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Bracketology

The science behind a perfect March Madness bracket By Mike Savicki   When I first read that billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO, Warren Buffett, had teamed with Quicken Loans to offer $1 billion for the perfect 2014 March Madness bracket, I was a bit…

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Evolution of a Coach

34 years on the pool deck has prepared David Marsh for a run at Olympic gold   By Mike Savicki   The Auburn University swimmers never touched the water at any point during his first practice as head coach. For David Marsh, there were more…

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Finding Her Way

Shirley Muldowney, The First Lady of Drag Racing, finds a new starting line in Huntersville By Mike Savicki   For more than five decades, Shirley Muldowney, now 75, left her mark not only on drag strips but also in the minds of race fans all across…

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Shop Class Redux

Bob Millikin and the art of wood turning By Mike Savicki   Most guys I know don’t do art. We don’t do crafts either. It’s just not our style. We don’t speak that language. If art is creating something, well, we can’t, won’t and don’t…

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The Yankee in Hendrick’s Court

Following a lifetime in baseball, Gene Monahan begins again in the sport of his youth. By Mike Savicki   After nearly five decades in pinstripes, a career that included 19 post seasons, 11 World Series appearances and seven wins, you might think Gene Monahan has…