Author Archives: Caleb Keller

The Kingdom of Redemption – Why Not ‘Animal Kingdom’ in the 2011 Kentucky Derby?

I woke up this morning to a text message from my buddy Josh that I was hoping I wouldn’t receive, “Uncle Mo out of the Derby.” The thing is Josh doesn’t even follow horse racing. He just knew that I had been telling any and everybody who would listen all year long that Uncle Mo…

Could Uncle Mo Be The One?

Remember that beautiful June day at Belmont Park in 1978 when Affirmed fought back on the rail to hold off Alydar and win horse racing’s Triple Crown? Yeah, me neither. As a matter of fact, that was ten years before I was even born. Yet believe it or not that was the last time any…

Bloomington South Takes Sectional Three-Peat

It had been 40 years since a basketball sectional had been held in Bloomington. What better way to kick it off than a North v. South matchup in Friday’s sectional semi-final. South, playing on their home court, completed the regular season with a 20-2 record against North’s 12-8 mark. The Panthers defeated North at home…

Bloomington South poised to make another run at state

Bloomington South basketball over the past three seasons can be summed up in one word, dominant. Ok maybe two, extremely dominant. Where should I begin? I guess we could start with their perfect 26-0 state championship season in 2009. They carried that magical 2009 season into last year by accumulating the second longest winning streak…

Tiger Not Out of the Woods Yet

Last week’s Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, California might have been as intriguing of a golf tournament as you could ever wish for in January. While viewers across the country bundled up inside preparing for blizzards and ice storms, the PGA Tour was holding a star-studded event at Torrey Pines. The main player everyone…

Odd Numbers Add Up to a Bright Future for the Pacers

It has been a long, exhausting road for the Indiana Pacers franchise to return to NBA relevance after hitting rock bottom beginning in 2004 after the brawl at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Indiana spent the next few seasons after the infamous brawl shipping every single player involved with that team out of town while…

Where is the confidence for the Hoosiers?

Things looked promising for the IU men’s basketball at the beginning of the season as they ran through the easiest stretch of home games any Division 1 school could possibly face. Playing teams like SIU-Edwardsville and Florida Gulf Coast was supposed to be a confidence builder for the young Hoosiers while teaching them how to…