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A PR artifact

The school year is hitting the home stretch and spare time is getting harder and harder to find. But sometimes it’s just fun to go down the proverbial rabbit hole for a little while. I did that this afternoon, actually … Continue reading

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Remembering a sad Sunday

There are some days you can’t forget even if you’d like to. Twenty-three years ago today was one of them. I was on the way back home to Pittsburgh from four days in Long Island, N.Y. after covering a couple … Continue reading

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It’s tournament time: 2016 edition

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A media room in the bowels of a college basketball arena is an odd place to be reminded of how small the modern world is. I’m covering the South Atlantic Conference basketball tournament for the Charlotte Observer … Continue reading

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Help a blogger out….

Two writers in the family, two blogs…. Here’s some blatant cross-promotion for my wonderful wife’s blog, located at http://www.jaynecannon.com. She writes with wit and verve about food, travel and culture. Check out her latest post about North Carolina-made Texas Pete … Continue reading

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It’s tournament time 2015: hoops, Zen and old friends

Over a lot of years as a working sportswriter, I’ve occasionally been asked, “What’s your favorite sport to cover?  It’s basketball, baby. And this is my favorite month to be a sports journalist — I’m usually at one or more … Continue reading

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A citizen soldier

Like many men of the Greatest Generation, Robert Cannon didn’t talk much about his service in World War II, even when asked.  When I asked the “What did you do in the war, Daddy?” question, his answer was always, “I … Continue reading

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The end of something — and the beginning

A few years ago, I remember North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball coach Roy Williams getting some ridicule for choking up and getting a little teary while talking about his team’s seniors at an end-of-season news conference.  (There are some … Continue reading

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