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  1. Illinois head coach John Groce takes the mound (VIDEO)

    Aug 23, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

    John Groce

    Groce’s pitch wouldn’t land him a professional contract, but it was a respectable effort.

  2. Iowa’s Fran McCaffery to pitch at Wrigley Field

    Apr 20, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT

    Fran McCaffery

    I’ll take “Intentionally Misleading Headlines” for $1,000, Alex. Iowa’s journeyman head coach Fran McCaffery will, in fact, take the mound at Wrigley, but he won’t likely be a candidate for Tommy John surgery by the time he’s done. He’ll be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on August 31, when the San Francisco Giants visit…