Anthony D. Prickel, age 76 of Batesville, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Born September 19, 1940 in Batesville, he is the son of Alvina (Nee: Wallpe) and Alphons Prickel. He married Joyce Gindling May 5, 1962 at St. Louis Church and she preceded him in death January 17, 2002. Tony worked as an inspector for Cummins Engines in Columbus for 33 years before retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Batesville Knights of Columbus Council #1461 and the Batesville Eagles Aerie #1130.For those who knew Tony, he had two passions. To say he was a huge Notre Dame fan would be an understatement. A bigger fan would be harder to find. A close second was his love of golf. He played as often as he could. He also followed the Reds and was a casual Bengals fan. In his earlier years he enjoyed rabbit and squirrel hunting and in later years Tony became an avid Solo player. He would often stop at the Knights hall mid afternoon to sit in on a game or two.He is survived by his daughter Gayla Prickel of Greensburg; sons Scott and Chris Prickel, both of Batesville; his longtime companion Brenda Gridley; sisters Emma and Katie Prickel, both of Batesville; brother Larry Prickel of Napoleon and seven grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he is also preceded in death by sister Pauline Vankirk and brothers Alvin (Buster) and Paul (Pete) Prickel.Visitation is Friday, September 15th from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, September 16th at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. The family encourages everyone to wear their favorite Fighting Irish attire to the visitation and funeral. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Batesville Knights of Columbus or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUTEP (16-14, 7-10) vs. Rice (15-15, 7-10)Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston; Saturday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: CUSA foes meet as UTEP battles Rice. UTEP knocked off Middle Tennessee by four in its last outing. Rice is coming off a 72-57 win over Southern Miss in its most recent game. March 5, 2020 SAVVY SENIORS: Rice’s Robert Martin, Ako Adams and Josh Parrish have collectively accounted for 38 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 47 percent of all Owls points over the last five games.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Daryl Edwards has made or assisted on 59 percent of all UTEP field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 32 field goals and nine assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Rice is 0-9 this year when it scores 64 points or fewer and 15-6 when it scores at least 65.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Owls have recently created baskets via assists more often than the Miners. Rice has 42 assists on 69 field goals (60.9 percent) across its previous three contests while UTEP has assists on 39 of 70 field goals (55.7 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Rice has made 9.9 3-pointers per game as a team this year, which is most among CUSA teams. UTEP, Rice meet in conference play Associated Press
Russell Westbrook details heated exchange with Jazz fans: ‘I’ll f— you up’ “Oh, I’ve been called n—,” he said, “and it’s crazy because this has happened to me on a few occasions. I reported it to the league, and, you know, I may have said whatever I said back and I was still punished for it. But obviously it became a bigger issue when it was Russ [Westbrook], and he was still fined for it. I don’t really understand it. We’re the product. We push this league, so I don’t understand. When does our safety, when does it become important?” Cousins added: “I don’t really want to [name cities or teams], because I’m not really trying to put a label on an entire fan base. There are ignorant individuals in every city. I’ll just put it like that. … [The league] tells you to ignore it, or whatever the case may be, but how many times am I supposed to ignore that. Me coming from where I come from [in Mobile, Alabama], they lucky all they got was a response.” Related News Draymond Green sounds off on Russell Westbrook’s Jazz fan incident Warriors forward DeMarcus Cousins shared his experience with fan interactions during games on Yahoo Sports latest video podcast, “Posted Up.”Cousins, who is in his ninth season in the NBA, detailed exchanges with fans who used racist language. He didn’t say where these incidents took place, just that it has happened a number of times. After Cousins said he reported the interactions to the league, Yahoo Sports reached out for a comment. The NBA released a statement saying: “While it would not be appropriate for us to address any specific conversations we have with individual players, we review all situations involving alleged fan misconduct. If we confirm the misconduct, appropriate measures are taken directly with the fan in question.”The conversation with Cousins was sparked by an incident that involved Westbrook in Utah. The Thunder guard said after that game a fan told him to “get down on your knees like you’re used to.” The fan was ultimately banned for life while Westbrook was fined $25,000 for his in-game response.“I think it kind of went viral with the whole Russ thing,” Cousins said. “I’m sure that played a part in it. He’s had multiple instances in that same city. You even got the one clip of the guy flipping Russ off. Like, when does the game get that serious for a fan? Why are you that angry? This dude is literally out there putting a ball through a hoop. How do you get that angry? “