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High Noon Highlights(4/3): Eddie Sutton documentary gives case for Hall of Fame

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It’s high noon...

An interview with the director of “Eddie”:

ESPN sat down and talked to Director of the documentary “Eddie”, Christopher Hunt. It’s a fantastic interview. It’s a must read prior to Saturday’s Hall of Fame announcement.

Myron Medcalf, ESPN: This film does a great job of showing the emotions that surround Sutton. It doesn’t seem like anyone, whether they remain critics or they support him, is on the fence about him. Why do you think that is?

Christopher Hunt, director, “Eddie”: I’ve always felt like he, for whatever reason, elicits strong emotions from people. What surprised me, honestly, was whenever I went and spent time in Lexington, Kentucky, I was expecting people to have that visceral reaction and that really wasn’t the case. The media, the guys that used to cover him, were fantastic. The players, the former players that I ran into, were really good. I was probably talking to people who had a positive opinion of him, but his players loved that man and I mean, I don’t use the word lightly. They truly loved him. They all acknowledge he struggled with alcohol. The scandal was brutal there. Nobody’s denying that, I know that pissed off a lot of people out there and I think for a certain generation of [Kentucky] fans, Eddie is still ... they’re not over it, man. I do think that that group is a minority now and I feel like, if you look back at his career, he’s one of the great coaches in college basketball history. {ESPN}

Blake Jarwin and A.J Green make an appearance on The Doug Gottlieb Show:

The Doug Gottlieb Show had on not just one, but two former Cowboys on his show this week. Blake Jarwin talked about his OSU journey and his new contract with the Cowboys.

The interview with Jarwin starts at 21:28 and the interview with Green starts around 1:41:51.

Cade Cabbiness excited about NCAA ruling:

The Tulsa World got the chance to talk to OSU Baseball’s Cade Cabiness about the opportunity he’s received to come back next year.

“I’m probably going to come back,” said Cabbiness, who has an option to play pro baseball. “We don’t even know what the (Major League Baseball) draft is going to look like.”

Cabbiness was not only going to use his senior campaign to try to help OSU defend its Big 12 Championship, he wanted to improve his draft stock. He didn’t think he had that opportunity in the limited schedule, which included some missed games due to an injury.

“I’m excited that we got the year back,” Cabbiness said. “There are still a lot of unknowns. A lot of people are wondering what kind of aid the seniors will get.

“For the most part, I’ll probably come back. There’s a lot of unfinished business. It’s kind of cliché, but I didn’t get to go out the way I wanted to.” {Tulsa World}

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