The View from Pluto

Sports are a huge part of life in Northeast Ohio:  the good, the bad and the ugly.  There's the Browns, Cavs and Indians, not to mention a wealth of college action.  Every Wednesday morning, sports writer Terry Pluto from the Cleveland Plain Dealer stops by talk about it all with Amanda Rabinowitz.

Ashland University football
Ashland University

There are three Northeast Ohio college football teams competing for national titles.

Ashland University is in the Division II Sweet Sixteen, while in Division III, powerhouse Mount Union hosts Case Western Reserve University this weekend.

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Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is nationally recognized for academics. This year, it’s also excelling in athletics. The football team that’s made up of future doctors, engineers and financiers has made the Division III NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009. The team was 10-0 during the regular season.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says many people, including some Case students, are surprised to learn that Case has a football team.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is getting what’s likely to be his final chance to play in the NFL. Gordon returned to Berea Tuesday after being conditionally reinstated by the league. He’s been suspended over and over again during his pro career for substance abuse issues.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says the team needs to go slow with his return.

Paul DePodesta (left) and Sashi Brown
Cleveland Browns

The winless Browns hit a new low during their bye week. The team failed to make several deals ahead of yesterday’s NFL trade deadline.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says he expected the team to acquire a quarterback, but then nothing happened.   

The Browns are 0-8 for two consecutive seasons, so it seemed likely the team would try to make something happen ahead of Tuesday's 4 p.m. trade deadline. 

As the Indians regroup after an early exit in the playoffs, they’ll be looking for someone to lead their elite pitching staff. Mickey Callaway has been hired as the manager of the New York Mets. 

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says it’s an unlikely leap for a pitching coach with no managerial experience.

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