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Weekday Mornings doing Sports on the Mike Miller Show.
Local Football & Basketball Play By Play on WIMA.
First Pitch show leading up to Reds Baseball on WIMA.
As the play-by-play voice of Bowling Green Football and Mens Basketball on the Falcon Sports Radio Network.
Formerly served as the play-by-play voice of the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League.
Today I'm just throwing out various and sundry minutia.
* Congrats to Shawnee grad Zac Rosenbauer on his first collegiate carry. He converted a third and one at Bowling Green's 47 yard line in the fourth quarter of Toledo's 27-15 win over the Falcons. That long drive allowed UT to put the game away.
That hurts since it helped knock off my Falcons but I'm happy for Zac and the Rosenbauers. Zac has switched positions and is now playing TE for Toledo. As such, he sometimes is in the backfield in short yardage situations.
* Also kudos to Coldwater product Keith Wenning as he led Ball State to a 41-39 win over Indiana in Bloomington. Ball State became the first MAC team to ever beat a Big Ten team three consecutive times. Wenning was 26-for-44 while throwing for 223 yards and 3 TD's.
On the game-winning drive, which was capped by a 42-yard field goal at the gun, the former Cavalier was 4-for-6 for 44 yards in driving the Cardinals from their own 31 to IU 25 and kicker Steven Schott took care of it from there.
* According to the Notre Dame Sports Information Department, the Irish, USC and UCLA are the only FBS teams to never have played an FCS team. The caveat there is that the current classification system was implemented in 1978.
* Also, Notre Dame's first-ever night game was played at Detroit's Briggs Stadium (later renamed Tiger Stadium). It was a 40-6 win over the University of Detroit on Oct. 5, 1951.
* Michigan T Taylor Lewan scored a TD late in the first half of the Wolverines' 63-13 win over UMass. He pounced on a Denard Robinson fumble into the end zone. He became the first UM offensive lineman to score a TD since Bob Erben in 1948.
* Ohio State is 1-4-1 all-time against teams from Alabama. However, only one of those games was at Ohio Stadium: 2008's win over Troy. They've played Alabama thrice in bowl games, losing all them, and they lost to Auburn in the 1990 Hall of Fame bowl after their first meeting with the Tigers resulted in a scoreless tie at Auburn in 1917.
* You might wonder why BGSU scheduled two national powers (Florida and Virginia Tech) this season. Well it all tracks through Urban Meyer.
Falcons Head Coach Dave Clawson explained it to me this past Monday on our Falcons Nest Coaches Show.
Meyer, while at Florida, helped get BG a huge payday from UF ($1.25 million) but wasn't around when the two finally played.
As for the matchup with the Hokies, it was supposed to be played in 2002. However, Meyer had negotiate with BGSU for control of football scheduling when he took the job in 2001 and he didn't want to play Va Tech in 2002.
The was pushed back several more times until finally it had to be played this year because the contract stated it had to happen within ten years.
* Mike Leake made his 29th start of the season for the Reds last night. He'll likely make his 30th start Tuesday versus Milwaukee. Tomorrow night Bronson Arroyo will make his 30th start.
When that all happens the Reds will become only the 8th team in MLB history to have five starters all make at least 30 starts in a season.
Interestingly enough, only two of the previous seven teams even made the playoffs and only the '77 Dodgers (the first team to do it) won a pennant.(Elias Sports Bureau)
* With last night's win, the Baltimore Orioles have won 15 straight extra-inning games. (Elias)