On a summer night like tonight, when I was much younger, I was lucky enough to stay up past 10:30, just in time to watch “The George Michael Sports Machine.” It was basically a 30-minute national and world sports roundup hosted by the late Washington, D.C., sportscaster — no, not the pop singer — designed for homes like mine that didn’t have access to “SportsCenter.” It aired Sunday nights from 1984-2007 in syndication.
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Sometimes, the obvious of questions don’t have to be spoken loudly.
The football players and coaches for Arkansas-Pine Bluff are often asked about the distractions that come with homecoming games. But simply trying to win on the road is a challenge in itself, and the Golden Lions aren’t easily distracted by the activities surrounding such a game.
Having won four straight and standing as the only undefeated football team in SWAC play, Grambling State has plenty of reason to be confident when it takes on Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday.
A Southern University football broadcaster who asked me about doing a live radio interview Saturday morning cautioned me that traffic around Ace W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge will be a pain in the neck.
Need to find a good omen? Arkansas-Pine Bluff has a good recent history with playing football games after being embarrassed the week before.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell insists neither he nor anyone from his office has seen video of Ray Rice beating his now-wife before Monday, and the whole world wants to judge Goodell.
In a photo, a man is standing in the middle of a Concordia College Alabama football huddle for prayer, and his back faces the camera. On the back of his T-shirt reads the message: “It’s a Whole New Sting.”
Known for turning around big-name football programs in short periods of time, Dennis Franchione knew what he was getting into when he took the Texas State job in 2011.
Come on, Mike Slive. Go ahead and form your own elite collegiate athletic association. Take your “Power Five” conference buddies with you.
If nicknames among offensive linemen in the NFL are common, they aren’t very fashionable.
The creation of an all-6A South Conference in the Arkansas Activities Association makes the playing field look a little more level for schools like Pine Bluff and Sheridan.
I think it was Wednesday when my old church brother Justin Blackmon came to mind.
It’s probably all for the better that the Southwestern Athletic Conference will command the television cameras and digital recorders on a Friday.
Ask anyone who has covered college basketball down in the Delta for years who Steve Rives is, and unfair comparisons to Bobby Knight might come up.
(Editor’s note: This column contains harsh language, although it has been edited for print.)
Editor’s note: The following contains subject matter that may be inappropriate for young children.
A week ago, Southeast Arkansas — let alone Jefferson County — received a welcome distraction from the talk of coaching changes in high school athletics.
Derrick Gordon was only looking for a few good hearts when he told the world that he’s gay.
After his worst season in six years at the helm of Arkansas-Pine Bluff football, Monte Coleman is chomping at the bit to begin spring drills.
Legendary college basketball broadcaster Verne Lundquist said something about Ohio State guard Aaron Craft that widened my eyes.
It’s too bad Grambling State vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff isn’t a meeting of the two best teams in the SWAC, or even two teams still with a chance to win the SWAC’s Western Division.