Cass’ Scott signs to run at DePauw

One of the best distance runners in Lewis Cass history has made his college choice.

Bailey Scott will run cross country and track at DePauw University, an NCAA Division-III school located in Greencastle.

Scott, who has 4.054 GPA and is ranked 12th in his senior class, will receive academic scholarship money at DePauw and has an interview to join the school’s management fellowship next month. He plans to major in business and marketing.

“I am extremely excited. I can’t wait to get on campus and start running with the team and start school,” Scott said. “There wasn’t a better fit athletically or academically. It’s nice to see my hard work pay off. I think Coach Stoffregen is an awesome coach and can’t wait to start running with him. I wouldn’t be here without my family either.”

Scott was a two-time sectional champion and is the reigning Cass County champion in cross country. He was a four-time regional qualifier and two-time semistate qualifier.

A bad ankle injury hampered his senior season. He was unable to advance out of the regional and might have cost him a state finals appearance. He said he had two stress fractures, a severe strain and a bone contusion.

“I was cleared after Christmas and this is my third week of full all-week training,” he said. “It feels good almost everyday, there are some random days it’s in a little pain but that’s expected after what happened.”

His goals for his senior season of track for the Kings includes breaking the school record in the 800- and 1,600-meter runs and make it to state in one if not both. He plans to run cross country, indoor track and outdoor track at DePauw.

Logan gymnastics meet postponed

Logansport’s home gymnastics meet with Plymouth and Warsaw on Wednesday was postponed to next Tuesday with a 6 p.m. start time.

Michigan St. hires Tucker from Colorado

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Mel Tucker recalled making $400 a month when he began his career as a graduate assistant at Michigan State, sleeping under his desk hoping to be noticed when coach Nick Saban walked in or out of the building.

Two-plus decades later, Tucker is back to lead the Spartans and he won’t have to sleep on the floor.

Tucker signed a six-year deal worth $5.5 million per season, more than doubling the total compensation from his contract at Colorado, to lead Michigan State’s football program. He made the jump to the Spartans after a single season leading the Buffaloes, who went 5-7.

“Leaving Colorado was the toughest thing that I’ve ever done in my career, in my life, actually,” Tucker said Wednesday night. “But this is the right time for me to be here and that’s really what it comes down to. The commitment is here. The resources are here.”

Tucker replaces Mark Dantonio, who retired two weeks ago after 13 mostly successful seasons.

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