For more on UI basketball, read Paul Klee's latest chat by clicking here. Matt Scaletta didn't sit on the bench in utter disbelief like Chester Frazier. He didn't head into the locker room to reflect on what had just happened like Calvin Brock. And while Trent Meacham took off his jersey, Scaletta didn't even loosen his tie. Instead, Scaletta did what he had done dozens of times before as a manager for the men's basketball team: He grabbed the stat sheets, cleaned up the area around the bench and made sure he was one of the last people to leave. While all eyes were on seniors Frazier, Meacham and Brock names Illini fans will remember as three of the four graduating basketball Class of 2009 others left the program with less fanfare. Scaletta is one of those individuals, and that's exactly the way he wants it. "I hate being honored in front of large crowds," said Scaletta, who is the head manager and a senior graduating in May with a degree in finance. "I like staying behind the scenes and getting my work done. That's been my role my whole college career. Just doing my work and saying thank you is the only recognition I need." Scat, as he's called by the staff and players, has been employed as a manager since the first day he set foot on campus in 2005. Now it's all over. No more videotaping practice. No more keeping stats during the games. Certainly no more loads of dirty laundry to wash. As the Illini's NCAA tournament run ended with a first round loss, so, too, did the managing career of Scaletta and the other four senior managers. But their last steps off the court at the Rose Garden could be their first steps into the world of professional sports. "It was like a full time job," said Scaletta, who shows up an hour early and stays late an extra hour for every practice. "I was there 40 hours a week at least. The workload just prepared me for a real job in the real world." The son of a former Chicago high school basketball coach and the nephew of former Illini basketball player Sam Scaletta (a team member from 1968 to '71), Matt Scaletta was always exposed to the sport. He began playing with his friends in the park while growing up in Blue Island but didn't start organized basketball until fourth grade. Scaletta quit playing before attending high school at Brother Rice, but he still wanted to keep it as a part of his life. "I knew I wasn't good enough to be out there," he said. "If I stuck with it and thought I was good enough then I probably would have kept with it. But I wasn't good enough at all, though. So I was having fun just being around it." After managing his high school team for three years, Scaletta was accepted to Illinois, where he wasted no time getting his foot in the door with the basketball program. The family knew then assistant coach Tracy Webster, and Scaletta said his father made a few phone calls to his old friend and put in a good word for his son. After submitting an application and resume, Scaletta then went through an interviewing process with the team's staff before being hired. This is the same process every potential manager goes through. For four years, Scaletta said he did what most people think managers do: clean, collect and coordinate. Or as he puts it, "grunt work." For their work, managers are compensated with game tickets, free Nike merchandise and a stipend awarded to them at the end of the year. The amount each manager receives is decided on by head coach Bruce Weber, and managers often get more money as they get older. Scaletta's stipends have ranged from $500 to $1,500. "It's not the most glorious job in the world," he said. "You're wiping up sweat and doing laundry for these guys, but they respect you. They know you're working hard for them. If you're not an athlete, most people don't get to be around these guys every day, but we do." With the season over, Scaletta spends his time away from the team searching job postings online in the financial and sports markets. Like most other industries suffering through the down economy, he said sports is a rough business to get into with many low paying positions that require high hourly commitments. Former Illini basketball manager Matt McCumber knows all about these difficulties. "I don't miss the amount of time I had to spend during it," McCumber said about his work after college with Texas A and Northern Illinois University. "It was a lot. I was a single guy, didn't have a family, didn't have kids to take care of, but I looked ahead and was like 'I don't know if I can be doing this when I'm 35 years old with a family.' " McCumber, who attended Illinois from 2001 to '05, was also a manager for all four years of his undergraduate education. After college, McCumber said the networking his managerial position provided allowed him to land his first job within the sports industry. "Like a lot of things in life, (basketball managing) is all about building relationships," said McCumber, a Tuscola native. "You could send your resume to 100 people in the business. But if they don't know your face or they don't know your name, they're not going to give you the time of day. I took it as an opportunity as everywhere I went I tried to make a relationship with everybody." Upon graduation, McCumber was hired by then Texas A coach Billy Gillispie, a former Illinois assistant, to work as an athletic aide, which McCumber said essentially had the same duties as a graduate assistant except without the classes. "It was one of those things where I didn't really have a place to live and wasn't too sure about the contract or the deal that was made between me and A and what I'd be doing," he said. "I packed up my Jeep and drove 15 and a half hours away from home. You're just living the dream and trying to work it all out when you get down there." McCumber eventually ended up serving the role as the director of basketball operations when the director at the time quit just weeks before the start of the season. McCumber said his duties and responsibilities increased dramatically, although he was still officially an athletic assistant. McCumber left at the end of the season because he said Gillispie was unwilling to hire him as the official director of basketball operations and McCumber could no longer live on his $775 monthly paycheck. "I came back home because basically for what I was getting paid," he said. "I couldn't do that another year and live. I wasn't making that much. I ate a lot of hot dogs and Spaghetti O's every day." He was then hired as the director of basketball operations at Northern Illinois University for a year before the whole staff was let go after the head coach was fired. McCumber took about six months off to re evaluate his career, and now he lives and works in Chicago as a credit analyst for a bank. Although the current managers are well aware of the high demands in the professional sports field, they are not deterred from following their passions. "Ultimately I'd love to do what (director of basketball operations Sean Harrington) is doing," said manager Mark Collins, a senior in sports management from Batavia. "I'd like to be in an administrative position within basketball specifically." Like Scaletta, Collins has been working as a manager since high school and has used his job as a means of being closer to a sport he loves. Collins is considered a "floor guy," which means he spends most of his time on the court helping the players with drills. Although he has the hands on experience with the players, Collins said he still sees himself at a disadvantage to people in his field like Harrington, who played shooting guard for Illinois from 2000 to '03. "I feel like I'm not going to be having the same advantages of being a player because they have one up on me because they know basketball a heck of a lot better," Collins said. "I'm just looking forward to a recommendation from Coach Weber." Air Jordan 3 Joker ,Air Jordan 6 Slam Dunk Air Jordan 11 Low Concord Air Jordan 4 Oreo 2015 Air Jordan 10 Powder Blue 2014 Air Jordan 6 Carmine 2014 Air Jordan 10 Cool Grey Air Jordan 10 Venom Green Air Jordan 13 Reflective Silver Air Jordan Spizike Space Blue Automobile brake noise by itself is seldom a serious problem; however, it can sometimes indicate that a much more serious issue is developing. It is also one of the most irritating and embarrassing problems from the perspective of the driver and passengers. 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This seems simple, but you'd be surprised at how many people (myself included) neglect to carry cash in their wallets. I know that nearly every place from fast food joints to fruit stands accepts credit these days, but I believe that paying with cash helps keep us connected to the Universal flow of Prosperity. When I pay with credit it's not as tangible to me as when I have the visceral experience of holding the money in my hand and joyfully exchanging it for goods or services I need or desire. Also, when we look in our wallets and see real greenbacks staring back at us we just FEEL more prosperous. Years ago I read the book "Ask and It Is Given" by Esther and Jerry Hicks (if you're not familiar with the Abraham Hicks work, check it out it was the secret before "The Secret"). This book provides a number of techniques on how to apply the Law of Attraction to your life with practicality and purpose. One of my favorite tips in this book is to carry $100 bill with you at all times. This creates an attitude of abundance because you always have money. The trick is not to spend it (or at least try not to), but to look at things you may want and know that you have the choice not to buy them. I realize this may sound like a tease, but you'd be surprised how empowering it is to look at something you're lusting after in a store window (think shoes) and know that you can afford it, you just don't need it. Big difference! This brings me nicely to my next point. 2) Never utter words of poverty because and pay attention here because this is important your words have the power to create and enforce your reality. When you speak aloud you are making a declaration. The words you utter are picked up by your own subconscious mind and assimilated into your definition of yourself and the world around you. Furthermore, your words are picked up by a willing and loving Universe that is absolutely dedicated to bringing you the fruits of the seeds you sew. So when you say things like, "I can't afford that," or "I don't have the money for it," your subconscious and the Universe work as diligent co creators to manifest your chosen version of reality. Get it? So instead of buying into the poverty consciousness and making negative statements about your finances, say things like, "Those are great shoes, but I choose not to spend my money on them today." Remember, you could buy them (especially if you've got that Ben Franklin stashed in your purse) but you are choosing not to. I was recently invited to go on a short trip with some girlfriends and decided not to go. After looking at my finances I announced to my divas (and myself and the Universe) that I was using my money to build my business at that time, but that I would look forward to the next opportunity we had to travel together. This statement served a few purposes for me. 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Michele McGrew is a spiritual teacher and intuitive who began her metaphysical journey at the age of 17 when she was taught to perform psychic readings by a family member and mentor. In the years since, she's dedicated herself to exploring the depths of spirituality, ancient myth and magic, Divine Love and Universal Truth. She now enjoys teaching ancient arts to modern women in practical and meaningful ways in today demanding society. Passionate about helping others discover their spiritual path with joy and purpose, Michele hosts workshops and provides private classes and counseling on a variety of topics including earth and moon magic, past life exploration, herb lore, chakra balancing and working with the archetypical energies of the ancient Gods and Goddess for the creation of a more harmonious life. Michele is a member of the ADL Minister Board of Directors, and holds a Bachelor degree in Communications from Florida Atlantic University and has earned certificates in Women Studies and Ethnic Studies. As an ordained ADL minister and Priestess, her greatest joy is in working with other spiritually minded individuals to honor, uplift and support them on their journey through life. Air Jordan 3 Joker We all see them in the stores and wonder who wears steel toe shoes? There are many jobs that the use of steel toes shoes are advantageous. Take construction workers who are around boards, equipment and other heavy items that could fall on feet and break them. Restaurant workers can be exposed to hot grease, broken glass and heavy pots dropping onto their toes. Steel toe shoes provide extra protection to the wearer to prevent crushing or penetrating foot injuries, especially in the vulnerable toe area. 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