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The sports newspaper The Sun-Gazette has voted this unusual and unprecedented year in the sports world as the story of the year. But no one celebrates the season like we do here at Hoosier State, and no one celebrates the season like White Hall.

The boys' soccer team from Lewisburg won the fourth national championship, the Jersey Shore soccer team reached the AAAA PIAA championship game, Olivia Dorner of South Williamsport won the national championship in girls' tennis, and Hannah Rabb of Warrior Run finished second at the pIAa Golf Championships and second at the national cross country championships, taking home a silver medal. The Warrior's Run girls and Lewisburg boys won the AA state title at a state meeting and won another AA class title with a PiaA cross-country championship.

Canton's Timmy Ward beats Hershey in the PIAA AA Class AA wrestling championship, and the Warrior's Run Girls and Lewisburg Boys win their third state title in four years.

And of course the Indiana High School championship game that inspired the movie "Hoosiers" are playing here, too. MSU also won its first Big Ten championship since 1983 and the first in school history. White was named the Chicago Tribune's Silver Football Winner, which is awarded annually to the Big Ten's best player. He was also honored as one of the best college running backs in college football history and received his second major award as UPI MVP with 10 titles in 1987.

Lucas Oil hosted the men's NCAA tournament Final Four in 2010 and 2015, as well as the Big Ten football tournament that began in 2011. Indianapolis' largest basketball complex also hosts the Indianapolis 500, the Indy 500 and the Indiana State Fair.

The first visiting Super Bowl champion was the Pittsburgh Steelers, who entered the World Series in 1976 and won the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Dolphins visited Richard Nixon in 1974 after the Super Bowl VII victory at the White House. Attendances at championship teams were common during Nixon's tenure, as he was a staunch football fan. Apart from the New York Giants and Chicago Bears, who visited the White House, there are no other NFL teams visiting the White House.

His teammates from the Chicago Bulls visited George H.W. Bush to celebrate the franchise's first NBA championship. Larry "The Legend" was there when the Boston Celtics visited Reagan after winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals in June 1984. The star quarterback was not present, however, as the New England Patriots traveled from New York City, where they visited Obama to celebrate their Super Bowl XLVIII victory. In a terse Facebook post, the goaltender for the Boston Bruins explained his decision to visit Obama after his team's victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final.

His 11,100-yard game in 1985 is still a school record, and his dominant performance led MSU to the Big Ten championship. He rushed for 200 or more yards in three of his most notable performances, including a 286-yard attempt against Indiana. In his final season, he carried the ball more than 1,000 times, carrying the Green and Whites, who set a Big Ten record at the time and are still the third-most in conference history. His 11 - 100 yards - per game from 1985 to 1986 is still the school record.

Meanwhile, the Loyalsock boys' basketball team was just 12 hours away from a thrilling victory over the University of Michigan in the Big Ten championship game.

The PIAA announced that there would be no swimming and basketball tournaments in the 2016-17 school year due to a so-called "pandemic" at the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Minor League baseball canceled all competitions in all leagues, meaning that baseball was the only major league in New York - Penn League - that was canceled for this season. There was a pandemic that canceled the New Jersey State League, the Pennsylvania State Baseball League and the Pennsylvania High School League.

Little League could play at the local level and allow thousands of kids at least some form of youth baseball or softball, albeit in the postseason. Williamsport was extremely quiet in a 10-day period when there would have been no Major League Baseball, no high school baseball and no Little League baseball.

He said that during the long break, a few games will be played that are needed to clean the facility properly, but it is not yet known how many games the stadium will allow. NCAA officials will consult with local, state and public health authorities to determine the final attendance and say who can attend the games. Whether or not fans will be allowed to attend the games is not yet known, according to the NCAA.

After building a business-friendly background as Indiana's governor, Pence could be on his own as the next president of the United States. You have to go out and make money for yourself and your family, "he said at a White House news conference Wednesday, according to the Indianapolis Star.

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