The NCAA thought it had legislated against Kentucky basketball players living like oil tycoons. The rule was at least half of a dorm had to be comprised of non-athletes. But John Calipari and Co. still built a $7 million “dorm” right out of MTV Cribs. His players share the palace with some lucky normal students.
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UTL birthday wishes go out ex-Haverhill and Merrimack basketball star Keri Guertin Ryan (turns 38 tomorrow), ex-Pentucket star and current Tufts football coach Tommy Beaton (turns 25 tomorrow), Merrimack hockey coach Mark Dennehy (turns 45 Thursday) and ex-Pinkerton football star Bryan Farris (turns 25 Friday), who is now working on Wall Street.
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Milford (N.H.) High senior Morgan Andrews had quite a weekend last week. The 2011 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year had five goals Friday including the 100th of her career.
That same night, the returning first-team All-Division 3 kicker booted a 30-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter to beat Nashua North 24-21. Then Columbus Day the Notre Dame recruit scored three more goals.
North Andover’s 6-6 senior Isaiah Nelsen has received scholarship offers from Merrimack and Assumption. UMass Lowell had offered, too, but is likely out of the picture after it received a commitment from another forward.
Martin Abramowitz is introducing the video, “Jews and baseball: An American Love Story,” next Sunday at 9 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 541 Main St., Haverhill. Abramowitz has created 150 Jewish player baseball cards and was honored at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Windham’s Rich Campiola, who was the 2007 Eagle-Tribune Golfer of the Year from Central Catholic, is also a talented fisherman. He won the Herman Lucerne Memorial Tourney in the Florida Keys.
Twenty-nine of the 31 players in the Maine-Fort Kent men’s soccer program are foreigners.