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Lasorda reunites with Massimino at Northwood graduation

By Matt Lincoln/CBS 12
 
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -  Tommy Lasorda has been a leader of men for decades with the Dodgers.
     That history was why Northwood wanted him to motivate its 2014 graduating class Tuesday.
      Lasorda was the commencement speaker and also received an honorary degree from the school, his 11th honorary degree. The 86 year old has been taking advantage of these invitations to speak to young people all over the country.
      And it doesn't hurt when one of your good friends is the basketball coach - Lasorda and Rollie Massimino go back almost 40 years and there's a mutual respect between the coaching legends.
      Lasorda also said Tuesday that he misses Dodgertown.. and wishes his team still had their spring training in Vero Beach.Lasorda reunites with Massimino at Northwood graduation

Wednesday, May 7 2014, 10:46 AM EDT

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Seventh-ranked Wisconsin can wrap up the Big Ten regular season title on the road against Minnesota. Badgers star forward Frank Kaminsky tries to add to his player-of-the-year credentials. He heads into the game averaging 18.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.6 blocks. Kaminsky is shooting 41 percent from 3-point range and 54 percent from the field overall.

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