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Second Chances, Adjustment Bureau, Soccer Champs

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Jim Tressel cheated. There is no spin. Tressel knew the players were in clear NCAA violation, he knew it for months, he didn’t say anything because it would hurt the football team. But come on, it’s The Ohio State! You already have the biggest budget, best facilities, and top recruits. You don’t need to take this kind of chance. Tressel’s bosses say they never considered firing the championship-winning coach, but he will serve a two game suspension, pay a $250,000 fine, and give a public apology after hearing a public reprimand. Embarrassing for a guy who’s had Buckeye fans vigorously defending his integrity at every turn. How’s that decision to allow the “suspended” players to play the bowl game look now?…

Iowa State defensive end Jake Lattimer faces recent charges of assaulting a peace officer and interfering with official acts, but those remain allegations. What’s more disturbing, and in the books, is the Hutchinson News report of Lattimer’s guilty plea to assaulting a Hutchinson Community College student in 2009 (Lattimer played football at Hutchinson CC). Lattimer and a friend admitted to beating a yell leader and breaking his jaw. Lattimer was sentenced to two weeks in jail, two years probation, and no alcohol. To be clear, that happened before Lattimer enrolled at Iowa State. Read the Hutchinson News report here: http://www.hutchnews.com/Print/athletes2009-10-05T21-10-32 We haven’t heard the last of this…

While Cyclone coaches, and fans, weigh how they feel about Lattimer’s future, Hawkeye fans are trying to get their mind around Hawkeye Insider.com’s report that Fran McCaffery offered a basketball scholarship to a man who served nearly four years in prison for armed robbery. Anthony Hubbard is now 25, and he can play. He also gets good citizen reviews from his current coaches. So how do you see it… Everyone deserves a second chance? Or too much risk at a university that’s had enough bad pub for one year (though not in basketball)?…

No way the Cyclones were going to lose their final basketball game to Nebraska…

Cyclone fans have to choose Wednesday: men or women’s basketball? Hilton Coliseum aattendance would make you think it’s a close call, but most fans will pick the men… (The women start 30 minutes earlier too.)

I saw the Adjustment Bureau. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt have so much chemistry, you actually believe in their love-at-first-meeting. The movie itself is sci-fi strange, and has some holes, but it’s never boring. You can wait for the video…

Congratulations to Iowa’s first youth soccer team to win an Olympic development national championship. We’re talking title. The boys were all born in 1994. Here’s a pic of the champs: