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Illinois head coach John Groce spent much of his early coaching career ascending through the collegiate ranks with current Ohio State head coach Thad Matta. As such, viewers who tuned in to Saturday’s intra-conference clash between the Fighting Illini and the Buckeyes were treated to a brief pictorial history of Groce that could have doubled [...]

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With hockey back from their latest labor dispute, potential Blues phenom Vladimir Tarasenko is set to take the city by storm.  And while he gets adjusted to his new home, he still wants to send a message to Blues fans that he is excited to be a part of the franchise…  

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When word came out earlier this week that each and every Major League Baseball team was rolling out redesigned “batting practice hats”, two thoughts instantly came to mind – 1.) clearly MLB is pushing another sales vehicle by tweaking something as basic as a batting practice hat and 2.) wait, people actually give a crap [...]

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We get Steve Savard's thoughts on the Rams, the worst names to come across his teleprompter and the pressure of replacing Zip Rzeppa. We also pay homage to the man who wore #31 for the Cardinals throughout the 80's, Bob Forsch.

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The lucky 22,153 fans that attended the Braggin’ Rights game in December 2005 were treated to a commemorative DVD celebrating the silver anniversary (that’s 25 years to the layperson) of the annual holiday showdown between the Missouri Tigers and Illinois Fighting Illini. Undoubtedly, many celebrated this milestone by forgetting the DVD below their seat in [...]

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Ah, those Antlers.  The wacky bunch designed to torment Mizzou opposition any way they can.  Whether it be giving out player’s phone numbers, prank calling the opposing head coach in the middle of the night, or just old fashioned shouting of obscenities, they’ve been an institution at Mizzou for over 30 years.  And no matter [...]

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Brad Thompson pitched five years for the Cardinals, but currently co-hosts the afternoon show on 101 ESPN. He's insightful, self-deprecating and has a cornucopia of Chris Duncan stories. That mix of talent is certainly worthy of the JoeSportsFan Show.

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Covering live events is not as easy as it looks. Anything can happen at any moment, just like in, well, real life. Sportscasters (unlike writers) have to be quick on the draw with witty and relevant commentary. Every once in a while though, you’ll see a play-by-play guy or analyst slip up or say something [...]

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Most of the world is unfamiliar with the name "Jake Lemmerman", the guy recently traded for Skip Schumaker. The internet probably nows Jake a little too well.

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It's bizarre that the "Pardon the Interruption" paradigm still has so much appeal, given that it first aired in 2001. It's not a unique concept. Dan Caesar is employed by the Post-Dispatch, there's very little chance that he'll look at his institution's new installment with a critical eye. Thus, we continue our series entitled, "Upon Further(er) Review".

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