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April 09, 2007
Trouble at Toledo MANY PEOPLE like to bet on college sports, but not all of them like to gamble. The FBI said in a criminal complaint last week that Harvey (Scooter) McDougle, a running back for the University of Toledo, had conspired with a Michigan man to take the guesswork out of Rockets football. The FBI says McDougle acted as a liaison with other athletes in an attempt to ensure that the team would, or sometimes would not, beat the point spread in certain games, including the 2005 GMAC Bowl (which the Rockets won 45--13). McDougle, who led the team in rushing in 2004 but played sparingly the last two years due to injuries, was arrested and charged with conspiring to bribe to affect the outcome of a sporting event.
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April 09, 2007

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Died
At age 90 of complications from Alzheimer's disease, Homer Harris, a former defensive lineman at Iowa and the Big Ten's first black football captain. Harris (right) was a standout at Seattle's Garfield High in the 1930s and was named the Hawkeyes' MVP as a junior in 1936. The following year he was voted captain by his teammates. After college Harris had a dermatology practice in Seattle for 46 years.

Died
At age 83 of congestive heart failure, Twins radio play-by-play man Herb Carneal. Carneal got his first radio job right out of high school and began his big league career in 1954, calling games for the Philadelphia Athletics and Phillies. In '62, the year after the Washington Senators moved to Minneapolis and became the Twins, Carneal joined them, and his silky baritone and Virginia drawl were synonymous with the team ever since. He was inducted into the broadcasting wing of the Hall of Fame in 1996.

Won
The ABA championship, the Vermont Frost Heaves, whose president and G.M. is SI senior writer Alexander Wolff. The Heaves, who were a league-best 30--6 during the regular season in their first year of existence, beat the Texas Tycoons 143--95 in the title game last Thursday in Barre, Vt. A victory parade was held there the next day—complete with a potluck supper at the end of the route—and Wolff toasted the team at a champagne brunch last Saturday. "When we began this, we were asking each of you for your Social Security number," Wolff told his players. "And here we are, asking for your ring size." For more on the Frost Heaves and to see video highlights of their championship season, go to vermontfrostheaves.com.

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