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August 15, 2013

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Eddie Johnson had the other goal for the Americans, who have the world’s longest active winning streak.

That streak appeared to be in jeopardy when the Americans fell behind 2-0 before halftime. But Altidore set up Johnson’s goal in the 55th minute, then scored his own four minutes later. He added two more in the 84th and 86th minutes, setting off raucous celebrations for the U.S.

Purdue fills final coaching spot with Brantley

WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) — Purdue coach Matt Painter hired former Boilermakers player Brandon Brantley as an assistant coach Wednesday.

Painter now has a full staff with three Indiana natives as assistants.

Brantley spent the last two years with Basketball University and as the EG10 AAU Under-16 head coach. He also served as a head coach at the Indianapolis Pro-Am Summer League from 2008-12. From 2006-10, he worked on the coaching staff at Indianapolis Ben Davis.

Brantley played for the Boilermakers when they won three straight Big Ten titles in the mid-1990s and was the captain and co-MVP of the 1995-96 team, which went 26-6 and was the top seed in the West Region. He finished his career with 803 points, 591 rebounds and 114 blocks.

Butler grad hired as Bulldogs’ new radio voice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler University has hired Mark Minner to become the Bulldogs’ new radio voice.

Minner replaces Brandon Gaudin, who left recently left to take the football and basketball play-by-play jobs at Georgia Tech.

Minner graduated from Butler in 2012 and has served as a halftime, postgame and studio host for Butler basketball the past three seasons. He also has done play-by-play on webcasts for Butler football and women’s basketball.

 

 

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