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April 5, 2014

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Keisling added to HBM Top 60 workout

Lewis Cass senior Austin Keisling has been added to the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 workout list, publisher Garry Donna announced Friday in a revised press release.

The top 60 workout will take place in two sessions Sunday at Marian University in Indianapolis, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is $7.

Kokomo senior Erik Bowen will also participate in the workout. Teammate Tayler Persons was listed under “unable to participate” in Friday’s revised press release.

Wake Forest hires Manning as coach

Danny Manning is leaving Tulsa to take over as Wake Forest’s basketball coach.

Athletic director Ron Wellman announced Manning’s hiring on Friday.

Manning attended high school in nearby Greensboro before becoming an All-American at Kansas, leading the Jayhawks to the 1988 national championship and playing 15 years in the NBA.

He was 38-29 with two postseason berths in two seasons at Tulsa.

His hiring ends Wake Forest’s two-week search for a replacement for Jeff Bzdelik, who resigned under intense public pressure following four mostly unremarkable seasons.

— Associated Press

Racer Schumacher making progress

GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Michael Schumacher’s manager says the retired Formula One star now “shows moments of consciousness and awakening,” more than three months after suffering serious head injuries in a skiing accident.

Manager Sabine Kehm said in a statement that “Michael is making progress on his way.” She added that “we keep remaining confident.”

The 45-year-old Schumacher fell while skiing in France and hit the right side of his head on a rock, cracking his helmet. Doctors operated to remove blood clots from his brain but some were left because they were too deeply embedded.

Schumacher’s condition stabilized after he was placed in the coma. In late January, doctors began the process of withdrawing sedatives to try to wake him up.

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