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A 113-point loss isn't "really, really' bad?

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Walkerville 115, Lakeshore 2. "What do you tell our girls? Not to play?" Walkerville (Detroit) High athletic director Ron Stoneman said after his school beat winless Hart Lakeshore Academy in a girls basketball playoff game Tuesday. "It had the potential to be really, really bad." The blowout left Lakeshore academic director Steve Hamilton concerned about sportsmanship. "To me, if you run up the score like that, you have to answer for yourself," he said. "I have my doubts about a school that would go and run up a school by 100 points." Walkerville coach Steve Kirwin said he promoted girls from the junior varsity and freshman teams and did not use his normal fullcourt press. By halftime, Kirwin said, three girls hadn't scored. So he said only they could shoot. Lakeshore has 50 students in grades 9-12, and there is no shot clock. Melissa Hawley scored Lakeshore's only basket in the third to make it 64-2.

Nothing worse than a feud between kickers

The feud between Carolina punter Todd Sauerbrun and Bucs placekicker Martin Gramatica hasn't ended. Thursday, Sauerbrun said Gramatica's youngest brother, USF kicker Santiago Gramatica, taunted him outside of Carolina's locker room after Sunday's loss. "I don't know who this kid thinks he's playing with, but I'm not the most mild-tempered guy," Sauerbrun said. "If he would have said the wrong thing to me, there's no telling what I might have done. That kid is as big of an idiot as his brother, and I'm sure his other brother is, too. It goes right down the line." Bill Gramatica, the middle of the three brothers, kicks for Arizona. Before Sunday's game, Sauerbrun said he took exception to the way Martin Gramatica celebrated his four field goals in Tampa Bay's 12-9 victory over the Panthers last month.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

With a victory Saturday, Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel will be 2-0 against Michigan. How many wins did his predecessor, John Cooper, have against Michigan?

Answer below.

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ANSWER

Two; he went 2-10-1

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