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Title: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 03, 2012, 06:56:31 am
Thread for updates on what former SEC athletes are doing today.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 03, 2012, 07:01:46 am
Whatever happened to the player who broke down after missing key free throws late in the SEC Championship Game against Arkansas and was "optioned" to USC (http://www.kentucky.com/2012/06/02/2210230/mark-story-ex-cat-rhodes-ready.html)
 
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Rodrick Rhodes laughs when asked what he learned in his first season coaching high school basketball coach at tiny Cordia in Eastern Kentucky.

Rhodes did not work a competitive miracle at Cordia (some 300 students in grades K-12), a school that has not won a game in the 14th Region Tournament in this century.

Alice Whitaker, the director of the Cordia school, says having Rhodes in the Lotts Creek community "has been wonderful. Totally great. He's added a wonderful dimension to our community. He's well-respected and accepted in our community. And I believe he's brought us some much-needed diversity. I believe we've added four or five minority students that wouldn't be here if it weren't for Rodrick."

Rhodes wound up serving a four-game suspension this season after getting thrown out of two different games.

"In one of them, our 6-foot-5 kid (Chris Hudson) was up in the air and got clotheslined," Rhodes said. "I went out on the court trying to protect my player and I guess in the opinion of the (referees) I went too far."

The other case where he got tossed, a woman who had asked him to sign an autograph for her grandson before the game, asked him again and said she would not be able to wait until after the contest ended.

"I'm coaching and I want to be focused (on the game) but I didn't want to say no, so I was signing that," Rhodes said. "Well, (while) I'm doing that, they started the game back up and I got teed up again for being up. It was crazy."

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 03, 2012, 03:34:48 pm
Whatever happened to the PG who led Ole Miss to their first ever NCAA tournament appearance and first SEC basketball tournament championship?

Sean Tuohy played for his father Skeets at Isidore Newman in New Orleans. After the coach suffered a stroke, Tuohy's tuition was still paid but his family experienced hard times. Tuohy learned that the free or reduced lunch program did not extend to private schools.

Tuohy saw basketball as his education and his way out. His experience at Ole Miss while accomplished was miserable during Coach Bob Weltlich's reign of terror.

Today, Tuohy is part of the broadcast team for the Memphis Grizzlies and is a franchise owner for nearly 100 restaurants in the Yum! brands family. He also serves as as an assistant coach specializing in encouragement and life counseling at Briarcrest near Memphis. Tuohy has set up lunch accounts for needy student-athletes due to his personal experience that when you are focused on food your energy is drained from studies and athletic achievement.

Still the SEC's all-time leader in assists, Sean Tuohy's greatest assists have come during his life after basketball.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 07, 2012, 08:52:28 pm
Johnny Neumann wants to pack up his regrets, get help for daughter (http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/oct/30/the-call-of-home/)
 
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His 1970-71 Ole Miss season is still one about which the folks in Oxford rave. Neumann led the country with a scoring average of 40.1 points per game, was a member of several All-America teams and was named the Southeastern Conference's player of the year.

Of the school's top 20 single-game scoring performances, Neumann owns 12.

On Jan. 30, 1971, in a 113-90 win over LSU, Neumann scored 63, an Ole Miss record that still stands.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2012, 11:37:20 am
Parsons said he felt like he benefited from staying four years at UF (http://www.gainesville.com/article/20120609/articles/120609612)
 
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“Learning all of these things, how hard to compete, what it takes to win, gave me an advantage over these guys that stayed only one or two years,” Parsons said. “I was mature, ready to play right away and I think that showed because I was able to contribute right away.”

At Florida, Parsons was a late bloomer. He learned in his first two seasons at UF that scoring wasn't everything and defense was just as important. By his senior year, Parsons became the first player in Florida history to earn Southeastern Conference player of the year...

Parsons has become a new face of the Rockets franchise. He was hand-picked by general manager Daryl Morey to represent the Rockets in the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery show. Dressed in a gray suit, Parsons was on TV with various GMs, sons of executives and other NBA players in hopes of bringing their franchises some luck.

A telecommunications major at UF, Parsons also was interested in going behind the scenes to see how the lottery show was put together.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2012, 12:21:31 pm
Edmonton Eskimos added another pair of legs to their quarterback stable, announcing the signing of Ole Miss product Jeremiah Masoli... The five-foot-10, 221-pound pivot of Polynesian descent is another dual threat in a unit that has been re-mobilizing since trading away Ricky Ray last December in an effort to get away from the pocket passing of the past. [This is not Nate Allen.] (http://www.edmontonsun.com/2012/04/10/eskimos-ink-ole-miss-alum)
 
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Masoli comes with past of his own, which includes pleading guilty to a well-publicized robbery at a frat house, as well as marijuana possession that sent him packing from the University of Oregon — where he was a potential Heisman trophy candidate and the Ducks were a national championship contender.

He went on to spend the 2011 NFL pre-season with the San Francisco 49ers before joining the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks for their last three games of the season where he threw for more than 800 yards.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 15, 2012, 02:00:01 pm
Florida QB Doug Johnson (http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20120614/ARTICLES/120619805?tc=cr)
 
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9th annual Doug Johnson's Reeling For Kids Tournament took place over the weekend.

Although the former UF starting quarterback and pro football player has been active with his Reeling For Kids charity for nearly a decade, since his retirement from the NFL, he's been able to devote a larger chunk of time to providing for the community.

The Reeling For Kids Tournament, whose proceeds benefit The Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County, also gives Johnson the opportunity to support a cause he's passionate about.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 17, 2012, 07:09:03 am
Sonny Collins is the leading rusher in the brief yet undistinguished history of Kentucky football. Yesterday, Collins won the 60-64 age group 100 meter dash in the Bluegrass State Games at Fern Creek in 13.08. In his Jackson Pollack inspired tights, Collins was screaming and complaining about not being set in the blocks when the gun was fired. Things have not changed much for Collins.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 20, 2012, 06:22:04 am
After his 1998 Kentucky Wildcats NCAA championship ring had been missing for more than six years, Cameron Mills had long since given up hope of ever seeing it again.

Then, about a week ago, the former Kentucky guard received a tweet from someone he didn't know asking that Mills contact him.

"I didn't know the guy, I didn't know what it was about, so I just let it go," Mills said.

Mills was a seldom-used (16 minutes all season) sophomore walk-on for the '96 championship team. On the '98 champions, Mills was a valuable senior sharp-shooter who hit two clutch three-pointers for UK in the second half of its title-game victory over Utah.

"The '98 ring definitely meant more to me," Mills said. "I felt like I actually played a role in earning it. The '96 ring, I'm proud of it, but that belongs to the guys who did the playing that really earned it."
 (http://www.kentucky.com/2012/06/19/2230803/a-little-bird-helps-ex-cat-mills.html)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2012, 06:59:02 am
Former Vol sprinter Justin Gatlin wants to restore image (http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2012/jun/20/former-vol-sprinter-gatlin-wants-to-restore/)
 
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So much has transpired for Gatlin since the '04 trials, when he finished second to Maurice Greene and knocked off a college star named Tyson Gay to make the U.S. squad.

A month later, Gatlin captured the 100-meter crown in Athens. A year later, he was a world champion.

Then came his swift fall from grace.

Gatlin tested positive for excessive testosterone, "Hi-T", in 2006, leading to a four-year ban and preventing him from defending his title in Beijing.

His biggest threats will be Olympic bronze medalist Walter Dix along with a familiar face in Gay, now a seasoned veteran with a surgically repaired hip. Up for grabs will be three spots for London.

For Gatlin, there's more at stake. This is another chance to restore his tarnished career.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2012, 01:07:36 pm
Former Auburn defensive lineman Antonio Coleman will host his football camp for teen probationers at Mobile's Strickland Youth Center again this weekend. It's the third straight year he has conducted the camp for Mobile's at-risk teens.
 (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/06/former_auburn_star_antonio_col_1.html)
 
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Football is the hook that entices the kids to attend, and Coleman -- who now plays for the Arizona Cardinals -- tries to teach them how to turn their lives around.

Coleman endured the suicide of his brother and father figure, Anthony, who killed two people before turning the gun on himself in 2001, according to Press-Register archives.

"To have someone who walked the same streets," said Circuit Judge Edmond Naman, referring to Coleman, "and lived the same kind of life and has been a success and has become a success -- not only as a football player, but as a person and as a man -- it's a strong message and one that they can relate to."

Three other NFL players from Coastal Alabama -- Prichard's Sen'Derrick Marks, Mobile's Cap'n Munnerlyn, and Thomasville's Anthony Madison -- will also conduct camps this summer.

Marks' camp is also set for Saturday at Vigor High at a cost of $10 per camper.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: husker71 on June 21, 2012, 11:26:08 pm
I wonder where Gerald Glass is.  Murphy brought him over with him from Delta State and he immediatley took over the SEC .  He was one of those 6'4" guys who is listed at 6'6" and was so strong inside and yet could float outside if needed.  One of my favorite non razorback players
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2012, 06:38:31 am
Gerald Glass is the men's basketball coach at his alma mater Amanda Elzy in Greenwood. They won the Mississippi Class 4A state championship in '11-12.

He was honored by MS House Concurrent Resolution 97 - 2012 Regular Session which gives a bio of accomplishments and brief update on what he is doing today. (http://legiscan.com/gaits/text/619289)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2012, 10:12:32 am
Former University of Alabama basketball player Richard Hendrix of Athens is hosting a basketball camp today at the Harvest Youth Club, 230 Lockhart Road.

The former Tide player was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 2008 and now plays professional basketball with the Italian Team Olimpia Milano. Former Alabama teammate Ronald Steele, who plays professionally for the Tofas Bursa in Turkey, will be helping him. (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/06/former_alabama_player_richard.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 23, 2012, 01:00:26 pm
When Georgia basketball player D.A. Layne left school early for the NBA draft 11 years ago, he made a promise to two important people in his life.

“I promised my mother and my grandmother that I’d eventually get my degree,” Layne said Thursday. (http://blogs.ajc.com/uga-sports-blog/2012/06/22/catching-up-with-d-a-layne-who-earns-a-college-degree-at-33/?cxntfid=blogs_uga_sports_blog)
 
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Layne, now 33, said he’ll celebrate “one of the proudest moments of my life” Sunday when he receives a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Phoenix during the school’s Atlanta campus commencement ceremony at Gwinnett Arena.

Layne, a former Wheeler High standout, played at Georgia from the 1998-99 through 2000-01 seasons. He averaged 18.3 points per game as a sophomore and 16.8 as a junior, leading the Bulldogs in scoring both seasons. He was named first-team All-SEC as a junior. He still ranks 10th on Georgia’s all-time scoring list with 1,451 points.

The 6-0 shooting guard  opted to leave UGA after his junior season for the NBA draft. He was not drafted and never hooked on with an NBA team despite looks from the Grizzlies and the Hawks.

For about five years, he played basketball overseas on pro teams in Colombia, Spain, Venezuela and China.

“After I finished playing, my stepfather and I started an auto-body shop, doing collision and body work in the Marietta area,” Layne said. “I’ve been doing that for seven-eight years.”

He and his wife live in the Ellenwood area.

Layne hopes his college degree will help him launch a career as a sports agent representing NBA players.

He said he doesn’t regret his decision to enter the NBA draft early but hopes his decision to earn a degree years later will  be an inspiration to others in similar situations.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2012, 01:21:22 pm
Stephen Garcia was signed on to play with the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes on Wednesday.

Garcia tried out for the Alouettes at the end of May but was not offered a contract at that time.

Garcia is expected to begin as the fourth-string quarterback in Montreal whose season begins July 1. (http://www.independentmail.com/news/2012/jun/27/garcia-signs-cfl-team/)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2012, 04:23:15 pm
Three months ago, Bobby Humphrey started work at Bryant Bank. Fitting that the former Crimson Tide running back found work with the company started by Paul Bryant Jr. (http://espn.go.com/colleges/alabama/story/_/id/8105398/marlon-humphrey-learns-father-mistakes)
 
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Bobby, now in his mid-40s, has settled into life here in a suburb southwest of Birmingham. He has a beautiful wife and five children. He runs a track and field training center on the side and talks glowingly of all his children's athleticism.

Bobby's genes mixed well with those of his wife, Barbara, who was a track star at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and set the 400-meter record that stands today.

Under the bright lights and the burden of weighty paychecks, something changed in Bobby. The sure-handed ball carrier began fumbling his life away off the field. After a successful rookie campaign, his attitude changed. In 1989 he was arrested for driving under the influence, and two years later he held himself out of camp for 14 weeks while negotiating a new contract. A year later, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins.

On Jan. 31, 1993, Bobby was arrested in Columbus, Ga., after police responded to a window being broken on the fourth story of the Hilton hotel. Bobby and former UA teammate Vantreise Davis had fought and shattered the window. When police entered the hotel room, they found cocaine laid out on a table. Nine days later, Bobby was shot in the leg after an altercation in Alabaster, Ala.

The Dolphins brought him back for another season, but he was never the same. By 1994, at age 26, he was out of the league, never to return.

As Bobby tells it, he folded when the moment of truth came.

"It could be drugs, alcohol, cheating on a test -- I teach my kids it's OK to say no," Bobby said. "I wasn't able to do that."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on June 28, 2012, 04:32:11 pm
Three months ago, Bobby Humphrey started work at Bryant Bank. Fitting that the former Crimson Tide running back found work with the company started by Paul Bryant Jr. (http://espn.go.com/colleges/alabama/story/_/id/8105398/marlon-humphrey-learns-father-mistakes)

Okay, I'll volunteer to post the appropriate response.  He obviously didn't teach one of his kids to say no to crime...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2012, 03:54:59 pm
Former Ole Miss and NFL football player Derrick Burgess settled a lawsuit with his neighbors in Lafayette County (http://oxfordeagle.com/2012/06/former-rebel-nfl-player-settles-pit-bull-lawsuit/)
 
Burgess was accused of allowing his "10 to 15 pit bulls to run wild in the neighborhood".

The dogs were accused of killing chickens and baby kittens and being aggressive toward the children.

Burgess installed an underground fence and collar system to keep the dogs on his property. The dogs will receive a "slight correction" if they attempt to stray from the Burgess yard.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 03, 2012, 01:04:53 pm
Former Bama Coach Ray Perkins Back in the Game
 (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FBC_PERKINS_BACK_IN_THE_GAME?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-07-02-14-46-33)
 
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ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Ray Perkins leans back in his chair, enthusiastically talking football in his Mississippi office at tiny Jones County Junior College.

It's been 20 years since he was a head coach -- and more than 10 years since he was a full-time coach of any kind.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 03, 2012, 03:30:07 pm
Stephen Garcia was signed on to play with the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes on Wednesday.

Garcia tried out for the Alouettes at the end of May but was not offered a contract at that time.

Garcia is expected to begin as the fourth-string quarterback in Montreal whose season begins July 1. (http://www.independentmail.com/news/2012/jun/27/garcia-signs-cfl-team/)

The process of ultimately finding Anthony Calvillo’s successor – whenever that day comes – continues for the Alouettes. On Wednesday, the team signed a fourth quarterback, Stephen Garcia, immediately placing him on the one-game injured list.

Garcia injured two fingers getting off the bus and flashing the peace sign, according to the organization.
 (http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2012/06/27/als-sign-garcia/)
 
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 06, 2012, 11:56:53 am
Pearl is vice president of marketing at H.T. Hackney Company, a wholesale grocery owned by UT booster Bill Sansom.

It wasn't a gratuitous hire. Pearl was a marketing major at Boston College. His promotional skills were as instrumental as his coaching acumen in resurrecting UT's program.

Pearl says he's all-in with Hackney... (http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2012/jul/05/mike-strange-bruce-pearls-crew-landed-on-their/)
 
Pearl has two years remaining on his show cause penalty.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 17, 2012, 11:19:41 am
Jimmy Johns (http://espn.go.com/colleges/alabama/story/_/id/8168213/former-alabama-crimson-tide-player-jimmy-johns-rebuilding-life)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2012, 12:32:13 pm
Herschel Walker turned 50 years old on March 2. (http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/SECNation/SECTraditions/tabid/1073/Article/234162/herschel-never-stops-running.aspx)
 
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Aside from his 15-year pro career for five teams in two leagues, he has been an Olympic bobsledder, danced in a ballet and appeared for one season on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”
     
He still does 2,000 situps and 1,000 pushups before sunrise, and may have the best body of any 50-year-old on the planet. He continues to train at the Dallas Cowboys’ complex (one of his pro stops) and said he was recently timed running a sub 4.4 40-yard dash.
     
Herschel never quits moving. Last week in Memphis, he spoke at a Salvation Army banquet, delivering a 38-minute non-stop speech in which he barely stopped to take a breath.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 24, 2012, 10:04:32 am
Mississippi State's all-time basketball scoring leader, Jeff Malone will be inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame after garnering similar honors at Mississippi State and in his home state of Georgia in recent years.
 (http://)
 
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Success didn't come easy during Malone's days at MSU, where the Bulldogs attempted to bridge the talent gap against other SEC teams by playing a slow-down style (before the shot clock). The Bulldogs once held the ball for 11 minutes against Vanderbilt in 1982 before Boyd called a timeout and drew up a play for his star.
Malone, of course, hit the shot and MSU won 33-31 in Nashville. The Vandy fans were livid, former teammate Norwood said.

The Bulldogs sped up their offense in Malone's senior season, when he averaged a career-best 26.8 points, but the team never reached the postseason in his tenure.

When he needs a reminder of his playing days, Malone pulls out a book authored by Michael Jordan, who once considered Malone one of the toughest players he ever had to guard. The former 6-foot-4 shooting guard still shares the story with his youth league basketball teams in Chandler, Ariz.

"I turn straight to that page," Malone said. "They always love that, and I tell them: You've got to go out and work so you can get your name in some book."

"When you play the game you never play it for any individual accolade," said Malone, whose only regret is that his MSU teams never reached the postseason. "But every athlete wants to be appreciated. I have a lot of memories there, and now my kids and family and grandkids can see it forever."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 24, 2012, 11:56:39 am
Former Tennessee point guard (2003-06) and current NBA veteran C.J. Watson is the subject of a new online documentary titled “Off The Court With C.J. Watson: A Quiet Storm in Vegas,” released Monday. (http://www.govolsxtra.com/)
 
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The exclusive documentary tells the story of Watson’s journey to the NBA, while also highlighting his personal life such as family, friends and growing up in a religious environment.

“One of the things not included in the documentary was a story from when C.J., my videographer and I went to lunch at Capriotti’s. They (brought out so much food), it seemed like the entire menu. Instead of throwing away our leftovers, C.J. gave the sandwiches to a homeless man sitting outside in the parking lot.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 28, 2012, 11:35:30 am
Tim Castille, a former Alabama fullback (2003-06), is back at his alma mater after three seasons in the NFL. He is the son of former Alabama All-American Jeremiah Castille, who went on to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Denver Broncos. (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/07/tim_castille_back_at_alabama_a.html#incart_hbx)
 
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A former star at Briarwood Christian, Tim Castille played in 44 games at Alabama. He ran 161 times for 533 yards and 21 touchdowns. In 2007, he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals and later played two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. In his three pro seasons, he played in 31 games, four as a starter.

Alabama coach Nick Saban's support staff has expanded to nine "analysts." That's up from six in 2011, three in 2010 and none before then.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2012, 05:54:00 pm
Pearl is vice president of marketing at H.T. Hackney Company, a wholesale grocery owned by UT booster Bill Sansom.

It wasn't a gratuitous hire. Pearl was a marketing major at Boston College. His promotional skills were as instrumental as his coaching acumen in resurrecting UT's program.

Pearl says he's all-in with Hackney... (http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2012/jul/05/mike-strange-bruce-pearls-crew-landed-on-their/)
 
Pearl has two years remaining on his show cause penalty.

Bruce Pearl has joined the team as a basketball analyst, along with Seth Greenberg. In a move predicted by many, Jalen Rose will join the ESPN College Gameday crew. ESPN says Pearl and Greenberg will serve as studio analysts and call select games throughout the season, as well as contribute to ESPN.com and ESPN Radio. Pearl has kept up a steady gig analyzing college basketball on Sirius XM Radio and is a regular contributor to 104.5 the Zone in Nashville. (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=115530)
 
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Screen capture courtesy of KentuckySportsRadio
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 31, 2012, 03:08:49 pm
Sonny Collins reconnects with Kentucky football. (http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120730/SPORTS03/307300099/Sonny-Collins-reconnects-Kentucky-football)
 
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 04, 2012, 04:46:38 pm
After watching Galen Rupp become the first US runner to medal in the 10,000 meters since 1964, I thought of a UK alum and the runner who held the US record for 15 years, Mark Nenow.
 
Only four U.S. runners have bettered Nenow’s time — including Chris Solinsky (26:59.60) and Galen Rupp (27:10.4) last year... (http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=23533)
 

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2012, 05:31:31 pm
Gouyave, Grenada native Kirani James

James was the individual 400 meter NCAA outdoor champion for Bama in 2010 and 2011 before going pro.

Instead of immediately celebrating his victory in the 400-meter semifinals Sunday, James approached South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, embraced him and asked to exchange bib numbers. It was a sign of the respect the reigning world champion has for the double amputee sprinter whose bid to make the 400 meters final fell short when he finished last in their semifinal heat.

"My hat's off to him, just coming out here and competing," James told reporters in London on Saturday after Pistorius qualified for the semifinals. "I just see him as another athlete, another competitor. What's more important is I see him as another person. He's someone I admire and respect."
 (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/kirani-james-swaps-numbers-oscar-pistorius-400-meters-213736769--oly.html)

James won the Olympic Gold Medal in the 400 meter dash .




Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: Inhogswetrust on August 06, 2012, 10:37:34 pm
Whatever happened to the PG who led Ole Miss to their first ever NCAA tournament appearance and first SEC basketball tournament championship?

Sean Tuohy played for his father Skeets at Isidore Newman in New Orleans. After the coach suffered a stroke, Tuohy's tuition was still paid but his family experienced hard times. Tuohy learned that the free or reduced lunch program did not extend to private schools.

Tuohy saw basketball as his education and his way out. His experience at Ole Miss while accomplished was miserable during Coach Bob Weltlich's reign of terror.

Today, Tuohy is part of the broadcast team for the Memphis Grizzlies and is a franchise owner for nearly 100 restaurants in the Yum! brands family. He also serves as as an assistant coach specializing in encouragement and life counseling at Briarcrest near Memphis. Tuohy has set up lunch accounts for needy student-athletes due to his personal experience that when you are focused on food your energy is drained from studies and athletic achievement.

Still the SEC's all-time leader in assists, Sean Tuohy's greatest assists have come during his life after basketball.

That Yum brand is Taco Bell. He also is on the local sport radio channel 56 as a regular guest. He cracked me up one time a while back when talking about something and then said "but what do I know. I sell taco's for a living". Another time he admitted he hadn't tasted a new product Taco Bell was selling when he was asked how was it. Seems like a nice guy.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: Aston Martin 8 dude on August 07, 2012, 01:57:09 pm
Former Auburn defensive lineman Antonio Coleman will host his football camp for teen probationers at Mobile's Strickland Youth Center again this weekend. It's the third straight year he has conducted the camp for Mobile's at-risk teens.
 (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/06/former_auburn_star_antonio_col_1.html)
Heck, Coleman should be hosting the camp for each year's AWbarn freshman class. All of these kids are at-risk.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 09, 2012, 11:33:59 am
"I guess 'Fab Five' was taken by some basketball team or something."
McKayla Maroney

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Chris Littman, Sporting News

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Whatever happened to the SEC's Fabulous Five?

Kentucky's NCAA champions in 1947-48 were nicknamed The Fabulous Five. They joined with AAU champs The Phillip's Oilers from Bartlettsville featuring Bob Kurland to help the USA win gold medals in the London Olympics.  Four returned in '48-49 to win back-to-back NCAA championships.

Lead guard Ralph Beard played two NBA seasons for the Indianapolis Olympians before being banned for life due to a point shaving scandal in New York City. Kentucky would be levied the death penalty for their '52-53 season. He died in 2007.

Center Alex Groza also played for the Olympians and was also banned for life from the NBA. After coaching small college ball in Louisville, Groza became associated with the ABA. He died in 1995.

Cliff Barker's B-17 was shot down over Germany and he spent 16 months as a POW. His stalag was given a basketball but no hoop. Barker became the passing specialist for the UK team upon returning from service. Barker was player-coach for the Olympians team. While not implicated in the point shaving scandal, he wrapped up his NBA career in the early-50s. He coached and taught in high school and died in 1998.

Guard Kenneth Rollins played for the Chicago Stags and Celtics in the NBA.

Wallace Jones was an All-American for both Adolph Rupp and Bear Bryant. He played with the Olympians for four seasons and then was elected sheriff of Fayette County. He lost a run for the US House in 1956.
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Post by: jbcarol on August 09, 2012, 01:31:52 pm
Michael Wilbon on whatever happened to LSU track star Lolo Jones (http://espn.go.com/olympics/summer/2012/story/_/id/8250545/2012-olympics-there-no-easy-way-discuss-recent-lolo-jones-debate)
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Post by: jbcarol on August 10, 2012, 12:43:02 pm
Charles Hurt left UK with a smile on face, thank-you in heart but he has never been back to a game (http://vaughtsviews.com/?p=22376)
 
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He played in 124 games at Kentucky and shot a remarkable 59.3 percent from the field, the best mark ever at the time at UK when his playing career ended in 1983.

However, even though he scored 786 points, grabbed 496 rebounds and had 104 assists playing for coach Joe B. Hall, Charles Hurt has never been back to a game in Rupp Arena since leaving UK.

Hurt, a Shelby County native now living in Louisville, enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1987 and became a career military man. He lived in Germany, Kuwait and Korea during his tour and became an information systems chief.

Hurt, 51, is now retired and ready to embark on a new career as an assistant basketball coach at Shelby County under first-year coach Jeff Couch.

“They approached me and I had thought about something like this for quite a while. The timing was never right when I was approached before. But now it is. My daughter is a senior in high school, I am back in Kentucky and it seemed like a good way to give back. Basically, it’s where I got my start and that community was great to me,” he said.
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Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on August 10, 2012, 01:01:19 pm
jb will be posting this in a couple of years:

Whatever happened to former LSU defensive back, punt returner and Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu? 

After being kicked off the LSU team for smoking, snorting, shooting up and selling illegal drugs, Mathieu transferred to Southern University, where he starred until mid-season.  On a tip from New Orleans police, Mathieu was arrested for distributing crack cocaine at a local junior high school and pled guilty to felony drug charges.  He is now serving a 12 year sentence in a federal penitentiary.
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Post by: jbcarol on August 17, 2012, 09:57:13 am
... former Florida QB Tim Tebow. (http://www.clarionledger.com/viewart/20120815/SPORTS02/208150336/Jets-Tebow-balancing-faith-fame-football)
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Post by: jbcarol on August 19, 2012, 06:41:48 am
G.J. Smith, a former University of Kentucky men's basketball player and longtime high school coach and athletics director in Laurel County, died Friday of a heart attack. He was 59.

As a forward for the Wildcats, Mr. Smith played in 49 games over three seasons from 1972 to 1975.

UK fans who remember Mr. Smith's tenure might also remember longtime UK announcer Cawood Ledford's call, "G.J. from the corner!" Ledford's description of where Mr. Smith took most of his shots became something of a catchphrase within the Big Blue Nation.

His wife, Judy Smith, said one of her husband's greatest points of pride was serving as athletics director while his two sons, Cameron and Trey, became the third generation of Smiths to play in Kentucky's Sweet Sixteen tournament. (http://www.kentucky.com/2012/08/18/2303855/gj-smith-former-uk-basketball.html)
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Post by: jbcarol on August 19, 2012, 06:51:45 am
... former Mississippi State basketball captain and head coach Joe Dan Gold (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=6354154)

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Former Mississippi State basketball player and coach Joe Dan Gold died in April 2011 after a lengthy illness. He was 68.

Gold, a Benton, Ky., native, averaged 12.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game from 1961 to 1963 as the Bulldogs won or shared three Southeastern Conference titles. During his career, Mississippi State had a 65-13 overall record, including 36-6 in SEC play.

The 6-foot-5 Gold was a team captain as a senior, leading the Bulldogs to their first NCAA tournament appearance in 1963, where they lost to Loyola of Chicago 61-51 in the first round. It was the first game Mississippi State played against black players.

The Bulldogs, who were coached by Babe McCarthy, had to sneak out of the state for the game because of an unwritten rule that state universities would not play integrated teams. Then-MSU president Dr. Dean Wallace Colvard also helped the Bulldogs make the trip, defying Gov. Ross Barnett and a court injunction by the Mississippi legislature.

Gold coached at Mississippi State from 1965 to 1970, with a 51-74 record in five seasons.

Gold also coached at Paducah Community College and Mercer in the 1970s before going into high school administration in Kentucky.

Gold was elected into Mississippi State's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996, and was recognized as an SEC legend in 2003.
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Post by: jbcarol on August 23, 2012, 02:14:58 pm
http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2012/08/23/uk-offers-scholarship-to-son-of-ex-star-george-adams/#

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Post by: jbcarol on September 05, 2012, 07:21:51 am
It wasn't in the SEC but the Michael Clarke Duncan was a walk-on basketball player at Alcorn St. (http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketball/20048367/former-alcorn-coach-on-michael-clarke-duncan-he-could-play-)
 
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"He had that deep voice," Coach Whitney said. "But that could fool people because he was such a nice guy."

"And he was a pretty good player," he added. "He was just tough. He'd knock guys around. It's really sad that he's gone at such a young age."

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Post by: jbcarol on September 07, 2012, 11:43:19 am
Former Vol Scott Wells began his career as the fifth from last player picked in the 2004 NFL draft and is now the third-highest paid center in the game. Scott parlayed a Super Bowl ring he won two years ago and Pro Bowl honors he earned last year into a four-year, $24 million free agent contract with the Rams. (http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/SECNation/SECTraditions/tabid/1073/Article/236601/great-scott-all-wells-that-ends-wells.aspx)
 
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You surely won’t find someone celebrating his most lucrative payday ever by going to Uganda as Scott did with his wife Julie this past summer and adopting three children --  Caroline (5), Elijah (3) and R.J. (2). That trio joins the couple’s three biological children, Jackson (8 ), Lola (5) and Kingston (2).
   
If you’re scoring at home, that’s four boys and two girls. The Scott and Julie Bunch, indeed.
     
“This is a new chapter in our lives,” says Scott, 31. “We closed a chapter of our lives in Green Bay and we’re opening a new chapter in St. Louis with three new additions to our family. We honestly feel it’s the path God sent us on and we’re doing our best to follow it.”
       
Again, it’s not an easy path or a convenient course. But if you trace Scott back to his high school days, he never blinks when things get difficult...
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Post by: jbcarol on September 12, 2012, 07:56:57 am
CBS42 News is reporting that the brother of Buffalo Bills tackle Marcell Dareus was one of the victims in a Sunday triple homicide in Pelham (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/marcell-dareus-brother-victim-alabama-triple-homicide-124120156--nfl.html)
 
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Simeon Gilmore, the 19-year-old brother of Dareus, died from gunshot wounds at a Pelham home, as did Casey Cumberland and Joshua Smith, both aged 22. Jon Staggs, age 20, has been charged with three counts of capital murder, and is being held in Shelby County prison without bond.

Dareus, a former defensive tackle with the University of Alabama, is reportedly in transit back to Birmingham. The SEC's sacks leader in 2009 and the BCS Championship Defensive MVP in 2010, he was the third pick in the 2011 NFL draft. In his rookie season, he played in all 16 games and notched 5.5 sacks. He recorded one tackle last weekend in a loss to the Jets.
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Post by: jbcarol on September 12, 2012, 08:21:03 am
ESPNU Documentary about former Mississippi State coach Croom set to air Sept. 25
 (http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20120912/SPORTS030102/209120315/Documentary-about-former-Mississippi-State-coach-Croom-set-air-Sept-25)
 
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"Croom," directed by Johnson McKelvy, was produced this summer as part of the SEC's "Storied" series. The documentary chronicles the preacher's son growing up during the civil rights era in 1960s Tuscaloosa before he became an All-America center under coach Paul "Bear" Bryant at Alabama.

The documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at Croom's disappointment when Alabama bypassed him for its coaching job in May of 2003 and his hesitation when then-athletic director Larry Templeton approached him about the job at Mississippi State.

Regionally, he's known as a coach who instilled accountability and discipline into a program shadowed by potential NCAA penalties and two years of probation after the retirement of 13-year coach Jackie Sherrill.

Croom recalls his first encounter with MSU players, when he told them: "If any of you in here are receiving anything above your scholarship, end it right now."
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Post by: jbcarol on September 12, 2012, 11:51:07 am
Bumpy year has not discouraged Former UK lead guard Anthony Epps, who hopes to help daughter win state title before she heads to UK to play (http://vaughtsviews.com/?p=23030)
 
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“It has been bumpy, but a great learning experience,” said Epps, the starting point guard on Kentucky’s 1996 national championship team. “I had a little trouble with the law (DUI arrest). But I have bounced back and am moving forward.

“I lost my mom in May, and that’s been tough. Hopefully now that I have my (college) degree, I will be getting college coaching job as an assistant. It has always been my dream to coach at a higher level. I love the high school game, but college is what is really for me.”

Epps has not yet pursued any college opportunities since he resigned as head boys basketball coach at Marion County, his alma mater, following the DUI charge. He’s an assistant football coach as well as an assistant girls basketball coach at Marion this season.

“I wanted to make sure I got my degree work done before I tried to network,” Epps said.

He finished his college degree in business management recently at Mid-Continent University. It took him almost two years to complete the online course work.

“I also won a state championship at Marion County. I will be on the bench with the team this year and it would be great to play in one and win state as a coach and to do it with my daughter and having her win a championship like I did would just be tremendous.”

How good is his daughter?

“She has always been blessed with athletic ability even when she was little. As the years have gone on, she has got better. A lot of the credit goes to guys in the community. They would not take easy on her. They beat up, she cried and she came back for more. Now she has blossomed into a special player,” Epps said.


Epps said like most fans, former players lost touch with the program during the two years Billy Gillispie was the head coach when they did not feel wanted on campus or around the program.

“During the Gillispie years it was all about him. He did not understand the magnitude of Kentucky basketball and did not care,” Epps said. “Nobody was welcomed back and not a lot of guys went back..."
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Post by: jbcarol on September 12, 2012, 12:17:36 pm
Not only did Peyton Manning fail to beat Florida in his four-year career at Tennessee. He might have inadvertently helped the Gators beat UT nine years after he played his last college game.

Manning's tips at passing camp may have helped Chris Leak whip Vols. (http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2012/sep/11/mannings-tips-helped-leak-beat-vols/)
 
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Urban Meyer and his offensive coordinator Dan Mullen, called Archie Manning, Peyton's father, with specific instructions on how to help their quarterback, according to Glier.

"Each of the college guys gets a chance to spend a session with Eli (Manning) or Peyton," Glier said. "But whenever he got around Peyton, (Leak) would fire a question. Archie said, 'That kid had so many questions.' "

Leak's goal was to become proficient at calling three plays in the huddle, then selecting one at the line of scrimmage, Glier said.

"I was able to handle a lot of pre-snap and post-snap reads (after the camp)," Leak told Glier. "And Coach Meyer let me start calling three plays in the huddle."

Glier said he asked Leak if he thought people would be angry if they knew a Tennessee quarterback helped a Florida quarterback.

"I don't know if they (would be) or not," Leak told Glier.

Leak currently does sports radio talk.
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Post by: jbcarol on September 14, 2012, 07:55:37 am
James Owens, the first black football player at Auburn needs a new heart. (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/08/james_owens_who_broke_color_ba.html)
 
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James Owens says he is living day to day and depending on his wife of 38 years, Gloria, as he awaits word on whether he can be put back on the heart transplant list.

He is a fine person, a fine father. He was an outstanding football player," said teammate Terry Henley. "And he's an icon in the Auburn family.

"No one in Auburn history has ever been more courageous or had more heart than James Owens."

Now the man with the big heart needs a new one.

After spending weeks at UAB Hospital, preparing and waiting for a heart transplant before the one he was born with gives out, Owens was taken off the list because of numerous medical conditions that don't match with the protocol needed to receive a new organ.

His doctor back in Opelika hasn't given up hope. Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is considering his case. UAB continues to explore a solution.

More important, Owens hasn't given up hope.

Honestly, he has no choice. Gloria Owens has put up with James for 38 years of marriage, and she's not ready to let her husband leave without a good fight.

"Without her, I would have given up a while ago," James Owens said. "She's been my leaning post. I can't express what she means."

He trails off, as emotions overcome him for a moment...
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Post by: jbcarol on September 14, 2012, 08:02:08 am
James Owens, the school's first black football player, leaves a lasting legacy at Auburn with Courage Award named for him (http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2012/09/james_owens_the_schools_first.html)
 
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His parents hugged him, got in the car and drove away.

And then James Owens felt it, that inescapable, gnawing anxiety that starts in the middle of a person's stomach and rises, up through the chest and out to the shoulders.

Fear. All at once, Owens realized what he was doing.

The first black football player at Auburn, Owens would be the only African-American on the practice field...

Back when James Owens became the first black man to play football at Auburn, freshmen weren't allowed to play right away. He spent his first year practicing, never realizing what it meant.

Not until the first game of his sophomore season.

Owens emerged from the locker room at Jordan-Hare in front of section upon section of wooden bleachers, filled with African-Americans, cheering, calling his name in a way he'd never experienced.

"I realized, it's no longer about you. It's about all these that are believing in you, hoping in you," Owens said. "This thing that I'm doing is not for me to get to the next level, but for others to have an opportunity."

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 12, 2012, 07:44:53 am
Former Florida Gator Tim Tebow has never shied away from a question, no matter how uncomfortable it may be for other people. (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/10/lawrence_taylors_has_some_ridi.html#incart_river)
 
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On Showtime's Inside the NFL, former New York Giants Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor gave the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback some unsolicited advice.

During a segment called "Dear Insiders" -- often a tongue-in-cheek bit near the show's end -- host James Brown asked Taylor a made-up question which read: "(Dear Lawrence,) Like you, I'm a clean-living, hard-hitting, good ol' southern boy trying to make it in The Big Apple. What was the secret to your success? Thanks in advance, (signed) Tim from the Meadowlands."

"I would say he would have to go to church, Temple -- wherever he goes -- find a nice girl," said Taylor, who added some more colorful language, according to USA Today. "I mean marry her if he has to ... but he's got to get some of that pressure off."

Brown and co-hosts Phil Simms and Cris Collinsworth obviously had mixed reactions.
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Post by: jbcarol on October 21, 2012, 09:09:37 pm
Gophers assistant coach Saul Smith was placed on indefinite unpaid administrative leave on Sunday after a Saturday arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Smith, who is head coach Tubby Smith’s son, is a first-time offender, the U of M said in a press release [exception that time in Lexington]. The 32-year-old was arrested early Saturday morning after leaving a restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. Smith was stopped at 2:20 a.m. on westbound 394 for speeding and driving on the shoulder of the highway, Lt. Eric Roeske of the State Patrol said. He blew a 0.18 on the breathalyzer, more than twice the legal limit. Smith was booked at 3:59 and released about four hours later, according to police reports. (http://www.startribune.com/sports/blogs/175164891.html)

A turn as coach's son and lead guard at UK has not gone well historically.

In an unrelated note, Brad Calipari is a sophomore at Lexington Christian.
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Post by: jbcarol on October 21, 2012, 10:00:12 pm
Former Auburn football player and current radio talk show host Cole Cubelic was arrested early Friday morning for allegedly driving drunk.

According to the Madison County Jail booking log, Cubelic was booked at 3:40 a.m on charges of driving under the influence, having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle and speeding (http://blog.al.com/breaking/2012/10/former_auburn_football_player.html)
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Post by: jbcarol on October 21, 2012, 10:00:49 pm
When asked by the ESPN College GameDay crew who will win between LSU and Texas A&M, former Florida Gator swimmer Ryan Lochte answered "Auburn".
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Post by: jbcarol on October 22, 2012, 07:56:03 am
Former Florida WR Cris Collinsworth loses his father, his hero (http://cincinnati.com/blogs/tv/2012/10/15/collinsworth-loses-his-father-his-hero/?odyssey=obinsite)
 
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Cris Collinsworth told “Sunday Night Football” viewers last week that his father, Abe, died early Saturday morning. He was 76. He played on 1958 University of Kentucky national championship team coached by Adolph Rupp.

“My hero, man… He was something special,” Collinsworth said. “He was the mayor. Everywhere he went he was loved.”

AL MICHAELS: “Cris, this has been a fantastic performance for you under circumstances that are very different. Your dad, Abraham passing away over the weekend, and we just want to wish you, and your mom and the entire Collinsworth family the very best with our prayers. And you are some trooper, I gotta tell you, to even be here, period. We’re thinking about you, buddy.”

COLLINSWORTH: ”My hero, man. He was something special…passed away early in the morning on Saturday morning…was able to be there with him. Former national champion of the UK Wildcats, played basketball for Adolph Rupp. Was the principal of my high school, and I used to tell him I loved reading about him on the bathroom walls. And he’d get a laugh out of it. Was self-deprecating with his humor…always was. He was the mayor. Everywhere he went he was loved.”

Collinsworth called his father “one of the coolest guys I have ever met in my life” last year on Footballpros.com after his 75th birthday party:

“We played golf over the weekend, he almost shot his age and I shot more than double mine. He is without a doubt one of the coolest guys I have ever met in my life. People love him the minute they meet him. When he first came to Fort Thomas, Kentucky (my current home) the only debate was whether they wanted to appoint him Superintendent of Schools, or elect him Mayor. He instantly connects with everyone. He has touched so many lives in a way that people remember for a lifetime. Please join me in a very special birthday greeting for my Father, Mr. Abe Collinsworth. Love you Dad.”
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Post by: jbcarol on October 23, 2012, 01:22:06 pm
The NCAA, apparently borrowing an idea from SEC Sports started a "Where Are They Now?" feature. (http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/marchmadness75/2012-10-19/where-are-they-now)
 
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After leading the Kentucky Wildcats to the 1998 NCAA championship with his Most Outstanding Player performance, Jeff Sheppard played four years of professional basketball before settling down to raise a family in London, Ky., which is located 70 miles south of the Lexington’s UK campus.

Sheppard and his wife, the former Stacey Reed, met at Kentucky where she also played basketball for the Wildcats. The couple has two children – a 12-year-old daughter Madison and an eight-year-old son Reed. Madison, a seventh-grader, plays on her middle school girls’ basketball team, while Reed plays on an AAU team – the Kentucky Playmakers, coached by Sheppard.

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Stacy is also in full-time ministry as the director of the Backpack Club, which feeds between 1,000 and 1,400 kids weekly in the Sheppard’s community. The Sheppards are frequent speakers at schools, basketball camps and clinics, and are active within their church and community.

Sheppard said. “I’m enjoying the game of basketball now as a dad and one of those crazy AAU coaches who screams at their eight-year-old son, and expects perfect execution of the motion offense when he can’t even tie his shoes.”

When asked his favorite moment during his career at UK, Sheppard said “now”, but it has always been that way...
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Post by: jbcarol on October 25, 2012, 08:10:14 pm
Jordan Jefferson, Honey Badger and friends (http://theadvocate.com/news/4245306-123/mathieu-jefferson-among-4-former)
 
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Four former LSU football players, including former Heisman trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu, were arrested Thursday after 10 bags of “high-grade marijuana” were found inside Mathieu’s apartment, Baton Rouge police said.

Mathieu, Jordan Jefferson, Derrick Bryant and Karnell Hatcher will be booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison later Thursday, Baton Rouge police spokesman Lt. Don Kelly said.

Mathieu, 20, 262 W. State St., and Jefferson, 22, 11959 Nicholson Drive, will be booked on a count of simple possession of marijuana, Kelly said. Hatcher, 22, Delray Beach, Fla., will be booked on a count of second-offense simple possession of marijuana and Bryant, 22, 11959 Nicholson, will be booked on a count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, Kelly said.

The men were arrested Thursday afternoon after officers were called to Mathieu’s apartment on West State Street in reference to a complaint about a man who was trying to force his way into the complex through a security gate, Kelly said.

Before police arrived, the man, later identified as Jefferson, was confronted by a maintenance worker, let into the complex by a resident and seen going into apartment No. 2116, Kelly said.

When officers knocked on the door to the apartment, Mathieu answered, Kelly said. Officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana and got permission from Mathieu to search the residence, Kelly said.

Police found found Jefferson, Bryant and Hatcher inside Mathieu’s apartment, Kelly said. Officers also found a marijuana grinder, a digital scale and 10 bags of “high-grade marijuana,” seven of which were in Bryant’s booksack, Kelly said.

Bryant is a former LSU former defensive back from Lawrenceville, Ga ., and Hatcher is a former LSU linebacker from Del Ray Beach, Fla.
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Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on October 25, 2012, 08:55:16 pm
Not sure, but I think they were studying for the MCAT together.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 31, 2012, 08:58:21 am
53 years ago today, Billy Cannon took one to the house against Ole Miss to give his team a 7-3 lead and give himself a Heisman. (Video available at link) (http://www.lsusports.net/mediaPortal/player.dbml?id=147349)

After serving two years at the Federal Correction Institution in Texarkana, Dr. Cannon later became the resident dentist at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
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Post by: jbcarol on October 31, 2012, 09:57:19 am
MrCFB: Ed Hinton, my former colleague at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "When LSU plays on Saturday night and the band takes the field plays the first four notes of 'Hold That Tiger' it will make the hair stand up on a dead man's chest."  (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/20762090/lsus-tiger-stadium-where-legends-are-born-and-the-unthinkable-is-common)
 
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Ole Miss was ahead 3-0 and so confident in its defense that the Rebels started punting on third down. Gibbs, the starting quarterback, was also the punter. With about 10 minutes left Gibbs lined up to punt. LSU's Billy Cannon was back to receive.

"The ground was really mushy and I thought when the ball hit it would just slide away from him," said Gibbs. "The last thing I wanted to do was kick it to Cannon."

Despite the muddy conditions, the ball took a big hop and Cannon fielded it on the run at the 11-yard line. By most accounts eight different Ole Miss players touched Billy Cannon during that punt return. And with each one who missed, the roar of Tiger Stadium grew louder and louder...
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Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2012, 11:52:13 am
Former SC QB Steve Taneyhill was on Smashmouth Radio with Scarblog, et al.

Kevin Scarbinsky ‏@KevinScarbinsky
Steve Tanyehill (sic) on Smashmouth: Has lot of rules for his HS team. Thursday night curfew. Wear same travel suits. But no haircut rules, etc.

Kevin Scarbinsky ‏@KevinScarbinsky
Sadly, he's balding. RT @LonelyTailgater: @KevinScarbinsky Please tell us that Steve Taneyhill kept that hair style. That would be GLORIOUS.

Kevin Scarbinsky ‏@KevinScarbinsky
Steve Taneyhill on Smashmouth: Spurrier recruited me in hs. They were in my top 7. Liked talking to him on phone but UF had a lot of QBs.

Kevin Scarbinsky ‏@KevinScarbinsky
Steve Taneyhill on SMashmouth: Could've played for Spurrier bc I was a student of the game. He's players' coach. Let's guys be themselves.

https://twitter.com/KevinScarbinsky
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2012, 02:43:01 pm
Former Auburn and current Bears QB Jason Campbell will start for the injured former Vandy QB Jay Cutler, Monday night against the 49ers with Gruden looking on.

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 23, 2012, 09:17:47 am
Sean Woods.

The former UK point guard and teammate of former head coach of the Hogs, John Pelphrey is now the head coach at Morehead State, about 50 miles east of Lexington.  He was best known for hitting the shot before Laettner hit The Shot against Duke in the '92 NCAA Semifinals in Philadelphia:


He is back in the spotlight after threatening Calipari's home undefeated streak on Tuesday.  He got a serious case of the goo and went "Mike Davis" on one of his players.

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Post by: jbcarol on November 24, 2012, 07:22:01 am
A portion of the statement from Morehead State University:

“We believe Coach Woods, while remorseful, is not above reproach. Therefore, he will be suspended for Monday night’s game against Norfolk State. This will allow Coach Woods to consider his action and behavior, and allow him time to contemplate the appropriate way to conduct himself with his players and on the sideline."


I know I will.
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Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2012, 08:05:46 am
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/nov/27/power-player-heath-shuler-work-duke-energy/

Power playa: Heath Shuler to work for Duke Energy

ASHEVILLE — Outgoing U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler will run Duke Energy’s lobbying operation in Washington after the end of his term, his office and the company said.

Shuler, a Democrat representing in the 11th District in Western North Carolina, will be the company’s senior vice president of federal affairs.

Duke, which merged with Progress Energy this year, is the nation’s largest public utility with 7.1 million customers. It is based in Charlotte.

Shuler will be based in Washington and supervise a staff of about six people

Former Vol QB was a Heisman runner-up who saw his school passing records eclipsed by near immediate successor Peyton Manning.
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Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2012, 10:48:29 pm
Rolando McClain

Report: Rolando McClain suspended two games, not cut by Oakland Raiders

McClain, a Decatur native, recently saw his fortunes change in a court case where he was accused of firing a pistol near the head of a longtime friend in an incident last year in Decatur.

The charges were dropped after his accuser declined to continue the case, according to reports.

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2012/11/report_rolando_mcclain_suspend.html
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Post by: Vantage 8 dude on December 02, 2012, 01:12:01 pm
Thread for updates on what former SEC athletes are doing today.
You mean whatever happened to the "Whatever happened to" thread?
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Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2012, 08:50:15 am
The SEC's history with the Heisman trophy goes back 60 years (sic). The league's first ever recipient was Georgia running back Frank Sinkwich in 1942. The former Bulldog is one of 10 SEC Heisman winners, a number growing substantially in the past two decades. The conference has won three out of the last five awards (http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/239981/the-sec-and-the-heisman-a-history.aspx)

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SEC Heisman Winners

1942 Frank Sinkwich HB Georgia
1959 Billy Cannon HB LSU
1966 Steve Spurrier QB Florida
1971 Pat Sullivan QB Auburn
1982 Herschel Walker HB Georgia
1985 Bo Jackson HB Auburn
1996 Danny Wuerrfel QB Florida
2007 Tim Tebow QB Florida
2009 Mark Ingram RB Alabama
2010 Cam Newton QB Auburn
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Post by: jbcarol on December 10, 2012, 08:32:49 am
http://djournal.com/bookmark/21077227

After spending the past two years overseas, Jarvis Varnado returned stateside and has already made his presence felt in the NBA Development League.

In his first week with Sioux Falls, the former Mississippi State forward averaged 15.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 5.7 blocks to earn NBA D-League Performer of the Week honors.

Skyforce head coach Joel Abelson has been working with Varnado for a short time but is impressed with what he’s seen thus far. “He’s an absolute pleasure to coach,” Abelson said. “When I was trying to get him to come here, he said ‘I don’t really care too much about touches and shots. I just want to be the best shot blocker, defender and rebounder in the league.’

“He just plays hard, doesn’t complain and affects the game every time he’s in the game.”

After earning SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors three times and going in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft to Miami, Varnado then played in Italy and Israel, He also spent training camp with the Heat before securing a spot in the D-League.

“Overseas was a learning experience. It was a good experience,” he said. “It grew me up and allowed me to work on my game because we usually had two practices a day. I used that time to really improve my game and offensive skills.”

Along with Renardo Sidney, who is with the Los Angeles D-Fenders, Varnado is one of two MSU products in the D-League. Their ultimate goal is reaching the NBA, where fellow ex-Bulldog Arnett Moultrie is with Philadelphia.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 12, 2012, 12:29:35 pm
Sam Bowie reveals that he lied to Portland about feeling leg pain before the infamous 1984 NBA draft (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/sam-bowie-reveals-lied-portland-feeling-leg-pain-212349458--nba.html)

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Now, some 17 years after his last NBA game, Bowie revealed in an ESPN documentary that his NBA career began with the center needlessly keeping quiet about how much pain he was in during the days leading up to Portland's selection of the former Kentucky center. A selection that, famously, came one spot before the Chicago Bulls took Michael Jordan with the third overall pick.

Bowie: "I can still remember them taking a little mallet, and when they would hit me on my left tibia, and 'I don't feel anything' I would tell 'em. But deep down inside, it was hurting. If what I did was lying and what I did was wrong, at the end of the day, when you have loved ones that have some needs, I did what any of us would have done."

(http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/jgi2p.i_PlFLvvLJ11Yabw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTMxMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptusnbaexperts/Bowiemid121112.jpg)
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Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2012, 02:15:10 pm
A strange voice boomed through the interstate telephone line: “Lora, this is Gov. John J. McKeithen of Loos-i-ana. We have a fine school down here — and a good football team. Why don’t you come down and give us a visit?’’

That conversation heralded a new day in LSU football. It’s now four decades since Lora Hinton and Mike Williams became the first black football players at LSU.

A hot commodity from Chesapeake, Va., Hinton, in a scenario that in retrospect seems almost pre-ordained, was the first to sign — belatedly — an athletic grant-in-aid with LSU in 1971.

Williams, of Covington, would be the second, and he would immediately make his presence felt. At a time when freshmen were ineligible, Williams started every game as a sophomore cornerback in 1972, making dramatic plays and eventually being selected All-Southeastern Conference and All-America.

Hinton for years has stayed close to LSU football by working as a marshal for games at Tiger Stadium. Hinton, who is a regional representative for a national food outlet and who remained in Louisiana after his playing days, said with a faraway look in his eyes, “Saturday nights in Tiger Stadium is hard to leave. Really hard.’’

“I think they all looked out for us at LSU,” Williams said. “I know this: Coach Charlie McClendon was as fair a man as could be. We were treated pretty bad on the football practice field, but we all were.”

http://theadvocate.com/sports/4686426-32/hinton-williams-blazed-trail-for
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Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2012, 04:34:23 pm
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said that former Florida play maker Percy Harvin underwent an emergency appendectomy.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 20, 2012, 09:34:46 pm
Faced with mounting violence in Israel, Kenny Gabriel decided to leave his first professional team

On Nov. 21, a bomb ripped through a bus in Tel Aviv, the safest city in Israel, an attack that flashed across the screens of televisions all over the world.
Back in Charlotte, N.C., Kevin Gabriel pulled out his map of Israel.

He already knew he had no way of knowing where his son was. Kenny Gabriel, a former Auburn star, was playing in his first season at Maccabi Ashdod, a professional basketball team in the port city of Ashdod, near the Gaza Strip.

When Hamas started firing missiles into Israel, Ashdod had been hit repeatedly, forcing Maccabi Ashdod to move its players out of Ashdod and into a hotel in Tel Aviv.

Every time a report of a missile strike flashed across the TV, the map came out. A few times, Kevin called his son, who couldn't answer because of the time difference, and for a brief moment, the father felt a brief moment of panic.

Kevin Gabriel had no way of knowing if his son was 10 minutes away, or five, or one, from the latest blast...

Chris Patrick, an agent with Rogue Sports, had never represented a client overseas faced with violence.

"With Kenny, it was what's best for his career, what's best for his safety," Patrick said. "They were scared."

The team, Maccabi Ashdod, didn't believe there were safety concerns and considered Gabriel leaving a breach of contract.

"It was hard for me," Gabriel said, "but at the end of the day, it was about being with my family, with my son and I couldn't put them in the position of me possibly dying in Israel."

Patrick supported his client's decision "100 percent."

He is confident Gabriel will have other chances. Teams in Bulgaria and Belarus have already called, and Gabriel's an injury or other player movement away from finding the right fit.

"My family was really worried about me," Gabriel said. "I've got a son at home. They didn't want anything to happen to me. I came back for them."

http://www.al.com/auburnbasketball/index.ssf/2012/12/faced_with_mounting_violence_i.html
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Post by: jbcarol on December 23, 2012, 06:26:31 pm
Earlier Today
Minnesota Vikings rookie kicker Blair Walsh nails a 56-yard field goal against the Houston Texans. The field goal is Walsh's ninth from 50 yards-plus, a new NFL record.

June 25, 2012
Throughout his struggles last season, Georgia kicker Blair Walsh said it wasn't anything major, that it was part mental, and part small mechanical things.It’s just a couple of things that have to get corrected and have to get solved. I know it sounds like it’s a boring story, but hey, that’s what it is," Walsh said in November, when he was at a low point. But he continued to struggle, especially in the Outback Bowl. He finished the season 21-for-35 on field goals, after missing a combined five the previous two seasons. Still, the Minnesota Vikings saw something in Walsh and used a sixth-round draft pick on him.Walsh will be the starter for the Vikings, who have released veteran Ryan Longwell. And they're not really planning on bringing in competition, according to this story by a Minnesota radio station.Most interesting, however, is that Minnesota special teams coach Mike Priefer believes he has hit on why Walsh struggled. Priefer, who visited Athens and did plenty of studying, thinks Walsh was rushing his kicks. In fact, "every kick," according to the Vikings coach.

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2012/06/25/2098127/blair-walshs-senior-slump-diagnosed.html
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Post by: jbcarol on December 28, 2012, 07:35:25 am
Josh Duhamel defends Tim Tebow from Merril Hoge (http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2012/12/27/josh-duhamel-defends-tim-tebow/1794113/)

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Transformers actor Josh Duhamel played Optimus Prime to Hoge's Megatron this week, ripping the ESPN analyst after one of his anti-Tebow tweets.

Hoge wrote: "Any bronco fan still think they would be better with Tebow? I've not heard much noise lately? Curious??"

The only thing curious about that tweet was its use of question marks.

Duhamel responded: "hey merril. Josh Duhamel here. Wondering why you're such a jealous [expletive] about Tebow? He's 10x the player you were."

...

Will it eventually get to the point where the gaffer from The Hobbit will be ripping a production assistant from Dan LeBatard is Highly Questionable for making an anti-Tim graphic?
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Post by: jbcarol on December 28, 2012, 07:37:39 am
Report: Cam Newton fined $21,000 for bumping referee (http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2012/12/27/cam-newton-fined-21-thousand-dollars-bumping-referee/1795347/)

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A person familiar with the penalty says the NFL has fined Panthers quarterback Cam Newton $21,000 for abusive conduct toward a game official.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 31, 2012, 03:10:03 pm
... Tubby Smith?

With a win over Michigan State today, Smith's Minnesota team will remain in the Top 10 for the first time in over 30 years. Thirty!
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Post by: jbcarol on January 02, 2013, 03:13:13 pm
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1101/joe-namath-rare-photos/content.33.html

Joe Namath poses during a photo shoot for SI's "Where Are They Now".

32 other rare photos including "A 19-year-old Joe Namath, with Alabama coach Bear Bryant, watches a game against Tennessee from the sidelines."
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Post by: jbcarol on January 09, 2013, 11:19:15 am
Dave Bennett, a former University of Tennessee football player, died Monday morning after a 2½-year battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Bennett, 42, was diagnosed with ALS after sustaining a concussion following a fall from a snowboard. Bennett fought the disease with a positive attitude, his wife, Paige, said.

"Dave was a fighter by spirit, a competitor," she said. "He always had a winning attitude. Everything he did, he did it wholeheartedly. He was not going to let this disease take him down easily. That's how Dave will be remembered, just one that was full of life, full of spirit.

"As far as the disease was concerned, he fought it. ... He was not going to let it win."

"At times, it made it difficult just watching him suffering," she said. "But he always told us, myself and the kids, to fight this disease. We are to rise above and press on despite our circumstances. That's the attitude he taught us to have through this.

"Until he breathed his last breath (Monday) morning, he never gave up."

After playing for Germantown High School, Bennett signed with UT and played safety for the Vols from 1989-92. He started his final two seasons, finishing his career with 57 tackles.

Bennett also is survived by sons Blake, 16, and Riley, 11.

http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2013/jan/08/former-ut-safety-bennett-dies-at-42/
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Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on January 09, 2013, 12:54:43 pm
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1101/joe-namath-rare-photos/content.33.html

Joe Namath poses during a photo shoot for SI's "Where Are They Now".

32 other rare photos including "A 19-year-old Joe Namath, with Alabama coach Bear Bryant, watches a game against Tennessee from the sidelines."

I just clicked on the link and looked at all 33 pictures.  Man, I had forgotten just how cool Broadway Joe was back in the late '60s and early '70s.  He was The Beatles, Mickey Mantle and Walt Frazier all rolled into one.  Margaux Hemingway, Audrey Landers, Raquel Welch, Farah Fawcett......the guy had it made!
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Post by: jbcarol on January 11, 2013, 09:18:46 am
Former early 2000s UK big man Jules Camara was arrested on Thursday on charges of drug paraphernalia possession and felony theft.

Jules was arrested after one of his acquaintances accused him of taking a gun from him in October and not returning it. Police found a crack pipe in Jules’ pocket when they went to investigate. He will appear in court this afternoon.

This is another sad chapter in Jules’ troubles with the law. He was convicted of driving under the influence in 2000 while still on the UK basketball team [and was suspended for an entire season coming off of an incident where a UK football player killed another driver in a head on collision while DUI.]

http://kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=125265
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Post by: jbcarol on January 11, 2013, 01:34:35 pm
Former Auburn standout Kevin Greene finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Kevin Greene had 160 sacks in his NFL career. That's one of the reasons the former Auburn star is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the second straight year.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its 2013 finalists Friday.

Greene arrived at Auburn as a walk-on, but left leading the SEC with 11 sacks for the 1984 season.

He's the outside linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers.

http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2013/01/former_auburn_standout_kevin_g.html
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Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2013, 12:47:03 pm
Bianchi: Jags don't want Tebow, he is done as NFL quarterback (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/os-mike-bianchi-saturday-circus-0112.docx-20130111,0,6960454.column)

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New Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell n only his second day on the job, closed the door on the Jags acquiring Tim Tebow.

The most irrelevant, uninteresting franchise in the NFL turns its back on a hometown hero...
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Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2013, 02:20:55 pm
Georgia will welcome back the team that had its deepest run ever in the tournament for a 30th anniversary reunion of the Bulldogs’ 1983 Final Four team. (http://dogbytesonline.com/bulldogs-celebrating-30th-anniversary-of-final-four-team-67107/)

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Among those from that team expected back in Stegeman Coliseum for the Mississippi State game are Lamar Heard, James Banks, Derrick Floyd, Donald Hartry and Monroe Jones. The program will recognize some 50 former lettermen in all.

A year after Dominique Wilkins headed to the NBA, Georgia upset top-seed St. John’s and No. 2 seed North Carolina in the tournament.

“It was a tremendous accomplishment for our team because Dominique had gone hardship and, of course, most people didn’t think that we had enough coming back that we would be able to make a run,” said former Georgia coach Hugh Durham, who lives in Jacksonville, except for the summers he spends in Banner Elk, N.C. “Fortunately, the players coming back didn’t feel the same way.

From a coaching standpoint, there’s always a special place in your memory bank for teams that come together and play better as a unit maybe than as a collection of individuals. That’s pretty much what we did.”

Guard Vern Fleming, a first-round NBA draft pick, was the team’s leading scorer.

The fourth-seeded Bulldogs won the program’s first ever SEC tournament title and knocked off the Tar Heels and Michael Jordan 82-77 to get to the Final Four. Sam Perkins stoked the fire by saying before the game in Syracuse he didn’t know Georgia’s conference.

“It gave us something to talk about, that’s for sure,” said Durham, now 75.

Georgia lost 67-60 in the semifinals to N.C. State, which went on to win the national title.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2013, 02:49:01 pm
Mark's Madness returns: Former Tide coach guides N.C. State to upset over No. 1 Duke (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/01/marks_madness_returns_former_t.html)

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Former Word of God PF C.J. Leslie scored 25 points -- including six straight during a key second-half run -- to help No. 20 North Carolina State beat No. 1 Duke 84-76 on Saturday.

The Wolfpack is coached by Mark Gottfried, who guided Alabama from 1998-2009 and played for the Crimson Tide from 1984-87.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2013, 03:52:45 pm
Patrick Smyth ‏@psmyth12
Trindon Holliday is the 1st player in NFL postseason history with a punt and kickoff return TD in the same game. #Broncos

Denver Broncos Public Relations
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Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2013, 07:36:13 pm
Gator QB Doug Johnson

A sworn complaint was filed against former University of Florida quarterback Doug Johnson alleging he took part in beating a Gainesville man so badly after a UF football game that the victim blacked out.

Johnson, 35, who attended Buchholz and played for the Falcons after playing quarterback for UF, is accused of taking part in the beating of Joe Cappelletti following the UF/LSU game.

Gainesville police officer Ben Tobias said the department filed the sworn complaint against Johnson and two others in November. The complaint against Johnson alleges felony battery.

An attorney for Johnson and two others named in sworn complaints said they were the victims in the case and were acting in self-defense.

Cappelletti told The Sun after the incident that he was walking down West University Avenue near St. Augustine Church around 9:30 p.m. when two women and three men in a rickshaw pulled up. They started yelling at Cappelletti's group, and one pushed Jamie Davis, Cappelletti's girlfriend. Cappelletti grabbed one of the men and they tussled and exchanged some words before everyone dispersed.

His group crossed the street, Cappelletti said, and the same three men jumped out of the bushes and attacked them.

"The thing that really got me is that they were all Gator fans," he said. "They just looked like normal people who came to town to enjoy the game."

Cappelletti said they grabbed him and punched and kicked him repeatedly in the face.

Cappelletti suffered a broken nose and numerous facial fractures. His friend, Ryan Forbus, suffered a cut to his eye and severe swelling on the left side of his face from repeated blows. The other victim was Danielle Feldman.

(pic of hospitalized Cappelletti at the link)
http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20130115/ARTICLES/130119792/1182
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Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2013, 08:45:04 pm
Coach Gus Malzahn‏@CoachGusMalzahn   
Happy to see my man Cam back at AU this semester working toward his degree. #wareagle

Bryan Matthews ‏@BMatt247
Seriously??? @sports_will @CoachGusMalzahn Yeah your wife is surely enjoying that Cammy Can Juice too too!

https://twitter.com/CoachGusMalzahn/status/291215344587132928



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Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2013, 08:48:11 pm
Former Florida basketball player's daughter was born with a congenital heart defect.

 Mike MillerVerified ‏
My BABY is HEALTHY!! Thanks to everyone for there thoughts and prayers miracles do happen all 5 holes closed #blessed pic.twitter.com/S14yCqJb

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Post by: jbcarol on January 16, 2013, 10:11:56 am
Tebow: "I don't know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future."

Tim Tebow is an extremely popular individual -- or, he was," said former Cowboys executive Gil Brandt, now an analyst for NFL.com. "I think his popularity has waned significantly the last three or four months."

But even Tebow never Tebowed during the regular season for the Jets. Not once.

Eric Crouch, a fellow former Heisman Trophy winner, knows what he's going through. Crouch was Tebow before Tebow...

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/01/suddenly_unwanted_tim_tebow_ha.html
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 19, 2013, 09:00:00 pm
Auburn retires Mike Mitchell's No. 30 jersey before tipoff against Kentucky (http://www.al.com/auburnbasketball/index.ssf/2013/01/auburn_retires_mike_mitchells.html)

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In front of the team's first sold-out crowd at Auburn Arena, the Tigers brought out their greats on Saturday night to honor another one of the program's best.

Auburn retired former All-American Mike Mitchell's No. 30 on Saturday night, making the All-Star the sixth Tiger to have his number retired with Mitchell's family in attendance.

Mitchell, who played in the NBA for 10 years, died in 2011.

Former Auburn greats Charles Barkley, Wesley Person and John Mengelt also showed up for the presentation, and Barkley stood up to speak.

Mitchell, a four-time All-SEC selection and a second team All-American in 1977-78, left the program as an NBA first-round draft pick and the program's all-time leader in scoring (2,123 points) and rebounding (996). He still holds the rebounding mark and ranks second all-time behind Chuck Person in scoring.

As an NBA player, Mitchell was an All-Star in 1981 and scored more than 15,000 points in his career. His jersey joins Rex Frederick (32), Wesley Person (11), Chuck Person (45), Charles Barkley (34) and John Mengelt (15) on the list of Auburn's retired numbers.

(http://media.al.com/auburnbasketball_impact/photo/12143279-large.jpg)

Mitchell served as a counselor for at-risk youth in the San Antonio area.
He died of cancer.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 19, 2013, 10:20:48 pm
(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/chuck-500x672.jpg)

Auburn ramped up the expectations by packing the joint, retiring the jersey of the late, great Mike Mitchell before the game, coaxing Barkley back for a visit.

When during pre-game ceremonies, Barkley welcomed the Kentucky fans, Auburn fans booed.

"No, no, no," Barkley admonished the home folks. "We want to welcome them."

Oh, Auburn welcomed the Cats, all right. After making 11 of 25 threes in a double-overtime loss at Arkansas on Wednesday, the Tigers missed all 15 of their three-pointers against Kentucky. Oh-for-15. (http://www.kentucky.com/2013/01/20/2483138/john-clay-cats-feel-right-at-home.html)
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Post by: jbcarol on January 20, 2013, 06:12:29 pm
Jim Master / Elston Turner (http://www.kentucky.com/2013/01/19/2482635/uk-basketball-notebook-ex-cat.html)

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when basketball dreams led former Kentucky player Jim Master to change high schools in the late 1970s, it was unusual.

"I would never recommend anyone uproot a kid," Master said last week. "I'd be the first one to say, don't do it.

"But it was magical for me."

That fateful decision will pay an added dividend in March when Master is inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 20 will contain a bit of irony. Two other members of the class of 2013 are David Anspaugh and Angelo Pizzo, the director and screenwriter/producer, respectively, of Hoosiers, the movie tribute to Indiana high school basketball. Hoosiers depicts small-town basketball: the pride it infuses, the passion it evokes and the sense of belonging it bestows.

Master grew up in Plymouth, Ind., which was then a town of about 10,000 less than an hour's drive south of South Bend. He knows all about Indiana high school basketball.

Master played his first two seasons of high school basketball in Plymouth. Then he transferred to Paul Harding High in Fort Wayne. His father had an office in Fort Wayne. Plus, Master knew and liked the coach at Harding, Coach Frick.

Looking back, Master acknowledged the problems that can ruin such a transfer. "I got lucky everything worked out," he said. "Because of my positive parents."

The decision to transfer was Master's, not his parents', he said.

After much success as a high school player (including being named Indiana Mr. Basketball), Master had to choose a college.

Kentucky dismissed Dwight Anderson from its team during Master's high school senior season. UK called to make sure Master knew there would be an opening at shooting guard.

"Dwight Anderson leaving had a huge effect," Master said. "Now they had a legitimate void. Had that not happened, I'm not sure I would have gone to Kentucky."

From 1980 through 1984, Master became one of UK's best perimeter shooters in at least the last 30 years. He now considers himself blessed by having played in the best high school and college atmospheres.

With the induction into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in March, Master joins great company. Other members of the Hall include Oscar Robertson, Larry Bird and John Wooden.

'Proud dad'

Elston Turner's father did not get to watch his son score 40 points at Kentucky last weekend. As an assistant coach and de facto defensive coordinator for the Phoenix Suns, he was preparing for his team's game in Chicago later that night (the Suns beat the Bulls 97-81, which marked the franchise's 2,000th victory).

"All his games, our video department records for me," said the player's father, also named Elston Turner. "So I did see it the next day."

Not surprisingly, the father has watched his son lead A&M to an 83-71 victory at Kentucky more than once.

"I've watched it (pause to chuckle) over and over," he said in a telephone conversation last week. "Probably seven, eight times already. It's a joy to see as a dad."

The elder Turner, who scored 1,805 points for Ole Miss (1977-81), was reluctant to thrust himself into his son's afternoon of glory. But when asked how much he worked with his son to develop his son's talents, he said, "Oh, tons."

Since birth, the younger Turner was part of an NBA family. First, his father was a player. Then he was a coach.

"So he's been around it his whole life," the father said. "When he was little, after practice he'd play one-on-one with Bobby Jackson, Mike Bibby, Kevin Martin. You know, pros."

"I don't know if some of those were shots his coach wants him to take regularly," the elder Turner said. "But the fact is he can make those. That was no surprise to me."

The surprise came from the Rupp Arena crowd, which applauded when the younger Turner went to the bench late in the game.

"The hospitality, the sportsmanship, that was special," the elder Turner said. "I don't know if I've ever seen that. When a guy gets hurt and lays there with his ankle torn up or his knee torn up, when they pick him off the floor, they clap. But this? I think they enjoyed the performance."

The father certainly did.

(http://media.kentucky.com/smedia/2013/01/19/18/16/BqSOQ.AuSt.79.jpg)
Kentucky's Jim Master drove around Middle Tennessee State's Rick Campbell (left) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in March 1982 in Nashville. Middle Tennessee beat Kentucky 50-44.
Mark Humphrey — AP
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 20, 2013, 08:53:52 pm
Sean Tuohy Jr. ‏@SJTuohy
Come a long way from the Wilson Field House haven't we?! RT @CoachHughFreeze: @SJTuohy I agree. My heart is racing!!!
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 20, 2013, 11:59:13 pm
Hey, in the SEC’s 2003 six-player NBA draft class, who had the pasty redheaded big white kid from Florida to have the most notable pro career? (http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/SECNation/SECTraditions/tabid/1073/Article/240872/sec-traditions-the-redhead-is-on-red-alert.aspx)

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If you would have told me that guy, former Gators’ forward Matt Bonner, would still be the NBA after all this time, have a championship ring and become one of the best three-point shooters in NBA history, I would have pulled you to the side of the road and ask you to hop on one leg while touching your nose and then have you walk a straight line.

The SEC had six players taken in the ’03 draft. The first three selected were Georgia swingman Jarvis Hayes, Mississippi State center Mario Austin and Mississippi State point guard Derrick Zimmerman.

Hayes lasted seven NBA seasons with three teams, Austin never played a minute in the league and Zimmerman played in two NBA games and was a defensive whiz in the NBDL (the NBA’s minor leagues).

That trio all ended up in Europe where they have made nice livings.

The last three SEC players taken in ’03 were guards Keith Bogans of Kentucky and Maurice Williams of Alabama, and Bonner. Bogans and Williams went straight to the NBA where in 10 seasons, Bogans has played for seven teams and Williams has suited up for five franchises.

And there’s Bonner, who in college combined his 3.96 grade point average and his 39.5 three-point percentage to unlock the secret to NBA longevity, winning a NBA championship ring with San Antonio and signing a contract extension that gave him financial security for life.

“In the NBA, you have three guys on every team who are the top offensive options,” says Matt, who’s in his ninth NBA season (he played overseas his first year after college), the last seven with the Spurs. “Everybody else fills in roles. You have to fit into the system. If you can be good at everything, but really great at one thing that your team needs, you can stick and find yourself a niche in the NBA. So that’s what I’ve tried to do. I stay ready when I’m needed. I’ve tried to come in and make shots when I’m open.”

When Matt entered the NBA in 2004-05 with Toronto, he was unique. There weren’t many players 6-10, 240 pounds who combined just enough bulk to defend muscled up post players, along with an outside shooting stroke better than most guards.

There are more players in the league like Matt now, but few with his incredible shooting stats. Through 36 games of this 2012-13 season, he’s a career 46.7 percent field goal shooter despite 50.3 percent of his career attempts from behind the three-point line.

He’s a 41.7 percent career three-point shooter, led the NBA in three-point percentage in 2010-11 at 45.7 percent and currently leads the league at 47.4 percent.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 23, 2013, 01:54:55 pm
"I never meant to cause you any sorrow...
I never meant to cause you any pang...
Purple drank, Purple drank
If you know what I'm talkin' about up here, come on raise yo' hand..."

JaMarcus Russell is attempting a comeback

One of the biggest draft busts in NFL history is trying to re-kindle his football career. Yahoo! Sports has learned that JaMarcus Russell is planning a comeback attempt that he hopes will see him play in the league again. The former No. 1 pick in the 2007 NFL draft has not played a single NFL snap since the 2009 season with the Oakland Raiders.

“My first year out, I couldn’t watch football but after a while, I couldn’t keep the TV off. I got that itchy feeling but now I gotta watch it, gotta watch,” Russell said.

Complicating a comeback from a less than storied NFL career is the fact that Russell will need to overcome the negative perception stemming from his July 2010 arrest for codeine syrup without a prescription.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/nfl-draft-bust-jamarcus-russell-attempting-nfl-comeback-043914730--nfl.html

(http://outkickthecoverage.com/tyfoon/site/fckeditor/image/JaMarcus%20Russell%202.jpg)
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Post by: jbcarol on January 25, 2013, 06:24:32 pm
Orson Charles

Orson Charles is walking around the University of Georgia campus with a backpack. A year after leaving behind school, and college football, to pursue a pro career, he's back to being a regular student.

Charles just wrapped up his rookie season as a tight end with the Cincinnati Bengals. It wasn't exactly what he hoped for when he decided to skip his senior year at Georgia - Charles caught just eight passes for 101 yards this season - but he still might have a bright career in the NFL. And he made almost half a million dollars this past season.

So why is he trudging around campus, taking 15 hours of class per week?

Because of a promise Charles made to his mother, who dropped out of college when she became pregnant with him. She then returned to get her degree, while Charles was in high school, and that - along with a desire to be a good role model for his younger brother -motivated Charles to finish the drill.

It may take awhile: Charles has a couple more semesters ahead of him, even after this one. But he seems committed to it.


http://www.macon.com/2013/01/24/2329051/orson-charles-back-at-uga-with.html
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Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2013, 06:24:04 am
 Shaquille O'Neal highlights the 2013 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction class, which has a decidedly LSU flavor and is spiced with New Orleans selections. (http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2013/01/superstar_shaquille_oneal_high.html)

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Joining O'Neal,  the former LSU star and 15-time NBA All-Star, is quarterback Tommy Hodson and All-Pro center Kevin Mawae who played football for the Tigers. UNO basketball player Ervin Johnson, former Newman basketball coach Ed "Skeets" Tuohy...

Johnson never played high school basketball and was a 6-foot-11 bagboy at a Baton Rouge Piggly Wiggly when introduced to then-UNO coach Tim Floyd.

Tommy Hodson, football

A Mathews native, Hodson had an illustrious career as a four-year starting quarterback for LSU (1986-89) and compiled a 31-14-1 record. He is LSU's all-time leading passer with 9,115 yards, and also leads the school in career touchdown passes (69), attempts (1,163) and completions (967). At the time, those numbers were the best in SEC history. Hodson posted all of those numbers prior to the spread offense taking over the SEC. He was a four-time All-SEC quarterback, and LSU pushed him for the Heisman Trophy in his junior and senior seasons...

Kevin Mawae, football

An LSU standout, Mawae was one of the NFL's top offensive linemen for 16 seasons, being voted to eight Pro Bowls, and he made seven All-Pro teams. Even after his remarkable playing career ended after the 2010 Pro Bowl, he had a major influence on the NFL in his role as president of the NFL Players Association from 2008-12. A standout player at Leesville High School, Mawae lined up in college at left tackle, left guard and center and was a long snapper for the Tigers from 1990-93. He earned first-team All-SEC honors in 1991...

Shaquille O'Neal, basketball

One of basketball's greatest players, O'Neal exploded on the national scene during his playing days for Dale Brown at LSU and during a stellar 19-year NBA career grew into one of sport's most magnetic and charming personalities, attaining a multi-faceted, unique identity that has made him an A-list world sports and entertainment figure...

At LSU, he was the national Player of the Year in 1991 and a two-time Southeastern Conference Player of the Year (1991, 1992), the SEC Athlete of the Year in 1991-92, and won a World Amateur Athlete of the Year honor in 1991. In three seasons, he scored 1,941 points, snared 1,4217 rebounds (sic), shot 61.0 percent from the field, has six career triple-doubles, and became the first player to lead the SEC in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots in a season. His No. 33 LSU jersey was retired in 2000 (the fourth number retired in any sport at LSU, joining Billy Cannon, Bob Pettit and Pete Maravich) and he made LSU's All-Century Team in 2009.

Ed "Skeets" Touhy, high school basketball coach

A legendary high school coach whose career 84.5 winning percentage included three state championships among nine state tournament appearances in 15 seasons, Tuohy coached basketball at Newman High in New Orleans until a stroke ended his career...

He quit coaching in 1975 after suffering a stroke. He died in 1982, at age 51. He had three sons who played college basketball. [Sean, who played at Ole Miss, is still the SEC career assist leaders and Sean's adopted son Michael Oher is scheduled to be playing in the Super Bowl in New Orleans next Sunday.]

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Post by: jbcarol on January 28, 2013, 02:36:04 pm
Recruiting snub still motivates Patrick Willis

San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis has been selected to the Pro Bowl every season he’s been in the NFL, but he still finds motivation in a time when he was told he wasn’t good enough.

Willis grew up in Tennessee and wanted to play his college football for the Volunteers, and he said on Monday that the memory of being told Tennessee didn’t want him is still fresh.

“I was a Vols fan growing up,” Willis said. “That was like America’s Team. I wanted to go there so bad. After every game my dad and I would get in the car and drive five hours to go to Knoxville to watch them play on an unofficial visit. This was on our gas money and our time. I just wanted to show them how bad I wanted to be there. I can’t forget being there and you have all these other big-time recruits there and they are shaking their hands and the coaches are talking to them. The coaches never shook my hand. They never talked to me. One day I just got tired of doing that. My senior year, I remember going up and saying, ‘Coach I see all of the other guys getting love. I really want to come here. I’m interested in coming here. Do you have something for me? Maybe a scholarship offer? Maybe something just saying you want me?’ But I didn’t get that. I got, ‘Well you’re having a hard time. We’re recruiting two other linebackers, Ernie Sims and Daniel Brooks. Those are the two guys we want.’”

“I never forget looking at him and being like he basically said, ‘We’re not really interested, we don’t want you,’” Willis said. “I’ll never forget getting in the car with my foster dad and we’re riding home and I cried. I cried, not because I was sad, but more so because I knew how badly I wanted to be a Tennessee Vol. I knew what type of player I could be.”

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/01/28/recruiting-snub-still-motivates-patrick-willis/
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Post by: jbcarol on January 28, 2013, 09:33:44 pm
Archie Manning

In 1971, when Archie Manning arrived in New Orleans to quarterback the Saints, he quickly became a spokesman for a local Chevrolet dealer and was given a shiny red Corvette. With little hesitation, he began whizzing around town in his new sports car. He was 22. He was an athlete. He was giddy.

He was also, as it turned out, not particularly adept at judging distances... (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/sports/football/super-bowl-archie-manning-is-the-first-citizen-of-new-orleans.html)
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Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2013, 05:15:52 pm
Perry Stevenson @PSteve2122 
Hey #BBN going to the A&M game.. Bring a sack of tomatoes. You'll know ur target when u see him lol.


Billy Clyde Gillispie is going to the Kentucky at A&M game in Reed Saturday as a guest of Coach Kennedy...

Kennedy.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2013, 10:40:30 am
Cap'n Munnerlyn to receive key to city on Tuesday

Carolina Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn will be presented with a key to the city during the Mobile City Council meeting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Munnerlyn recalls how "the whole school stopped" when South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier came to Murphy on a recruiting visit. He also said Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula, who was Alabama's head coach during Munnerlyn's recruitment, reminds him often "we could have had you at Alabama."

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/02/carolina_panthers_captain_munn_1.html
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Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2013, 07:13:03 pm
Tuohy family goes from 'Blind Side' to the Super Bowl (http://www.clarionledger.com/viewart/20130202/SPORTS0205/130202005/Tuohy-family-goes-from-Blind-Side-Super-Bowl)

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NEW ORLEANS — A knowing grin spread across Sean Tuohy's face as he considered the uncanny connections between the hit film that changed his family's life and the fact that Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher will play in his first Super Bowl in the Big Easy.

New Orleans is where Tuohy grew up and went to high school with author Michael Lewis, who wrote "The Blind Side."

The book led to the movie, which depicted the Tuohys' rewarding experience as Oher's adoptive family. Actress Sandra Bullock, who starred as Sean Tuohy's wife, Leigh Anne, owns a home in New Orleans.

"And there are people that think that's a coincidence," Sean Tuohy said. "How stupid is that?"

(http://cmsimg.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=D0&Date=20130202&Category=SPORTS0205&ArtNo=130202005&Ref=AR&MaxW=640&Border=0&Tuohy-family-goes-from-Blind-Side-Super-Bowl)
AP
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Post by: jbcarol on February 07, 2013, 07:05:24 am
This from former UK star Jacob Tamme, now with the Denver Broncos.

Jacob Tamme ✔ @JacobTamme 
I'd be very grateful if you'd say a short prayer for my wife, Allison, who has thyroid cancer. She has surgery tmrw

http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2013/02/06/jacob-tamme-asks-for-your-prayers/
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Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2013, 10:43:57 am
Mobilian JaMarcus Russell starts NFL comeback attempt weighing 310.5 pounds (video)

Former Williamson High School football standout and NFL No. 1 draft pick JaMarcus Russell began his comeback attempt weighing 310.5 pounds.

Russell is at Test West Football Academy in San Diego, undertaking what he called "a very humbling experience" in an attempt to get back in the game.

The video introduces four of the people working with Russell - Test Football Academy founder and CEO Brian Martin, nutritionist Alex Fioroni, four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon and four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia.

"My expectations are very high," Russell said.

The weight goal for Russell is 265 pounds, and Fioroni wants him to get his body fat down from the current 20 percent to between 10 and 14 percent.

Garcia is tackling Russell's passing mechanics, but he said: "The way he throws the ball - there's just a lot of natural greatness to it."

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/02/mobilian_jamarcus_russell_star.html
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Post by: beantownhog on February 13, 2013, 01:04:56 pm
... Randolph Scott
ridin' the trail alone?
Whatever happened to Gene and Tex,
and Roy, and Rex, the Durango Kid?
Oh, Whatever happened to Randolph Scott,
his horse plain as could be?
Whatever happened to Randolph Scott
has happened to the best of me.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on February 13, 2013, 01:33:38 pm
... Randolph Scott
ridin' the trail alone?
Whatever happened to Gene and Tex,
and Roy, and Rex, the Durango Kid?
Oh, Whatever happened to Randolph Scott,
his horse plain as could be?
Whatever happened to Randolph Scott
has happened to the best of me.

Ladies and gentlemen, The Statler Brothers!!
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2013, 03:33:57 pm
Jerry Tipton ‏@JerryTipton
Derek Anderson tweet to Noel: "I'm headed to Ky NOW to help you get thru this.This will make u much stronger physically & mentally. C u soon

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: beantownhog on February 13, 2013, 04:35:05 pm
Ladies and gentlemen, The Statler Brothers!!

I may be a hick, but it just doesn't get any better than the Statler Brothers.  Jethro would argue Ernest and Earl are better--I would say, "Just as good!"  ;)
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Post by: RAZ FAN on February 13, 2013, 05:14:18 pm
Jamarcus is huge.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2013, 07:41:20 am
Ladies and gentlemen, The Statler Brothers!!

They were integral in Pulp Fiction and did some good work with Johnny Cash.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: RAZ FAN on February 14, 2013, 06:10:37 pm
(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/chuck-500x672.jpg)

Auburn ramped up the expectations by packing the joint, retiring the jersey of the late, great Mike Mitchell before the game, coaxing Barkley back for a visit.

When during pre-game ceremonies, Barkley welcomed the Kentucky fans, Auburn fans booed.

"No, no, no," Barkley admonished the home folks. "We want to welcome them."

Oh, Auburn welcomed the Cats, all right. After making 11 of 25 threes in a double-overtime loss at Arkansas on Wednesday, the Tigers missed all 15 of their three-pointers against Kentucky. Oh-for-15. (http://www.kentucky.com/2013/01/20/2483138/john-clay-cats-feel-right-at-home.html)
Barkley kept eating the pizza, but forgot to keep exercising .
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Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2013, 06:33:56 am
Pimp Daddy wants to say Happy Valentine's day to all my sweeties. I just LOVE you all <3 pic.twitter.com/r26fYdve

https://twitter.com/Enes_Kanter/status/302179361086377984



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Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2013, 09:56:17 am
(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/chuck-500x672.jpg)

 

Barkley: “Ernie, you’re not gonna believe this. Being the Auburn guy that I am, I wanted to be first class. I went down to the University of Alabama to congratulate the Crimson Tide on winning the BCS Championship – and I got mugged. I got mugged in Tuscaloosa, Ernie, and my credit cards are missing.”

Kenny Smith: “Oh my goodness. You’re just an Alabama hater, man. Why don’t you leave them kids alone, man?”

Barkley: “Oh, it’s my fault they’re mugging people.”

http://www.mrsec.com/2013/02/charles-barkley-takes-shot-at-alabama-i-got-mugged-in-tuscaloosa/
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2013, 11:38:25 am
http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2013/02/15/video-minnesotas-big-win-gets-tubby-smith-dancing/
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Post by: jbcarol on February 19, 2013, 11:46:17 am
...Tayshaun Prince and the fan who learned he had been traded to Memphis

On Christmas, one of Cory Brandt’s cousins, a Pacers’ season ticket holder, knew of Cory’s love of Tayshaun Prince, who had played for just over a decade for the Detroit Pistons. So as a present, the cousin gave his two tickets for the Jan. 30 Pistons at Pacers game to Cory.

“I knew the tickets were in the end zone next to where the teams come out,” Cory says. “I was so excited that I kept the tickets in a safe at home.”

Cory didn’t think anything of it when Prince was absent in pregame warmups. There wasn’t any conversation in the stands why Prince wasn’t with the rest of the team.

But when the Pistons ran on the floor five minutes before the 7 p.m. tipoff, Cory leaned over the rail to find Prince, who never made it to the court with his teammates.

“I checked ESPN on my phone to see if there was any news, and there was nothing,” Cory says. “Then, I called a friend sitting upstairs in a suite. He tells me Tayshaun had been traded (to the Memphis Grizzlies).”

With TV cameras unknowingly aimed at him the whole time while he was leaning over the rail of the exit searching for Prince and when was checking his phone and making the call to learn the bad news, Cory pulled off the Prince Pistons No. 22 jersey.

He stood there disgusted, wearing a blue Kentucky T-shirt over a white Kentucky T-shirt.

“I took off the Pistons jersey, because I’m a Tayshaun Prince fan, not a Pistons fan,” Cory says. “It was so frustrating, because I knew he was like in the building just a few feet from me. But he couldn’t come out, because he had been traded.”

By 2 p.m. the next day, Cory’s phone was blowing up with texts. Had he seen the video? It was ESPN’s “Around the Horn.” (sic) It was everywhere.
“At first, it was embarrassing,” Cory, says. “Then, I kind of got used to it. (sic)

A few days later on Super Bowl Sunday, Cory got a call from Nikki Boertman, a photographer for my employer, The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis. Boertman had seen Cory’s jersey-stripping clip, and empathized.

“I’m a fan and I really felt for him as a fan,” Boertman says. “I wanted to do something for him.”

Boertman, with the help of Commercial Appeal publisher George Cogswell and the Grizzlies, arranged for Cory, Carrie and Landon to be Cogswell’s guests at Sunday’s Grizzlies’ home game against Minnesota in FedExForum.

What Cory didn’t know was Prince had agreed to meet on the court with Cory before the game, present him with a new personally autographed No. 21 Grizzlies’ Prince jersey.

Prince looked forward to the meeting, because he remembered what it was like to be a fan. Being raised in Compton, Calif., Prince’s main man was Lakers’ star Magic Johnson.

http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/SECNation/SECTraditions/tabid/1073/Article/241615/sec-traditions-blueblood-adventures.aspx

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Post by: jbcarol on February 19, 2013, 05:33:11 pm
ANGOLA — LSU football legend Billy Cannon was in intensive care Tuesday afternoon after suffering a stroke earlier in the day.

Louisiana State Penitentiary Warden Burl Cain said a prison ambulance transported the former LSU football star to a Baton Rouge hospital about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Cannon, 75, the 1959 Heisman Trophy winner, is a dentist and has been director of the prison’s dental program for about 15 years.

An LSU athletic department news release confirmed that Cannon had a stroke and would be held overnight for testing.

“LSU football legend Billy Cannon has been hospitalized due to a stroke, but he is alert and resting, his family informed LSU Tuesday afternoon,” the statement said. “Doctors will conduct tests to determine the extent of the stroke, according to the family. Cannon will remain in ICU tonight. The family expressed its thanks for the prayers and concerns of friends and fans.”

http://theadvocate.com/home/5228682-125/billy-cannon-rushed-to-hospital
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Post by: jbcarol on February 20, 2013, 09:05:27 am
WESTLAKE, Texas — The Herschel Walker you know is likely the one who won the Heisman Trophy, played 15 years of professional football and pursued a number of competitions — from bobsledding to mixed martial arts.

There’s the Herschel who collects antique automobiles, the Herschel who is trying to improve his golf game.

You are likely familiar with the Herschel who is still doing 3,500 sit-ups and 1,500 pushups daily, the one who weighs two pounds less than the 220 pounds of his playing days at the University of Georgia. Now aged 51, Herschel has always considered himself the best-conditioned athlete in the world. Nothing has changed.

Then there is Herschel Walker the businessman. His business umbrella corporation is Herschel Walker Enterprises. His Renaissance Man Food Services, a subsidiary headquartered in Savannah, owns three processing plants in Siloam Springs, Ark., and sales in the U.S. and Canada the last couple of years make him the largest minority chicken company in the country. Then there is 34 Productions, which deals with the promotional side of his business and athletic interests and is the parent of his new restaurant on Clayton Street in Athens, Herschel’s Famous 34 Pub & Grill.

http://dogbytesonline.com/loran-smith-in-running-a-football-or-business-few-excel-like-herschel-walker-68532/
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Post by: jbcarol on February 22, 2013, 12:55:17 pm
Former LSU great Billy Cannon released from hospital Thursday

Cannon, LSU's only Heisman Trophy winner and the director of the dental program at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, spent the first night in intensive care and was moved to a private room on Wednesday.
 
"I talked to him on Tuesday and he had a little slurred speech and  a little restricted movement in his left arm," said close friend and former teammate Warren Rabb, who played quarterback on LSU's first national championship team in 1958 with Cannon, a running back. "What little movement he lost got back.

"He looked great. We were laughing and joking about old times. If anybody could pull through this, it's him."

Billy Cannon slideshow at:
http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2013/02/former_lsu_great_billy_cannon.html
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Post by: jbcarol on February 26, 2013, 05:53:45 pm
BATON ROUGE — LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon is home and expected to return to normal health in four to six weeks following a stroke on Tuesday, his family said Saturday.

"We would like to thank everyone so much for the supportive emails, calls and prayers during the last week," Cannon's daughter Bunnie Cannon said through LSU's sports information office. "We are humbled and grateful. We also wish to thank the doctors, nurses and employees of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center."

Cannon, 75, was discharged Thursday after spending two nights in the hospital. "He was walking all over the place," Cannon friend and former LSU track coach Boots Garland said. "He was doing a lot better."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/sec/2013/02/24/billy-cannon-lsu-stroke/1942903/
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Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2013, 06:54:39 am
Jaguars release former Bama QB John Parker

Spent most of last season on Jacksonville's practice squad. He was active for one game, Oct. 28 at Green Bay, but did not play. The former Bama starter has not played in a regular-season game in his three seasons.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/02/jacksonville_jaguars_release_f.html
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Post by: jbcarol on March 02, 2013, 04:31:47 pm
John Parker has been claimed off waivers by the Steelers.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 04, 2013, 11:56:34 am
Stabler 'just trying to pay the rent' with golf tournament

POINT CLEAR, Alabama - Ken Stabler is hosting the XOXO Invitational on Friday and Saturday, a celebrity tournament at Lakewood Golf Club that's a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile.

If you think you haven't seen much of the Snake lately, then you weren't around for Friday night's two-way lovefest in Foley that was officially called the 2013 Legends Dinner, a benefit for the Foley High football program that included five other former SEC football standouts on the stage with Stabler.

At that event, Stabler fondly remembered the 29-1 record that he and his teammates recorded as Foley Lions under football coach Ivan Jones, how he always thought he'd be a baseball player while growing up in south Baldwin County and the time the race car he and his dad built blew the flywheel right through the floorboard, ripping the penny loafer off Stabler's right foot in the process.

"Like Muhammad Ali said, 'The giving we do is the rent we pay to be here,' and I'm just trying to pay the rent. That stuck with me when he said that. That's kind of what we are supposed to do. We have to take care of each other."

Stabler said he's not playing golf this week, but would serve as the tournament's emcee.

Some of the celebrity team captains announced for the event include Pro Football Hall of Famers Richard Dent, Dan Hampton and Dwight Stephenson.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/03/ken_stabler_just_trying_to_pay.html
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Post by: jbcarol on March 05, 2013, 06:54:11 am
Former Auburn QB Brandon Cox: "We do chemosensitivity testing for gynecological cancers."

"It is important because we're dealing with oncology and personalized therapy for cancer patients. It's a new technology that, hopefully, is going to help people down the line."

Cox said some of the things that he had to do as an Auburn QB applied to his medical-sales job, too.

"Teamwork, work ethic, those sorts of things," he said. "In my years at Auburn, time management was a big key when it came to classes, workouts and getting things accomplished. Once you get out in the real world, you have those things built into you where you are able to succeed."

Brandon Cox was a three-year starter under center for the Tigers, compiling a 29-9 record in those games from 2005 through 2007. Since three of those victories came in his three outings against Alabama, it's likely Auburn fans will always have a soft spot in their hearts for him.

"It's fun," Cox said. "I was a kid one time. Back in the day, I was an Alabama fan looking up to those players. Jay Barker was a role model of mine. It's fun being in that position where I can sign autographs and be known as the former Auburn quarterback. It's fun to get to hang out with these guys and enjoy the fans."

Cox said he had aspirations of following Barker, who preceded him as a football star at Hewitt-Trussville High School, as an Alabama quarterback. But Crimson Tide coach Dennis Franchione told him he was too slow to run his offense at Bama.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/03/former_auburn_qb_brandon_cox_s.html
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Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2013, 08:29:24 am
Renaldo Balkman

Balkman received a lifetime ban from the Philippines Basketball Association and levied a quarter-million peco fine.

The former South Carolina foward was cited for initiating threatening contact toward a referee, choking a teammate who tried to intervene and disregarding coaches and team officials.

http://sports.inquirer.net/90731/balkman-banned-from-playing-in-the-pba
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Post by: jbcarol on March 13, 2013, 06:11:54 am
CM Newton

Bama has won seven regular-season championships in its 100-year history of basketball.

C.M. Newton coached the Crimson Tide to three of those, and the titles came consecutively from 1974-76. (http://www.al.com/alabamabasketball/index.ssf/2013/03/100_years_of_alabama_basketbal_2.html)

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“They’re meaningful to the rest of the country, but Alabama people were used to winning national championships.”

In football.

“They weren’t used to winning conference championships, so it didn’t mean much,” Newton said. “Coach (Paul) Bryant was winning national championships in football, and we won three straight conference championships in basketball. That was meaningful to me, and it was meaningful to a lot of other people. But it didn’t sit all that well with Alabama people.”

Newton coached Alabama from 1968-80 and had a record of 211-123 (.632), but winning isn't his only legacy. In 1969, he signed Wendell Hudson as the first black scholarship athlete in any sport at Alabama.

“If the Good Lord had just said, ‘Here’s the perfect guy to integrate with,’ he’d have sent us Wendell,” Newton said. “It worked out.”

Why?

“He just was egoless,” Newton said of Hudson.

When the subject turned to the current state of college basketball, a reporter asked Newton if the rules are tweaked too much.

“They don’t tweak the rules enough,” he said. “If I were the czar of basketball, I would go to the international lane. We’re the one country in the world that permits a wrestling match in the post. The rest of the world plays a trapezoidal lane. So if I were going to change anything, I’d make the big kid learn to play out on the floor.”

From 1979-85, Newton practically was the czar of college basketball. He served as the chairman of the NCAA Rules Committee, which adopted the 3-point arc, the shot clock and the coaches’ box during that time.

“If I were the czar of basketball, I’d move it into one semester and take all the rule books out,” Newton said. “Move it into the second semester, and the guy’s got to come in and pass 14 hours or whatever of academic credit before he ever gets to play. If you do that, you don’t need test scores or clearinghouses or worry about out-of-season practices or any of that stuff. Just throw the rule book away.”

But CBS prefers the NCAA Tournament in March, wrapping up before the Masters.

“That’s what they hid behind,” Newton said of the NCAA and television. “I was part of negotiating the most recent contract with CBS. I don’t know why we couldn’t use the Masters to lead into basketball rather than vice versa. Yeah, April Madness.”
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Post by: Steef on March 13, 2013, 06:23:12 am
They still play college basketball?

 ;D

Seriously though, that was informative for those of us who don't know beans about the game.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 17, 2013, 01:19:57 pm
Herschel Walker

The Hater: Herschel Walker, 51, thinks UFC heavyweight fight is good idea (http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/the-hater/2013/mar/13/herschel-walker-51-thinks-ufc-heavyweight-fight-go/)

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Dawgs legend Herschel Walker is 51-years old but still ripped. He won a couple mixed-martial arts fights back in 2010 and 11.

"I'd love to do it again I absolutely love MMA. I think it's an excellent sport. . . .If I were younger, I'd be doing it right now. Because I'm a little bit older and I have a business going, I say I'd like to do one more fight, and then I think it's time for me to step aside and give it to the young people. But I'd like to do one more fight."

UFC President Dana White already said Walker isn't cut out for his circuit's heavyweight division. He thinks Walker is a "stud" for being able to fight as a 50-year old, “there's no way he could compete in the UFC heavyweight division."
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Post by: jbcarol on March 18, 2013, 07:06:39 pm
Richie Farmer, college teammate of John Pelphrey

Richie Farmer charged with 42 counts of violating Kentucky ethics laws

FRANKFORT — Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer was charged Monday with 42 counts of violating the state ethics law, the most ever issued against an individual by the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. (http://www.kentucky.com/2013/03/18/2562888/richie-farmer-charged-with-42.html)

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The charges against Farmer, a popular University of Kentucky basketball player in the 1990s, included misuse of state employees, misuse of state resources, improper use of grants and improper use of "Kentucky Proud" marketing funds.

Most of the charges stem from an investigation by State Auditor Adam Edelen last year that said a "toxic culture of entitlement" permeated the agriculture department under Farmer. The report found that Farmer had state workers build a basketball court in his back yard, take him hunting and shopping, mow his yard and chauffeur his dog between Frankfort and Louisville during the State Fair — all while on the clock.

He also used an extravagant 2008 convention for fellow agriculture commissioners from Southern states to stock his own gun rack and bar, at least partially at taxpayer expense, the audit found.

The ethics commission also made a few new allegations Monday. Farmer and his sister, Rhonda...
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Post by: jbcarol on March 22, 2013, 01:24:05 pm
Trent Richardson somehow feels responsible for NFL's new 'T-Rich rule'

Richardson told Cleveland.com that he feels responsible for a new NFL rule that bans running backs from using the crowns of their helmets to ward off defenders.
In the Cleveland Browns season opener, Richardson lowered his head and dislodged Philadelphia Eagles' safety Kurt Coleman's hat during a 9-yard run. A clip of the play was shown at the NFL's owners meetings in Phoenix by the competition committee, which used it as an example for why the rule should be instituted.

The rule was passed Wednesday.

"I feel like I made it bad for all the backs," Richardson told Cleveland.com on Wednesday. "I feel like it's my fault.

"That hit made me a hero with Browns fans, but that was just me playing football. That hit made history right there and it was big."

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/03/former_alabama_rb_trent_richar_1.html
access to rare video at link
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Post by: jbcarol on March 22, 2013, 01:39:54 pm
Stephen Garcia

BCB: How are things going for you in the CFL, have you played with or against any former Gamecock players?

SG: It's definitely a different game up there. Its a hard transition. The language is so different (not only the French,  but the playbook). The playbook is like reading a foreign language. So much more verbiage  I have seen and talked with Sorenson, Carlos, Brandon Issac, Corey Boyd.


BCB: What advice would you give to the incoming freshmen QB's at Carolina?

SG: Tough one. Biggest advice is to stay the hell outta Five Points and stay focused. Once you're in the dog house, it is very difficult to get out.

http://blockcblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/on-block-stephen-garcia.html
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Post by: jbcarol on March 24, 2013, 02:01:07 pm
Rex Chapman

Providing a massive case of "where does the time go?" was the realization that it has been 25 years since Rex Chapman played his final game in a Kentucky uniform. The then-sophomore guard scored a career-high 30 points in an 80-74 upset loss to Villanova in the 1988 NCAA Tournament round of 16.

Chapman declared for the NBA Draft after the '88 season and became the original first-round pick of the then-expansion Charlotte Hornets.

Officially, Chapman's 30-point game for UK in the NCAA tourney has been stricken from the record books. The NCAA subsequently ruled that Eric Manuel was academically ineligible and ordered Kentucky to strike its 1988 tournament participation (two wins and the Villanova loss) from the record books. (http://www.kentucky.com/2013/03/23/2570991/mark-story-if-sean-woods-was-right.html)

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Chapman was having a happier March Madness experience doing studio work for Turner Sports on its NCAA tourney coverage (which Turner shares with CBS). Over the week, Chapman got to trade insights and barbs with Charles Barkley, Sports Illustrated college basketball writer/CBS analyst Seth Davis and former Michigan State star Steve Smith, among others.

At one point during Chapman's stint, video of then-Auburn star Barkley crying after Kentucky's Kenny Walker hit a last-second jumper to beat the Tigers and win the 1984 SEC Tournament was shown. "Kenny broke his heart," Chapman said, laughing.

By Saturday night, after several Seth Davis NCAA predictions had fizzled, Chapman was referring on air to teams predicted to win by Davis as having received "the kiss of Seth."

After his NBA career ended, Chapman, his wife and their four children settled in Arizona.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 27, 2013, 10:55:33 am
Florida QB who helped inspire the need for Gatorade?  He became a Ball Coach

http://www.forwhomthecowbelltolls.com/football/2013/3/26/4150784/did-mississippi-state-football-cause-the-invention-of-gatorade-florida-football

Dwayne Douglas, a football coach at the University of Florida, asked: Why didn’t his players urinate after a game?

Part of the answer came quickly: football players lost so much fluid in sweat in swamplike Florida that they had none left to form Miss. It took longer to explain how the loss of fluid and electrolytes affected blood pressure, body temperature and the volume of blood.

In a subbasement, Dr. Cade and his researchers then concocted a drink to rehydrate athletes, and to replenish carbohydrates, in the form of the sugars sucrose and glucose, and electrolytes (sodium and potassium salts). There was one problem.

"It didn't taste like Gatorade," Dr. Cade said in an interview with Florida Trend in 1988. In fact, a football player who tried it and spat it out more than hinted that it tasted like bodily waste.

Being a student of kidneys and their bodily neighborhood, Dr. Cade did a taste test, comparing his still-unnamed concoction with that golden fluid. His new product was only marginally better. Dr. Cade's wife, Mary, suggested adding lemon juice, which helped a lot. Jim Free, a research fellow, came up with the name Gatorade.

Dr. Cade's new concoction wasn't put into use by the Florida football team until an early October game in 1965 against LSU -- a game the Gators won 14-7 in 102 degree heat as LSU faded late in the game. BUT, the game before that, in late September 1965, the Gators played Mississippi State at home, and subsequently lost 18-13, ruining any chances of a SEC title for the Gators that season...

You can catch a glimpse of an MSU player sacking the QB for Florida in the early portion of the video (via the above link). Also, here's a small tidbit for you. Know who the QB at Florida was that year? Some fella named Steve Spurrier.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2013, 01:54:45 pm
1998 Vol LB Eric Westmoreland

Former Marion County High and University of Tennessee football player Eric Westmoreland, 36, of Chattanooga, was charged with unlawful possession of controlled substances. He was released on a $3,500 bond.

He and four others, including women named Samantha and Tabitha were arrested after a traffic stop on Alabama Highway 72.

Narcotics Lt. Jimmy Jones and K-9 “Luke” assisted with the stop.

Deputies searched the vehicle and found what they said were oxycodone, phendimetrazine and acyclovir.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2013, 09:20:45 am
... the Bama center who moved Barrett Jones down the line of scrimmage.

Alabama's new center has a familiar face giving him pointers during spring football.

Former Crimson Tide center William Vlachos recently joined the program as a graduate assistant. He's worked extensively with sophomore Ryan Kelly, who has been tasked with filling the shoes of three-time All-American Barrett Jones.

Vlachos, who attended Mountain Brook High School, started at center for three seasons at Alabama. As a senior in 2011, he was a finalist for the Rimington Trophy and was a second-team Walter Camp All-American. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tennessee Titans but did not make the team.

Vlachos picked up his bachelor's degree before the start of his senior season. 

Graduate positions under Nick Saban are highly coveted...

http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2013/04/former_center_william_vlachos.html
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Post by: jbcarol on April 08, 2013, 02:11:20 pm
Former Tennessee All-American Bernard King is voted to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 10, 2013, 12:31:01 pm
Rolando McClain

Report: Rolando McClain suspended two games, not cut by Oakland Raiders

McClain, a Decatur native, recently saw his fortunes change in a court case where he was accused of firing a pistol near the head of a longtime friend in an incident last year in Decatur.

The charges were dropped after his accuser declined to continue the case, according to reports.

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2012/11/report_rolando_mcclain_suspend.html

Rolando McClain could be the latest member of Alabama's 2009 BCS National Championship defense to join the Baltimore Ravens.
In an interview with the Madison Weekly News, McClain, who was recently cut by the Oakland Raiders, said he plans to sign a one-year deal with the defending Super Bowl champions.

"It's a move that can't go wrong and I'm looking forward to playing in Baltimore as the Ravens run the same or very similar defense as I was a part of at the University of Alabama," McClain told the Weekly News' Bob Labbe.

McClain, 23, recently bought a $1 million home in Madison.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/04/report_former_alabama_lb_rolan.html
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Post by: jbcarol on April 16, 2013, 12:01:10 pm
Dr. Billy Cannon bounces back quickly after February stroke

was back on the Tiger Stadium turf at LSU Saturday performing yet another amazing feat of his physical prowess. This one didn't involve an historic game-winning touchdown run.

The mere fact that he was standing with a group of his dentists from the La. State Penitentiary at Angola, and watching the Tiger football team practice, was a testament to his personal strength.

Less than two months earlier, the 75-year-old Cannon suffered a stroke that put him in intensive care at a Baton Rouge hospital. But LSU's only Heisman Trophy winner shed the stroke like another Ole Miss tackler on his legendary 89-yard punt return from 1959 and has quickly returned to his normal lifestyle.

"I'm having a little trouble with my S's and I don't have all of my strength back yet," Cannon said in a phone interview this week. "The doctors said it's going to come.

"I am so fortunate, so lucky. If I had been at home or out in a pasture, I would have been in serious trouble."

Cannon said it wasn't all him. He benefited from a relatively new treatment for strokes called a "clot buster" injection, or tPA - tissue plasminogen activator. The drug attacks the clot before it has time to solidify and restores normal flow of blood to the brain, Cannon said.

The treatment has to be administered within 4½ hours of the stroke. When he was stricken, he knew immediately what was happening and was taken to the prison emergency room, then by ambulance to Our Lady of the Lake hospital.

Cannon was released two days later. He returned to work part-time the following Monday and quickly got back to his daily routine, which includes caring for a stable of horses at his St. Francisville home after a day's work at Angola...

http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2013/04/dr_billy_cannon_bounces_back_q.html
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Post by: jbcarol on April 20, 2013, 07:53:24 pm
A former Glades Central High School and University of Florida football player has been arrested after authorities allegedly found crack cocaine and marijuana in his possession during a traffic stop this week.

Teddy R. Sims, 35, of suburban West Palm Beach, was stopped shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday after he failed to come to a complete stop at the intersection of Seminole Boulevard and Oswego Avenue, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

Sims drove to a residence located near an elementary school on Oswego before he pulled over, deputies said. He immediately got out of the car. (http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/former-belle-glade-florida-gators-football-standou/nXRNH/)
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Post by: jbcarol on April 22, 2013, 09:15:35 am
UK teammate of John Pelphrey and former Kentucky high school Mr. Basketball Richie Farmer indicted on federal charges of misusing state funds

Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer has been indicted by a federal grand jury, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lexington announced Monday morning.

The indictment charges Farmer with four counts of misusing and misappropriating funds from the Department of Agriculture. It also charges him with one count of soliciting property in exchange for influencing department actions.

The charges allege the taking of guns, watches and knives bought as gifts for a convention in 2008.

Each of the five counts carries a penalty of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000. But any sentence following a conviction would be imposed by a judge under federal court sentencing guidelines.

Richard D. “Richie” Farmer II, 43, of Manchester, used his popularity as a basketball player at Clay County High School and the University of Kentucky to launch a career in politics, winning landslide elections as agriculture commissioner in 2003 and 2007.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130422/NEWS10/304220044/Richie-Farmer-indicted-federal-charges-misusing-state-funds
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Post by: jbcarol on April 22, 2013, 09:53:29 am
Decatur police arrested Rolando McClain and charged the former Alabama linebacker with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest on Sunday

The arrest followed a report of a disturbance at Pines Park in Decatur, police said in a short press release and didn't offer further details.

McClain was released from jail after he posted a $1,000 bond. Both charges are misdemeanors.

McClain, a Decatur native, has had repeated run-ins with Decatur police.

He was convicted in Decatur municipal court on May 18, 2012, of reckless endangerment, menacing, third-degree assault and firing a gun in the city limits after an incident in which he fired a handgun near the head of a childhood friend on Nov. 30, 2011. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail.

McClain appealed the conviction to circuit court, where the charges were dismissed when the victim, Rishard Tapscott, declined to testify, The Decatur Daily reported.

On Jan. 8, less than a week before purchasing a $1 million home in Madison, McClain was arrested in Decatur on charges of violating the city's window tint code as well as providing false information to police.

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/04/decatur_police_charge_former_b.html
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Post by: jbcarol on April 25, 2013, 09:05:48 pm
Third in 1970 Heisman Trophy voting and fourth in 1969 as probably the most beloved athlete in Ole Miss history... No. 2 overall choice in the 1971 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints where he became the most beloved athlete ever in the Crescent City; played there in his first 12 of his 14 years in the league as a scrambling quarterback often with non-existent pass protection, being named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Year in 1978.

Upon retirement, Archie Manning became an astute businessman and community leader... (http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/SECNation/SECTraditions/tabid/1073/Article/244534/sec-traditions-what-used-to-be-a-phone-call.aspx)

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In Archie’s case, the draft, which was held Jan. 28, 1971, wasn’t the most important thing on his calendar.

He played in his final college game as a senior in the Gator Bowl on Jan. 2 and then played in the Hula Bowl in Honolulu, returning to Oxford to take exams.

“And then Olivia and I were married on Jan. 21,” Archie recalls. “We had planned to get married between semesters. We got married one week before the draft, went on our honeymoon to Acapulco and got back on the night of the 27th.”

So what about pre-draft workouts?

“I remember a Raiders’ scout coming in December before we started bowl practice,” Archie says. “I still had a cast on my left arm, which I broke against Houston. I played against LSU (a 61-17 loss in the last regular season game) and in the Gator Bowl (a 35-28 loss to Auburn) wearing the cast.
“This Raiders’ scout just wanted to watch me throw a bit while he talked to me. It wasn’t anything big.”

But what about pre-draft interviews with teams, so they get to know everything about a prospect?

“Henry Lee Parker, the Saints’ director of player personnel, was at my Gator Bowl game,” Archie remembers. “He had been an assistant at Mississippi State. He was the recruiting coordinator who tried to recruit me to go there when I was coming out of (Drew, Miss.) high school.

“I saw him in the airport the day after the Gator Bowl when I was getting ready to fly to Hawaii for the Hula Bowl. I talked to him for a few minutes. He said the Saints might be interested in me, but didn’t know what would happen.

“That was pretty much the extent of my interview process.”

It’s NFL protocol these days to project who will be drafted early, bring them to New York at least a couple of days before the draft and stage organized community service projects designed to promote the league.

The night before Archie was drafted, he and Olivia were moving into an old apartment in Oxford.

“We were scrubbing floors,” Archie says. “I got a call from Billy Gates, the Ole Miss’ sports information director, telling me I needed to be at his office 9 o’clock the next morning, because that’s what time the draft started.

“I’d grown up knowing mostly college football. I honestly hadn’t looked too much at pro football. College was such a whirlwind for me. Billy Gates told me New England had the first pick, New Orleans had the second and Houston had the third. He said all three had called and said to be ready.”

The next morning, Archie was in Gates’ office when the phone rang about 9:15. The Saints called and said they had drafted him.

“I talked to their general manager (Vic Swain), their owner (John Mecom, Jr.) and their head coach (J.D. Roberts),” Archie says. “It was about a two-minute conversation.

“I didn’t know much about the Saints other than they’d been in operation about four years. But of the teams at the top that had a chance to pick me, I was like `Why not New Orleans?’ ”
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Post by: jbcarol on April 28, 2013, 10:30:53 am
Darnell Mayberry@DarnellMayberry
Patrick Beverley told @YahooSports he made a similar steal attempt against the Suns this year & it worked. Here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7hhyIgbYSo … (https://twitter.com/DarnellMayberry/status/328247694353117186)

A Beverley steal attempt is blamed for Russell Westbrook's knee injury.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 28, 2013, 04:36:59 pm
After Russell Westbrook suffered a season-ending knee injury, Mitchell Brown, a ballboy for the OKC Thunder, tweeted death threats aimed at Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley. The police are investigating the matter. Per the Houston Chronicle: “With Rockets guard Patrick Beverley receiving death threats via Twitter on Friday and Saturday following his collision with Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook on Wednesday, Toyota Center security officials took take extra steps to ensure his safety. ‘We definitely took precautions,’ Toyota Center director of security Bryant Savage said. He would not elaborate on any changes in policies or practices. He said security had been tightened for the postseason. ‘We definitely upped everything,’ Savage said. The vitriol about the play in which Westbrook suffered a season-ending knee injury escalated to death threats directed at Beverley, including one from someone who describes himself as a Thunder ball boy. Mitchell Brown sent a tweet that threatened, ‘Patrick Beverly (sic), I’m coming to kill you.’ He sent another using Beverley’s Twitter handle; ‘@pavbev21 I’m coming to kill you.’ Investigation ongoing Capt. Dexter Nelson, a spokesman for the Oklahoma City Police Department, said officers in conjunction with the Houston Police Department and the NBA are looking into what he described as ‘Internet threats.’ [...] Thunder spokesperson Matt Tumbleson said: ‘We do not condone his comments. He works game nights on a voluntary basis. We will handle this matter internally.’ Shortly after Thunder officials were told of the tweets, Brown deleted them with an apology: ‘Yesterday I posted something completely Inappropriate and I need to apologize. I was out of line and it will not happen again.’ He later removed that tweet and said his account was hacked. Many other similar threats have been directed at Beverley, 24.”

http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2013/04/police-investigating-okc-thunder-ballboy-for-death-threats-against-patrick-beverley/
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Post by: jbcarol on April 29, 2013, 07:41:07 am
Brian Costello ‏@BrianCoz 25m
Jets release Tim Tebow #nyj: http://nyp.st/153MCA8  via @nypost

Brian Costello ‏@BrianCoz 20m
Tebow met with both Rex Ryan and John Idzik this morning at Jets facility and was informed of his release.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 02, 2013, 05:49:22 pm
... Vandy big man Festus

OAKLAND -- Less than 10 hours before the Warriors and Denver Nuggets were to do battle in Game 6 of their opening-round NBA playoff series, coaches Mark Jackson and George Karl were still going at it verbally, with Jackson taking exception to Karl's assessment of rookie center Festus Ezeli.

Asked about Ezeli's improvement Wednesday, Karl said that had "blossomed into an elbow and [CENSORED] guy," a common expression about players who create havoc in the key. Jackson didn't like it, though, and said so at the team's shootaround Thursday morning.

"That statement is disrespectful," said the Warriors coach. "I've got a lot of respect for George Karl, the job that he's done and who he is. But that statement is disrespectful. I wonder what he thinks of his players -- Kenyon Martin, Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee, (Kosta) Koufos. I wonder what he thinks of those guys."

In response to Faried receiving a humanitarian award Wednesday, Jackson added, "Congratulations to him. Well deserved. I will not allow one action or one moment to define who he is as a person or a basketball player. I will not call one of his players an elbow-throwing blank. That won't happen."

http://www.mercurynews.com/warriors/ci_23157069/warriors-mark-jackson-george-karl-remark-disrespectful
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Post by: jbcarol on May 02, 2013, 05:53:56 pm
... Florida big man Udonis Haslem

While Udonis Haslem was out on April 13, an off night between Heat home games, his Broward County house was targeted by burglars.

Officers responded to an alarm, went to the house and reached Haslem. They found signs of forced entry at the side door of the garage, through the prying of the lock. Drawers were pulled out, and the closet of Haslem’s fiancee was ransacked. Clothes and purses were in garbage bags. Electronics were undisturbed.

The police report draws the conclusion that there was a lookout who alerted the other suspect to the alarm and the arrival of police, and they left through the back door.

http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/heatzone/2013/05/01/udonis-haslem-was-also-burglarized-in-april/
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Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2013, 06:32:31 pm
... Nerlens Noel

NBC Sports Network ‏@NBCSN 4 May
UK star @NerlensNoel3 brought Kelly Melton, a 7 year old diagnosed with leukemia, to the #Derby today as his guest pic.twitter.com/ikXmxoHjjM

Nerlens Noel ‏@NerlensNoel3 22h
Red Carpet with my man @Kickinit4Kelly !! pic.twitter.com/e1DmtusFsf

Kickin it 4 Kelly ‏@Kickinit4Kelly 19h
we all made it home safe and sound! Kelly had a wonderful day at the derby and in Louisville, also at Prom! That's right Kelly went to prom!

Kickin it 4 Kelly ‏@Kickinit4Kelly 19h
We would like to thanks @NerlensNoel3 & @Goodlucko_12 &also the other 2, whom I don't know their @ names for everything! we all enjoyed it!

He's done even better in life than as a mercenary.

http://www.wildcatworld.com/2013/05/05/video-nerlens-noel-and-special-guest-kelly-melton-at-the-kentucky-derby/
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Post by: jbcarol on May 07, 2013, 07:13:25 am
... Tim Tebow

Though not currently employed in his primary choice of occupation, Tebow topped a Forbes' poll of the most influential athletes:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanriper/2013/05/06/americas-most-influential-athletes-2/
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Post by: jbcarol on May 07, 2013, 01:17:15 pm
Quarterback Danny Wuerffel, who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy and holds the SEC career record with 114 touchdown passes, was selected Tuesday as part of the 2013 College Football Hall of Fame class.

Kentucky end Steve Meilinger, nominated by the Veterans Committee, will also go into the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2013 class. Meilinger, who played for Bear Bryant at Kentucky, was a first-team All-American in 1952 and 1953.

During Wuerffel's four years as Florida's quarterback, the Gators won the SEC championship all four seasons from 1993-96. He threw 74 touchdown passes his last two seasons in Steve Spurrier's Fun 'n' Gun offense, which revolutionized the SEC.

http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/64005/danny-wuerffel-selected-to-college-hall-of-fame

Meilinger was a former analyst on the UK radio football network.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 07, 2013, 05:34:27 pm
... former University of Tennessee and Central High standout Todd Helton

Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton has been sentenced to a year of probation and 24 hours of community service after pleading guilty to driving while ability-impaired. (http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2013/may/07/helton-sentenced-to-year-of-probation-community/)

Helton was once a Rockie teammate of former Razorback Bubba Carpenter.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 07, 2013, 07:04:52 pm
Meilinger and Wuerffel bring the SEC's representation in the College Football Hall of Fame to 82 players and 27 coaches. (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/05/sec_football_by_the_numbers_me.html)

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Eleven SEC players were among the 77 on this year's final ballot. SEC players on the final ballot who were not selected for the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2013 were Arkansas G Brandon Burlsworth, Tennessee DB Bobby Majors, Auburn DB Buddy McClinton, Tennessee LB Paul Naumoff, Kentucky DE Art Still, Georgia OT Matt Stinchcomb, Alabama LB Derrick Thomas, Tennessee LB Jackie Walker, Ole Miss TE Wesley Walls and Georgia DB Scott Woerner.

Wuerffel's 114 career TD passes are still 19 more than any other SEC player has ever thrown.

Meilinger carried the nicknames of "Mr. Anywhere" and "Kentucky's One-Man Gang." He also became the object of a famous spoof by the Kentucky marching band, when, during a halftime performance, a trombone player dressed in full football gear and wearing Meilinger's No. 80 scurried onto the field to join the other musicians. It wasn't Meilinger, of course, but the point was made.

In describing Meilinger's elusiveness in the open field, Bryant once said his star ran "like a cow on ice."

Meilinger is the first Kentucky player chosen for the College Football Hall of Fame since Arkansas joined the SEC.

He was a US Marshall and is credited along with a handful of others of establishing the Witness Protection program.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 09, 2013, 01:42:38 pm
http://espn.go.com/college-football/photos/gallery/_/id/9249549/2013-hall-fame-class-photo-gallery

Photo gallery of the Hall of Fame player and coach inductees including Bill McCartney.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 09, 2013, 06:49:25 pm
... LSU nickelback Randall Gay

33News: Retired football player Randall Gay was arrested last night after he allegedly caused a disturbance at a local bar.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that officers were dispatched to the Bulldog bar on Wednesday, May 8 in reference to a disturbance. When officers arrived they found the former Saints cornerback intoxicated and refusing to leave the bar.

Officials say Gay was accused of exchanging words, as well as some minor physical contact, with employees. They asked him to leave the building, but he refused. That’s when a member of the staff called police.

Once officers arrived, we’re told Gay resisted an officer’s attempt to escort him from the building.

During the altercation with police, a woman, whose relationship to Gay is unknown, became involved. She was reportedly arrested for interfering with the investigation. She was issued an additional charge when she reportedly attempted to kick out the widow (sic) of a police cruiser. (http://www.nbc33tv.com/news/crimetracker/brpd-former-saints-corner)

Gay retired from the Saints and the NFL in July 2011 after a seven year career.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 12, 2013, 07:41:07 am
... LSU Athletic Hall of Fame member Eric Reid and family.

His son, the first round pick of the 49ers got track speed from one parent and football skills from the other.

Eric Reid, Sr. was a three-time All-American hurdler and Sharon Guillory-Reid was, of course, a two-way star for the Baton Rouge Wildcats of the old Women's American Football League.

Guillory-Reid, a registered nurse who is regularly flown for work in the Bay Area among other locations, instilled academic and life discipline that helped Reid, Jr., become not only, a two-time All-American but also a two-time member of the All-Southeastern Conference academic honor roll.

The 6-foot-1, 213-pound safety was a key member of a defense that ranked among the league's best in points allowed, total yards and rushing yards.

Now, as Reid gets adjusted to the Bay Area, his first scouting report will come from Mom, who plans to use her knowledge of the area to get her son settled.  (http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_23223812/49ers-rookie-eric-reids-mother-also-has-football)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 15, 2013, 09:54:41 pm
Former Vol QB Jonathan Crompton signed with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Crompton tied Erik Ainge for third all time in career TD passes at UT with 27.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 16, 2013, 08:36:44 pm
... Terry Beasley

Auburn legend Terry Beasley's spirits lifted by outpouring of support as he battles health problems in Birmingham (http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2013/05/auburn_legend_terry_beasleys_s.html)

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Terry Beasley, the fleet, gutsy split end who still owns nearly all of Auburn’s receiving records, has been in the intensive care unit at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham for most of the week, but his spirits have brightened in recent days, according to his family.

Beasley, a two-time All-American who caught 141 passes for 2,507 yards and 29 touchdowns in a three-year career that spanned from 1969 to 1971 as Pat Sullivan's favorite receiver, was hospitalized earlier this week with several health problems.

"My father needs your help more than ever, he is so sick in I.C.U," Beasley's son posted  earlier this week. "He is not doing well and his lungs are not producing oxygen. His pacemaker is not doing very well. His brain is in overdrive and cannot control much at all, after years of injuries, abuse, and hard work."

But Beasley has gotten somewhat better in recent days...

Jay Jacobs ‏@jayjacobsauad 3h
Talked with Marlene Beasley, wife of Terry today. She wanted me to pass on that they need our prayers. Send note of encouragement to Terry..
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 17, 2013, 08:27:29 pm
... Stephen Martin, the first black varsity athlete to ever play in the SEC.

Martin, who was a CF for the Tulane baseball team in their last season in the SEC, died Tuesday at 66.

Stephen Martin retired from his position as CFO from Tuskegee University last year.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2013, 05:30:42 pm
... Steven Pearl

Appears in an ad for a Knoxville BBQ restaurant. He starts the ad with the line, “If there’s one thing we Pearls know, it’s how to throw a barbecue” and keeps the laughs rolling with “Just remember, my two rules for legendary backyard barbecues: get your food from Calhoun’s and absolutely no photography” before ending with this disclaimer: “Offer not available to Aaron Craft.”

http://kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=133839
(video available at link)
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Post by: jbcarol on May 27, 2013, 03:43:31 pm
... Travis Ford

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“I’d had a couple of friends who had been to Katrina and helped, and to Joplin, and I called them and asked them what they did and one of them told me they had hooked up one of these industrial grills behind their truck and loaded up hamburgers and hot dogs and took off,” Ford said. “I just thought that was a really good idea. So I threw my coaching staff together and said, ‘Hey, this is what we’re going to do. I’m going to find a grill, find as many hot dogs and hamburgers as I can find and buns.’ And we got it all together in the matter of a day.”

Ford and staff grilled out for the victims in Moore.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 31, 2013, 07:26:13 am
... former Vol volleyball coach Julie Herman

The hometown rag of The Boss, Asbury Park Press reports that Rutgers paid Parker Executive Search firm $70,000 to find and do a background check on Herman before hiring her as AD from the associate position at UofL.

One item not discussed much during her time at UT: She was trying to keep up.


http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2013/may/30/lawsuit-when-julie-hermann-was-lady-vols-coach/
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 02, 2013, 01:45:22 pm
... former Kentucky All-American Pat Riley

He got served.

Miami Heat boss Pat Riley was properly served his subpoena before yesterday’s Heat-Indiana Pacers NBA playoff game at American Airlines Arena

he guy just wanted to hand Riley paperwork for an upcoming trial involving Heat guard Dwyane Wade.

While Wade and ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches are officially divorced, the trial should determine her cut of the marital assets. (http://gossipextra.com/2013/05/31/pat-riley-miami-heat-lawsuit-riley-2636)

Apparently Riley's team attorney sent the process server packing on their first attempt.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2013, 11:18:55 am
... JaMarcus Russell

CBSSports.com has confirmed an ESPNChicago report that the Bears are planning to work out Russell. Emphasis on planning. The workout hasn't been exactly set yet but it appears it will happen.

To be clear, this is not to say Russell would be the primary backup, he'd just be on the roster, to develop and see just how much he has really changed.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/mike-freeman/22351790/source-jamarcus-russell-could-get-workouts-with-at-least-three-teams

Purple Drank almost did Russell in back in the 2000s.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 07, 2013, 09:49:47 am
... Kim Shrigley, Bruce Pearl's ex-wife who opened a hair and nail salon using money from her divorce.

After nearly five years, Shrigley is closing her beauty salon.

“It was an economic decision based upon return on investment,” Francis said. “It was a pure economic decision.”

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/jun/07/carly-harrington-bruce-pearls-ex-wife-to-close

A couple of the employees claimed to have done well there personally and have landed at other businesses with one starting her own.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 10, 2013, 04:31:01 pm
Nope, Pats are signing him as a qb.

http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/id/9362801/tim-tebow-sign-new-england-patriots-sources-say

-phil
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 11, 2013, 09:26:51 pm
Decatur police arrested Rolando McClain and charged the former Alabama linebacker with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest on Sunday

The arrest followed a report of a disturbance at Pines Park in Decatur, police said in a short press release and didn't offer further details.

McClain was released from jail after he posted a $1,000 bond. Both charges are misdemeanors.

McClain, a Decatur native, has had repeated run-ins with Decatur police.

He was convicted in Decatur municipal court on May 18, 2012, of reckless endangerment, menacing, third-degree assault and firing a gun in the city limits after an incident in which he fired a handgun near the head of a childhood friend on Nov. 30, 2011. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail.

McClain appealed the conviction to circuit court, where the charges were dismissed when the victim, Rishard Tapscott, declined to testify, The Decatur Daily reported.

On Jan. 8, less than a week before purchasing a $1 million home in Madison, McClain was arrested in Decatur on charges of violating the city's window tint code as well as providing false information to police.

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/04/decatur_police_charge_former_b.html

Kevin Scarbinsky ‏@KevinScarbinsky 2h
RT @Andrew_Gribble: Saban says Rolando McClain is back in school at Alabama.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2013, 01:23:51 pm
... former Bama QB Freddie Kitchens

One week after he underwent emergency heart surgery, former Alabama quarterback Freddie Kitchens is out of the hospital and thankful for the people who kept him alive.

Kitchens, who recently joined Bruce Arians' staff with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals as a quarterbacks coach, was released Monday from the Arizona Heart Hospital, according to the Cardinals' official website. Kitchens, 38, will be initially limited in what he can do, but he is expected to return to the team at some point during its upcoming training camp.

Kitchens, who underwent a nine-hour surgery to repair a defective aorta... (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/06/former_alabama_qb_freddie_kitc_1.html)

NFL.com updates that Cardinal head coach Brian Arians caught Kitchens walking around and talking to his QBs at the practice facility, he kicked him out and sent him home.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2013, 12:25:36 pm
... Joe Dean, Sr.

The History of the SEC on TV (http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/SECNation/SECTraditions/tabid/1073/Article/244886/the-history-of-the-sec-on-tv.aspx)

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Twenty-five of Steve’s 33 years in college athletics, starting as a 1966 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback at Florida and later as the coach of the 1996 national championship Gators, have been spent in the SEC.

“You know, I think besides bowl games, I might have played on TV once as a player, and it was a regional telecast,” Steve said.


weekly syndicated SEC basketball telecasts that started in 1966 which marked the SEC’s first regularly scheduled TV events.

Right in the middle of it was Joe Sr., a former All-SEC basketball star at LSU in the mid 1950s who played alongside the legendary Bob Pettit. Joe, a native of New Albany, Ind., eschewed a possible pro basketball career to work for Converse Rubber Company, which sold basketball shoes to almost every college team in the country.

In his travels as a salesman before becoming a company executive who helped Converse sign Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Chris Evert, Joe befriended coaches from coast-to-coast.

During one SEC tourney game featuring Florida, tart-tongued late Gators’ coach Norm Sloan wasn’t happy with his team’s shot selection. He let them know about it with a string of expletives captured live.

Joe Dean Sr., the granddaddy of SEC TV analysts in all sports, did his best to save the day working with play-by-play announcer Tom Hammond.

“Well Tom, I’ve known Norm Sloan a long time,” said Joe, “and I just want all the Moms and Dads out there to know Coach Sloan normally doesn’t use that language.”


Tim Brando: “We some great Florida games in 1995 and 1996 when Spurrier really had it going. We had the Arkansas upset at Alabama in 1995 when J.J. Meadors caught the game-winning TD pass from Barry Lunney on a controversial play. I did Peyton Manning’s last game in Knoxville in 1997 as Tennessee’s quarterback.

“I did Arkansas’ last home basketball game in Barnhill Arena in 1993, driving from St. Louis to Fayetteville in a rental car after our plane couldn’t land in Fayetteville or Fort Smith because of bad weather. Rick Schaffer, Arkansas’ sports information director, basically guided me to the arena through backroads over the phone. I walked into the arena, changed and got in front of the camera 30 seconds before we went on the air..."

Joe Dean, Jr. does color on some SEC basketball games currently reviving his father's catch phrase "That's string music in [the home arena or town and state]."
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Post by: jbcarol on June 25, 2013, 09:51:58 am
...Udonis Haslem?

“I’ve been known to kick a little ass every now and then, you know what I’m saying? You feel me? I tell my teammates all the time, man, never in a million years had I thought I’d be making all of this money, so just to pay $2,000 to slap somebody upside the head, I’ll pay that all day. They could get that $2,000.” (http://www.beyondthebuzzer.com/2013/06/24/udonis-haslem-says-hell-pay-2k-fines-all-day-to-slap-somebody-upside-the-head)

Haslem played for Billy Donovan from '98-02 after getting Frank Martin's Miami Senior team stripped of his high school state titles and forfeit of the entire season's wins along with Steve Blake.  Haslem lived in Broward County.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2013, 02:35:54 pm
... Patrick Peterson?

Christy C. Chirinos ‏@BrowardHSsports 2h
Former Blanche Ely star and Cardinals CB @RealPeterson21 held his first youth camp today not far from his old HS. pic.twitter.com/b4tzwG2Wvr

https://twitter.com/BrowardHSsports/status/351019791764574208/photo/1
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 01, 2013, 10:15:40 am
... two-way old school Tennessee star Ken Honea?

Vols veteran Ken Honea wants to see old-time toughness in UT team

Recalls playing the day after JFK was shot (http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/jun/30/honea-wants-to-see-old-time-toughness-in-vols)

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Clinching his jaw tighter around the plug of Red Man chewing tobacco, Honea raises a cup to his mouth and spits before recalling each new story from his time first as a two-way star at City High and the University of Tennessee, then as a linebacker for the New York Jets and later as a successful high school coach.

"I just played as hard as I could every day in practice and in games," Honea said. "I ran a lot of extra sprints and lifted weights (between smokes?). I did whatever I could to be ready to play. I wasn't real big, but I was strong and I think I was pretty tough. I had to be, because I played against a lot of guys who were a lot bigger than me.

"I still watch Tennessee's games on TV. I wish they could get back to what they were so I could be proud. They're so much bigger now, but they don't seem to be as tough as when I played."

One of his shining moments on the field came during one of the nation's darkest hours. On Nov. 23, 1963, just one day after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Honea, a senior at the time, caught a 14-yard pass and caused two fumbles to lead the Vols to a 19-0 win at Kentucky.

The Tennessee team already was in Lexington, going through its final practice, that Friday afternoon when the surreal news was announced that the president had been shot and killed in a Dallas motorcade.

While many of the nation's sporting events were canceled or postponed, the entire SEC schedule of games was played that next day. But the pageantry normally associated with college football games in the South was missing. The cheerleaders didn't lead any yells. The Beer Barrel, the trophy back then for each year's winner in the UT-UK rivalry, was not on the field. At halftime Kentucky governor Bert Combs led a somber memorial service and the two university bands combined to play the national anthem.

"We went back to the hotel after practice and then went in and played the game the next day," Honea said, recalling the events as we near the 50th anniversary of that day. "Once they said we were going to play, I just tried to block out everything else.

"I was the kind of player who needed to concentrate on what my job was or else I wasn't very good. I didn't really notice much in the crowd or off the field that day. I was just there to do my job. It really hit me after the game, what had happened. That's when it all sank in."

Honea followed his all-star college days by playing one season with the Jets before finishing his career with a two-year stint of semi-pro ball in Richmond, Va.

Today Mr. Honea is a resident of the East Ridge Life Care Center (near Chattanooga) where he holds the title of unofficial "Mayor".
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2013, 08:01:28 am
... UF big Marreese Speights?

The Golden State Warriors and Marreese Speights have reached an agreement on a free agent contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said Monday.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because teams can't announce moves until the new league year begins Wednesday.

The 25-year-Speights was drafted 16th overall out of Florida by Philadelphia in 2008. He has averaged 7.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in his first five NBA seasons. (http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20130708/WIRE/130709675/1189)
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Post by: jbcarol on July 10, 2013, 12:00:42 pm
... State PG Leland Noyal Mitchell

MSU alumnus and “Game of Change” guard Leland Noyal Mitchell, 72, died Saturday [July 6] at his residence in Starkville. A real estate developer with interests in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, he was a member of Mississippi State’s M-Club Hall of Fame.

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday [July 10], from 5-7 p.m., at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday [July 11], at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Welch Funeral Home, and burial will be in Memorial Garden Park Cemetery.

Mitchell, played basketball at MSU under Babe McCarthy during the early 1960's and was an All-Southeastern Conference honoree in 1963, a season in which the university lost to eventual national champion Loyola University Chicago in the NCAA regional semifinals. That game ranks among MSU's and the state’s finest hours both in athletics and racial reconciliation. Until this time, the team had been prohibited from participating in the NCAA Tournament because of the possibility of playing a team with African-American players. However, after being invited in 1963, the team defied state law and devised a plan to sneak off campus to play in the tournament.

Mitchell later said, "We wanted to play. We had just won the SEC championship for the third year in a row and we hadn't been allowed to play in the NCAA Tournament the past two years. For us the biggest thing was getting the opportunity to play in the tournament because it was something we felt we deserved. It was much more than a basketball game. We were making history. We were ambassadors for the South, though none of us realized it at the time."

He went on to be drafted by the Dallas Cowboys football team and also was drafted to play basketball by the St. Louis Hawks. He spent the 1967-68 season in the American Basketball Association as a member of the New Orleans Buccaneers. It has been said that "Leland was one of the best basketball players ever produced by the State of Mississippi.”

http://www.msstate.edu/web/media/announcement.php?id=1709
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 11, 2013, 10:42:44 pm
... Former LSU and NFL running back Cecil Collins?

Former LSU and NFL running back Cecil Collins could be freed from prison after more than 13 years, following a Baton Rouge judge's ruling Thursday that cleared the path for him to be released on bond.

Collins had been released from a Florida prison May 1 after his 13-and-a-half-year term for a burglary in Miami. He was then extradited to Louisiana, since he had committed the crime in Florida while on probation in Louisiana. (http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2013/07/former_lsu_star_cecil_collins.html)

"The Diesel" was dismissed from LSU after a couple of charges of illegally entering dwellings "just to watch her sleep".  He found a home at McNeese State before Jimmy Johnson drafted him to the Dolphins.  He had almost made it through his first NFL season when he committed burglary that brought the charge for which he is being released.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2013, 07:33:38 am
... the SEC lead guard who could only be stopped by Tubby Smith?

During a youth basketball summer camp in his native Lousiville, Kentucky, someone asked Rajon about his status with the Celtics. Rondo told his camp attendees “I’ll never play for the Miami Heat.”  (http://dimemag.com/2013/07/rajon-rondo-says-i-will-never-play-for-the-miami-heat)

Rondo's Yukon Denali on campus was differentiated from current UNC player PJ "Sad" Hairston.  Rondo claimed his was supplied by a pre-existing relationship with former UK player Derek Anderson.  No word on whether Hairston had a pre-existing relationship with Fats Thomas. (http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2013-07-12/pj-hairston-police-report-fats-thomas-car-rentals-unc-basketball-tar-heels)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2013, 01:42:17 pm
... the SEC's basketball equivalent to "The Blind Side" story?

Peter Parker memories and a new start for Eric Bledsoe (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/07/eric_bledsoe_talks_parker_memo.html)

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In town for Friday night's Earl Bennett Celebrity Basketball Game, Parker alum and NBA star guard Eric Bledsoe talked about things both old and new.

"I usually get back here every Summer, but not much more than that," Bledsoe said. "I'm hoping to get back here more in the future, though, and maybe do a clinic next Summer."

Bledsoe had been with the Los Angeles Clippers since the 2010 season. His off-season trade to the Phoenix Suns has been viewed generally as a real shot in the arm to a team that needs star power.

Bledsoe said that he is looking forward to the new season.

"I have some really great memories with the Clippers organization," he said, "but this is a new start."

A shy, understated Bledsoe had one of the great quotes at a college choice press conference. Asked what he would do if John Wall also committed (they both played lead guard), Bledsoe replied that, "he would Wall would get  stuff  right."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: chiefhawg on July 14, 2013, 02:11:05 pm
... the SEC lead guard who could only be stopped by Tubby Smith?

During a youth basketball summer camp in his native Lousiville, Kentucky, someone asked Rajon about his status with the Celtics. Rondo told his camp attendees “I’ll never play for the Miami Heat.”  (http://dimemag.com/2013/07/rajon-rondo-says-i-will-never-play-for-the-miami-heat)

Rondo's Yukon Denali on campus was differentiated from current UNC player PJ "Sad" Hairston.  Rondo claimed his was supplied by a pre-existing relationship with former UK player Derek Anderson.  No word on whether Hairston had a pre-existing relationship with Fats Thomas. (http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2013-07-12/pj-hairston-police-report-fats-thomas-car-rentals-unc-basketball-tar-heels)
Viewing the third video about Rondo's math genius; Rondo acknowledges that he is hard to coach. He says that he sees things on the court differently than the coach from the sideline etc. He and Doc Rivers matured over the past seven years to be able to work together. Should be an interesting year for Brad Stevens if Rondo remains with the Celtic.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2013, 02:30:24 pm
Viewing the third video about Rondo's math genius; Rondo acknowledges that he is hard to coach. He says that he sees things on the court differently than the coach from the sideline etc. He and Doc Rivers matured over the past seven years to be able to work together. Should be an interesting year for Brad Stevens if Rondo remains with the Celtic.

Stevens did get some experience last season even if last athletic but with a better shot.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2013, 02:46:37 pm
Stevens drove from Indy to Louisville on Thursday and stopped by Rondo’s basketball camp to speak with the lone remaining member of Boston’s 2008 NBA Championship team in person and came away very impressed with the teams PG, who is heading into his 8th NBA season.
 
“I just went down there because I wanted to get a chance to sit down with him,” said Stevens, noting he had returned home to Indianapolis and made the two-hour ride down to Louisville. “We spent quite a bit of time just alone together talking, just learning more about him. I just enjoyed spending time with him and asking him questions, not only about his time with the Celtics but time before. I found him to be really, really intelligent, really, really insightful. I thought he had great ideas. I’m really looking forward to working with him.”
 
In the end I still think Danny Ainge trades Rondo at some point during this season... (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=136682)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 19, 2013, 06:12:36 pm
Browns' Trent Richardson says he's pain-free: 'I'll be full-go' when camp starts (http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2013/07/cleveland_browns_trent_richard_28.html)

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On Tuesday, Richardson conducted a free football camp for 350 kids at his alma mater, Escambia High. He's also spent a lot of time with another Escambia alum, Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith.

"Just being able to learn from him is more than than I can ask for,'' said Richardson. "He's still the NFL's all-time leading rusher right now until somebody goes and gets him. One day, hopefully I'll be the one to go get him.''

No play for Mr. Gray.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2013, 08:30:09 am
... Cap'n Munnerlyn

The workmen hammering away at Murphy High School had a little more diversion today as they went about the task of repairing and restoring the tornado damage the school suffered in December.

They could look down from the rooftop and see 300 or so youngsters scampering around Murphy's practice field, all there for the fourth annual Captain Munnerlyn Football Camp.

With the Carolina Panthers' training camp set to open on Thursday, Munnleryn, a former Murphy High football and track star who's now a cornerback for the NFL team, took a break from his pro preparations to host the free camp. (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/07/captain_munnerlyn_stays_home_f.html)

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"I had to go through a lot of people to have this out here because they're still working on the school," Munnerlyn said. "When the tornado hit, I thought about the people who lost a lot of memories, and I'm glad nobody got hurt, but I said, 'Man, I don't know what I'm going to do with my youth football camp this year.'

"I didn't want to go to McGill and use their field. That's our rival. That would look real bad. I didn't want to go to Ladd Stadium. I wanted to use the field that I practiced on. It always brings flashbacks and memories, so I'm happy I got to do it at Murphy High School."

The youngsters worked with position coaches on football fundamentals all morning, with Munnerlyn moving from station to station. He leaves Monday for training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., to start his fifth season with the Panthers.

"I'm just giving back to the community," Munnerlyn said. "It's something I do every year. I come home and put on this football camp, just to show the kids something different and show them that they can make it and just talk to them about life and let them know education is the big key to life. Everybody is not going to make it to where I made it, and you have to get your education.

"I didn't have that when I was younger..."

In the warmup for the field work, Munnerlyn emphasized three messages to the youngsters - "keep God first," "hit the books" and "be careful who you stay around."

"I weighed 3 pounds when I was born," Munnerlyn told the group. "I was premature. I don't suppose to be here. That's why when you see me, I'm always smiling.

"When someone tells you you're too small, you're not smart enough, just press on. You keep working. You can do it. Look at me."

The Cap'n was also careful to remind the youngsters that NFL can stand for "Not For Long".
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 26, 2013, 09:54:30 am
... Ryan Swope?

Early retirement

The Arizona Cardinals on Thursday placed former Texas A&M receiver Ryan Swope on the reserve/retired list because of concussion issues on the eve of the Caardinals opening fall camp.

“We knew Ryan has a concussion history in college and understood that it could possibly be an issue,” said Arizona general manager Steve Keim on the team’s website. “But weighing all the elements – the medical information available, the particular position in the draft – it was a decision we were comfortable making.

“As it turned out, he had a setback after he got here. Over the course of the subsequent evaluations, we all decided that Ryan’s long-term well-being was the number-one priority and this was the best course to take.”

The reserve/retired list is used by teams to place retiring players in a position where should they should choose to return to the NFL, the team would still have the rights to them.

Swope was timed at 4.35 seconds in the NFL Combine.

“As a result of a concussion I suffered during OTAs, I was advised by doctors that there were serious risks in returning to play football at this point,” Swope said in a statement released by his agent. “It has been a lifelong dream to play in the NFL but my long-term health interests outweigh my current goals for football. Because of that, I am electing to retire from the game for now and and then reassess my future after this season. In the meantime, I plan to return to Texas A&M to pursue my degree.

“I want to thank the Arizona Cardinals organization for the opportunity and their support. I wish the team much success this season.” (http://www.aggiesports.com/football/article_b727cdc6-f5ad-11e2-ab27-001a4bcf887a.html)

Another valid reason to leave after the junior season.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 29, 2013, 11:11:02 am
... Erik Ainge?

Former University of Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge was arrested Sunday morning on a drunken driving charge.

An officer spotted Ainge in a 2014 GMC Sierra at 1:13 a.m. allegedly swerving in and out of the middle lane of traffic on Interstate 40 West near the West Hills exit... (http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/jul/28/former-vol-qb-erik-ainge-arrested-dui-charge)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2013, 07:32:02 am
... Dallas Owens

UK DB during their greatest season since The Bear died of brain tumors. He was 56.

Though banned from a post-season bowl by NCAA probation in 1977, Fran Curci's Wildcats went 10-1 and became the only Kentucky football squad ever to compile an undefeated SEC record (6-0). Yet that UK football season to remember actually got off to a rocky start. That is, until Cats defensive back Dallas Owens made a single play in State College, Pa.

On Oct. 1, 1977, Owens was the UK strong safety in Beaver Stadium as the Cats fell behind No. 4 Penn State 10-0.

"That damn thing was going downhill, and it was going downhill fast," Derrick Ramsey, the 1977 UK quarterback, recalled. "Then Dallas made the play that changed everything."

"They sent Cefalo in motion," Owens said in a 1998 interview. "We were so well-prepared, when I saw that, I knew what play they were running, I knew they were going to throw it to him in the flat. So I just stepped in front of him and (Fusina) threw me the ball." Owens took the pick 23 yards to the house. The touchdown not only launched UK to a 24-20 comeback victory over Joe Paterno. It seemed to alter the arc of Kentucky's entire season.


http://www.kentucky.com/2013/07/29/2739596/mark-story-dallas-owens-and-the.html
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2013, 08:50:36 pm
... Bobby Crespino

Bobby Crespino, a football star at Ole Miss in the late 1950s and early 1960s who later played eight seasons in the NFL, has died, the school announced Tuesday.

Crespino died Monday at Emory University hospital in Atlanta following a lengthy illness. He was 75.

A native of Duncan, Miss., and a star at Greenville High, Crespino lettered at receiver and defensive back for coach John Vaught from 1958-60, during which the Rebels went 29-3-1, won three bowl games and shared in two national championships. As a senior in 1960, he recorded 30 receptions for 408 yards and four touchdowns, catching passes from All-America quarterback Jake Gibbs. (http://blog.gulflive.com/mississippi-press-sports/2013/07/ole_miss_football_legend_bobby.html)

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He was drafted in the first round (No. 10 overall) by the Cleveland Browns and played three seasons there, before finishing his career with five seasons with the New York Giants.

Crespino was active in the NFL Players Association during his time in pro football, and spent 20 years as an alderman in Macon following his retirement.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 31, 2013, 02:01:02 pm
... Terrence Jones

Just for fun he said, "Get a job."  That's just the way it is. Some things'll never change... Ah, don't you believe it.

KATU in Portland, Oregon: Terrence Jones was arrested at 2 a.m. Wednesday morning after police said he yelled at a homeless man and stomped on his leg. The former Cat and current Houston Rocket was charged with harassment...

Terrence Jones’ mugshot from the Multnomah County Jail
http://kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=137749
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 31, 2013, 10:25:57 pm
... Riley Cooper

Riley Cooper apologizes for racial slur at Kenny Chesney concert (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/22953734/riley-cooper-apologizes-for-racial-slur-at-kenny-chesney-concert)

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Cooper wasn't the only one forced to apologize -- Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said the team was "shocked and appalled" by Cooper's comments and stated that Cooper "has been fined" for the video.

“We are shocked and appalled by Riley Cooper's words," Lurie said in a statement. "This sort of behavior or attitude from anyone has no role in a civil society. He has accepted responsibility for his words and his actions. He has been fined for this incident."

The NFL, obviously, wasn't very happy with the incident either.

BOUNTY ON RILEY
Marcus Vick offers $1G to light up Riley

Mike Vick ‏@MikeVick 2h
Riley's my friend Our relationship is mutual respect. He looked me in the eyes and apologized. I believe in forgiveness and I believe in him
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 01, 2013, 07:33:12 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BQh4-IxCMAEZqWT.jpg)
https://twitter.com/johnbreech

Matthew Dutton ‏@mattd12 10h
A preacher, a murderer, and a racist walk into a bar. Bartender says "Welcome back, 2008 Gators' Offense!" #2ndDraftJoke
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: Inhogswetrust on August 01, 2013, 08:05:07 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BQh4-IxCMAEZqWT.jpg)
https://twitter.com/johnbreech

Matthew Dutton ‏@mattd12 10h
A preacher, a murderer, and a racist walk into a bar. Bartender says "Welcome back, 2008 Gators' Offense!" #2ndDraftJoke

That is funny how you got all three of the players you were referring to in that one picture!
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 09, 2013, 01:15:24 pm
... former UK OC and Texas Tech HC and current WSU HC Mike Leach's lawsuit

LUBBOCK -- A judge is preparing to grant summary judgment in favor of Craig James, ESPN Inc. and a public relations firm in lawsuits brought against them by football coach Mike Leach after he was fired by Texas Tech.

Leach attorney Stephen Heninger said Thursday that the judge sent letters to attorneys, asking defense attorneys to draw up an order for summary judgment in the cases. Heninger said Leach would appeal once the judge rules.

Texas Tech fired Leach in December 2009 amid accusations he mistreated James' son...

http://espn.go.com/college-football
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 10, 2013, 08:39:15 am
... that different kind of one-n-done, a graduated player poached from mid-major with one year of eligibility remaining.

What's next for Julius Mays?

Former Kentucky guard Julius Mays has accepted a deal to play overseas in Italy. Mays will be playing for Mobyt Ferrara, which competes in the championship Legadue Silver. Mays is expected to play point guard.

Mays was one of the bright spots in a disappointing 2012-13 season. After transferring to Kentucky to obtain a graduate degree, Mays averaged 9.3 points and hit a team-best 65 3-pointers. Though he joined the team for just one season, he immediately became one of the team’s leaders.

Following the season, Mays earned a spot at a pre-NBA Draft combine, where he scored 17 points and dished out six assists in just two quarters of play.

After watching Mays shine at the point guard position, Coach Cal joked that he should have played Mays at point guard last year. (http://www.coachcal.com/23229/2013/08/mays-agrees-to-deal-to-play-overseas)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 14, 2013, 09:03:20 pm
... Auburn walk-on golfer Jason Dufner

Dufner hopes acorns collected at PGA Championship can one day be oaks at Toomer's Corner (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/08/jason_dufner_hopes_acorns_coll.html)

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"That would be nice, if they're up to it. It's an idea," Dufner said. "I know we've got some time before we can actually plant something in that area, but I think that would be pretty cool. But that's probably pretty selfish on my part, too. Maybe it'll be an option."

(http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/amanda-dufner-jason-butt-pat-pga-championship.gif)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2013, 09:19:36 am
... Barkevious Mingo

Mingo, a former LSU star, was hospitalized Thursday night after suffering a bruised lung in the Browns' 24-6 preseason victory over Detroit.

Though held in the hospital overnight, Mingo (6-4, 240), the No. 6 overall pick in April's NFL draft, reportedly jogged into the tunnel after being injured.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/08/cleveland_browns_barkevious_mi.html
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 20, 2013, 08:50:20 pm
... former UGa and UK coach Tubby Smith.

(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/tubby.gif)

You don't want to be where you're tolerated," he said, "but where you're celebrated."

Smith is starting anew at Texas Tech after being fired at Minnesota earlier this year. "There's a shelf life everywhere," he said. (http://www.kentucky.com/2013/08/20/2776958/tubby-smith-discusses-kentucky.html)

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When Tubby Smith left Kentucky for Minnesota in 2007, he said the move would take him where he was wanted. On Monday, in reacting to the announcement that he will be among this year's inductees into the UK Athletic Hall of Fame, he offered a clarification.

"I didn't mean it that way," he said when reminded of the inference that UK did not want him to remain as basketball coach. He noted the distinction between feeling wanted and feeling needed. It was not necessarily that he felt unwanted by UK. After 10 seasons as Kentucky coach, he sensed that Minnesota had a greater need for his talents.

"I tell recruits it's just as important to be needed as wanted," Smith said. "You have to make that determination. How much are you valued? ...

"I always felt comfortable (at UK). It was just time for a change. I miss the folks there."

At Tech, Smith follows another former UK coach, Billy Gillispie. Of course, Minnesota hired Richard Pitino, the son of yet another former UK coach, to replace Smith.

"A strange scenario," he said. "(Texas Tech) is a good opportunity for me. I can use my whole skill set."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 24, 2013, 06:58:32 pm
... Demarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins camp drills Mobile youngsters in basketball fundamentals

"I'm big on giving back to the kids, especially underprivileged kids," Cousins said, "because at one point, I was that kid. Whenever I have the opportunity to do something like this, I'm going to do it.

"I was one of these kids at one point, and I wish I had had something like this. So we're giving them a chance to be a part of something like this, and that's a good thing.

"To this day, I'm still always around here, so I know the kids in this neighborhood. I see myself walking around all the time."

Hughley told the campers of Cousins: "He didn't do this for him, he didn't do this for money because he doesn't want to have to be in front of a camera. It if were up to him, he'd do this and sneak out the back door."
 (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/08/demarcus_cousins_camp_drills_m.html)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 24, 2013, 10:15:46 pm
... Dale Ellis

The Vols will run Dale Ellis’ number 14 jersey to the rafters in front of a rabid, partisan crowd, and a national television audience. The game against Vandy is set to be shown on one of the ESPN networks.

Ellis was a two-time All-American and SEC player of the year, back-to-back in the 1982 and 1983 seasons (http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/24/vols-will-retire-dale-ellis-jersey-at-vandy-game)

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Ellis’ tally of 2,065 points with the Vols would have been considerably higher had a 3-point line existed at the time. He made 1,719 3-pointers in his NBA career, ninth-most all-time.

(http://media.govolsxtra.com/media/img/photos/2009/02/17/100years16_asb_t300.JPG)
Ellis named to Vol All-Century Team in 2009 (http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2013/aug/24/vols-retire-dale-ellis-jersey-march-1)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 31, 2013, 11:44:08 am
Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 2h
Patriots released Tim Tebow.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 17, 2013, 12:17:31 pm
... Richie Farmer

Richie Farmer has entered a guilty plea to government corruption charges in a deal with prosecutors.

The former University of Kentucky basketball star-turned-politician faces about two years in prison for misdeeds while serving as the state's agriculture commissioner.

Appearing Friday morning in U.S. District Court, Farmer apologized for letting down the people of Kentucky.

Farmer was a shooting guard for the Wildcats in 1988-92 and played for the UK team known as "The Unforgettables." His jersey hangs in the rafters at Rupp Arena.

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/9668766/ex-kentucky-wildcats-hoops-star-richie-farmer-pleads-guilty-corruption-case

Former Pelphrey teammate had the former Arkansas coach doing commercials for Kentucky produced farm products in the late aughts.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 22, 2013, 05:12:30 pm
... RC Slocum

Former A&M coach R.C. Slocum has been selected to receive the Bear Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award.

Slocum is set to receive the award at an event in Houston in January. (http://www.statesman.com/weblogs/12th-word-tamu/2013/sep/16/slocum-receive-bear-bryant-award)

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The coaching lifetime achievement award was created in 2000. It is presented to a coach who has brought honor and sportsmanship to college football.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 27, 2013, 12:32:08 pm
... Maudrecus Humphrey

UAB receiver Maudrecus Humphrey will not be eligible to play this season.

Humphrey is eligible to remain on financial aid and practice this year, the school said. The Hoover native started his career at Arkansas for two seasons, leaving and not playing anywhere last year before signing with UAB in February.

UAB athletics director Brian Mackin made the announcement on Friday morning.

"Obviously, we are disappointed for Maudrecus and his family that he will not be able to play this season," Mackin said. "The issue with his eligibility was one that was addressed internally and through standard NCAA procedures. We have recently learned that the NCAA's review determined that Maudrecus will not be eligible this season. We look forward to him continuing to be a part of our football program."

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/09/uab_receiver_maudrecus_humphre_1.html
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 08, 2013, 01:59:40 pm
... Julio Jones

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that the Falcons fear receiver Julio Jones will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury suffered on Monday night. Jones will get a second opinion, but the first medical opinion provided grim news.

Jones is one of the bright spots in a disappointing season for the Falcons, leading the team with 41 catches for 580 yards. (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/10/08/falcons-fear-julio-jones-lost-for-season)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 09, 2013, 07:43:01 am
... Reggie Johnson?

McGee had enough with UAB's poor defensive showing. UAB allowed 481 yards per game, last in the conference and 41.4 points per game, second-to-last.

So McGee made a change, demoting defensive coordinator Reggie Johnson and promoting inside linebackers and assistant head coach Jimmy Williams.

The first game of the Jimmy Williams era is on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. against an FIU team that's last in the conference in every offensive category.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/10/uab_head_coach_garrick_mcgee_s_6.htm
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 20, 2013, 04:12:46 pm
... Kidd-Gilchrist

Kidd-Gilchrist, a key player for UK's 2012 national championship team, acknowledges the disappointment of his rookie season. He averaged 9.0 points and 5.8 rebounds. Not bad, but nothing to put him contention for NBA Rookie of the Year.

"I was disappointed in myself," Kidd-Gilchrist said at the Bobcats' media day earlier this month. "It wasn't the losses. I like all my teammates and we bonded a lot. I was mad at myself. I set goals and I didn't reach any of the goals that I set. All my life I did that and last year I didn't reach one goal."

Kidd-Gilchrist set the goal of being Rookie of the Year. He didn't even make the NBA's all-rookie first team.

Kidd-Gilchrist has been working on his perimeter shooting, one of his most noticeable shortcomings last season. After not shooting well in a Las Vegas-based summer league, he began working on his shot with Bobcats assistant coach Mark Price. A sharpshooter for Georgia Tech and then in the NBA, Price looked to improve MKG's footwork and "fix" a hitch in the delivery and an occasional case of side-spin.

"He started with my footwork and from there it was just shooting the ball a lot," Kidd-Gilchrist told the Charlotte Observer. "I'm ready to shoot it at all times."

No surprise that MKG has diligently worked on his shooting. "I'm committed to him and he's committed to me," he said of the work with Price.

Through five games of this NBA pre-season, Kidd-Gilchrist has made only 32.1 percent of his shots and 55.6 percent of his free throws. (http://www.kentucky.com/2013/10/19/2884859/uk-basketball-notebook-for-harrison.html)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 21, 2013, 10:00:24 pm
... Sam Montgomery

Coach Gary Kubiak was in no mood Monday to disclose what team rules running back Cierre Wood, outside linebacker Willie Jefferson and defensive end Sam Montgomery violated that caused him to place them on waivers.

“I won’t discuss team rules,” Kubiak said.

A person with knowledge of the situation said the three rookies violated team rules at the Texans’ hotel in Kansas City on Saturday night. They were sent home and placed on the inactive list for the 17-16 loss to the Chiefs.

It’s the first time Kubiak has waived anyone for a violation of one of his rules.

“I feel like they wasted a big opportunity,” outside linebacker Brooks Reed said. “I’m sure they’re realizing it right now. It’s crazy and unfortunate because they had a great opportunity here to be successful.

“They just didn’t get it. I don’t understand why someone would do that to themselves.”

The decision to make Wood inactive for the game hurt the team because running backs Arian Foster (hamstring) and Ben Tate (ribs) suffered injuries. Wood would have received a lot of playing time. (http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2013/10/source-texans-waive-rookies-due-to-violations-of-team-rules)

Montgomery was a third-round pick. He began as an outside linebacker from LSU but was moved to defensive end. He had been inactive for every game this season.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 31, 2013, 06:42:56 pm
... Geno Atkins

Atkins, 25, was First Team All-Pro last season. In training camp he signed the most lucrative contract extension for a defensive tackle in league history: five years, $55 million. Patriots coach Bill Belichick said that if the 2010 NFL draft was held again, Atkins—who went in the fourth round out of Georgia that year—would “probably be the first pick.” If so, that means Atkins is held in higher esteem than Lions tackle Ndamukong Suh, who is also a three-technique (pass-rushing standout who plays on the outside shoulder of the guard) and went second overall in ’10. (http://mmqb.si.com/2013/10/31/geno-atkins-cincinnati-bengals)

From Geno Atkins Senior Season bio at UGa:

"Appeared in all 13 games making three starts..."

****

Atkins tore his ACL in the Bengals Thursday night overtime loss in Miami.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 03, 2013, 06:48:05 pm
... Zac Stacy

Jim ThomasVerified account@jthom1
How about that? The Rams finally have their first rushing TD _ Zac Stacy 3-yard run over left guard. Rams 7, Titans 7.


Dani Wex ‏@DaniWex 6h
You can't trust a guy with two first names but Zac Stacy can have the ball every down if I'm concerned. #stlrams #tennessee


Some use "Anderson" as a first name.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 05, 2013, 07:45:32 pm
... former South Carolina RB Kenny Miles


What was initially believed to be an armed robbery and shooting involving former Gamecocks running back Kenny Miles is now a mystery.

According to Sheriff Leon Lett, the report that Miles gave to authorities Monday afternoon has proven to be untrue. Lott made the revelation during a news conference at sheriff's department headquarters Tuesday afternoon.

"The only thing that I can verify to you is that Kenny Miles has been shot," said Lott. "We do not have an armed robber running around in the Dutch Fork or St. Andrews area. His ring and his watch were not stolen yesterday."

Lott said his department's investigation along with some sort of confession from Miles proved the initial report of a robbery to be false.

"I'm not real happy with the resources and time that we spent on this case chasing false leads," said Lott. "We wasted a lot of time and manpower." (http://www.wistv.com/story/23875162/sheriff-how-kenny-miles-got-shot-is-a-mystery)

Miles led the team in rushing as a redshirt freshman. He took a back seat to Marcus Lattimore until Lattimore's horrific and real knee injury last fall.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 07, 2013, 04:31:54 pm
... former Bama QB Coach Ken Meyer

GULF SHORES, Alabama - Ken Meyer described his former boss, Paul "Bear" Bryant, as a disciplinarian. The most famous example of Bryant's discipline - the suspension of quarterback Joe Namath for the final two games of Alabama's 1963 season - was felt acutely by Meyer. He was Namath's position coach.

Meyer said he got the news of Namath's suspension from Bryant at an early morning meeting.

"He came in and said, 'Coaches, I've suspended Joe,'" Meyer said. "He didn't have to have any other name. He never said why. I'll tell you right now: I'll never know exactly why because he never said it and I never asked.

"He said, 'I've already suspended Joe, but I want to get your opinions.' Well ..."

Meyer said Bryant asked all the assistants what they thought, and one suggestion was that Bryant let Namath's teammates decide if he should be suspended.

"He practically laughed at that one," Meyer said. "Forget it."

Fast forward to the 2013 season and Alabama's opponent on Saturday, LSU: Tigers coach Les Miles came under criticism during the preseason for allowing suspended running back Jeremy Hill back on the team.

After Namath's suspension, Bryant and Meyer turned their attention to getting backup Steve Sloan up to speed...

Meyer said he remembered the way that Bryant described Namath before his first spring practice as a Crimson Tide assistant.

"He said, 'We got a sophomore quarterback that ain't too bad. He's coming along pretty good,'" Meyer said. "That was Joe Namath. 'Yeah, I think he's going to be pretty good.' I said, 'He sure is.'"

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/11/bryant_practically_laughed_at.html

Meyer went on to a long career as an assistant and briefly as a head coach in the NFL. He coached Namath again with the Jets.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 12, 2013, 05:34:15 pm
... former South Carolina RB Kenny Miles


What was initially believed to be an armed robbery and shooting involving former Gamecocks running back Kenny Miles is now a mystery.

According to Sheriff Leon Lett, the report that Miles gave to authorities Monday afternoon has proven to be untrue. Lott made the revelation during a news conference at sheriff's department headquarters Tuesday afternoon.

"The only thing that I can verify to you is that Kenny Miles has been shot," said Lott. "We do not have an armed robber running around in the Dutch Fork or St. Andrews area. His ring and his watch were not stolen yesterday."

Lott said his department's investigation along with some sort of confession from Miles proved the initial report of a robbery to be false.

"I'm not real happy with the resources and time that we spent on this case chasing false leads," said Lott. "We wasted a lot of time and manpower." (http://www.wistv.com/story/23875162/sheriff-how-kenny-miles-got-shot-is-a-mystery)

Miles led the team in rushing as a redshirt freshman. He took a back seat to Marcus Lattimore until Lattimore's horrific and real knee injury last fall.

Authorities say former South Carolina running back Kenny Miles shot himself in the arm last week in a parking lot, lied to officers and now will be charged with filing a false police report.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lett said Tuesday that he will not speculate why Miles shot himself...  (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9966831/sheriff-former-south-carolina-gamecocks-player-kenny-miles-shot-arm)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2013, 07:30:55 pm
...Big Baby

The Orlando Magic say they have fined forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis an undisclosed amount after he threw a front desk computer keyboard while at a local motel early Saturday. (http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/sbb-live)

Syan Rhodes@SyanRhodes
Orlando Magic announce they've fined Glen "Big Baby" Davis and "undisclosed amount" after his meltdown at a local motel last weekend.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2013, 08:39:20 pm
Andy Shain ‏@AndyShain 12 Nov
Kenny Miles shooting story updated with statements from the former Gamecock running back http://www.thestate.com/2013/11/12/3093713/sheriff-holding-afternoon-press.html …

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“Last week I made a big mistake by not being up front about how the shooting occurred. I was not involved in any criminal activity. However, I was scared and worried how my actions would be perceived. I only made matters worse by not telling the truth. I make no excuses for my behavior.

“I would like to apologize to Sheriff Leon Lott and the entire Richland County Sheriff’s Department; my employer, The Office of the Attorney General; my team mates and coaches; The University of South Carolina community; friends, family; fans; and anyone else I’ve disappointed.

“I appreciate the support and prayers of the Gamecock Nation. I want you to know that I do not take your support lightly or for granted. I only hope that you will forgive me and allow me to earn your trust back over time.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 20, 2013, 07:44:15 pm
... a Pouncey twin

Mike Pouncey missed Sunday's game with what he called food poisoning and enjoyed the game with Incognito.

Martin's attorneys claim Pouncey is either an eyewitness or accomplish to the alleged mistreatment doled out by Incognito. (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24250861/pouncey-returns-to-team-says-he-watched-dolphins-game-with-incognito)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 21, 2013, 07:40:34 am
... Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon is at a new school with a new chance, but he still knows the Missouri football schedule and can talk to you all day about his old school. He talks to guys from that old life, too. Even some who are still there. Former teammates. Staffers. Even the head coach.

Dixon is here at Memphis, a key player on a nationally ranked basketball team with a second chance that took six months, three athletic directors, two universities and a team of lawyers to vet. He made mistakes at Mizzou. Mistakes he knows he must own. But he’s different now, he says. Better understands the privilege of playing college basketball, for example. Has a steady girlfriend, which is a big change...

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/11/20/4636870/michael-dixon-says-hes-matured.html
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 23, 2013, 10:41:11 am
the day the games were quiet?

(http://media.govolsxtra.com/media/img/photos/2013/11/21/690912_t607.JPG)
News-Sentinel: 24 hours after the JFK assassination Tennessee played UK in Lexington.
H/T: govolsxtra (http://www.govolsxtra.com)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 25, 2013, 07:54:05 am
... keeping little brother in their place

Scarblog: There will never be another Iron Bowl like 1989 (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/11/there_will_never_be_another_ir.html)

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To borrow Pat Dye's historical parallel, the day Alabama played football in Auburn for the first time was this state's less violent but no less political fall of the Berlin Wall.

"What made me think of the Berlin Wall was the look in people's eyes as we walked down the street during Tiger Walk," Dye said in 1999 on the 10-year anniversary of both historic occasions.

"The hunger, the relief, the expression they had on their faces. I never saw anybody when the wall came down, but I imagined that they'd have the same look as those Auburn people that had been freed and let out of exile."

The emotion that cold day was so raw, vivid and visible that several Auburn players, including a pickup truck of a tailback in James Joseph, hyperventilated during the pregame Tiger Walk. Inside Jordan-Hare Stadium, the gray sky turned blue with the mist of shakers shaken with such force they turned into confetti launchers.

"They were shaking those damn shakers so hard it was like a blue smoke, a blue fog, rising up out of the stadium," Dye said.

(http://imgick.al.com/home/bama-media/width620/img/sports_impact/photo/1989-ib-final-scoreboardjpg-66e8605d78afd4d6.jpg)
Birmingham News Archive
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Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2013, 12:10:06 pm
... former Auburn walk-on golfer, Jason Dufner

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 43m
No luck: Jason Dufner petitions wife, Tiger Woods to see SEC title game instead of playing golf http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/12/no_luck_jason_dufner_petitions.html …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2013, 08:03:50 pm
... A Jeffrey

NFL ‏@nfl 1 Dec
Alshon Jeffrey hauls in one of the sickest TDs you'll see in 2013.

MUST-SEE: http://on.nfl.com/188HeeR


He's slimmed down some.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 05, 2013, 07:29:17 pm
... Jerod Mayo

Whether during his time as a Tennessee Vol or now that he's with the New England Patriots, Jerod Mayo has gotten used to his last name being a play on words...

Now, Mayo is cashing in on it, launching a line of flavored mayonnaise products at PLBSports.com, which bills itself as a place to find athlete-themed food items. (http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2013/dec/05/former-vol-mayo-launches-line-mayo)

(http://media.govolsxtra.com/media/img/photos/2013/12/05/jerod-s-all-pro-mayo-4_t607.jpg)
Jerod Mayo's mayo, as seen on www.PLBSports.com
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2013, 04:00:19 pm
... CJ Watson

After defeating the Utah Jazz on Wednesday and improving their record to an NBA-best 17-2, the Indiana Pacers had themselves a night from hell. It all started when the team’s flight from Salt Lake City to San Antonio was forced to land in Houston because of nasty weather.

From Houston, the Pacers boarded a bus that was supposed to take them on a three-hour ride to San Antonio. Then the bus broke down.

The icing on the cake? Backup guard CJ Watson somehow got himself stuck in the bathroom on the bus during the journey.  (http://larrybrownsports.com/basketball/pacers-cj-watson-stuck-in-bus-bathroom/212838)

He's getting paid.

David Benner @PacersDMB
Made it to What-a-burger and greeted by this. Now now how Griswold's felt. Sorry, Moose says park closed.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BauWxe-CUAAiWjN.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 09, 2013, 10:59:49 am
... Honey Badger

Bruce Feldman ‏@BFeldmanCBS 15h
RT @ProFootballTalk Bruce Arians: Tyrann Mathieu "appears" to have torn ACL
http://wp.me/p14QSB-9m5M  #LSU
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 12, 2013, 01:33:56 pm
... former SEC Bad Boy whose heart grew 10-12 sizes bigger that day

ABC News 10: Sacramento Kings Center DeMarcus Cousins treated more than 100 kids to a shopping spree at the Natomas Walmart Tuesday evening. More than 100 volunteers, from the Kings and Wells Fargo, helped the kids spend their $150 on clothes, toys and anything their hearts desired. The kids come from low-income backgrounds and are part of various organizations across Sacramento. Cousins walked around the store with some of the children, took pictures with others and treated them all to some food...

http://www.news10.net/news/photo-gallery.aspx
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 15, 2013, 09:27:15 pm
... Vol basketball star Dyron Nix is dead at 46.

Nix had been recently hospitalized for pneumonia...

Nix ranks eighth on UT’s all-time scoring chart, with 1,877 points from 1985-89.

He led the SEC in rebounding in 1986-87 as a sophomore at 10.1 per game.

Then he led the league in scoring as a junior in 1987-88 at 22.2 points a game. (http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2013/dec/15/former-tennessee-basketball-star-dyron-nix-dies)

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“I can honestly say Dyron was one of the most dynamic players I ever coached,’’ former UT coach Don DeVoe said Sunday night.

Following Nix’s senior year, he was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets but lasted only one year in the NBA, playing for the Indiana Pacers.

Nix then went overseas and enjoyed a lucrative, decade-long career, mostly in Spain.

He had made the Atlanta area his home since retiring from basketball in 2000.

Nix was a natural selection to the Vols’ All-Century team in 2009.

Nix had been married to Shawn Moore, a track athlete he met at UT.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2013, 01:34:11 pm
(http://media.govolsxtra.com/media/img/photos/2013/12/16/nix1_t607.JPG)
Nix 1967-2013  media.govolsxtra.com
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2013, 01:41:23 pm
...  former SEC athletes being named SI Sportsman of the Year

Peyton Manning becomes the first former SEC athlete to get the honor as a pro athlete.

Pat Summitt was co-winner in 2011.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 21, 2013, 01:51:32 pm
... Vandy 3-point bomber and 2008 SEC Player of the Year, Shan Foster

Shan Foster paces in front of a classroom filled with fifth-graders and tosses out vocabulary words such as gross income, deductions, scarcity and surplus.

“Everything comes with a price,” says Foster, a former Vanderbilt University basketball player who teaches at Intrepid College Prep charter school in Antioch. “Very little in this world is free.”

'It takes discipline'
That type of decision-making — want versus need, now versus later — is the focus of Foster’s class.

“The major challenge is just bringing it down to their level in a way they can understand it,” Foster said... (http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131219/LIFE05/312190018)

(http://cmsimg.tennessean.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=DN&Date=20131219&Category=LIFE05&ArtNo=312190018&Ref=AR&MaxW=300&Border=0&It-s-never-too-soon-teach-kids-dollars-sense)
Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Foster played overseas until last season when he was with the Bakersfield team in the NBA D-League.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2013, 04:25:01 pm
... Vandy's Jeff Taylor

he Charlotte Bobcats have lost small forward Jeff Taylor for the season after he suffered a rupture of his right Achilles tendon...

aylor, in his second NBA season, was averaging 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds. He became a starter eight games ago after teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a broken left hand in a Dec. 3 road loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

With Taylor and Kidd-Gilchrist both out, the Bobcats’ alternatives at small forward are Anthony Tolliver and newcomer Chris Douglas(Dougey)-Roberts. The Bobcats can also go small, moving shooting guard Gerald Henderson to small forward in certain situations. (http://blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba/2013/12/charlotte-bobcats-jeff-taylor-lost-for-the-season-with-achilles-rupture.html)

Taylor's Vandy team beat Kidd-Gilchrist's UK team in the 2012 SEC tournament finals.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2013, 11:53:45 pm
... Vandy QB Jay Cutler

NFL on ESPN ‏@ESPNNFL 2h
Congrats to QB Jay Cutler on becoming the Chicago Bears all-time leader in passing yards.

And then he throws a pick-six.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 23, 2013, 11:20:09 am
... Vol lead guard Rodney Woods

Nothing like this has ever happened before. A high school in Kentucky will name the basketball court and gymnasium for a former Tennessee guard.

“This is special,” said Woods. “They don’t normally put your name on a building until you are dead.” (http://www.shoppernewsnow.com/columnTemplates/west.aspx)

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Rodney Woods was a shooting star at Lone Jack High in Fourmile, Ky., before he ran the floor for Ray Mears’ Volunteers.

He was a coach-in-waiting while in college and has followed that dream for 38 high school seasons, at Powell Valley, Corbin and for 28 years at Wayne County High in Monticello. He will be honored there on Jan. 4. Clinton High will go north to help with the celebration.

Condredge Holloway and Los Angeles Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, former baseball teammates with Woods at UT, are on the guest list.

Woods, 61, is going strong. His career record is 770-375 and he has another fine team. A son, Landry, is a key player. An older son, Peyton, was in a previous group.

Rodney had the best ever season at Lone Jack long before the three-point line. His 1,001 points remain 17th in the Kentucky high school record book. He is still fourth all-time with 416 field goals.

The University of Kentucky showed interest.

“Coach Joe B. Hall came to see me twice.”

Rodney concluded he was a secondary choice, in reserve in case UK missed a primary recruiting target.

“When Coach Mears visited our home, he said if I came to Tennessee as point guard, the Volunteers would lead the Southeastern Conference in scoring.”

That did not match Mears’ reputation for bouncing the ball and slowing the game.

“I took him at his word and it happened. We led the SEC, 1972-75.”

Bernard King and Ernie Grunfeld were factors.

“They teased me about wanting to carry my books to class. They wanted the basketball and I had it.”

Former guard Bill Justus once said Mears was closer to Rodney Woods than any other Volunteer.

He may be Monticello’s most famous citizen.

Mayor Jeffrey Edwards says Woods is a great asset.

“Coach Woods is about more than just wins on the court, although he has plenty of them. He is about getting the most out of his players and preparing them for the future and also helping to bring a community together in the process.”

Bernard King’s “30 for 30” show put Woods back near the spotlight. There was a lot of town talk. In some places, being on TV is still a big deal.

“Some may not have known I played basketball.”

Monticello is in South Central Kentucky near Lake Cumberland and the Tennessee state line.  Lone Jack High is in the Eastern Kentucky mountains near the Kentucky-Tennessee border and closer to Knoxville than Lexington.

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 28, 2013, 11:08:21 am
... Chandler Parsons

Mark Berman@MarkBermanFox26
Chandler Parsons shaved his head to be like his friend 7-year old Patrick who has stage 4 cancer...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 30, 2013, 10:13:38 am
... Marcell Dareus

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 12h
RT @Mark_Heim: Bills bench former Alabama star Marcell Dareus for second straight week for violating team rules. http://tinyurl.com/ndvbq66

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 30, 2013, 11:02:26 pm
... Al Horford

Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 4h
Tough break for Al Horford. Was having All-Star season for Hawks. Done for season due to torn pec.

Horford has had durability issues of late, but when healthy, is one of the most underrated big men in the NBA.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 04, 2014, 07:45:03 pm
... Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker is a savvy arbiter of his own brand name, frequently finding ways to keep his name in the spotlight.

He’s known best as the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner with the beloved University of Georgia Bulldogs. He spent 16 years in pro football. He has dabbled in ballet, track, bobsledding and more recently, mixed martial arts. He runs a Savannah-based food services company appropriately named Renaissance Man. And he opened a restaurant last year in Athens.

Now Walker is back on reality TV, courtesy of the Food Network and its competition show “Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook Off.” This third season, debuting at 9 p.m. Monday, features Walker on Guy Fieri’s team with “SNL” comic Chris Kattan, 1980s pop star Tiffany and early 1990s rapper and current DIY Network reality star Vanilla Ice. Walker is no stranger to this genre: He was on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2009.

Full interview at link (http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/entertainment/television/herschel-walker-shows-off-cooking-skills-on-realit)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2014, 01:45:52 pm
... former Alabama kicker Leigh Tiffin

Tiffin watched the Auburn game on TV and said he's ''sure nobody feels worse today than Cade Foster.'' Tiffin said some criticism comes with the position.

''The cruelty and a lot of the things are said in the heat of the moment after the game,'' said Tiffin, an All-American on the Tide's 2009 national championship team. ''Anybody that plays the position is going to have to take flak when they don't perform up to standards. You've just got to understand that most of the people truly don't have a full appreciation for what's involved in the position.''

Tiffin's toughest game at Alabama might have come in an overtime loss at Arkansas when he was a freshman.

http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/alabama-fans-teammates-rally-around-kicker-cade-foster-120113

Tiffin, the son of former Bama PK Van Tiffin, was assaulted in the wee hours of the morning in downtown Tuscaloosa in May 2009. Injuries to his feet, and right leg were minor and he was not robbed.

Tiffin had a rookie free agent opportunity with the Browns in 2010 but did not make the team.  He received an injury settlement.

His son, Van Leigh Tiffin III turned one this week.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2014, 03:43:22 pm
... Stephen Garcia

Jefferson High School (Tampa, FL) standout joins the Storm
The Tampa Bay Storm acquired quarterback Stephen Garcia, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

“The Storm is always looking for local talent that can make an impact on our roster,” said Gooch.  “Stephen is from the Tampa Bay area and will help add to the level of competition at the quarterback position.”

Garcia (6-foot-3, 230 lbs., South Carolina), a standout at Jefferson H.S. (Tampa, FL), enters his first season in the Arena Football League with the Tampa Bay Storm.  He began his professional football career in 2012 with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

Prior to turning pro, Garcia played four seasons at the University of South Carolina, starting in 35-of-40 games.  He finished his Gamecock career with 7,597 passing yards, 77 rushing yards, and 48 total touchdowns.  Garcia would end his South Carolina career third on the all-time list in passing yardage (7,597), attempts (1,021), completions (589), and passing touchdowns (47).

Garcia prepped at Jefferson and finished his high school career having completed 506-of-821 passes for 8,081 yards and 83 touchdowns.  He would lead the Dragons to a playoff appearance in each season.  Garcia graduated as the all-time Hillsborough County leader in passing yards (8,081), completions (506) and touchdowns (83), and third in the state for career passing yards and sixth in touchdown passes.

http://www.tampabaystorm.com/news/detail/tampa-bay-adds-qb-stephen-garcia

Garcia failed his last South Carolina drug test the same week his grandfather died and he lost his starting job to Connor Shaw in Oct. 2011. He missed one last trip to Fayetteville.

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2014, 10:02:13 am
... Eric Bledsoe

Phoenix Suns announced that Eric Bledsoe will need knee surgery and will be out indefinitely.

Sources tell ESPN that Bledsoe will undergo a procedure to repair cartilage in his right knee after suffering meniscus damage...

Bledsoe had been averaging 18 points (up from 8.5 last season), 5.8 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game...

http://kentuckysportsradio.com/nba-cats/eric-bledsoe-to-have-knee-surgery-out-indefinitely

Bledsoe was one of SEC Basketball's version of "The Blind Side", a player homeless at times, assisted by others and then put under scrutiny for receiving impermissible benefits and grade alteration.

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 11, 2014, 05:24:10 pm
Scott Kennedy ‏@ScoutKennedy 6h
Former #1 WR Dorial Green-Beckham is on the fast track to becoming "Whatever happened to THAT guy?" http://www.columbiatribune.com/blogs/behind_the_stripes/missouri-wr-dorial-green-beckham-arrested/article_04ea4ffa-7ad0-11e3-92e7-0019bb30f31a.html …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2014, 08:25:26 pm
... Spencer Ware

Jacques Doucet ‏@JacquesDoucet 4h
“@KIRO7Maria: “@seattletimes: Seahawks rookie Spencer Ware arrested and booked for driving while intoxicated: http://seati.ms/JSMcDC ” #LSU”

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According to King County Jail booking records, Seattle rookie running back Spencer Ware was arrested and booked for driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning.

Ware is a rookie from LSU who played in the first two games of the season before suffering an ankle injury and being placed on Injured Reserve.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2014, 08:56:12 pm
... Stephen Garcia

Jefferson High School (Tampa, FL) standout joins the Storm
The Tampa Bay Storm acquired quarterback Stephen Garcia, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

“The Storm is always looking for local talent that can make an impact on our roster,” said Gooch.  “Stephen is from the Tampa Bay area and will help add to the level of competition at the quarterback position.”

Garcia (6-foot-3, 230 lbs., South Carolina), a standout at Jefferson H.S. (Tampa, FL), enters his first season in the Arena Football League with the Tampa Bay Storm.  He began his professional football career in 2012 with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

Prior to turning pro, Garcia played four seasons at the University of South Carolina, starting in 35-of-40 games.  He finished his Gamecock career with 7,597 passing yards, 77 rushing yards, and 48 total touchdowns.  Garcia would end his South Carolina career third on the all-time list in passing yardage (7,597), attempts (1,021), completions (589), and passing touchdowns (47).

Garcia prepped at Jefferson and finished his high school career having completed 506-of-821 passes for 8,081 yards and 83 touchdowns.  He would lead the Dragons to a playoff appearance in each season.  Garcia graduated as the all-time Hillsborough County leader in passing yards (8,081), completions (506) and touchdowns (83), and third in the state for career passing yards and sixth in touchdown passes.

http://www.tampabaystorm.com/news/detail/tampa-bay-adds-qb-stephen-garcia

Garcia failed his last South Carolina drug test the same week his grandfather died and he lost his starting job to Connor Shaw in Oct. 2011. He missed one last trip to Fayetteville.

SC AD Eric Hyman: With Stephen Garcia, ‘it was always blaming somebody else’

Eric Hyman has dealt with criticism at Texas A&M like he did at South Carolina.

Both centered on the star quarterbacks. And there was a lot of misinformation in both cases, Hyman said. (http://www.gogamecocks.com/2014/01/11/517131/hyman-with-stephen-garcia-it-was.html)

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Hyman’s biggest critics at USC continue to gripe about how Stephen Garcia’s checkered career finally ended...

The final straw of Garcia’s case, the only chance of six where he didn’t get a reprieve, came midway through the 2011 season, when a random substance abuse test returned positive. Garcia, speaking on Clay Travis’ podcast in October, claimed that the random tests stopped before the 2011 season and mysteriously re-started the week after USC lost to Auburn, the same time Garcia’s grandfather had died.

Garcia admitted he had some drinks. The next morning, he was asked to submit by the screener.

“I shouldn’t have put myself in that position. All of a sudden, after we lose to Auburn, I get popped with a random test,” Garcia said. “It was very odd.”

Hyman didn’t dispute that Garcia failed the test. He denied the conspiracy theory that the random tests re-started after the loss.

“There’s no truth to that whatsoever,” Hyman said. “If somebody did that, they did it without me knowing it.”

Garcia, Hyman said, reminded him of his brother. Jon Hyman was suspended from West Point for a year, but turned himself around. He created Softspikes, plastic golf cleats that replaced metal ones, and became very successful.

But where Hyman’s brother recognized his failures and corrected them, Garcia never did.

“I wasn’t the one that kicked him off the team. He kicked his own self off the team,” Hyman said. “There was a contract drawn up, and it wasn’t my decision. He knew what he was doing, it was his decision. But people want to blame everybody else.”

Hyman said he viewed every student-athlete as if they were his son or daughter. He had to call Jadeveon Clowney in for a conference early in Clowney’s career about his academic responsibilities, and Clowney listened.

With Garcia and his father, there were numerous conversations and not much change.

“My role was to try and help him,” Hyman said.

“The thing is, with Stephen, eventually, you have to hold people accountable. Stephen had a huge amount of potential, very charismatic, and South Carolina fans connected with him. But when Stephen did things, it was always blaming somebody else.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 14, 2014, 11:02:10 am
... Cap'n Munnerlyn

Former Murphy High School football and track standout Captain Munnerlyn still was wearing his Carolina Panthers uniform in the locker room at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday after most of his teammates had left for home.

"I really [don't] know if that was my last time wearing that black jersey or not," Munnerlyn said. "I just had to take some time and get my mind together and try to move on."

The Panthers lost to the San Francisco 49ers 23-10 in the NFC semifinals on Sunday after posting a 12-4 regular-season record.

"It's just shocking that the season ended," Munnerlyn said. "I didn't want to take those pads off. We left some plays out there and didn't execute when it was time to execute. They made more plays at the end of the day."

It was the same story on Monday after the final team meetings. Munnerlyn lingered at his locker while his teammates cleaned out their lockers and left.

"It's very emotional," Munnerlyn said. "Words can't explain how I'm feeling right now. My mind is everywhere. I don't want to leave this locker room because I don't know if it'll be the last time I'm in this locker room."

Munnerlyn played the 2013 season after signing a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Panthers, making him a free agent again heading into this offseason, but in a stronger bargaining position this time around. Munnerlyn's fifth pro season was his best. He started every game at cornerback for the Panthers, who finished second in the NFL in total defense for the 2013 season. Munnerlyn set a career high with 73 tackles, returned both his interceptions for touchdowns to give him a team-record five interception TDs in his career and equaled his career high by knocking down 12 other passes this season.

"I feel this year was a good year for me,'' Munnerlyn said.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/01/captain_munnerlyn_lingers_befo.html

He would prefer to stay.  7th round pick out of South Carolina in '09.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2014, 09:35:49 am
... Nerlens Noel

... the former Kentucky big man surprised a Lexington high school student with the trip of a lifetime last night. Braxton Upthegrove, a basketball manger at Henry Clay who is awaiting a kidney transplant, received a video message from Nerlens during halftime of a game at the high school Tuesday evening. Nerlens told him he is flying Braxton and his mother to Thursday’s game against the Miami Heat and then they’ll spend the weekend together playing video games.

http://kentuckysportsradio.com/nba-cats/nerlens-noel-surprised-a-lexington-high-school-kid

Still recovering from ACL injury last season.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2014, 09:35:13 pm
... Robert Horry

Former Lakers star Robert K. Horry was in a traffic collision Tuesday evening in South L.A. with a motorcyclist that ended with the biker being taken to a hospital with what were described as moderate injuries.

Horry, 43, was driving a 2014 Infiniti in the No.1 lane in "heavy traffic" and the motorcyclist, identified as 44-year-old Xerxes M. Baldonasa...

Horry won three of his seven NBA championships with the Lakers.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-robert-horry-lakers-crash-20140115,0,5846598.story

Horry helped Bama win 3 SEC Tournament titles.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 18, 2014, 10:08:46 am
... Herschel Walker, part II

Herschel Walker's a busy guy.

Georgia's Heisman Trophy winner has enjoyed success in the martial-arts fight circle and continued reality-TV stardom - most recently as a contestant on "Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off."

On Jan. 18, he'll be hosting his own version of "America's Got Talent" in Dublin, Ga., in which contestants will have two and half minutes to "audition" in front of a panel of judges for a shot at a $1,000 grand prize, $500 second prize or $250 third place prize.

In the clip (via this link), Walker presents his thoughts on the NFL playoffs and how he believes he was the "Susan Lucci of the Heisman" having won the award in his junior year instead of his freshman campaign.  (http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/college/herschel-walker-talks-life-food-and-football)

In his story of being completely shy and lacking self confidence while showing up at Athens to his life today is an amazing testimony to the positive value of college athletics.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 20, 2014, 07:57:41 pm
... Jarvis Moss

Former Gator football player Jarvis Moss ate weed, police say

Former Gators football player Jarvis Jaray Moss was arrested Monday night after police said he tried swallowing marijuana during a traffic stop.

Gainesville Police officers arrested the 29-year-old UF student on charges of tampering with evidence and marijuana possession, according to an arrest report... (http://www.alligator.org/news/campus/article_aed6c318-7f3a-11e3-8aee-0019bb2963f4.html)

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Moss told the officer he was eating food, but when he opened his mouth, the officer noticed large pieces of marijuana.

During questioning, Moss told officers he smoked weed earlier but denied eating it, according to the report.

Moss was originally recruited to Florida by Ron Zook, who coached the Gators from 2002 to 2004. However, it was under Urban Meyer that Moss excelled.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2014, 12:13:09 pm
... Barrett Trotter

Barrett Trotter has found his place in football for the moment.

The former Auburn quarterback has tried a little bit of everything since foregoing his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft process. After that didn't pan out, Trotter coached high school football at Briarwood and became an Arkansas State graduate assistant, only to make it to the NFL anyway.

Trotter is roaming the sidelines at Senior Bowl practices this week, part of his role as a scouting assistant and operations assistant for the St. Louis Rams.

"I just got a call about an opening they had with the Rams, went up and interviewed and met with them," Trotter said. "Ended up going up there at sort of the end of the spring, beginning of the summer."

Trotter, who finished up his Auburn career by coming on in relief of Clint Moseley and leading the Tigers to a win in the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl over Virginia, had been headed toward a career in coaching.

In addition to his scouting duties, Trotter serves as the advance point person for the Rams' road trips and helps coordinate the team's travel as he learns the scouting trade.

http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2014/01/former_auburn_quarterback_barr.html

The George Constanza of the Rams
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2014, 08:27:39 am
... Jack Youngblood

The NFL Hall of Famer does speaking engagements and encourages fund raising to support the Florida Gators. He also recently spoke to Mike Bianchi on radio about Urban Meyer.


Meyer said he was leaving UF because he needed a break and wanted to spend more time with his family. A few weeks later, after getting a $1 million going-away bonus from UF, he was travelling the country as a college football analyst for ESPN. A few months later, Meyer was accepting the head-coaching job at Ohio State.

"When somebody tells me something to my face, I expect it to be truth," Youngblood said of Meyer. "When it turns out not to be the truth, that doesn't (put him) very high on my Christmas card list."

Youngblood, a Central Florida resident, then alluded to all of the players that were arrested in Meyer's tenure at UF and agreed that Meyer "used" the goodness of Tim Tebow and rode Tebow's coattails to the moral high ground.

"He (Meyer) said character was the No. 1 thing and the main thing he was recruiting on," Youngblood said. "That didn't happen. And then all of the stuff at the end of (his UF stint), there just was just no consistency to me."

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/blogs/open-mike/os-urban-meyer-tim-tebow-jack-youngblood-gators-ohiostate-20140123,0,4729926.post
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2014, 11:18:39 am
... Ryan Perrilloux

Former LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux has signed with the New Orleans VooDoo, marking his return to football.

Perrilloux is one of the most highly touted recruits of the Les Miles era, remembered as much as the hero of the Tigers’ 2007 SEC Championship game as his May 2008 dismissal from the team. Since then, he’s bounced from Jacksonville State to the Canadian Football League before returning to his home state.

“The opportunity to sign him and have him come play football (near) his hometown of New Orleans, it’s a no-brainer,” VooDoo coach Pat O’ Hara said. “I’m looking forward to working with him and great (quarterback) competition in camp.”

On Friday, Perrilloux is scheduled to speak with the media for the first time as a member of the VooDoo at a 3 p.m. news conference at Hooters (4748 Veterans Boulevard, Metairie).

http://theadvocate.com/sports/generalsports/8183468-123/perrilloux-signs-with-voodoo

Former 5-star out of LaPlace East St. John

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 29, 2014, 12:48:24 pm
... Jordan Rodgers

Former Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers attacked his alma mater with an extremely long Twitter-based rant. 

Recently, Rodgers was not allowed in the Vanderbilt football facilities.  He was told he would have to pay a fee to use the school’s new indoor fields.

“It’s a shame but Vanderbilt will continue to be a stepping stone for coaches, a second rate program in the SEC and stuck in mediocrity b/c..

..of how the institution views athletics and treats their current and former players.  As a leader and starting QB during the emergence..

..and transformation of Vanderbilt into a contending and respectable program in the SEC I am ashamed at the treatment of some former players

..As I return to Nashville after my rookie year in the NFL I was excited to train at Vanderbilt with current players as well as pro day…

..and combine prep players. I have been throwing with current Vandy QBs and receivers and a receiver prepping for pro day. However, it has..

been a constant problem gaining access to the new “football” indoor facility during times it is “open use” I was turned away from the..

..indoor facility all together several times (even though the field was empty). After inquiring about the use of hte facility by active..

NFL alums and pro day players not currently enrolled. I was told I CAN’T use it unless I purchase a membership to the rec center!!!!..

http://mrsec.com/2014/01/former-vandy-qb-rodgers-eviscerates-alma-mater-right-signing-day

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2014, 07:43:17 am
... Randall Cobb

Randall Cobb followed up his Broadway debut in “Rock of Ages” with an appearance on the Today Show this morning.  Cobb stopped by to tell viewers about his friendship with Tyson Wheelock, a 13-year-old boy who had fallen in with the wrong crowd.

Like Randall, Tyson was threatened by bullies in his school who urged him to pick fights with other kids.  Through Characters Unite, Cobb has mentored Wheelock to help him get back on the right path, and on behalf of the organization and GMC, presented Tyson and his mother with a new car.

http://kentuckysportsradio.com/football-2/randall-cobb-helps-a-kid-get-back-on-the-right-path-and-gives-his-family-a-car
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2014, 02:33:11 pm
... Houston Nutt

(http://usatthebiglead.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/houstonnuttcreepy.jpg)

Houston Nutt is no longer signing 37-man recruiting classes in February. He has some free time, which he spends in some weird full-body cryo chamber. This should have him youthful and vibrant for Signing Day coverage on CBS Sports Network. (http://thebiglead.com/2014/01/30/houston-nutt-in-a-full-body-cryotherapeutic-whirlpool-is-your-nightmare-fuel-for-the-day)

CryoUSA is "a performance life sciences company featuring Whole Body Cryotherapy."

No word on whether anyone was getting paid.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2014, 05:24:42 pm
Michelle Marciniak ‏@mmarciniak3  34m
Excited for #VFL Peyton Manning @SuperBowl on @NFLonFOX - Great respect for @patsummitt & Pat's Foundation @WeBackPat pic.twitter.com/RptcHC64yA

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BfgPYlNCAAAEztR.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2014, 04:11:49 pm
... John Jenkins


Hawks guard John Jenkins underwent successful lower back surgery this morning. The surgery was performed by Dr. Hal Silcox from the Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic.

Jenkins will undergo a period of rest and recovery, followed by treatment and rehabilitation, and will miss the remainder of the season.


http://www.insidehoops.com/blog
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2014, 02:00:24 pm
... Jamal Payette

A University of Georgia student and former football player was arrested on aggravated sexual assault charges Monday night, according to an Athens-Clarke County media release.

Jamal James Payette, a 22-year-old man from Cleveland, Ga., was arrested hours after a 23-year-old woman reported she had been sexually assaulted by Payette, police said in the release.

Payette is listed as a "member of the scout team" for 2012...

http://www.redandblack.com/cops/former-football-player-arrested-on-sexual-battery-charges/article_59da1f90-8dbd-11e3-a7c0-001a4bcf6878.html

He did not register any stats in 2013.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2014, 12:35:19 pm
... J-Load, The Hefty Lefty, The Pillsbury Throwboy

Jared Lorenzen on nicknames: 'I absolutely love them'

Former Giants quarterback -- and Super Bowl champ! -- Jared Lorenzen blew up the Internet Monday night when videos emerged of him playing (and part owner) for the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Continental Indoor Football League while weighing in at 320 pounds. (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24430319/jared-lorenzen-on-nicknames-i-absolutely-love-them)

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"I love them. I absolutely love them,” said the 32 year old. “I was listening to some of your other ones [like] The Abominable Throwman. All of these, I love them. I was given them in college and there were websites dedicated to these things."

What's his preference, though? It used to be "J-Lo" when he hoped that Jennifer Lopez would hear about it and try to meet him. (Yeeeeeeeahhhh....) But he's now embraced "Hefty Lefty" as the top choice.

“I always said it was J. Lo,” said Lorenzen. “Because I thought eventually she's going to want to meet me and that didn't pan out. So, I think its Hefty Lefty. I think that's the one everyone is stuck with.”

Look at the pictures taken from Lorenzen's game and you can see that he's bigger (way bigger) than his offensive linemen. That's nothing new.

"I'm bigger than all of them," Lorenzen said. "But I was bigger than my lineman in college; I was bigger than some of them in the NFL. When I came out of the womb I was 13 pounds, 3 ounces, from the get go."

Kyle Scott        ✔ @Ky1eSc0tt
Jared Lorenzen and NKY River Monsters warming up for 8 pm kick vs Bluegrass Warhorses.
7:38 PM - 3 Feb 2014

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bflx61VCMAASZP1.jpg)

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2014, 04:04:46 pm
... Isaiah Crowell

Three years ago, Isaiah Crowell was on one the of country's most sought-after prospects.

And after a year at Georgia and two at Alabama State, where he transferred in 2012, he still is.

Crowell is one of 300-plus former college players to receive an invite to the NFL's annual pre-draft scouting combine which begins Feb. 19th in Indianapolis

The former five-star recruit became a National Signing Day media darling when he pulled out a puppy to at a ceremony during which he rendered his John Hancock on a scholarship offer from the Georgia Bulldogs.

The Columbus. Ga. native was named SEC Freshman of the year after rushing for 850 yards and five scores in 2010 while helping the 'Dawgs to a league title game appearance but was dismissed from the team that following offseason after being arrested on a pair of pair of felony gun charges.

The charges were later dropped. 

Trim and focused in 2013, he rushed for 1,126 yards and 15 scores for Alabama State before declaring for the draft.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/02/former_alabama_state_rb_isaiah.html
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 08, 2014, 09:55:01 pm
...  GG Smith

Son of Tubby Smith who starred at and stayed with UGa is coach of Loyola, Maryland. One of his players is SJ Touhy, son of all-time SEC assists leader Sean Tuohy.

Loyola lost a tremendous basketball coach last season when Jimmy Patsos left. But they may have gained a new one in G.G. Smith, son of famous Tubby Smith.

(video story at link) (http://www.csnbaltimore.com/ncaa/loyolas-gg-smith-looking-make-name-himself)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2014, 12:35:46 pm
... run-n-gun SEC Basketball of the '60s

Exactly 50 years ago this weekend, a crowd of 12,600 jammed Memorial Coliseum to see the visiting Mississippi Rebels face Adolph Rupp's Kentucky Wildcats.

The Kentucky-Ole Miss matchup also boasted the enticing prospect of a showdown between the Southeastern Conference's two leading scorers, UK's Cotton Nash (26.9 points a game) and Mississippi's Don Kessinger [yep, the Cubs' shortstop and Forrest City native] (25.3 ppg).

Yet what the crowd in the Coliseum on Feb. 8, 1964, actually saw was Kentucky produce a mind-boggling statistical feat. In a 102-59 victory over Ole Miss, the Wildcats pulled down 108 rebounds. (http://www.kentucky.com/2014/02/08/3076909/mark-story-the-night-uk-got-108.html)

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In the 1963-64 season, the racehorse pace of basketball that was Rupp's calling card was running full throttle. For the full season, Kentucky games averaged 145.7 shots a contest (both teams combined). By way of comparison, the games played by John Calipari's 2013-14 Cats are yielding 115.8 field goal attempts a game.

"It was Coach Rupp's style, he wanted his teams to get it and go," Mobley recalled last week. "A lot of teams would get caught up in our pace just trying to keep up with us."

The Ole Miss (6-9, 3-4 SEC entering the game) of 1963-64 was especially susceptible to getting sucked into Kentucky's frantic, up-and-down style.

"Mississippi, like UK, doesn't have much height. And the Rebels like to run," Larry Boeck wrote in The Courier-Journal's game preview on Feb. 8, 1964.

If you were going to draw up a blueprint for how to produce a game in which a team could get 108 rebounds, a scalding pace with horridly bad shooting would be a prime route.

As it played out, the showdown between SEC leading scorers Nash and Kessinger took an errant turn. Nash had 23 points but hit only nine of 28 shots. That was far better than Kessinger fared, however.

Today, Kessinger is best remembered for his long stint as a major-league baseball shortstop, mostly for the Chicago Cubs. In a 16-year big-league career (1964-79), Kessinger made the All-Star Game six times and twice won the Gold Glove award for his defensive prowess.

Less well recalled is that the 6-1 Kessinger was one of the best basketball players in Mississippi Rebels history. For his varsity career, he averaged 22.2 points a game and was a three-time All-SEC selection.

"Donnie Kessinger was a darned good basketball player," Mobley said.

On this night, Kessinger had a Bluegrass nightmare. He hoisted 19 shots — and made one.

Conley now works as a TV color analyst for both college basketball and baseball telecasts. He says he occasionally runs into Kessinger when he visits Oxford, Miss., to work baseball games.

"I asked him one time about this game," Conley said. "Donnie said, 'Heck, yeah, I remember it. I only hit one shot. How could I forget it?'"

As the contest played out, Kentucky launched a ridiculous 125 shots — that, too, remains the UK school record — but made only 47 (37.6 percent). Mississippi took 84 field goal attempts and hit 24 (28.6 percent).

The Rebels' starting five was even smaller than UK's, going 6-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1. As both teams missed shot after shot, Ole Miss proved helpless on the glass. The Rebels were outrebounded 108-40.

In his game story in the Feb. 9, 1964, Lexington Herald, Ed Ashford wrote that "Many times the Kentuckians got off as many as four or five shots (a possession) as the ball seemingly refused to bounce toward the Rebels."

The Courier-Journal's Boeck in his game story referred to UK's total of 108 rebounds as "staggering."

In their first game after grabbing 108 rebounds, the 1963-64 Wildcats recorded a 65-59 victory over Mississippi State two nights later.

The Cats won the battle of the boards 34-27.

There was no shot clock needed. All five UK starters had more than ten rebounds, with four recording a double-double.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 12, 2014, 08:13:06 am
... Josh Maravich

After all, how could it be a disadvantage to have Pete Maravich's kid on your bench? Josh was 6-foot-3 and skinny yet aggressive and backed down to no one on the court. In preparation for college in 2003, he wanted a new look, so he changed his hairstyle to a spiky crew cut.

"First day of practice," said Josh, "we're in the video room and he says, 'Son, I don't know you and you don't know me. But that s--- right there ain't gonna fly.' He was talking about my hair."


http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/67624124/lsu-celtics-legend-pete-maravich-sons-jaeson-and-josh

Great article on Josh and his older brother Jaeson Maravich who lost their father at a young age.  Josh stated that Brady would directly and indirectly berate him in practice, especially when he scored against the starting five. Brady chose not to comment. Dale Brown and Butch Pierre did.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2014, 04:01:56 pm
... Tarvaris Jackson

...the recent accomplishments of Tarvaris Jackson and Gwendolyn Boyd spoke volumes about the possibilities in the capitol city and Alabama State University.

Jackson, a Sidney Lanier alum and former Hornets, quarterback is fresh off a Super Bowl victory as a member of the Seattle Seahawks. Boyd will be inaugurated as the ASU's first female president ever in early September.

"It felt great," said Jackson, who served as starter Russell Wilson's backup under center this past season. "It was surreal for a second. The approach to the game was pretty much the same, you know. You're just trying to get ready for the game. After we won it, it didn't really hit  me until a couple days later when we were at the parade. Seeing all the fans, there were so many people out out there. We really did something special."

Jackson was a second team all-SWAC selection back in 2005 before being taken with the 64th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder, who's also had stints with Minnesota and Buffalo, earned $1.25 million this past season but there's still one more thing he'd like to achieve.

"I haven't graduated yet," Jackson said. "I gotta get that done. I want to get it done here."

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/02/super_bowl_champion_quarterbac.html

Boyd replied to Jackson: "And we want to help you make that happen. You just let me know whatever we need to do to make that happen for you. (So) I can put my name on your diploma."

One day, when we were meeting in the gym, David Lee brought "The Three Quarterbacks": Matt Jones, Tarvaris Jackson, and "the other guy" (Sorahan).

Jackson was used sparingly in 2013.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2014, 09:03:26 pm
... John Jerry

Hugh Kellenberger ‏@HKellenbergerCL  11h
John Jerry is mentioned 106 times in the Ted Wells report on the Dolphins. Does not come out well. …http://63bba9dfdf9675bf3f10-68be460ce43dd2a60dd64ca5eca4ae1d.r37.cf1.rackcdn.com/PaulWeissReport.pdf …

Hugh Kellenberger ‏@HKellenbergerCL  10h
Former Ole Miss player linked to NFL bullying scandal...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2014, 01:36:36 pm
Former Mississippi State fullback and strength and conditioning coach Marcus Bush has died. The 48-year-old Bush passed away last Sunday of colon cancer.

Bush led Starkville High School to the state championship and won the North State 100 meter championship as a senior. After graduating in 1985, he attended Mississippi State.

Bush was a four-year letter winner at the fullback from 1985-88. After his playing career, Bush later worked as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant at MSU. In 1995, he became the strength and conditioning coach at UAB. He spent 11 years with the Blazers. (http://blogs.clarionledger.com/msu/2014/02/13/former-mississippi-state-fullback-coach-marcus-bush-dies-of-colon-cancer)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 18, 2014, 03:13:53 pm
... Skip Bertman

Update: Police recover all 21 of Bertman’s stolen rings

Skip Bertman is getting his LSU championship rings back, 21 of them.

Police say they have recovered all the rings stolen from Bertman’s Ormond Avenue home Saturday morning, Police spokesman Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said Tuesday morning.

Police did not reveal initially how many rings were taken.

Police arrested three teens Monday accused of sneaking into the home of the former LSU athletic director, including a relative of the Bertman’s house cleaner who knew his way around the house, Coppola said.

During the scuffle, Marquez covered his face so Bertman would not recognize him, but Bertman was able to recognize Marquez’s “Hispanic descent,” Coppola said. Despite Bertman’s best efforts to detain them, Marquez and the two juveniles escaped the residence with the rings.

Coppola said no one was injured in the struggle.

During Bertman’s 18-year stint as LSU’s head baseball coach from 1984 to 2001, the program won five national titles at the College World Series. He also coached the 1996 U.S. Olympic team to a bronze medal finish in Summer Games in Atlanta.

He retired as baseball coach in 2001 and was named the school’s athletic director, a position he held until 2008.

http://theadvocate.com/home/8405600-125/story.html

It's hard to get good help.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 20, 2014, 08:38:53 pm
... Calvin Broaddus

Lee Davis ‏@leewdavis17  20h
Great night! @SnoopDogg loves Mississippi State. :) pic.twitter.com/0YANEYxZJD

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bg5YRtbIIAARBhL.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 24, 2014, 01:01:23 pm
... The Unibrow

Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio ·13 mins
Anthony Davis has a photo spread in the new GQ magazine, Unibrow and all.  Here are the pictures: http://kentuckysportsradio.com/nba-cats/anthony-davis-is-in-the-new-gq-magazine/ …

Davis is averaging 20 and 10 for New Orleans with a league-leading 3.1 bpg.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2014, 06:27:28 pm
... Jim McConaughey

Former "right end" for Bear Bryant at Kentucky, later transferred to Houston and was drafted in the NFL.

His son has been nominated for an Academy Award for "Dallas Buyers Club" (http://www.kentucky.com/2014/02/24/3107024/mark-story-matthew-mcconaugheys.html)

(http://media.kentucky.com/smedia/2014/01/02/09/18/1l29xU.AuSt.79.jpeg)
Credit: ANNE MARIE FOX
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 01, 2014, 04:38:02 pm
... CJ Mosley

C.J. Mosley was featured in three movie trailers for the upcoming release, "300: Rise of an Empire." The ads air on ESPN and were produced in partnership between Warner Bros. and ESPN CreativeWorks.

The filming wasn't easy for Mosley. They had to pour water on him for four hours to capture the slow-motion effect, an ESPN spokesperson said.

Mosley wore a crimson uniform, but didn't feature any Alabama logos.

"Mosley's on the field play demonstrated shared skills with the characters of 300: Rise of An Empire including fearlessness and perseverance," said Ashley Smith a Senior Director at ESPN CreativeWorks and a 1994 Alabama graduate. "In addition, as a fellow Alabama alum, it’s always fun to feature one of our athletes!"

(videos at link) (http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2014/02/cj_mosley_featured_in_movie_tr.html)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 02, 2014, 03:44:08 pm
... Dale Ellis

Dale Ellis has become the fourth Tennessee men's basketball player to have his jersey retired.

Ellis played for Tennessee from 1979-83 and was the Southeastern Conference player of the year in 1982 and 1983. He went on to play 17 seasons in the NBA for six different teams.

The only other Tennessee men's players to have their jerseys retired are Bernard King (53), Ernie Grunfeld (22) and Allan Houston (20). Tennessee also has banners honoring former coach Ray Mears and former broadcaster John Ward. (http://msn.foxsports.com/college-basketball/story/tennessee-retires-dale-ellis-no-14-jersey-030114)

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 04, 2014, 10:33:26 am
... Erik Daniels

Former UK PF Erik Daniels is playing pro ball over in Ukraine for BC Odessa. On Saturday, Daniels tweeted that due to the political problems in the country, BC Odessa decided to send all import players home, leaving Daniels without a team. Earlier today, he posted that he didn’t feel safe in the country, and “Wednesday couldn’t come fast enough.” Fortunately, it looks like Daniels has found a way out of the chaos, and is now on his way back to the States...

Hopefully Daniels arrives home safely to be with his family, including his daughter who just had a brain tumor removed. She seems to be recovering well...

http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/erik-daniels

(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Bdw7B3BIQAAdxL9.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 07, 2014, 03:16:50 pm
... Ryan Harrow

On the morning of July 9, 2012, Mark Harrow drove to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, parked in the employee lot and took the bus to the terminal, just as always.

He thought about the day of work ahead, moving baggage from planes to conveyor belts for Delta. He thought about his son, Ryan, who was in Lexington preparing for his first season as the University of Kentucky’s point guard.

Life was simple and life was good. But during that short bus ride, Harrow’s left leg suddenly slumped as if it had fallen asleep.

He called his wife, Fern, and she told him to go to the hospital. But Harrow was already at work, and he figured it was just a sleepy leg and there were just so many suitcases that had to be put onto airplanes.

So he took off his shoes, put on his work boots and went outside. Then he sat down. He hardly ever sat down, at least not there.

“And I couldn’t get back up,” said Harrow, 58. “All that time I didn’t know I was having a stroke.”

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20140306/SPORTS03/303060120/Father-s-failing-health-true-Ryan-Harrow-story-Kentucky

Sometimes a guy transfers due to a sick family member and it is legit.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: Inhogswetrust on March 07, 2014, 05:28:36 pm
... Erik Daniels

Former UK PF Erik Daniels is playing pro ball over in Ukraine for BC Odessa. On Saturday, Daniels tweeted that due to the political problems in the country, BC Odessa decided to send all import players home, leaving Daniels without a team. Earlier today, he posted that he didn’t feel safe in the country, and “Wednesday couldn’t come fast enough.” Fortunately, it looks like Daniels has found a way out of the chaos, and is now on his way back to the States...

Hopefully Daniels arrives home safely to be with his family, including his daughter who just had a brain tumor removed. She seems to be recovering well...

http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/erik-daniels

(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Bdw7B3BIQAAdxL9.jpg)

Good luck to him and his daughter!
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: Inhogswetrust on March 07, 2014, 05:31:32 pm
... Calvin Broaddus

Lee Davis ‏@leewdavis17  20h
Great night! @SnoopDogg loves Mississippi State. :) pic.twitter.com/0YANEYxZJD

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bg5YRtbIIAARBhL.jpg)

A few years ago I was at a Hog versus Old Miss game in Oxford and SnoopDog started the "Hotty Toddy" cheer on their big screen.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 10, 2014, 11:04:27 am
... Jodie Meeks

Los Angeles (AP) - Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Oklahoma City ...


Meeks had three forty-plus point games in his junior and final season for UK including 50+ to set the UK single game scoring record in Knoxville.  He did his best shooting away from Rupp.

Nike manufactured "Witness" shirts to commemorate the event and Gillispie, who was not a fan, put them in storage. They were not broken out until Calipari's first practice with the team.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2014, 01:18:36 pm
... Rex Chapman

Former UK star for Eddie Sutton did a favor for his mom and played in a pickup game with some teen agers when he was 21 and in the NBA. Today one of them is stalking him.

http://irex3.com/2014/03/12/fan-problem

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 17, 2014, 10:56:56 am
(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/chuck-500x672.jpg)

Apparently, Charles Barkley ruffled some feathers.

Imagine that.

The studio analyst said last week, some NCAA tournament announcers on CBS were not thrilled about working with Barkley and others from Turner Sports.

"Some of these guys are (expletive)," he said, per Newsday. "They didn't treat us very well, because they thought we were trying to take their jobs.

"You could just tell there was some tension in the beginning. I'm not trying to take your job. I'm not even sure we want to do this. But Dan Bonner was great to me and said, 'Anytime you want to talk about players or teams.' He was a great resource.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/03/charles_barkley_on_cbs_broadca.html

It's that time of the year.  Sir Charles chose not to name names.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 18, 2014, 08:34:38 am
... Michael Oher

Sean Tuohy Jr. ‏@SJTuohy ·Mar 14
Couldn't be happier for @MichaelOher & the Titans.. Haven't rocked two-tone blue in years. Sad he's leaving me in B-More but AWESOME stuff!!

Blocking for Dexter McCluster again.

Ron Higgins ‏@RonHigg ·Mar 14
@SJTuohy @dextermccluster @MichaelOher The Tuohy travel budget just got considerably lighter. Did Leigh Anne negotiate this deal?

Memphis to Nashville.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 24, 2014, 07:46:05 am
... Greg McElroy

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports ·33m
Greg McElroy to join SEC Network as analyst after former Alabama quarterback retires from NFL http://ow.ly/uTyMP
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 27, 2014, 07:36:10 am
... Julio Jones

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports ·10 hrs
Foley/@AlabamaFTBL star @juliojones_11's recovery is ahead of schedule, but the @Atlanta_Falcons want to be careful. http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/03/falcons_to_be_careful_with_jul.html …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 29, 2014, 08:21:05 pm
… Honey Badger

Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu tore his ACL in his left knee returning a kick.
It was a crushing blow to the team's secondary, forcing the star rookie to miss the final three games in what was otherwise a storybook season.

Since then Mathieu has had surgery and begun the rehabilitation process, and while his story may have added a chapter he was hoping to avoid, it appears he's ready to keep writing.

"He works his tail off and he's really ahead of schedule in his rehab," Cardinals GM Steve Keim told ProFootballTalk…

http://arizonasports.com/40/1718091/Arizona-Cardinals-GM-Tyrann-Mathieus-rehab-is-really-ahead-of-schedule
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2014, 09:59:25 pm
... Ryan Perrilloux

After opening to a 20-point lead in the first half, the New Orleans VooDoo surrendered five successive touchdowns in the second half and lost 37-26 Saturday at the Smoothie King Center.

Former LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux threw four interceptions while two other players lost a fumble each.

Perrilloux, who made the start in place of the injured Kurt Rocco, threw two touchdowns in the first half but had trouble connecting with his receivers in the second. He threw a third touchdown as time expired in the game.

O'Hara said Perriloux need to play a more complete game next time.

“His ability to rush the football was good,” he said. “But sometimes his timing was a little off, the ball needs to come out earlier, he needs to see the field better but the game's quick and it's his first start in our game.”

O'Hara said Perrilloux is also battling a hand injury and is unsure which one of his quarterbacks will start on Thursday at home against the Orlando Predators.

Perrilloux said that there wasn't anything the defense did to throw him off in the second half. He said the hand injury did not negatively affect his play.

Even though his performance wasn't what he wanted, Perriloux did have support from the crowd. When he stepped to the line during the VooDoo's first offensive series a group of fans chanted “L-S-U” in his support. Perriloux said it was nice to play in his home state again but also said he wants to remain focused on improving with his team.

“It feels good to be in front of family and friends,” he said. “But we have to prepare this week for Orlando and get ready to go win a football game.”

http://www.nola.com/voodoo/index.ssf/2014/03/turnovers_plague_new_orleans_v_1.html
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2014, 09:16:45 pm
… Scotty Hopson

made an unorthodox but strategic move Monday by signing point guard Scotty Hopson to a two-year, $3.8 million contract. Hopson has never played in an NBA game but will get a check for $1.35 million just for the Cavs' final seven games of the regular season, sources said.

The Cavs are interested in Hopson, a 6-foot-7 University of Tennessee product who went undrafted in 2011, as a prospect after he played well in Turkey this season. But this move is also aimed at expanding the team's options in June and July… (http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/10705645/cleveland-cavaliers-sign-scotty-hopson-eye-future-roster-moves)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2014, 01:42:39 pm
... Arnett Moultrie

Michael Bonner ‏@MikeBBonner ·23 hrs
Former Bulldog Arnett Moultrie suspended five games for violating NBA’s drug policy  http://blogs.clarionledger.com/msu/2014/03/31/former-bulldog-arnett-moultrie-suspended-five-games-in-nba/ …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 02, 2014, 11:11:04 am
... Anthony Davis

Grantland: When Anthony Davis came into the league, with ridiculous arms and guard skills honed before a late growth spurt, everyone rushed to find his NBA analogue.

People around the league don’t know what to make of him anymore. They are just terrified, especially after having watched Davis average 30 points, 13.5 rebounds, and three blocks per game on 55 percent shooting over a 10-game stretch in March — a period during which he turned 21 freaking years old. He’s already fourth overall in Player Efficiency Rating, behind only LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kevin Love. His game has so many elements on both ends of the floor, it’s going to take years for the Pelicans to figure out the optimal uses and roster construction for him. It’s hard to decide what someone is best at when the answer might be “everything.”

The race to surround him with the right talent, and to figure out his ideal positional use, is already on. The Pelicans will have only limited cap flexibility in each of the next two summers...

http://grantland.com/features/building-the-brow

Would have been a junior this season.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 04, 2014, 09:52:56 am
... Laurence Bowers

Played '13-14 in Israel.

Laurence Bowers ‏@LBowers_21 ·Mar 31
Grabbing dinner with my bros @TerricoWhite5 and @Cwat205 over here in Osrael. #M33MFamilia From the South to Israel. #myGuys

Laurence Bowers ‏@LBowers_21 ·16 hrs
Can't wait to interact with the youth of Columbia this summer. The city was great to me for 5 years!… http://instagram.com/p/mWCeVCFKs8

Mizzou Basketball ‏@MizzouHoops ·22 hrs
Having a great time today at Bowling 4 Autism. pic.twitter.com/nNVqRmn5tu

Mizzou Basketball ‏@MizzouHoops ·22 hrs
@LBowers_21 look who we found! pic.twitter.com/kmJM1PgJTA

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkeeFqbCUAA1BJC.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2014, 02:40:40 pm
… Rondo

ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo  5h
Rajon Rondo got his 1st triple-double of the season yesterday. He now has 12 over the last 3 seasons, twice as many as anyone else


Freshman Chris Mills (Emory Freight package) has UK's only triple double to-date.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 08, 2014, 08:32:08 pm
… Leon Douglas

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports  2h
Updated story on Tuskegee's Leon Douglas receiving Big House Gaines COY award w/quotes http://ow.ly/vA24h

Quote
After leading Tuskegee to its finest finish in school history, Golden Tigers coach Leon Douglas is set to pick up some national hardware.


The University of Alabama product and former NBA player, guided Tuskegee to a 21-12 record, a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title and its first ever appearance in the Division II Elite Eight this past season.

Today, he was named the winner of the the fourth annual Clarence "Big House" Gaines College Basketball Coach of the Year award. Named after Gaines, who won more than 800 games in a 47-year, hall-of-fame career at Winston-Salem State (N.C.), the award honors the nation's best minority top minority coaches each year.

"That's powerful because not only was he a coach, he was a mentor," Douglas said of Gaines. "As a coach, when you look at the old-school coaches, not this era, not the modern AAU types and all these new coaches, those guys that were trailblazers, they were father figures. That's what I try to emulate. I try to be more than just a coach. I try to be a change agent in a young man's life."

Douglas pointed to NBA great "The Pearl" Monroe who played for Gaines as a model of the type player and person, a coach/mentor can help to produce.

"Earl is doing more than just being involved with basketball," Douglas said. "He's a philanthropist. He's doing a lot of wonderful things in New York. So, you look at a guy like Big House and the type of seeds that he planted in his young men. That's the impact of this thing. To fall in that vain, it's powerful."



"When you're on a journey in life, you want to leave footprints," Douglas said. "That's what I try to get my young men to understand that. Within those four years, they have to do something that will create a legacy so that when they come back they will not be remembered as just a normal person. They will be remembered as someone that did something that changed history."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 10, 2014, 10:49:36 am
...  Bobby Denton

Tennessee football PA announcer since the mid-60's died of cancer.

Butch Jones ‏@UTCoachJones ·Apr 9
Without Bobby Denton there would be NO "It's Football Time in Tennessee"! Your voice will be heard forever! #RIPBobby http://ow.ly/i/5bt9i

GoVolsXtra ‏@GoVolsXtra ·Apr 9
“Today’s concession prices are found on page 99 of your souvenir program book. We urge you to pay these prices and please pay no more.”

Lou Alsobrooks ‏@LouAlsobrooks ·Apr 9
@GoVolsXtra "It's third down and the Tennessee River!" Gets me every time!
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 11, 2014, 09:29:29 am
... Nerlens Noel

How did Nerlens Noel spend his 20th birthday? Playing bingo with the kids at St. Jude’s hospital while the 76ers were in town to play the Grizzlies.

(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Bk5i5FUCYAATvc8.jpg)
Photo: 76ers equipment manager Scott Rego, @srego76
H/T: http://kentuckysportsradio.com
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: Inhogswetrust on April 11, 2014, 01:23:07 pm
... Nerlens Noel

How did Nerlens Noel spend his 20th birthday? Playing bingo with the kids at St. Jude’s hospital while the 76ers were in town to play the Grizzlies.

(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Bk5i5FUCYAATvc8.jpg)
Photo: 76ers equipment manager Scott Rego, @srego76
H/T: http://kentuckysportsradio.com

Anytime someone visits a children's hospital to lift their spirits my respect for them goes up.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 12, 2014, 06:43:27 pm
… Orson Charles

Cincinnati fullback Orson Charles entered a not guilty plea as he stood before a Madison County judge in on Friday to charges that he pointed a gun at another driver on I-75.

The 23-year-old Bengal could also face disciplinary action from the NFL because of the alleged incident that occurred on March 31.

The other driver involved said Charles had cut him off and that prompted an escalation in road rage. Charles reportedly aimed a handgun at him as a result. (http://www.wtvq.com/content/localnews/story/UPDATE-Bengal-Accused-in-Road-Rage-Incident-Plead/NTxwSNGA8k--iKsNlkQ2_w.cspx)

Charles had returned to UGa in the winter of '13 to complete his degree program.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 14, 2014, 09:54:17 am
... Phil Pressey

Jeff Goodman ‏@GoodmanESPN ·Apr 12
Just heard Celtics are 6-4 with Phil Pressey starting this season. Anyone have the win-loss this season with Rondo starting?
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 16, 2014, 03:52:25 pm
... Christine Michael

HOUSTON - For most, prom night is one of the most memorable moments of a young girls life. For 18-year-old Taylor Kirkwood, Saturday night was her special night.

Kirkwood had everything a girl could ask for: the perfect earrings, perfect bracelet and the perfect pink dress.

In another room her date to the Anahuac High School prom was getting ready as well. He's plays football but not for the high school team.

He's Christine Michael, running back for the super bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

"I'm just here for Taylor," Michael said. "It's a blessing. Like I said, she's a beautiful kid. I'm very proud of her."

Turns out the former Texas A&M star is a friend of Kirkwood's family and he agreed to take Kirkwood to her high school prom.

"I think he's cute," Kirkwood said.

Her family wanted to do something special for her because she hasn't always had picture perfect days like these.

Not only is she autistic, up until surgery a couple years ago she suffered from scoliosis, making a night like her prom all the more special...

http://www.click2houston.com/news/nfl-player-takes-houston-teen-to-prom

Channel 2 in Houston
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 17, 2014, 07:17:05 am
... Archie Goodwin

With dreams of reaching the postseason officially in their rear-view mirror, the Phoenix Suns were content to play for pride Wednesday against the Sacramento Kings.
In an effort to given (sic) plenty of the team's reserves quality minutes, head coach Jeff Hornacek played 12 total players, including rookie guard Archie Goodwin.

Goodwin scored a career-high 29 points on 11-of-13 from the field, Marcus Morris pitched in with 22 points off the pine and the Suns closed out their impressive, 48-win season with a 104-99 victory over the Kings.

http://arizonasports.com/41/1724025/Reserves-lead-Suns-to-seasonending-win-over-Kings-By-The-Numbers
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 19, 2014, 03:52:01 pm
… Vic Hampton

Former South Carolina cornerback & NFL Draft hopeful Victor Hampton, who was arrested earlier this month during a verbal fight with his sister, tweeted on Friday: (http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/sbblive?os=15)


The BanDit@victorhampton
The devil is so mad he Cnt figure out a way to bring my sprits and life down
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 19, 2014, 07:29:18 pm
… Marcus Lattimore

David Cloninger ‏@DCTheState  1m
Lattimore is heading to 49ers minicamp on Sunday. I spoke with him about what's ahead. http://www.gogamecocks.com/2014/04/19/589197/im-ready-to-play-lattimore-optimistic.html …

Quote
Not his surgically rebuilt knees. Lattimore has devotedly rehabbed since that awful day at Williams-Brice Stadium in 2012 so that he will be ready to carry the football when the 2014 NFL season begins.

It’s the waiting. From the time he was a tot, Lattimore was not only a football player but the football player. Having to wait for so much of his recent past – the final part of the 2011 season, the final part of the 2012 season and all of the 2013 season – has left a void.

He said he understands that it’s a necessary part of his recovery, as San Francisco drafted him with an eye on the future, not an immediate impact. But watching from the sideline hurts.

“After my injury, I just wanted to walk again,” Lattimore said on Friday. “It was tough, very tough. We’re a playoff team, so we play 20-plus games. Being on that sideline, we got so close to the Super Bowl title the last three years.

“But I’m blessed to be in this situation. Never would have thought in a million years I’d be in this situation.”

Lattimore leaves Sunday night for Santa Clara, Calif., and a 49ers minicamp. He’s stayed with his family in the Upstate since last year’s playoffs, working out in Greenville five days a week, and watched as the 49ers have made moves.

Backup running back Anthony Dixon signed with Buffalo. News broke on Friday that the 49ers might be shopping another backup, LaMichael James, for draft picks. If James leaves, San Francisco will be down to four running backs – franchise all-time rushing leader Frank Gore, top backup Kendall Hunter, Lattimore and Jewel Hampton, who, like Lattimore, never has played in an NFL game.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 19, 2014, 10:07:09 pm
… Nick Calathes

Kurt Helin ‏@basketballtalk  Apr 18
Report: Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes suspended 20 games for violating NBA’s anti-drug policy http://dlvr.it/5R98Ty
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 20, 2014, 05:36:29 pm
… Oliver Miller

— Oliver Miller: I sell cars at Superstition Springs Chrysler Jeep Dodge. I’ve done it four months. I moved back in August for my grandson and the weather. One day at church, I ran into Alvin Heggs, who I played against in college when he was at Texas. I asked what he was doing, and he runs a dealership. I said, “Can I work for you?” and he told me to call him. I call him Monday and started on Tuesday. It’s a different experience. I’m not the type to put pressure on people. I was in Washington D.C., being in trouble. It was meant for me to be here. My sister, niece, best friend and old teammates Gerald Brown, Mark West and Ced Ceballos are all here. My youngest son, Amman, just graduated from Higley High and is going to UofA to be a doctor. I guess I did something right. My oldest son, Xavier, has his own (automotive engineering) business, Spultronix. My goal is to open a jazz soul-food restaurant and then I want to coach kids in AAU from 15 to 17.

http://www.azcentral.com/sports/suns/articles/20130520phoenix-suns-players-discuss-what-theyre-doing-today.html
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 23, 2014, 09:04:25 am
... DeAndre Liggins, Joakim Noah

Here is a release from the D-League:

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 -- Sioux Falls Skyforce guard DeAndre Liggins has been selected as the 2014 NBA Development League’s Defensive Player of the Year by a vote of the league’s 17 head coaches, it was announced today.

Liggins (6-6, 209, Kentucky) appeared in 42 regular season games for the Skyforce, anchoring the defensive efforts of a Sioux Falls team that held their opponents to league-lows of only 45 percent shooting from the field and 100.1 points per 100 possessions. Sioux Falls’ opponents averaged 102.9 points, good for second-lowest in the NBA D-League. As an individual, he averaged an NBA D-League best 2.6 steals, to go with 14.2 points and 4.8 assists.

http://www.allkyhoops.com/2014/04/deandre-liggins-named-nba-d-league.html

Chicago Bulls ‏@chicagobulls ·Apr 21
Defensive Player of the Year @JoakimNoah accepts his hardware. #KiaDPOY pic.twitter.com/L0cfQJgujg
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 24, 2014, 03:26:11 pm
… Nerlens Noel (Part II)

(http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Nerlens+Noel+Kelly+Melton+Moet+Chandon+Toasts+bMo_NLDzCHGl.jpg)

Nerlens Noel will be accompanied by his good friend Kelly Melton at the Kentucky Derby next weekend, the second year in a row the two pals attend Churchill Downs for the races together. Last year Kelly woke Nerlens up before their big day, which made for one of the best photos of the year.

This year they’ll be walking the red carpet together once again, further proving that Nerlens Noel is one of the best human beings on the face of the Earth... (http://Nerlens Noel will be accompanied by his good friend Kelly Melton at the Kentucky Derby next weekend, the second year in a row the two pals attend Churchill Downs for the races together. Last year Kelly woke Nerlens up before their big day, which made for one of the best photos of the year.

This year they’ll be walking the red carpet together once again, further proving that Nerlens Noel is one of the best human beings on the face of the Earth...)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJbfbxCCUAANC5W.jpg)


... Nerlens Noel

How did Nerlens Noel spend his 20th birthday? Playing bingo with the kids at St. Jude’s hospital while the 76ers were in town to play the Grizzlies.

(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Bk5i5FUCYAATvc8.jpg)
Photo: 76ers equipment manager Scott Rego, @srego76
H/T: http://kentuckysportsradio.com
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 25, 2014, 08:33:54 am
... Jon Hood

Former Top 50 BCG recruit was the only player to stick with John Calipari for all five of his first five seasons at UK.

http://www.richmondregister.com/localnews/x493473493/Wildcats-encourage-Cardinals-to-work-hard-in-school

Jon Hood, a guard on the men’s team, stopped by Waco Elementary School on Wednesday to talk about the benefits of working hard in school.

Every Waco student received a free School is Cool poster that features the UK players, while students also had the opportunity to purchase a basketball or poster to be signed by the players at the end of the program. Proceeds from these sales fund the school visits, said Principal Venessa Worley.

Hood, 22, said if someone had told him in elementary school that he would one day play for UK, he wouldn’t have believed it.

“But if it’s worth it, you do it. You must give it your all,” said Hood, who is a former Kentucky Mr. Basketball from Madisonville.


Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 26, 2014, 12:13:44 pm
... David Langner

 Coach Gus Malzahn @CoachGusMalzahn  ·  26m 
Saddened to hear the passing of Auburn legend and great man David Langner. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Auburn defensive back David Langner returned consecutive blocked punts for touchdowns in the fourth quarter to rally Auburn past Alabama in the 1972 Iron Bowl at Legion Field.

(http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/oanow.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/1/5c/15c22376-5969-11e3-b9ad-0019bb30f31a/529950d05f092.preview-300.jpg)

http://www.oanow.com/sports/college/auburn/football/article_0a57eb78-cd5f-11e3-8d44-0017a43b2370.html
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2014, 09:31:23 am
... Alex Tyus, former Gator PF

Maccabi Tel Aviv BC ‏@MaccabiElectra ·20 hrs
@AlexTyus23 Named Euroleague's MVP for April https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uLSH07SScg&list=PLCWRG1vLyuBLQf8dIrpYIZJeT_CH1-WeE …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 01, 2014, 04:09:15 pm
... John Servati


AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·

Alabama swimmer John Servati 'thrived off helping others,' remembered as 'a hero every day' http://ow.ly/wj0pD

Alabama Athletics ‏@UA_Athletics Apr 29

UA Athletics extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of John Servati. http://goo.gl/Uc4YDG  pic.twitter.com/5d8J5o8Grm

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmaGydYCEAEocV1.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 02, 2014, 12:03:22 pm
... Al Del Greco


AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  2h

Former #Auburn kicker Al Del Greco named Samford men's golf coach http://ow.ly/wpxtT


Had 17 pro seasons as a place kicker and is a top 20 scorer in NFL history.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 02, 2014, 12:08:21 pm
... Andrew Steele

Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 20h

Awesome. RT @MattScalici Former Alabama player Andrew Steele announced as new head basketball coach at John Carroll Catholic HS.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 03, 2014, 08:50:01 am
… Isaiah Crowell

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  18h
Former ASU RB Isaiah Crowell opens up about arrest at #Georgia, NFL Draft in @Boxtorow interview http://ow.ly/wqpGT

Quote
Former Alabama State running back Isaiah a Crowell, once a five-star recruit and SEC Freshman of the Year, was nearly hard to catch by media members as he was in the open field, during his two years in Montgomery.

The Columbus, Ga. native wasn't made available for interviews for interviews (echo) while he faced felony weapons charges after transferring to the FCS school back in 2012.

"I was, you know, driving, coming back from downtown with a couple of my teammates. They had been drinking. I hadn't been drinking. Stopped at a checkpoint, coming straight from downtown. A lot of people was getting stopped and getting arrested and stuff. They stopped us and said they smelled alcohol. So, I took a Breathalyzer and I passed the test. They still wanted to search the car. They searched the car and they found a weapon. I was shocked as well."

Crowell said he spoke with Georgia coach Mark Ritch when he was released from jail the next day and said the two came to a mutual agreement that he would leave the team and continue his career elsewhere.

He admitted it wasn't the only  incident he was involved in at Georiga, a factor which contributed to him transferring.

"The turn up was real when I was down there, you know?," he said. "We were always doing something and living fast and stuff. So, I understood. I didn't necessarily bring that (particular) situation myself but I understood where coach Ritch (sic) was coming from. It was multiple things that was going on."

He's seen as one the draft's top talents at his position and only needs 18 credits to receive his degree in criminal justice but might not be a selected until the later rounds, if at all, due to his background.

"I have been through a lot and I feel like if I hadn't been through what I've been through, I wouldn't be the man I am now," Crowell said. 
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 03, 2014, 01:57:55 pm
… Nerlens Noel (Part II)

(http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Nerlens+Noel+Kelly+Melton+Moet+Chandon+Toasts+bMo_NLDzCHGl.jpg)

Nerlens Noel will be accompanied by his good friend Kelly Melton at the Kentucky Derby next weekend, the second year in a row the two pals attend Churchill Downs for the races together. Last year Kelly woke Nerlens up before their big day, which made for one of the best photos of the year.

This year they’ll be walking the red carpet together once again, further proving that Nerlens Noel is one of the best human beings on the face of the Earth... (http://Nerlens Noel will be accompanied by his good friend Kelly Melton at the Kentucky Derby next weekend, the second year in a row the two pals attend Churchill Downs for the races together. Last year Kelly woke Nerlens up before their big day, which made for one of the best photos of the year.

This year they’ll be walking the red carpet together once again, further proving that Nerlens Noel is one of the best human beings on the face of the Earth...)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJbfbxCCUAANC5W.jpg)



2014 Version
 
Nerlens NoelVerified account‏@NerlensNoel3
Derby Ready! pic.twitter.com/ZjPgVCfqkW

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmueISMIMAEWNWl.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 14, 2014, 01:50:19 pm
(http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/30/01/43/6297841/3/622x350.jpg)

(http://c.eblastengine.com/EmailImages/50818.jpg)

http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/wednesday-news-and-views-6
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 14, 2014, 03:40:31 pm
... Greg Hardy

Darin Gantt ‏@daringantt
And there's your Greg Hardy mugshot. pic.twitter.com/bEGLK3GfGV

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BniKANpCcAAe8St.jpg)

Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested Tuesday on misdemeanor charges of assault on a female and communicating threats following an early-morning dispute with a 24-year-old woman at Hardy’s uptown apartment, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police incident report. (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/05/13/4907133/report-panther-greg-hardy-arrested.html)

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Hardy, 25, was booked Tuesday afternoon when he turned himself in to police, according to a police statement. The name of the person who filed the report was not released as of Tuesday.

According to the incident report, police responded to a call around 4:18 a.m. Tuesday at Ivey’s, an upscale condominium building in the 100 block of North Tryon Street. The woman, who told police she and Hardy had been in a relationship since September, said Hardy physically assaulted and threatened her, according to the report.

The report states she suffered minor injuries – bruises and scratches – and she refused treatment. The report says she had been drinking alcohol.

“We are very disappointed to learn of the allegations involving Greg and are concerned for all parties as we continue to investigate,” the Panthers said in a statement.

As the Panthers were preparing to make Hardy one of the team’s highest-paid players this offseason, there were concerns among team officials about Hardy’s off-the-field behavior. Those concerns had followed Hardy since college at Mississippi, but until Tuesday, Hardy’s criminal record included only traffic violations.

Hardy’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said he had no comment when reached by phone Tuesday. Hardy’s attorney, Christopher Fialko, also declined to comment.

Hardy is scheduled to appear Wednesday morning in front of a district court judge, who has the authority to set bond. Hardy was jailed overnight. A sheriff’s office spokeswoman said it’s typical in domestic violence cases for suspects to be denied bond for at least a 24-hour “cooling-off period.”

After Hardy, who is 6-foot-4 and 290 pounds, tied a Carolina franchise record with 15 sacks last season and went to his first Pro Bowl, the Panthers placed the franchise tag on him, a designation under the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement that guarantees him a contract worth $13.1 million this season...

Hardy was a 5.5-rated WDE out of Briarcrest Christian School east of Memphis.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 15, 2014, 03:41:42 pm
Mike Organ ‏@MikeOrganWriter

#ESPN filming #SEC Storied documentary on tragic collision between #Vandy RB Brad Gaines & Ole Miss' Chucky Mullins. http://tnne.ws/1fW1Iha

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ESPN representatives have spent the last couple of weeks in the Middle Tennessee area working on an SEC Storied documentary on former Vanderbilt football star Brad Gaines and Ole MIss' Chucky Mullins.

It is tentatively scheduled to air on Sept. 3 on the new SEC Network, which debuts in August.

This season will mark the 25th anniversary of the hit Mullins, a defensive back, made on Gaines, a running back, which left Mullins instantly paralyzed and eventually ended his life.

After Mullins died in 1991, Gaines began a ritual he has observed every year since, visiting Mullins' grave in his hometown of Russellville, Ala., on Christmas, the anniversary of the hit (Oct. 28) and the day Mullins died (May 6).
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 15, 2014, 04:14:11 pm
... Aaron Hernandez

My Fox Boston:  Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on two counts of first degree murder in a 2012 homicide that took place in Boston.

Hernandez was also indicted on three counts of armed assault with intent to murder and one count assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. (http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/25525098/aaron-hernandez-indicted-in-2012-double-murder-in-boston)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 16, 2014, 08:14:23 am
... Earl Bennett

Wide receiver Earl Bennett scored his final touchdown as a Chicago Bear at FirstEnergy Stadium last year.

The 6-1, 205-pound wideout reportedly hopes to call the venue home next season. The Browns have signed the 27-year-old who spent his first six NFL seasons with the Bears, according to Jake Jones of KFBB-TV in Montana.

Bennett, a 2008 third-round choice from Vanderbilt, has 185 career receptions for 2,277 yards and 12 TDs. His best season came five years ago with 54 catches for 717 yards.

The Bears released Bennett in March after he refused to take a pay cut. Chicago's receiving corps is led by the dynamic tandem of Brandon Marshall and A Jeffery. (http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2014/05/report_cleveland_browns_sign_f_2.html)

Dowell Loggains may start a new QB at Cleveland as well.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 16, 2014, 09:33:37 am
... AJ McCarron

Gregg Doyel ‏@GreggDoyelCBS May 15

Did you know AJ McCarron nearly died at age 5? I did not. @EnquirerDoc wrote it today. Wow - http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/columnists/paul-daugherty/2014/05/14/daugherty-accident-humbled-bengals-quarterback-mccarron …

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Tony McCarron and his 5-year-old son, Raymond Anthony, nicknamed AJ, were running the waves on a jet-ski. AJ sat in his father's lap, just behind the handlebars. A cousin was in the passenger seat.

The craft was going between 50 and 55 mph when it caught the wake of a marine patrol boat and sideswiped a buoy that was there to guide boaters into a channel off the river. Instinctively, a frightened AJ grabbed the handlebars, where the speed control was located. Accidentally, the doomed craft picked up speed.

Tony McCarron lost control of the jet-ski, which by now was headed directly at a pier. With one arm, Tony flung AJ's cousin off the back of the boat; with the other, he tossed AJ, hopefully out of harm's way.

AJ hit the water and skimmed across it like a stone hopping a pond. "That's when I hit the pier with the left side of my face,'' AJ says.

He tells the story from the memories of others. He wound up floating face down, the left side of his crushed. His left eye "was hanging by a tendon,'' he says.

Not long after the ambulance got 5-year-old AJ McCarron to the hospital, someone had given his mother a business card, for a grief counselor. She'd decided AJ would be buried in his baseball uniform.

Only, he didn't die. Doctors opened his head and, in layman's terms, pushed the skull back into place, before beginning the long process of surgically piecing the bones back together. The prognosis was awful: Life in a vegetative state.

But it kept improving: AJ would be blind and mentally disabled. AJ would see, but be mentally disabled. AJ would see and would not be impacted mentally, but wouldn't play sports for at least a year.

This was August. By the spring of '97, AJ was playing baseball...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 18, 2014, 04:50:10 pm
… Charles Russell's SEC Championship Ring

Former Alabama forward Charles “Boonie” Russell was with his old teammates celebrating the 40th anniversary of their 1974 SEC championship during the Alabama-Auburn game earlier this year when Russell was approached by a woman from the stands.

The 6-foot-4 Russell helped Alabama to a 22-4 record in 1974 and it was the first of three consecutive SEC championships the Crimson Tide won under former head coach C.M. Newton.

Russell didn’t know why 76-year-old Alabama fan Martha Ann Wyatt was approaching him. (http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/05/18/former-alabama-forward-charles-russell-gets-lost-sec-championship-ring-after-30-plus-years-without-it)

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“I have something that belongs to you,” Martha Ann Wyatt said.

Russell didn’t know what to say. He had no idea what she was talking about.

“I have your SEC championship ring,” she said. “I want you to have it back. I want to give it to you.”

Russell hadn’t seen that ring since the late 1970s, when he loaned it to a friend who needed money. The plan was that the friend would pawn it, then buy it back out of hock and return it.

Before that happened, Russell left the country to begin a 20-year career playing basketball in South and Central America. By the time he returned, the ring was long gone.

Wyatt is a collector of Bama sports memorabilia and was true to her word.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 23, 2014, 12:45:51 pm
... Dameyune Craig

Dameyune Craig enters Mobile Sports Hall of Fame on anniversary of historic performance (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/05/it_must_be_his_lucky_day_damey.html)

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The two-time state championship quarterback at Blount High School thought back to May 22, 1999.

"I would have been in NFL Europe," he surmised. "That's not the day I threw for 600 yards, was it?"

Yes, it was. And it was a pro football-record 611 yards, to be precise.

"Let me mark this date down," Craig said after his suspicion was confirmed. "This must be good luck for me."

After a record-setting collegiate career at Auburn, Craig was trying to make it in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers, who sent him to play for the Scottish Claymores in NFL Europe.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 28, 2014, 02:13:02 pm
... Kodi Burns

http://samfordsports.com/staff.aspx?staff=277

Kodi Burns begins his first season as an assistant coach on the Samford football staff. Burns will coach the Samford running backs...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 29, 2014, 01:29:13 pm
... Randy Jenkins

Channel 27: Randy Jenkins is lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center. He's charged with two counts of theft by deception.

According to the Harlan Daily Enterprise, Jenkins is accused of making withdrawals from closed accounts at two different banks in the County.

The total withdrawn is around $30,000.

Jenkins was a quarterback at the University of Kentucky in the 1980's. (http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/Former-UK-football-player-charged-with-bank-fraud-260903201.html)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 30, 2014, 03:18:29 pm
... Keith McCants

Greg Auman @gregauman  ·  2m
More legal troubles for former Bucs players Keith McCants and Chidi Ahanotu, both in jail today after new arrests. http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/ex-bucs-players-mccants-ahanotu-arrested …

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McCants, 46, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license, marking his fifth Tampa-area arrest in the last four years. He had two arrests on possession of cocaine charges in Pinellas County in 2010 and 2011, and has had other drug-related arrests in other states as well. McCants was the fourth overall pick in the 1990 draft, but played only three seasons in Tampa Bay, playing sparingly in three more seasons around the NFL.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 04, 2014, 09:28:23 am
... Marcell Dareus

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  Jun 2
Former Alabama DE Marcell Dareus arrested for a second time in a month http://ow.ly/xy7qN

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The most recent incident resulted in three misdemeanors and four traffic violations, the Buffalo News reported Monday afternoon. The charges resulted from alleged street racing in Buffalo, where Dareus plays for the Bills.

Dareus was arrested Friday afternoon after being accused of leaving the scene where of an accident with property damage (sic).

Back on May 5 in Alabama, Dareus was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police confirmed to AL.com he substance in question was "spice" or synthetic marijuana.

The arrest came after being stopped for speeding on Interstate 20 at Exit 210 in Cleburne County.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 04, 2014, 12:52:31 pm
... Rich Wingo

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  55m
Rich Wingo helped famous Tide goal-line stand, now elected to Alabama legislature http://ow.ly/xCM6X

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A linebacker in the 1979 Sugar Bowl goal-line stand, Wingo won the Republican primary for the state House of Representatives, District 62. Since there's no Democratic challenger, Wingo effectively won his seat in Montgomery on Tuesday night.

He took 74 percent of the vote over Jamey Clements with 2,543 ballots cast for Wingo.

The district covers the eastern portion of Tuscaloosa County.

(http://imgick.al.com/home/bama-media/width620/img/alabamafootball_impact/photo/15120717-mmmain.jpg)
(BERNARD TRONCALE)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2014, 06:59:24 am
… UK's basketball gear on an early '90's trip to Auburn

Cats win game but lose shirts on Auburn trip (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/the-newspaper-proof-from-the-josh-hopkins-warm-up-scandal)

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Cougar Town’s Josh Hopkins and some of his buddies lifted a few of UK’s warm-up shirts and “gear” from the visiting locker room while attending Auburn 20+ years ago. The mystery, which was chronicled below in a newspaper article, apparently really happened. And Hopkins revealed the truth behind the mystery on a radio show Wednesday, confessing to the act.

(https://scontent-1.2914.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10390232_647524174953_6625407040345197774_n.jpg)

Note that Pelphrey was going to be honored for something.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2014, 07:24:32 am
… Tim Couch

Tim Couch @timcouchtv  ·  Jun 7
I won my first Emmy Award tonight! Thanks to all the great people I work with @FOXSportsSouth

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpklM9OIYAA-KFx.jpg)


Retweeted by Tim Couch
JLoyall @WilliamsJohnM  ·  Jun 5
Rolling out of Hyden KY @timcouchtv

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpZ59_dCcAAXd9d.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2014, 07:44:37 am
... Champ Bailey

Glenn Guilbeau @LSUBeatTweet  ·  10h
LSU FANS REMEMBER NEW SAINT CHAMP BAILEY: http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/sports/nfl/saints/2014/06/11/saints-bailey-in-comfort-zone/10355019/ …

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METAIRIE – Apparently, LSU fans never forget.

It has been nearly 16 years since a Georgia wide receiver named Champ Bailey riddled the Tigers' secondary to the tune of seven receptions for 114 yards and a 17-yard touchdown in a 28-27 victory on Oct. 3, 1998, in Tiger Stadium. Both teams were 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the Southeastern Conference. LSU was No. 6 in the nation and apparently on its way to a fourth straight winning season and fourth straight bowl under Coach Gerry DiNardo. Georgia was No. 12 under Coach Jim Donnan, who was coming off a 10-2 season.

"I think you can do great things without forcing turnovers, but it won't help you win the big game," said Bailey, who played in the Super Bowl last season with Denver before signing a two-year contract with New Orleans for $7 million.

The Saints finished fourth in the NFL last season in fewest yards allowed a game with 305.7 under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in his first year in New Orleans.

"I know we had a top five defense last year here, but turnovers weren't there," Bailey said. "That's something we've been talking about all off-season. We want to definitely improve on that."

Bailey has 52 interceptions in his career and nine forced fumbles. He finished tied for first in the NFL in interceptions in 2005 with 10.

Quincy Carter also signed as a free agent.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 17, 2014, 01:33:37 pm
... Jeremiah Masoli

Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Jeremiah Masoli – Ole Miss – QB
Ted Laurent – Ole Miss – DT (http://www.sunherald.com/2014/06/16/5652769/14-players-from-miss-schools-on.html)

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There are a total of 13 players who competed at Mississippi colleges who are currently battling for roster spots in the Canadian Football League.

CFL teams conducted their first major cuts on Sunday before the league enters the final week of the preseason. The final cuts will take place on Saturday with the regular season starting on June 26.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 17, 2014, 04:31:00 pm
... Janzen Jackson

Evan Woodbery @TennesseeBeat  ·  45m
Former Vol Janzen Jackson, once an elite recruit, has been in jail since last September on murder charges. Story: http://bit.ly/1oC5gZS

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Former Tennessee defensive back Janzen Jackson, once one of the nation’s top football prospects, has been in jail since last September on $1 million bond for allegedly murdering a man who was staying with his mother in California...

Jackson was an elite safety prospect out of Lake Charles, La., who signed with the Vols in 2009. He was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery during his freshman year, but charges were dropped. He was reinstated to the team and started all 13 games in 2010, but was dismissed in 2011 for undisclosed disciplinary reasons.

He finished his career at McNeese State...

Jackson’s father is McNeese State defensive coordinator Lance Guidry.

Accused of strangling Herrera and leaving his body in the trunk of a car.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2014, 09:01:41 am
… Philip Lutzenkirchen

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  Jun 18
Former #Auburn star Philip @Lutzenkirchen making successful transition from player to coach http://ow.ly/ybULb

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The former Auburn tight end has returned to the gridiron by volunteering as an assistant coach at St. James in Montgomery since May 1.

"They're running what (Gus) Malzahn runs, so I'm helping out with the tight ends and fullbacks," Lutzenkirchen told AL.com. "It's good, I'm really enjoying it. We have a great group of kids at St. James. There's not a whole lot to do in Montgomery and I wanted to get back involved with sports."

Lutzenkirchen saw his collegiate career end after suffering a major hip injury against Ole Miss in 2012. He signed a free agent contract with the St. Louis in April 2013, but was released four months later due to the lingering injury that eventually required surgery.

He's worked at a wealth management company in Montgomery ever since and was recently approached by St. James head coach Jimmy Perry about the coaching position.

"I missed (football) a lot," he said.


Update:
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  47m
Auburn great Philip Lutzenkirchen killed in car accident. http://ow.ly/yzEP4


John Talty @JTalty  ·  21h
Last photo I took on my phone is this one of Lutzenkirchen. So sad.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BrUD6hRCMAAzqjF.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 23, 2014, 09:37:02 am
... Stephen Garcia

GoGamecocks.com @gogamecocks  ·  12h
Stephen Garcia signs with Saturday Down South http://scne.ws/64zBgj  #gg

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Saturday Down South on Sunday revealed via Twitter that it was bringing Garcia on board later in the summer. SDS did not say exactly what Garcia's role will be, but it was suggested he will provide analysis for the site.

Garcia finished his Gamecocks career with 7,597 passing yards - third-most in school history.

The Arena Football League's Tampa Bay Storm acquired Garcia in January. He has played in two games, completing one pass for six yards and throwing an interception.

Garcia was a standout at Jefferson High in Tampa.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 23, 2014, 06:30:12 pm
… Bob Gain

Gain was the best offensive lineman in America in 1950, with an Outland Trophy to prove it (the greatest award a UK player has ever earned).  With future Hall of Famer Babe Parilli at quarterback, Bear’s Wildcats were nearly untouchable with a 10-1 record and a 13-7 victory over Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/football-2/one-of-kentuckys-best-bob-gain-turned-85-this-weekend)

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Gain’s goal in 1950 was to make sure Kentucky’s Babe was untouchable, vowing to his QB that he would never hit the ground.  “The girls always ‘ohed and ahd’ at him in his clean, white uniform,” Gain said.  “The only time it ever got dirty was because he slipped.  Even then, all he got was a little grass stain on his knee.”

As a Pro Bowl defensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns, he took over for an injured Lou Groza (now known for having a “Best Kicker in America” trophy named after him) and didn’t miss a PAT.

He has stayed in the Cleveland area where he has watched his family grow over the years.  After 62 years of marriage, he and his wife Kitty celebrated an anniversary and Gain's 85th birthday Saturday...

(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/bob-bear-and-the-kentucky-babe-600x881.jpg)
UK
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 25, 2014, 12:14:33 pm
... Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker energizes crowd in other Athens

ATHENS, Tenn. — Taking the stage inside the McMinn County High School gym, just about an hour from where he introduced himself to the college football world by sending Bill Bates to his backside on the Neyland Stadium turf, Herschel Walker proved he can still energize a crowd.

Walker was the guest speaker for the annual Athens Area Chamber of Commerce dinner. (http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/jun/24/hargis-walker-energizes-crowd-in-other-athens)

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A physical specimen even in his 50s and one of those rare athletes identified simply by his first name, Herschel posed for pictures and signed autographs before he stood at the podium, and when one mid-20s girl asked her friend if she got his autograph, the reply was simple, "No, I just asked him if I could touch his abs."

He spoke not only about his playing career but also detailed how his faith helped him heal from the well-publicized struggle he had with multiple personality disorder, which he said he believed started when he began suppressing his anger after being bullied as a child.

"Life will knock you down," Walker told the crowd. "But it's never too late to get up. Look at me, young people. If you can dream it, you can do it. You just have to be willing to work for whatever your dreams are."

"I was about 10 or 11 when I watched him run over Bill Bates and then diving over the pile in the Sugar Bowl," said Dalton resident Mark Wooten, a 1993 UGA grad. "I loved watching him and the Dawgs ever since, and that's one of the reasons I wound up going to Georgia.

"My wife went to Auburn when Bo Jackson played there, so our house is divided over who was the best player. For me, Herschel will always be the man, the myth, the legend."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2014, 12:13:38 pm
… Jacques McClendon

An offensive lineman from Cleveland, Tenn., McClendon played for the Vols from 2006-2009.

Now, McClendon is preparing for second season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"Every day you just wake up and pinch yourself and see if you're going to wake up," McClendon said. (http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/062714aab.html)

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"You don't have to rebuild Tennessee. All you have to do is reach back in what has already been built," said McClendon.

"I think we have the right guy leading us and I think he's going to be very successful, McClendon said. "We just have to be patient with him and let him intact his system and keep progressing."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 30, 2014, 09:35:56 am
... Kim English

Austin Kim ‏@AustinKKim 10h
While waiting for his next NBA shot, former #Mizzou guard @Englishscope24 leads youth basketball camp in Columbia. http://www.abc17news.com/sports/kim-english-looking-for-nba-home/26720278 …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 02, 2014, 07:25:10 am
...Rolando McClain

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  6h
RT @AMarkG1: Ex-Decatur/@AlabamaFTBL star Rolando McClain could wind up @nfl starter again with the @dallascowboys. http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/07/if_rolando_mcclain_is_ready_to.html …

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Former Alabama All-American Rolando McClain is joining the Dallas Cowboys. What's to keep him from becoming a starting middle linebacker in the NFL again?

Besides himself, of course.

Two NFL retirements and three arrests before turning 25 after being the No. 8 pick in the 2010 draft naturally raise questions about McClain's dedication and reliability. His agent, Pat Dye Jr., said his client is serious about making a go of it with the Cowboys.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 05, 2014, 05:30:21 pm
… James Franklin

Dave Matter @Dave_Matter  ·  6h
Congrats to former Missouri quarterbacks Chase Daniel & James Franklin. Both getting married today.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2014, 01:26:35 pm
... Cassen Jackson-Garrison

Former Vanderbilt running back Cassen Jackson-Garrison was released from the hospital Tuesday after being injured in a wreck Sunday.

Jackson-Garrison, 29, an Oak Ridge police officer, was answering a call when the accident occurred. While trying to clear a four-lane intersection at a red light with his emergency lights and siren activated, Jackson-Garrison was struck from the side by a vehicle.

He was rushed by ambulance to the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville. (http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/vanderbilt/2014/07/08/cassen-jackson-garrison-wreck)

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He suffered a severe concussion and is still unable to walk on his own and remains nauseous.

"It's my first concussion; I never had one playing football," Jackson-Garrison said. "My motto was always to try to give the lick before it comes to me. I'm still in pain, I have a lot of dizziness, and I'm not really eating much."

No charges have been filed; the other driver and her passenger were not injured.

Jackson-Garrison is tied for ninth on Vanderbilt's career rushing list with 1,814 yards.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2014, 04:56:29 pm
... Big Baby

Randy Rosetta @RandyRosetta  ·  6h
Former #LSU hoops star Glen Davis will tour Baton Rouge for 'Booking with Big Baby' http://s.nola.com/SBchThV  via @nolanews

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Former LSU basketball star Glen 'Big Baby' Davis and his foundation are partnering with the East Baton Rouge Parish Library System for 'Booking it With Baby,' a literacy tour Thursday through Saturday.

The Baton Rouge native will travel throughout the city on the mobile library unit to deliver books and promote literacy with a goal of creating awareness of the positive impact reading has on youth.

Following the tour stops on Friday, the foundation will host the second annual 'Bowling with Baby' tournament and fundraiser at Quarters on Sherwood Boulevard...


Davis averaged 12 and 6 last season for Orlando.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 10, 2014, 08:54:49 am
... Junction Boys

Brent Zwerneman @BrentZwerneman  ·  Jul 8
Really cool, Junction Boys holding 60th Reunion in, you guessed it, Junction, including an event open to public: http://www.junctiontexas.com/things-to-do/junction-boys/ …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 11, 2014, 08:09:51 am
... Peyton Manning

When the NFL Network revealed the top finishers on its player-selected 2014 NFL Top 100 on Wednesday night, Peyton Manning claimed No. 1. (http://knoxblogs.com/fastbreak/2014/07/09/former-vol-peyton-manning-tops-2014-nfl-top-100)

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“He really is an offensive coordinator that can throw a football. That’s cheating.” – Rashad Jennings, Giants running back

“Peyton Manning equals the best. There’s really nothing else today. There’s no argument about it. He’s the best in the NFL right now.” Tyrann Mathieu, Cardinals defensive back
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2014, 11:34:57 am
... Josh Harrellson (Jorts)


Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  Jul 12

Josh Harrellson told to look for another team by the Detroit Pistons: http://is.gd/SVjFes
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 19, 2014, 05:23:58 pm
… Chris Richard

Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  12h
Former Gator Richard takes on gang violence in hometown: Chris Richard has been back in his hometown of Lakeland... http://bit.ly/1nmMt3l
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 23, 2014, 05:45:34 pm
... Tig Barksdale

Ben Garrett @SpiritBen  ·  Jul 22

Heppin’. RT @TDARaginCajuns: UL coach Mark Hudspeth: senior LB Tig Barksdale has been released from his scholarship & will not play in 2014.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: Inhogswetrust on July 24, 2014, 08:11:00 am
… UK's basketball gear on an early '90's trip to Auburn

Cats win game but lose shirts on Auburn trip (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/the-newspaper-proof-from-the-josh-hopkins-warm-up-scandal)

(https://scontent-1.2914.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10390232_647524174953_6625407040345197774_n.jpg)

Note that Pelphrey was going to be honored for something.

Haha! I know an Arkansan that has a Phi Slamma Jamma warmup jacket…………………………...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 25, 2014, 08:19:37 pm
... Pouncey twins

Gatorsports.com @Gator_sports  ·  3h
Three sue Pounceys over alleged fight at nightclub http://bit.ly/1npW3BB

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NFL offensive linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey have been sued by three people who say the twin brothers attacked them at a Miami Beach nightclub. ...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 27, 2014, 06:58:26 pm
… Vick Ballard

Eye on Football @EyeOnNFL  ·  Jul 25
Colts RB Vick Ballard reportedly out for the season after suffering a torn Achilles in practice: http://cbsprt.co/1nHvRU8
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 28, 2014, 09:23:02 pm
… Charles Barkley

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  5h
Charles Barkley offered to pay funeral costs for three children killed in Philadelphia carjacking incident http://ow.ly/zGd10
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 29, 2014, 02:30:47 pm
... Rod Rhodes

Whatever happened to the player who broke down after missing key free throws late in the SEC Championship Game against Arkansas and was "optioned" to USC (http://www.kentucky.com/2012/06/02/2210230/mark-story-ex-cat-rhodes-ready.html)

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Rodrick Rhodes laughs when asked what he learned in his first season coaching high school basketball coach at tiny Cordia in Eastern Kentucky.

Rhodes did not work a competitive miracle at Cordia (some 300 students in grades K-12), a school that has not won a game in the 14th Region Tournament in this century.

Alice Whitaker, the director of the Cordia school, says having Rhodes in the Lotts Creek community "has been wonderful. Totally great. He's added a wonderful dimension to our community. He's well-respected and accepted in our community. And I believe he's brought us some much-needed diversity. I believe we've added four or five minority students that wouldn't be here if it weren't for Rodrick."

Rhodes wound up serving a four-game suspension this season after getting thrown out of two different games.

"In one of them, our 6-foot-5 kid (Chris Hudson) was up in the air and got clotheslined," Rhodes said. "I went out on the court trying to protect my player and I guess in the opinion of the (referees) I went too far."

The other case where he got tossed, a woman who had asked him to sign an autograph for her grandson before the game, asked him again and said she would not be able to wait until after the contest ended.

"I'm coaching and I want to be focused (on the game) but I didn't want to say no, so I was signing that," Rhodes said. "Well, (while) I'm doing that, they started the game back up and I got teed up again for being up. It was crazy."


Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  19h
Cordia High School given the Death Penalty by KHSAA for a number of violations. Coached by former Cat Roderick Rhodes

   
Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  18h
KHSAA says Cordia rules violations "may well represent the most wanton and blatant disregard for Association rules in its 97 year history"
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 05, 2014, 09:41:05 am
... Nolan Richardson

2014 Hall of Fame Inductee: Nolan Richardson

Nolan Richardson's basketball teams never failed to play hard.

After 17 years, one championship and three Final Fours at the University of Arkansas, Richardson's high-intensity brand of basketball — called "40 Minutes of Hell" — became one of the most feared and respected styles of play in college basketball.

Richardson will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday. Scroll through the white dots to learn more about his career (available via the link). (http://www.masslive.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/08/2014_hall_of_fame_inductee_nol.html)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 05, 2014, 10:04:07 am
... Marreese Speights

Former Florida center Marreese Speights, now a seventh-year pro with the Golden State Warriors, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Tuesday morning, according to Hillsborough County court records. Speights was arrested at 3:31 a.m. and booked at 5:26, with bond set at $500.

A two-year player at Florida, Speights was a member of Florida's 2006-07 national championship team... (http://247sports.com/Bolt/Marreese-Speights-charged-with-DUI-in-Tampa-30074330)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 07, 2014, 09:45:24 am
... A&M's Darren Lewis

Former Texas A&M standout running back Darren Lewis is going to prison after pleading guilty to multiple armed robberies, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Lewis, 45, is the Aggies’ all-time leading rusher with 5,012 yards, and he led the squad in rushing for three straight seasons from 1988-90. According to the article, “The former footballer (has) lost everything to cocaine – his pro career, his house, his marriage …”

Lewis played for both Jackie Sherrill and R.C. Slocum... (http://blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2014/08/aggies-all-time-leading-rusher-darren-lewis-headed-to-prison)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 07, 2014, 05:30:17 pm
... Todd Day

Great article on the former Razorback. Those were the days.


http://www.hardwoodinsiders.com/2014/07/legends-of-the-hardwood-todd-day/
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 09, 2014, 03:56:36 pm
… Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Charlotte Hornets        ✔ @hornets
A day of giving for @MKG14 today as he joins @Samaritans_Feet to wash kids' feet and donate shoes!
11:40 AM - 9 Aug 2014

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bum4QivCAAE-KTr.jpg)


Samaritan's Feet @Samaritans_Feet
Thank you @MKG14 of the @hornets for joining us to wash feet & give shoes to kids in CLT! #shoesofhope #buzzcity
10:47 AM - 9 Aug 2014

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BumsD_JIgAAG1Oz.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 10, 2014, 09:22:10 pm
… Murphy Holloway

Parrish Alford @parrishalford  ·  Aug
Good Q-and-A here as @OxfordCitizenJD visits with former #OleMiss basketball player Murphy Holloway. http://oxfordcitizen.com/2014/08/07/former-rebel-hoopster-holloway-gives-back-camp/ …

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Former Ole Miss basketball standout Murphy Holloway was back in Oxford this past weekend hosting his Grind Time basketball camp.

Davis: What about your future now? What’s the next step for you after this camp is over?
Holloway: After this camp is over, I’m going to make a decision on if I’m going to go back to Israel and play for a different team or go to Italy. I think it’s pretty much my route to be overseas. It’s been good to me.

Davis: What was it like to play with the Tel Aviv team like you did last season?
Holloway: It was nice to play over there. The competition level isn’t as good as college, just being honest, in Israel. In Spain, the level is very, very high.

Davis: Where does Israel rank as far as basketball leagues in the world?
Holloway: I would say that the NBA is first. Spain is second. Probably Italy is third. I would say it’s around fifth because Turkey is probably fourth.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 13, 2014, 07:30:03 pm
… Tasmin Mitchell

Randy Rosetta @RandyRosetta  ·  2h
Former LSU star Tasmin Mitchell is still chasing his basketball dream http://s.nola.com/wkE4ckm  via @nolanews

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There will be life after basketball whenever former LSU star Tasmin Mitchell is done lacing up his high-top sneakers. That much he has planned out already.

In the meantime, the Denham Springs native and third-leading scorer in Tigers' history is making sure he makes the best living that he possibly can.

Yes, the 6-foot-7 thickly-built forward is still alive and well, his basketball career still headed toward a peak.

That might be news to even the most rabid LSU basketball fans. Because Mitchell, who played on two of the best teams in recent program history and also toiled on two that struggled mightily, is grinding away outside of the normal spotlight of pro basketball.

For the last three years Mitchell has played overseas - first in Israel, then in Moscow and back to Israel last season.

Far from the spotlight of the NBA, but exactly where Mitchell wants to be, which is still on the basketball court.

"It was a shock at first going over there, but I have been doing what I love and playing professional basketball and that makes it worth it," Mitchell said.

"Last year was one of my best years, so I feel like I'm growing into the kind of pro I can be for a long time."

How long? Could be several more years.

In a memorable four-year career (he redshirted in 2007-08), Mitchell played more minute than any player in program history (4,692), scored 1,989 points, third behind only Pete Maravich (3,667 points) and Rudy Macklin (2,080) and snared 950 rebounds (sixth all-time).

He hasn't been in the NBA, though, and barring an unlikely change of heart, he likely won't ever be.

"When I finish playing, I would love to come back and coach at my high school, and then later on down the road, I would like to run for mayor of Denham Springs," he said. "That's my city and always will be."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: Inhogswetrust on August 14, 2014, 07:32:14 am
... Tig Barksdale

Ben Garrett @SpiritBen  ·  Jul 22

Heppin’. RT @TDARaginCajuns: UL coach Mark Hudspeth: senior LB Tig Barksdale has been released from his scholarship & will not play in 2014.

They got a transfer in…………………………...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: Inhogswetrust on August 14, 2014, 07:33:13 am
... A&M's Darren Lewis

Former Texas A&M standout running back Darren Lewis is going to prison after pleading guilty to multiple armed robberies, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Lewis, 45, is the Aggies’ all-time leading rusher with 5,012 yards, and he led the squad in rushing for three straight seasons from 1988-90. According to the article, “The former footballer (has) lost everything to cocaine – his pro career, his house, his marriage …”

Lewis played for both Jackie Sherrill and R.C. Slocum... (http://blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2014/08/aggies-all-time-leading-rusher-darren-lewis-headed-to-prison)

Very sad. He was a good one even if he was an aggie.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 14, 2014, 04:13:39 pm
... John Parker


Matt Scalici @MattScalici  ·  Aug 13
Very excited to announce John Parker Wilson (@jpwilson4) is joining the @aldotcom team as our Alabama football analyst.

(http://brightcove.vo.llnwd.net/d9/unsecured/media/260701696001/260701696001_605407415001_JPW-11-10-mp4-still.jpg)

Found this in the SEC dictionary under "Bama Bangs"
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2014, 02:00:35 pm
... Junction Boys

Brent Zwerneman @BrentZwerneman  ·  Jul 8
Really cool, Junction Boys holding 60th Reunion in, you guessed it, Junction, including an event open to public: http://www.junctiontexas.com/things-to-do/junction-boys/ …


David Barron @dfbarron  ·  16h
Fifteen of Paul Bryant's Junction Boys from Texas A&M are back in Junction for a 60-year reunion of their famous 1954 training camp.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvIQeeEIAAECG69.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 17, 2014, 05:24:04 pm
… James Hutton

A former USC football player is charged with second-degree assault and battery after police say he punched a Bluffton man in the face in Charleston earlier this week, sending the man to the hospital with a fractured skull.

James Hutton, 27, of Greenville, was arrested Friday night and released Saturday afternoon from the Charleston County Detention Center on a $20,000 bond. He is accused of punching 26-year-old Billy Schilling, who was on a date with his wife on Upper King Street in Charleston just after midnight last Sunday. (http://www.thestate.com/2014/08/16/3623208/former-gamecock-football-player.html)

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Schilling was knocked unconscious by Hutton’s alleged blow to the face, hitting his head on the sidewalk, according to a police incident report.

Schilling, a personal trainer, boat captain and liquor distributor, could face months of recovery. The couple has a 7-month-old son.

The attack happened about a block from a similar incident that killed a man earlier this year, in Charleston’s downtown entertainment district.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 17, 2014, 09:00:39 pm
… Junction Boys

Randy Harvey @randyharvey  ·  2h
Junction Boys reunite, good read by @dfbarron http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/college-football/article/Junction-Boys-story-resonates-after-60-years-5693420.php …

(http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/31/54/46/6736267/5/784x2048.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 19, 2014, 11:54:11 am
... Kyle Fuller

From the prevalence of drugs, sex and parties to agents offering players money under the table, Fuller plans to expose the day-to-day temptations of the modern college athlete. He hopes the book will be funny, outrageous and controversial.

Fuller grew up in California and suffered the loss of his father while playing at Vanderbilt. Although he talked with them, he said he did not accept money from agents. (http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/vanderbilt/2014/08/18/ex-vandy-players-book-promises-drugs-sex-parties)

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"I knew that if I took that money or anything of that sort, that would mean that my career would be in jeopardy," Fuller said.

Fuller graduated from Vanderbilt in May and is planning to pursue a professional basketball career overseas.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 21, 2014, 01:57:07 pm
Austyn Carta-Samuels...

David Morrison @DavidCMorrison  ·  4h

Former Vanderbilt QB Austyn Carta-Samuels is listed as an MU grad assistant on his Twitter bio- https://twitter.com/AUSTYNCS_6 .
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 21, 2014, 03:18:16 pm
... The Hefty Lefty

Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  49m

Awesome profile of @JaredLorenzen22. A great guy and friend RT @EditorEdge: @tommytomlinson on Jared Lorenzen: http://es.pn/1roAWTM

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JARED LORENZEN AND I are in love with the same woman. Her name is Little Debbie, and she makes delicious snack cakes. We're not the only ones who love her. Nick Saban has two Oatmeal Creme Pies every morning for breakfast. I'm more of a Nutty Bars man myself. "They're all right," Lorenzen says. "But I'll kill a Fudge Round."

The rest of his life is in transition too. He just got transferred from the Cincinnati suburbs to Lexington, Kentucky, for his regular job, selling office technology equipment for a company called Prosource. He has an apartment in the same complex he lived in when he was a senior at UK. It's full of unopened boxes. His pots and pans are in there somewhere. He says he'll start cooking sometime soon. In the meantime, the China Hut left a menu on his welcome mat.

"Jared is a great kid," says Hal Mumme, his former coach at Kentucky. "A tremendous guy," says Ryan Lemond, his occasional radio co-host on the Kentucky Sports Radio network. "I want people to know how generous he is," says his mom, Janet Hermes. "He's the sweetest guy in the whole wide world," says his ex-wife, Tamara, mother of their two kids.

So many people love Jared Lorenzen, and so many people worry about him. His weight throws a shadow over everything else in his life, the same way it does in mine. We see the world as an obstacle course. We've broken countless plastic chairs. We've squeezed through thickets of tables at restaurants, trying to keep our rear ends out of people's faces. We've waited at airport gates knowing everyone else is thinking, God, I hope I don't have to sit next to him...

Nick Roush @RoushKSR  ·  Aug 18

Coach Stoops IN THE BUILDING with @timcouchtv and @JaredLorenzen22 on @KySportsRadio

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvVLopzCYAAF78Y.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 22, 2014, 04:42:25 pm
... Mike Evans

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  53m

Watch wild video of former Texas A&M star Mike Evans in altercation outside Miami nightclub | http://ow.ly/AD0Oy

Greg Auman        ✔ @gregauman

Agent for Bucs WR Mike Evans, Deryk Gilmore, says TMZ video showing rookie in fight outside club is from March, not this past weekend.
4:06 PM - 22 Aug 2014


Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 24, 2014, 08:32:42 pm
… Daniel Hamilton Magill, the GREATEST BULLDOG OF ALL TIME

Seth Emerson @SethEmerson  ·  11h
Sad day in Athens. RT @CoachMannyDiaz: The Great One has passed away. Daniel Hamilton Magill RIP.

Dan Magill, who was 93, was one of the winningest coaches in UGA history, and until recently a regular for decades around the Butts-Mehre.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 25, 2014, 06:58:47 pm
… Josh Shaw

Former Florida defensive back Josh Shaw was injured while rescuing his drowning 7-year-old nephew at a family social function. Shaw, who transferred to Southern California in 2012, was on a second-story balcony when he saw his nephew in distress below in the pool. He leaped from the balcony and rescued his nephew after landing on the concrete and suffering two high ankle sprains.

"I would do it again for whatever kid it was, it did not have to be my nephew," Shaw told the school website. "My ankles really hurt, but I am lucky to be surrounded by the best trainers and doctors in the world. I am taking my rehab one day at a time, and I hope to be back on the field as soon as possible." (http://florida.247sports.com/Bolt/Former-Florida-DB-injured-while-saving-drowning-child-30564759)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 26, 2014, 02:12:33 pm
… Josh Shaw

Former Florida defensive back Josh Shaw was injured while rescuing his drowning 7-year-old nephew at a family social function. Shaw, who transferred to Southern California in 2012, was on a second-story balcony when he saw his nephew in distress below in the pool. He leaped from the balcony and rescued his nephew after landing on the concrete and suffering two high ankle sprains.

"I would do it again for whatever kid it was, it did not have to be my nephew," Shaw told the school website. "My ankles really hurt, but I am lucky to be surrounded by the best trainers and doctors in the world. I am taking my rehab one day at a time, and I hope to be back on the field as soon as possible." (http://florida.247sports.com/Bolt/Former-Florida-DB-injured-while-saving-drowning-child-30564759)

 Heather Brittany @HeatherBrit  ·  19m

Sources: Josh Shaw was involved in an incident involving domestic abuse & jumped off a 3rd story window while running from LAPD. #USC
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 29, 2014, 06:28:31 am
Richard Deitsch @richarddeitsch  ·  9h

Excellent work by @jdubs88 on how Josh Shaw fooled USC http://www.newsweek.com/exclusive-how-josh-shaw-fooled-usc-267425 …

Newsweek @Newsweek  ·  Aug 29
Josh Shaw noticed an error in USC's account of his made-up story about saving his nephew and asked for a correction
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 30, 2014, 09:25:35 am
… Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray

JC Shurburtt @jcshurburtt  ·  Aug 28
Tyler Bray, Aaron Murray battling for No. 3 QB in KC (free) http://bit.ly/1C77AMb  #NFL #SEC #Dawgs #Vols @wesrucker247 @GentryEstes247
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 31, 2014, 06:19:45 am
… Zach Hocker

The Redskins spent a seventh-round pick on Arkansas place kicker Zach Hocker this spring, hoping to bring in a youngster with a strong leg who would challenge incumbent Kai Forbath.

Their competition lasted all preseason, with the rookie shining initially, hitting a pair of field goals and making a special-teams tackle during the opener against New England, while Forbath was short on his lone attempt from 46 yards.

But Saturday morning, roughly eight hours before the NFL’s deadline for final roster cuts, it was Hocker who was released.

It all came down to Thursday’s preseason finale at Tampa Bay, in which Hocker missed his lone field-goal attempt, from 39 yards, wide right. Forbath delivered from 45 yards to open the scoring.

Forbath, a third-year veteran, finished the preseason 4 for 5 on field goals and made all of his point-after attempts and show improved distance on his kickoffs.
Hocker was 2 for 3 on field goals.

Gruden voiced satisfaction with both heading into Thursday preseason finale, saying he felt the Redskins would do well with either. After Hocker’s miss, the coach conceded the rookie “missed a great opportunity.” (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/wp/2014/08/30/redskins-cut-rookie-pk-zach-hocker-sparing-kai-forbath)

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/files/2014/08/sp-skins_201409280790_image_982w.jpg)
Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post

Zach Hocker @zhocker18  ·  19h
So blessed to even be given the opportunities I've gotten. This journey is apart of a much bigger purpose than football #Hiswillbedone
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: Hawg_Thai'd on August 31, 2014, 08:36:39 am
Man, I hope somewhere somehow he will get his shot at redemption.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 04, 2014, 06:40:32 am
... Brad Gaines


Mike Organ @MikeOrganWriter  ·  11h

"It's Time: The Brad Gaines/Chucky Mullins Story" has emotion and healing. #Vandy #AnchorDown @SEC @espn http://tnne.ws/Z7xpg7

Video of Brad Gaines' reaction moments after seeing ESPN film, "It's Time: The Brad Gaines/Chucky Mullins Story." http://tnne.ws/1lHliRe


Brad Gaines with former Ole Miss coach Billy Brewer and Chucky Mullins' teammates. @VandyFootball #AnchorDown

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwlH6YMIgAAju1X.jpg:large)

Gaines said coach Billy Brewer, as he taps him on the knee, became like a second father for him through all of this. #Vandy
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 08, 2014, 07:35:25 am
... former SC punter/kicker Spencer Lanning

in action yesterday with the Browns

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/br-cdn/temp_images/2014/09/07/2aab73893abf2b455cb873f884a66047.gif?1410113516)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 08, 2014, 04:30:57 pm
...  Renardo Sidney


Island Storm @islandproball  ·  2h

Welcome Renardo Sidney to the Storm family for the upcoming @NBLCanada season! @CanBallReport @EurobasketNews

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BxCG2xKCMAAsQ0A.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 09, 2014, 10:44:05 am
... The Hefty Lefty

Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  49m

Awesome profile of @JaredLorenzen22. A great guy and friend RT @EditorEdge: @tommytomlinson on Jared Lorenzen: http://es.pn/1roAWTM

Nick Roush @RoushKSR  ·  Aug 18

Coach Stoops IN THE BUILDING with @timcouchtv and @JaredLorenzen22 on @KySportsRadio

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvVLopzCYAAF78Y.jpg:large)

Report that the linked story is the most read story on ESPN web sites in the last three years.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 11, 2014, 03:53:56 pm
... Tim Tebow

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  48m

Tim Tebow set to join Good Morning America | http://ow.ly/BoHXS
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 12, 2014, 09:56:07 am
... The Hefty Lefty

Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  49m

Awesome profile of @JaredLorenzen22. A great guy and friend RT @EditorEdge: @tommytomlinson on Jared Lorenzen: http://es.pn/1roAWTM

Most read article on ESPN web sites in the last three years.


KY Photo Archive @KYPhotoArchive
.@JaredLorenzen22 playing in the 1999 @khsaabasketball Boys' Sweet Sixteen. Details http://bit.ly/TJejK4
7:00 AM - 10 Sep 2014

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BxH1IYUIYAAY04y.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 14, 2014, 07:49:36 pm
... Greg Hardy

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  3h
Greg Hardy, convicted of domestic abuse in July, deactivated by Carolina Panthers | http://ow.ly/Bum8w
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 16, 2014, 03:51:46 pm
... Y.A.Tittle

Michael Bonnette @LSUBonnette  ·  20m

Former @LSUfball great Y.A.Tittle will be here for Miss. St game when it's 50 yrs to day since this photo was taken.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bxrm4TXIIAAn3-f.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 17, 2014, 02:06:47 pm
... Greg Hardy

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  3h
Greg Hardy, convicted of domestic abuse in July, deactivated by Carolina Panthers | http://ow.ly/Bum8w


AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  5m

Greg Hardy reportedly placed on exempt list by Carolina Panthers | http://ow.ly/BCcmV
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 17, 2014, 07:18:56 pm
... Chris Rainey

Gregg Doyel @GreggDoyelCBS  ·  2h

Replaced by Chris Rainey? RT @CBSEveningNews Cards RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested for domestic violence: aggravated assault, preventing 911 cal
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 20, 2014, 07:01:11 am
... Rex Chapman

 Kevin Ridley WCNC @KJRidley  ·  12h

Former @hornets Rex Chapman arrested for theft at Apple Store. Accused of stealing 14,000 worth. HT @JBerry_Media

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bx7yzU5IMAAVunm.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 21, 2014, 01:41:08 pm
... Rex Chapman

 Kevin Ridley WCNC @KJRidley  ·  12h

Former @hornets Rex Chapman arrested for theft at Apple Store. Accused of stealing 14,000 worth. HT @JBerry_Media

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bx7yzU5IMAAVunm.jpg:large)

Chapman allegedly took the items to a local pawn shop and sold them for cash, according to Sgt. Mark Clark, a Scottsdale police spokesman.

Clark said store managers alerted police to the thefts in August and that multiple employees recognized the thief as Chapman "based on his previous celebrity status as an NBA basketball player." (http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2014/09/20/rex-chapman-released-from-jail-shoplifting-apple-store/15981987)

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A former Phoenix Suns player accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale, Ariz., was released from jail Saturday afternoon.

Rex Chapman, a former a guard for the Suns, was arrested Friday on accusations he shoplifted more than $14,000 of goods.

Scottsdale police say Chapman stole the items from the Apple Store at the Scottsdale Quarter on seven separate occasions over the span of several weeks. According to public records, Chapman owns or rents a residence in the neighboring development of Kierland Commons.

Chapman was not reachable for comment.

Store employees told police that Chapman picked up items in the store and made it appear that he was paying for them using a self-checkout system via iPhone app. He would then leave the store without actually paying for the items, they said.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 22, 2014, 02:23:48 pm
Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  33m

TMZ with an update on the Rex Chapman situation: http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/tmz-reporting-rex-pocketed-5460-in-cash-from-his-stolen-goods/ …

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Court documents obtained from TMZ Sports say Rex Chapman pocketed $5,460 in cash from pawning off $14,278 worth of stolen goods from the Apple Store in Scottsdale. Apple’s Beats By Dre headphones were among the products Rex allegedly took from the store without paying, using the self-checkout app to deceive employees into thinking he made the purchase.

TMZ also has video of Rex’s appearance in front of a judge via satellite (available via the above link)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 22, 2014, 05:03:08 pm
... David Nelson

 Scott Carter @GatorZoneScott  ·  2h

Former #Gators WR David Nelson to be featured on @ESPN's Monday NFL Countdown (6 p.m.) for charitable work in Haiti.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByKcDcMIMAA4Dyz.jpg:large)


Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  2h

Easy to paint 2008 Gator team with broad brush, there were some bad apples, but WR David Nelson truly one of the good guys from the roster.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 24, 2014, 10:16:00 am
... Rex Chapman

 Kevin Ridley WCNC @KJRidley  ·  12h

Former @hornets Rex Chapman arrested for theft at Apple Store. Accused of stealing 14,000 worth. HT @JBerry_Media

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bx7yzU5IMAAVunm.jpg:large)

Channel 12 in Phoenix digs up gambling debts per Chapman's ex-wife and a quote from the Pawn Shop owner:

http://www.azcentral.com/videos/news/local/phoenix/2014/09/23/16127115

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“The worst thing you can do is take stolen merchandise and bring it to a pawn shop, it’s just crazy”

H/T: http://kentuckysportsradio.com/
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 24, 2014, 10:23:18 am
... David Nelson

 Scott Carter @GatorZoneScott  ·  2h

Former #Gators WR David Nelson to be featured on @ESPN's Monday NFL Countdown (6 p.m.) for charitable work in Haiti.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ByKcDcMIMAA4Dyz.jpg:large)


Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  2h

Easy to paint 2008 Gator team with broad brush, there were some bad apples, but WR David Nelson truly one of the good guys from the roster.


Great NFL segment with Nelson who plays for NYJ.


Kevin Brockway retweeted
T Scholl @TPScholl  ·  Sep 23

@gatorhoops There really was no middle ground on the '08 team Good (Tebow, Nelson, Demps) Bad (Hernandez, Rainey, Cooper, Harvin, Dunlap)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 25, 2014, 06:31:50 am
... Robert Horry

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Horry now lives in Houston, where he won two of his seven NBA championship rings with the Houston Rockets. He won three more with the Los Angeles Lakers and two with the San Antonio Spurs. He's a studio commentator on Time Warner Cable SportsNet for the Lakers and owns a sports and rehabilitation center.

Horry was at Carver High School with other NBA legends Bob Lanier and Mike Glenn and WNBA legends Monique Ambers and Tina Thompson, teaming with BBVA Compass to promote financial literacy and education.

"To me, it's always special to come back to the state of Alabama," said Horry, who is from Andalusia.
"It's important for a former athlete to go back to the state that they're from. These youth can relate to you more because I know what's going on. It's not like me stepping into New York because I don't know the New York life. I know the Alabama life."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 25, 2014, 10:22:27 am
... Y.A.Tittle

Michael Bonnette @LSUBonnette  ·  20m

Former @LSUfball great Y.A.Tittle will be here for Miss. St game when it's 50 yrs to day since this photo was taken.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bxrm4TXIIAAn3-f.jpg:large)

Louisiana Sports HOF @LaSportsHall  ·  14h

Congrats 2 Y.A. Tittle who yesterday attended a ceremony for the naming of the Y.A. Tittle Field House at Marshall HS http://bit.ly/1pdDZYB
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 26, 2014, 12:25:56 pm
... Rex Chapman

 Kevin Ridley WCNC @KJRidley  ·  12h

Former @hornets Rex Chapman arrested for theft at Apple Store. Accused of stealing 14,000 worth. HT @JBerry_Media

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bx7yzU5IMAAVunm.jpg:large)


Raw video: Rex Chapman Apple store surveillance video


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykhtDHGW-gc
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 26, 2014, 12:27:07 pm
... Jeffery Taylor


Adam Sparks @AdamSparks  ·  19h

Ex-#Vandy basketball player Jeffery Taylor charged with domestic assault. http://tnne.ws/1t0EM0h
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 29, 2014, 05:21:30 pm
... Da'Rick Rogers

Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred  ·  3h 3 hours ago
The Colts cut Da'Rick Rogers quick, because if there's one thing that organization won't stand for, it's ... never mind.

The Colts wasted no time in cutting Da’Rick Rogers.

Just moments after word surfaced that Rogers had been arrested for driving under the influence, coach Chuck Pagano told reporters that the team had cut Rogers. (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/09/29/colts-cut-darick-rogers-moments-after-arrest-is-reported)

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Rogers, who led the SEC in catches and yards during his sophomore season at Tennessee, has great talent as a receiver. But he left Tennessee because of failed drug tests and was already on thin ice in the NFL. This arrest sealed his fate, and may have ended his NFL career.

Rogers was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in the Bar Knoxville incident back in July 2010. 
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 01, 2014, 06:49:33 am
... Rex Chapman

 Kevin Ridley WCNC @KJRidley  ·  12h

Former @hornets Rex Chapman arrested for theft at Apple Store. Accused of stealing 14,000 worth. HT @JBerry_Media

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bx7yzU5IMAAVunm.jpg:large)


Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  9h 9 hours ago

Rex Chapman has entered a substance abuse program in Louisville according to @Rickbozich
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 01, 2014, 11:40:21 am
... Justin Hamilton

 Matt Moscona @MattMoscona  ·  43m

Former #LSU PF Justin Hamilton has heart surgery: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/fl-miami-heat-news-1001-20140930-story.html … @1045espn
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 02, 2014, 03:21:08 pm
...  Reche Caldwell

Former Florida Gator Reche Caldwell is in some serious trouble now after admitting to  officials in Tampa, that he received more than a kilo of Molly in the mail and planned to distribute the pure ectasy in pill form... (http://mrsec.com/articles/former-florida-gator-wr-reche-caldwell-pleads-guilty-for-possession-of-molly)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 05, 2014, 08:07:10 am
... Maudrecus Humphrey

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  9 hours ago
Maudrecus Humphrey leads trio of Birmingham area WRs that played role in #UAB win at Western Kentucky http://ow.ly/ChW2T
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 05, 2014, 02:28:05 pm
... Dana Altman

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN  ·  6 hours ago

Not many have endured a rougher past six months or so in college hoops than Dana Altman. The latest out of Eugene: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/32247655-75/two-uo-basketball-players-cited-for-shoplifting.html.csp …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 07, 2014, 12:58:06 pm
... Norm Chow


Dennis Dodd @dennisdoddcbs  ·  23 hours ago

Prayers to Norm Chow whose wife suffered an aneurysm Saturday. He coached Sat at Rice, then flew to Calif to be with her.

Currently the head coach at Hawaii
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 07, 2014, 01:52:33 pm
... Stan Heath

Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  13 minutes ago

ESPN announces former cbk coaches Stan Heath (Arkansas, USF) and Craig Robinson (Oregon State) have joined network as analysts.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 07, 2014, 06:32:45 pm
... Brad Durham


Kyle Tucker @KyleTucker_CJ  ·  Oct 6

Latest status update on Brad Durham, former UK player who fell from the upper deck Saturday night: http://cjky.it/1q5gccV

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Brad Durham, the former University of Kentucky offensive lineman who fell from the upper deck during Saturday night's game at Commonwealth Stadium, remained in serious condition at UK Hospital late Monday afternoon, a school spokesperson said.

A witness, who was seated behind Durham and tried to save him from falling, said Durham stood up and faced the crowd to celebrate the Wildcats' game-winning touchdown late in the game when he lost his balance, tipped over the railing and plunged 35-40 feet to the seats below.

Durham played for the Cats from 2007 to 2010. Rich Brooks, Kentucky's coach at the time, tweeted support Monday, calling Durham a "great young man and outstanding player."

UK official statement on victim of fall: "The thoughts and prayers of everyone in UK Athletics are with Brad Durham and his family."

 Rich Brooks @UKcoachbrooks  ·  Oct 6

Thoughts and prayers to former Ky player Brad Durham who fell while celebrating during the game Sat. Great young man and outstanding player
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 09, 2014, 07:25:42 pm
... Marcus Lattimore

GoGamecocks.com @gogamecocks  ·  11 minutes ago
RB 3? Marcus Lattimore on track to join 49ers after bye http://scne.ws/78mlnW  #gg
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 11, 2014, 10:21:47 am
... Cory Fleming

Born in the early spring of 1971, former Vol wide receiver Cory Fleming knew from an early age that football was not only a passion, but a true love. (https://tennessee.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1690491)

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"I played behind Carl Pickens his Junior year and I got the majority of my play against Mississippi State in 1991," Fleming said. "They ended up starting J.J. McKlesky over me because I didn't stick around in the summer. I felt like coach Majors didn't think I had a commitment to the team. That certainly wasn't the case. I was the fourth receiver and we started going 4-wide. I caught my first pass and first touchdown against State in Knoxville. Carl got hurt that game and I had to take his place. That's when I think I became a wide receiver at Tennessee."

Fleming was versatile enough to play all of the wide receiver positions, but one in particular always spoke to him and put him a position to be successful.

"I loved playing in the slot," Fleming said. "You are the go-to guy in that position in that offense. I wanted it and I had a great time in it. The plays put you in a position to be successful because I was going against linebackers and strong safeties. We had players and coaches that bought into a team concept."

Not only was Fleming a key playmaker for the Vols in the early 1990s, but he also was a leader in every since of the word. It was a role that he relished and embraced thanks to those that mentored him. It's an opportunity that he would still want to this day.

"One of the things that I always wanted to do is come back and let the guys know the tradition that Tennessee has," Fleming said. "When I was playing, the Alvin Harper's and Terrance Woods showed me how to be a leader. That's one of the things that was instrumental to me. I in turn tried to show guys younger than me what it meant. Some of the guys called me "Godfather" and I felt good about my impact and they appreciated my leadership and work ethic."

His last couple of seasons on Rocky Top, Fleming caught passes from Heath Shuler. The former first round quarterback backed up Fleming's thoughts on leadership.

"Cory's actions spoke extremely loud," Shuler said. "He was a coach on the field and he was a mentor to a lot of the young receivers that came along through his work ethic. He showed them how to be a success on and off the field. He learned from the guys when he came in and he paid it forward and that is a part of the Vol for life accountability that coach (Jones) talks about."

Fleming was a part of some big games at Tennessee including the "Miracle at South Bend" and several big bowl games. He helped Tennessee win the SEC Championship during his time at Tennessee, but he also felt like they were so close to doing so much more.

"I felt like we were always inches away from a National Championship," Fleming said...

After his time at Tennessee, Fleming played in the NFL and the Arena Football League. He was re-united with his first quarterback at Tennessee, Andy Kelly, playing for his hometown Nashville Kats.

Fleming resides in Nashville where he is the staffing coordinator at Tri-Star staffing in Smyrna.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 13, 2014, 11:05:47 am
... Kyle Wiltjer

Terrence Payne @terrence_payne  ·  21 hours ago

Kyle Wiltjer (@kwiltj) shattered a world record this weekend: http://wp.me/p1aWjM-28gq  He also hit 70-of-75 threes: http://wp.me/p1aWjM-28f1

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It’s important to note here that Wiltjer is shooting at anything but game-speed here. Getting up 75 threes in five minutes ia not very many, but regardless of how quickly he’s letting them fly, making 70 out of 75 is pretty impressive.

I have no idea how Gonzaga is going to defend with the likes of Kevin Pangos, Kyle Wiltjer and Przemek Karnowski on the floor together at the same time, but good luck trying to find a way to defend the Zags this season.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 13, 2014, 09:27:25 pm
... Stevan Ridley

Jeff Howe@jeffphowe
Stevan Ridley's MRI revealed a torn ACL and MCL, according to a source. He's done for the year.


Former LSU RB plays for the Pats

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 15, 2014, 01:35:10 pm
... Kenny Miles

A grand jury dismissed charges against former South Carolina running back Kenny Miles after he was accused of lying to police about his shooting in November 2013. Miles claimed he was shot during a robbery attempt before later admitting he shot himself in a suicide attempt. (http://www.thestate.com/2014/10/13/3742430_charges-dismissed-after-former.html)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 15, 2014, 01:37:13 pm
... Knowshon Moreno

Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno was put on season-ending injured reserve with an ACL injury, the team announced Tuesday ...

Moreno played in just three games this season and rushed for 10 yards on six carries in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers. (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11699303/knowshon-moreno-miami-dolphins-season-acl-injury)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 17, 2014, 08:01:44 am
... Daniel Orton

Daniel Orton has reached agreement with Shanxi of China on a $1 million-plus deal, a source tells RealGM.

Orton was released on Thursday by the Washington Wizards.

Orton played parts of last season with the Philadelphia 76ers and Maine Red Claws of the D-League. (http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/235224/Daniel-Orton-Agrees-To-Sign-With-Shanxi)

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 19, 2014, 06:00:11 pm
... Chris Porter

Former UK player Ramon Harris watched UK Media Day from near courtside. He said he happened to stop in Lexington while en route to rejoining the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA's Development League.

Other players on the roster this coming season include former Alabama player Tony Mitchell and — believe it or not — former Auburn player Chris Porter. Porter, now 36, finished his Auburn career 14 years ago. (http://www.kentucky.com/2014/10/18/3488275/uk-basketball-notebook-all-sec.html)

(http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/1999/1115_mid.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 21, 2014, 09:30:37 am
... Tee Martin

SI Vault        ✔ @si_vault

These two former Vols have thrown a combined 510 NFL touchdown passes:
4:25 PM - 20 Oct 2014

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0ar9BkCcAA9LbH.jpg)

Tee Martin is still the Wide Receivers Coach/Pass Game Coordinator for the USC Trojans.  One commentator gave Manning credit for leading UT to the 1998 National Title on Sunday, the accomplishment for which Tee Martin Drive was named on the UT Campus.

(http://i.imgur.com/AmGvC.png)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 22, 2014, 08:05:23 pm
... Quintavius Harrow, part of "The Dream Team" recruiting class

COLUMBUS. Ga. -
Quintavius Harrow, 22, was arrested Wednesday after being named a suspect in two Columbus gas station armed robberies, according to jail records.

Harrow is suspected in the armed robberies of the Summit Gas Station on Veterans Parkway on October 18th and the Circle K Gas Station on Macon Road on October 17th. (http://www.wrbl.com/story/26868338/former-uga-football-player-arrested-on-armed-robbery-charges)

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Harrow played football at Carver High School where he helped lead Carver to the Class AA semifinals and a 13-1 record in 2010. He then played at the University of Georgia, where he was a part of the "Dream Team" recruiting class. He was dismissed from the team because of academic reasons after the 2011 season.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 23, 2014, 07:58:51 am
... Pouncey twins

Mike and Maurkice Pouncey, accused over the summer of roughing up a club-goer at their South Beach birthday party, will not be charged in the altercation, Miami-Dade prosecutors announced Wednesday.

The twin brothers are both NFL offensive linemen – Mike with the Miami Dolphins and Maurkice with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

A July 12 brawl at Cameo nightclub left several people injured. But in their case close-out memo, the state attorney’s office concluded there is insufficient credible evidence to charge Maurkice Pouncey – identified by victims as their assailant – or anyone else with battery.

Here’s why: (http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/miami-dolphins/article3221309.html)

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“Victims and witnesses advised that the music was very loud and the club was very crowded with a lot of pushing and shoving by many people,” prosecutors said. “The Cameo Club did provide our office with a video but it was of no probative value because the room was so crowded that we could not distinguish anyone including the alleged victims or subjects in the video.

“In addition, we were provided with many different versions of the incident that raised serious and unresolved proof and credibility issues,” the office continued. “Consequently, we cannot determine whether the injuries sustained by the alleged victims resulted from an intentional and unwanted touching or an unintentional touching resulting from the shoving and pushing of the crowd of people who were in a space too small to accommodate so many.”

The attorney for primary accuser Riquan James, who took to social media the night of the incident to show pictures of his injuries, said his client is “incredibly disappointed” with the decision not to charge Maurkice Pouncey.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 24, 2014, 06:43:16 pm
... UK's football coach and QB from the last time they defeated a number one team

Rich Brooks and Andre Woodson are in town for tomorrow’s big game against #1 Mississippi State and did what every Kentuckian should do on a beautiful fall Friday: enjoy the sights and sounds of Keeneland. (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/football-2/rich-brooks-and-andre-woodson-are-hanging-out-at-keeneland)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0vNrR9IMAM7lmr.jpg)
Rich Brooks @UKcoachbrooks
I won a couple races at the track but Karen really did much better than me. No surprise there.
4:44 PM - 24 Oct 2014 Kentucky, US, United States
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2014, 03:02:49 pm
... Chris Lofton

t is an honor that Chris Lofton did not expect.

Then again, it shouldn’t be a surprise to those who have grown up following Lofton’s life and the career. The former Mason County and Tennessee star has experienced more prior to his 30th birthday than those perhaps twice his age could ever envision.

One more distinction will be given Lofton Saturday night when he takes the stage at the State Theater in Elizabethtown.

Hall of Famer.

"When I think of Hall of Fame, I think about guys being 40, 50 years old," Lofton said last month. "I'm 28, I'm older but it still hasn't sunk in yet." (http://www.maysville-online.com/sports/basketball/hard-work-pays-off-for-lofton-in-hall-of-fame/article_f31ace6b-3599-5fee-ade1-85958013929c.html)

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Before Lofton's arrival into the program, the Royals had yet to raise a state championship banner to the rafters of the Fieldhouse. After a taste of the state tournament in 2002, Lofton took over in 2003 with a state tournament record 17 3-pointers and capped it off with an 86-65 win over Ballard in the championship. He was named tournament MVP for his efforts.

"It was a surreal feeling that night," Lofton said. "I remember getting back to the hotel afterward and couldn't sleep... When you do it, not just winning it, but doing it with your friends you grew up with, that was the most important thing."

However, the offers he was searching for were not available. Lofton became the third Mr. Basketball from the state of Kentucky to sign with Tennessee and immediately became an impact. In his first season in Knoxville, Lofton set an SEC record of 93 3-pointers.

"When I got down there, I just wanted to prove everyone wrong," Lofton said.

But it wasn't until his sophomore year, when Pearl arrived as the head coach, that Lofton really started to shine. In 2006, the sharpshooter connected on a school record 114 shots from beyond the arc, helped pace the Volunteers to the first of six-straight NCAA Tournament berths and was a Wooden Award Finalist.

No greater win on the court could have come than on Feb. 7, 2006 in Lexington. Lofton went 11-of-18 from the field and 7-of-10 from 3-point range for 31 points and a 75-67 win over Kentucky. A reporter asked afterwards what it was like to be home.

"This is not my home," Lofton said. "Maysville is."

When Lofton graduated, he helped Tennessee to its first-ever No. 1 ranking, a pair of Sweet 16 appearances and received numerous All-American awards. While he averaged 15.5 points a game his senior season, it came on the heels of winning one of his biggest battles off the court.

During the 2007 NCAA Tournament, Lofton was randomly selected for drug testing and eventually found out that he had testicular cancer. With very few aware of the condition, Lofton underwent treatments and played his senior season cancer-free.

"I'm not a guy who cries a whole lot around people," Lofton said in a 2008 interview with ESPN.com. "But I cried more this past year than I have my whole life combined. I cried a river this past year."

With 2,131 career points and an SEC-record 431 career 3-pointers made and most importantly, in good health, Lofton's story was ready for the next chapter.

Since turning pro, Lofton has made a name for himself overseas after a brief stint in the NBDL. Nearly two months ago, Lofton agreed to a two-year contract extension with Besiktas of the Turkish Basketball League.

He returned last month to Maysville to co-headline a basketball camp with fellow Mason County alum Darius Miller. Lofton, who is proud to call Maysville as his home, understands the importance his actions have on area children, especially when he returns home during the offseason.

"Character is first, people always remember your character and that's what's most important," Lofton said. "Whether you can play basketball or not, I realize and feel that your character takes you farther. I just always wanted to be a good person and my parents taught me that."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2014, 03:51:36 pm
... Mo Collins

Landon Watnick @LandonWatnick  ·  3h 3 hours ago
Mo Collins, a 3-year starter on UF's first national championship team in '96, has passed away at 38. Sad news. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/26/5268300/west-charlotte-football-coach.html?sp=/99/121/151/#.VE0u_Et5A3t …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 29, 2014, 12:37:55 pm
... Anthony Dixon

Michael Bonner @MikeBBonner  ·  3 hours ago

Anthony Dixon back in Mississippi.. He'll be honored by his former HS Friday, should be in Starkville on Sat. http://on.thec-l.com/1wD89tZ

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"We'll see if he stops by and sees me. I grind on him still. I mean I'm tough on the players," Mullen said. "He showed up one day chunky, I didn't let him leave until he got a workout in in the weight room. He had to go do some cardio before he was allowed to leave."

Dixon lettered for Mississippi State from 2006-09. The former Bulldog is the school's all time career leader in rushing with 3,994 yards. He also set the single season record at 1,391...

The yards also come with his personality, which fans in the NFL have gravitated towards in San Francisco and now Buffalo.

"He walks into the room and he's always upbeat, he's always excited," Mullen said.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 29, 2014, 02:56:35 pm
... Marcus Lattimore

GoGamecocks.com @gogamecocks  ·  5 hours ago

Big day for Marcus Lattimore. He turns 23 today AND gets to practice with the 49ers.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1HyZwaCQAEWLI5.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 31, 2014, 01:13:37 pm
... Tom 'Shorty' McWilliams

Michael Bonner @MikeBBonner  ·  23 hours ago
McWilliams is the only Mississippi State player to ever receive a Heisman vote. I have a feel that changes this year.

Tom 'Shorty' McWilliams to join MSU's Ring of Honor during halftime of Saturday's game. http://on.thec-l.com/1wJp5Pz

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The Newton, Mississippi, native was voted a second-team All-America selection in 1944. In a 26-21 win over Auburn on Nov. 11, 1944, McWilliams rushed for 148 yards on 16 carries. That same season he was voted SEC Most Valuable Player by the Nashville Banner.

Until a knee injury ended his career, McWilliams played professionally for the Los Angeles [King] Dons in 1949 and the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1950.

A Korean War veteran, McWilliams passed away on Jan. 9, 1997 at the age of 70.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 31, 2014, 10:23:16 pm
... Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro

MSU Baseball @HailStateBB  ·  3 hours ago
Thunder and Lightning. Two Bulldog legends reuniting. #alumniweekend #hailstate

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1UPmCxIMAAGz7A.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 01, 2014, 02:58:17 pm
... Marcus Lattimore

GoGamecocks.com @gogamecocks  ·  5 hours ago

Big day for Marcus Lattimore. He turns 23 today AND gets to practice with the 49ers.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1HyZwaCQAEWLI5.jpg:large)

Matt Barrows @mattbarrows  · 23 hours ago
Harbaugh said Marcus Lattimore "hung back" in the training room today. Unclear whether the RB suffered a setback.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 03, 2014, 06:39:53 pm
Matt Barrows @mattbarrows  · 23 hours ago
Harbaugh said Marcus Lattimore "hung back" in the training room today. Unclear whether the RB suffered a setback.

Mark Schlabach @Mark_Schlabach  ·  10 hours ago
Ugh RT @caplannfl: #49ers RB Marcus Lattimore is expected to retire due to knee issues, a league source confirmed.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2014, 10:08:27 am
GoGamecocks.com @gogamecocks  ·  Nov 2

Report: Marcus Lattimore's future 'up in the air' http://scne.ws/7PLkDp  #gg


Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  Nov 2

Very few, if any, college athletes have impressed me both on and off the field the way Marcus Lattimore did at S.C. He will find success.

 
Connor Shaw @cmshaw9  ·  22h 22 hours ago

To the man who lifted a program to its feet & made everyone around him better as a player & person. I salute you! @MarcusLattimore
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2014, 10:55:39 am
... Greg Hardy

Izzy Gould @IzzyGould  ·  34m 34 minutes ago

Trial for Panthers' Greg Hardy pushed back to 2015 http://usat.ly/1qny7wF  (@bylindsayhjones)

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The jury trial for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy won't happen until 2015.

The Mecklenberg County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday morning that Hardy's trial had been continued, but an exact trial date has not been set.

The continuance means Hardy's case will not be resolved before the end of this season, and he'll remain out while the legal issue is pending.

Last week, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said there will be no change on Hardy's status with the Panthers or the league until the legal case is resolved.

The prosecutor's office said in a statement that a capital murder trial that began in September, along with another murder trial set to begin later this month, have forced the postponement of several other trials in addition to Hardy's.

"The District Attorney's Office must now adjust the dockets in several courtrooms, affecting multiple cases that had been scheduled for the coming weeks. These changes will affect the Domestic Violence Team's cases scheduled for the week of Nov. 17. A number of matters must be continued," the statement read...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 06, 2014, 09:09:57 am
... Another ex South Carolina RB in news


Josh Kendall @JoshatTheState  ·  15 hours ago

Another ex USC RB in news RT @thestate: Demetris Summers charged with possession with intent to distribute crack http://scne.ws/7QxSsC

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COLUMBIA, SC — Former USC tailback Demetris Summers has been charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, having a gun illegall y and drunken driving after he wrecked a car in Lexington County early Tuesday morning.

The Highway Patrol charged Summers after a trooper was called around 4:50 a.m. to a one-vehicle wreck along Cromer Road, which parallels I-20 and intersects with U.S. 378 in the West Columbia area, Lance Cpl. David Jones said Wednesday.

The silver Honda Summers was driving lost its front driver-side wheel and was on the road shoulder, Jones, a patrol spokesman said. The one-time Lexington High School star was alone in the Honda.

The trooper found enough baggies of what tested as crack that Summers is facing a drug distribution offense, Jones said...

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 07, 2014, 03:12:38 pm
... Jeremy Hill

Plain Dealer: Browns safety Donte Whitner had a strong message for Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill, who ripped the Browns after their 24-3 victory over the Bengals, saying "they're probably worse than I thought,'' and "they're not that good.'' (http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2014/11/browns_donte_whitner_on_bengal.html)

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Whitner, a ninth-year pro and two-time Pro Bowl, warned the rookie that he'll have to deal with his words when the two teams meet again in Cleveland in five weeks.

"You know, that's a rookie, so you can't really take his words as anything other than pure ignorance and being a sore loser,'' said Whitner. "Other than that, anytime you lose a football game, the first thing that the coaching staff tells you, even if you don't feel that way is to give the other team credit and not say the ignorant comment that he made.

"So I'm just going to take it as ignorance and know that -- we will see them again.''

Browns punter Spencer Lanning also weighed in today by tweeting: "What's a Jeremy Hill?"
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 08, 2014, 10:45:42 am
... Greg Hardy

Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy’s jury trial on domestic violence charges was postponed until next year, leaving Hardy on the commissioner’s exempt list without any idea of when or if he’ll be allowed to play again this season.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera has said that he thinks Hardy should be allowed to play pending the trial and some of Hardy’s Carolina teammates have expressed similar thoughts in recent days, but there’s been no change in Hardy’s status. It’s little surprise to learn that Hardy would also like to see the Panthers get No. 95 back on the field as soon as possible.

“I want to play, man,” Hardy said, via James Walker of ESPN.com. “My team, you know, is losing right now. So I can’t wait.” (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/11/07/greg-hardy-i-want-to-play)

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There doesn’t appear to be any move toward clarifying Hardy’s status with his legal issues still up in the air and any decision to let him play under the current circumstances would likely be met with criticism from many corners. As a result, it seems Hardy, Rivera and the other Panthers will have to keep on keeping on until there’s some resolution to the charges. Right now, that looks like it will be in 2015 and Hardy, who is playing 2014 under the franchise tag, might be in a different uniform when he does return to the field.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 11, 2014, 07:13:29 pm
Gene Keady's rug ...

Gene Keady's wife cuts a rug (http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/columnists/gregg-doyel/2014/11/11/doyel-keadys-killer-combover-gone-but-not-forgotten/18805373)

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"It was ugly," he says. "Everyone was always asking, 'What is it? Why are you doing it?' I did it because I was on TV. I did it because I was going bald. I thought I looked gorgeous with the combover. Of course, it was very ugly."

Well, it was worse than that. It was obvious. It was embarrassing. It was dyed black and wrapped around his head like a turban.

It wasn't even real.

"I had extensions," Keady tells me... Extensions?

Gene Keady paid $600 a week to have his hair look like that.

Keady and former Indiana coach Bob Knight spoke before a crowd of 800 at the annual Indiana Society of Chicago Foundation's dinner. When it was Knight's turn at the podium, he asked, "Would Mrs. Keady stand up?"

Kathleen stood. And then Knight said:

Mrs. Keady, I want to thank you for making your husband get rid of that hideous combover."

A few months earlier, Kathleen Keady had sat down her husband and sheared off his combover. Guess what she found underneath?

"Squamous cell carcinoma," Kathleen says, naming the fairly common (700,000 new cases in the United States annually), occasionally fatal (almost 9,000 deaths) form of skin cancer. "It's possible he wouldn't be here today if he'd kept that hair."

No kidding, I started to tell Kathleen Keady, who interrupts--

"Plus it was ugly," she says.

"I mean, it was scary," she says. "And he's already so stern looking. But with that hairdo, it was like Halloween or something, and …"
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 13, 2014, 07:31:10 pm
... Alvin Dark

Scott Rabalais @RabalaisAdv  ·  4h 4 hours ago

Former #LSU, ULL and MLB baseball great Alvin Dark has died at his home in South Carolina. He was 92. http://theadvocate.com/sports/lsu/10826136-123/alvin-dark-the-former-lsu …

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Three years ago, Skip Bertman traveled to Furman University to deliver a speech at the school’s first pitch banquet.

Bertman, LSU’s championship-winning baseball coach, may not have made the trip without a promised reward when he arrived in South Carolina.

“I got to meet Alvin Dark,” Bertman said.

Dark, a longtime major league manager and All-Star shortstop who played football and baseball at LSU and Louisiana-Lafayette, died Thursday. He was 92.

“He was always a hero of mine,” Bertman said.

Dark, the 1948 major league Rookie of the Year and a three-time All-Star, played on two New York Giants World Series teams in the 1950s and led the Oakland A’s to a World Series title.

In 1951, Dark began one of the greatest rallies in baseball history with a leadoff single in the bottom of the ninth inning for the New York Giants in an NL pennant playoff against Brooklyn. Bobby Thomson capped that comeback with a home run that became known as “The Shot Heard ’Round the World.”

Born in Comanche, Oklahoma, Dark was an all-Southeastern Conference halfback for the LSU football team in 1942, and he played for the Tigers baseball squad in 1943 before transferring to Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now UL-Lafayette) through the V-12 Navy College Training Program.

Dark has a street named after him — Alvin Dark Ave. — just south of LSU’s campus in Baton Rouge. He still has relatives living in Lake Charles.

“This guy is a legend,” LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri said. “Tremendous loss for the LSU community.”

Mainieri met Dark about two years ago and received an autographed photo from him. A Dark-signed baseball is in a glass case in LSU’s hall of fame room at Alex Box Stadium. Dark was inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1981.

“Gritty manager,” Mainieri said. “He was a throwback. He played for the love of the game in a hard-nosed aggressive way. I learned a lot from him. Didn’t even know him, but learned a lot.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2014, 02:44:19 pm
... Winston Bennett

heraldleader @heraldleader  ·  5h 5 hours ago

Who's that guy in the cape? It's super fan and ex-Cat Winston Bennett http://bit.ly/1wyDT0T  #BBN

(http://media.kentucky.com/smedia/2014/11/13/18/07/1x3XgD.AuSt.79.jpg)

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When McCracken County High School played in the state volleyball tournament last week, its fans were led in cheers by a guy wearing a cape, boxing gloves, sunglasses, a Mustangs' T-shirt and a University of Louisville cap.

He was also wielding a small stick-horse. The guy in the get-up was none other than Winston Bennett, the former UK basketball star.

His daughter Jasmine was a senior star for McCracken County this season.

Bennett said his daughter is "long and athletic and loves volleyball. And she's a 4.0 student. She's brought us so much joy."

Bennett finds it difficult sitting still and watching Jasmine compete.

"So I put all my nerves into cheering as hard as I can," he said.

Bennett stepped down as basketball coach at Mid-Continent University in Mayfield last year. He now sells insurance.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: Inhogswetrust on November 14, 2014, 06:43:57 pm
Gene Keady's rug ...

Gene Keady's wife cuts a rug (http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/columnists/gregg-doyel/2014/11/11/doyel-keadys-killer-combover-gone-but-not-forgotten/18805373)


I hope Gene's healthy. He was without a doubt one of the best coaches to ever coach for us even if he was only an assistant while here. I'm glad he got the chance at Purdue to be a head coach at a major school and be successful.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2014, 10:41:32 am
... Cameron Echols-Luper

Former Auburn High standout Cameron Echols-Luper, the son of former Auburn assistant Curtis Luper, gave TCU the go-ahead score in a 34-30 comeback win over Kansas with this 69-yard punt return for a score. (video available at link) (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/11/cameron_echols-luper_melvin_go.html?hootPostID=dd42fd6e4fa75f7ff018b900652a05b0)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2014, 11:39:14 am
... Patrick Johnson

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo  ·  26 minutes ago
Patrick Peterson leads the NFL with 11 penalties committed this season. He faces off against the Lions and Calvin Johnson today.


As Patrick Johnson, he was number one CB and number five overall player in the 2008 class out of Pompano Beach Blanch Ely.  Of course, as Patrick Peterson, he was an All-American at LSU.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2014, 05:11:11 pm
... Altee Tenpenny

Saban explains Alabama RB Altee Tenpenny's surprise absence against Mississippi State

Altee Tenpenny, a former top recruit who was fifth on the depth chart to start the season, was not on the field. Nick Saban explained the situation Monday. (http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2014/11/nick_saban_explains_alabama_rb.html)

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"He was late for the meeting (Saturday) and I just told him to pick his stuff up and we'd talk to him later," Saban said. "I mean, the guy was late for the meeting. If it wasn't important enough for him to be at the meeting, it wasn't important enough for me to dress him for the game."

Tenpenny's run the ball 15 times this season for 72 yards. His biggest game came late against Texas A&M with eight carries for 30 yards.

Alabama's backfield has been hampered by injuries all season. Third-stringer Kenyan Drake's season ended Oct. 4 with a broken leg at Ole Miss. Leading rusher T.J. Yeldon has been dealing with nagging foot and ankle injuries most of the season. Tyren Jones, now the third option, missed some time with a finger injury and a one-week suspension.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 19, 2014, 11:55:11 am
... Josh Shaw, USC player who fabricated story about leap from balcony


AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  17 hours ago

USC reinstates Josh Shaw, player who fabricated story about leap from balcony | http://ow.ly/EvlRs

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Shaw leapt from his apartment balcony to evade police Aug. 23 following an argument with his girlfriend, but told USC officials he was injured rescuing his 7-year-old nephew from drowning. Shaw was hailed as a hero nationwide before it was revealed he fabricated the story.

Los Angeles authorities declined to press charges against Shaw earlier this week, clearing the way for him to be reinstated by the team.

"USC also conducted its own internal investigation of Josh, evaluating both athletic department code of conduct and potential NCAA compliance issues," USC athletics director Pat Haden said in a statement. "Based on these investigations and their conclusions, and the 10-game suspension Josh has served for code of conduct violations, we have made the decision to reinstate him."

Shaw started all 13 games at USC in 2013, totaling 67 tackles, four interceptions and seven pass deflections. He was selected as a team captain prior to this season and was considered one of the Trojans' team leaders until the incident that occurred on the Saturday a week prior to the Aug. 30 season-opener...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 20, 2014, 03:43:35 pm
... Kodi Burns

Dana Sulonen @DanaSulonen  ·  5 hours ago

ICYMI: AUBURN FOOTBALL: Former Auburn player Kodi Burns readying for return to Jordan-Hare http://www.oanow.com/sports/college/auburn/football/article_3fa8b79e-7070-11e4-9922-6352220710d4.html … via @oanow

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Kodi Burns expects to feel a tad bit out of place when he walks into Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday.

For five years, Burns roamed the Auburn sidelines and made his home inside the Tigers’ locker room, as both a player and graduate assistant coach.

But as he steps onto Pat Dye Field and makes his way into the visiting locker room beneath Jordan-Hare as a member of the Samford coaching staff, the former Auburn quarterback and receiver will be entering unchartered territory.

“It’s going to be kinda weird being on the opposite sideline,” Burns told the Opelika-Auburn News on Wednesday. “I don’t think I’ve ever been over there. I’ve actually never been in the visiting locker room — ever — since I’ve been at Auburn, so it’ll be a different change up.”

His name doesn’t appear much in the Auburn record books, but Burns remains a beloved figure in the minds of many Tiger fans and coaches for his willingness to change positions at the height of his career on the Plains after losing out the starting quarterback position to Chris Todd in 2009.



Being a full-fledged coach at Samford has been greatly beneficial for Burns, allowing him the comfort to provide thoughtful feedback and opinions without worry of overstepping his station.

“I could bring some ideas to the table at Auburn and Arkansas State, but I tried to wait my turn, keep my mouth shut and just work hard,” Burns said. “But now, I really take the same mentality as far as working hard and staying humble, but at the same time, I have a little more say-so and I can actually bring ideas to the table, I can bring plays to the table. So it’s been really good in that aspect because I can take what I’ve learned and actually apply it to the game.”

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 24, 2014, 11:28:05 am
... Dale Brown and Shaq

LSU legends Dale Brown and Shaquille O’Neal were inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Foundation Hall of Fame and stole the show, reports Randy Rosetta of The Advocate. Shaq thanked his step-father Phillip Harrison, a drill sergeant, who told him, “We’ve got this college coach coming to speak. Maybe we can get your big ass a scholarship. We need to get your big ass a scholarship or you’re going in the Army.” (http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2014/11/lsu_legends_dale_brown_shaquil.html)

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As the crowd roared with laughter, O'Neal said "Seriously. I was just sitting there eating my Frosted Flakes and he told me that my big ass had two choices."

Brown told a story about O'Neal spending time with a dying boy in Indianapolis a day before his Los Angeles Lakers met the Pacers in an NBA Finals game. The boy's mother, a Louisiana native, called Brown to ask if O'Neal could call her son and only years later did she fill in the details of an in-person visit when she ran into Brown in Baton Rouge.

"He had great tutelage before he ever got to LSU," Brown said.

Added O'Neal, "I just like to make people smile."

(http://media.nola.com/lsu_impact/photo/16416042-large.jpg)
Courtesy of BigBlueHistory.net
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 25, 2014, 06:53:48 pm
... Eric Berry

Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor  ·  Nov 24
#Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder says Eric Berry has been placed in the non-football injury list with a mass on the right side of his chest.

Berry is going to see a lymphoma specialist in Atlanta. The evaluation will continue through tomorrow. No definitely diagnosis yet, though.

Unreal: @LRiddickESPN said Eric Berry’s response when told of the mass of his chest was “Can I play?"

#Chiefs’ Eric Berry has possible cancerous mass in his chest - here's everything we know: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article4125004.html …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 25, 2014, 07:06:21 pm
Tennessee Football @Vol_Football  ·  Nov 24
Statement from #VFL Eric Berry via @KCChiefs

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2014, 11:34:41 am
... Norm Chow

Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB  ·  20 hours ago
Strong story from @dennisdoddcbs about Norm Chow who is just thankful these days that his wife Diane is still alive: http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/dennis-dodd/24841557/hawaii-still-in-a-rut-but-norm-chow-thankful-because-his-wifes-alive …

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Hawaii is 4-8, on its way to a fourth consecutive losing season. There are some sportswriters whose salaries are greater than the program's recruiting budget. Not to mention the crazy road trips, including this week, which will include busing four hours from LAX to Fresno State.

"We're going to make it," Warriors coach Norm Chow said this week.

He wasn't talking about the strictures of coaching major college football in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Chow was speaking about his wife.

Diane Chow is alive. That's enough with Thanksgiving here.

In early October, Diane Chow underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm. Luckily, a painter was in the Chow's Los Angeles home when she was stricken and able to call 911.

But from there, things didn't go particularly well.

"It was scary," Norm Chow said. "The numbers were staggering."

...

On the field, the Warriors started 1-3, then lost the only game Chow missed to be with his wife. That was against Houston on Oct. 4. Hawaii has rebounded to go 3-4 down the stretch. The current two-game winning streak is only the second such run for the program since 2011.

In increments, Diane is rebounding, too.

"You feel so helpless," Chow said of his wife's illness. "You sit there. It hits you upside the head. Football? I could give a crap about football."

And that seems absolutely fitting this week of family and love and thanks. It wouldn't be overstating it to say Chow, 68, is one of the most beloved figures in coaching. Never mind the offensive mind behind three Heisman winners.

Sometimes when you treat people decently, that's enough...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2014, 07:23:01 pm
... Glynn Cyprien

GREG SWAIM SHOW @GSwaim  ·  Nov 26
Congratulations to my friend @CoachCyprien, who's now in the front office with the #Grizzlies

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3Z4CWBIUAA1QIb.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 01, 2014, 05:58:55 pm
... Perry Wallace

In a three-part exclusive, The Tennessean is publishing excerpts of "Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South," by local author Andrew Maraniss.

Andrew Maraniss and Perry Wallace will speak at the Nashville Public Library main downtown branch at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3. The event is free and open to the public... (http://www.tennessean.com/longform/news/2014/11/30/perry-wallace-full-hope-faces-challenge-road/19634911)

Long read on the first black player in the SEC and his road trip to Starkville.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2014, 10:30:43 pm
... Justin Hunter

Wide receiver Justin Hunter's second season came to an end in disappointing fashion on Tuesday, when the Titans placed him on injured reserve. (http://www.tennessean.com/story/titansinsider/2014/12/02/hunter-season-ends-disappointing/19795803)

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Hunter suffered a lacerated spleen in last Sunday's loss in Houston and was taken to a local hospital. The second-year wide receiver is expected to return to Nashville later this week.

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday he did not expect that Hunter would have to undergo surgery for the lacerated spleen.

A second-round pick in 2013 out of the University of Tennessee,
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 05, 2014, 12:34:38 pm
... Clowney

NFL: Jadeveon Clowney to be placed on Houston Texans' IR (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000438674/article/jadeveon-clowney-to-be-placed-on-houston-texans-ir)

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Jadeveon Clowney's disappointing rookie season has come to an abrupt conclusion.

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien announced Thursday that Clowney will be placed on season-ending injured reserve. The No. 1 overall pick is set to undergo further surgery on his right knee.

"That's what needs to be done to try to get him healthy," defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel said. "... When he's healthy, we know what he's capable of."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2014, 01:09:09 pm
... Cliff Hagan

Hall of Famer Cliff Hagan turns 83 on Tuesday. He played on or has watched all the great Kentucky teams.

Hagan reserved judgment on where the current Cats rank on any list of UK's best teams.

"I think the jury's still out," he said before adding light-heartedly, "I don't know which team we're talking about. The first-half team or the second-half team."

Hagan, who winters in Florida, probably will play tennis on his birthday. He plays four days a week.

"Getting good exercise for someone elderly," he said with a laugh.
 (http://www.kentucky.com/2014/12/06/3579447/uk-basketball-notebook-after-wisconsin.html)

Hagan was the captain of UK's last undefeated team and was on the team that was delivered the death penalty the season prior.  He was UK's AD at the end of the Sutton Error and was fired as result. UK's baseball complex is named for him.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 09, 2014, 06:25:16 pm
... Cam Newton

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  4 hours ago
Updated: Cam Newton suffers two fractures in back after car accident http://s.al.com/GFDVQ3b

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Cam Newton has suffered two transverse process fractures in his back after being involved in a two-car accident in Charlotte on Tuesday, according to an official statement from the Panthers.

A transverse process fracture is a small fracture in his spine.

Newton, who is in fair condition. will remain in Carolinas Medical Center overnight for observation after his truck was struck by a car near Bank of America stadium in Charlotte at around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

There are no more tests scheduled for Newton today...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 10, 2014, 01:30:45 pm
... Clowney

NFL: Jadeveon Clowney to be placed on Houston Texans' IR (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000438674/article/jadeveon-clowney-to-be-placed-on-houston-texans-ir)


 Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter  ·  18 hours ago

Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney underwent microfracture knee surgery on Monday and is expected to be sidelined nine months, per sources.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 10, 2014, 01:31:43 pm
... Cam Newton

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  4 hours ago
Updated: Cam Newton suffers two fractures in back after car accident http://s.al.com/GFDVQ3b


Carolina Panthers @Panthers  ·  5 minutes ago

Rivera says Newton hopes to be back on the field soon. The #Panthers medical staff is putting together a plan for his return.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2014, 08:22:42 am
... Cadillac Williams

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  19 minutes ago
Ten years after his final carry, Cadillac Williams realizes dream by graduating from Auburn http://s.al.com/UOqN7BR

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He and his wife, Evan Christina, had their first son, Cole, 10 months ago, and with plans for a bigger family on the way, Williams' schedule was never going to be more open than it has been this year.

So she got in touch with Troy Smith, Williams' old academic advisor, and once Smith got involved, there was no turning back.

"I had been, I would say, slightly harassing him about doing it," Evan Christina said. "I know it gets harder when you start to build a bigger family, so in so many words, I was like, look, it's time."

Williams never finished his degree because his career intervened...

Unlike a lot of former NFL stars, the hard part for Williams wasn't finding something to do after football.

He'd married Evan Christina, the girl he'd fallen in love with as a freshman at Auburn, on July 2, 2011, and he'd already acquired a business for his life outside of football.

Williams and his wife partnered with his former Buccaneers teammate Earnest Graham, another running back, to start Pro Player Insurance Group, an independent insurance company based in Fort Myers, Fla.

"It was almost like, OK, I've been around the game for so long, let me try my own business, let me try to do something else," Williams said.

The hard part was simply wondering what might have been.

That's where the college degree he's picking up this year comes back into play.

Williams wants to coach, preferably on the college or the high school level. He feels like he's got plenty he can teach kids coming up through the ranks. A lot of those jobs require a degree.

That's why Williams chose to major in sociology in the first place...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2014, 02:50:25 pm
... Jason Dufner

Golf Digest @GolfDigest  ·  4 hours ago
Jason and Amanda Dufner, holiday edition. http://bit.ly/16iYAYV

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4v54UXCAAArDbY.png:large)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2014, 02:53:00 pm
... Cadillac Williams

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  19 minutes ago
Ten years after his final carry, Cadillac Williams realizes dream by graduating from Auburn http://s.al.com/UOqN7BR

Todd Van Emst @fototodd  ·  5 hours ago
Great seeing Carnell Williams again. Williams graduates today. #auburn @oanow

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4vtBrUCMAAUtVZ.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2014, 05:52:36 pm
... Kyle Fuller

Former Vanderbilt starting point guard Kyle Fuller is trying to release a book about all of the wild stuff he did while in college when he wasn’t on the basketball court. It’s called Below The Rim: The Dirty Side of College Basketball and Fuller is asking for donations via KickStarter to keep the project moving forward toward an eventual release.

One person who isn’t excited about the tell-all book’s release is Kevin Stallings, Fuller’s head coach at Vanderbilt. Stallings read the excerpts that were leaked online and begged Mama Fuller to talk her son out of bringing down the family name. (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/keving-stallings-is-really-against-kyle-fullers-tell-all-book)

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2014, 08:55:59 pm
... Archie Manning

Rod Walker @rwalkeradvocate  ·  7 hours ago
Archie Manning on the College Football Playoff, Katy Perry and rumors of his untimely demise http://theadvocate.com/sports/11102607-123/lewis-archie-manning-on-the … via @theadvocatebr

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Archie Manning would like the world to know that the reason he left the College Football Playoff selection committee just before it was to begin its weekly deliberations was NOT because:

A. He was pushing Ole Miss so much the other committee members got tired of it and kicked him out.

B. He refused to vote for Mississippi State.

C. He was going to run off with Katy Perry.

D. He was dead.

“There were rumors that I had a fatal illness,” the very-much-alive Manning said Monday. “The truth is I had to have neck fusion surgery, and when you’ve also had spinal surgery and knee surgery in the past year, there’s just a lot of pain and I was unable to travel.

“I was deeply honored to be on the committee and disappointed I didn’t get to serve. They’ve asked me back for next year, but if I have to have another surgery, I’m afraid my nurse (his wife, Olivia) is going to leave me.”

Turning 65, which Archie did in May — “I’m already giving Medicare a workout,” he said — is hard enough.

When you add in 14 seasons in the NFL — 11 of them spent absorbing extreme punishment quarterbacking the Saints, plus an auto accident a decade ago — it’s a wonder he’s able to walk upright.

As it is, Manning sits at an odd angle during the interview in his office at the Entergy Center, looking noticeably smaller than he has in the past, although he insists he has only lost about 10 pounds.

And just as the neck surgery, performed in Memphis, Tennessee, on Nov. 1 by the same doctor who operated on his back in the summer of 2013, prevented Manning from attending the CFP committee’s meetings in suburban Dallas, Manning has suspended a busy travel schedule.

Just Monday, Archie sent eldest son Cooper to sub for him at the Birmingham Quarterback Club.

Last week, for the first time in 20 years, Manning could not be in New York for the numerous awards functions of the National Football Foundation, of which he is chairman of the board.

And that’s not to mention not going to see Peyton and Eli play on Sundays...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2014, 12:06:11 pm
... CJ Watson

Scott Jones @UTJonesy  ·  16 hours ago

@Ben_Fred "@IndyStarSports: Do you hear Morgan Freeman? Pacers guard C.J. Watson may become a top pitchman. http://indy.st/11QlVPe ””

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A smooth, polished voice comes across the commercial demo tape. Soothing. Silky. Kind of like Morgan Freeman, with a subtly higher pitch.

"Cadillac CTS sports sedan was designed with perfect balance, front to back," it says. "Perfect weight balance to give you exceptional control in all directions. The 2014 Cadillac CTS."

The inflection, the subtle nuances in tone, the pauses in just the right places. This demo tape is surely from a professional actor. Or at least a seasoned voice-over guy.

This couldn't be the demo tape of an NBA player. But it is.

This is the voice of Indiana Pacers point guard C.J. Watson. This is his tape that is now being sent out to agents all over Los Angeles, featuring Watson and his dream side job -- voice-over commercial work.

Watson was second all-time in assists and steals at Tennessee.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2014, 09:22:49 pm
... Alex English

GoGamecocks.com @gogamecocks  ·  1 hour ago
Alex English enjoying stint as color analyst for USC basketball games http://scne.ws/7sRJkp

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Charles Bloom, USC’s senior associate athletics director for external affairs and a 1985 graduate, needed someone to work three Gamecocks “non-linear” telecasts on SEC Network +. “We had a pool of play-by-play guys we use, but we were trying to come up with color guys,” he said.

Alex English? That sounded like pie-in-the-sky: USC’s No. 2 all-time scorer, a member of the NBA Hall of Fame and the league’s top scorer of the 1980s (19,682 points), doing the sports version of community-access cable.

In fact, Bloom, back in Columbia a couple of years after 17 years as an SEC assistant commissioner, wasn’t even sure where to find the famously private former star. But once he learned English lives (and has, for years) in Blythewood, and then mentioned the idea to USC coach Frank Martin, “he became the obvious choice.”

Even better, Bloom said, given that “these are campus productions, run on a small budget … we were pleasantly surprised he wanted to do it.”

Wanted to? Try excited, a word English used often talking about the gig.

“It’s an opportunity to be involved with my university,” English, 60, said; his next game is USC vs. Coker on Dec. 21. It’s not coaching, his preferred future career, but “it’s a chance to use what I’ve learned as a coach.”

For now, it’s just the three games (Dec. 30 vs. North Carolina A&T is the last), on a signal that isn’t easy to find; fans can access on mobile devices via the WatchESPN app or ESPN3.com. English is enthusiastic nonetheless.

His debut, vs. North Florida on Nov. 14, with regular radio host Andy Demetra handling play-by-play, received good reviews, Bloom said. “To have a former star player who’s also been an outstanding pro and (has) the experience he’s had on media before … that made our day,” he said.

It’s making English’s, too.

Since retiring after playing 15 NBA seasons, the 6-foot-8 Columbia native and Dreher High product has done TV (20 games as an analyst in Denver); coached (with the NBA Developmental League’s Charleston team, plus NBA assistant’s jobs in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Toronto and Sacramento); and, the past three years, done global outreach, traveling to Korea, Uruguay and Chile as part of a joint NBA-U.S. Envoy program, staging basketball camps for youth. “People love the game in South America,” he said.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: Inhogswetrust on December 19, 2014, 09:04:28 am
... Jason Dufner

Golf Digest @GolfDigest  ·  4 hours ago
Jason and Amanda Dufner, holiday edition. http://bit.ly/16iYAYV

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Looks like he spent all his golf earnings on her and her clothes………..He should have kept a little to get himself a different sport coat and pants!
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: Inhogswetrust on December 19, 2014, 09:07:22 am
... Kyle Fuller

Former Vanderbilt starting point guard Kyle Fuller is trying to release a book about all of the wild stuff he did while in college when he wasn’t on the basketball court. It’s called Below The Rim: The Dirty Side of College Basketball and Fuller is asking for donations via KickStarter to keep the project moving forward toward an eventual release.

One person who isn’t excited about the tell-all book’s release is Kevin Stallings, Fuller’s head coach at Vanderbilt. Stallings read the excerpts that were leaked online and begged Mama Fuller to talk her son out of bringing down the family name. (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/keving-stallings-is-really-against-kyle-fullers-tell-all-book)

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Kind of reminds me of "Consider the source" Harrick.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 21, 2014, 10:50:41 am
... Derek Abney

Former UK wide receiver/kick returner Derek Abney turned 34 Friday.

Abney and his wife, Christina, live in Charleston, S.C., with their daughters, Eden, who is 4 and, Olive, who is 2. Abney works as an assistant terminal manager for Kinder Morgan Incorporated at their Port of Charleston terminal. (http://www.kentucky.com/2014/12/20/3603900/uk-basketball-notebook-recruiting.html)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2014, 04:12:06 pm
... Daniel Orton

Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  40 minutes ago

Daniel Orton involved in a nasty fight in Chinese Basketball Game that ends up in the stands. Here is the video: http://kentuckysportsradio.com/nba-cats/daniel-orton-gets-in-a-nasty-fight-in-chinese-basketball-game/ …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2014, 04:25:44 pm
... Connor Shaw

Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot  ·  1 hour ago

So, #Browns Pettine confirms rookie Connor Shaw might have to start. "if he does, I wouldn't be surprised he plays well.''
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2014, 07:50:51 pm
... Marcus Lattimore

GoGamecocks.com @gogamecocks  ·  5 hours ago
Marcus Lattimore to be an ‘ambassador’ for USC http://scne.ws/7vJ7vx

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Marcus Lattimore is coming home.

“It’s the first step,” Lattimore said. “I plan to finish up school and most likely be done with it next January (2016).”

Lattimore will enroll for South Carolina’s spring semester in January and begin completing his degree in public health. He’ll also take a position as an ambassador for the school and its football program, although an official title has yet to be bestowed.

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 23, 2014, 07:57:11 am
... Patrick Sparks

Patrick Sparks, Kentucky's ghost of rivalries past (http://www.kentucky.com/2014/12/22/3607231/uk-basketball-patrick-sparks-kentuckys.html)

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Even a rivalry as great as Kentucky-Louisville, which returns on Saturday, dare not dwell on the past. So Patrick Sparks, the hero in the UK-U of L game 10 years ago, can seem a figure from the distant past. His game-winning free throws literally in the final split-second are a misty memory.

When asked Monday to recall beating Louisville for Kentucky in 2004, and also help update fans on what he's been doing, Sparks offered a charming bit of self-deprecation.

"Somebody might read something about me again," he said in a deadpan tone. "Who knows?"

Sparks did not fall off the face of the Earth after finishing his UK career in 2006. He just went to a far corner.

First, he played in Russia and Portugal. Then spent two seasons in Germany. Then three and one-year years in Ukraine. Then back to Germany. Then the last season and a half in Slovakia.

"I don't know how many countries that is," he said, "But it's quite a few."

Sparks has spent the last six months in his native Muhlenberg County waiting to see if a team somewhere in the world will invite him to play this season.

If that call does not come, he'd like to follow his father, Steve, into coaching. "You know, it's in my blood," he said.

Sparks has long since learned how to deal with the language barrier.

"You learn the basics of what you've got to say and what you've got to have," he said. "You try to learn those words first."

The phrases Sparks quickly learned to master?

"'Pass me the ball,' 'Set me a screen,'" he said. "Stuff like that, I kind of learned that pretty fast. 'Where's the food at?' 'Where's the bathroom?'"

Sparks' wife, Mariana, is a native of Ukraine. They have two sons: Ivan, 4, and Patrick (known as "Junior"), 2.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 27, 2014, 11:35:40 am
... Darius Dewberry

Marc Weiszer @marcweiszer  ·  Dec 26
Former #UGA LB Dewberry's path makes turn in Charlotte, where he trains NASCAR pit crews (and lives with ex-QB Cox) http://bit.ly/1zEECnI

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From playing between the hedges to trimming hedges, Darius Dewberry’s post-football life started off working on the athletic grounds crew at Georgia.
After playing linebacker for the Bulldogs from 2006 to 2009, Dewberry earned his degree in housing in the spring of 2011 and worked for a couple of years maintaining the fields of play.

At the same time, Dewberry let former Georgia strength coach Dave Van Halanger know of his interest in landing a job in strength and conditioning. It turned out that Van Halanger, now Georgia’s director of player welfare, got a call from Mark Morrison, the head strength and conditioning coach for Hendrick Motorsports.

Richt and those around the program vouched for Dewberry.
“I said, ‘Well he’s not a certified strength coach but the guy’s a freakazoid,’” Richt said. “He still looks it.”

Dewberry impressed Morrison.

“I wowed him on the interview and I ended up with the job,” Dewberry said.

That job is assistant strength and conditioning coach for Hendrick Motorsports.Dewberry is part of a three-person staff that trains the pit crews for the NASCAR teams of Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne (as well as a developmental crew made up of former athletes) with weightlifting and speed and agility. Their day starts with a 6 a.m. staff meeting and then training the crews until 12:30, followed by administrative and other work in the afternoon.

The Fort Valley native, who started 12 games at Georgia, has been on the Hendrick team since June, 2013. He now works and lives in Charlotte, where his old team is in town for Tuesday’s Belk Bowl against Louisville.

Dewberry lives in the same house as former Georgia quarterback Joe Cox, now offensive coordinator at Mallard Creek High School, and Cox’s brother...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 30, 2014, 10:23:59 pm
... Connor Shaw

GoGamecocks.com@gogamecocks
Connor Shaw: 'I convinced myself I can play in this league.' http://www.gogamecocks.com/2014/12/28/662003/browns-fall-short-in-connor-shaws.html …

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Connor Shaw @cmshaw9  ·  Dec 28
Tough loss but there is no one else I'd rather suit up with. Proud to be a part of this team. #Cleveland
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 02, 2015, 08:39:44 am
... Odell Beckham Jr

NFL Memes @NFL_Memes

Odell Beckham Jr got your back..
8:20 PM - 1 Jan 2015

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 03, 2015, 10:54:20 am
... Eric Berry

Terez A. Paylor @TerezPaylor  ·  Nov 24
#Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder says Eric Berry has been placed in the non-football injury list with a mass on the right side of his chest.

Berry is going to see a lymphoma specialist in Atlanta. The evaluation will continue through tomorrow. No definitely diagnosis yet, though.

Unreal: @LRiddickESPN said Eric Berry’s response when told of the mass of his chest was “Can I play?"

#Chiefs’ Eric Berry has possible cancerous mass in his chest - here's everything we know: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article4125004.html …

Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred  ·  14 hours ago
Butch Jones said Eric Berry was at the team hotel last night. An "Eric Berry" chant broke out in the stands after the game.

What's crazy about this blowout is "so-called experts" predicted Tennessee to lose 100-0 — Butch Jones after game, probably

Tennessee Gator Bowl win over Iowa.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2015, 01:44:43 pm
... Alex Tyus

Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  5 hours ago
Happy Birthday to former Gator F @AlexTyus23, who turns 27 today. Playing overseas for defending Euroleague champion Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2015, 09:04:34 pm
... Dana Altman

Rachel Axon @RachelAxon  ·  2 hours ago
Oregon & coach Dana Altman face a federal Title IX lawsuit for handling of alleged sexual assault by former players. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2015/01/08/oregon-mens-basketball-sexual-assault-dana-
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2015, 03:27:02 pm
... Jimmy Lear and Doug Cunningham

Hugh Kellenberger @HKellenbergerCL  ·  22 hours ago

Ole Miss great Jimmy Lear has died. Quarterback team to '52 upset of Maryland. http://www.clarionledger.com/story/olemisssports/2015/01/12/ole-miss-great-jimmy-lear-dies/21663205/ …

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Ole Miss legendary quarterback Jimmy Lear has died.

Lear, best remembered for leading No. 11 Ole Miss to a come-from-behind-upset win against No. 3 Maryland in 1952, was 82. He died in Oxford after a short illness.

The win was one of the biggest in Ole Miss history, often argued to be the moment the program was recognized nationally. In some circles it was considered the greatest regular-season win until Ole Miss beat then-No. 3 Alabama this season.

Lear also helped lead the 1952 Rebels to their first undefeated (8-0-2) regular season.

A 5-foot-11, 172-pound signal-caller from Greenwood, Lear lettered three years at quarterback for coach John Vaught's Rebels, from 1950-1952. He was recognized as an All-American in 1952 and earned also All-SEC recognition in 1951 and 1952.

Lear was inducted into the Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1988 and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1991. He also received the Distinguished American Award from the Ole Miss Chapter of the National Football Foundation in 2005 and was named to the SEC Legend Class of 2009.

Following graduation Lear served in the military before moving back to the Mississippi Delta. He later became headmaster at Indianola Academy and an owner/partner of the Maxwell Cotton Company, a successful local business.


Rick Cleveland @rick_cleveland  ·  2 hours ago

Ole Miss lost a legend; many of us lost a great friend. RIP: Doug Cunningham…. http://msfame.com/news-updates/rip-the-great-doug-cunningham-class-of-14/ …

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The great Doug Cunningham, inducted last summer into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, died this morning. He was 69. Cunningham, who played at Ole Miss and in the NFL, was one of the great open field runners in Mississippi football history. Said Deuce McAllister, who was inducted into the MSHoF with Cunningham, “What impressed me about Doug Cunningham so much was how humble he was. I saw his statistics at Ole Miss and in the NFL. I saw the film of him running. He was one of those guys who played decades ago who could still play today. He was that fast, that good. My condolences to his family. He was a special guy.”

He was a sixth round draft choice of the 49ers, and, as a rookie, was nicknamed “Goober” because his teammates thought he sounded like Goober in the Andy Griffith TV show.

Sports Illustrated’s Ron Fimrite, then a young San Francisco sports writer, described Cunningham’s performance in a game against the Minnesota Vikings in which Cunningham had a 64-yard run from scrimmage and a 57-yard punt return. Wrote Fimrite:

It was not just the length of these runs but the manner in which they were accomplished that endeared the little man to us all. Both were fraught with danger along the way. Cunningham spun, dodged, bounced off tacklers, then fled for his life… It was just darned good drama…

Cunningham was always as popular off the field as on it. He was elected Colonel Rebel, the equivalent of Mr. Ole Miss, as a senior.

Said Spurrier, “Doug is one of the really good ones. What a great guy!”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2015, 10:43:50 am
... Bob Boyd

Gregg G. Ellis @MSUsportsGregg  ·  14 hours ago

Sad to hear the passing of former MSU coach Bob Boyd. Heard many, many stories stories about him, mostly from Richard Williams.

Jay Bilas @JayBilas  ·  15 hours ago

RIP to the great Bob Boyd, former USC player and coach. He was an exceptional basketball man. His '71 Trojans were No. 1, lost only to UCLA

His team was #1 in the nation and #2 in his own town.

Longtime USC basketball coach Bob Boyd, who led the program for 13 years from 1967 to 1979, died Wednesday of natural causes in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 84. (http://www.latimes.com/sports/usc/uscnow/la-sp-usc-basketball-coach-bob-boyd-dies-20150114-story.html)

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In 1971, Boyd's Trojans went 24-2 and finished ranked No. 5 in the country. His teams also dealt the John Wooden-coached Bruins their first losses at Pauley Pavilion in 1969 and 1970.

After leaving the Trojans, Boyd coached at Mississippi State (1982-86), Riverside Community College (1989) and Chapman (1990-92), before serving as an assistant at Louisiana State  and Utah State.

USC Athletic Director Pat Haden, who played football for the Trojans in the early 70s: "Unfortunately, he had a pretty good coach across town. I remember one year I think we went [24-2] and the two losses were to UCLA and only one team went to the tournament..."

"I was at the right place at the wrong time," Boyd once told The Times.



Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 16, 2015, 01:48:36 pm
Bob Boyd had a lasting impact at LSU across two coaching staffs (http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2015/01/bob_boyd_had_a_lasting_impact.html)

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In 1972 Boyd was a leading candidate for the Tigers' job after Press Maravich was fired. Content at USC, he deflected LSU athletic director Carl Maddox's overetures and gave the name of a young Washington State assistant: Dale Brown.

The two had gotten to know each other when Brown was an assistant at Utah State and recruited the SoCal territory, often going to team dinners with Boyd and the Trojans.

With Boyd and LSU legend Joe Dean Sr. both recommending Brown, Maddox hired the North Dakotan, and that began a historic 25-year ripple effect on Tigers' basketball hisstory.

"He was always so full of life and had a great sense of humor," Brown said Wednesday night. "Not too many people are always effervescent all the time, but he was one of those people."

That was the first phase of Boyd's impact on LSU.

Later when Boyd was hired as the head coach at Mississippi State, he was recruiting players in Crowley and he met a brash young high school coach named John Brady. He hired Brady to a staff that also included Richard Williams and Larry Eustachy and together they coached a team led by a point guard from St. Amant named Butch Pierre.

"Bob Boyd was one of the great teachers of basketball to ever coach," Brady said...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 20, 2015, 11:42:49 am
... Patrick Sparks

Patrick Sparks, Kentucky's ghost of rivalries past (http://www.kentucky.com/2014/12/22/3607231/uk-basketball-patrick-sparks-kentuckys.html)


Update

Patrick Sparks makes a brief yet unexpected appearance in American Sniper on a TV inside a bar where Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) is having a postwar beer. Sparks is seen walking past Renaldo Balkman of South Carolina, then you can hear the announcers talking about him as the scene goes silent... (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/patrick-sparks-in-american-sniper)

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: DeltaBoy on January 20, 2015, 02:17:14 pm
Great Thread
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2015, 03:15:00 pm
Great Thread

Thx
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2015, 03:15:32 pm
... Tyler Bray

Josh Ward @Josh_Ward  ·  Jan 20

QB Tyler Bray tore the ACL in his left knee, per @AdamSchefter. The Chiefs signed Terrelle Pryor on Jan. 7.

 BJ Kissel @ChiefsReporter  ·  Jan 20

Tyler Bray is going to have surgery in the next couple of days, according to #Chiefs GM John Dorsey.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2015, 07:24:08 pm
... Elliott Porter

John Clay @johnclayiv  ·  9 hours ago
Former LSU center and one-time Kentucky redshirt Elliott Porter arrested for simple assault http://theadvocate.com/sports/lsu/11392539-123/former-lsu-center-elliott-porter …

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New Orleans police were called to a home in the 5600 block of Music Street on Jan. 5, where a woman accused her boyfriend of three years, Porter, of threatening her, New Orleans TV station WDSU reported Tuesday.

Robert Jenkins, Porter’s attorney, said Porter wasn’t in town the day of the incident and that the he can prove his client’s innocence.

“When you’re an athlete on this level, it seems to be that the athletes don’t get the benefit of the doubt,” Jenkins said Wednesday morning. “We are 100 percent sure my client didn’t commit any of these acts, and we can prove it.”

Porter, a starter for LSU the last two seasons, is currently training for the NFL Combine, Jenkins said.

Porter suffered a season-ending leg injury in LSU’s loss at Arkansas...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 23, 2015, 02:03:23 pm
... Walter Iooss, Jr., et al.

Kate Hairopoulos @khairopoulos  ·  54 minutes ago

Growing up, I would grab my dad's Sports Illustrated and marvel at the photography. Sad to hear cutting last of staff photographers.

(http://www.walteriooss.com/images_db/f_namuthbw_f.jpg)
http://www.walteriooss.com/portfolios/5
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: TrueBlue on January 23, 2015, 02:08:52 pm
Cannon Whitby


Reinhart Foodservice - Corporate Regional Vice President of Sales and Business Development
Hinsdale, Illinois


Current   
Reinhart Foodservice

Previous   
Reinhart Foodservice, Sysco, Tyson Foods

Education   
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

(https://media.licdn.com/mpr/mpr/shrink_200_200/p/5/005/04d/1e9/059c297.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 23, 2015, 02:15:25 pm
Cannon Whitby: the hottest shooter in Tennessee since Davy Crockett. (http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1129&dat=19860328&id=A4NIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Q24DAAAAIBAJ&pg=1804,8112866)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 23, 2015, 02:45:48 pm
... Eddie Shannon

SEC Sports @SEC  ·  38 minutes ago

#SEC Men's Basketball Legends Spotlight: Florida's Eddie Shannon: http://www.secsports.com/article/12217114/sec-men-legends-spotlight-florida-eddie-shannon …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8D13DxIMAILSOL.jpg:large)

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FLORIDA - Eddie Shannon, Guard 1995-1999

Eddie Shannon was a four-year starter at UF and helped usher in the Donovan era, playing his three final seasons under head coach Billy Donovan. He culminated his career helping Florida to the Sweet 16 in the 1999 NCAA Tournament, finishing with 1,168 career points, a 10.1 scoring average and a career field goal percentage of .418. Shannon was named the 1999 Frontier Most Courageous Player for demonstrating extraordinary courage beyond the playing floor, playing his final season without the use of his right eye.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Sailfish men’s basketball head coach Terry Primm announced on Wednesday the addition of Eddie Shannon as a new assistant coach on the PBA staff. A former standout at the University of Florida as well as a long professional career overseas, Shannon will bring his experience within the game to the Sailfish sidelines for the 2012-13 season.

Coach Shannon is expected to assist in recruiting, scouting, video tape exchange, game and practice sessions as well as player development and summer camps. (http://pbasailfish.com/article.asp?articleID=2246)

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Playing mostly in the Euro League, Shannon played professionally in countries such as France, Italy, Latvia, Russia and Sweden.

He was named the 2002 Swedish League Guard of the Year and Finals MVP while tallying the league’s scoring championship. His play in the Russian Superleague a year later produced another scoring title while being named to the All-Russia first-team.

Shannon has also been recognized for his work within the community including recognition from the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners for directing summer programs to help kids learn and improve their basketball skills.

Coach Shannon is married to wife, Lakwanza with the couple having two children, Jaden and Justin.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2015, 03:58:12 pm
... Brad Smith

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  7 hours ago
Like Nick Marshall, here are 12 college quarterbacks who changed positions for the NFL | http://ow.ly/HS5hP

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Smith was a four-year standout at quarterback for Missouri, starting every game of his career and becoming one of a handful of players to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000 in the same season in 2005. The New York Jets drafted him in the fourth round in 2006, and he's been a wide receiver and standout return specialist for three teams, most recently the Philadelphia Eagles.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2015, 12:46:49 pm
... AJ McCarron

Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron spent most of his rookie NFL season working through a shoulder problem. But the runner-up for the 2013 Heisman Trophy earned a place on the Cincinnati Bengals' active roster in the final month of the season and appears healthy heading into 2015's offseason workouts. (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/01/will_aj_mccarron_have_opportun.htm)

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Bengals coach Marvin Lewis told the Cincinnati Enquirer that quarterback controversy is not conducive to success.

"There's no time for that," Lewis said. "We have no problem with Andy Dalton as our quarterback. We don't have time to waste time with another quarterback. The quarterback competition: Where has it worked? It doesn't get you wins. ... Fortunately, somehow I've got the right little thing on my shoulder that says, 'Don't get into a quarterback controversy.'"

"You can see how quickly he processes the game, and that's encouraging," Cincinnati quarterback coach Ken Zampese said. "AJ has to work on technique, getting the ball out, talking and communicating fast in our offense. I'm looking forward to seeing him with our plays against our defense."

Has been the scout team QB
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2015, 02:22:58 pm
... Clowney

GoGamecocks.com @gogamecocks  ·  17 hours ago

Clowney rehab going at snail’s pace http://scne.ws/8Fvqfr

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Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney can't put weight on his surgically repaired right knee almost seven weeks after having microfracture surgery.

He is still in the early stages of rehab, Texans general manager Rick Smith said...

"He's been diligent in his rehab,” Smith said of the former South Carolina star, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

“That surgery requires a pretty significant amount of time that you are not weight bearing, and then you kind of gotta work yourself back to it,” Smith said...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 28, 2015, 10:13:52 am
... Kane Whitehurst

Junior wide receivers K.J. Brent and Kane Whitehurst each decided to leave the South Carolina team. (http://www.gogamecocks.com/2015/01/27/673899_two-more-gamecocks-leaving-football.html)

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Whitehurst, the cousin of former Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, walked onto the South Carolina team in 2012 after transferring from Arkansas. He had four catches in 2013 but none in 2014. A source confirmed his decision to leave the football team Tuesday afternoon...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 28, 2015, 11:58:47 am
... Renardo Sidney

Renardo Sidney no longer wanted to be one of The Best That Never Was. We’ve heard that before, again and again, but this time it was different. This time he had a daughter on the way, due to be born in the summer of 2014. Sidney’s paternal instinct kicked in. He wanted to support her, provide for her, take care of her. “She’s the reason I got back out there to start working out,” Sidney said. “Having a kid, I wanted her to have anything [she wanted].”

On June 28, 2014, Madison Olivia Sidney was stillborn... (http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/01/28/personal-tragedy-provides-renardo-sidney-with-renewed-purpose-as-he-seeks-redemption/)

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“You never know how a player will eventually develop,” said Mark Gottfried, “but it’s hard to imagine there have ever been better, more skilled [prospects] at that age. He also had a high basketball IQ for his age. It was like, ‘Man, this kid is really advanced.'”

Gottfried is now the head coach at N.C. State, but back then he was coaching Alabama. Prior to Sidney’s arrival at ABCD, Gottfried had Sidney on campus for the Alabama team camp and actually landed a verbal commitment from the young star.

“At that point in time, it wasn’t taken very seriously,” he said. “You kind of knew that there was going to be a lot of twists and turns, and this thing is going to be all over the place.”

And all over the place it was...


Sidney made his return to professional basketball this past fall. He had already dropped 35 pounds when he was signed by the Island Storm of Canada’s NBL, the same team that had sparked former Arizona guard Josiah Turner’s return from basketball exile. It was Sidney’s chance to prove to everyone that this change in attitude that he’s been promising was actually coming to fruition, that the life-altering moment of having a stillborn child had turned him into a different person.

Sidney lasted five games with the Storm before being released...

He’s still living on Prince Edward Island in Canada, training with a former teammate as he prepares for workouts that he hopes will lead to a spot in an NBA Summer League which, in turn, will land him a contract with a team in the NBA D-League.

At least that’s the plan.

Sidney says he is down to 290 pounds. His goal, according to his agent, Zachary Charles of 3pt Sports Management, is to get down to 275 pounds. Charles, who is at least the fourth agent that Sidney has had since leaving school, believes that this time it will be different. He believes that this is a new Renardo Sidney, that all he needs is an opportunity to prove it.

For the first time in his life, Charles says, there’s a plan of action, there’s a structure that Sidney is buying into...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2015, 11:58:17 am
...Odell Beckham, Jr.

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  18h 18 hours ago

Watch Odell Beckham set world record with 33 one-handed catches in 1 minute | http://ow.ly/IbsA3
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2015, 02:03:27 pm
... Lance Laury

The State Newspaper @thestate  ·  4 hours ago

Ex-USC linebacker arrested after authorities connect him to stolen vehicle http://scne.ws/8K0k8X  #thestate

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RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — A former University of South Carolina linebacker turned himself in to authorities after investigators were able to connect him to a stolen vehicle.

Lance Laury, 33, has been charged with five counts associated with “chop shop” activity, possession of a stolen vehicle and two counts of receiving stolen goods, Sheriff Leon Lott said. He turned himself in Thursday morning.

Investigators received information from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a wrecker being used to steal vehicles, Lott said. A Ford F-350 was also identified as having been stolen from Sylvania, Georgia.

The wrecker was traced back to Richland County, Lott said...

Lott said the investigation continues, and additional charges and arrests could be forthcoming.

Laury was a football standout at Lower Richland High and a linebacker for the Gamecocks from 2001 through 2005.

He was third in tackles (90) at USC in 2002 and fourth (59) in 2003. After serving mostly as a backup in 2004, he bounced back to be second on the team in tackles (69) in 2005.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2015, 10:01:27 am
... Melvin Booker

A member of Missouri’s All-Century Team, Melvin Booker led the Tigers to a 14-0 record in Big Eight Conference play in 1993-94. (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/01/29/3668307_melvin-booker-makes-fashion-statement.html)

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Melvin Booker made a fashion statement at Thursday night’s Kentucky-Missouri game that captures his dual roles as Mizzou icon and father of UK freshman Devin Booker.

The elder Booker wore a shirt that had the message “A House Divided” with UK and Mizzou logos on the chest.

The rationale for the shirt? “Keep everybody happy,” he said with a smile.

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2015, 06:50:21 am
... Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews was a four-star JUCO propect from Los Angeles Harbor College who had a dream of playing for Pete Carroll at USC. Matthews slid his highlights into Carroll’s mail slot and never looked back. (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/chris-matthews-playing-game-of-his-career-so-far)

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Matthews ended up as a Kentucky Wildcat and now he is able to live his past dream of playing for Carroll, but with the Seahawks.

Although he had not made a single reception as an NFL player he picked a heck of a time to start. In one half alone, Matthews has made 3 receptions, including one for a touchdown. In the opening drive of the second half, Matthews made a 45-yard catch to set up a Seahawks field goal.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2015, 07:23:34 am
... Marcus Lattimore

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier previously suggested former Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore would always be allowed to come back and be a part f the football program. Spurrier, who made that comment shortly after Lattimore retired from the NFL, has apparently made good on that promise.

According to Chris Clark of Gamecock Central, via Twitter, Lattimore has been hired and has started working for South Carolina in some unknown capacity.  (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/02/01/marcus-lattimore-comes-home-after-being-hired-by-south-caorlina)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2015, 07:45:33 am
... Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews was a four-star JUCO propect from Los Angeles Harbor College who had a dream of playing for Pete Carroll at USC. Matthews slid his highlights into Carroll’s mail slot and never looked back. (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/chris-matthews-playing-game-of-his-career-so-far)


Kyle Tucker @KyleTucker_CJ  ·  12 hours ago

Until last week, Chris Matthews was not even on UK's wall of NFL alumni at the practice facility.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2015, 03:18:03 pm
... Brandon Bolden

Ben Garrett @SpiritBen  ·  18 hours ago

Former #OleMiss running back @BB_HulkSmash gets him a ring. Dude deserves it, especially after what he dealt with as a senior.

Brandon Bolden @BB_HulkSmash  ·  5 hours ago

World Champs the world Craig!!! But fareal my pops hasn't been to a game all year and the one he comes… http://instagram.com/p/ymw0BVLWeE/

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2015, 05:39:37 pm
... Mt. Cody

Rick Ritter @RickRitterWJZ  ·  4 hours ago
BREAKNG (SIC): Per Baltimore County Public Safety - former Raven Terrance Cody has been indicted for animal cruelty.  #WJZ @cbsbaltimore

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore Ravens player has been released from the team and also indicted for animal cruelty.

A grand jury has indicted former Raven Terrence Cody on animal cruelty charges. Authorities were first alerted to the situation by a veterinarian, who treated Cody’s dog—a bull mastiff—for severe injuries. The dog later died.

WJZ has learned Cody is now charged with 15 counts, including aggravated animal cruelty and animal abuse involving that dog.

Cody also faces charges of illegal possession of an alligator and abuse charges related to that alligator.

Authorities say a search of Cody’s home also turned up marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

His agent tells the Baltimore Sun Cody denies the charges against him.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2015, 08:47:42 pm
… Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

SI: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's jump shot, voice remain a work in progress (http://www.si.com/nba/2015/02/05/michael-kidd-gilchrist-hornets-kentucky-shot-voice)

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On the bench, point guard Jannero Pargo raised his fist. On the court, center Al Jefferson nodded his head. And in the stands, Cindy Richardson hurried up the aisle to the restroom. After the game, Kidd-Gilchrist stood at his locker in a brown blazer over a white dress shirt, assessing his performance. “I was just being Mike,” he calmly told a camera crew. “I didn’t do anything special.”

But if the events of opening night were so customary, why did his mother break down in that arena restroom? Why did one of the most accurate shooters in basketball history embrace her on the court following the game? And why did an acclaimed speech pathologist in Lexington, Ky., call up the Hornets’ website and listen to the postgame sound bites?

“MKG is just about everything you’d want in a player,” Jefferson says of the 6' 7" slasher who can cut and finish, run the floor and defend the perimeter, create shots and contest them. Kidd-Gilchrist remains the rare prodigy who scraps like a 12th man...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 08, 2015, 10:17:46 am
... Jarvis Varnado

The former Mississippi State shot blocker is playing for the Los Angeles D-Fenders, a minor league team affiliated with the Lakers.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 08, 2015, 10:39:48 am
Sporting News @sportingnews  ·  48 minutes ago

“He was more than a coach — he was my mentor, my teacher, my second father.” - Michael Jordan. http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2015-02-08/michael-jordan-statement-dean-smith-death-passing-unc-tar-heels-basketball-north-carolina …

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2015, 11:47:01 am
Accuser a no-show; abuse case against Greg Hardy falls apart

Greg Hardy’s domestic-abuse case was abruptly dismissed Monday because his accuser – who is believed to have reached an undisclosed civil settlement with the Carolina Panthers’ Pro-Bowl defensive end – could not be found to testify.

Nicole Holder, Hardy’s ex-girlfriend, told prosecutors she did not want to go through another trial after Hardy’s initial conviction last year, District Attorney Andrew Murray said in a statement Monday as jury selection was about to get underway at the Mecklenbury County Courthouse.

Since November, efforts to contact Holder and serve her with a subpoena have been fruitless, Murray said, despite “extraordinary measures” that included police staking out the addresses where she was believed to be living and appeals to relatives to have her come forward. Murray said that he understood Holder had reached an independent settlement with Hardy...

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2015/02/09/5502866/greg-hardy-trial-opens-with-jury.html
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 10, 2015, 09:52:14 am
... Randolph Morris

Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  14 hours ago

KSR's Where Are They Now: Randolph Morris http://bit.ly/1y1jEJo  #BBN

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Morris arrived at Kentucky as one of the top recruits in the nation and as a McDonald’s All-American. Morris played three seasons at Kentucky. After a successful freshman year, Morris decided to declare for the NBA Draft. However, Morris was not drafted and returned to Kentucky but sat out the first 14 games of his sophomore season. [Tubby found an old fax. Morris was literal free agent. If called up, he could leave UK at any time and get on with an NBA team thought that did not happen.]

Randolph Morris currently plays for the Shougang Beijing Ducks. Morris is the starting power forward where he averages 25.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 11, 2015, 01:27:08 pm
... Tark the Shark

Former UNLV head basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has died at the age of 84, his son tweeted on Wednesday.

Tarkanian was taken by ambulance on Monday to Valley Hospital Medical Center after being unresponsive when doctors attempted to get his blood pressure elevated. On Tuesday, it was reported that Tarkanian was in critical condition and had breathing trouble as well as an undisclosed type of infection.  (http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2015/02/11/jerry-tarkanian-dies-unlv)

Danny Tarkanian @DannyTarkanian
Coach Tark, my father, the greatest man I have ever known, passed today, to take his place in heaven. I will miss him every day of my life.
11:54 AM - 11 Feb 2015

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Tarkanian coached 31 seasons with Long Beach State, UNLV and Fresno State before retiring in 2002. He coached his teams to 18 NCAA tournament appearances and four Final Fours. He also coached the San Antonio Spurs for 20 games in 1992.

With UNLV, he had a 509-105 record in 19 seasons and led the Rebels to the NCAA championship in 1990. His son, Danny, played three seasons under Tarkanian at UNLV, from 1981 to 1984...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 11, 2015, 01:36:13 pm
Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB  ·  52 minutes ago

Why @DanWetzel's the nation's best sportswriter, Exhibit 2006--this insightful piece on hoops legend Jerry Tarkanian: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/jerry-tarkanian--a-true-rebel-if-there-ever-was-one-172417307.html …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 11, 2015, 01:54:15 pm
Bart Pohlman @SportsTalkBart  ·  2 hours ago

Stumbled upon this: Jim Burr, who officiated the Ark/Auburn game last night, was also a ref for that great Ark/UNLV showdown in 1991.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 12, 2015, 09:50:43 pm
... Dale Brown

Ron Higgins @RonHigg  ·  Feb 11
Former LSU coach Dale Brown sends complimentary E-mail to Johnny Jones @dandydonlsu  http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2015/02/former_lsu_basketball_coach_da_1.html …

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"We were driving down Highland Road and I was telling Jim I've always dreamed about seeing students lined up waiting to get in the Assembly Center," said Brown, something that became a normal happening in his 25-year career with the Tigers. "We make a turn and we saw all these students lined up.

"For the first time in 18 years (since Brown's retirement after the 1996-97 season), the Deaf Dome felt like the Deaf Dome."

In an e-mail sent Wednesday morning, Brown reminded Jones that it took former UCLA coach John Wooden, who won 10 national championships and who's considered the greatest college coach of all-time, 14 years into his tenure to advance his team to the NCAA tournament.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2015, 07:22:44 am
... DeMarre Carroll

John Talty @JTalty  ·  19 hours ago

Great read from @birds_word on Birmingham product and Hawks star DeMarre Carroll: http://ow.ly/IXspH

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With a game built on hustle and not highlight-reel worthy plays, he's enjoying his finest season ever. Through 54 games, he's averaging 12 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists and has become an integral part of the success of the team with the most wins in the NBA.

Second-year Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer beamed when asked to answer questions about Carroll after shoot around at Philip's Arena the morning before the Hawks' defeat of the Western Conference-leading Golden State Warriors February 6.

"I love talking about DeMarre," said Budenholzer, who will coach the East All-Stars. "The first thing about DeMarre that we all see, before he was here and now that he's here, is just that he's a great competitor. He's one of the ultimate competitors in our league. He plays so hard on every possession. That's probably more important than anything as basic and fundamental as it may seem."

Budenholzer continued: "I think he's been growing as an offensive player. Everybody knows how good a defender he is and how he can impact the game defensively. I think his shooting was improving. His ball handling was improving. You could just see a player who was on the rise."

Carroll's older brother DeLonte, the one he credits with being his inspiration to play basketball, died of a brain tumor at the age of nine. His cousin T.J. Cleveland, now an assistant at Arkansas under his uncle former UAB coach Mike Anderson, took him under his wing after that. 

"I've been through a lot early in my life," DeMarre said. "So, it's helped me later in my life. I don't look for nobody to give me sympathy or help me out. Whenever, I have a tough times, 'I just look at it like somebody may have it worse than you. I never feel sorry for myself."

Coming out of high school, DeMarre signed with Vanderbilt but only played two seasons in the SEC before transferring to Missouri, then in the Big 12, to play under Anderson and Cleveland.

It's in Columbia, Mo. where he earned the nickname "Junkyard Dog".  It personifies his workmanlike approach to the game and epitomizes his value on an NBA roster.

"I think our SID (sports information director) may have come up with it and our announcer may have mentioned it," Cleveland said of the moniker. "That's how it came to fruition. He just kind of rolled with it. From then on, it kind of stuck. Coach Anderson told him to embrace that and he did."

He shined as a junior, earning the league's Newcomer of the Year award.  However, he returned for his senior season in part to allow his ankle to heal after being shot at a nightclub while trying to break up a fight. Missouri is also where DeMarre discovered he had a liver condition. It won't impact his career as a pro but could cause him to need a transplant in 20 years or so.

DeMarre averaged 16.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in 2008-2009 to help the Tigers win the Big 12 title and advance all the way to the Elite 8 of the of the NCAA tournament.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2015, 08:15:54 am
... Russell Shepard

ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  8 minutes ago

SEC morning links http://es.pn/1KSiFnO

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Showing off some versatility can only improve your chances of making an NFL roster -- especially if you’re a borderline prospect. See the story of Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Russell Shepard. He never really lived up to sky-high billing in college at LSU, but said he “learned sometimes you have to be able to play special teams just to contribute to the team” despite how he hated being on the kicking teams. Being able to play on the coverage units might be what is keeping Shepard in the league today, however. He led the Bucs in special teams tackles last season.

http://www.buccaneers.com/news/article-1/Getting-to-Know-Russell-Shepard/9eb3085f-062f-4502-bd47-78e5f457cb6e

Fun Fact: The NFL's all-time leader in special teams tackles is Mark Pike. He is the father of recent Murray State transfer Zeke Pike.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 19, 2015, 10:53:06 am
... Connor Shaw

GoGamecocks.com @gogamecocks  ·  19 hours ago

Browns coach: Connor Shaw ‘has a chance to be our starter’ http://scne.ws/8cytvM 

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INDIANAPOLIS — Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine has a lot of questions about his quarterback situation headed into 2015, but none of them are about former South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw.

“I thought Connor did a good job for us the last game of the year, handled himself well,” Pettine said. “He’s a guy we are looking forward to having back and coaching him up.”

Shaw will enter the second year of a three-year contract with the Brown this season. He spent almost all of 2014 on the practice squad before being elevated to starter for the last game of the season after injuries suffered by Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel.

Hoyer, the Browns starter most of last season, is a free agent.

“We are open to him coming back,” Pettine said.

Manziel had a disappointing rookie season and checked himself into a rehabilitation facility after the season.

“I don’t have a firm idea of when he’ll be back,” said Pettine, who has visited Manziel at the treatment facility.

Shaw, though, definitely will return. He was a big hit with coaches and teammates in Cleveland in his first year and was so popular with teammates that several listed him when asked by Browns.com to name the teammate who most exemplified the team’s “Be a Brown” mantra despite his limited playing time.

“You can tell he loves it,” Pettine said. “He’s ultra competitive and you respect his approach to it. When you look at him, he’s not a guy that necessarily passes the eyeball test. He’s not the tallest guy. He’s not the fastest. He doesn’t have the strongest arm, but some guys just have a knack for getting it done. That’s the competitive part of him. He just loves to compete.”

Pettine, like Shaw, was the son of a high school football coach. Pettine’s father Mike Pettine Sr. coached for 33 years in Pennsylvania, compiling a 326-42-4 record. Shaw’s father Lee is a longtime and successful high school coach in Georgia.

“I always have a soft spot for a coach’s kid,” Pettine said...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 19, 2015, 10:57:16 am
... Ryan Clark

Sonny Shipp @Sonny247  ·  19 hours ago
Ryan Clark retires after 13 years in the NFL. Great career for the former #LSU Tiger (FREE) http://ow.ly/JhPwI

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After 13 years in the NFL, where he recorded 929 tackles over 13 seasons and picked off 16 passes, a former LSU great is hanging up his cleats and going into broadcasting.

Ryan Clark played for four teams over his 13-year career, but on Wednesday he retired from the league according to multiple reports.

Clark, who was undrafted when his playing days at LSU were over after the 2001 Sugar Bowl, won a Super Bowl ring and also made the Pro Bowl in 2011.

Sports Update @MySportsUpdate

Safety Ryan Clark has retired from the NFL. Will continue as an analyst for ESPN.
10:45 PM - 11 Feb 2015
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 20, 2015, 10:31:17 am
... Kyle Wiltjer

Former Kentucky Wildcat sharpshooter Kyle Wiltjer exploded for 45 points on Thursday night as Gonzaga beat Pacific 86-74. (http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2015/02/20/breaking-down-kyle-wiltjers-45-point-night)

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– The 45 points is the third-highest total in Gonzaga history, behind Frank Burgess’ 52 in 1961 and Jean Clade Lefebrve in 1958. It was the highest-scoring game by a Zag in 54 years.

– Wiltjer is the first Zag to score 40-or-more points since Adam Morrison scored 44 points against Loyola Marymount on Feb. 16, 2008.

– It topped Wiltjer’s previous career-high of 32 points against Georgia back in November.

– Gonzaga won its 20th straight game, tying a school record set in 2003-04 and equaled in 2005-06. Gonzaga is now 27-1 overall and 15-0 in the West Coast Conference.

– Wiltjer made 15 of 22 field goals, hit seven of his 10 three-point shots and was eight-of-nine at the free throw line in 38 minutes.

ESPN Stats & Info        ✔ @ESPNStatsInfo
Kyle Wiltjer (GONZ) scored a career-high 45 points against Pacific. It's the 3rd-most in a game in school history
1:17 AM - 20 Feb 2015

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 24, 2015, 08:06:33 am
... Clyde Duncan

Clyde Duncan, part of a heralded wide receiving corps in the late 1970s and early 1980s that helped brand Tennessee as "Wide Receiver U," died Feb. 15 at his home in Fort Washington, Md., 11 days after his 54th birthday.

He was part of Tennessee teams that featured wide receivers Willie Gault, Anthony Hancock, Lenny Taylor, Mike Miller, Tim McGee, and Darryal Wilson. He played at 6-foot-1, 202 pounds.  (http://www.knoxnews.com/govolsxtra/football/clyde-duncan-part-of-wide-receiver-u-at-ut-dies-at-54_78138995)

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He was a first-round draft choice of the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1984 NFL draft, a selection that shocked many draft observers, given that Mr. Duncan had played defensive back in 1981 and didn't blossom as a wideout until his senior season.

"I'm really happy to be going there," Mr, Duncan said on draft day. "I really didn't expect the first round. It is a pleasant surprise."

Mr. Duncan is survived by his wife, Rhonda.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 24, 2015, 04:27:26 pm
... Phillip Sims

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  3 hours ago

Former Alabama quarterback Phillip Sims 'fighting to keep a dream alive' http://ow.ly/JBd2M

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Phillip Sims has gone from being one of the most hyped and highly rated prospects in the 2010 recruiting class to an overlooked underdog.

Rated by Rivals as the top pro-style quarterback in his recruiting class, Sims was in the mix with AJ McCarron for Alabama's starting quarterback as a redshirt freshman with the Crimson Tide in 2011. Four years and multiple schools later, Sims is an under-the-radar draft prospect coming off a strong senior season at Division II Winston-Salem State.

"I'm fighting to keep a dream alive," said Sims, whom CBS Sports rates as the 49th-best quarterback in this year's draft class.

A Chesapeake, Virginia native, Sims left Alabama prior to the 2012 season.

The primary reason, Sims said, was to be closer to home in order to help his father, who eventually underwent heart surgery...

"I ended my career at a Division II school in Winston-Salem State, which I guess is why I'm under-the-radar so much," Sims said. "I feel physically there's not a quarterback in the country that I can't match up with skill-for-skill. But coming from a smaller school, there's some hurdles that you have to fight and get over, and that's what I'm facing right now."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2015, 11:16:12 am
... Charles Barkley, Bo Jackson

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  22 hours ago
#CharlesBarkley, #BoJackson featured in new #Nike golf commercial with #TigerWoods, #RoryMcIlroy http://s.al.com/ORXUXUa (at link)

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There are few situations in which Charles Barkley and Bo Jackson aren't the most popular people involved.

Nike Golf's latest commercial is one such occasion.

The former Auburn standouts are both featured in "Why Change?", a spot which advertises the sports footwear, apparel and equipment company's new Vapor driver...

Both Nike signature athletes in their prime, Barkley makes fun of his hitched swing reminiscent of a Bill Cartwright jump shot and Jackson drops his classic, 'Bo knows' line.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 01, 2015, 04:57:49 pm
... Chris Johnson

Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  17 hours ago
Former Gator RB Chris Johnson dies at 22 - via @Gator_sports http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20150228/articles/150309997 …

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Former Trinity Catholic football star Chris "Juice" Johnson died Friday night in western Pennsylvania where he attended Duquesne University.

Trinity Catholic athletic director Tommy Bond and Duquesne associate athletic director David Saba confirmed Johnson's death late Saturday night. He was 22.

A cause of death was unable to be confirmed Saturday night by authorities in the Pittsburgh area where the campus is located.

The defensive back went on to play at the University of Florida before transferring to Duquesne in January 2013. Johnson wrapped up his senior season in November and was tied for fifth on the team with 55 tackles.

"I'm trying to peel it back as best I can," said Justin Wentworth, Johnson's defensive coordinator while at Trinity Catholic. "Nobody will ever know. When I texted with him on Wednesday, it was all good. You wouldn't have known anything. You ask how everything's going. How's life? How are classes going?

"He said everything was going good -- typical upbeat, Juice stuff. Getting this news hurts deep. It's a knife to the heart."

Duquesne University football player Chris Johnson died Friday at the age of 22, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office.

He was found in a car in Churchill at 10:59 a.m. Friday. He is from Ocala, Fla. The medical examiner ruled the death a suicide.

“Everyone associated with the Duquesne football program is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Chris," Duquesne football coach Jerry Schmitt said in a statement. "Chris was a passionate football player who was also a great teammate, who was loved by many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris’ family at this difficult time.” (http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/duquesne/2015/03/01/Duquesne-University-football-player-dies/stories/201503010209)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 01, 2015, 06:22:52 pm
... Victor Hampton

GoGamecocks.com retweeted
Alexa Ashwell @AlexaWSOC9  · 3 hours ago
Baltimore Ravens Cornerback Victor Hampton arrested for DWI in Charlotte, according to highway patrol sources@wsoctv

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_CkkRLW8AAlaOe.jpg:large)

http://www.gogamecocks.com/welcome_page/?shf=/2015/03/01/684499_victor-hampton-arrested-in-charlotte.html
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 04, 2015, 12:54:35 pm
... Jarret Johnson

Cecil Hurt @CecilHurt  ·  3 hours ago
Great guy. RT @RavensInsider: Jarret Johnson to retire as a Raven, will sign one-day contract with team this offseason, team announces

http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/Jarret-Johnson-Will-Sign-One-Day-Contract-To-Retire-A-Raven/273dbd16-8c14-4007-bc62-40341aab410c

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The Ravens' ironman will sign a one-day contract with the Ravens after 12-year career in the NFL.

The outside linebacker was as consistent as anyone on Baltimore’s roster, playing in a then franchise-record 129-straight games during his nine seasons in Baltimore. The hard-nosed defender became a fan favorite as the Ravens’ ironman, and he also grew to love the franchise that drafted him as a fourth-round pick in 2003. 

“Baltimore was home,” Johnson told BaltimoreRavens.com Tuesday night.

Even when Johnson left in free agency to join the San Diego Chargers in 2011, he still viewed himself as a Raven for life.

And that’s why after calling it a career after 12 NFL seasons, Johnson will retire a Raven. Johnson officially announced his retirement from the NFL last week, and the Ravens plan to invite him to return to Baltimore this offseason to sign a ceremonial one-day contract.

Johnson, 33, will now head into the next phase of his life considering different options that he may pursue. He and his wife, Anna, plan to put much of their attention into raising their two young daughters, and he also just wants to spend some time just relaxing after a 12-year run in the NFL.

(http://www.baltimoreravens.com/assets/images/imported/BAL/news-articles/2015/03-March/01/04_JohnsonRetiring_news.jpg)

First team All-SEC DE is noted for being the only two-time team captain in Crimson Tide history.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: vol_in_ar on March 04, 2015, 12:57:36 pm
... Clyde Duncan

Clyde Duncan, part of a heralded wide receiving corps in the late 1970s and early 1980s that helped brand Tennessee as "Wide Receiver U," died Feb. 15 at his home in Fort Washington, Md., 11 days after his 54th birthday.

He was part of Tennessee teams that featured wide receivers Willie Gault, Anthony Hancock, Lenny Taylor, Mike Miller, Tim McGee, and Darryal Wilson. He played at 6-foot-1, 202 pounds.  (http://www.knoxnews.com/govolsxtra/football/clyde-duncan-part-of-wide-receiver-u-at-ut-dies-at-54_78138995)


thanks for posting
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 04, 2015, 10:12:28 pm
... Marshall Henderson

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  21 minutes ago
Where in the world is Marshall Henderson? Believe it or not, Iraq | http://AL.com  http://ow.ly/JWXL5

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He was one of the most energizing and polarizing figures in the SEC two years ago, as he led Ole Miss to an SEC tournament title. But where in the world is Marshall Henderson now?

He's in Baghdad, Iraq, playing in the Iraqi Super League.

"It's not as bad as people make it seem back home," Henderson told Yahoo Sports in a Skype audio interview last week. "We just chill in the hotel. We don't go anywhere. We could go places and it would be safe. We wouldn't be worried about getting captured or anything. It's definitely better than I would've expected."

Henderson said he has heard of incidents of terrorism, however, including from players on another Iraqi team whose hotel was bombed. Fortunately, none were hurt.

Known for past troubles with drugs and alcohol, Henderson told Yahoo he's stayed away from both since going overseas and is hopeful of getting another NBA tryout this summer. He plans to spend the offseason in Dallas and Oxford.

"The real test is going to be going home with thousands of dollars," Henderson told Yahoo. "What am I going to do with that? I will be excited to see what I do when I get home and whom I'm going to surround myself with.

"You can't really say much until you're in that situation. So we'll see."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: nationwish on March 05, 2015, 03:28:20 pm
... Marshall Henderson

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  21 minutes ago
Where in the world is Marshall Henderson? Believe it or not, Iraq | http://AL.com  http://ow.ly/JWXL5

It's like he's saying "Hey, I'm going to have some money. Who wants to help me blow it?"
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2015, 10:46:24 am
... Demetri Robinson

Terry L Jones @tjonesreporter  ·  17 minutes ago
Former LSU football tight end gets 50 years in Port Allen casino shooting http://theadvocate.com/news/11770683-123/former-lsu-football-tight-end … via @theadvocatebr

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PORT ALLEN — A former LSU football tight end for the Tigers 2003 national championship team was sentenced to 50 years in prison Thursday for his role in shooting up a Port Allen truck stop casino more than three years ago.

Demetri Robinson, 32, 5223 Sand Drive, Port Allen, pleaded guilty Aug. 18 to three counts of attempted second-degree murder in the Sept. 18, 2011, shooting at the Cajun Circus Casino on U.S. 190.

Robinson shot a cashier then fired shots at two other employees after he was asked to leave the casino on U.S. 190. Robinson entered the plea one day before he was to stand trial.

Eighteenth Judicial District Judge J. Robin Free handed down the sentence Thursday after Robinson, in a prison jumpsuit and shackles, spoke at length from the jury box about the incident and his intentions behind it.

Robinson on Thursday acknowledged to the judge he shot the cashier but claimed he did it out of frustration for being banned from the store. He added he had not intended to shoot Scales because he was behind tinted glass windows inside the truck stop and did not see him.

Judge Free finally had enough from Robinson, telling him what he heard was that it was everyone else’s fault but his.

Then he pointed out that he also watched Robinson when Scales gave his statement.

“You were smiling,” Free said.

He promptly handed down the 50-year sentences...

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2015, 12:09:14 pm
... Devonta Pollard

Cecil Hurt @CecilHurt  ·  20 hours ago
Good to see things looking up for Devonta RT @BlueRibbonSport: A nice profile on Houston's Devonta Pollard http://fb.me/6mP2CgHw9

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Would you have done it? Could you have done it? Devonta Pollard had no choice, really. Either he testified against his mother in federal court, or he would have gone to jail—just for doing what he was asked by the one person who had always been with him.

When he was unwittingly playing a minor role in a kidnapping plot—the feds called his actions “conspiracy”—Pollard had no idea that his mother had taken steps down a path that would rip their relationship apart, at least for a while. His mom, Jessie, had asked for help, and he was providing it. Bring the car. Drive a friend home. Yes, ma’am.

A couple years earlier, Pollard and Jessie had buttressed each other as the flames charred their house and broiled their memories. Before that, they had teamed to provide end-of-life care for Pollard’s father, Ervin, as pancreatic cancer withered his body. Jessie was Pollard’s coach and his best friend. She pushed him on the court and held him off it. The mother-son bond is tight. This one was airtight.

But there was Pollard, on the witness stand, identifying his mother and helping the prosecution win a guilty verdict against the person he loved most. Jessie Pollard would be sentenced to 25 years in jail for a crime based on revenge. Her cousin had bought a foreclosed property Jessie had once owned. As retribution, Jessie had kidnapped her cousin’s daughter. The plot unraveled quickly, as Jessie took the girl from Mississippi to Alabama. Her son became part of the crime when he drove his car to meet his mother and transport one of her accomplices back home. In return for his testimony, Pollard avoided jail time. If he kept clean for two years, it would all go away.

Well, some of it...

Since July, Pollard’s journey has continued at the University of Houston, as part of Kelvin Sampson’s first Cougar team, a thrown-together collection of a few holdovers, mixed with some transfers and last-minute pickups. The one-time top-50 recruit has spent the season reintroducing himself to basketball after spotty experiences at Alabama and East Mississippi Community College, while moving into a new life—away from disasters and tragedies. Jessie remains a phone call away. In fact, she talks to Pollard a few times a week. But her voice recedes, and reality intrudes. It’s not an entirely bad thing. Jessie provides motivation, while Pollard walks his own path.

“He’s getting better and better every basketball game, and he’s starting to turn his life around,” Sampson says. He’s no longer a victim. He’s on the balls of his feet, and he’s getting happy. He’s in control of his life.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 08, 2015, 12:02:34 pm
... John Caylor

Going into the Florida game Saturday, Kentucky was on a 27-year winning streak. The last time a No. 1-ranked UK team lost at home was 1988.

Unranked Auburn beat No. 1 (and undefeated) Kentucky 53-52 on Jan. 9, 1988. Sophomore forward John Caylor made the winning shot: a three-pointer with 10 seconds left. (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/03/07/3732860/uk-notes-what-do-cats-have-to.html)

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Caylor, now 46 and a sales manager for a wine and beer distributor in the Auburn area, said fate made him a player to take the shot.

Sonny Smith, then Auburn's coach and now the analyst on radio broadcast of Auburn games, said he chose Caylor to take the shot.

"A running joke between us," Caylor said the conflicting memories.

This much is undisputed: Auburn had won at UK only once before. The Tigers haven't won at UK since.

Caylor's date with destiny was set during the semester break when Auburn dismissed star forward Mike Jones from school. That meant more playing time for Caylor. But his role had not grown to where he would expect to take a game-winning shot with Kentucky leading 52-50.

"I was the sixth option of the five of us," he said last week.

That's not how Smith remembered it.

"I knew Chris Morris was going to be the heaviest guarded guy in the gym," Smith said. Morris had 18 points and 12 rebounds in the game.

During a timeout, Smith sensed that Caylor was volunteering to take the shot.

"Why don't you let me shoot that shot?" Smith said of the message he perceived. "He didn't say it, but you could see it in his face. He wasn't afraid of anything. One of those guys who thought he was better than he was. That's the kind of guy you want to take that shot."

Caylor recalled that his responsibility in the final seconds was to set a screen on the UK player defending Morris, which he did.

Then, "I just rolled out of the way," he said. "They had played good defense. I was wide open because nobody was guarding me.

"On the replay, you can see Sonny screaming 'No!!!.' Then, 'Yes.'"

The shot remains one of the more notable in Auburn basketball history.

"I never thought it was such an accomplishment," Caylor said. "Usually, a week doesn't go by that somebody doesn't bring up that game."

Caylor, who hit a game-winning three-pointer against LSU in the SEC Tournament two years later, reluctantly re-lived the moment.

"I don't want to say it's embarrassing," he said. "But I don't like to talk about it all the time."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 08, 2015, 06:19:30 pm
... Mark Ingram

Larry Holder @LarryHolder  ·  20 hours ago
Mark Ingram is officially 'the man' at running back for #Saints with new deal: Larry Holder http://s.nola.com/OH6l1LV  via @nolanews

Mark Ingram @MarkIngram22  ·  21 hours ago
Very excited to stay a saint!! God has blessed me beyond belief!! I don't deserve his grace!! Thank you!!
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2015, 07:32:30 pm
... Billy Pickard

Kate Hairopoulos @khairopoulos  ·  9 hours ago
Aggies today are mourning loss of A&M legend Billy Pickard, involved with program from Bear Bryant to Kevin Sumlin: http://www.12thman.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27300&ATCLID=209936289 …

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A San Antonio native, Mr. Pickard’s affiliation with Texas A&M began in the fall of 1952 as a freshman in the Corps of Cadets Company A-Armor. Later that year, he would move into Hart Hall as part of Company A-Athletics as a student football trainer. He continued in that role serving with great distinction with legendary head football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and assisting the head trainer, Smokey Harper. Mr. Pickard was a valued asset at the infamous Junction Boys football training camp prior to the 1954 football season. Mr. Pickard tended to a member of the Junction Boys, Gene Stallings, who would play a major role in getting Mr. Pickard back to Aggieland...

Read some of the reactions to the passing of A&M's Billy Pickard from around college football: http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/2015/03/college-football-world-reacts-to-passing-of-texas-am-legend-billy-pickard.html/ …

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“Mr. Pickard was a fixture at Aggie football practices even attending last Thursday’s practice in the McFerrin indoor football facility. Last fall marked his 50th Aggie football two-a-days, and every Friday before home games Aggie head coach Kevin Sumlin would have Mr. Pickard address the squad.”

Mack Brown        ✔ @ESPN_CoachMack
We lost a great Aggie today with the passing of Mr Pickard. He helped many athletes at A&M have a better life. May he rest in peace.
9:02 AM - 9 Mar 2015

Jackie Sherrill @jackiesherrill
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of an Aggie Icon, Billy Pickard. To the players he was "Pick".  RIP Billy.
10:27 AM - 9 Mar 2015 Texas, USA, United States
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 10, 2015, 04:15:39 pm
... Patrick Willis

SportsCenter @SportsCenter  ·  2 hours ago

“I have no regrets.” – An emotional Patrick Willis announces his retirement.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_wln4HUIAALdU0.jpg:large)


SEC Network @SECNetwork  ·  2 hours ago

Patrick Willis, Ole Miss legend.
• '06 SEC DPOY
• '06 All-American
• Butkus Award winner
• Lambert Trophy winner

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_wn-d2W8AAqSmk.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 16, 2015, 09:32:31 am
... Andrew Steele

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  15 hours ago
Former Alabama hoops player says critics never understood Anthony Grant's passion. http://ow.ly/KmAne

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It's been about a month since Andrew Steele's phone rang with a familiar name. It was Anthony Grant. He was just checking in.

Steele, a first-year high school coach at John Carroll in Birmingham, credits Grant for inspiring his new career. The call meant a lot considering the stress in Tuscaloosa. That's one of the reasons Grant's Sunday firing saddened Steele, a guard from 2008-13.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 18, 2015, 12:20:49 pm
... Rodrick Rhodes

In a state where basketball is a religion, a small, mountain school is accused of heresy – disturbing the hierarchy of Kentucky high school sports. Fined, sanctioned and harassed for its transfer students – many of whom are urban and black – the Cordia School has a history of coming from behind. But this is about more than basketball, says Coach Rodrick Rhodes, a former UK star. (http://www.dailyyonder.com/ky-basketball-v-cordia-win-or-go-home/2015/03/12/7762)

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More often, fans remember one of his final games, the SEC championship against Arkansas.  Arkansas, number five in the nation and defending national champions, had Kentucky down 19 points.  Rhodes was struggling, having failed to score in the second half.  Still, thanks to the Wildcats’ bevy of other stars, Kentucky clawed back into the contest late.  With five seconds left and the game tied, Kentucky Freshman Antoine Walker stole an Arkansas pass and called a timeout.  Against all odds, despite getting outplayed, Kentucky had one last play to steal an SEC Championship.

Coach Pitino called Rhodes’s number.  Rhodes drove into the teeth of the defense, and when Arkansas collapsed on him, he dropped a perfect pass to power forward Walter McCarty for a game-winning dunk.  Except the basket didn’t count.  The refs said that Arkansas swiped Rhodes’s hand before he made the pass with 1.3 seconds left.  That meant Rhodes, a 78% free-throw shooter, had two chances to be the hero that Kentucky had once believed him to be.  He missed the first free throw, and then, with his teammates praying and refusing to look at the rim, he missed the second.

During overtime, Pitino benched Rhodes, and the cameras showed him on the bench, openly crying.  Kentucky went down nine in the overtime before making one last improbable run to win the game. When Kentucky went ahead for the first time in the game, with only a few seconds left, the announcer said “Rodrick Rhodes is the happiest man in the Atlanta-Dome.”  After a pause, the color commentator replied, “He doesn’t look it.”  Because even as they were celebrating Kentucky’s SEC championship, Rhodes’s cheeks looked wet with tears.  Kentucky was triumphant, but Rhodes was again out of step.

A few games later, Kentucky flamed out against North Carolina in the Sweet Sixteen.  Not long after, Rhodes announced he was transferring to Southern California.  Rhodes was done with Kentucky, and Kentucky, armed with another stud freshman in Ron Mercer, was done with Rhodes.  Rumors abounded that Pitino, wanting to keep Mercer happy, forced Rhodes out.  Rhodes denied that, saying the transfer was his idea. “I won out,” Rhodes said to ESPN at the time.

Today, he tells a different story.  “Everyone knows I didn’t want to leave Kentucky.  Every single Kentucky fan knows what happened with me and Coach P. and Ron Mercer.  ...  If you’re smart enough to be a Kentucky fan, you’re smart enough to know I never wanted to leave Kentucky.”

(http://www.dailyyonder.com/files/imagecache/story_side/imagefield/cordiastripmine.PNG)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 22, 2015, 10:28:06 am
... Trevor Lacey

Matt Zenitz @mzenitz  ·  13h 13 hours ago
Ex-Alabama figures Mark Gottfried, Trevor Lacey lead NC State to NCAA tournament upset http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/03/ex-alabama_figures_mark_gottfr.html …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 24, 2015, 08:29:43 am
... Bob Boyd

Gregg G. Ellis @MSUsportsGregg  ·  14 hours ago

Sad to hear the passing of former MSU coach Bob Boyd. Heard many, many stories stories about him, mostly from Richard Williams.

Jay Bilas @JayBilas  ·  15 hours ago

RIP to the great Bob Boyd, former USC player and coach. He was an exceptional basketball man. His '71 Trojans were No. 1, lost only to UCLA

His team was #1 in the nation and #2 in his own town.

Longtime USC basketball coach Bob Boyd, who led the program for 13 years from 1967 to 1979, died Wednesday of natural causes in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 84. (http://www.latimes.com/sports/usc/uscnow/la-sp-usc-basketball-coach-bob-boyd-dies-20150114-story.html)

USC Athletic Director Pat Haden, who played football for the Trojans in the early 70s: "Unfortunately, he had a pretty good coach across town. I remember one year I think we went [24-2] and the two losses were to UCLA and only one team went to the tournament..."

"I was at the right place at the wrong time," Boyd once told The Times.

Ben Howland is not the first coach to move from Los Angeles to Starkville. Bob Boyd coached at USC against John Wooden.  After a brief break he coached State from 1982-86.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 24, 2015, 08:56:37 am
.. Kevin Nash

http://www.ddtdigest.com/features/nash0001.htm

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UT Stats For Kevin Nash
University of Tennessee Department of Sports Information
March 11, 1980

FINAL REVIEW FOR THE 1979-80 SEASON - KEVIN NASH (No. 43, Junior Center from Trenton, Mich.) A starter for the Volunteers at center in 1979-80...Solid, hustling, and determined defensive player...Grabbed eight rebounds against Furman in NCAA play...Can hold his own against some of the top big men in the country...Held Mississippi State's All-SEC center Ricky Brown to 10 points in Knoxville while tallying 12 himself...Seasonal highs of 13 points and eight caroms came at Ohio State...A big factor in Tennessee's upset over Kentucky in Knoxville last January...Will be looking for a big senior season in 1980-81.

Story goes that after an altercation with Don DeVoe, Nash planned to transfer to TennTech but never arrived.

Former WWE and World Championship Wrestling Champion Kevin Nash was announced the final member of the WWE Hall of Fame’s 2015 class Monday night during Raw.

Besides winning numerous titles during his time as an active competitor, Nash was also known as one of the catalysts for one of the most profitable times in wrestling history as one of the founding members of the New World Order.

Highlight video at link (http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-squared-circle/Kevin-Nash-to-be-inducted-into-WWE-Hall-of-Fame.html)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 24, 2015, 02:05:29 pm
... Michael White

 Brent Zwerneman @BrentZwerneman  ·  18h 18 hours ago
Louisiana Tech coach Mike White on winning in an SEC venue (Texas A&M in NIT 2nd round): "We don't get a lot of opportunities like this."

 Seth Emerson @SethEmerson  ·  18h 18 hours ago
@BrentZwerneman La Tech also knocked out Georgia in the second round of the NIT last year. Giant killers. Well, not really.

 Brent Zwerneman @BrentZwerneman  ·  18h 18 hours ago
"Rising star" is apt description of Louisiana Tech coach Michael White, 38. Impressive on sideline & here in interview room. Squared away.

...Michael White reminded me of Billy Gillispie -- only with a wedding ring.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2015, 03:46:50 pm
... Mark Pope

 Gary Parrish @GaryParrishCBS  ·  29m 29 minutes ago

BYU assistant Mark Pope has reached a deal in principle to become Utah Valley’s next head coach, sources told @CBSSports.


Sixth man and big on UK's '96 national champs
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2015, 10:10:16 pm
...  Jason and Amanda Dufner

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  7h 7 hours ago
Jason and Amanda Dufner have filed for divorce: http://ow.ly/L33wl

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Golfer Jason Dufner and his wife Amanda have agreed to a divorce settlement.

Dufner, who golfed at Auburn, has agreed to pay Amanda $2.5 million in the settlement
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2015, 10:13:28 am
... Rolando McLain

 Ed Werder @Edwerderespn  ·  3h 3 hours ago

#Cowboys have agreed to contract with MLB Rolando McLain on deal worth $3M base and another $1M in play-time incentives. #Pats also offered
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 02, 2015, 03:27:43 pm
... Randy Sims

 Brent Zwerneman @BrentZwerneman  ·  3h 3 hours ago

Sad news: Former Texas A&M record-setting kicker Randy Sims (1958-60), former BBQ restaurant owner & Brazos County judge, has passed away.


http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/83607647.html

http://www.theeagle.com/news/a_m/former-brazos-county-judge-randy-sims-dies/article_2d1d6ab6-d96b-11e4-a1ae-772af2c4f97a.html
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 03, 2015, 11:04:22 am
... Stephen Martin, Sr., the first African-American student-athlete to officially compete for a SEC school


SEC Sports @SEC  ·  20h 20 hours ago

#SEC to honor 50th anniversary of historic milestone: http://www.secsports.com/article/12605945/sec-honors-50th-anniversary …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBnJGkYUgAA0mTA.jpg:large)

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Friday will mark the 50th anniversary of a landmark moment in Southeastern Conference history. In 1965, Tulane's Stephen Martin, Sr., became the first African-American student-athlete to officially compete for a SEC school.

Martin made his debut when he played as a member of the Tulane freshman baseball team at LSU on April 3, 1965. He had a sacrifice fly and a single as Tulane split a double-header with a 4-0 win and a 3-1 loss to the rival Tigers.

Martin passed away on May 14, 2013, at the age of 66. The SEC will honor Martin's place in SEC history during the championship game of the 2015 SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover, Ala., on May 24 with an on-field recognition and presentation. Martin's widow Brigid Cheri Martin, as well as children Stephen Jr., Nicole and Dana will be on hand to accept on behalf of Martin, Sr.

"Stephen Martin is a permanent fixture in the history of the conference," SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said. "We look forward to celebrating his legacy during our baseball tournament in May."

He later became the first African-American to compete in a varsity sport for any SEC school the following season when he played in his first game against Spring Hill College in the 1966 season opener for the Green Wave, which would be Tulane's final year as a member of the SEC.

"I know my dad would be deeply honored to be recognized by the SEC and the family is thrilled to accept this recognition on his behalf," Martin, Jr. stated...

Martin earned his bachelor's degree from Tulane in 1968 and earned his master's in business administration from Tulane in 1973. "He often mentioned how challenging his collegiate career was both on and off the baseball field while attending Tulane University," his wife Brigid added. "He never imagined he would be part of history and that was never his objective. His top priority was obtaining his degree and being close to home so that his parents could watch him play."

He later served in the United States Army and retired as the Chief Financial Officer for Tuskegee University in 2012.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 04, 2015, 09:15:25 am
...Renardo Sidney

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN  ·  Apr 3
Renardo Sidney will hold workouts for NBA teams in Chicago around the draft combine, per his agent Zack Charles. May 11 & 12.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 04, 2015, 11:01:59 am
... Greg Hardy

Brandon George @DMN_George  ·  22h 22 hours ago
Dallas Cowboys DE Greg Hardy a curious mix of talent, inconsistency, alter egos, free spirit: http://share.d-news.co/kIrxxOB

(http://www.dallasnews.com/incoming/20150403-harder2.jpg.ece/BINARY/HARDER2.jpg)

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Hardy grew up in the small Tennessee town of Millington, about 20 miles north of Memphis. He was raised by strict parents who valued a Christian education.

Hardy spent his freshman year at Harding Academy, a college preparatory Christian school, before transferring to Briarcrest Christian for his last three years of high school.

Hardy’s parents had a no-nonsense approach to discipline. His mother, Lan, was licensed to carry a gun as a police detective in Millington. His father, Greg Sr., played college football at Mississippi and is a former investigator with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He’s now the football coach and security chief at Alexander Graham Middle School in Charlotte.

“His mom knew what was up. She was intelligent with a college education, and she knew the right way,” said John Harrington [The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game], Hardy’s basketball coach at Briarcrest. “When Greg messed up, she was there. She didn’t let him get away with anything.”
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Post by: jbcarol on April 06, 2015, 09:48:45 am
... Quay Evans

 Michael Bonner @MikeBBonner  ·  11m 11 minutes ago

FWIW, former MSU D-lineman Quay Evans was arrested in Starkville on Saturday due a warrant issued regarding a traffic ticket.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 07, 2015, 08:02:15 am
... Sonny Gray


ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo  ·  8h 8 hours ago

Sonny Gray: 1st pitcher to throw 8 IP, allow 1 hit or fewer on Opening Day in 62 years! Last: Bob Lemon, 1953 Indians against White Sox


Former Vandy right hander was AL Pitcher of the Month for the A's in April and July, 2014.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 07, 2015, 10:37:36 am
... 'Dick' Wood


Tom Green @AUBlog  ·  15h 15 hours ago

Former Auburn quarterback Malcolm Richard 'Dick' Wood passed away over the weekend at age 79. http://m.oanow.com/news/auburnuniversity/article_5a5c02c0-dcb9-11e4-82d8-efde1882260e.html …

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Richard “Dick” Wood died Saturday at Fountainview Care Facility in Atlanta. He was 79.

The Lanett native attended Auburn from 1956 to 1960, and was a quarterback on the football team. Though he wasn’t the starter that year, he was a member of the 1957 Tigers national championship team, said his daughter, Rhonda Barker of Buford, Ga.

He was drafted by the Colts in the 12th round of the 1959 NFL Draft, being selected 144th overall. He played for five different AFL teams during his football career, the only player to do so. When the Miami Dolphins began their inaugural season in 1966, he started at quarterback in the team’s first game, against the Oakland Raiders. During his career he completed 522 passes for 51 touchdowns, and he was the first quarterback to throw for a touchdown at Shea Stadium.

Wood’s career as an assistant coach included positions with Ole Miss, Auburn and the University of Georgia...

He retired from coaching in 1997...

In his later years, Wood suffered from dementia, his daughter said, and he died at an Alzheimer’s center.

“We’re rejoicing that he’s with the Lord now. He loved to sing and he hadn’t had much of a voice in the last few years. I picture him singing with the Lord.”

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Bartlett Wood; one son, Richard (Bart) Wood; his daughter, Rhonda Wood Barker; and two sisters, Anita Wood Coleman and Diane Wood White.

 Posing Plainsmen @PosingPlainsmen  ·  13h 13 hours ago

RIP The "Lanett Long Rifle" Richard "Dick" Wood, #Auburn QB/DB (1957-1959) @AUBlog

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 Posing Plainsmen @PosingPlainsmen  ·  13h 13 hours ago

Yes, lost 3 members of the '57 Nat Champs in as many weeks. @leerandyjr @andylgraham @brettsportz @AUBlog
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Post by: jbcarol on April 10, 2015, 07:00:54 am
... Lauren Hill

 CollegeBasketbllTalk @CBTonNBC

Lauren Hill, inspirational women’s basketball player who battled cancer, dies at 19 http://wp.me/p1aWjM-2cUi
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Post by: jbcarol on April 12, 2015, 07:36:03 am
... James Franklin

 David Morrison @DavidCMorrison  ·  Apr 10

So James Franklin is rejoining former teammate and MU RB Kendial Lawrence in Edmonton. Season starts in June.

 James Franklin @JFrankTank1  ·  Apr 10

IT'S OFFICIAL! I'M PLAYING CANADIAN FOOTBALL🇨🇦🏈 Thanks to everyone who supported, prayed, & believed #EdmontonEskimos

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Post by: jbcarol on April 14, 2015, 09:34:08 am
... Perry Wallace

In a three-part exclusive, The Tennessean is publishing excerpts of "Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South," by local author Andrew Maraniss.

Andrew Maraniss and Perry Wallace will speak at the Nashville Public Library main downtown branch at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3. The event is free and open to the public... (http://www.tennessean.com/longform/news/2014/11/30/perry-wallace-full-hope-faces-challenge-road/19634911)

Long read on the first black player in the SEC and his road trip to Starkville.

 Andrew Maraniss @trublu24  ·  Apr 10

Talking STRONG INSIDE w/ @KevinScarbinsky on @WNSP 2:30 2day. Bio of 1st blck SEC bsktbll plyr http://andrewmaraniss.com 

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Post by: jbcarol on April 14, 2015, 09:57:12 am
... Jeff Sheppard

Not many players get to brag about winning two national titles during their college basketball careers. Jeff Sheppard does on the other hand. Sheppard was a part of both the 1996 and 1998 national championship team during his time at Kentucky.

Sheppard was named NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player, All-NCAA Regional Team and All-SEC during his senior year in 1998. He scored a total of 1,091 points, which ranks him 48th overall in Kentucky basketball scoring history. (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/where-are-they-now-jeff-sheppard)

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Despite his successful college career, Sheppard’s NBA career was not the same. He played one season for the Atlanta Hawks during the 1998-99 season. Sheppard averaged 2.2 points and 1.2 rebounds in 18 games played...

After the attacks on September 11, Sheppard and his wife, former Kentucky basketball player Stacey Reed, decided to settle down in London, KY. The two former Wildcats have two children, Madison and Reed. Sheppard enjoys coaching his kids’ sports team, as they both are avid athletes.

Sheppard worked in pharmaceutical sales for a little before becoming a successful businessman. He and his wife began their own company called 15inc., a private label apparel company that produces sports apparel for various companies.

Sheppard conducts an annual tour through Eastern Kentucky with Operation UNITE that organizes a series of basketball camps called “Shoot Hoops, Not Drugs.” The camps take place at local schools and give hundreds of kids the ability to improve their basketball skills and learn about the dangers of drug use.

Today Sheppard owns Sheppards Fan Shop in London, KY that sells officially licensed University of Kentucky, North Laurel, and South Laurel merchandise.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 16, 2015, 11:31:22 am
... Former LSU QB Buddy Lee


Jim Kleinpeter @JimKleinpeter  ·  18h 18 hours ago

Former #LSU QB Buddy Lee dies at 67 @tigerdroppings, @lsufball, @geauxlsu http://s.nola.com/eVZljOc  via @nolanews

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Former LSU quarterback Buddy Lee, 67, died Friday at his home in Florida after a lengthy illness. Lee played at LSU from 1968-70.

Lee, born Felix Holmes Lee, helped LSU to the 1970 SEC championship as the starting quarterback who shared time with then sophomore Bert Jones. The Tigers finished 9-3 overall and 5-0 in SEC play and lost to Nebraska in the Orange Bowl, 17-12.

As a senior in a run-oriented offense, Lee (sic) 73 of 138 passes for 1,162 yards and six touchdowns, including a long of 73 yards.

In 1971 he was drafted by the Chicago Bears and was later traded to the Los Angeles Rams. He resided in St. Petersburg since 1981 where he had a three decade career in real estate and financial work. He was also an avid golfer.

Born Felix Holmes Lee, he was a native of Baton Rouge who grew up in Zachary. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Coleen Kelly Lee...

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Post by: jbcarol on April 18, 2015, 07:06:36 pm
... Odell Beckham Jr.

Ron Higgins @RonHigg  ·  10h 10 hours ago
Odell Beckham Jr. knows he's a hot product@TigerDroppings @dandydonlsu @lsufootball_net  http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2015/04/odell_beckham_jr_knows_hes_a_h.html …

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NFL's Rookie of the Year last season, has his own website selling his merchandise.

Capitalizing on his memorable fingertip catch against the Cowboys last season, Beckham is selling "The Catch" hoodie for $59.99, "The Catch" t-shirt for $29.99 and "The Catch" women's v-neck shirt for $34.99.

He's also selling a "Royal XIII" snapback hat for $34.99.

... Not only do you get a glimpse of his off-season workouts, but a slice of his personal life, such as his "Beckham meets Beckham" photo with retired soccer great David Beckham...
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Post by: jbcarol on April 22, 2015, 07:51:09 am
... Roger Harden

Roger Harden, former Mr. Basketball in Indiana and McDonald’s All-American, was a three-year starter at the point guard position during his four year career at Kentucky from 1982 to 1986.

During his senior year, Harden set a single-season assist record with a total of 232. Harden’s 498 career assists puts him third overall Kentucky history behind Dirk Minefield (646) and Anthony Epps (544). He was also named Third-Team All-SEC and to the All-SEC Tournament team during his senior year. Harden scored a total of 478 points as a Wildcat. (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/where-are-they-now-roger-harden)

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Harden was drafted 115th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 5th round of the 1986 NBA Draft. Harden never played a game for the Lakers, and his NBA career never developed into anything.

Harden returned to Kentucky to coach as an assistant under Eddie Sutton for one season in 1987. Harden went on to coach AAU in Indiana in the 1990s. He has also done some youth and middle school AAU coaching. Harden has done a lot of skill work with young individuals to improve their game.

In May of 2012, Harden was announced as the new head coach of Williamstown (Ky.) Junior/Senior High School in Grant County. Williamstown is a small school with an enrollment of 426 students in grades 6-12.

Williamstown is the home of Harden’s wife, Gina, and the two have been married for 15 years. They have four children...

In the 2014-15 season, the Demons finished with a 6-19 record. Harden has yet to win in 32nd District, which also contains Grant County, Simon Kenton and Walton-Verona.

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Post by: jbcarol on April 22, 2015, 08:40:45 am
... Carl Engstrom

 AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  23h 23 hours ago

What happened to Carl Engstrom? See highlights from former Alabama 7-footer playing in pros. http://ow.ly/LUFxd

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Arriving in Tuscaloosa five years ago, Carl Engstrom was an instant fan favorite.

A 7-foot-1 basketball-playing import from Sweden? They don't come around too often, so he was embraced by the Alabama fan base. The Swedish flag regularly appeared in the student section as "feed the Swede" became a thing.

It just never really worked out on the floor... In his final year (2013-14), he averaged 1.6 points and 2.5 rebounds while playing about 10-12 minutes a game.

He had another season of eligibility but returned home to Sweden for the 2014-15 season. There he plays for the Södertälje Kings in Basketligan ― the premier pro league in Sweden.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 23, 2015, 10:32:10 am
... Greg Hardy

Brandon George @DMN_George  ·  22h 22 hours ago
Dallas Cowboys DE Greg Hardy a curious mix of talent, inconsistency, alter egos, free spirit: http://share.d-news.co/kIrxxOB

(http://www.dallasnews.com/incoming/20150403-harder2.jpg.ece/BINARY/HARDER2.jpg)

 Ian Rapoport @RapSheet  ·  19h 19 hours ago

Full release —> RT @NFL345: Greg Hardy Suspended Without Pay For 10 Games http://tinyurl.com/prp5bwh

Greg Hardy will appeal his 10-game suspension, source said. The @NFL said he had three days to do it.

Goodell to Hardy: “You should understand that another violation of this nature may result in your banishment from the NFL.”

Based on my #math, the most the #Cowboys will pay Greg Hardy this year is $7.33M. His contract called for $9.25M in per-game roster bonuses
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Post by: jbcarol on April 25, 2015, 09:07:10 am
... Wayne Bell

Wayne Bell dies; was early Lexington TV sports anchor and host of Adolph Rupp's weekly show (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/04/24/3818011_wayne-bell-dies-was-early-lexington.html)

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Wayne Bell, a sports anchor at WLEX-TV in the 1960s and '70s, died Thursday. He was 88.

Bell joined WLEX in 1958 about three years after Lexington's first TV station signed on. He did a variety of jobs, from selling advertisements to shutting off the transmitter at 1 a.m.

"When I did the sports, I would end the report by saying, 'Good night and be good sports ... fans.' A lot of people remember that."

Bell might be best remembered for hosting a weekly interview show with University of Kentucky men's basketball coach Adolph Rupp. Their relationship was cordial but Rupp had a secret way of letting Bell know when to change the on-air subject, said Robert Bell, Wayne's son.

"If dad was saying something that Rupp didn't approve of, Rupp would just kind of kick him underneath the chair to tell him, 'OK, you need to move on,'" Robert Bell said. "Dad would tell that story a lot."

Bell also hosted a children's show called Cousin Wayne and the Bunkhouse...

Born in Adams County, Ohio, in June 1926, Bell served in both the Army and Merchant Marines. After the service he went to work for WFTM radio in Maysville, where he met Elizabeth "Tibbie" Malone at a soda fountain. The couple married in 1951 in Maysville.

While at WFTM, Bell helped train Nick Clooney — the veteran broadcaster and father of actor George Clooney — in his first radio job.

When Nick Clooney's sister, singer and actress Rosemary Clooney, returned to Maysville in January 1953 for the premiere of her movie The Stars are Singing, Bell was the announcer for the event at the Russell Theatre.

Bell was the father of Marcia Malone Bell, Miss Kentucky 1978, and grandfather of Broadway and music star Laura Bell Bundy.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 25, 2015, 10:17:47 pm
... Greg Hardy

Brandon George @DMN_George  ·  22h 22 hours ago
Dallas Cowboys DE Greg Hardy a curious mix of talent, inconsistency, alter egos, free spirit: http://share.d-news.co/kIrxxOB

(http://www.dallasnews.com/incoming/20150403-harder2.jpg.ece/BINARY/HARDER2.jpg)


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Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy's Bentley stuck in high water in Dallas flash flood.

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 26, 2015, 07:32:52 am
... Stanley Roberts

 Jonathan Givony @DraftExpress  ·  Apr 24

I had never read Stanley Roberts' story. Forced to leave LSU, went to Real Madrid at age 20 & dominated. Crazy stuff: http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2012/12/former_lsu_basketball_player_s_1.html …

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Former LSU basketball player Stanley Roberts to receive diploma after long, hard journey

At 7 feet, there won't be a taller LSU graduate striding across the stages Friday during the school's winter cap and gown soiree than 42-year old Stanley Roberts. There also likely won't be another grad that can exceed the former Tiger and NBA basketball player's sense of relief, humility, persistence and pure stamina.

Basketball always came easy for the physically gifted and affable Roberts, who truly fits the never-met-a-stranger label. But the five-year challenge to get his sheepskin was fraught with obstacles, expected and unimaginable, and now comes to a conclusion with his degree in sports administration.

Roberts didn't just pick up where he left off from his college career, which ended in 1990. He started over at academic ground zero in 2007 and -- with the help of his friends and his former school -- fought through financial limitations, a learning disability, helping support four children and ultimately triple-bypass heart surgery four months ago, which required him to remain bed-ridden for the first four weeks of his final semester.

As easily as he smiles and laughs, which is perpetually, he'll tell you he created most of his own issues -- except the last one --
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Post by: jbcarol on April 26, 2015, 12:25:35 pm
... Mike Phillips

Former UK Center Mike Phillips Has Died (http://www.lex18.com/story/28901213/former-uk-center-mike-phillips-has-died)

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Phillips died from a fall in his home in Madisonville, Kentucky on Saturday. Details of the accident are not known at this time.

The  6'10" center, who was Mr. Basketball in Ohio in 1973 and 1974, was a big key in UK winning the NCAA Championship in 1978. An all-SEC player, Mike avereged 11 points and 6 rebounds during his UK career.

Phillips' former coach, Joe B. Hall, tells LEX 18 "Oh, that's terrible news. He was a pillar of strength. Very hard working. He and Rick Robey were the original Twin Towers."

Phillips played 11 seasons in Spain, including six years with Liga ACB where he averaged 23 points and 9 rebounds a game.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 29, 2015, 06:55:00 am
... Donte Rumph

Former Kentucky defensive tackle Donte Rumph wants one more shot with the Atlanta Falcons, after being cut prior to last season on HBO’s Hard Knocks. He wants a second chance so bad, he is camped outside the Falcons practice facility... (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/football-2/donte-rumph-is-camping-outside-the-falcons-facility-hoping-for-another-chance/)

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Rumph’s fiancee is also camping out with him; he told an Atlanta news station they are currently homeless.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 29, 2015, 06:19:24 pm
... Donte Rumph

Former Kentucky defensive tackle Donte Rumph wants one more shot with the Atlanta Falcons, after being cut prior to last season on HBO’s Hard Knocks. He wants a second chance so bad, he is camped outside the Falcons practice facility... (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/football-2/donte-rumph-is-camping-outside-the-falcons-facility-hoping-for-another-chance/)


 New York Jets called him with an invitation to try out.  (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/football-2/donte-rumph-gets-a-tryout-with-the-new-york-jets/)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 03, 2015, 07:43:17 am
... Don Bostic

 Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  14h 14 hours ago

Sad news to report, former UF basketball captain Don Bostic killed in car accident - via @Gator_sports http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20150502/ARTICLES/150509942/1217?Title=Former-UF-basketball-captain-Bostic-dies-in-car-accident …

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Former Gator basketball guard and captain Don Bostic died in a car accident in Early, Texas, on Friday.

Bostic, an administrator at Ranger College, was driving on his way to graduation activities when his car swerved into the opposite lane of traffic and hit another car in a head-on collision, according to close friend and former teammate, Richard Clarson.

Bostic played at UF from 1973-77 and was one of three captains on UF’s 1976-77 team that went 17-9 and 10-8 in the SEC under former coach John Lotz.

“He was a really steady player, fundamentally sound,” Clarson said. “As younger players, we looked up to him.”

He was an assistant basketball coach at Vanderbilt and Tampa and men’s and women’s tennis coach at Tampa before going to Texas...
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Post by: jbcarol on May 03, 2015, 07:44:46 am
... Mark Ingram

 Mike Strange @Strangemike44  ·  May 1

Mark Ingram, former #Vol long snapper, is the new athletic director at UAB, per http://Al.com .
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 03, 2015, 07:53:55 am
...Wilber Marshall

 Glenn Guilbeau @LSUBeatTweet  ·  10h 10 hours ago

The Other Side of Draft Day Can Be Cold: Check up on former Florida Gator Wilber Marshall. http://www.floridatoday.com/story/sports/columnists/david-jones/2015/05/02/jones-marshall-knows-pain-comes-nfls-fame/26785139/ …

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With the NFL Draft passing by us this weekend, there’s a lot of excitement, a lot of eagerness to cash in. But if you are a new NFL player, you'd be wise to pay attention.

Give Astronaut High graduate Wilber Marshall a call. Fans watch on TV. They think it’s cool. They envy athletes. Make them their heroes. Their fantasy league draft picks.

“They didn’t have all that stuff when I was drafted. They didn’t have all the hoopla,” says Marshall, a Bears and Redskins star who has a couple of Super Bowl rings. “It was a lot different compared to what is going on now.”

Marshall was the 11th player picked in the 1984 draft out of Florida. He’s in the College Football Hall of Fame and was a three-time Pro Bowl player and NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1992.

“I had a lot of problems — dislocated knees, ankles and fractures. I had it all,” Marshall said recently. “When you were playing, you put your body before anything because if you got taken off the field, somebody would take your place and you were done.”

Marshall had to sue to get permanent disability from the NFL in 2008...

“To them, it’s just business,” Marshall said. “One of the owners I talked to when I was playing the game, it was like we were horses out there, that he had throughbreds in the pasture. ‘We’ll just bring you in and let you go,’ and when it’s time to go, they put you out to pasture.”

Where the NFL failed worst? They didn’t protect those who couldn’t protect themselves, sending hundreds of players back on the field. They went, afraid they would lose their job. So many of those walked away from the game permanently wounded, like Marshall, yet there was nobody there to take care of them. And a major part of those had no idea what to do next when they were put out to pasture.

“All these guys played 10, 12 years. You have to think about guys being out of the market that long. They’ve got to work their way back into society,” Marshall said...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2015, 05:57:28 pm
... Steven Singleton

 Ron Higgins @RonHigg  ·  May 1

Former LSU and South Carolina football signee charged with felony murder of a 4-year-old http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2015/05/former_lsu_and_south_carolina.html …

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Steven Terrence Singleton was booked into the Gwinnett (Ga.) County jail around 5 p.m. Wednesday, being held without bond on charges of felony murder and first-degree cruelty to children.

Arrest warrants obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution accused Singleton of "inflicting fatal brain injuries" against a youngster named Tye Hardin Saturday. Singleton had multiple Facebook posts the last several days about the 4-year-old boy he called his "little buddy."

According to Gwinnett County police spokesman Michele Pihera, Singleton said he found his girlfriend's son on the floor after hearing "a thump" while in another room.

"The mother left her son at his apartment for him to watch while she went back to her house to get ready for an event," Pihera said. "While Tye was eating in the family room and watching television, that's when Mr. Singleton said he heard a thumping noise, and he went out to see what was wrong with Tye and he saw him unresponsive.

"The child also soiled his clothes. Mr. Singleton was attempting to take him back in the bathroom and Mr. Singleton said as he was taking him back there he accidentally bumped the child's head on the bathroom door frame. He said that's when he noticed a knot on the head.

Singleton was arrested and charged because his version of the events that led to Hardin's death changed several times during interviews with police and medical personnel.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2015, 05:37:19 pm
... Marshall Henderson

Marshall Henderson to Guest Bartend at Oxford Bar  (http://www.campussports.net/marshall-henderson-to-guest-bartend-at-oxford-bar/)

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Shockingly not sticking around Iraq where he now plays basketball, Henderson is scheduled to make a celebrity guest appearance behind the bar at The Levee tonight.

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Post by: jbcarol on May 06, 2015, 10:12:19 am
... Mark Ingram

 Mike Strange @Strangemike44  ·  May 1

Mark Ingram, former #Vol long snapper, is the new athletic director at UAB, per http://Al.com .

 AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  24m 24 minutes ago

Win the press conference? New UAB AD Mark Ingram had no chance. http://ow.ly/MB1YN

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Scarblog: Ray Watts put Mark Ingram in a no-win situation Tuesday.

The UAB president let the new UAB athletics director face question after question that Ingram couldn't answer.

Can football really come back? Will the new AD have input into the decision? What conference will UAB move to if football doesn't return? Etc., etc., etc.

On an occasion that's usually a celebration, Ingram faced more of an interrogation than any introductory press conference Bartow Arena's Green and Gold Room has ever witnessed. Ingram didn't create the ongoing confusion that is UAB athletics, but he willingly walked right into the middle of it by taking this otherwise desirable job at this unusually tense time.

Watts gladly let him. The president sat there on the dais, showing no hint of leadership by taking no questions himself, while Ingram got grilled.

If you were looking for signs that Ingram's background as a former walk-on long snapper at Tennessee who's worked in the administration of four Football Bowl Subdivision schools meant he might be the perfect man to bring football back to UAB, you might've walked away disappointed.

Ingram actually said he played college football so long ago, it was hard to remember, but "my mom has the photos to prove it."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 07, 2015, 10:46:40 am
... Jameill Showers

 Kate Hairopoulos @khairopoulos  ·  May 5

Showers sat behind Tannehill, lost starting job to Manziel, then transferred to UTEP, then got hurt, then got chance. http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/2015/05/dallas-cowboys-already-adding-undrafted-free-agents-including-a-qb-and-several-wrs.html/ …

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 08, 2015, 09:47:21 am
... Sylvester Croom

Tennessee running backs coach Sylvester Croom (http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2015/05/why_jalston_fowler_was_afraid.html)

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There was no telling where Jalston Fowler would land in last weekend's NFL Draft.

The former Alabama standout was the top fullback, but it's a specialty position these days. As Day 3 started with the fourth round, Fowler was nervous.

The Titans took him with the ninth pick of the fourth round ― 108th overall. If there was a reason to believe, it was Tennessee running backs coach Sylvester Croom. The former Alabama player and assistant coach always had positive feedback for the Mobile product.

"I talked to coach Croom and every time I saw him, he was like 'I'm trying my best to get you. I'm trying my best. I'm trying my best,'" Fowler said.

After seven rounds of the draft, Fowler was one of four fullbacks selected. He was also the first...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 08, 2015, 10:31:06 am
... Tony Nathan

Dave Hyde ‏@davehydesports

Tony Nathan shows its never too late, keeps his promise to Alabama coach Bear Bryant.  http://fw.to/atGiEHl

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Former Dolphin Tony Nathan keeps his promise, graduates from college at 58

ell, Tony Nathan kept his promise. He earned his college degree. He donned the cap and gown Saturday and cried during Alabama's commencement ceremony. His former teammate, Gus White, saw and congratulated him.

"His daughter was graduating, too,'' Nathan, 58, said.

A few college professors introduced themselves and said they were proud of him.

"I think they went to school when I played there,'' the former Miami Dolphins running back said.

The promise: In the winter of 1979, Nathan sat in coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's office to request dropping some college classes in his final semester. That was how it worked at Alabama. The Bear had final say on players' academics.

A couple All-Star football games caused Nathan to miss school, he was behind in classes and the professors were unforgiving. They suggested he withdraw from the courses. Nathan wasn't graduating that spring anyway due to football's demands.

"Promise me you'll get it done,'' Bryant said that day to Nathan.

Nathan promised. Who knows? Maybe he meant it, too. He was 22 and talented and about to become a third-round draft pick of the Dolphins and marry his college sweetheart, Johnnie.

He went and lived the life he dreamed, too. Football? He had an eight-year NFL career, scored 29 touchdowns and was a key component in Dolphins teams that made two Super Bowls.

Family? Johnnie and he raised three beautiful daughters. They pushed education in the Nathan household, too. First, Nichole, now 35, graduated from South Florida. Then Natalie, 32 and the youngest, Nadia, 27, graduated from Alabama.

"It's your turn, Dad,'' his daughters said.

And then his wife, who also left Alabama without a degree, completed hers.

"It's your turn,'' Johnnie said.

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 09, 2015, 10:28:46 am
... Lee Mayberry

 Matt Zimmerman retweeted
WholeHogSports @wholehogsports  ·  58m 58 minutes ago

Lee Mayberry graduates today, nearly 27 years after enrolling at the University of Arkansas http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2015/may/09/mayberry-graduating-27-years-after-ua-debut/ …

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The 44-year-old former Arkansas basketball star enjoys the anonymity. He can glide through campus and blend in with the 26,000 students at the university he helped guide to the forefront of the college basketball world in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

“I’m an old guy,” Mayberry said. “Their parents were probably here when I was playing.”

Now, more than two decades after being selected in the first round of the NBA Draft, Mayberry is back at Arkansas to complete the American Studies degree he never earned during his first stint with the Razorbacks.

An 18-credit hour course load this spring has allowed him to graduate Saturday, which will get him one step closer to his dream of coaching at the collegiate level...

 Jeff Long @jefflongUA  ·  58m 58 minutes ago

Jeff Long retweeted WholeHogSports

#NeverYield Lee!!!
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 09, 2015, 10:40:05 am
... Courtney Fortson

Jefferson Davis High ‏@jdvolschamps

Former Vol, Courtney Fortson, overseas playing basketball and making a big name for himself! Great Job Courtney!
7:29 PM - 8 May 2015

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEh9PdqWMAEPklS.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 10, 2015, 07:19:04 am
... Tony Mitchell

"The Alabama basketball team is better off without Tony Mitchell"

 Matt Zenitz @mzenitz  ·  19h 19 hours ago

Former Alabama basketball standout, castoff named MVP in Italy http://www.al.com/alabamabasketball/index.ssf/2015/05/former_alabama_basketball_stan.html …

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Lega Basket Serie A is the top professional basketball league in Italy, one with rosters populated by several former college basketball standouts who have played — and contributed — in the NBA, such as Samardo Samuels and MarShon Brooks.

The best player in that respected league this year has been a former Alabama castoff.

Tony Mitchell, a 6-foot-6 forward who played with the Tide from 2009-12, was named league MVP Friday.

Samuels finished second.

Playing for Dolomiti Energia Trento, Mitchell's average of 21.3 points per game is second-best in the league, behind only former Memphis Grizzlies, Philadelphia 76ers and Indiana Pacers forward Sam Young.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 10, 2015, 08:40:51 am
... Tiny Richardson

Antonio Richardson ‏@tinyrichardson

Wanted to take this time to send a letter and thank everyone for the love over the years! It's been a great ride!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CElJwVmUIAAcpE2.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 10, 2015, 02:47:36 pm
... Jeff Warren

Steve Walentik @Steve_Walentik  ·  May 8
#Mizzou teammates recall rugged teammate Jeff Warren, who died Friday at age 44 - Columbia Daily Tribune http://www.columbiatribune.com/sports/mu_basketball/teammates-recall-rugged-teammate-warren-who-died-friday-at-age/article_74679195-ccb1-5afd-9fbd-d13dae8e67a8.html …

Kim Anderson @CoachAndersonMU  ·  May 8
Sad day for Mizzou Basketball with the passing of Jeff Warren. Join me in remembering this great man. Prayers to the family.

byron chamberlain @bc_chamberlain  ·  May 8
RIP to my friend Jeff Warren. We were in the same freshman class at #Mizzou He was good guy! #MizzouMade #MIZ

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEhJq70WAAAPNEN.jpg:large)

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Names such as Smith, Peeler, Booker and Crudup come to mind first when remembering Missouri basketball in the early 1990s.

Jeff Warren was never a star like them, but he was a pillar of Norm Stewart’s program during that era, starting for 2½ seasons, helping inspire a surprising run to the Big Eight Tournament championship in his senior season and serving as a friend and mentor to teammates.

“When you say great, that’s probably an understatement of how good a guy he was,” said John Burns, who played for four years with Warren at Missouri. “Great teammate, great person, great husband, great father. Just a good guy.”

News of his death Friday morning at age 44 after a 10-month battle with lymphoma hit former teammates hard.

“It’s very strange, this whole thing,” Jed Frost said when reached by phone Friday afternoon. “Jeff is a person you could talk to about anything. He’s a person that would help you. He’s a person that just is as solid and as strong as you could possibly imagine.”

He’s remembered much the same way from his days wearing a Missouri basketball uniform.

Warren, a 6-foot-8 forward from Litchfield, Mich., played for the Tigers from 1989-93. A three-time Academic All-Big Eight selection, he set a school record for field-goal percentage as a sophomore when he converted 67.6 percent of his shots — a mark that stood until 2012, when Ricardo Ratliffe eclipsed it — and averaged 9.0 points and 5.8 rebounds over his final two seasons.

But it was his work ethic and rugged play that made him stand out.

“Jeff was one of those guys that would play through anything,” said Melvin Booker...

Warren, who is survived by wife, Susan, and two sons, lived in different parts of Missouri since his playing days ended, returning to Columbia often for player reunions and getting together with some of his former teammates for golf outings in the summers.

He was living in Kansas City, working in medical equipment sales, last summer when doctors discovered a cancerous mass in his stomach. Burns said he underwent multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation and received a stem cell transplant from his sister in January, but none of it had the desired impact.

He went to Houston last month for one more treatment, hoping to slow the disease, but it proved unsuccessful.

“After he came back from Houston a month ago, we all kind of knew,” Frost said.

In the last week, he moved into hospice care.

“He told me goodbye a couple weeks ago,” Burns said. “He knew his time was coming. He said, ‘Hey, I’m not a quitter, though.’ He said, ‘I know it’s coming. I’m at peace with it. But I’m going to show my boys you don’t quit.’ ”
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Post by: jbcarol on May 11, 2015, 07:45:45 am
... Kelenna Azubuike

 Michael Stone @UKMichaelStone  ·  May 9

Congrats to my man @KAzubuike7 on graduating today! He made himself a promise when he went pro to finish! 🎓

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEmOmqpUgAAsgWZ.jpg:large)

A knee injury ended Azubuike's pro aspirations (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/kelenna-azubuike-talks-life-after-basketball)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 17, 2015, 08:26:19 am
... Bobby Perry

Former UK forward during the end of the Tubby Smith era is now a keyboard player for the Bobby Perry Band (http://www.lexingtonnightout.com/music-bands/497724/the-bobby-perry-band)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 19, 2015, 04:55:07 pm
... Jesse Palmer

 Good Morning America @GMA  ·  10h 10 hours ago

... Jesse Palmer is officially joining the @GMA family as a special contributor!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFXiOfcXIAAPw1Q.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 21, 2015, 11:12:26 am
... Peyton Manning

"Dave, you are to comedy what I am to comedy." - Peyton Manning to Letterman
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 21, 2015, 11:26:26 am
... Felix Jones

 Rainer Sabin @RainerSabinDMN  ·  17m 17 minutes ago

Source says Cowboys are working [out] RBs Ben Tate and Felix Jones. Both are aiming to resurrect their careers.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 21, 2015, 02:55:23 pm
... Billy Baggett

 Jim Kleinpeter @JimKleinpeter  ·  3h 3 hours ago

Former #LSU FBl (sic) star Billy Baggett dead at 85 @tigerdroppings, @lsufball, @geauxlsu http://s.nola.com/y1qKKql  via @nolanews

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Former LSU running back and Tiger Hall of Famer Billy Baggett died Wednesday morning in Lake Charles. He was 85.

William Boyce Baggett played at LSU from 1948-50, and was the team's leading rusher in his final two seasons, helping LSU to an 8-2 record in 1949. He averaged 5.5 yards per carry in 1949 and 6.5 yards per carry the next year.

"Billy Baggett was a great man and a tremendous supporter of LSU," Tigers Athletic Director Joe Alleva said in a release issued by LSU sports information. "He was one of the great players of his generation and he was passionate about LSU football. Billy was just as supportive to academics and the LSU Law School. He loved LSU. He's going to be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."

Baggett was drafted by the NFL Los Angeles Rams in 1951 but did not play for them. He Played one season with the Dallas Texans - the only season of that NFL franchise's existence - and then entered LSU Law School, where he graduated in 1953.

A native of Greenville, Texas, he founded the Baggett-McCall law firm in 1958. He served as president of the Louisiana State Bar Association in 1980, president of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association in 1966 and in 1967 and as president of the Southwest Louisiana Bar Association in 1967. He also served on the Association of Trial Lawyers of America's Board of Governors from 1972 until 1975.

He is survived by his wife, Kara Baggett, three children -—
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2015, 11:19:18 am
... Rudell Crim, Razorback DB, Case Manager

 Richard Davenport @ArRecruitingGuy  ·  17h 17 hours ago

Richard Davenport retweeted Rudell Crim

Rudell is a special young man. Could see during recruiting process and at Arkansas. He remains that today.


Rudell Crim ‏@Finanza_

Moments like this make every second, every hard day, every sleepless night, every tear, and more… https://instagram.com/p/29hrH2If-2/
4:01 PM - 21 May 2015

rcrim_jr17 hours ago
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Moments like this make every second, every hard day, every sleepless night, every tear, and more worth it! The days I had with these young men change my life! Being able to work with these young men showed me why I been through everything I been through up to this point in life. I didn't only change these young men lives but they change my life as well each and everyday. I'm thankful to have been a part of this amazing history made by these young men!! I'm sad but excited to how amazing these young will continue to become and help change our world. Great group of young men and great great team staff I worked with as well ! Everyone has a story. Just don't be afraid to share it never know who live it may change !! #OurYouth #Thankful #Blessed #Changes #TellYourStory #CaseManager

Case Manager
Camp Outlook Juvenile
March 2015 – Present (3 months) Connell, Washington
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 23, 2015, 02:07:29 pm
... Jeronne Maymon

 GoVolsXtra @GoVolsXtra  ·  May 21

GVX Audio: Catching up with Jeronne Maymon http://bit.ly/1ejjRpf 
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFkNVOJXIAI1xFJ.jpg:large)

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The 6'8" 260 lb power forward from Madison, WI, who will be one of several notable Vol alums at Mark Pancratz's VFL Legends Elite Skills Camp this June, spent the past year playing for the Hapoel Eliat B.C. of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.

Despite the distance from his family, Maymon felt it was a valuable step in his career.

“I think if you have a strong mind and you’re strong-willed and you’re ready to go over there and take care of business, it won’t be that bad,” Maymon said. “As far as the people and the place and the environment, I think it was a very good transition.”

More than anything, Maymon feels blessed to be able to play. During his time at Tennessee, knee injuries and other issues made his future as a player very uncertain.

“I’ve been through a lot as a player, and I think it’s a blessing for me to still be able to be playing right now,” Maymon said.

The answer, Maymon said, has been in hard work, perseverance and the support of others.

“My mom always told me, ‘never let how you feel dictate how you play’, so I go out there and give my all regardless of how I feel.”

Maymon, who played under Coach Cuonzo Martin during his time at UT, still talks to the coach regularly today and believes Martin has helped tremendously in developing his basketball career.

"Me and Coach Martin talk often," Maymon said. "He helps me, cuz, you know, he played overseas, and I call him to ask him a few questions—you know, how I can better myself as a person and a player. And he really helps me a lot."

Maymon also keeps in contact with several Vols overseas and continues to rely on the UT family as his career progresses.

He has kept regular contact with fellow players like Ron Slay—another Vol alum who will be at Mark Pancratz's VFL Legends Camp in June—and former teammate Josh Richardson, who took a leading role as a senior with the Vols this season.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 24, 2015, 07:59:03 am
... Damien Wilkins

The surprise of the week was learning that Damien Wilkins continues to play professionally. His good — but not great — college career ended with Georgia's 2003-04 season. He averaged 12.6 points as a senior playing for Jim Harrick. (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/05/23/3866485/uk-notebook-scouting-uks-nba-prospects.html)

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Wilkins, who went undrafted, played nine seasons in the NBA. This past season, he averaged 20.2 points for the Iowa Energy of the D League. He is the nephew of Dominique Wilkins.

NBA consultant Ryan Blake cited Wilkins as an example of a player who got himself into such good condition he remains a viable prospect at age 35.

"He's a guy who's going to have a lot of interest in the summer leagues," Blake said.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 26, 2015, 03:40:38 pm
... Eric Berry

Terez A. Paylor ‏@TerezPaylor

#Chiefs coach says Eric Berry has completed cancer treatments, waiting on results: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article22361349.html …
12:55 PM - 26 May 2015

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Eric Berry’s recovery from Hodgkin lymphoma continues to go well.

“Eric is doing well,” Reid said Tuesday, the first day of organized team activities. “He’s going to get his big end-of-the-school (year) exam down here. He’s been through all the treatments, so now the doctor is going to sit down with him and go over exactly what the results of all that are.

“So we don’t have that, and Eric doesn’t have that quite yet, but everything up to this point has point has been very positive from the doctor and from Eric. So I think we’re heading in the right direction with that.”

Reports about Berry’s status have been positive. In early April, Berry’s younger brother Evan — a sophomore defensive back for the Tennessee Volunteers — told reporters in Knoxville that Eric only had three treatments left, and that he didn’t see them affecting Berry, who “wasn’t worried” about his diagnosis.

Hodgkin lymphoma accounts for about 10 percent of lymphoma cases...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 29, 2015, 09:47:44 am
... Former Auburn football assistant coach Bud Casey

Tom Green ‏@AUBlog 11h11 hours ago

Former Auburn football assistant coach Bud Casey dies http://www.oanow.com/sports/college/auburn/football/article_4316fa1c-05b2-11e5-98a6-cf615ea3e3de.html …

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Dothan native Travis “Bud” Casey had a vibrant personality, was quick to crack a joke and always appeared at ease with anyone he met.

Dothan native Travis “Bud” Casey had a vibrant personality, was quick to crack a joke and always appeared at ease with anyone he met.



After getting out of coaching, Casey served as a consultant and helped with fundraising at Troy University. He also took part in a local talk show — called the Bud and Amos show — on local cablevision in Troy with Mike Amos up until his stroke.

Blakeney and Casey coached together as assistants at Auburn (1981-1992) under coach Pat Dye, and continued their friendship when Casey became a fundraiser at Troy.

Casey was inducted into the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame in 2004 and later served on selection committee of the organization.

At Auburn, Casey was the running backs coach and was the chief recruiter for the Tigers in the Wiregrass. At Auburn, he coached such running backs as Bo Jackson...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 29, 2015, 01:53:31 pm
... Jessie Pate

Rod Walker ‏@rwalkeradvocate 2h2 hours ago

Sad news. Jessie Pate, one of best high school players in Mississippi history, passed this morning. He was 41. #Murrah #Arkansas

Best big 3 in Mississippi history... Othella , Ronnie and Jesse

Jesse Pate was 4th leading scorer in Murrah history, trailing Othella Harrington, James Robinson and Ronnie Henderson. #RIPJesse

Jesse Pate scored 2,546 career points and averaged 22.7 points per game in 3 seasons at Murrah. (2 state titles)

You know you're one of the greats when they don't even need to say your last name.... Jesse was one of those.

david sanders ‏@davidsanders98

@rwalkeradvocate one of the best ever!!! Wanted to play just like him. RIP!!!
11:12 AM - 29 May 2015

Rod Walker ‏@rwalkeradvocate 35m35 minutes ago

Rod Walker retweeted david sanders

And you did.

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on May 29, 2015, 07:11:04 pm
... Tyler Hayes

Matt Zenitz ‏@mzenitz 10m10 minutes ago

Ex-Bama LB Tyler Hayes was arrested today for violating probation, per the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office website http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2015/05/troubled_former_alabama_lineba.html …

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Former Alabama linebacker Tyler Hayes was arrested Friday after violating probation, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office website.

Hayes was one of four players dismissed from the Tide's team in 2013 after, according to arrest warrants, attacking and robbing two Alabama students in two separate incidents.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 02, 2015, 07:54:22 am
... Marquis Estill

The Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year from Richmond was recruited to the University of Kentucky by Tubby Smith where he played three seasons from 2000-2003 (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/where-are-they-now-marquis-estill)

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Estill declared for the NBA Draft following his junior season. After going undrafted in the 2003 NBA Draft, Estill decided to play basketball overseas. In 2003, Estill signed to play for Messina of the Italian League. In 25 games played, he averaged 10.8 points and 7.8 rebounds for the season. Estill played for Udinese of the Italian league the following season where he averaged 8.7 points and 8.3 rebounds in 14 games.

Still went on to play basketball in Japan, Dubai and Argentina before returning to Kentucky as an undergraduate assistant. Still returned to his alma mater in 2012 to join John Calipari’s staff. This allowed Estill to work on earning his undergraduate degree that he never received after leaving Kentucky early.

Estill graduated from the University of Kentucky with former players Jon Hood, Jarrod Polson, and Twany Beckham in May of 2013.

After returning home from playing basketball overseas, Estill worked as a car salesman in Lexington before starting his coach career. After finally earning his degree at Kentucky, Estill became an assistant boy’s basketball coach at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 03, 2015, 03:42:26 pm
... Dylan Favre

Patrick Ochs ‏@PatrickOchs 24h24 hours ago

Fmr #HailState, SSC QB Dylan Favre is going international. @Patrick_Magee caught up w the QB: http://www.sunherald.com/2015/06/02/625

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGhgcPDUQAAabdA.jpg)

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Former St. Stanislaus star quarterback Dylan Favre's football career is going international.

Favre was announced Tuesday as one of 45 members on the U.S. national team set to take part in the International Federation of American Football World Championship from July 9-18 in Canton, Ohio.

This year's tournament will feature seven countries, including Canada, Japan, Mexico, France, Brazil, Australia and Korea.

Favre had never heard of the event before a former teammate of his at Mississippi State, running back Nick Griffin, told him about it while the two were taking part in tryouts for the Canadian Football League.

"It's funny how it happened. It was so quick," said Favre, who played the last two seasons at Tennessee-Martin after playing at MSU and Pearl River Community College.

Favre should get plenty of playing time. There is only one other quarterback listed on the roster, Mount Union's Kevin Burke.

Favre started his college career at Mississippi State, receiving a redshirt in 2010 and playing in nine games in 2011.

Dylan Favre is the nephew of former Southern Miss and NFL legend Brett Favre, a native of Kiln.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 04, 2015, 08:12:47 am
... Heath Shuler

Annual DishR on Heath Shuler (http://www.knoxnews.com/business/heath-shulers-nc-mountain-estate-to-be-auctioned_16489558)

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Heath Shuler, former quarterback for the University of Tennessee football team, is selling his 7,000-square-foot Waynesville, N.C., mountain estate at auction on June 25.

The property is assessed at more than $1.7 million and includes its own trout creek and [cement?] pond.

(http://mediaassets.knoxnews.com/photo/2015/06/03/shuler_house2_19168550_ver1.0_640_480.jpg)
Journal Media Group

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Shuler, a former N.C. congressman who is now a senior vice president for Duke Energy, built the 7,230 square-foot home in 2006 on 11 acres, according to J.P. King Auction Co., which will conduct the sale.

Shuler in January purchased a home in Asheville, N.C.’s Biltmore ...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2015, 09:17:46 am
... Von Miller

Nicki Jhabvala
✔ @NickiJhabvala

Von Miller said the Broncos have a fine system for, um, flatulence in meetings. Said he thinks he's been fined the most.
2:55 PM - 3 Jun 2015

"They can't fine me if I walk away," Miller said, via the Post. "It's not healthy. I keep trying to tell them it's not healthy if I just sit there and hold it in. Nobody in the world does that. I just do it more than the average person." (http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2015-06-04/broncos-fine-von-miller-for-passing-gas-fart-during-team-meetings)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 06, 2015, 12:23:40 pm
... Laurence Bowers

Steve Walentik ‏@Steve_Walentik  21h21 hours ago
Bowers keeping busy while awaiting next basketball opportunity - Columbia Daily Tribune http://www.columbiatribune.com/sports/mu_basketball/bowers-keeping-busy-while-awaiting-next-basketball-opportunity/article_819b3d6e-408a-5757-819e-78aa09566fb4.html …

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The former Missouri forward, who just wrapped up a stint playing for Hapoel Holon in Ligat Ha’Al, the country’s top basketball league, has a crowded schedule stateside this summer and decided to jump right to it.

He will spend much of June training kids in small groups at a friend’s private gym in Columbia and at a pair of camps bearing his name — one June 15-17 at Rock Bridge and another a week later at Jefferson High School in Festus. In late July, he and fiancée, Feven Maleke, will marry in Columbia.

In between, Bowers is expecting to play with an undetermined team in the NBA Summer League — either in Orlando, Salt Lake City or Las Vegas —

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGnR3QEU8AABw4Q.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2015, 09:49:27 pm
... Brandon Spikes

Zach Abolverdi ‏@ZachAbolverdi  12h12 hours ago
#Patriots have released former #Gators LB Brandon Spikes. His car was found abandoned Sunday & is believed to be involved in a hit-and-run.


#Florida_pipeline
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 10, 2015, 08:08:19 am
… Charles Barkley


AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  5h
Charles Barkley offered to pay funeral costs for three children killed in Philadelphia carjacking incident http://ow.ly/zGd10

Marc J. Spears ‏@SpearsNBAYahoo 17h17 hours ago

Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has pledged $1 million to Morehouse College's Journalism & Sports Program that started in 2007. @NABJSports


Has become more giving since his salad days. Willing to share a piece of the pie.
(http://www.thewareaglereader.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/charles-barkley-pizza.png)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 10, 2015, 10:34:20 am
... Chris Lofton

GoVolsXtra ‏@GoVolsXtra 16h16 hours ago

Mike Strange: No NBA, but Chris Lofton feels blessed http://bit.ly/1cKgMNH 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHGBDsdWoAABzlr.jpg)

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They were both lightly recruited out of high school, spurned by their dream schools, grateful, in the end, for the scholarships they got.

This week, one of them is starring in the NBA Finals. He’s the MVP of the world’s premier basketball league.

The other is wearing a walking boot on his left foot, running a camp for kids in West Knoxville. He played in Istanbul last winter. He isn’t sure where he’ll be when a new season starts.

When I watch Stephen Curry tickle nets for Golden State, I’m reminded of the four years I spent watching Chris Lofton play for Tennessee...

Lofton would love to be in the NBA. But don’t feel sorry for him. He doesn’t.

He’s made good money playing overseas, mostly in Turkey and Spain. At 29, he hopes for a few more seasons, health permitting.

Injuries have hampered Lofton’s pro career. The latest is turf toe that shut him down early with Besiktas in Istanbul. He was the team’s leading scorer.

“You don’t realize how much that big toe means to you,’’ he said.

He was the 2007 SEC player of the year, a Wooden All-American and the SEC’s all-time 3-point maker. He’s No. 4 on Tennessee’s career scoring list. He played his senior year secretly recovering from testicular cancer treatments...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2015, 01:26:02 pm
... Jadeveon Clowney

SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 25m25 minutes ago

Good news out of Houston involving @clownejd. http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Jadeveon-Clowney-back-in-Week-1/9bef541d-dd83-4fff-8b43-0eb3d7586509 …

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"I think he's gonna be there for the opening game (of the regular season) against Kansas City," O'Brien said via NFL.com. "I think he's going to make it back, and I'm really looking forward to that. He's working very hard to get back."

Texans No. 1 overall draft pick from 2014 landed on injured reserve after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee in December. Clowney, who spent this offseason rehabbing, has been able to take part in some weight room activities. He has not yet been cleared by doctors...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 14, 2015, 07:01:10 am
... Michael Bradley

Player. Coach. Agent. It's hard to imagine someone with a greater breadth of basketball experience than Michael Bradley. Anyone. (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/06/13/3899341/uk-notebook-ex-cat-michael-bradleys.html)

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High school Mr. Basketball. Bit player for Kentucky's 1998 national championship team. College transfer. Dramatic rebirth as an impactful player for Villanova. Early entrant in the NBA Draft. Journeyman on five NBA teams (four based in the U.S. and one in Canada). And then Main Man again for teams in four European countries.

After retiring as a player in 2010, Bradley became a certified agent who specialized in placing college players on European teams. Then he turned to coaching, first on the high school level and now in college.

This one-man basketball band could be found last week in a windowless office at Eastern Kentucky University's Alumni Coliseum. A man of the basketball world surrounded by barren walls and high hopes.

In this latest incarnation, Bradley is EKU's new Associate Head Coach. Of his duties, he said, "recruiting and player development will be big for me."

His time with UK was a carnival fun house of highs, lows and unexpected twists.

Having scored 2,444 points and grabbed 1,020 rebounds as a high school player from Worcester, Mass., Bradley drew recruiting interest from the coach at UMass, a fellow named John Calipari.

"My high school coach, I don't know if he was trying to get me to play better defensively or not, but he told me Coach Cal liked me offensively, but didn't think I played any defense," Bradley said as he chuckled at this it's-a-small-world connection.

Bradley conceded he was no Marcus Camby as a rim protector. As it turned out, Calipari and Bradley shared a mutual recruiting disinterest.

Bradley was enthralled with then-UK coach Rick Pitino. As he pondered his college choice, Kentucky was coming off a national championship in 1996 and en route to the 1997 Final Four.

"They're turning out pro after pro," Bradley said. "And the style of play is right up your alley with run and gun."

In his recruiting pitch, Pitino envisioned Bradley following Jared Prickett and Scott Padgett as forwards who stretched defenses with shooting, passing and decision-making.

"I really bought into what Coach Pitino was saying, and how he would develop me and how he would better my future," Bradley said. "That was the hook, line and sinker."

Then after Bradley signed with UK and prepared for a move from New England to the Bluegrass, speculation surfaced of Pitino going in the opposite direction: leaving Kentucky to become coach of the Boston Celtics. Week after week, Bradley and his family heard new rumors of Pitino's move to the Celtics. They repeatedly called the UK basketball offices.

"To ask if he was leaving," Bradley said. "And he would always say, no.

"So then eventually it pops, and it happens. And, you know, our family was pretty caught off-guard."

Bradley asked for a release from his National Letter of Intent. UK refused...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2015, 06:14:02 am
... Mark Krebs

Kentucky native abandoned a basketball scholarship at Thomas More College, a Division III liberal arts college in Crestview Hills Ky., to become a walk-on at the University of Kentucky.

Mark Krebs is one of few players to play under three different head coaches as a Wildcat: Tubby Smith, Billy Gillispie and John Calipari. Krebs played as a walk-on for three seasons before earning a scholarship for his fourth and final season at Kentucky. (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/where-are-they-now-mark-krebs)

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Krebs scored a total of 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 33 games played. Krebs was named to the Academic All-SEC team for the 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 season.

Following his senior season, Krebs’ mother passed away at the age of 49 after a nine-year battle with cancer. Krebs had always had an interest in writing, which lead him to write his own book, Beyond a Dream. The book recounted his families’ dealings and his mother’s courageous fight with cancer. On a book tour to promote Beyond a Dream, Krebs landed a role in Thunderstruck (2012), a basketball movie staring Kevin Durant.

...Krebs also starred in three episodes of the television show, Suit Up. The show follows a crisis manager, who takes the helm of a scandal-soaked athletic department at Glory University...

Mark Krebs was hired by Kentucky Sports Television (KSTV) in 2014 and currently works as a part-time cohost.

(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/65621.jpg)

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 17, 2015, 04:30:15 pm
... Bart Starr

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 4h4 hours ago

Bart Starr undergoing clinical-trial treatments after strokes, family says | http://ow.ly/Os2zL

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Former Alabama quarterback and Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Bart Starr is undergoing clinical-trial stem cell treatment following a series of strokes, his family announced in a statement Wednesday.

Starr, who is 81, suffered the first of his strokes last September, his family announced at the time. Starr's wife, Cherry, told the Arizona Republic during Super Bowl week in January that her husband has had a total of two strokes, four seizures and a mild heart attack and was hospitalized for more than two months.

The Starr family announced his ongoing treatments through the Green Bay Packers:

"Following Bart's strokes, our family began to investigate numerous therapy options. Several months ago we applied for and were accepted into a clinical trial using stem cells. Friday we safely returned home from the first of the two treatments.

"While we welcome everyone's interest and support of Bart's health, at this time, we'd like to allow him a chance to fully participate in the clinical trial and let the results, if any, to speak for themselves. At an appropriate time in the future, our family looks forward to sharing the details of Bart's participation in this most important clinical exploration of what role stem cells may play in the treatment of stroke.

"Until then, we continue to thank you for all of your love and prayers. Your support has given us much strength over the past nine months. Bart joins me in sending our love and appreciation to all our special friends and fans. We are working hard toward the one goal he most cherishes: a return to Green Bay for a Packers game."

Starr, a Montgomery native, played for Alabama from 1952-55. He was a 17th-round draft pick of the Packers in 1956, and went on to lead the team to five NFL championships — including victories in the first two Super Bowls — in a 17-year pro career.

"When we left the hospital, he could not walk or sit up unassisted," Cherry Starr said. "Now he's walking on a walker and standing very erect. He lost 20 pounds and gained back 10 and is getting stronger. I don't know how much recovery he can make with his cognitive ability.

"He's been such a kind, generous, loving man all his life. It's not a good quality of life for him, and it hurts me to see him this way. I wish so much this had never happened."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 19, 2015, 08:50:10 am
... Herschel Walker

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 23m23 minutes ago

Herschel Walker says he could still play in NFL at 53 | http://ow.ly/OwWIH

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Herschel Walker is famous for staying in great physical condition, still purportedly doing thousands of push-ups and sit-ups every day and participating in mixed martial arts into his late 40s.

But Walker, now 53, said Thursday he's not necessarily done with football.

"There is not a doubt in my mind, if I played today, I (could) contribute to a team," Walker said.

"Let me tell you the reason why [I can play]. Running backs today don't play every play. They only play, like, a couple of plays and they go out of the game."

"The last time I ran a 40, I ran a 4.3. That was like a year ago. That was when I had not been doing any track work. All I had been doing was [MMA]."

Fun fact: Former NWA resident and Tyson Exec Scott McNair was responsible for Walker being fired on The Celebrity Apprentice.  Leading Schwann's Frozen Food Division at the time, McNair decided that team captain Herschel's healthy chicken recipe was inferior to his competitor.  Donald Trump used the reco as the key talking point in his decision to delicately fire the former Heisman Trophy winnger.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 19, 2015, 09:44:52 am
... Trevor Releford

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 20m20 minutes ago

What's up with Trevor Releford? Former Alabama star updates career, reacts to program changes. http://ow.ly/Ox5K4

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It's a long way from Tuscaloosa, but Europe wasn't so bad for Trevor Releford. The former Alabama basketball star had a promising rookie season playing professionally overseas and the culture shock wasn't too rough.

The fifth-leading scorer in Alabama history is back in Tuscaloosa this summer and was a counselor at Avery Johnson's first basketball camp...

eleford is hoping to get a roster spot with an NBA summer league team, but his health is somewhat of a concern. He suffered a slight tear of his labrum and had a minor knee injury playing in Poland last season. Playing for Wilki Morskie, Releford averaged 18.2 points and 4.6 assists, but injuries limited him to 16 games.

The adjustment to living in Europe was helped by having his girlfriend at his side. Only one thing truly threw him.

"The way they drive over there, it's crazy," he said with a grin. "On the highways, no speed limit. So I'm over there trying to drive regular and they're just hitting their horns telling me to get over. They speed over there."

If things don't work out with an NBA team, Releford is prepared to head back overseas next season. He heard from Israel's Maccabi team that's home to his older brother.  Playing with Travis Releford, a former star at Kansas, would be great, he said.

For now, Trevor Releford is spending his free time working out with Alabama basketball strength and conditioning coach Lou DeNeen...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 20, 2015, 07:20:27 am
... Charcey Glenn

Charcey Glenn, the mother of former Auburn and NBA star Charles Barkley, died in her Leeds home Friday morning at the age of 73.

AL.com has confirmed the news with First Baptist Church in Leeds, where Glenn's funeral is scheduled for June 27. (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/06/charles_barkleys_mother_charce.html)

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Glenn was an active member of her community and was involved with the Historical Society and was on the Board of Directors of the Leeds Water Works. She had reportedly been suffering from kidney failure.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2015, 08:54:04 pm
... Michael Oher

Former Raven Michael Oher: 'Blind Side' Hurt NFL Career
First-round draft pick says he has battled unrealistic expectations because of 2009's "The Blind Side," which won an Oscar and box office. (http://patch.com/maryland/edgewater/former-raven-michael-oher-blind-side-hurt-nfl-career)

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“The Blind Side,” the Academy Award-winning movie about Michael Oher’s unstable childhood on the mean streets of Nashville before he achieved football success, has hurt his NFL career, says the former Baltimore Ravens player.

Oher, now with the Carolina Panthers, was in a scuffle during minicamp with another player. When asked if the altercation means he has something to prove as he tries to resurrect his career, Oher told ESPN preconceptions from the movie have dogged his NFL career.

“People look at me, and they take things away from me because of a movie. They don’t really see the skills and the kind of player I am,” Oher said. “That’s why I get downgraded so much, because of something off the field.

“This stuff, calling me a bust, people saying if I can play or not ... that has nothing to do with football. It’s something else off the field. That’s why I don’t like that movie.’’

Oher has battled public and NFL expectations since the movie’s depiction of his “other worldly blocking abilities.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 23, 2015, 09:02:48 pm
... Hutson Mason

Seth Emerson ‏@SethEmersonAJC  24h24 hours ago
Hutson Mason joins Colquitt County High School as QB coach. He'll work for Rush Propst.
http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/college/former-georgia-qb-mason-turns-to-coaching/nmjJ5/ …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 26, 2015, 09:32:54 am
... Former LSU RB: Kevin Faulk

Being inducted in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame with Jake Delhomme and others.

Jim Kleinpeter ‏@JimKleinpeter 17 hours ago

Former #LSU RB: Kevin Faulk: to get my degree meant more to my mother than anything else I did. @LaSportsHall

Faulk: I always wanted to be a coach, even before I went to LSU. I love seeing that smile.

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 26, 2015, 10:10:57 am
... James Kiger, former Auburn center, 40

James Kiger was killed early Friday morning when the Ford pickup truck he was driving struck a guardrail and overturned near Ozark.  (http://auburn.247sports.com/Bolt/James-Kiger-former-Auburn-center-dies-in-wreck-37946757)

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Kiger, 40, was not wearing a seat belt when the crash happened around 1:15 a.m.

KIger, from Dadeville, lettered at Auburn in 1995 and 1996. He was a teammate of current Auburn assistant Dameyune Craig.

Cole Cubelic ‏@colecubelic 29m29 minutes ago

Sat behind James Kiger as a freshman center without a clue. Very sad to hear of his passing this morning. Great teammate & Auburn man. #RIP
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2015, 06:56:34 am
... The Hefty Lefty

(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/jared-lorenzen.jpeg)

Jared Lorenzen is one of seven Wildcats named to the UK Athletics Hall of Fame’s 2015 class, the school announced earlier today. He is joined by Antoine Walker... (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/football-2/jared-lorenzen-to-be-inducted-into-the-uk-athletics-hall-of-fame)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 02, 2015, 06:55:02 pm
... Emmitt Smith

No play for Mr. Gray

Emmitt Smith ‏@EmmittSmith22 Jul 1

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CI2ktd3UAAAGvj8.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 02, 2015, 07:08:42 pm
... Sheldon

Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet 6h6 hours ago

Jets DT Sheldon Richardson suspended without pay for the first 4 games of 2015 for violating NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse


Sheldon Richardson ‏@Godforshort 5h5 hours ago

I apologize for my mistake and for disappointing the people who mean everything to me.

I vow to you, this will not happen again. My team will continue to push forward without me to start the season.


Shane Ray ‏@X_RAYted56 5h5 hours ago

It's funny how quick people are to bash you and your character like they live perfect lives. My bro Sheldon gone be straight best believe.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 03, 2015, 11:04:40 am
... Mike Kidd-Gilchrist

Mike Kidd-GilchristVerified account@MKG14

Having a great time at National Stuttering Association Annual Conference...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CI_tkgIW8AAu8Qh.jpg)


In 2016, Kidd-Gilchrist (with over $20 million and a free agent contract in the works) will pass Mel Tillis as highest the earning celebrity with a known speech impediment.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 06, 2015, 07:05:15 am
... Mark Pope

After two years at the University of Washington, Pope transferred to Kentucky where he was a key member of Rick Pitino's 1996 national championship team.

He spent the next eight years bouncing between the NBA and CBA before enrolling at Columbia Medical School. After two years there, Pope got a call from Mark Fox, a former Washington assistant who had taken the Georgia head coaching job. Fox asked Pope to join him in Athens. (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/07/04/3930668_john-clay-mark-pope-can-lean-on.html)

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"It was an absolutely torturous decision," said Pope, who spent three weeks going back and forth with his wife Lee Anne (a former assistant to David Letterman) before deciding to change career path. "Two days later I drove down to Georgia for their first camp and as soon as I got on campus it was just so clear, I knew this is what I want to do with my life."

After a year "doing laundry and packing travel bags" at Georgia, Pope joined Jeff Bzdelik's staff at Wake Forest. He spent the last four seasons at BYU, where the Cougars made the NCAA Tournament two times.

"I am the worst player that's had the opportunity to play for the best coaches," Pope said via phone on Friday from his office in Utah. "Just look at the guys I've had a chance to work and play for."

Rick Pitino, his head coach at UK: "Just his aggressive posturing in every facet of the game. That's something that's part of my DNA now."

Larry Bird, his head coach for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA: "He had incredible ability to take all these different variables that were important in a game and boil them down to a piece that was the most important and communicate that to his players."

Billy Donovan, who coached him as an assistant at UK: "Just his professional daily grind and demeanor. He does it without being a huge personality. He's dialed in all the time."

George Karl, his head coach with the Milwaukee Bucks: "He is so willing as a coach to be innovative. And when you're innovative as a coach you're setting yourself up to be crushed. But he almost coveted the scrutiny."

Now, it is Pope's turn to apply what he's learned and to be innovative. A junior college just 10 years ago, Utah Valley has been on the fast track of late, growing from 10,000 students to 34,000.

"It's the largest university now in the state of Utah," Pope said. "It's on this incredible growth plate."

A member of the WAC, the Wolverines were just 11-19 last season. Dick Hunsaker stepped down after 13 years as head coach. In stepped Pope.

"This is what most of us are shooting for, the opportunity to take a big swing at this profession," he said. "We're in a good league, but not one so top-heavy that we can't be a player in it. We're going to figure things out this year as we go and then it's going to be full steam ahead."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 06, 2015, 07:15:13 am
... Van Heflin, Sr.

...Vanderbilt had never had a black quarterback who started consistently until Heflin's father, whose name also is Van, broke the color barrier in 1978. (http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/2015/07/04/vanderbilt-van-heflin-jr/29721039)

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"My dad was a great high school quarterback, and there were plenty of colleges that recruited him, but they wanted him to play cornerback or running back because of his race," said Heflin, who wears No. 7 just like his dad did at Vanderbilt. "He went to Vanderbilt because they were willing to give him a chance at quarterback."

His father took advantage of that opportunity. In his two years as a starter, he completed 140 of 279 passes for 1,732 yards and seven touchdowns.

Two weeks ago, Heflin, a rising senior at Eagle's Landing High School in McDonough, Ga., shared a lasting moment with his father at Vanderbilt Stadium. Heflin was there for the Commodores' summer football camp.

"We walked out on the field, and he showed me where he put a move on a guy to keep from getting sacked in a big game," Heflin said. "Then he showed me the spot in the end zone where he threw a long pass for a touchdown. You could tell it was emotional for him. It was very nostalgic."

The elder Heflin said he did not read the newspaper or watch local television sportscasts during his time as Vanderbilt's starting quarterback. He didn't want to be distracted by what was being said or written about him being a trailblazer.

And he didn't care to hear the commentary claiming he was a better runner than passer.

"That used to really get to me," the elder Heflin said. "It was crazy because nobody wanted to give me credit for being a great passer. I could pass with the best of them and run and do all the different things a quarterback needs to do. After we played Alabama and I threw three touchdowns, everybody was like, 'Whoa, maybe he can throw.'"

Heflin, who is similar in size to his dad at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, is starting to attract more and more interest from college recruiters.

"I would love to go to Vanderbilt; it's a special place for me obviously because my dad played there," said Heflin, who is especially impressed with coach Derek Mason. "(Mason) is real cool. I like the way he bonds with his players; I really do. I think it would be a great place to play. My dad loved playing there, and that's saying something considering the way things were back then."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 06, 2015, 08:41:38 am
... Tyler Smith

knoxnews ‏@knoxnews Jul 4

Tyler Smith hasn't let 2010 incident at Tennessee define him http://bit.ly/1RWNxoY 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJEf6YFUYAA0Y7H.jpg)

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"We're coming home from beating Memphis (in Memphis)," Smith said, referring to himself, Cam Tatum, Melvin Goins and Brian Williams. "We're out for New Year's, and the next day I'm not even on the team. It was a reality check. I let my friends and Tennessee fans and my family down. I rented a place and went away for two or three weeks."

Smith didn't sulk. He was hurt but not overwhelmed. Smith had already experienced hardship and a lot of change. Raised by his mother in Forth Worth until he was 15, he moved to Pulaski (about an hour southwest of Nashville) when his father came back into his life at that age. He committed to play for Buzz Peterson at Tennessee, but the Vols fired Peterson in the spring of 2005. So he went to Hargrave Military Academy, then played his freshman season at Iowa.

But Smith's father, Billy, was sick, and dying of lung cancer. Smith eventually got a hardship transfer to Tennessee. His father died a little more than a month before Smith made his Tennessee debut.

Smith was already a father when he arrived at Tennessee. That would play heavily into the incident a little more than two years later that cost him his spot at Tennessee and led to a reconsideration of how to think about life.

Smith was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, both misdemeanors. A month later, he pled guilty to both charges and was given two years probation.

When Smith was asked the reason the incident happened, he offered two types of answers. One is a limited explanation of the circumstances that led to the misdemeanor charges against him. The other is the big picture answer of the good the incident inspired.

In November of 2009, many of Smith's personal possessions were stolen from his off-campus home, he said in The Tennessean interview. As he was about to go to police, he said he began receiving text message threats against the life of his child. The messages said he should not go to the police. He did not call the police about the theft, instead buying a gun for protection.

Police found two guns in the vehicle they stopped, but Smith said the second gun must have already been in the rental car. He immediately acknowledged ownership of the other.

Police found the story plausible. But then-UT coach Bruce Pearl dismissed Smith a week after the incident...

Pearl said Smith is "more misunderstood than any Vol I had" because of the New Year's Day incident.

"Tyler is a great kid," said Pearl. "There was a very unfortunate set of circumstances surrounding that incident, and Tyler absorbed almost all of the fallout.

"He coulda/shoulda been in the NBA rather than playing in Europe. He's a great father, a hard worker and I hope when he's done playing professionally that the Tennessee family will embrace him and treat him like a Vol For Life."

Smith hasn't given up on playing in the NBA, but he's also prepared for life away from basketball.

"Every player who ever touches a basketball wants to play in the NBA," Smith said. "I've got a family to take care of and some goals and dreams. I would love to make the NBA, but I don't have to. I am happy with what I've accomplished in my life. And I'm very aware it could be gone at any time.

"I'm very grateful, very grateful, for where I am."

When Smith's basketball career ends, he wants to give back to his community and to Tennessee. He lives in Franklin, less than 60 miles from Pulaski, just south of Nashville.

"Middle Tennessee has never had a huge AAU (basketball) circuit," Smith said. "Me and (former Vol) Josh Bone have been trying to work some things together."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 07, 2015, 01:07:30 pm
... Danny Wuerffel

Jim Kleinpeter ‏@JimKleinpeter Jul 6

Ex #Saints QB Danny Wuerffel keeps ministry in NO post Katrina @onlygators, @gatorcuntry http://s.nola.com/4ar0uvD  via @nolanews

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"It's going to be a really, really exciting time coming up," Wuerffel said.

Wuerffel is now executive director of Desire Street Ministries, which was founded by Mo Leverett in 1990 to help the 9th Ward neighborhood. The headquarters moved to Atlanta following Katrina, but Wuerffel said Desire Street has never forgotten about its commitment in New Orleans.

Wuerffel said on Aug 22., the organization will break ground on a new community center, medical clinic and early childhood development center on 3600 Desire Pwky. The project, called Desire Community Square, will be run by local non-profit organizations Abundance of Desire, Daughters of Charity and Kids of Excellence.

The project has long been mired in red tape, so Wuerffel and his staff necessarily didn't target the 10th anniversary of the storm as a breakthrough year.

In the years since the school closed, they helped launch St. Roch Community Church in the 8th Ward and reopened Desire Fellowship in the 9th Ward. Wuerffel happily stated that five students from Desire Street Academy graduated from college in May.

Wuerffel is proud of those accomplishments, but has long hoped to get a bigger project off the ground. Over the years, some have questioned the organization's commitment to New Orleans, something Wuerffel understands but thinks is misconstrued.

"One of the things I learned playing football is you've got to do the best that you can and not worry too much what people say, and that's true in a lot of aspects of life," he said. "I do know that the amount of energy, time and money that we've invested in New Orleans over the past year is considerably more than anybody is aware of, and the amount of energy that we're putting in to try to get this project through is enormous, and I'll be really thrilled and really proud of Desire Street and all we've been able to do....

"I also understand whenever you're not physically somewhere, and when all the energy used to be in one location and now we're growing regionally, I can understand why some people might be disappointed. But I'm very grateful for our board and our team and all the people that have continued to invest in New Orleans and Desire Street, and we'll continue to do that in the years to come."

Of course, the road to get to this point is certainly nothing like Wuerffel thought it would be when he retired from the NFL in 2002...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2015, 07:58:13 am
... Hyland DeAndre Jordan, Jr.

Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 11h11 hours ago

Yahoo Sources: Clippers believe they have a DeAndre Jordan commitment, refuse to exit his home. http://yhoo.it/1HNojtR

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Los Angeles Clippers ownership, management and players descended upon Houston on Wednesday and secured a commitment from free-agent center DeAndre Jordan to re-sign with the Clippers, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Jordan has changed course on an agreement to sign a four-year, $80 million-plus deal with the Dallas Mavericks, a commitment that Jordan began to waver on in recent days, sources told Yahoo Sports.

Clippers coach and president Doc Rivers and owner Steve Ballmer won't leave the house, awaiting 12:01 a.m. ET time when they can sign him to a five-year contract worth more than $110 million, league sources said. The Mavericks have been unable to contact Jordan throughout the afternoon and evening on Wednesday and have abandoned pursuit of Jordan and turned to alternative options with the $20 million-plus it has in salary-cap space, league sources told Yahoo.

Jordan had agreed in principle to a four-year, $80 million deal with the Mavericks on July 3, but reached out in the past 48 hours to Rivers and expressed uncertainty about his decision to choose Dallas, league sources said. That started the chain of events that led to the Clippers traveling to Houston to meet with Jordan on Wednesday, sources said.

Rivers converged on Houston with Ballmer and a group of players that included Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Paul Pierce and J.J. Redick to meet with Jordan – without the presence of Jordan's agents at Relativity Sports.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban traveled to Houston on Wednesday to meet with Jordan, but it's unclear whether he'll get the opportunity...


Blake GriffinVerified account
‏@blakegriffin32

Don't agree with the furniture layout but I'm not an interior designer.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJb89kMVEAAIEgO.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 20, 2015, 09:46:40 am
... Keith Bogans

Former UK player Keith Bogans was a McDonald's All-American in the Class of 1999. Or when many of this year's lottery picks (Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker, Trey Lyles) were pre-schoolers.

Yet, Bogans, now 35, was playing in the Las Vegas Summer League for Portland. (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/07/18/3950413/uk-notebook-nba-summer-league.html)

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"My goal is to just be around the game," he told The Associated Press. "I'm in the best shape of my life."

Bogans has not played in a NBA game since January of 2014. The Trail Blazers think of him as something of a player/coach who can mentor young players.

But Bogans does not think of himself as a coach, at least not yet.

"I still want to play," he said.

Through Friday, Bogans made only one of nine shots (zero of seven from three-point range) in Las Vegas.

Career leading scorer among guards who played for Kentucky
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2015, 04:07:53 pm
... Justin Cox

Michael Bonner ‏@MikeBBonner 4m4 minutes ago

Kansas City Chiefs waive Justin Cox following Monday's arrest http://on.thec-l.com/1MGkoNi

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Kansas City Chiefs wasted little time cutting ties with Justin Cox. The NFL organization cut the former Mississippi State safety on Tuesday following his arrest on Monday on charges of domestic violence, burglary and trespassing....

Cox signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent after he wasn't selected in the NFL Draft. Many scouts had Cox graded as a day-three pick, but a November arrest that also brought domestic violence charges raised red flags.

Cox played nine games for Mississippi State last year. He was suspended indefinitely following the arrest in November.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2015, 07:50:01 am
... Justin Hunter

NewsChannel 5Verified account@NC5

Titans WR Justin Hunter is in jail in Virginia after police charged him w/1 ct of felonious assault in Virginia Beach

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKYu2MIUcAAqQX8.jpg)

Patrick Brown ‏@patrickbrownTFP Jul 20

Patrick Brown retweeted NewsChannel 5

On no bond, too. Not good.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2015, 12:08:03 pm
... Colorful University of Tennessee booster Roy Adams

Roy Adams, known for throwing elaborate college football watch parties at his East Memphis home and occasional run-ins with the NCAA, died this morning at St. Francis Hospital.

Adams, a 1963 Tennessee graduate, was a retired restaurant owner and real estate developer who parlayed his passion for college football — cultivated during his time in Knoxville as a student — into the legendary watch parties. His home contained more than 30 big screen televisions, five television viewing rooms, multiple game rooms and a wet bar. Guests included a wide-range of individuals, from athletes and coaches to politicians and media members. (http://www.knoxnews.com/govolsxtra/football/colorful-tennessee-vols-booster-roy-adams-dies_10942386)

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"Roy was loved by many, loathed by some," said close friend Ryan Groves.

Adams, who was in his mid-70s, was born in Batesville, Mississippi, and moved to Memphis at a young age.

His role as an unabashed booster often ran afoul of the NCAA, which investigated him in the late 1980s for his involvement in paying for a recruiting trip for two high school athletes to visit the University of Houston. He also was known for helping ignite the federal investigation and conviction of Alabama booster, and late-Memphian, Logan Young for his role in paying Memphis prep standout Albert Means’ coach, Lynn Lang, $150,000 to steer Means to Alabama.

In a 2013 New York Times story, Adams addressed the NCAA’s policies in his typical “no-holds barred’” fashion.

“I knew the NCAA rules,” Adams said. “I just didn’t care for them.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 24, 2015, 03:09:05 pm
... Tim Tebow

Ben Frederickson ‏@Ben_Fred 17h17 hours ago

The Athens (Tenn) Area Chamber of Commerce announced its 2016 benefit dinner speaker today: Tim Tebow

M. Simmons@mnsimmons981

@Ben_Fred Kim Jong-un had a conflict?
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 25, 2015, 05:45:17 pm
... former LSU QB Zach Lee

Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers  6h6 hours ago
RHP Zach Lee will start for the Dodgers tonight...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 27, 2015, 08:26:22 am
... Colorful University of Tennessee booster Roy Adams

Roy Adams, known for throwing elaborate college football watch parties at his East Memphis home and occasional run-ins with the NCAA, died this morning at St. Francis Hospital.

Adams, a 1963 Tennessee graduate, was a retired restaurant owner and real estate developer who parlayed his passion for college football — cultivated during his time in Knoxville as a student — into the legendary watch parties. His home contained more than 30 big screen televisions, five television viewing rooms, multiple game rooms and a wet bar. Guests included a wide-range of individuals, from athletes and coaches to politicians and media members. (http://www.knoxnews.com/govolsxtra/football/colorful-tennessee-vols-booster-roy-adams-dies_10942386)


Josh Ward ‏@Josh_Ward Jul 23

Enjoyed this column from @geoff_calkins following the passing of Roy Adams: http://www.commercialappeal.com/sports/columnists/geoff-calkins/geoff-calkins-roy-adams-loved-college-football-right-to-the-end_08721811 …

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We could begin with Adams in the thick of the Albert Means recruiting scandal, glorying at the downfall of his longtime rival, Alabama booster Logan Young.

We could begin with Adams being deposed as part of related proceedings, showing up carrying a bottle of whiskey and wearing an orange jacket and a coonskin cap.

We could begin with Adams’ unlikely message-board persona, TennStud, under which he posted scurrilous rumors and musings of all sorts.

Adams was determined to enjoy the spectacle, especially on football Saturdays, when he threw parties at his house that would have made Jay Gatsby proud. He had 40 big-screen televisions at last count. He served an endless, bountiful spread. 

“On a Saturday afternoon, there was no place in Memphis that was more diverse than his home,” said Katzerman. “There were actors, NFL players, mayors and state senators. You’d see high school football coaches, you’d see former players, you’d see neighbors and you’d see Chris Wallace. Everyone was invited, no matter your place in life.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 27, 2015, 03:48:59 pm
... Pat Shires

GoVolsXtra ‏@GoVolsXtra 11h11 hours ago

Former #Vols tailback Pat Shires dies at 83: http://bit.ly/1KtbPoX

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Pat Shires, starting tailback for the 1952 Tennessee Volunteers, a leader in the Tennessee Letterman's T-Club, and a major player in the development of the Letterman's Wall of Fame on campus, died early Sunday morning at the Compassionate Care Wing of Parkwest Hospital, according to family members. He was 83.

He was a "Vol for Life," long before that term was ever coined.

He followed his brother Abe (1938-40), a 1939 All-America selection, to Knoxville. He lettered in 1950, 1952, and 1953, wearing No. 13 on his orange and white jersey and playing at 6 foot, 180 pounds.

He led the 1952 team in passing, completing 15 of 38 passes for 252 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions.

His teammates considered him the historian of that era of Tennessee football.

Mr. Shires was involved in one of the most memorable moments of Tennessee football: The 1951 Cotton Bowl against the Texas Longhorns.

A decided underdog, Tennessee had rallied to close the margin to 14-13 early in the fourth quarter when Mr. Shires misfired on the extra point that would have tied the game. Coming back to the Tennessee sideline, Gen. Neyland put everything in perspective for the Vol place-kicker and tailback.

"Son, don't worry. We didn't come out here to tie."

Mr. Shires was a retired sales representative with Procter & Gamble.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 27, 2015, 03:54:41 pm
... Jefferson Pilot play-by-play Bob Kesling

GoVolsXtra ‏@GoVolsXtra 8h8 hours ago

ICYMI: How a trip to Knoxville led to a HOF career for Bob Kesling | http://bit.ly/1KtptbD  (by @strangemike44) #Vols

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CK6-2AHUkAAgNtp.jpg)

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Every journey has a starting point. Bob Kesling’s journey to become the “Voice of the Vols” and an Aug. 4 inductee into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame began with the kindness of a stranger.

Bill Battle.

In 1972, Kesling, a high school senior in Kettering, Ohio, tagged along on a pal’s trip to the University of Tennessee and strolled unannounced into the football office to inquire about the walk-on policy.

Before he knew it, he was chatting with Battle, the head coach, and watching film with assistant coaches.

“I’m blown away they’re taking so much time with a scrub,’’ Kesling said recently.

He figured Tennessee must be the place.

For more than 30 years, Kesling has been recognizable as sports anchor at WBIR-TV, broadcasting SEC games for the old Jefferson Pilot Network, doing play-by-play for the first six of Pat Summitt’s national titles in women’s basketball, and for the past 16 seasons as UT’s voice of football and men’s basketball.

...During the 1990s he had risen up the ranks on the Jefferson Pilot SEC games.

“I’m working games and going to dinner with Tom Hammond, Tim Brando, Larry Conley, Ron Franklin,’’ Kesling said. “If you can’t learn something from those guys, you’re not listening very much.’’

He listened to Lindsey Nelson, too. The iconic broadcaster retired back to Knoxville. Kesling grabbed every chance to chat.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on July 31, 2015, 03:47:23 pm
... Sheldon

David Morrison ‏@DavidCMorrison 20h20 hours ago

On the blog: Sheldon Richardson faces resisting arrest, 4 other charges after alleged street-racing incident July 14- http://bit.ly/1SlQcOp

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Already facing a four-game suspension for what was widely reported to be a positive marijuana test, former Missouri and current New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson tried to make amends on the first day of Jets training camp Thursday.

"I take full accountability for my actions," Richardson said...

He said this knowing full well he had been detained by O'Fallon Police Department officers July 14 for his involvement in an apparent street-racing incident in St. Charles County.

Police said that three other passengers -- two adult males and a 12-year-old child -- were in the car at the time. The arresting officer also smelled a "very strong odor of burned marijuana" coming from the vehicle and recovered a loaded semi-automatic handgun from beneath the floor mat on the driver's side of the car.

Richardson, 24, was racing another vehicle traveling West on Interstate 64, with both cars clocked at speeds of 122, 135 and 143 miles per hour.

The officer wrote that Richardson, when he saw the patrol vehicle, exited the highway, drove his 2014 Bentley Silver Spur W12 through a red light -- speeding around stopped cars on the left side of the road -- and turned off the lights on his car.

Nothing good happens shortly before midnight.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 02, 2015, 07:08:50 am
... Derek Anderson

Jerry Tipton: During his 30-minute talk, the crowd of more than 1,000 repeatedly broke into applause, whooped approval as he recalled not surrendering to discouragement and sighed audibly as he recalled setbacks in an early life straight out of a Charles Dickens novel.

Abandoned by his parents at 10. A single father at 15. Reunited after 20 years with his father, who died two months later. A Christmas dinner with his mother for the first time in 28 years (that brought sustained applause).

"The best thing I got out of that relationship was I didn't quit," he said of Christmas dinner with his mother. "And neither did she." (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/08/01/3970109/derek-andersons-theme-of-never.html)

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After moving from Flint, Mich., to Louisville at age 10, he had his father leave without a goodbye, he said.

Survival instincts took him to a Winn Dixie, where he volunteered to help shoppers with their grocery bags in hopes of getting a five- or 10-cent tip. He made $3 the first day and treated himself to a two-piece meal at Kentucky Fried Chicken.

"I was an entrepreneur at that age," he said.

A few months later, he returned home to find his mother had departed.

In hopes of having a place for the night, "I used to fake falling asleep," he told the Expo audience. "You ever do that? It works."

Months after becoming a father, he became a single father when the baby boy's mother was arrested for shoplifting, he said. A neighbor taught him how to change a diaper.

"Plenty of scary nights," he said. "But you only have two options: survive or die. And I didn't want to die."

Anderson volunteered for any and all odd jobs anyone needed done. "Doing everything you could to stay fed," he said.

Personal improvement became a mantra. When he said he had a 3.7 grade-point average at Doss High School and was elected class president, applause filled the ballroom.

As a budding basketball star at Doss, Anderson lived with friends' families or the high school coach or the high school assistant coach. "I was all over the place," he said.

Of course, Anderson played for Ohio State, then transferred to Kentucky after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament. He helped UK win the 1996 national championship and might have helped UK win the 1997 title had he not again tore an ACL.

Anderson played in the NBA for a decade. Now, he works as a motivational speaker. He also trains young players with an emphasis on playing the right way and keeping a good attitude.

He's written a script for a movie of his life and begun looking for locations. He hopes the casting process will begin soon.

Anderson earned nearly $60 million during his NBA career making him one of the top 20 SEC NBA earners to-date.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 02, 2015, 07:49:53 am
... Eric Berry

GoVolsXtra ‏@GoVolsXtra Jul 29

.@KCChiefs' Eric Berry cleared to practice today, 8 months after cancer diagnosis http://bit.ly/1VMEI5Y  #BerryStrong

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLEhuWVUYAAWitA.jpg)

Jeff Rosen@jeff_rosen88

Having beaten cancer, writes @mellinger, there’s no telling what #Chiefs' Berry can do now. http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article29498461.html …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLHwIrrUwAA0Vyi.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2015, 03:17:55 pm
... Damon Evans

Marc Weiszer ‏@marcweiszer Aug 2

PM RT Five years later, ex-UGA AD Damon Evans 'in a good place' and back in college athletics http://bit.ly/1VUeyxX

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLZ6MKkWsAAJ_IL.jpg)

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It’s five years later now almost to the day since he was, as he says, “let go or resigned or however you want to term it” from Georgia following a DUI arrest when he was with a woman who was not his wife. He calls his parting with Georgia “the best decision at that time for all concerned.”

The 45-year old is now Maryland’s senior associate athletic director and chief financial officer and works in an office that has views of intramural lacrosse and softball fields. It’s about a third of the size of the one he had as Georgia AD.

“This job is a lot like the first job when Vince Dooley brought me back to Georgia,” Evans said.

Evans returned to Georgia in 1998 after serving as Southeastern Conference assistant commissioner for eligibility and compliance.

“When I came in then, I was a lot younger, I had a lot to learn, I still have a lot to learn, but I know more about the business,” said Evans, who was UGA AD from 2004-10.

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"I am not trying to bribe you but I am the athletic director of the University of Georgia," Evans said at the time. 

the officer noted he found a "red pair of lady's panties between [Evans'] legs." When he asked Evans, a 40-year-old married father of two children, what he was doing with the underwear, Evans said: "She took them off and I held them because I was just trying to get her home," according to the report.

Evans told the officer that Fuhrmann was nothing more than a friend, according to the report. But the officer said that Fuhrmann later told him that the two had been seeing each other for "only a week or so."

"Just to let you know, it will be erased because he is the athletic director of UGA and he has that power," Fuhrmann told the officer, according to the report.

She was charged with disorderly conduct after police said she repeatedly ignored warnings to stay inside the 2009 BMW while the trooper was conducting the field sobriety test and later acting "combative" in the back seat of the patrol car, according to the report.

"I apologize and don't want to use my influence but she is trying to protect me," the officer said Evans told him.

"I feel pretty good," he told the officer, before laughing for no apparent reason, according to the report. The trooper said Evans later told him: "We go through life and we all drink and jump in a car."

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=5350178
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 04, 2015, 01:24:34 pm
... Cauley-Stein

Tyler Thompson ‏@MrsTylerKSR 1h1 hour ago

Willie Cauley-Stein made a surprise visit to a special young UK fan last night: http://kentuckysportsradio.com/nba-cats/willie-cauley-stein-surprises-11-year-old-toby-foster-with-a-visit/ …

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Yesterday, I shared the story of Toby Foster, an 11-year-old UK fan suffering from mitochondrial disease, a progressive, incurable metabolic disorder which causes a deficit in life sustaining energy... This summer, a large blood clot has moved to Toby’s brain, making life pretty difficult for him and his family... Toby was originally supposed to go to the ProCamp on Saturday during Willie Cauley-Stein’s session, but was too ill. One of Willie’s friends works the ProCamps and told Willie about Toby and how he was Toby’s favorite player. Unbeknownst to Toby, Willie decided he wanted to pay him a visit before he headed back to California this week. Toby’s mother, Amy, was in on the surprise, and last night, Willie showed up at their door. Here’s the story of the visit in Amy’s words and pictures:

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11825820_10206686711913898_2657304740381695124_n.jpg?oh=a735c894dc36a550ffc827745f3c2bf5&oe=56379AAD)

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2015, 01:59:43 pm
... '08 SEC MVP, Vandy's All-Time Leading Scorer, and SEC's 2nd All-Time Three Pointers Made, Shan Foster

Tony Hagelgans ‏@Tonyhagel Aug 5

@YWCANashville @shanfoster_32 fantastic compelling message for us all #mendittoendit

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLqp57XW8AkrmW9.jpg)

Proud to join arms with Capt Drake and @shanfoster_32 to #mendittoendit

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLq22GlW8AAYWa9.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 07, 2015, 09:13:47 am
... former LSU QB Zach Lee

Los Angeles Dodgers ‏@Dodgers  6h6 hours ago
RHP Zach Lee will start for the Dodgers tonight...

Randy Rosetta ‏@RandyRosetta 2h2 hours ago

ICYMI last month | Zach Lee isn't ready to close the door on a return to football http://s.nola.com/q7J9ygj  via @nolanews
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 07, 2015, 01:40:02 pm
... Clay Honeycutt

Drew Champlin ‏@DrewChamplin 17h17 hours ago

#BB17 evictee Clay is going to be real mad when he finds this out http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Big-Brother-Contestant-Victim-of-Burglary-307991931.html …

Clay had career-high 11 tackles vs Alabama for Texas A&M in 2013

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Brazos County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary at the home of former A&M football player Clay Honeycutt.

Sheriff Chris Kirk says Honeycutt’s brother called 911 Monday night to report the burglary near FM 2154 and FM 2818. Someone stole more than $4,500 worth of items, including: a 70” Vizio TV, three guns, a Kindle Fire, an iPad, a laptop and a jewelry box.

Honeycutt is currently in California for the taping of Big Brother 17...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 07, 2015, 08:43:07 pm
... Aldon Smith

Charles Robinson ‏@CharlesRobinson 11h11 hours ago

Oh boy. #49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested last night by Santa Clara PD.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CL0A9V4UsAAdkb5.jpg)

Santa Clara Police ‏@SantaClaraPD 11h11 hours ago

From the PIO: SCPD arrested Aldon Smith last night for Hit&Run, DUI, and vandalism. A press release will be provided later this morning.

Joe Walljasper ‏@JoeWalljasper 11h11 hours ago

The epitaph of Aldon Smith's football career will be that the only guy who could block him was Aldon Smith.

Janine De la Vega ‏@JanineKTVU 10h10 hours ago

#49er #AldonSmith looked somber leaving jail. He told me "it wasn't a DUI...the truth will come out." #KTVU

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CL0SURGUkAEpYnV.jpg)

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Matt Barrows ‏@mattbarrows 7h7 hours ago

49ers source: team will part ways with Aldon Smith after his latest arrest.

49ers: "This organization has tried very hard to help Aldon fight his issues. Although he is no longer a member of this team, our support and concern for him will continue.”

Santa Clara Police ‏@SantaClaraPD 6h6 hours ago

Press Release: Arrest of Aldon Smith
https://local.nixle.com/alert/5469320/
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 11, 2015, 09:19:35 am
... Ray Tanner

https://twitter.com/ConnollyScribe/status/631104569376817152
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 11, 2015, 01:11:25 pm
... Derek Anderson

Jerry Tipton: During his 30-minute talk, the crowd of more than 1,000 repeatedly broke into applause, whooped approval as he recalled not surrendering to discouragement and sighed audibly as he recalled setbacks in an early life straight out of a Charles Dickens novel.

Abandoned by his parents at 10. A single father at 15. Reunited after 20 years with his father, who died two months later. A Christmas dinner with his mother for the first time in 28 years (that brought sustained applause).

"The best thing I got out of that relationship was I didn't quit," he said of Christmas dinner with his mother. "And neither did she." (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/08/01/3970109/derek-andersons-theme-of-never.html)

Anderson earned nearly $60 million during his NBA career making him one of the top 20 SEC NBA earners to-date.

https://twitter.com/DerekLAnderson/status/630920447077556228
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 15, 2015, 07:12:32 pm
... Jim Ingle

 James Edward "Jim" Ingle, the longtime public address announcer for University of Kentucky athletics, died Friday at Baptist Health Lexington. He was 83.

Ingle first worked in UK's basketball program in 1962 as a statistician. His job was to keep Coach Adolph Rupp apprised of assists and what was known as "errors." (http://www.kentucky.com/welcome_page/?shf=/2015/08/14/3989026_longtime-uk-public-address-announcer.html)

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His signature style was a deadpan delivery. A Mr. Spock of sports, he resolutely refused to use a more animated tone to energize a crowd.

"He was very proud of that," his son, Jay Ingle, said. "That was very intentional. He wanted to make sure he was very neutral. He didn't want to be a cheerleader."

His just-the-facts style may have cost Ingle his job as UK athletics' public address announcer. For the 1988-89 basketball season, UK replaced him with a more adrenalized Doug Bruce.

"He was never expressly told that it was to bring in someone more animated," Jay Ingle said. "But most people, including dad, believed that was the reason."

Ingle continued to serve UK basketball in a support role.

"In most towns, that would be of little import," Jay Ingle said of his father's role as announcer. "But, amazingly, in this crazy town people still recognize him to this day from doing the PA."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2015, 06:37:02 am
... Ex-UK wide receiver Chris Matthews

Broncos Play Hardball with Matthews (http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2015/08/15/chris-matthews-suffers-sprained-ac-joint)

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Chris Matthews injured his shoulder in Seattle’s Friday night exhibition loss to the Denver Broncos. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll reported that Matthews has a sprained AC joint and could be out up to 10 days...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2015, 05:45:48 pm
... DJ Williams

https://twitter.com/jasonrcarroll/status/633032857506725888
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 23, 2015, 08:15:16 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/634481925995020290

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Scarblog: What's wrong with you people? Were you all born after 1989? Don't you remember when they used to play the Iron Bowl at Legion Field and Alabama was Auburn's daddy?
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 25, 2015, 08:42:17 am
... Ben Hansbrough

https://twitter.com/GoodmanESPN/status/635874810367725568

https://twitter.com/UconnNOS/status/635875495087878144
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 25, 2015, 06:06:04 pm
https://twitter.com/jeffpearlman/status/636266037277667328

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It’s been nearly 11 years since her husband died at the far-too-young age of 42 (seven days shy of 43), and Sara has done her best to move forward. Their two children are now adults. She works as a real estate agent in North Carolina...

On the day after Reggie White died from a cardiac arrhythmia, Sara was at the funeral home when she received a phone call from a doctor doing research on concussions. He asked if she would consider donating her husband’s brain for research. “Reggie had just died and I was taken aback,” she said. “I couldn’t even consider it. But, maybe had I calmed down and spoke to him, I would have made a different decision.”

Sara wonders what would have been found. Reggie White was a big man, a strong man, a man of religious conviction. He always presented himself with confidence and passion. Yet, according to Sara, in the years after Reggie’s 2000 retirement, his memory started to do quirky things. “He went to a doctor because he felt like he had ADD,” she said. “He didn’t think his brain was functioning properly.” The physician told Reggie he was fine, but the legendary defensive end didn’t buy it. Thoughts came and went. He was increasingly forgetful. “Our daughter played basketball and volleyball every Tuesday,” Sara said. “That was her day—every Tuesday. But Reggie would always forget. And it was like he’d ask me a question, then ask the same question again two hours later.

“Our son only played flag football, and that was a relief to Reggie,” she said. “Reggie would have headaches all the time. All. The. Time. He took a lot of Tylenol, but he was aware the game wasn’t great for your health. He didn’t want his son to go through that.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 26, 2015, 02:45:55 pm
... Alonzo Horton

https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/636582674237403137

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t's hard for Alonzo Horton to describe what he felt when he stepped on the Auburn University campus for the first time as a real student.

"I was on top of the world," he said.

That moment of peace, elation and accomplishment was fleeting. He has spent much of the last decade trying to recapture it.

Ten years ago, Horton was 18 years old, one of the top football prospects in Louisiana, a linebacker about to embark on his freshman season with the defending SEC champions. He had piled up 146 tackles and 13 sacks as a senior at Abramson High School, after collecting a state-high 23 sacks as a junior.

After growing up poor in eastern New Orleans, Horton was away from home for the first time in his life, attending college, playing football and chasing his dreams.

Then came Hurricane Katrina: The breached levees. The destruction of his home and neighborhood. And then the unthinkable news that his two younger brothers, Jerry and Delorean, were dead.

Alonzo's first college game -- Sept. 3, 2005 -- was Jerry's eighth birthday.

"I was supposed to be excited. All I could do that whole day was cry," Horton said.

****

"It was unbearable; I can feel it like it was yesterday," he said.

And then Horton got news that was just as sudden and even more shocking: Jerry and Delorean were alive and well.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 26, 2015, 04:05:04 pm
... Casey Clausen

https://twitter.com/AdamKrohnAJC/status/636545651745157120

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Heath Shuler isn’t the only ex-Tennessee Vols quarterback trying to turn around a high school football program. Casey Clausen, who quarterbacked the Vols in the early 2000s, is in the midst of trying to turn things around with a California school.

Tony Ciniglio of the LA Daily News features Clausen and his program at Calabasas High School, which finished 0-10 the season before he took over. Calabasas finished 6-6 last season.

If Clausen’s team continues to improve, perhaps it can draw a crowd from the Hollywood elite that live in the area. Justin Bieber recently sold his Calabasas house to Kim Kardashian –

Clausen’s secret for success? An all-star coaching staff and lots of transfer student-athletes – 25 to be exact – including Keyshawn Johnson’s son, Keyshawn Jr.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 26, 2015, 05:46:50 pm
... Stephen Garcia

https://twitter.com/McMurphyESPN/status/636509902165409792
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 27, 2015, 07:15:55 am
... Lou Tsioropoulos

 Former Kentucky basketball star Lou Tsioropoulos died Saturday in Louisville. He would have been 85 next Monday.

With Cliff Hagan and Frank Ramsey, Tsioropoulos was part of a trio of standout players who led UK to the 1951 national championship. Three years later, as seniors, the players finished the season 25-0, the only unbeaten final record in Kentucky basketball history. Tsioropoulos averaged 14.5 points in that 1953-54 season. (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/08/26/4005992_member-of-unbeaten-53-54-kentucky.html)

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After his UK career, Tsioropoulos entered the Air Force. He later played three seasons with the Boston Celtics as Tom Heinsohn’s backup at forward. He averaged 5.8 points as an NBA player and was on the Celtics' championship teams in 1956-57 and 1958-59.

“He was a tough guy,” Hagan said Wednesday before heading to Louisville for Tsioropoulos’ funeral service. “He drew the tough assignments of guarding the best forward or center.”

Russell Rice wrote about Paul “Bear” Bryant, then UK's football coach, asking Adolph Rupp if he’d seen the football prospect from Massachusetts.

“I don’t know, Paul,” Rupp said. “What’s the guy’s name?”

Bryant answered, “I don’t know, Adolph. He’s from Lynn, Mass., a big Greek kid with a prominent nose.”

Hagan and Ramsey recalled the size of Tsioropoulos’ nose coming up during a trip to Puerto Rico the team took after winning the 1951 national championship. The UK players needed to know why the Puerto Rican fans were calling Tsioropoulos “Cyrano.” It was for the French novelist and playwright, Cyrano de Bergerac, who had a long nose.

Tsioropoulos also quickly gained a reputation for having a difficult name to spell. On Wednesday, Ramsey voluntarily spelled it correctly during a phone conversation.

Rice noted in his book that Rupp had his secretary mimeograph labels of the name “Lou Tsioropoulos” on cards that he kept in his pocket and gave to officials keeping the scorebook.

Tsioropoulos is survived by his wife, Jan; a daughter, Tara; and two grandchildren.

The Big Three were not eligible for postseason play in 1954 because they were graduate students.  It was UK's first season after their death penalty.  A state newspaper broke the news after UK had run the table in the SEC.  Rupp declined to play in the tournament giving LSU a shot to rep the SEC.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 27, 2015, 08:21:58 am
... Ray McDonald

https://twitter.com/gatorhoops/status/636731801508126721
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 27, 2015, 06:01:09 pm
... Shaun Kitchens

https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/637009241006600193

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A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 6 in a Lee County courtroom for Kowaski Quayshawn (Shaun) Kitchens, a former Auburn football player who has not served any of the three-year sentence he received in a 2011 home invasion case.

Kitchens was one of four players accused of the armed robbery of a group of college students at an Auburn mobile home in March 2011. He is currently being held in the Lee County Jail without bond.

According to a Sept. 9, 2013 court order, Kitchens was supposed to serve weekends at The Wake County Detention Facility in North Carolina. This allowed Kitchens to play football on a scholarship at nearby Shaw University, where he was enrolled from August 2012 through last December, according to Andrew Stanley, Kitchens' attorney.

Kitchens was supposed to serve the rest of his sentence after graduation, according to the terms of the agreement. However, Kitchens has not served any time.

After leaving Shaw, Kitchens had tryouts with NFL and Canadian teams and was working with an agent, Stanley said.

"He was trying to play some type of professional football," Stanley said.

Kitchens was identified as one of the three masked men who entered a mobile home in Conway Acres and robbed five college students, according to witness testimony and statements by the defendants to police following their arrest.

Former teammates Antonio Goodwin and Michael McNeil were identified as the other two intruders, armed with a bb pistol and a .45-caliber handgun respectively. Co-defendant Dakota Mosley, allegedly acquainted with one of the residents of the home, waited in a car outside the residence.

The four left with a small safe and two cellphones, which were found in the players' car along with the guns when they were arrested by Auburn police officers responding to the victims' call about the robbery.

Mosley and Kitchens both pleaded guilty and were ordered to serve three years in prison. Goodwin was convicted in June 2012 and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 28, 2015, 03:00:51 pm
... Bill Goldberg

Goldberg is in Somerset, Kentucky this weekend on behalf of Drive to Feed Kids and Project 58:10. Project 58:10 is a local effort among multiple church communities to provide bagged meals for children who don’t have much to eat at home. The bags contain three meals plus snacks that children can eat over the weekend, when they aren’t in school receiving daily lunches.

Goldberg played defensive tackle for the University of Georgia, and told the guys about playing Kentucky in Lexington in 1988. The Cats beat the #11 Bulldogs in one of the biggest wins of the Jerry Claiborne era, but Goldberg remembers the game for a very different reason. He was the last guy off the field that day, and went over to talk to his dad and brother through the fence near the locker room at Commonwealth Stadium, and UK fans wouldn’t leave them alone. (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/football-2/pro-wrestling-superstar-bill-goldberg-got-into-a-fight-with-uk-fans-at-commonwealth-stadium-in-1988)

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    “The fans were all over me, man. I was talking to my brother and my dad through the fence. My brother is kind of like me and he had kind of had enough and turned around and said something to one of the fans and asked him to be quiet, and the fan said something my brother didn’t like and so my brother hit him over the face with a portable television. Hit him in the face with the television and all of a sudden, all heck broke loose. I had to climb the fence in full gear and fight off Kentucky fans because my dad had just had a quadruple bypass.”

That fence Goldberg scaled? It was eight feet tall.

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 30, 2015, 10:57:10 am
... Matt Simms

https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/637806840504582144
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 30, 2015, 06:41:56 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/638017099038912512

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The 49-year-old Daly was playing in a small event at Deerfield Golf Club in Jackson's northern suburbs.

Daly's friend, Billy Allen, who was with Daly at the hospital, said the two-time major champion's vital signs were good but doctors were checking on possible injuries to his ribs and fingers.

Deerfield club pro Leigh Brannan, who was at the tournament, said Daly was having trouble with the heat and had some difficulty breathing before being taken to the hospital. Temperatures were near 90 degrees in the Jackson area.

"He was struggling pretty badly right before he collapsed," Brannan said. "But we're all hoping it's nothing serious and that he was just a little dehydrated. He was even telling (Allen) he still wants to play (Sunday)."

https://twitter.com/PGA_JohnDaly/status/638098889833324546
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 30, 2015, 07:00:57 pm
https://twitter.com/davidbrandtAP/status/638068975671332864
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on August 31, 2015, 06:57:02 pm
... Chuck Hayes

https://twitter.com/KySportsRadio/status/638469178744283136
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 01, 2015, 04:28:13 pm
... Billy Cannon

https://twitter.com/theadvocatebr/status/638692578070671360

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An Episcopal deacon and former television reporter, Charles deGravelles admits he was an unlikely choice to become Cannon’s biographer. But his ministry at Louisiana State Penitentiary, where Cannon has overseen inmate dental treatment for two decades, helped the trust issue after corrections official Richard Thompson encouraged Cannon to consider him.

The result is “Billy Cannon: A Long, Long Run,” a title evocative of the most famous play in LSU football history, and of a 78-year-old life...

“That was the ground rule,” deGravelles said. “I said it’s got to be honest; it’s got to be real. He said, ‘That’s all I’m asking. Just tell the truth.’ I’ve read all the newspaper accounts, and there’s a lot of misinformation that’s been published.”

That misinformation included, after Cannon decided to play football at LSU, comments by rival college coaches that they hadn’t recruited Cannon because he was a thug. Cannon knew better.

“I didn’t mind being called a thug, but it really irritated me for them to say they didn’t recruit me, because they did,” he said...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 01, 2015, 04:40:01 pm
... Trent Richardson

Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 1h1 hour ago

Trent Richardson and the sad NFL runs of the Alabama dynasty http://nyp.st/1LRDALl  via @nypost

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NFL teams have shied away from taking running backs early in the draft after Richardson made the Browns look silly for making him the third overall selection. He’s already been traded once and waived twice (Colts and Raiders), leaving him to try to catch on with his fourth NFL team. Richardson has yet to average more than 3.6 yards per carry in a season. At Alabama he never averaged less than 5.2 yards.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 04, 2015, 07:10:03 am
Ron Higgins ‏@RonHigg Sep 1

LSU football icon Billy Cannon set to release book @TigerDroppings @dandydonlsu  http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2015/09/lsu_football_icon_billy_cannon.html …

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LSU football legend Billy Cannon has finally written a book about his career of highs such as winning the 1959 Heisman Trophy and the lows of serving prison time for counterfeiting...

Cannon teamed to write the book "Billy Cannon: A Long, Long Run" with Charles deGravelles... "In the process of writing this book, I was particularly struck by something one of the Cannon daughters said, speaking of her father's many fans: 'They always thought they knew him, when they idolized him and when they condemned him, but they never really knew him at all,'" DeGravelles said. "I was able to spend a year interviewing and truly getting to know Billy Cannon, warts and all, and I came to see him as a remarkable individual with a remarkable story to tell, and, I'm proud to say, a friend."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 05, 2015, 10:24:17 am
... Cliff Matthews

Matt Connolly ‏@MattatTheState 2h2 hours ago Duncan, SC

The Falcons cut former South Carolina star Cliff Matthews last night.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 05, 2015, 12:49:43 pm
... Tim Tebow

Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 54m54 minutes ago

Tim Tebow released by Eagles http://trib.al/8fcu8zR

Missed This:

https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/640180278342889478
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 06, 2015, 08:26:10 am
... Debbie Yow

Yow's salary for her first season as UK coach in 1976-77 was $9,000. She got a raise to $11,000 in Year 2. A raise to $18,000 in her third season came after being summoned to then UK president Otis Singletary's office.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/09/05/4022061/uk-basketball-notebook-in-stop.html#storylink=cpy (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/09/05/4022061/uk-basketball-notebook-in-stop.html)

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Former University of Kentucky women's basketball coach Debbie Yow, now athletics director at North Carolina State, posed with the statue of Joe B. Hall in front of Wildcat Coal Lodge on the UK campus on Thursday.

PABLO ALCALA — Lexington Herald-Leader

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"I was worried I had done something wrong," she said. "Instead, he said, 'Debbie, Mrs. Singletary reminded me this morning that I need to give you a raise, so this is what it will be.' I was stunned, but happy."

The humble beginnings of her coaching career included buying a small television "on time," Yow said. "Paid $32 a month for quite a while.

"Also, paycheck day meant I could buy grapes. Funny what a person remembers."

Yow didn't mind living on a limited budget. She was happy to be coaching. But she was sensitive to how she was perceived.

"I felt I was always trying to justify the fact that this was OK, that we should have women's basketball in college," Yow said. "And, yeah, it's even OK if you have a full-time coach."

In the summer of 1977, Yow arranged a trip to five European countries for her team. Before she and her players went to Europe, Yow happened to cross paths with then men's coach Joe B. Hall.

"He took $100 out of his wallet and said, 'I want to give you this money for the trip,'" Yow recalled. She protested. He insisted, saying, "You need to have souvenirs to bring back."

About a week later, Hall offered Yow a check for $100. She again protested, saying he had already given her $100. "The money was from me," Hall said. "The check is from my wife."

Yow never got around to thanking Hall for what she called "one of the most kind gestures that's ever been made to me, as a young professional without much money and still feeling a little bit nervous about being a basketball coach.

"It was all very new and he made me feel I belonged. I will never forget that."

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 07, 2015, 07:05:39 am
... Christine Michael

Brad Marquardt ‏@bradthejag 19h19 hours ago

“@AdamSchefter: Dallas is trading a conditional draft pick to Seattle for RB Christine Michael, per source. RB help for Dallas.” #12thMan

Brent Zwerneman ‏@BrentZwerneman 18h18 hours ago Bryan, TX

In 2011 Christine Michael rushed for 230 yards, 3rd best ever by an Aggie, in AT&T Stadium vs Arkansas. Guessing made impression on Jerry.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 07, 2015, 04:49:58 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports  3h3 hours ago
Barrett Jones joins Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad at expense of Reese Dismukes http://ow.ly/RTDUP 

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Both former SEC centers included on the Rimington Award Watch List
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 08, 2015, 12:43:49 pm
... Louie Dampier

One of 11 new members in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 that will be inducted at enshrinement ceremonies in Springfield, Mass. on Sept. 12. (http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/2015/09/07/louie-dampiers-devastating-road-basketball-hall-fame/71836916)

NBA.com
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 08, 2015, 09:22:05 pm
... Rex Chapman

Herald-Leader Sports ‏@KentuckySports  4h4 hours ago
Former UK star Rex Chapman sentenced to probation, community service in Apple Store theft: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/09/08/4026146_former-uk-star-rex-chapman-sentenced.html …

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 10, 2015, 08:19:31 pm
... Marcell Dareus

We've got some good news for you Dareus...

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports  18m18 minutes ago
This former #Alabama standout got paid HUGE. http://ow.ly/S3Ia8  #ALNFL

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he former Alabama standout and the Bills have agreed on a six-year, $108 million contract extension.

Reports indicate Dareus' new deal includes $60 million in guaranteed money, which would be the largest sum for a non-quarterback in NFL history.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 13, 2015, 02:15:56 pm
Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio 4h4 hours ago

Just saw Moses Malone Friday at the Hall of Fame and now he has passed away. So sad..."Fo, Fo, Fo" and a Rebounding Force. RIP to the Legend

Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 5h5 hours ago Knoxville, TN

Moses Malone was a man's man during that memorable 1983 season for the Sixers. "Fo. Fo. Fo." Gone way too soon.

Zach Harper Verified account
‏@talkhoops

From 1979 to 1987: Moses Malone averaged 25.5 points and 14.1 rebounds per game. Since then? No player has averaged that once in a season.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 14, 2015, 08:33:22 am
... Tony Nathan

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 12h12 hours ago

Read the legend of Tony Nathan: http://ow.ly/S99JO 

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If it had been up to Louise Nathan, her son Tony never would have touched a football.

Once he started playing, though, she never let him quit.

William Nathan, who worked as millwright at Connors Steel in Birmingham, made his son Tony his first football by stitching together a strip of Naugahyde and stuffing it with rags and cotton balls. The next Christmas, Santa Claus brought Tony his first official football.

"Before Bo, there was Tony," Denny Ragland says. "We don't have any of the highlight reels from the '70s that they have from Bo Jackson's day, but Tony did some phenomenal things on the football field and on the basketball court."

After Nathan got out of coaching, another one of his former Dolphins teammates, guard Ed Newman, told him he had the perfect job for him.

Newman serves as a criminal court judge in Miami-Dade County, and six years ago, he hired Nathan to be a bailiff in his courtroom. The easygoing Nathan had the ideal temperament for the job, Newman told him.

The stoic Nathan even teared up as walked across the Coleman Coliseum stage to receive his diploma from outgoing UA President Judy Bonner.

"It touched me," he says. "It really did."

It took him 36 years, but Nathan kept that promise to his coach. And to himself.

(http://imgick.al.com/home/bama-media/width620/img/entertainment_impact/photo/18745994-standard.jpg)
Tony Nathan

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 14, 2015, 09:17:03 am
... Daniel Brooks

Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams 19h19 hours ago

Sympathy to VFL LB Daniel Brooks, 31, killed in a one-car accident in Clinton early Sunday morning. He was working for Army National Guard

Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 18h18 hours ago

Sad news: Former #Vols LB Daniel Brooks died early this morning in a car accident. He was 31: http://bit.ly/1OorxoF 

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Daniel Brooks had growing up to do in college, but he grew up. Then he served his country (Nat’l Guard) and as a cop.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 15, 2015, 07:30:40 pm
... Steve Meilinger

 College Football Hall of Famer Steve Meilinger, a standout for the University of Kentucky in the early 1950s, passed away at his Lexington residence at age 84. (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/09/14/4036575_uk-football-all-american-meilinger.html)

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UK's first three-time All-American, known as "Mr. Anywhere," played end, halfback and quarterback on offense while seeing action at end, linebacker and safety on defense. As if that wasn't enough, Meilinger punted and returned punts and kickoffs.

With Kentucky facing a Halloween Night meeting with the Miami Hurricanes in South Florida, the Kentucky coach approached Meilinger during the Tuesday practice that preceded the game.

"He came up to me, asked me to walk around the field with him flipping the ball like you do on pitch outs," Meilinger said recently. "We did that, and he said, 'Yeah, that's good enough.' And he told me I was going to play quarterback."

Yet Meilinger had never played the first down of quarterback. When Bryant told him he was about to, "I almost died," he said.

In the next day's Lexington Herald game story, Ed Ashford wrote, "Big Steve Meilinger made Halloween Night a real night of horror for the Miami Hurricanes here tonight as he did everything but play in the band as the Kentucky Wildcats romped to a 29-0 triumph over the Hurricanes ... "

The next week, UK returned to Lexington for a homecoming date with Tulane. With his parents, Steve Sr. and Anna, at Stoll Field to watch, Meilinger again got the start at QB.

When the Kentucky marching band took the field, a call over the public address system went out for the "missing musician."

Out scurried a trombone player — in full football uniform including a blue jersey with Meilinger's No. 80 jersey.

Up in the stands, Meilinger says his flummoxed dad turned to his mom and asked, "Don't they ever give that boy a rest?"


In October 2013, he talked about how excited he was to be inducted into the Hall of Fame that year.

"I wish it could have happened about 40 years ago where I could enjoy it for that long," he joked. "I get a nice, big ring. ... But 40 years ago would have been fantastic. I'm happy to be there now."

Meilinger, who is survived by his wife, Eileen Dineen Meilinger, played at Kentucky from 1951-53 under legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and helped the Wildcats to a record of 20-10-3, including an 8-4 mark in 1951 that was capped by a Cotton Bowl victory. UK was ranked in the nation's top 20 all three seasons.

The Bethlehem, Pa., native was selected in the first round (eighth overall pick) of the 1954 NFL Draft. Instead, he went into the Army and spent two years as a tank commander in the 100th Tank Battalion of the First Armored Division.

He returned to football in 1956 and spent six seasons in the NFL before injuries ended his career. In 1960, he played in the NFL Championship Game under Coach Vince Lombardi.

In 2013, Meilinger talked about how his appreciation grew for Bryant after his playing days at UK.

"During football season and practices, you hated his guts," Meilinger recalled of the coaching legend. "But I'll tell you what, after you graduate, he's the best man you could ever have. If you needed anything, he would give it to you or he would advise you.

"I wanted to go into coaching after I got out of pro ball. I called him, and he says, 'You don't want to do this.' He said, 'Get you another job.' So I enjoyed Coach Bryant. Greatest thing in the world."

He was an analyst for the UK Radio Network for a time back when the majority of the games were not on TV.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 18, 2015, 09:02:51 am
... Rafael Palmeiro

Michael Bonner ‏@MikeBBonner 18h18 hours ago

Former Bulldog great Rafael Palmeiro signs a pro contract to play with his son http://on.thec-l.com/1iSI48h

ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo 21h21 hours ago

50-year-old Rafael Palmeiro signs with independent league Sugar Land (Texas) team to play with son.
Palmeiro: 12th on MLB HR list- 569.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 18, 2015, 03:48:46 pm
... Tony Nathan

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 12h12 hours ago

Read the legend of Tony Nathan: http://ow.ly/S99JO 

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Tony Nathan


Mark Schlabach ‏@Mark_Schlabach Sep 15

My new book "Woodlawn"  released today. "Woodlawn" movie with Sean Astin (Rudy) and Jon Voight hits theaters Oct. 15 http://www.amazon.com/Woodlawn-One-Hope-Dream-Way/dp/1501118064/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442315519&sr=8-1&keywords=woodlawn …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 22, 2015, 03:57:02 pm
... Former Alabama running back Kerry Goode

Matt Zenitz Verified account
‏@mzenitz

Former Alabama running back Kerry Goode announced on Facebook that he has been diagnosed with ALS http://s.al.com/o8M8rgY

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Former Alabama running back Kerry Goode announced on Facebook Tuesday morning that he has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

"I cannot begin to thank you for all of the love you've shown this little boy from Town Creek Alabama," Goode said on Facebook. "If you see me out and about, it's okay to come over and give me a hug. I'm still the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. I'm approaching this like everything else in my life, with the blessing of God and a fight you cannot begin to imagine.

"There is a truth in knowing you are potentially battling something terminal. A truth that changes you so deep down inside that nothing will ever be the same. Your whole world stops on a dime. In the words of Tim McGraw, Some Day I Hope You Get The Chance To Live Like You're Dying. Love is so much sweeter....Life is so much more simple.

"If I could do it all over again, I'd still chose my life. I still have a lot of living, loving and laughing to do. We all need to stand for something, whether it's ALS, Leukemia or some other illness that's searching for a cure. Who knows, the life you save, just might be someone you love or maybe your own."

Goode and his three brothers — Chris, Pierre and Clyde — all played for Alabama. So did their cousin, former star cornerback Antonio Langham.

Goode played for the Tide from 1983-87, finishing his career with 1,350 yards and six touchdowns, 30 catches for 222 yards and a score and a kickoff return for a touchdown.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Goode in the seventh round of the 1988 NFL draft.

The youngest brother, Clyde, passed away in 2012 following a battle with leukemia.

Goode's friend and former Tide teammate Kevin Turner was diagnosed with ALS in 2010.

Goode participated last year in the Ice Bucket Challenge — an initiative promoting ALS awareness — in honor of Turner.

"Last year, when I was participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge for my dear friend and teammate, Kevin Turner," Goode said, "never did I stop to think that the life I was working to save would be my own."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on September 23, 2015, 07:19:58 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 12h12 hours ago

Kerry Goode's career is one of the great "what ifs" in #Alabama football history  http://ow.ly/SxpqD 

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His performance against Boston College in the 1984 season-opener is both among the most incredible — and bittersweet — in Crimson Tide annals.

Goode, then a 19-year-old sophomore, totaled 297 all-purpose yards with three touchdowns, setting an SEC record with 197 kickoff return yards, along with 68 yards rushing and 32 receiving. And he did it all despite playing a little more than two quarters of the Crimson Tide's 38-31 loss to the Doug Flutie-led Eagles.

Goode's season ended with a knee injury in the third quarter that September night at Legion Field in Birmingham. That fateful injury, which cost him most of two seasons and robbed him of much of his otherworldly speed and agility, derailed what might have been among the all-time greatest Crimson Tide careers.

Had he not been injured, it might have been Kerry Goode — and not Bobby Humphrey — who was an All-American running back for the Crimson Tide in 1986. And it might have been Kerry Goode — and not Mark Ingram — who was the first Alabama player to win the Heisman Trophy.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 01, 2015, 05:17:41 pm
... Christine Michael

Brent Zwerneman ‏@BrentZwerneman 2h2 hours ago

Brent Zwerneman Retweeted Brandon George

Five-star Aggie:

Brandon George Verified account
‏@DMN_George

Look for Cowboys RB Christine Michael to be active Sunday for 1st time. He's taking some first-team reps in practice, OC Scott Linehan said.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 06, 2015, 12:27:03 pm
... Trent Richardson

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 15m15 minutes ago

Trent Richardson is among the running backs working out today for the Buffalo Bills, according to reports http://ow.ly/T56sL

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Bills could be in the market for a running back because of injuries. Starter LeSean McCoy is out with a hamstring injury, and rookie Karlos Williams has entered the NFL's concussion protocol.

Buffalo general manager Doug Whaley said the Bills might have to add a running back to the roster before they visit the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

Richardson was released by the Oakland Raiders on Aug. 31 after he ran 15 times for 42 yards, caught three passes for 5 yards and returned a kickoff for 11 yards in the preseason.

Richardson joined the Raiders after being released by the Indianapolis Colts at the end of the 2014 NFL season.

Richardson entered the NFL as the third pick in the 2012 NFL Draft after setting Alabama single-season rushing records with 1,679 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2011 for the Crimson Tide's BCS national championship team.

Richardson ran for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Cleveland Browns as a rookie.

Cleveland traded Richardson to the Colts for a first-round draft pick two games into the 2013 season...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: Inhogswetrust on October 06, 2015, 12:36:56 pm
... Daniel Brooks

Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams 19h19 hours ago

Sympathy to VFL LB Daniel Brooks, 31, killed in a one-car accident in Clinton early Sunday morning. He was working for Army National Guard

Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 18h18 hours ago

Sad news: Former #Vols LB Daniel Brooks died early this morning in a car accident. He was 31: http://bit.ly/1OorxoF 

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Daniel Brooks had growing up to do in college, but he grew up. Then he served his country (Nat’l Guard) and as a cop.

Condolences to his family.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 07, 2015, 03:03:48 pm
... Trent Richardson

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 15m15 minutes ago

Trent Richardson is among the running backs working out today for the Buffalo Bills, according to reports http://ow.ly/T56sL

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 7h7 hours ago

Trent Richardson loses another NFL opportunity to Boom Herron: http://ow.ly/T6fV1 

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Buffalo Bills announced on Tuesday afternoon they had signed free agent running back Dan "Boom" Herron for their NFL roster after working out several players earlier in the day. Former Alabama star Trent Richardson was reportedly one of the running backs looked over by Buffalo before Herron was signed.

In 2014 in Indianapolis, Herron took Richardson's starting spot with three games remaining in the regular season.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 08, 2015, 01:40:25 pm
... Lindy Infante

Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 47m47 minutes ago

"Former Gator player, NFL coach Lindy Infante dies" by @bobmcginn http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/former-packers-coach-lindy-infante-dies-b99592942z1-331279781.html …

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Green Bay – Lindy Infante, the coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1988-’91, died Thursday morning in Florida. He was 75.

LeRoy Butler, one of Infante’s former players, said he was notified of Infante’s death in a phone call from Stephanie Infante, his wife.

According to Butler, the cause of death was pneumonia. Stephanie Infante said her husband fell at home in the last week and suffered four broken ribs.

He was hospitalized, and at that point doctors discovered through X-rays and tests the seriousness of the pneumonia, Butler said.

Stephanie Infante told Butler that her husband died at Northeast Hospice of Florida.

Infante and his wife lived in Crescent Beach, Fla., outside Jacksonville, for about the last 20 years.

Infante was 3rd Team All-SEC in 1962. He suffered two severe injuries during his career: a ruptured lung against the LSU in 1960, and a season-ending broken leg, also against LSU, in 1962.  Infante was an assistant for Florida from 1966-1971.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 09, 2015, 12:29:15 pm
... Tom Goode

MSU Football ‏@HailStateFB 1h1 hour ago

The @msstate community mourns the loss of All-American & @SuperBowl champion Tom Goode, 76 http://www.hailstate.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=16800&ATCLID=210408392 …

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Former Mississippi State football All-American and assistant coach Tom Goode died Thursday at age 76.

Goode, a native of West Point, played for the Bulldogs from 1958-60 after a standout prep career at West Point High School. Establishing himself on the 1957 freshman squad, Goode earned a starting spot at center and linebacker the following season on the varsity team. He went on to back-to-back All-Southeastern Conference years, including a 1960 campaign in which he was named the first Kodak All-American in school history.

Goode played in the Blue-Gray All-Star Classic, Coaches All-America game and the Senior Bowl following his 1960 senior season. He was selected by the Houston Oilers in the second round of the 1961 AFL Draft and chosen by the Detroit Lions in the 17th round of the 1961 NFL Draft...

His final year in Miami of 1969 also became his first Pro Bowl appearance.

Then after battling injuries, he joined the Baltimore Colts in 1970 – his final professional season. What resulted was the most defining play of his career. The Colts faced the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V. With 0:10 remaining and the game tied at 13, Goode’s final career snap equaled a Super Bowl ring. Jim O’Brien successfully converted Goode’s snap with a 32-yard field goal to give the Colts the Super Bowl V victory.

He became the first former MSU player to win a Super Bowl ring and finished his nine-year NFL career with 55 starts and 113 games played.

Goode embarked on a 33-year coaching career after his playing days. He returned to Starkville in 1972 and served three times on the Bulldogs’ staff: offensive line coach (1972-75; 1986-88) and offensive coordinator (1984-85). He also had stints with the Calgary Stampeders, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Alabama. Goode most recently served as athletic director and football coach at East Mississippi Community College from 1991-2003.

Bill Curry's backup at center for the '70 Colts
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 10, 2015, 06:28:03 am
... Jason and Randy of ESPN Classic's Cheap Seats

Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio 21h21 hours ago

"You are the Jared in big pants that we still trust" --- @SklarBrothers on KSR with @JaredLorenzen22

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 11, 2015, 01:03:45 pm
... Briarcrest and Ole Miss alum Greg Hardy

https://twitter.com/NFLonFOX/status/653251076221612032
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2015, 08:40:32 pm
... former Tennessee QB Riley Ferguson

Patrick Brown ‏@patrickbrownTFP  21h21 hours ago
Whatever happened to former Tennessee QB Riley Ferguson? 'I wish I would have stayed.' http://bit.ly/1RP6qeT 

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Nearly two years after walking away from the Tennessee football program, Riley Ferguson sometimes still wears his Big Orange gear around his new athletic home — Coffeyville Community College in Kansas.

"A couple of shirts and pairs of shorts," said Ferguson, the starting quarterback of the nation's top-ranked junior college team. "I still like Tennessee. It was a great place. Looking back, I wish I would have stayed."

Until the final three minutes of last weekend's first half against Georgia, at least a few Vols fans were probably also wondering what would have happened if Ferguson had stuck it out in Knoxville. Especially given his 25 touchdown passes and 2,096 passing yards (with just four interceptions) heading into Saturday night's showdown with another Kansas community college, third-ranked Butler.

With UT down 24-3 to Georgia, those stats probably looked really good to those growing restless with junior quarterback Josh Dobbs...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 20, 2015, 08:19:05 am
... Dhaquille Williams

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 15h15 hours ago

Former Tiger Duke Williams continues to encourage his ex-teammates: http://ow.ly/TB6GH 

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"I haven't talked to him since that day," Lashlee said. "He was one of their teammates and they love him. I know he's pulling for them."

Auburn freshman Kerryon Johnson was among Williams' most vocal defenders following the Kentucky game.

"Duke's not that kind of guy — he's not a cancer to the team," Johnson said. "He's none of the things that people try to say. He's a kid. We all are. We all make mistakes, he made his, but he owns up to it. He realizes it and he still wishes that he's here. He still sends us messages from time to time — 'keep it up.' He loves this team just like I do, just like anybody else does.

"He knows he missed out on an opportunity. We know we just have to keep it going, but we know that, hey, if we ever need him, he's there. He's part of our family too."

Williams apologized to Auburn in an Instagram post last week for making "mistake after mistake."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 20, 2015, 11:02:27 am
... Tyrone Young

Keith Niebuhr ‏@Keith247Sports 15h15 hours ago

Just saw former Ocala Forest #Gators & #Saints WR Tyrone Young died of cancer last wk. Ty in the Sky will be missed.

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http://www.gainesville.com/article/20151016/articles/151019771

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He went to Florida, played quarterback for a year and then was switched to wide receiver.

The player his teammates called “Big Slim” had his breakout game against Georgia in 1980 with 10 catches for 183 yards. His 10 catches are eighth all-time for a single game at UF and the 183 yards are tied for 13th in Florida history.

Young contracted multiple Myeloma cancer, which affects the blood and bones, in 2004. Eventually, the cancer enlarged his heart and it finally stopped beating, according to his sister.

In 2011, Young gave an interview with The Sun in which he talked about fighting back against the disease. But he also knew his fate.

“This cancer is not a remission cancer,” he said then. “It's never going away. I realize it's going to take me out. But it's not today and not tomorrow and not for a few years.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: DeltaBoy on October 20, 2015, 12:36:35 pm
... Tony Nathan

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 12h12 hours ago

Read the legend of Tony Nathan: http://ow.ly/S99JO 

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Tony Nathan


One of Bears Boys .
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 22, 2015, 12:46:02 pm
... DeCori Birmingham

WholeHogSports ‏@wholehogsports 20h20 hours ago

Once considered a hero on the football field, DeCori Birmingham has found real hero status as a Texas State Trooper http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2015/oct/21/birmingham-finds-hero-status-after-football/ …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2015, 08:38:09 am
... Greg Hardy

https://twitter.com/WillBrinson/status/658494260820496384

Mike Loyko ‏@NEPD_Loyko 12h12 hours ago

I don't care if Greg Hardy got 5 sacks a game. If I were a GM i wouldn't touch him with a 10-foot pole. A truly terrible human.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 29, 2015, 05:35:18 pm
https://twitter.com/GOODasGOLDman/status/659818582696697856

Matt Zenitz ‏@mzenitz 3h3 hours ago

10 years later and 11 surgeries later, Tyrone Prothro's leg 'as good as it's going to get' http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2015/10/10_years_later_and_11_surgerie.html …

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on October 31, 2015, 08:13:55 pm
... Reche Caldwell

TAMPA — Former NFL wide receiver Donald Reche Caldwell was sentenced Friday to 27 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to a drug charge. (http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/bucs/reche-caldwell-sentenced-to-27-months/2215870)

SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 31m31 minutes ago

Laquon Treadwell is the 1st SEC player with 4 straight games with 100 rec yds and a TD since Reche Caldwell (2001).
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 02, 2015, 04:15:13 pm
Michael Bonner ‏@MikeBBonner 2h2 hours ago

On the five-year anniversary of Nick Bell's death, Dan Mullen said it was his most difficult time as a coach.  http://on.thec-l.com/1Nmfs3l

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STARKVILLE -- Monday marked the five-year anniversary of the most difficult time in Dan Mullen's tenure at Mississippi State.The situation came outside the lines of play and affected his Bulldog family.

Nick Bell, a sophomore defensive end, was diagnosed with cancer in the fall of 2010 and died on Nov. 2.

"I know for me as a coach, I hope I never have to deal with anything that hard in my career again," Mullen said on Monday. "I don't think I've ever had to deal with anything close to that as a football coach, when you lose a family member like that. It's just a devastating thing.

"Any time you play with somebody within your program and you lose a teammate, I think it's really hard on the young guys," Mullen said. "It's something you always remember and is always going to stick with you when you lose a family member way too soon in life."

Various Mississippi State's players wore his No. 36 for the rest of the 2010 season. The school signified the 36-yard line during home games too...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 03, 2015, 02:37:16 pm
... AJ Green

SEC Sports ‏@SEC 4h4 hours ago

Former @FootballUGA great @ajgreen_18 is creating two new scholarships at @universityofga.
http://www.secsports.com/article/14043930/former-uga-great-aj-green-endow-scholarships-uga …

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Green and his wife Miranda have announced the endowment of two scholarships at his alma mater: The A.J. Green Family Football Scholarship, intended to provide support for a student-athlete on the UGA football team, and the A.J. Green Family Scholarships, earmarked to support two need-based UGA students, with first preference going to students from Green's home state of South Carolina.

The Greens will be honored for their contribution at an on-field recognition at the Georgia-Kentucky game on Nov. 7.

The Greens have stipulated that the recipient of their football scholarship represent UGA ''in an outstanding manner in the classroom as an honor student, on the playing field, in the community, and who also demonstrates a commitment to the University and its football program.''

''I'm very excited and very thankful that we were in the position to give back to the University of Georgia,'' Green said. ''My time at UGA is still close to my heart. It was definitely important for me to give back while I'm still playing professionally and I'm fortunate that we are able to do that.''

The latter scholarship also holds a special place in A.J. Green's heart. He was inspired as a middle schooler by his football and basketball coach in his hometown of Summerville, Louis Mulkey, who died in 2007 while performing his day job as a Charleston firefighter.

''His big thing was helping kids realize their full potential,'' Green said. ''He pushed me every day to become the best I could be, on and off the field. By giving back, and having the opportunity to pay the way for somebody who otherwise couldn't, is a great way for me to help them realize their potential. That was very important to me.''

A native of Summerville, S.C., Green earned All-SEC honors in each year he played at Georgia (2008-10). He ranks second in career TD catches (23), third in career receptions (166) and receiving yards (2,619), all despite playing just three seasons. A freshman All-American in 2008, Green was regarded as one of the nation's top wide receivers in both 2009 and 2010, when he was a Biletnikoff Award finalist each year. He was the Bulldogs' Offensive MVP as a sophomore in '09 and the team's overall MVP after the following season.

''We are deeply appreciative of A.J. and his wife Miranda for this wonderful gift,'' said Georgia head football coach Mark Richt. ''With this gift, they are creating a tremendous legacy -- of giving back and helping the next young person fulfill his or her dreams. Their generosity will endure for years to come.

''A.J. continues to be a great ambassador for Georgia. We see him on Sundays in the NFL with tremendous pride, knowing that he's still a big part of our UGA family. He's now in position to serve as a role model for all of our players from the present, past and future.''

Taken fourth overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2010 NFL Draft, Green has become one of the league's elite wide receivers. He's already earned All-Pro honors twice (2012-13) and has played in the Pro Bowl all four years in which he was eligible. He has become the first player in Cincinnati franchise history to reach the 1,000-yard receiving milestone in each of his first four seasons.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2015, 01:19:34 pm
... Eric Berry

Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 19h19 hours ago

Former Tennessee star Eric Berry to be honored as “Vol For Life” http://trib.al/m9yKLR2

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Kansas City Chiefs’ safety Eric Berry will be honored as a “Vol For Life Legend of the Game” on Saturday.

Berry, who played for Tennessee from 2007-09, started all 39 games he played with the Vols. He was a unanimous All-American selection in his final two seasons. He also won the Jim Thorpe Award as the best defensive back in the nation.

Berry’s brothers, Evan and Elliot, are twins and currently play for Tennessee. Evan Berry leads the nation in yards per kickoff return. Elliot Berry is a backup linebacker.


... Eric Berry

GoVolsXtra ‏@GoVolsXtra Jul 29

.@KCChiefs' Eric Berry cleared to practice today, 8 months after cancer diagnosis http://bit.ly/1VMEI5Y  #BerryStrong

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Jeff Rosen@jeff_rosen88

Having beaten cancer, writes @mellinger, there’s no telling what #Chiefs' Berry can do now. http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article29498461.html …

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 07, 2015, 06:27:34 am
... Keith Joseph

Michael Bonner ‏@MikeBBonner 7h7 hours ago

Good read here from June by @CourtneyRCronin on Keith Joseph Jr. following in his father's footsteps to MSU http://on.thec-l.com/1irHj4w

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Pascagoula defensive end Keith Joseph, Jr. has long been pegged as a Mississippi State commitment years before his own recruitment took off.

His father, Keith Joseph, Sr., was a defensive end for the Bulldogs in the early 1990s. The two built a bond around football and now, around a school and campus that, for both of them, feels like home.

"Me and my dad had talked about it before and I just woke up this morning, went to football practice at the beach and told my dad I'm ready," Joseph said. "He said, 'let's make the phone call.' ..."

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect admits that his father was a major reason he decided to commit to Mississippi State and often relies on him for advice when it comes to football, given he played the same position his son is playing now.

"It was a big factor," Joseph said. "He's been through everything I'm going through now. He's played a big roll in my recruiting process, all of my skills. He really helped me find my way."

Michael Bonner ‏@MikeBBonner 8h8 hours ago

MSU football player Keith Joseph Jr. and his father, who also played for MSU, killed in car wreck http://on.thec-l.com/1NyrjeI

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“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the tragic loss of Keith Jr. and his father,” coach Dan Mullen said in a release. “Keith had such a promising future as a Bulldog following in the legacy started by Keith Sr., who played for our program 25 years ago. Keith was a great student, a hard worker and a great teammate to all of us. With heavy hearts, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Joseph family, our entire Mississippi State community and all of the lives these Bulldogs touched.”

The father and son were en-route to a Pascagoula High School football game.

“He had a way about him,” said Pascagoula High School coach Lewis Sims, who coached Joseph Jr. “He had that confidence about him. You knew you could count on him."

Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin knew both Joseph Sr. and Joseph Jr.

“Words can’t express the sorrow we feel by having lost not one, but two members of the Bulldog family, father and son,”  Stricklin said in a release. “I was a classmate of Keith Sr., and took pride in having Keith Jr. follow in his dad’s footsteps at MSU. They will both be missed greatly. It’s such a tragic reminder that life is a precious and every day is a gift from God.”

 MSU Football ‏@HailStateFB 8h8 hours ago

Tonight, our Bulldog family mourns the loss of our own Keith Joseph Jr. & Keith Joseph Sr. http://www.hailstate.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=16800&ATCLID=210477841 …

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 11, 2015, 06:52:43 am
... Sean Tuohy, SEC's all-time assist leader

AL.com ‏@aldotcom 6h6 hours ago

Sean Tuohy shares message with Mobile non-profit http://dlvr.it/CjQsdg 

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama is an organization that knows all about the profound impact small gestures can have on people.

The events that stemmed from the Tuohy's encounter with Oher lead to adoption, an Ole Miss football career, a Super Bowl and the 2009 film "The Blind Side". However, he maintains that one of the greatest rewards from his life with Oher is simply the spirit of giving. Tuohy points to one comment from his son, Michael, that made him proud to have listened to his wife, as they drove down the road.

"I was hoping somebody would help me."

"All we did was give him a house and some hope. He became the person he was supposed to be," Tuohy said, "That's what you've got to do when you go out to these schools. Give these kids hope."

In his book, Oher noted that he had spent the night at several homes before finally landing with the Touhy family.  Hugh Freeze was one.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 11, 2015, 07:02:19 am
 ... Jacob Tamme, former UK TE

Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio 11h11 hours ago

Read this ESPN article on Jacob Tamme and his work with disabled vets http://bit.ly/1PAWciE

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So far, Tamme has raised $500,000 to help build the homes. Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb, 1999 first overall pick quarterback Tim Couch and Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson, the guy who picked off a tipped pass to Tamme in the end zone during Week 7, have all participated.

Tamme: “I feel like we owe them our service when they get back.”

Tamme was recently named Week 8 NFLPA Community MVP for his work with “Swings For Soldiers” and “Homes For Our Troops.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 11, 2015, 07:05:30 am
... Kevin Galloway

Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio 21h21 hours ago

Today in Billy Gillispie Was Insane news…. http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/today-in-billy-gillispie-was-insane-news/ …

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Kevin Galloway, formerly of the Billy Gillispie era of Kentucky basketball, shared an interesting story on his Instagram and Facebook accounts yesterday. Galloway posted a picture of his son for his son’s seventh birthday, with the caption:

    I remember when I left Kentucky during the season to be there the day you were born coach said I would be in the dog house if I left… long story short I was there for you the day you was born and I will always be there for you!!!! Nothing and I mean nothing is more important to me than you… I love you son happy 7th birthday

So, you’re telling me Billy Gillispie wouldn’t let Galloway be there for the birth of his son?

If his son was born on November 9, 2008, Kentucky had five days before its next game. Then again, maybe Gillispie was on to something because that next game was VMI. Kentucky lost, 103-111.

Still, good for Galloway and Happy Birthday to his little man.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: DeltaBoy on November 11, 2015, 09:43:40 am
... DeCori Birmingham

WholeHogSports ‏@wholehogsports 20h20 hours ago

Once considered a hero on the football field, DeCori Birmingham has found real hero status as a Texas State Trooper http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2015/oct/21/birmingham-finds-hero-status-after-football/ …

Good for Him.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: DeltaBoy on November 11, 2015, 09:44:57 am
https://twitter.com/GOODasGOLDman/status/659818582696697856

Matt Zenitz ‏@mzenitz 3h3 hours ago

10 years later and 11 surgeries later, Tyrone Prothro's leg 'as good as it's going to get' http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2015/10/10_years_later_and_11_surgerie.html …



He is a what might have been player if he had not got hurt so bad in College
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 13, 2015, 02:40:23 pm
... Former LSU D-lineman Ego Ferguson

Jeff Dickerson@DickersonESPN

#Bears DE Ego Ferguson has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2015, 04:11:48 pm
... Tim Bailey

https://twitter.com/HailStateFB/status/665636962481541120
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2015, 04:08:51 pm
... Billy Gillispie

Corbett Smith ‏@corbettsmithDMN 7h7 hours ago

Great Sunday read: @townbrad on ex-A&M coach Billy Gillispie, coming back  home to W. Texas http://d-news.co/UDd3L 

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RANGER -- On this rainy Friday night, in a speck-on-the-map town between Fort Worth and Abilene, Billy Clyde Gillispie coached his first college basketball game since March 7, 2012.

Roughly 100 fans and exactly one sportswriter witnessed it.

For $5, which included entry to the women's game, they saw intense-as-ever Gillispie prod and strategize Ranger College to a 27-point victory over Cedar Valley College.

Without context, this snapshot would seem to be of a once star coach's crash-landing. From making $2.7 million annually at Kentucky to $108,000 as a community college coach and athletic director. From 23,000 fans and pyrotechnics at his first Kentucky practice eight Octobers ago to, well, this.

But to Gillispie, 56, this high school-size gym on this tattered 90-year-old campus in this shrinking 2,454-citizen town is not a life or career thud.

It's home.

This is where he played basketball and baseball from 1978 to 1980, 50 miles southwest of his hometown of Graford, population 494...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2015, 07:04:40 pm
... Demarcus Cousins

Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio 2h2 hours ago

Demarcus Cousins is paying for a funeral of a high school football player http://bit.ly/1X13NIa 

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Cousins is going to pay for the funeral of Jaulon Clavo, a senior football player at Grant Union High School in Sacramento.

Clavo was 16 years old and was driving four other players when he was reportedly shot in the neck. Cousins has been seen attending Grant Union football games and has donated to the school in the past.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 20, 2015, 01:03:12 pm
... Alec Ogletree

Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 1h1 hour ago

Former UGA LB Alec Ogletree gives 500 turkeys to families for Thanksgiving http://trib.al/0t2oxKk

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Former UGA star Alec Ogletree, now a standout linebacker with the St. Louis Rams, returned to his hometown of Newnan, Ga., with a selfless goal in mind.

Alec ogletree ‏@B_easy_uga9 22h22 hours ago

Today is the day of my second annual turkey drive, feeding 500 families for at least one day!!! It is a blessing to be able to help others!!

Chris R. Dennis ‏@chrisrdennis 20h20 hours ago

Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway courtesy of @b_easy_uga9 500 Turkey's and groceries handed out #MissionAccomplished

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2015, 10:22:01 am
... Doron Lamb

Tyler Thompson ‏@MrsTylerKSR Nov 25

Doron Lamb signs with a pro team in Montenegro. Who up, Podgorica??? http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/doron-lamb-signs-with-pro-team-in-montenegro/ …

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According to Sportando, Lamb has signed with KK Buducnost Voli, a professional team in Podgorica, Montenegro.

Also on Buducnost? Former St. John’s star Omar Cook.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2015, 04:12:44 pm
... Bart Starr

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports  5h5 hours ago
If you like emotional moments in sports, watch the return of Bart Starr to Lambeau Field for Brett Favre ceremony: http://ow.ly/V98BX

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Bart Starr made a triumphant return to Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., on a rainy Thursday night, pushing through more than a year of health concerns to make an appearance before adoring Packers fans.

At a halftime ceremony during their NFL game against the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving night, the Packers added the name and number of Brett Favre to their ring of honor on the façade of Lambeau Field, which already features the No. 15 of Starr.

Starr, 81, has been working in rehabilitation in hopes of returning to Green Bay for the event since suffering two strokes, a heart attack and multiple seizures in September 2014. He hit a setback in late August when a life-threatening viral bronchial infection struck him.
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Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2015, 09:57:51 am
... Tiffin

https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/670399420014452740

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Scarblog: Imagine your first Iron Bowl as Bo Jackson's last, the lead changing hands for the fourth time in the fourth quarter on the final play while half of Legion Field deflates into stunned, dejected silence while the other half detonates in an explosion of crimson joy.

Imagine how lucky you'd be to get introduced to the greatest rivalry in the country at the height of its unparalleled powers.

Alf Van Hoose, longtime Birmingham News sports editor, called it "Legion Field's greatest game," and no one would know better.

Alabama 25, Auburn 23 on Nov. 30, 1985...

"The most fabulous fourth quarter I've ever seen in my life"

For three quarters, it was your typical battle of rock 'em, sock 'em robots. Mike Shula quarterbacked Alabama to a 13-0 lead. Pat Washington brought Auburn back to a manageable 16-10 hole at the half. No one scored in the third quarter.

What followed was an unparalleled 15 minutes of high-stakes, high-performance football between two rivals who absolutely refused to yield. Frank Broyles, the iconic former Arkansas coach doing the analysis for ABC's broadcast of the game, called it "the most fabulous fourth quarter I've ever seen in my life."

The try would come from 52 yards, the same distance Van Tiffin had missed from earlier in the game, but the most accomplished kicker in Alabama history had made three others. He had one more left in him.

The scene was a blur from there. Auburn cornerback Kevin Porter jumped the snap from the outside and threw himself toward Tiffin's launch point. Porter missed. Tiffin didn't...

Van holds a degree in Public Relations from the University of Alabama where he was a place kicker on the Crimson Tide football team.

He now serves Tiffin Motor Homes by managing product development, including research, design, prototype development, promotion and advertising — all key elements in motorhome sales (http://www.tiffinmotorhomes.com/about/generations)

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2015, 12:15:30 pm
... Mike Kolen

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 27m27 minutes ago

.@ExcitableBob looks at former Auburn star Mike Kolen's run with the perfect Miami Dolphins: http://ow.ly/VuIPK 

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As an All-SEC linebacker for the Auburn Tigers in the late 1960s, Mike Kolen -- who was as hard-hitting on the field as he was mild-manner off it -- earned one of greatest nicknames in college football, "Captain Crunch."

And three years after his final season at Auburn, "Captain Crunch" was a starting linebacker on one of the greatest teams in professional football, the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the first (and still the only) team in NFL history to finish with a perfect 17-0 record.

67-year-old Kolen, a risk management specialist and motivational speaker who lives in Vestavia Hills, has written a book about that perfect season, "The Greatest Team: A Playbook for Champions," which he will be signing on Wednesday, Dec . 9, at 4 p.m. at the Alabama Booksmith in Homewood.

The book, which is also available at www.playbookforchampions.com, includes an introduction by former Dolphins coach Don Shula and anecdotes from many of Kolen's Miami teammates, including Nick Buoniconti, Manny Fernandez, Bob Griese, Jim Langer, Mercury Morris, Jake Scott and Paul Warfield.

"TEAM," in Kolen's vocabulary, is also a four-letter acronym that stands for Trust, Enthusiasm, Attitude and Motivation -- a concept that he has shared at thousands of inspirational speeches to businesses, churches and civic groups over the past 40 years.

Before playing for Ralph "Shug" Jordan at Auburn from 1967 to 1969, Kolen played at the old Berry High School in Hoover. After eight seasons with the Dolphins – including two Super Bowl championships – he retired from the NFL in 1977 and moved back to Alabama, where he started out in the real-estate business. He was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2015, 12:28:06 pm
... Urkel

https://twitter.com/TMZ/status/672798530352734212
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 05, 2015, 09:28:40 am
... K.C. Ross-Miller

Tim Miller's son was committed to BCG at UK, signed by LSU and finished at Auburn.

Surrey Scorchers ‏@surreyscorchers Nov 26

BREAKING: Scorchers welcome new US point guard K.C. Ross-Miller @KCRossMiller12 http://bit.ly/1kVmGR5  #theBBL

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6'0", 24-year-old American point guard arrives to bring crucial experience to Scorchers backcourt after a season with the Auburn Tigers at Auburn University.

Last season saw Ross-Miller average 7.1 points per game, with 83 assists and an average of 2.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals.

Speaking on his arrival at Surrey Sports Park, Scorchers new number 10, Ross-Miller, said: "I'm excited about this opportunity. I'm ready and prepared to come here and help the team and do what it takes to win. That's what's really important to me - winning and having fun!"

Scorchers Coach Creon Raftopoulos said, "I'm really excited to have KC join us. Everybody knows Elvisi has been doing a good job at the point guard position but we've been pretty thin there. KC is a natural point guard who can lead us and is also capable of getting some points where we need them.

"I'm delighted to get him here. He's somebody I looked at towards the beginning of the season and to finally have him with us is going to be a treat for Scorchers fans."

Ross-Miller was rated a three-star prospect out of God's Academy in Dallas, Texas in 2010. He committed to Kentucky, signed with LSU and was declared academically ineligible in the summer of 2010. He played at New Orleans during his freshman season in college and averaged 9.2 points and 3.2 assists before his arrival at New Mexico State, where he played two seasons averaging 8.3 points in 30 games with 104 total assists (3.5apg).

After landing in the UK today, Ross-Miller remains a doubt for a start against London Lions this Saturday but could feature...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 08, 2015, 01:30:24 pm
... Billy Gillispie

Adam Zagoria ‏@AdamZagoria 2h2 hours ago

Billy Gillispie's previously unbeaten Ranger College team forfeits four games
http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/collegesports/2015/12/03/billy-gillispies-ranger-college-team-forfeits-four-games-due-transfer-players-incomplete-paperwork …

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Two weeks ago, we told you about Billy Gillispie's return to college basketball (http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/collegesheadlines/2015/11/13/former-kentucky-texas-coach-billy-gillispie-ranger-pretty-much-everything) -- at his alma mater, Ranger College, where 56-year-old Gillispie is head basketball coach and athletic director.

This week, Ranger debuted in the National Junior College Athletic Association national rankings at No. 16, with a 9-0 record.

On Wednesday, however, Ranger College's web site showed that Gillispie's Rangers suddenly had fallen to 5-4 -- because of forfeits in each of their first four games.

Tommy Wells, Ranger's public information officer and sports information director, said Thursday that the forfeits are due to a paperwork issue. A Ranger player had originally signed a Letter of Intent to play at a community college in another state. That player, according to Wells, never enrolled at the out of state school, and instead came to Ranger.  According to Wells, the paperwork from the other school releasing the player from his letter of intent turned out to incomplete. The issue wasn't discovered until the player had participated in Ranger's first four games.

The issue has been resolved and the player is now eligible, Wells said, but Ranger's games against Cedar Valley College, the Texas Riders, Western Texas College and San Jacinto College, had to be forfeited.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 10, 2015, 08:12:59 am
... Mark Ingram

Rand Getlin Verified account
‏@Rand_Getlin

I'm told #Saints RB Mark Ingram is dealing with a serious shoulder injury. There is some fear it could be season ending.

10:29 AM - 9 Dec 2015
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2015, 10:50:52 pm
... Former Florida DT Jay-nard Bostwick

Treasure Coast News@TreasureCstNews

Police: Two arrested in connection to car burglary: Two men were arrested Thursday by Port St. Lucie Police in an… http://dlvr.it/CzDGSm
2:13 PM - 10 Dec 2015

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Two men were arrested Thursday by Port St. Lucie Police in an area that has been hit with recent car burglaries.

Jaynard Steven Bostwick, 21, and Mbombo Dikanda, 22, were brought in after an officer said he witnessed them burglarizing a car on Southwest Alexandria Avenue, police said.

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 14, 2015, 02:17:25 pm
... Marcus Lattimore

Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 3h3 hours ago

Former Gamecocks RB gives back to South Carolina flood victims http://trib.al/Jv7PuIy

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Whether former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore joins Will Muschamp’s coaching staff remains a question.

However, Lattimore remaining a part of the South Carolina area most certainly is not.

Lattimore and his family spent Sunday providing a shopping spree to the children that were affected by the flooding in the Columbia, S.C. area earlier this year.

Gamecocks great told FoxCarolina.com’s Josh Roberson that he wanted to make sure those children impacted by the disaster could still celebrate Christmas.

“I just wanted to bring awareness to what’s really going on in Georgetown County,” Lattimore said. “It’s one thing that’s just dear to my heart because my family we’re always together. We always do things together, and this is one thing that we can bond over.

“It’s still amazing to me, the impact that I do have. It’s something that I don’t take lightly at all. I don’t take it for granted, and every opportunity I have to meet a kid that looks up to me in any kind of way, I’m going to take that opportunity because I know it’s going to help them.”

Lattimore dished out Wal-Mart gift cards to 25 children to purchase anything in the store, according to Roberson...
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2015, 08:10:46 pm
... Tee Martin

Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 7h7 hours ago

#USC wide receivers coach Tee Martin has been promoted to offensive coordinator.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 19, 2015, 06:20:01 pm
... Tony Hughes

Antonio Morales ‏@AntonioCMorales Dec 14

Tony Hughes said championships are expected at Jackson State. Now he's in charge of trying to bring some back to JSU http://on.thec-l.com/1YeW9u4

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Tony Hughes said championships aren't thought of at Jackson State, it's more like they're expected.

After dipping well below championship levels as a football program the past two seasons the Tigers have tasked Hughes, who had been serving as the assistant head coach, safeties coach and recruiting coordinator at Mississippi State, with bringing Jackson State back to those heights.

JSU announced Hughes as its head football coach at an on-campus news conference on Monday.

“It is indeed an honor for me to come to be the head football coach at Jackson State University. The reason I chose to come is because of the great tradition in football that this university represents," Hughes said. "This is a program with a lot of pride and a lot of tradition. What we've come to do is we come to rekindle that pride and that tradition and put Jackson State University football back in the place where it belongs,and that's at the top."

Hughes, 56, has been an assistant throughout his 31-year coaching career.

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen praised Hughes as a coach and a person.

"Tony is fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a head coach, and I am very proud of him," Mullen said in a statement. "He has been a loyal assistant and a tireless recruiter. He's done a tremendous job in helping elevate our program in our seven years here. Jackson State is not only getting an excellent head coach, but a great person and family man."

Rivals.com named Hughes one of the country’s top 25 recruiters earlier this year after the Bulldogs signed five of the state’s top six players. Hughes’ recruiting prowess figures to be a major bonus for Jackson State.

Hughes said the recruiting base will be the state of Mississippi and the Jackson area.

"I believe that there’s enough players in the state of Mississippi, if we recruit right and evaluate, there’s enough players that every year we field a great football team," Hughes said.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 21, 2015, 07:40:25 am
... Odell Beckham Jr.

Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 16h16 hours ago

Former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. feuds with elite cornerback Josh Norman during epic NFL game http://trib.al/kqA8BRd

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Former LSU and current New York Giants wideout Odell Beckham Jr. staged a prize fight with Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman during Sunday’s game.

Beckham had struggled to get much going early while matching up primarily against Norman. Beckham eventually caught the game-tying touchdown pass as the Giants rallied from a 28-point deficit, but Norman got the last laugh as the Panthers won 38-35 with a game-winning field goal.

He's an undercover IT support person in a current FatheadR commercial.


 Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 24m24 minutes ago Farragut, TN

Don't mind @OBJ_3's passion. Part of the game. But to ear-hole a guy with a running start (head to head) at the end of a play is cowardly.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 23, 2015, 01:50:19 pm
... Eric Berry

Former Vol, Eric Berry, lands in Pro Bowl one year after beating cancer (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/former-vol-eric-berry-lands-in-pro-bowl-one-year-after-beating-cancer)

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Berry was a two-time consensus All-American at Tennessee in 2008 and 2009. He won the Jim Thorpe Award in 2009 as the nation’s top defensive back and then decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2009 NFL Draft. Berry was selected with the No. 5 pick overall by Kansas City.

Berry is Kansas City’s nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which is awarded annually to recognize an NFL player for his excellence on and off the field. Berry has received widespread acclaim for his work with the Eric Berry Foundation, which provides play areas and athletic fields for children.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 23, 2015, 02:56:24 pm
... former Bama QB Phillip Ely

Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 23h23 hours ago

Toledo QB Phillip Ely’s NCAA appeal for 6th year denied source close to Ely told @ESPN. Ely’s finale [last] night vs. Temple in @MarmotBocaBowl
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 24, 2015, 10:23:30 am
... Uga IX

Athens Banner-Herald
‏@onlineathens

Retired #UGA Bulldogs mascot Uga IX buried http://bit.ly/1YBe4vj 

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Uga IX, better known as Russ, was in Athens for the first time since 2014 to be at the introduction of his grandson, Que, as Uga X.

The Seiler family — who have owned the mascots since 1956 — was joined in their suite by writers from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a reporter from the Athens Banner-Herald and even an ESPN film crew.

“We’ve had people in and out of this place all day,” Seiler said Nov. 21. “All anyone wants to talk about are the dogs.”

The mood was far different at the Georgia Center on Tuesday morning.

One month after his final trot at Sanford Stadium, the 11-year-old died Monday morning at the farm where he was born. A day later, he was laid to rest beside eight predecessors, who established the foundation for Russ’ legacy.

“He was a great one,” Seiler said to Russ’ breeder, Becky Perry, prior to the 11:30 a.m. burial.

“The best,” Perry responded. “Russ was the best.”

Russ’ path to becoming Uga IX was unlike any who came before him.

He served as interim mascot for 25 games after Uga VII and Uga VIII passed away. He then served for two wins at the beginning of the 2012 season before being officially promoted to Uga IX. Russ was unique in that he was coated with brown spots – straying from the all-white English bulldogs that the Seilers are known for.

From 2009 to 2014, Russ compiled an overall record of 44-19.

“Most people don’t know this, but Russ was nearly blind in his right eye,” said Charles Seiler, Sonny’s son, at Tuesday’s funeral service. “He had trouble walking in a straight line. … I can’t tell you how many times I got tripped up when I wasn’t paying attention.”

For the Seiler family, Russ’ legacy goes well beyond his 63 games as Uga IX. Russ was the final mascot of Cecelia Seiler, Sonny’s wife, who died in the summer of 2014. He was also the first bulldog pet for Cecil Seiler, Charles’ son.

“The thing I’ll remember most,” said Charles, before pausing, “was how much people loved him. Everyone loved Russ.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 28, 2015, 07:46:27 am
... Y.A. Tittle

Glenn Guilbeau ‏@LSUBeatTweet 22h22 hours ago

Among the best of  "The Best American Sports Writing 2015" - Seth Wickersham's piece on former Tiger Y.A. Tittle:

http://es.pn/1Ix09or

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It hangs in a silver frame at his home in Atherton, California, not with the prominence befitting one of the most iconic pictures in sports history but lost among many mementos from a Hall of Fame career. The picture is now 50 years old, and Tittle is now 87. He does not remember much anymore, but that photo is seared in his mind. "The blood picture," he calls it. He hates it.

On a December morning, he's sitting in his usual spot on his couch, flipping through a photo album. His breathing is labored. There is fluid in his lungs. Waistline aside, Tittle doesn't look much different now than he did in his playing days: bald head, high cheekbones, blue eyes that glow from deep sockets, ears that have yet to be grown into. His skin is raw and flaky, and when he scratches a patch on his head, a familiar line of blood sometimes trickles down. He shares his large house with his full-time helper, a saint of a woman named Anna. His daughter, Dianne de Laet, sits nearest him, leaning in as he touches each yellowed picture.

"That's at Marshall High School!" Y.A. says, pointing to a shot of himself in a football uniform worn long ago, long sleeves and a leather helmet. That takes Y.A. back to his tiny hometown of Marshall, Texas, near the Louisiana border. Friday nights in the town square, where "I'd neck with a girl, if I was lucky." Brown pig sandwiches at Neely's barbecue. And football, always football. In 1943, he says, Marshall High traveled 200 miles to play Waco, ranked second in the state. The Mavericks pulled off the upset, and on the couch he recites the beginning of the newspaper story: "From the piney woods of East Texas came the challenging roar of the Marshall Mavericks, led by a tall, lanky redhead with a magical name: Yelberton Abraham Tittle."

He is slightly embarrassed as he utters his full name. As a teenager he reduced it to initials, and it later became legend. Remembering his Texas days seems to bring a youthful spirit out of him, which is why Dianne gave him this album today. But then he flips to a photo of himself during his college days at Louisiana State, and something slips. "Where did you get these pictures?" he says to Dianne. "I haven't seen them."

She knows that he has seen these pictures many times, of course...

Dianne hits the brakes. "Dad, I have to get out." She jumps from the SUV, past men sitting on their cars and drinking out of brown paper bags, past rusted gates with broken locks, up concrete stairs blanketed in shattered glass, and looks out onto a shaggy field that she's never seen before. "Wow," she says.

She takes off her shoes. She needs to run. She owes her life to this field. It wasn't where her parents first made eyes -- that was in the town square -- but it's where they fell in love. Before he graduated from high school, Y.A. gave Minnette a bracelet with their initials in hearts. He left for LSU, she for the University of Arkansas, putting their relationship on hold. As a senior, Y.A. was asked by a reporter what he planned to do after graduating. "Marry my high school sweetheart and play professional football," he said. Minnette's boyfriend at the time was not amused. Months later, she and Y.A. were married...

Two blocks later, Y.A. says, "Did we go by the old Marshall Mavericks High School?"
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on December 31, 2015, 07:05:06 am
... Doug Atkins

Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 19h19 hours ago

Former #Vols star Doug Atkins passed away in Knox. The College, Pro Hall of Famer was 85: http://bit.ly/1VpNghq 

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College and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman Doug Atkins, a former star at the University of Tennessee, passed away Wednesday in Knoxville, someone close to the Atkins family told GoVols247. He was 85.

The 6-foot-8 Atkins, a native of Humboldt, Tenn., initially came to Tennessee on a basketball scholarship but was recruited to the football team after legendary coach Robert Neyland saw his size and agility on the court.

Atkins is widely renowned as one of the greatest players in SEC history and is commonly credited with revolutionizing the defensive line position. He was the only unanimous selection to the SEC’s All Quarter-Century team (1950-75) and was named “Player of the Quarter-Century.”

The West Tennessee native was just as dominant at the NFL level, as well. He was named to the Pro Bowl eight times as a starter in his 17-year career and was the 1958 Pro Bowl MVP.

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 04, 2016, 06:51:46 pm
... Kodi Burns

Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello 3h3 hours ago

Report: Auburn fan favorite Kodi Burns to coach at Arizona State http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2016/01/report_auburn_fan_favorite_kodi_burns_to_arizona_state.html …
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 05, 2016, 07:42:48 am
Former Ole Miss offensive coordinator Jim “Red” Parker died Monday morning, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Parker, who is best known for four years as the Clemson head coach, was the Ole Miss offensive coordinator under former Rebels coach Billy Brewer from 1988-91. Parker, 82, died of complications from heart disease... (https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/former-ole-miss-oc-jimmy-red-parker-dies)

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In October, Parker resigned his job as head coach of Benton Harmony Grove after six seasons.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 05, 2016, 08:50:06 pm
... George MacIntyre

tnsports ‏@tnsports 2h2 hours ago

JUST IN: Ex-Vanderbilt coach George MacIntyre dies: http://tnne.ws/1VGHKqW 

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Former Vanderbilt football coach George MacIntyre, the 1982 national coach of the year, died Tuesday at age 76, his son, Matt said.

MacIntyre was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis more than 20 years ago, and his condition worsened over the past few years. No funeral arrangements have been announced yet.

MacIntyre was a Vanderbilt assistant in 1973-74 and later returned to serve as head coach from 1979-85, leading the Commodores to an 8-4 record and Hall of Fame Classic appearance in 1982. He earned the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year award and SEC Coach of the Year honor in that same season.

His son, Mike MacIntyre, is the current head coach at Colorado. He played for his father at Vanderbilt before transferring to Georgia Tech. George's other son, Matt, played at Western Kentucky. Both sons were standouts at Brentwood Academy.

George MacIntyre posted an overall mark of 25-52-1 in seven seasons at Vanderbilt.

"George MacIntyre made a significant contribution to the history of Vanderbilt football," said Roy Kramer, former Vanderbilt athletic director and SEC commissioner. "He arrived at a time when the program was down and he brought excitement back to the campus and city...

"He was involved with the Nashville community and even though he struggled with ill health in the later stages of his life, he always kept a twinkle in his eye."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2016, 05:31:31 pm
... Bill Foster

Greg Shaheen ‏@gashaheen 9h9 hours ago

Former Duke, South Carolina basketball coach Bill Foster dies at age 86 http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/scott-says-blog/article53604870.html …

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Bill Foster, the men’s basketball coach who guided Duke to the 1978 NCAA championship game and also coached at South Carolina, died Thursday.

In this area, Foster is most well-known for coaching one of Duke's most beloved teams. He directed a Blue Devils squad that featured Mike Gminski, Jim Spanarkel and Gene Banks to the 1978 championship game before losing to Kentucky.

But Foster had success at numerous places. He coached four Division I basketball teams to 20-win seasons – Duke, South Carolina, Utah and Rutgers – and also was the coach toward the end of his career at Northwestern.

He also was sometimes mistaken for the other Bill Foster, who during his career was the basketball coach at Clemson, Charlotte and Virginia Tech. That Bill Foster died in May 2015 at age 79.

Foster and his wife were living in Texas last summer and drove to the Carolinas for a family reunion and beach trip. On the way home, though, Foster was forced to make a detour to Charlotte because he was feeling poorly. He ended up in the hospital for several days.

One of Foster's daughters, Debbie, lives in the Charlotte area. She and I talked and she said her father always perked up whenever someone sent him an email or card and said they remembered him.

So I was the go-between for that – publicizing Foster’s condition, collecting emails and sending them along to the family. Well more than 100 people sent emails and cards, including ACC Commissioner John Swofford and many former Duke and South Carolina fans. They all reminisced about Foster's on-court classiness and the many personal kindnesses he bestowed upon people when the cameras were off.

"All those emails and cards meant so much to him," Debbie Foster said Thursday. "He read them all several times."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2016, 06:12:12 am
... Chris Lofton and Darius Miller

Former UK player Darius Miller is playing in Germany. Through 11 Euroleague games with Brose Baskets, he was averaging 8.3 points and 2.2 rebounds. He had made 53 percent of his shots and 94 percent of his free throws.

Former Tennessee star Chris Lofton is playing Lemains in France. Through 20 games, he was averaging 11.9 points and shooting 42 percent from three-point range. (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article53913010.html)

Both played high school ball at Mason County
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 14, 2016, 11:29:14 am
... Robert Steeples

De Smet Athletics
‏@DeSmetAthletics

Its my pleasure to announce that Robert Steeples will be our new head football coach. Robert,08 alum of DeSmet,played at mizzou and the nfl.

7:40 AM - 14 Jan 2016


Also played at Memphis after transferring from Mizzou.  Played two games for the Vikings after some time on practice squads.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2016, 02:55:34 pm
... Chris Marve

Adam Sparks ‏@AdamSparks 4h4 hours ago

How Chris Marve went from LB to 7th grade math teacher to Vandy coach (story from March) http://tnne.ws/1F7hXkf 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYxsUByWkAMvWma.jpg)

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Chris Marve was one of the best linebackers in Vanderbilt history, but teaching seventh grade math turned him toward coaching college football.

About three years ago, Marve was trying to keep his students' attention long enough to explain pre-Algebra at LEAD Academy Middle School. But rather than standing and talking, he divided them into small groups and gave them a problem and a time limit to solve it.

By the time Marve figured out he had unknowingly put his 13-year-olds through a Vanderbilt practice routine — first positional groups and then a team period — he knew he wanted to coach.

Named Vandy's LB coach today.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2016, 11:01:00 am
... Ethan Martin

Ron Higgins ‏@RonHigg 15h15 hours ago

Former LSU bkb players introduced at half. Good to see Ethan “Huck” Martin, Dale Brown’s best PG ever


Martin was lead guard on LSU's 1981 Final Four team that won 26 straight in-season. As of 2014, Ethan and one of his teammates, Leonard Mitchell, worked at the Harmony Center in Baton Rouge, an assisted living facility.

Over half of the living members of that team are still living and working in Baton Rouge including LSU's current head coach Johnny Jones.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 18, 2016, 03:52:32 pm
... Daniel Orton

Sportando Verified account
‏@Sportando

Santa Cruz Warriors waive Daniel Orton: http://www.sportando.com/en/usa/d-league/188277/santa-cruz-warriors-waive-daniel-orton.html …

He's a free agent


Santa Cruz Warriors ‏@DLeagueWarriors 2h2 hours ago

OFFICIAL: The Santa Cruz Warriors have waived center Daniel Orton.

The former Bishop McGuinness big was teammates with Ronnie Brewer and Aaron Craft.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2016, 07:15:12 am
... Lou Michaels

Adam Zagoria ‏@AdamZagoria 53m53 minutes ago

Rough obit. Does Scott Norwood get this same headline ?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZUu7R4WAAESMHn.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2016, 07:24:18 am
... Trey Lealaimatafao™

Former LSU player Trey Lealaimatafao arrested, accused of carjacking, robberies in Los Angeles  (http://theadvocate.com/sports/latestsports/14642207-77/former-lsu-player-trey-lealaimatafao-held-on-suspicion-of-carjacking-possible-robberies-in-los-angel)

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A former LSU football player along with a former University of Southern California player have been arrested and accused of staging a two-day string of robberies across Los Angeles.

Trey Lealaimatafao, who had a string of criminal incidents while at LSU, and Bryce Dixon, who played tight end at USC, have been booked on suspicion of carjacking and are each being held on $100,000 bond.

Los Angeles police detectives say that on Monday and Tuesday, the pair committed two or three robberies in Ventura County, and four or five robberies in Los Angeles, including the carjacking.

Ryan Kartje ‏@Ryan_Kartje 13h13 hours ago

Police statement on Bryce Dixon robbery charges says that he and Trey Lealaimatafao stopped people, threatened them & stole their belongings
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2016, 02:15:34 pm
... Eric Berry

Former Tennessee defensive back Eric Berry (VFL) was named the NFL’s comeback player of the year. (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/former-vol-eric-berry-named-nfl-comeback-player-of-the-year)

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Berry, who is now with the Kansas City Chiefs, underwent treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma before returning to the NFL this season.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 23, 2016, 05:42:52 pm
... Jabar Gaffney

Thomas Goldkamp‏@ThomasGoldkamp
Former #Gators WR Jabar Gaffney facing felony drug charge after Friday arrest - http://florida.247sports.com/Bolt/Former-Florida-WR-Jabar-Gaffney-faces-felony-weed-charge-43076220 …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZauc5LWYAA5w6V.jpg)

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Former Florida receiver Jabar Gaffney was arrested for marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia on Friday afternoon.

According to police, Gaffney was pulled over for an illegal window tint and failure to stay in his lane...

Gaffney was a second-round NFL Draft pick out of Florida in 2002. He was a two-time first-team All-American with the Gators. He played 11 seasons in the NFL, suiting up for the Texans, Broncos, Patriots, Redskins and Dolphins.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 23, 2016, 09:21:22 pm
... Van Florence

Van Florence, the longtime Man Friday of Kentucky basketball, died Saturday. He was 69. (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article56262110.html)

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Florence filled many roles for UK basketball. He was friend, sounding board and emissary for six Kentucky coaches, from Adolph Rupp in the mid 1960s through Billy Gillispie in 2009.

Friends asked him why he served coaches, a profession long on autocratic demands and short on appreciation.

Florence had a ready response. “Is your ass on that plane?” he recalled with a laugh. “Mine is.”

Florence also led two charity endeavors for UK coaches: The Daniel Pitino Foundation and the Tubby Smith Foundation. He also ran the now defunct UK Basketball Museum.

“He just did anything that the coaches asked him to do,” said Marta McMackin, a longtime administrative assistant for UK coaches. “He was Johnny-on-the-spot.”

Florence was president of the Committee of 101 service group for 30 years. Danny Moore, his vice president for the final 16-plus years of his tenure, recalled Florence as a demanding, yet thoughtful leader.

Florence was to receive the Bluegrass Sports Commission’s Bobby Flynn Volunteer Award on Tuesday.

He and his wife, Lois, were married 49 years on Dec. 16.

Florence was something of a medical miracle. He was born with cerebral palsy. In his lifetime, he suffered two broken necks and underwent 29 major surgeries.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2016, 09:12:24 am
... Tony Franklin

Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN Jan 22

Cal OC/QB coach Tony Franklin resigns to take OC job at Middle Tennessee
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2016, 10:30:40 am
... Tony Schiavone

Saw him at the announce table of the Georgia game.

Tony Schiavone, host of pre and post game shows on the Georgia Bulldogs Sports Network from IMG, is currently the sports director at WSB Radio in Atlanta. (http://www.georgiadogs.com/multimedia/geo-radio-network.html)

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Schiavone hosts hosted the Mark Richt Report, heard daily on the Georgia Bulldogs Sports Network from IMG. He is also producer/engineer for the Georgia Bulldogs Basketball Sports Network and the play-by-play announcer for the Atlanta Braves minor league baseball affiliate, the Gwinnett Braves, in Lawrenceville, Ga. Before joining WSB Radio, Schiavone began his broadcasting career in minor league baseball in Charlotte, N.C. and  followed with a successful run as a TV host in professional wrestling for Turner Sports and other entities for nearly 20 years.

When asked whether he would ever consider returning to professional wrestling, Schiavone said that while he loves professional wrestling, he has tried to move on in his career and enjoys his current position too much to leave it behind. (http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/1114/603808/tony-schiavone-on-joining-wwe/)

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"...And I work with such good people - I've been working with such good people now for 14 years that I really don't want to leave them. They're just too good to me and the benefits are too good. The lifestyle's too good."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2016, 05:00:32 pm
... Michael Oher

Cam Newton’s pitch to Michael Oher: “I bleeping need you” (https://www.seccountry.com/auburn/cam-newton-put-on-recruiting-hat-to-get-former-ole-miss-star-michael-oher-to-carolina)

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Cam Newton knew the Panthers needed to sign someone to protect his blind side last offseason, and so he went to work on recruiting Michael Oher to come to Carolina.

Newton said today that he started work on Oher a year ago, before free agency officially started, urging him to consider signing with the Panthers

Newton’s brother, Cecil Newton Jr., was a center on the Ravens’ practice squad for two years while Oher was in Baltimore, and Cam says Cecil told him how much he’d like playing with Oher.

That turned out to be a good scouting report from Cecil and a good recruiting pitch from Cam. Oher’s presence in Carolina has been a big part of the Panthers’ Super Bowl season.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 28, 2016, 04:02:06 pm
...  Rob Monaco

Mike Organ ‏@MikeOrganWriter 5h5 hours ago Nashville, TN

Ex-@VandyFootball offensive tackle Rob Monaco (1984 All-SEC Second Team ) died Monday. http://bit.ly/1PI4tE7 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZ0iVauUkAAHqnp.jpg)

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Robin Gabriel Monaco, 54, of Branford, passed after a brief illness on Monday, January 25, 2016.

While a Hamden Dragon, Rob earned a variety of district and state level recognitions, and for his contributions to Connecticut football, he was named to the New Haven Gridiron Club Hall of Fame in 2014. Recruited heavily out of high school, Robin signed with the Vanderbilt Commodores and started four years as left tackle while studying geology and sociology. As team captain, and a consummate teammate, Rob went on to earn many honors including All-SEC and All-American recognition. Rob enjoyed a young man’s dream by being drafted into the NFL in 1985. He played offensive center for the St. Louis Cardinals before an injury ended his promising career. -

Rob channeled his love of life into fishing, good BBQ, and his greatest passion - time with friends and family. He will be remembered by friends and family as the Gentle Giant and he will be deeply missed. -

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2016, 09:06:39 am
... Pistol Pete's statue

 Glenn Guilbeau ‏@LSUBeatTweet 16h16 hours ago

Too bad that Maravich statue can't be put up by 4 p.m. Saturday for No. 1 Oklahoma and the Benny-Buddy show:

http://bit.ly/1JNpomN

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PETE MARAVICH STATUE INCOMING: The LSU Board of Supervisors voted at its monthly meeting Friday to amend its criteria for former players to be eligible to have statues erected in their honor. The new criteria will allow for the construction of a statue for one of the nation’s greatest college basketball players in history – LSU’s “Pistol” Pete Maravich, who finished his athletic career at LSU in 1970 six hours short of a degree. Shortly after Maravich died in 1988 at the age of 40 because of a heart defect, the Assembly Center was renamed the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The Assembly Center, which opened in 1972, was built because of the overflow crowds Maravich attracted to the John Parker Agricultural Coliseum (nicknamed the “Cow Palace”). Maravich is the all-time leading scorer in NCAA history with 44.2 points a game from 1967-70 without the 3-point shot. The statue is expected to be erected in the front of the Maravich Assembly Center.

(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics32/640/VM/VMVIDXANIDJDSKF.20110909004747.jpg)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2016, 09:30:19 pm
... Former UGA running back Danny "DJ" Ware

Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC  29m29 minutes ago
Ex-UGA star RB writes emotional Facebook message after the loss of his son http://sec.news/1OYgiTg

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Ware’s son, Danny Josiah Ware, was struck by a vehicle while playing outside with family members...

After the tragedy, Ware took to Facebook to share a heartfelt message.

“My life has been a roller coaster in every since of the word. From high school to college to NFL. I’ve never had it easy nor have I ever forgotten where I come from. I pray the lord to give me a sign. I’ve lost my youngest son to a truck that didn’t see him, I can’t imagine what it felt like and would trade myself any day to have my son Danny Josiah back with his brother, sister and family. Danny I love I’m so thankful I got to talk to you today b4 the accident happened and we both got to say we loved eachother. Anybody that know me and know how much I love my kids please pretty please pray for my family as I’m at a breaking point and need all the help from God/family/friends we can get.”

Ware earned a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2016, 08:00:45 am
... Rex Chapman

Former UK star Rex Chapman continues to resolve a court case in which he pleaded guilty to four felony counts of theft. (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article57514333.html)

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In a hearing Jan. 22, the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Superior Court learned that Chapman had completed more than half of the 750 hours of community service that was part of his penalty. He is expected to complete the payment of restitution totaling $15,128.30 before a scheduled reappearance in court March 18.

Chapman was arrested in 2014 on suspicion of organized retail theft and trafficking in stolen property. He later entered a drug rehab program.

Chapman was the UK analyst on the Turner Broadcast Family "homer" broadcast of UK-Wisconsin in a Final Four semifinal game.

In 2014, just before tip-off of UK - UConn in the national championship game, he infamously tweeted that Calipari would be taking the LA Laker job. It was an early warning.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2016, 11:30:21 am
... Maikhail Miller

MARSHALL CO., MS (WMC) -

Two accidents on Highway 78 in Mississippi closed both lanes of the road.

The accidents happened near the 29 mile marker near Holly Springs.

The Marshall County Coroner confirmed that one man died.

The man was identified as former Ole Miss football player Maikhail Miller. (http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/31099654/one-killed-in-crash-on-highway-78-near-holly-springs?utm_content=sf20032860&utm_medium=spredfast&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=WMC&sf20032860=1)

https://www.facebook.com/Ole-Miss-Rebels-118465248172553/?fref=nf

Former Ole Miss Rebel, Maikhail Miller, lost his life in a car accident last night. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Miller, a Fulton, MS native, played for Ole Miss during the 2012-2013 season and transferred to Murray State at the seasons end.

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/12573080_1136575839694817_3525167498129720137_n.jpg?oh=c44b7d11a8156772fef57b3577834e9c&oe=572307BB)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2016, 08:04:11 am
... DeMarre Carroll

DeMarre Carroll ‏@DeMarreCarroll1 20h20 hours ago

It's official! I will be hosting my Next Level BBall Camp in #Missouri during July 18-20th! Visit http://goo.gl/YqQwzt  for more details

Toronto Raptors small forward DeMarre Carroll had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday morning, Jan. 6, 2016. (http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14514382/demarre-carroll-toronto-raptors-knee-surgery)

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aptors did not give a timetable for Carroll's return, noting that his status will be updated as appropriate. But sources told ESPN's Mike Mazzeo that a hopeful estimate on Carroll's absence is six to eight weeks.

Carroll signed a four-year, $60 million deal with the Raptors with no options this offseason after two seasons with the Hawks.

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2016, 11:40:39 am
... Quintavius Harrow

Quintavius Harrow was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday – though he is set to serve only a sliver of that – for a series of crimes in 2014, including two armed robberies. (https://www.dawgnation.com/football/former-bulldog-accepts-plea-deal-crowell-by-his-side)

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Isaiah Crowell and Quintavius Harrow came to the Georgia football team together, and basically left it together, each under bad circumstances. Nearly five years later, Crowell is back on his feet, but still standing by his lifelong friend, who has continued to run into his own troubles.

Harrow was only sentenced to four years in prison to serve, the rest on probation, and will also get credit for the time served since his arrest in October 2014. The charges could have resulted in up to 26 years in prison, but assistant district attorney Matt Landreau told The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer that “he’s been given a break here, and I hope he takes advantage of it.”

As Harrow, 23, was sentenced in a Columbus court on Monday, right there was Crowell, who just finished his second season with the Cleveland Browns.

“I want to be here for him because he was there for me, when I went through my trials and tribulations,” Crowell told the Ledger-Enquirer.

Crowell, the SEC freshman of the year in 2011, was dismissed from Georgia in the summer of 2012 after being arrested on a gun possession charge. The charge was later dismissed. Crowell played his final two seasons of college ball at Alabama State before turning pro.

Dell McGee, who coached both players at Columbus’ Carver High School, is now Georgia’s running backs coach.

Crowell told the Ledger-Enquirer that Harrow at heart is a “good person,” and “everybody makes mistakes.”

Harrow has been out of football since his lone season at Georgia, also in 2011, when he starred on special teams. He was dismissed from the team for academic reasons the following summer (after Crowell’s departure).

It was widely assumed by fans and media that Harrow, who was lightly-recruited, only received a scholarship offer as an enticement to get Crowell, a five-star recruit. The two have been friends since kindergarten, and were teammates at Carver.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2016, 02:01:46 pm
... Former UGA running back Danny "DJ" Ware

Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC  29m29 minutes ago
Ex-UGA star RB writes emotional Facebook message after the loss of his son http://sec.news/1OYgiTg

Ware earned a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI.

Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 44m44 minutes ago

Former UGA star Danny Ware fighting for body of son killed in Texas http://sec.news/209CFYN
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2016, 06:31:49 pm
... Chris Leak

Former title game MVP Chris Leak just accepted his first head coaching job — Orlando Edgewater High   (https://www.seccountry.com/florida/former-florida-star-chris-leak-lands-head-coaching-job)

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He was the starting quarterback — with Tim Tebow waiting in the wings — on Florida’s 2006 national championship team, then played for the Chicago Bears, two Canadian League Football teams and a pair of Arena League teams before landing on Will Muschamp’s staff as a graduate assistant in 2013.

Leak was promoted to wide receivers coach the following season, but couldn’t retain his job when the university fired Muschamp in late 2014. The former signal-caller spent this past season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as part of the team’s “football development program.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2016, 01:03:37 pm
... Mike Shula

From Bama QB to offensive 'genius' of #SuperBowl50, relive Mike Shula's journey (via slide show) (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2016/02/from_alabama_qb_to_offensive_g.html)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2016, 07:07:27 am
... Joe Cox

Former Georgia QB has been named the Colorado State Rams TE Coach.

http://www.csurams.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/020516aaa.html

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...Prior to Cox coming to Colorado State to work for Bobo, he played quarterback at Georgia while Bobo was the Bulldogs’ quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. Cox was on the Bulldogs’ roster from 2005-09, starting all 13 games at quarterback as a senior. That year, he threw for 2,584 yards and 24 touchdowns, which at the time were the second-most in school history.

Prior to Cox’s time at CSU, he spent two seasons coaching high school in his home state of North Carolina.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 08, 2016, 05:53:25 pm
... Willie Richardson

Rick Cleveland ‏@rick_cleveland 28m28 minutes ago

RIP: My friend Willie Richardson, one of the great athletes and gentlemen in Mississippi sports history...

http://msfame.com/ricks-writings/rip-willie-richardson-a-hall-of-fame-athlete-and-gentleman/ …

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Willie Richardson, a former All-Pro and Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Baltimore Colts and a 1979 inductee into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, had died from natural causes, according to the Hinds County Coroner’s office. He was 76.

Richardson, a Greenville native and one of Jackson State’s all-time football greats, caught passes from Johnny Unitas and was coached by Don Shula. He caught five passes in the Colts’ loss to Joe Namath and the New York Jets in Super Bowl III, one of the most famous games in NFL history.

Willie was one of five Richardson brothers to play professional football and he was a boyhood friend and teammate of George “Boomer” Scott, another Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer, of Major League baseball fame.

Richardson was a tall, stout receiver, but he also possessed great speed. In high school track, his main event was the 440-yard dash but he once ran the 100-yard dash in 9.6.

The last time I saw him was last week at the press conference to name Fred McNair the head coach at Alcorn State, Jackson State’s arch-rival.

Why would Willie come to see a head coach named at a rival school?

“Why am I here?” Richardon asked rhetorically. “I’ll tell you, I’ve known Fred for years. He’s a good guy, a really good guy. And here’s the thing, so many times people never get the opportunity they deserve. Life can be cruel that way. Today, Fred gets what he deserves. This was a long time coming for him and I’m glad to see it happen.”

That’s the kind of man Willie Richardson was.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2016, 05:34:00 pm
Antonio Morales ‏@AntonioCMorales 41m41 minutes ago

Funeral arrangements for Willie Richardson were announced earlier today. http://on.thec-l.com/1TbhxCA
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 10, 2016, 04:54:57 pm
... Good Bo

Mike Organ ‏@MikeOrganWriter 1h1 hour ago Tennessee, USA

BREAKING: Bo Wallace returning to the Midstate to coach high school football. http://tnne.ws/1Q84Amx  @bowallace14

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ca4jqnsUcAACcgK.jpg)

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Former Giles County and Ole Miss standout quarterback Bo Wallace is headed back to the Midstate.

Wallace is set to join the coaching staff at Marshall County, according to Tigers head coach Thomas Osteen.

He is expected to be hired next Tuesday.

“I am just thrilled, absolutely thrilled to have Bo join our staff,” said Osteen, who was quarterbacks and receivers coach and later the offensive coordinator at Giles County. “He was the first quarterback that I coached at Giles County. I’ve kept up with his career very closely and been to a lot of games since he’s been gone. He was a three-year starting quarterback in the SEC and there aren’t many of those guys around.”

Wallace, the state's 2009 Class AA Mr. Football, will coach the quarterbacks at Marshall County.

Wallace's brother Bryce will be a sophomore quarterback at Marshall County next season.

Marshall County went 12-2 last season and advanced to the semifinals of the Class 4A state playoffs.

Osteen said Wallace spent the past year in Texas giving quarterback lessons, coaching at a private school and working at an automobile dealership.

Baylee Wallace ‏@BayWallace 2h2 hours ago

Baylee Wallace Retweeted Wade Neely

Go tigers 😼
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 11, 2016, 04:07:55 pm
... AJ Reed

Kyle Tucker ‏@KyleTucker_CJ 4h4 hours ago

UK alum AJ Reed ranked 44th on list of the best MLB prospects in the minors:  …


... Tanner English

Tanner English ‏@TannerEnglish3 Jan 20

Where's my mom when I need my laundry done?!?
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 11, 2016, 04:13:15 pm
... Harold Green

SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 41m41 minutes ago

Former USC running back, NFL player Harold Green cleared of assault charges http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article59826711.html …

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COLUMBIA, SC The assault charges set against former University of South Carolina running back and NFL player Harold Green have been dropped by the 5th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Green’s attorney Lewis Cromer announced Thursday.

Cromer said some of the charges were dropped at a preliminary hearing, while the rest were dismissed by the solicitor’s office after they determined there was a a lack of supporting evidence in the case.

Green was charged with five counts of assault by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department on Sept. 8, 2014 after he was accused of inappropriately touching the female students, ages 15 to 17, between Aug. 9 and 28, 2014, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said at the time of his arrest.

Green was working as a volunteer coach for the Spring Valley High School football team at the time of the accusations.

Cromer said Green cooperated fully with the sheriff’s department throughout the investigation.

“This is more than just a victory for Harold – this is a vindication of his character and a clearance of his personal and professional reputation.,” Cromer said. “He and his family have suffered through this terrible nightmare and are ready to move forward with their lives.”

Green was listed on the nfl.com website as being 6-foot, 2-inches tall and weighing 222 pounds.

He played for USC from 1986-’89, leading the team in rushing three consecutive seasons and ranking third all-time in rushing at the school at 3,005 yards. He set a single-season record in 1987 with 15 rushing touchdowns and is tied with George Rogers in all-time touchdowns with 33.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2016, 06:37:28 pm
... Bart Starr

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports  4h4 hours ago
Together for so long, Cherry and Bart Starr's marriage now seems just as legendary as Bart's days with the Packers: http://ow.ly/YjeYe

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He had to ask her four times before she finally said yes. He was too poor. She was too nervous.

When the day came to elope, he borrowed a friend's car because his was a jalopy. She changed into her wedding dress inside a muddy service station in rural Mississippi.

Cherry and Bart Starr were both 20 years old in May of 1954. Their love has spanned more than six decades.

Cherry, 81, and Bart, 82, who will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary this May, have doted upon each other on Valentine's Day ever since they were upperclassmen at Montgomery's Sidney Lanier High School.

"One of the great things they do is they make it a habit of expressing to each other how they feel toward each other," Bart Starr Jr. said. "They don't let that go unspoken. Whether it was verbally, or a series of notes ... we shouldn't miss an opportunity to tell those who mean something to us, that they mean something to us.

"Never miss that chance."

The Starrs relationship has carried them together through every stage of their adult lives. There has been breathtaking joy and incomprehensible pain. Adored throughout the country, the Starrs have used Bart's platform and their union to help the lives of others. Now, a new stage of life has arrived. After multiple strokes and most recently a broken hip, Bart needs special care. Cherry, caregivers and some dedicated friends have been there to provide it.

Here's some perspective on how much the NFL has changed since those early days. The Packers' current quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, makes more in one game than Bart Starr made in his entire 16-year career.

Before Vince Lombardi revolutionized a game, and his brilliant quarterback helped make football America's most popular sport, Bart was selling tires in the offseason just to pay the bills.

"Bart never had an agent, not in 16 years, and he never had any money either," Cherry said.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2016, 07:04:59 am
... Nate Northington

A while back, Nate Northington settled in to watch a college football game on TV. A trivia question popped on the screen.

Northington knew the answer.

Northington was the answer. (http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/leveling-the-playing-field-northington-s-contribution-to-equality-more/article_951370b0-d1fa-11e5-b5a4-b7d6e7a7c910.html)

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Northington was the first African-American to play in a Southeastern Conference football game. Wearing No. 23 for the Kentucky Wildcats, sophomore Northington made history returning punts and defending receivers.

In 1967, Northington broke the barrier, dislocated a shoulder and seemed to wear out his welcome at UK. He moved on to a happy, accomplished life out of the spotlight. The 68-year-old Northington now helps out his church and enjoys retirement on a cul-de-sac in one of Jeffersonville’s nicer neighborhoods.

While not turning his back to his trailblazing, Northington embraced it only recently. He finally felt like telling his story, his way. Northington wrote and published his autobiography, “Still Running.”

He accepted overdue accolades including induction to the UK Athletic Hall of Fame.

Northington grew up in Louisville, the son of a father (William) who mostly finished concrete and a mother (Flossie) who tirelessly took care of seven children. Day-to-day life in the minority, back then, could get ugly.

“It was kind of the norm more than the exception,” he said of racism.

The family moved now and then within Louisville, and young Northington counted as neighbors or friends or both of the former Cassius Clay, Wes Unseld and Mike Redd, the first African-American to be named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball.

So inspired, Northington excelled in about every sport at the former Thomas Jefferson High School. He also won membership to the National Honor Society, which added to his attractiveness to colleges. Purdue University and the University of Louisville topped his list.

The University of Kentucky? Northington’s priorities were to play ball and to get an education, not to become the answer to a trivia question.

Gov. Edward “Ned” Breathitt got involved, offered both support and a challenge.

“When the governor tells you that, it sounds good at [age] 18,” Northington said. “It takes away some of the anxiety.”

As importantly, or more so, Greg Page, another African-American, likewise signed with UK to accompany Northington along a stressful, uncertain path. Roommates, both played freshman ball, then the NCAA rule.

On the eve of their historic varsity debut, Page died from a freak injury suffered a month earlier in practice. To fanfare and Lord knows what else, Northington confronted history alone in a late September home game versus Ole Miss. The significance obviously was not lost on him.

“It happened,” Northington said. “Nobody can change that.”

Devastated by Page’s tragedy, however, and unable to shake his own injury, Northington lasted but four unspectacular games. He acknowledges a misstep or two at UK. Others also made some, Northington believes.

“It was time to leave,” he said.

Northington went on to carry the ball for a high-flying Western Kentucky University team and to attain a degree in business administration. His longest stop in a successful business career was at the Louisville Metro Housing Authority. He retired from its management a year ago.

A Holy Bible on the table in front of him, Northington finds rewarding his roles with Newburg Apostolic Church in Louisville.

“When the Lord calls, you do what He asks,” he said.

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Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2016, 08:13:27 am
... Stephen Garcia

Stephen Garcia ‏@StephenGarcia Feb 13

Good luck to my guys. Team Elite is undefeated heading into the semifinal and championship game today.

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Stephen Garcia ‏@GarciaPassAgent 23h23 hours ago

This is what happens after going undefeated and winning the championship!

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 Gourmet Gents ‏@Gourmet_Gents 59m59 minutes ago

A BIG Happy Birthday today to @StephenGarcia. Hope your day is full of fun, food and great people. #GoCocks 👍🏼🐔🏈🎂
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 16, 2016, 09:20:34 am
... Schea Cotton

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 1h1 hour ago

Whatever happened to Schea Cotton? New film looks at former Alabama player's rise and fall http://ow.ly/YnDEu 

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NBA star Kevin Garnett called Schea Cotton "LeBron before LeBron." But Cotton never went on to become one of basketball's greatest players, as the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James has.

Instead, after his single season at Alabama, Cotton spent 10 years bouncing around in the U.S. Basketball League and the new ABA as well as France (averaging 27.5 points per game one season), Venezuela, Dominican Republic, China and Serbia, even playing for the Harlem Globetrotters.

Now 36, Cotton runs a basketball academy in Southern Cal and coaches an AAU team. He was back among basketball's best over the weekend at the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto, where he promoted a documentary about his experience called "Manchild: The Schea Cotton Story."

"You know, I was the guy before everybody else," Cotton told the Boston Globe. "They forgot about me. I just want to tell my story to the world. I did everything I was supposed to do, and it just wasn't in the cards for me, and when you accept that, you move forward and grow."

Vice Sports accompanied Cotton on a visit to the Toronto Gauchos basketball program.

"I was the No. 1 player in the country by the time I was 15 years old," Cotton told the youngsters. "I had pretty much a Nike sponsorship going through high school. I wore a new pair of shoes every game. ...

"Some people got close to me that weren't good people, and it affected me. What I enjoy now is doing exactly what I'm doing now -- talking to you guys because I know you're going to take something from tonight to be better as a student, as a basketball player and as a person."

Cotton said he thought it was important to share his experiences.

"Being the No. 1 player in the country, if it happened to me, it could happen to anyone," Cotton said.

When Cotton led Mater Dei in Santa Ana, Calif., to the state high school championship, he became the first and only sophomore named the California High School Sports Division I Player of the Year.

"I think he's going to make an impact here,'' Alabama coach Mark Gottfried said when Cotton signed on April 8, 1998. "He's going to be fun to watch. This team needs someone who has the ability to step up and make baskets, and I think he can.''

In 27 games for the Crimson Tide, Cotton, a shooting guard, averaged 15.5 points – with a high of 34 against Mississippi State – and 4.5 rebounds per game. But he left school after one season and made himself available for the NBA Draft.

Cotton wasn't drafted, setting him off on a basketball odyssey.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 17, 2016, 09:46:41 am
... Alonzo Ephraim

carol robinson ‏@RobinsonCarol 16h16 hours ago

Former University of Alabama football standout arrested on drug, gun charges in Jefferson County http://s.al.com/ORb9VPY

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Former University of Alabama and NFL football player Alonzo Ephraim was arrested on drug and gun charges in Jefferson County.

Ephraim, 34, was stopped Monday night on a traffic violation in Pleasant Grove.
Lt. Danny Reid said officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana and questioned the former All – SEC player.

Ephraim has previous arrests in Jefferson County. He was charged in 2010 with possession of marijuana, and that charge was dismissed with conditions. He was charged with second-degree assault in 2011, but that charge was also dismissed.

The Wenonah High School graduate played football at the University of Alabama, and started as an offensive lineman his junior and senior years. After graduating from Alabama, he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles.

After his release from that team in 2005, he signed with the Miami Dolphins where he played one season. In 2006, he signed with the Cleveland Browns but was suspended for four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 17, 2016, 10:17:09 am
... Jerod Mayo

Tennessee Football Verified account
‏@Vol_Football

#VFL Jerod Mayo is retiring after an AWESOME 8-year NFL career! CONGRATS @jerod_mayo51! http://1tn.co/MayoRetires  🍊🏈

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Vol For Life Jerod Mayo announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, ending a standout eight-year career with the New England Patriots.

 Mayo was drafted in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Patriots with the 10th overall pick and served as the anchor of the New England defense from 2008-15. At No. 10, he is the Patriots' second-highest draft selection in the Bill Belichick era. Belichick has pointed to Mayo as one of the most important players in the organization due to the veteran linebacker's ability to impact teammates on both sides of the ball and of all ages.

"I would say he's really the guy that the team probably revolves around more than any other player," Belichick said of Mayo in 2014.

Mayo enjoyed a stellar career in New England, helping lead the Patriots to two Super Bowls (2011 and 2014 seasons) and one Super Bowl victory (2014). He shined in Super Bowl XLVI, making 11 tackles in a 21-17 loss to the New York Giants. He was on injured reserve during New England's 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

Over eight seasons, Mayo totaled 803 tackles, 11.0 sacks, eight forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, 19 pass deflections and three interceptions. Tackles are an unofficial statistic in the NFL. Mayo's 803 tackles would rank fifth in Patriots history.

In 2008, Mayo won the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year Award...

Mayo starred at Tennessee from 2004-07. He was a 2007 First-Team All-SEC selection after tallying 140 tackles (79 solo), including 15 in the 2007 SEC Championship and 13 in the Outback Bowl.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 26, 2016, 08:52:21 am
... former Georgia basketball player Brandon Rasheed Morris

Jason Butt ‏@JasonHButt 21h21 hours ago

In other news today, a man was arrested for attempting to kill former UGA bball player Brandon Morris: http://www.macon.com/sports/college/sec/university-of-georgia/bulldogs-beat/article62092882.html …

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Fresno man who was a suspect in the killing of 9-year-old Janessa Ramirez, but was never charged with that crime, is now on trial in Fresno Superior Court, accused of trying to kill a college basketball player.

Fresno police say Donte Hawkins, 22, was on the run for more than a month after Janessa was killed in January 2015. After he surrendered to police in February, he was released because of a lack of evidence.

But a month later, police contend that Hawkins, 22, Isaiah Runderson, 21, and 16-year-old Jalonie Jones tried to kill Brandon Rasheed Morris, a former University of Georgia basketball player, in a neighborhood near Ashlan and Polk avenues, west of Highway 99.

A criminal complaint charges them with the attempted murder and robbery of Morris, and assaulting Morris and his two friends, Briawna Brown and Cortez Conners, with a firearm.

The complaint also accuses Hawkins, Runderson and Jones of committing the crime for the benefit of a criminal street gang in order to promote criminal activity by gang members.

Jones is being tried as an adult because of the seriousness of the crime.

If convicted, the defendants face life in prison.

Both sides agree that on March 27, 2015, Morris, Brown and Conners were partying in Los Angeles when they decided to come to Fresno. They came to Fresno to purchase either a “gold grill” – a mouthpiece made of gold – a gun or marijuana for Morris, the defense lawyers said.

Hoedt gave this account to the jury:

Morris, Brown and Conners drove to Ellendale and Gettysburg avenues, where they met Hawkins, Runderson and Jones, who were in a car with two other men.

Initially, Morris and Hawkins got out of their cars and began talking, the prosecutor said. Then Hawkins beckoned Runderson and Jones to accompany him, Hoedt said.

Suddenly, Morris was grabbed from behind. Runderson and Jones then pointed guns at Morris while Hawkins robbed Morris of his cellphone and gold chains, Hoedt said.

When Jones pointed a gun at Morris’ face, Morris pushed it away and got shot in the neck, Hoedt said.

Thinking Morris was dead, Brown and Conners took off as bullets hit their car.

Hoedt told the jury that Morris also was shot in the hip as he lay on the ground. He got up, but was shot in the calf. He collapsed on the front porch of a nearby home.

When police questioned Morris, he told them that Jones had shot him, Hoedt said. But he also identified Hawkins and Runderson as participants in the crime.

Morris started 45 games at forward over two seasons for Georgia before being dismissed in July 2014 after his arrest for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute it. He was later convicted of the felony drug charge and given probation. Originally from Lithonia, Ga., Morris transferred to California State-Bakersfield, but is no longer with the program.

Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 26, 2016, 10:02:37 am
... Dakari Johnson

UK misses him, but no regrets for Dakari Johnson (http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/kentucky/2016/02/25/uk-misses-him-but-no-regrets-dakari-johnson-kentucky-basketball-nba-development-league/80922732)

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AUSTIN, Texas – You can’t look back, Dakari Johnson is saying inside a cramped meeting room at a Candlewood Suites that smells like old fish. Apparently an extended-stayer likes to make ceviche.

No regrets, he’s saying, but Johnson does not want to be an extended-stayer here in the NBA Development League.

The next night, the 7-foot, 265-pound professional basketball player will beg for an exit-row seat on a commercial flight back to Oklahoma and pray it isn’t delayed – they almost always are – while his old college team, Kentucky, flies home from its own trip to Texas on a private jet.

Playing without Johnson has proven challenging at times for the Wildcats. Life since he left UK has been equally trying for Johnson. Which begs the question: What if he hadn’t left school after his sophomore season last spring?

“It’s kind of a mixed feeling,” Johnson said, “because I like the way I’m developing now. At the same time, I could probably (have gone) back there and helped, too.”

Just a few hours later in Austin, there was Johnson, doing all the things Calipari needs, but for the D-League’s Oklahoma City Blue.

With his team down six in the second half, Johnson scored seven straight points. He scored on power moves, putbacks and pick-and-rolls, swished jumpers and hook shots, crashed the glass. He looked very much like Kentucky’s missing piece as he piled up 17 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in a come-from-behind victory.

“He can really, really, really score and decide down there,” Blue coach Mark Daigneault said, “and the second one is really the game-changer, because you can throw him the ball and it generates offense. He can score, but if there’s two on him, he’s going to get it out quickly because he’s highly unselfish and a great reader of the floor. He’s a dual threat, and there’s really no answer for that.”

The next day, two hours down the road in College Station, the Wildcats had no answer for Texas A&M’s big men. They got clobbered on the glass – the Aggies had 20 offensive rebounds –

Cats flew home in silence, but at least they had leg room. As much as UK misses him, he misses that.

“We don’t get that first-class experience,” Johnson said. “It’s definitely different.”

So why didn’t he just stick around?

Johnson thought he might sneak into the first round of the NBA draft and Kentucky thought it had its next oversized star in 6-foot-11 Skal Labissiere, considered by some to be the top recruit in America. But as it turned out, Johnson went in the second round, 48th overall, and was immediately stashed in the D-League, while Labissiere can barely get off the Cats’ bench these days.

Make no mistake: Calipari wanted Johnson back.

“It was ultimately on me,” the 20-year-old center said. “He gave me the option. He said ultimately it was my choice.”

Out of 25 NBA draft picks Calipari coached in his first six seasons at Kentucky, there have only been two who left early that he both wanted and expected back: Johnson and point guard Marquis Teague. Each could’ve been a star on the next year’s team, and the Wildcats had a clear weakness when they didn’t return.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2016, 11:18:46 am
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 56m56 minutes ago South Carolina, USA

We lost a good man this morning, one of the best. David Douglas was an exemplary friend, father and husband. Please pray for his family.

Aaron Suttles ‏@AaronSuttles 28m28 minutes ago Tuscaloosa, AL

As journalists we're taught to not get too close to our subjects. But I grew to love Aaron Douglas' family. His father David passed today.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2016, 07:58:18 am
... Bob Pettit

Ron Higgins ‏@RonHigg 24m24 minutes ago

Bob Pettit and his statue get their place in the sun @TigerDroppings @dandydonlsu  http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2016/02/six_decades_later_bob_pettit_a.html …

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LSU retired Pettit's No. 50 jersey early in late 1954, the rookie season of his remarkable NBA career that saw him retire in 1965 as the league's all-time leading scorer and second leading rebounder with career averages of 26.4 points and 16.2 rebounds.

It just took LSU 62 years after Pettit's jersey retirement to erect a statue of him...

"I've found in my life that when you start something, you set a goal for yourself," Pettit said. "When you reach that goal, you ratchet up that goal to another level, and when you reach that, you ratchet it up again.

"But when you start down here, you never realize where you were going. My ambition in high school after I got cut as a sophomore was to win a letter by the time I was as senior. That's all I wanted.

"Here I am, all these years later next to (the statue of) Shaquille O'Neal. I never dreamed this. I've had quite a few honors over the years, but nothing compares to this."

His journey started at BRHS, where he was cut by coach Kenner Day when Pettit was a freshman and sophomore. He never held it against Day, but used it as motivation.

After he got cut, he practiced six hours daily on a backyard goal his father installed. He made the team as a junior and as a senior in 1950 he led the Bulldogs to the state championship.

"My parents gave me encouragement, kept telling me not to quit, to keep working," Pettit said.

Pettit gained more fame at LSU, where the Harry Rabenhorst-coached Tigers won two league titles and advanced to the 1953 Final Four. He graduated from LSU in 1954 as the school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder.

His 11-year NBA career was even better as he played in league finals and won the championship in 1958 when he scored 50 points in the title-clinching game against the Bill Russell-led Celtics.

He was chosen to the All-star game every year he was in the league, he made first-team NBA his first 10 seasons, he was a two-time league MVP and a four-time MVP of the All-Star game back when the game was seriously competitive, unlike today's defenseless highlight-reel shows.

"We played for blood in those all-star games," Pettit said. "I broke my hand in an all-star game."

Pettit never mentioned any of his accomplishments in his remarks after his 10 grandchildren helped unveil his statue.

Rabenhorst, his varsity coach at LSU: "He was a high-pressure recruiter. He took me to dinner at the old Bob and Jake's and said, 'Bob, we've got a scholarship if you want it.' I said, 'I do want it, Coach.' He said, 'Okay.' That was it.

"He was a good coach and a fine gentleman."

John Chaney, his freshman coach at LSU: "He probably taught me more about playing basketball than any coach I ever had."

LSU teammate Joe Dean: "I was a sophomore, Joe looked at me through those horn-rimmed glasses and said, 'Boy, let me tell you something. When you walk out on that court, you've got to think you are the greatest thing out there. You have to believe you are the greatest. There's nobody as good as you are. You understand?' I said, 'Yessir, I understand.'

"From then on, the rest of my career at LSU and the NBA, I'd wake up in the morning, shave, look in that mirror and say, 'You're the greatest. Nobody can stop you.' "

Looks like the late Dean was right. He was probably smiling down from above Saturday, saying it only the way he could in that growling, motivating voice:

"I told you that you were the greatest."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2016, 10:14:08 am
... Perry Wallace

Mike Organ ‏@MikeOrganWriter  17h17 hours ago Nashville, TN
1st African American to play in SEC, Perry Wallace, will have life story portrayed in a play http://tnne.ws/1OE5VAu 

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he life of Pearl High basketball great Perry Wallace, who went on to Vanderbilt and became the first African American to play in the SEC, will be portrayed in a play this fall.

The play was inspired by the bestselling biography “Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South,” which was published in 2014 and written by former Vanderbilt sports information director Andrew Maraniss.

“It’s going to be amazing to see Perry’s life come to life on the stage,” Maraniss said. “It’s such an interesting and dramatic story, and I’ve been really impressed with the script that Chris has been writing. David’s a great actor, so I think it’s going to be an amazing experience.”

Wallace, who is now a professor of law at American University, will not be at the reading.

March 19 will mark the 50th anniversary of Wallace leading Pearl to a 21-0 regular-season record and the state championship in the first year Tennessee high schools were integrated.

That team will be honored at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Greater St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church on 26th Avenue.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2016, 11:30:15 am
... I found Trill

Former Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill could be only a few days away from starting his career as the TCU starter.

The Horned Frogs begin spring practice next Friday. Chief on the agenda is finding someone to replace quarterback Trevone Boykin (http://collegesports.blog.statesman.com/2016/02/18/former-texas-am-qb-kenny-hill-has-been-awesome-at-tcu)

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Hill, the former Aggie starter who transferred to TCU last summer, is being lauded by coach Gary Patterson and should be the front runner for Boykin’s spot.

Patterson said Hill has earned A’s and B’s in the classroom and hasn’t said a word that could get him in trouble.

Hill who started nine games in 2014, left A&M after getting cross ways with Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, who suspended him for two contests for a violation of team rules. Hill served his suspension and never saw the field again.

Hill had kicked off 2014 by breaking Johnny Manziel’s school record for passing yards in a game (511). But Hill and the Aggies lost three straight games in October, then he was suspended days after a shut out loss to Alabama.

Patterson told the Star Telegram that he’d studied Hill’s background to see if there were character issues.

“As far as any of those kind of things, there’s no concern,” Patterson said. “Everything he’s done — which has been great, because he was our scout-team quarterback — is not even worth a conversation because he’s been awesome.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on February 29, 2016, 08:12:26 am
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 56m56 minutes ago South Carolina, USA

We lost a good man this morning, one of the best. David Douglas was an exemplary friend, father and husband. Please pray for his family.

Aaron Suttles ‏@AaronSuttles 28m28 minutes ago Tuscaloosa, AL

As journalists we're taught to not get too close to our subjects. But I grew to love Aaron Douglas' family. His father David passed today.


John Brice ‏@John_BriceVQ 15h15 hours ago

Phillip Fulmer on David Douglas, who passed Saturday: He absolutely was (Vols to the core). It's a real loss; much too early to be gone.

Fulmer on the Douglas family: "They are, they are absolutely Tennessee royalty. ... We're honoring Aaron thru Boys/Girls Club Music Halls."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 03, 2016, 10:15:21 am
... Arian Foster

After six seasons with the team, the Texans will cut Foster, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.  (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/report-arian-foster-to-be-released-by-texans)

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Foster suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in October.

Foster, who played at Tennessee from 2005 to 2008, ran for 2,964 yards as a Vol. That ranks him No. 2 on Tennessee’s all-time rushing leader list. Foster has more rushing attempts than any Vol with 650. However, he was often the subject of fan criticism for some untimely fumbles.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 04, 2016, 07:41:51 am
... Albert Haynesworth

Former Tennessee defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, 34, revealed Thursday that brain aneurysms almost killed him in November of 2014 (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/former-tennessee-dt-albert-haynesworth-almost-died-in-2014)

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“I had two brain aneurysms that were nearly rupturing. I went and talked to my doctor in Florida, and he was like, ‘Man, your blood pressure is through the roof. I’m going to admit you.’ They did a lot of tests and found the aneurysm that was rupturing at that point.”

Haynesworth said he required brain surgery, leaving him in the hospital for 11 days.

Some functions as simple as signing his name or sending long texts Haynesworth said can be a struggle.

“It’s crazy,” he said, “but hopefully as time goes on, I get better.”

Haynesworth spent three seasons at the University of Tennessee, compiling 66 total tackles and 15.5 tackles for loss. He was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 15th pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played for the Titans, the Washington Redskins, the New England Patriots and the Tampa Buccaneers over the span of his 10-year career.

“[Doctors] can’t say,” Haynesworth said. ” They said I could have had it, but they said football definitely didn’t help. I don’t really know. I have no idea. I’m not a doctor. I don’t want to blame it on football, and I don’t want to say, ‘Hey, it didn’t have anything to do with it.'”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2016, 08:31:56 am
... Malcolm Saxon

Saxon is a teacher and coach at Jackson Preparatory School. Jackson Prep's flagship distance running program, the cross country team has won several state championships in recent years. Malcolm Saxon, a graduate of the University of Tennessee and classmate of Peyton Manning, not only coaches this team, but heads several informative business and religious classes during the school day. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Preparatory_School_%28Mississippi%29#Cross_country)

Subjects taught/Activities sponsored:  (http://files.jacksonprep.net/academics/faculty/teacher/msaxon.htm)

9th grade history, Character Development, Old Testament/New Testament, Financial Management, 11th grade Bible Study, Guatemala Basketball trip, Junior High Youth Legislature, Senior High Student Council Sponsor, Cross Country and Track.

Spouse: Adrienne (currently coaches Volleyball, Basketball, and Tennis at Christ Covenant) and is a master chef and baker

Children: Millie (One year old)

Total years at Prep: 6 years

Previous work experience: 10 years as administrative assistant at Alpine Camp for Boys, where he currently serves as Program Director for Junior Camp

College Attended/degree earned: University of Tennessee, BS in Finance

School Trip Sponsor: Let’s Go West Ski Trip(Pre-Christmas trip to Colorado for boys
and girls) and Wall Street Weekend (3 day trip to the city of cities every mid-February for financial students)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2016, 09:33:00 pm
... Billy Gillispie

RANGER
The sight of a white Mercedes-Benz parked in front of Ron Butler Gym is as striking as the man standing next to it — Billy Gillispie.

The automobile regarded as one of the finest made belongs to the man who is considered to be one of the best pure basketball coaches of his era — both fitted into the modest surroundings of Ranger College, just a few miles east of the Middle of Nowhere.

At least from a quick look, Ranger College and Ranger, Texas, don’t see a lot of Mercedes-Benzes around these parts, and this two-year school certainly has never had a coach like this.

If Fort Worth is Where The West Begins, Ranger is Knee Deep In It. It is not for everybody, but at last Billy Clyde has found his fit in this town 85 miles west of Fort Worth — the perfect spot for a guy seeking redemption.

The former coach at UT El Paso, Texas A&M, Kentucky and Texas Tech is the head coach at tiny Ranger. If you believe him, he’s loving it. And he’s never leaving.

“I’ve really thought the big time is where you are,” Gillispie said in an extended interview last week. “I’m the luckiest guy ever. This year, I couldn’t be having any more fun.”

Even though he is in his element in West Texas and just coaching ball, few believe Gillispie will remain here more than one or two years. Given his past, he will remain a risky hire, but few men in this era can coach ball better than this guy. Whoever hires him next must accept him, his past, his messages and his delivery.

But in return, they will win. Few men are as adept at coaching college ball as the man affectionately called Billy Clyde, who was hired by the school last March.

n BCG’s two seasons at UK, the Wildcats were 40-27 with one NCAA Tournament appearance. He was fired at the end of the 2008-09 season and replaced by John Calipari, who reached the NCAA’s Elite Eight the next season with many of the players Gillispie recruited.

In the fall of that year, Gillispie was arrested in Kentucky on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. It was the third time he had been charged with driving under the influence.

Not long afterward, he checked into the John Lucas Center for drug and alcohol treatment. “I went for the wrong reason — to show people I could coach again,” he said.
 (http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/mac-engel/article64279827.html)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2016, 06:47:16 am
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William David "Dave" Self (http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary.aspx?n=william-david-self-dave&pid=177982442&fhid=8342)

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"Dave" Self passed away on March 7, 2016 after a lengthy illness. Dave was born on October 4, 1946, in El Dorado, Arkansas... Dave was preceded in death by his father, Walter Burnett and first wife, Mary. Dave is survived by his loving wife and travel partner, Jo; mother, Virginia Self of El Dorado, Arkansas; three children: son Mike (Ginger) of Roanoke, Texas., daughter Sundi King (Brian) of Birmingham, Alabama, and son Brock of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; sister, Lucy Withrow (Greg) of El Dorado, Arkansas; five grandchildren: Justin Self, Brent Self, Alex King, Marigrace King, and William David Connor Self. Dave Self was known to be a man of God who was committed to his family.

There were many interests but primarily traveling with Jo and their friends; enjoying life at their lake house "Petit Hart" on Deerwood Lake in Harpersville, Alabama; following the Arkansas Razorbacks; and spending time with grandchildren. Educated in El Dorado, Arkansas schools and graduated from high school there in 1964. He played football, basketball, and baseball in high school and was All-State in basketball playing in the East - West All Star game following his senior year. Dave was a 1969 graduate of the University of Arkansas, with BSBA in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management.

He was a three year letterman for the Razorback basketball team and captain during his Jr.& Sr. years.

In 1983, he joined Energen Corp. in Birmingham, Alabama, as V.P. Human Resources. He retired from Energen in 2006 and following a brief period of illness returned again to work for Royal Cup Coffee to assist in initiating a new Human Resources department. Dave left Royal Cup in 2012 and enjoyed doing private HR consulting work for several years. In 1991 and 92, Dave chaired the American Gas Association Finance and Administrative Committee and served in leadership roles over several years for the Southern Gas Association. Throughout his professional life in Birmingham he did a variety of work in support of United Way, was a board member of the Alabama Sports Foundation, and was also a board member and past president for the Birmingham Area Alliance of Business bringing business and area high school youth into an employment/mentorship environment. He was a past president of Vestavia Hills Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 10, 2016, 09:20:23 am
 Brad Winton ‏@JucoRecruiting Mar 6

Billy Gillispie and Ranger College get the fourth and final at-large bid for the NJCAA D1 Tourney.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2016, 06:38:22 am
... Bill Wade

Bill Wade was the SEC Player of the Year in 1951 and only two Commodores players have earned the award since. After his successful collegiate career, Wade was drafted with the first pick in the 1952 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams, where he played seven seasons. (https://www.seccountry.com/vanderbilt/bill-wade-vanderbilt-legend-and-former-sec-player-of-the-year-dies-at-85)

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When Vanderbilt launched its Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008, Wade was one of 12 members of the inaugural class.

“We grew up in Nashville,” Wade told the university website in 2008, before his Hall of Fame induction. “My sister went to Vanderbilt and was four years older than me. I was just a Vanderbilt person, period. Vanderbilt is a good academic school and we competed in the Southeastern Conference, and I enjoyed all of those (aspects).”

In his later years, Wade suffered from dementia and lost his eyesight due to glaucoma complications.

“Our family is celebrating that his sight is restored, that he is able to walk and run on the field again,” Sharon Wade Kinser, Wade’s daughter, told The Tennessean.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 16, 2016, 12:18:36 pm
... Will Yeguete, recent ex-Gator basketball player with a graphical what's next

https://twitter.com/Will15Yeguete/status/710104201301532673
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 18, 2016, 11:49:49 am
... AJ McCarron

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 53m53 minutes ago

It's been a busy offseason for soon-to-be dad @10AJMcCarron: http://ow.ly/ZFxim 

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Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron told WNSP-FM 105.5 in Mobile, Alabama, on Thursday he is focused on his job, and he will let his agent focus on any potential trade speculation.

McCarron was asked whether he would prefer being a backup in Cincinnati or a starter in Cleveland.

"The best thing for me is to stay in this present time," the former Alabama quarterback said. "I am thankful for the opportunity I have right now. Of course, I want to play. What quarterback doesn't? The way I look at it, God has a plan. Whatever happens is going to happen. He is going to set things up. I expect to be in Cincinnati. I understand my name is out there, but I don't know what other teams are looking to do. I'm taking it day by day and enjoying the moment."

The Mobile QB, who was a guest on The Opening Kickoff, was promoting The United Way of Southwest Alabama's first Hometown Huddle golf tournament...

McCarron said his wife, Katherine, are expecting a boy in mid-May.

"I'm really pumped," McCarron said. "We're having a baby boy. He's getting big. He's already at 5 pounds. We still have a ways to go. Hopefully, he's close to a 10-pound baby. That would be nice. Our family has bigger babies.

"Momma's doing great. She's doing awesome, beautiful as ever. It's going great. We're loving life."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 22, 2016, 07:04:56 am
... Allen Edwards

Former UK player Allen Edwards promoted to head coach at Wyoming (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/ex-cats/article67415897.html)

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LARAMIE, Wyo.

Larry Shyatt resigned his head coaching job at Wyoming, and former University of Kentucky player Allen Edwards, who has been an assistant coach under Shyatt the last five seasons, was named the new head coach.

“This opportunity to lead the Wyoming Cowboys is a blessing I’m truly thankful for,” Edwards said Monday. “I’d like to thank Larry Shyatt for bringing me to Laramie and allowing me to grow and develop as a professional with his help.”

Edwards, who played at Kentucky from 1994 to 1998, was part of the Wildcats’ national championship teams in 1996 and 1998. He graduated from UK in 2002.

Edwards has been an assistant at Wyoming since 2011 after previous stops on the staffs at Kentucky, Western Kentucky, Towson, Virginia Commonwealth and Morehead State.

“An institution is fortunate when it has the opportunity to hire its next head coach from within a successful program,” Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman said. “Larry Shyatt’s Cowboy basketball legacy has allowed us to do that. We are thrilled to place its future in the hands of Allen Edwards. His basketball pedigree is undeniable, including two national championships with one of the game’s most storied programs, Kentucky. He has coached with, and played under some of the game’s finest coaches. … We believe Wyoming basketball has an extremely bright future.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 25, 2016, 07:53:54 am
... Kevin Turner

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 17h17 hours ago

Kevin Turner, 1969-2016: Former Alabama, NFL fullback known for toughness, versatility: http://ow.ly/ZUfOF 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CeVhM-jVIAAlAv2.jpg)

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Former Alabama and NFL fullback Kevin Turner, who died Thursday after a long battle with the neurodegenerative disease ALS, is perhaps best remembered his toughness and versatility as a player and later his perseverance in fighting a deadly illness.

Turner, who was 46, played fullback at Alabama from 1988-91. He then spent eight seasons in the NFL with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, retiring after the 1999 season.

The 6-foot-1, 241-pound Prattville native was an outstanding two-way fullback in his Alabama days. He averaged 4.7 yards per carry for his career, and also caught 95 passes, including 48 as a sophomore for a Crimson Tide team that shared in the SEC championship.

Turner was also known as a punishing blocker, leading the way for such Crimson Tide standouts as Bobby Humphrey and Siran Stacy.

Turner was diagnosed with ALS in 2010, and later became involved in research and support for traumatic football brain injuries. In 2012, he was the subject of the documentary American Man, produced in conjunction with HBO Sports' Jon Frankel.

Turner's son, Nolan, signed with Clemson in February. Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney was a teammate of Turner's at Alabama.

Alabama athletic director Bill Battle released the following statement through the athletic department:

"The Crimson Tide family lost a true warrior today with the passing of Kevin Turner, our former fullback who was one of the captains of our football team in 1991. Kevin's spirit, his toughness, and his courage in life and on the football field inspired us all. Kevin and his family are in our thoughts and prayers on this sad day."

Former Alabama running back Kerry Goode, himself diagnosed with ALS last year, posted the following message on Facebook Thursday:

"I am deeply saddened to hear of Kevin Turner's passing. Kevin tackled his ALS diagnosis with the fight and determination that has inspired many. Including me. As you know, not only did Kevin and I share the bonds of wearing a crimson jersey for the University of Alabama. We shared a bond of brotherhood that only fellow ALS patients can comprehend.

"Kevin's death brings out a ton of emotions for me personally. As a person of faith I am comforted in knowing that my friend is now free from symptoms, pain, and the heartache caused by this disease. His death also serves as a reminder that we have a long way to go in understanding and treating ALS. In fact, research and treatment has rarely changed in the 70 years since Lou Gehrig made his famous speech at Yankee Stadium.

"Kevin carried the torch for ALS and patients like me. Through awareness projects, community campaigns, and special events, Kevin pushed the cause of finding a cure for this horrible disease. With his passing the ALS community has lost a tremendous ambassador.

"It is important that we carry on Kevin's legacy and it is one I am personally connected to as I walk through my daily battles with ALS. In many ways, Kevin's battle and legacy is why I was already committed to the battle against ALS before I received my own diagnosis. That is why I am determined that ALS will not define me or knock me down without a fight. It is why through the work of my foundation that we will do whatever needs to be done to advance research and provide assistance for those suffering from ALS.

"I hope all of you will join me and my family in lifting up Kevin's family in your prayers as they face the days ahead."

https://twitter.com/JayBarker7/status/713063719337664512

https://twitter.com/EddieGeorge2727/status/713071461343305728
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 27, 2016, 07:51:45 am
... James Owens

Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello 15h15 hours ago

James Owens, Auburn's first black football player, has died http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2016/03/james_owens_auburn_first_black_football_player.html …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CegW7SPW8AEwPbG.jpg)

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James Owens, the first black scholarship player to play football at Auburn, died Saturday at the age of 65, his family has confirmed.

Owens suited up for Auburn in 1969 and was battling multiple health issues over the last several years. He was on a list to undergo a heart transplant in 2012 and was also battling back problems.

Owens played fullback at Fairfield High in the late 1960's and never thought he could attend Auburn or Alabama, let alone play football, as the SEC had just started the integration process at Kentucky in 1966.

Auburn assistant Jim Hilyer, however, offered him an opportunity to break the color barrier at Auburn.

Henry Harris was the first black basketball player at Auburn the previous year in 1968.

Owens' legacy lives on at Auburn, where the school established the James Owens Courage Award in 2012. His nephew, LaDarius, played football at Auburn for several seasons and the two would watch his games and critique his performances during the Tigers' run to an SEC championship in 2013.

"Through this entire battle with this heart condition over the years he never showed an ounce of fear," LaDarius Owens told AL.com Saturday. "No matter how much pain he was in or how he felt you would never know because he didn't allow it."

James Owens underwent six weeks of tests at UAB in 2012 to see if he qualified for a heart transplant. He also had to have surgery after a spot was discovered on his lungs. In February of 2013, Owens underwent surgery to alleviate spinal cord compression, which was among the reasons doctors pulled his name off the list of potential transplant recipients.

"We haven't gotten there yet, but we're thankful God has really blessed me, and one of the things I realize is I have to eat right and do the right things, but the heart, it's a little stronger and we're just praying God will completely heal us," Owens said in 2013. "I still have problems with my back. That hurts me more."
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 27, 2016, 03:28:58 pm
... Brad Gaines

Mike Organ ‏@MikeOrganWriter 4h4 hours ago

Former @VandyFootball star Brad Gaines is only a fan of his kids. http://tnne.ws/1MKot2o 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CekR--GWQAQZnW8.jpg)

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“Every Saturday you can go to the local baseball park and there’s that guy who thinks his 8-year-old son should be the starting shortstop for the Yankees and that dad never put a jockstrap on in his life,” Gaines said. “People may have thought I was going to be like that because of my background, but I told myself I don’t want my kids, because of what their last name is, to feel they’ve got to excel in athletics.”

The Gaines name has long been associated with success in Midstate sports.

Brad and his brothers, Chris, Jeff and Greg, were multisport stars at old DuPont High. Chris went on to be an All-America linebacker at Vanderbilt and Greg played at Tennessee and spent nine years in the NFL.

Even with Brad Gaines' reluctance to push them toward the family tradition, his children have been very successful. Two of his daughters — Taylor and Riley — are among the top female athletes in the Midstate.

Taylor, 18, a senior pitcher at Station Camp, opened the softball season with a no-hitter. Riley, 15, a Station Camp sophomore and two-time state champion swimmer, recently qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 100-meter freestyle.
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 29, 2016, 12:32:11 pm
Keri Potts ‏@MsPotts_ESPN 21h21 hours ago

So cool: ESPN to Air Texas Western’s Historic Victory over Kentucky in 1966 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champ Game 3/30 http://es.pn/1VQiiRY
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 29, 2016, 12:39:10 pm
... Roxanne Chalifoux

USA TODAY Sports ‏@USATODAYsports 17h17 hours ago

Villanova's crying piccolo girl is headed to Houston for the #FinalFour http://usat.ly/1UqLTBL 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cerg1wGXEAELBmL.jpg)

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It's been a year since Villanova senior Roxanne Chalifoux — better known to the masses as the Villanova crying piccolo girl — played her final notes through tears in the ultimate display of March sadness. Her top-seeded Villanova Wildcats were about to be upset by North Carolina State and miss out on the Sweet 16 again.

Chalifoux became a viral sensation, a meme, her tears representing the pain of a major NCAA tournament upset. She explained later that part of the emotion stemmed from her realization that it was her last game as a senior, and she was reflecting on how much being part of the band had meant to her over her four years.

The fascination with Chalifoux reached crazy levels — she was invited to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and she was even immortalized as a bobblehead.

Chalifoux is in her first year of optometry school at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University; she lives just north of Philadelphia in the Elkins Park area.

Chalifoux will be in Houston next weekend for the Final Four.

https://twitter.com/bubbawatson/status/580441197312942080

https://twitter.com/BrettMyhres/status/651608552436580352
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2016, 09:33:25 am
... Kelenna Azubuike

Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio 13h13 hours ago

Cool to turn on NBA D-League game and hear Kelenna Azubuike as an announcer
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2016, 11:13:26 am
... James Owens

Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello 15h15 hours ago

James Owens, Auburn's first black football player, has died http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2016/03/james_owens_auburn_first_black_football_player.html …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CegW7SPW8AEwPbG.jpg)

https://twitter.com/AUBlog/status/713915344637796354

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Within the last month, James Owens was asked by those closest to him how he wished to be remembered.

The Auburn legend, who was the school’s first African American scholarship football player, was in poor health. His time was fleeting, but he remained upbeat and strong in his faith.

“He said that it was about love — giving love and receiving love,” former Auburn teammate and longtime friend Thom Gossom told the Opelika-Auburn News. “If he had done that, that’s how he would like to be remembered.”
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2016, 11:39:49 am
... UK's '96 National Champs (http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/kentucky/2016/04/01/20-years-later-96-cats-funniest-memories/82512830/)

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DEREK ANDERSON (junior guard, 9.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.4 apg in ’96)
“I think everyone is going to say our wrestling teams. We had two different teams – our bottom floor in the lodge against the top floor – and we would always wrestle. They were called Push Back and Dig Deep. Nazr came up with one of those names and we said, ‘Well, we’re going to Push Back.’ At the Final Four, we all had a wrestling match after dinner and ended up getting in a hallway at the hotel and tore that place up.

“Then we went in somebody’s room, wrestling in the room, and Anthony Epps’ neck got stuck and messed up. He had a crook in his neck. Guys were like, ‘Man, we almost lost the championship over wrestling like we were the WWE.’ I mean, guys were jumping off tables, throwing elbows. And this was Mark Pope, Nazr, Antoine, so this is not like little guys. It was 7-footers throwing elbows on people. It was hilarious. Coach P had no clue. He would’ve lost his mind if he knew that.”

ATOINE WALKER (sophomore forward, 15.2 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.9 apg in ’96)

“We used to wrestle all the time. I’m pretty sure you might’ve heard that from somebody else, but that’s the one thing that jumps out to me. We split the team up into younger guys versus older guys. You could be walking through the Wildcat Lodge, two young guys walking with an older guy, and you just grab them and put them in a garbage can. It was funny, because at the time, Nazr was a little overweight, and it used to take like three guys to put Nazr in the trash. But that was our whole thing, and that’s what made it fun.”

(Mohammed got the last laugh, though, as a strict fitness regimen left him the last Cat standing from that team in the NBA. He’s still playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder.)
Title: Re: What ever happened to...?
Post by: jbcarol on April 03, 2016, 03:05:04 pm
... Abby Wambach

Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops  3h3 hours ago
Abby Wambach arrested for driving under influence http://usat.ly/1SLAvx8 

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Abby Wambach was arrested early Sunday morning by police in Portland, Ore., and charged with driving under the influence, according to booking information from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Wambach, 35, was released on her own recognizance and charged with misdemeanor DUII...

According to a release from the Portland police department, Wambach wa