold weather doesn't seem to bother fans, who still line the parade route regardless of the forecast for the 94th annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade. 

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Pete Rose
3:50 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Why "The Hit" and the hitter still fascinate after 28 years

Pete Rose walking on the field in this photo from the mid-1970s.
jvh33 of Flickr from a 35mm slide

Mention Pete Rose and you get mixed reactions.  To some, he's the guy who got kicked out of baseball for life for gambling.  To others, he's a hometown hero who got a raw deal and should be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame for his achievements on the field.

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Local News
12:00 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Opening Day: A celebration of baseball

Marian Spelman sings the National Anthem at the 1962 opener at Crosley Field
Rhodes-Klumpe Collection/Reds Hall of Fame

Somewhere in Great American Ball Park today, there will be many a little boy or little girl, dressed in red from head to toe, bundled up in Reds blanket, watching in awe at his or her first Opening Day.
 

Seeing their heroes play on the green grass – Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce and the rest.
 

They will be sitting next to a mother or father, who had their own childhood heroes – the wire-to-wire, World Series champion Reds – thinking of their own childhood heroes – Barry Larkin, Eric Davis, Chris Sabo.

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