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Hanging with the Hornets

I’ve always believed that one of the journalism educator’s biggest responsibilities — in addition to teaching students how to report, write and edit — is to give them a sense of the realities of the business. Not that learning how … Continue reading

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Loaves, fishes, the Great Eclipse and another beginning

Another school year is here, though the start of classes at Wingate University is still six days away. Our preparation for the work ahead begins each year with two or three days of meetings and workshops, usually on some pedagogical … Continue reading

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An innocent in a lacrosse press box

I’m sure I’ve written a few hundred thousand words about sports in almost 45 years of journalism and blogging. But I’m also sure these are the first I’ve written about lacrosse. It’s always fun to watch my students in out-of-classroom contexts … Continue reading

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And the streak goes on…

WINGATE — There are no ugly wins in February, Wingate University men’s basketball coach Brian Good says. “The only ugly ones are in November or December,” he said after his team’s 85-77 South Atlantic Conference victory over Newberry on Wednesday … 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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Historical badness: revisiting the Bobcats

As I have written before in this blog, I am not a big fan of the modern-day NBA, and I’ve seen our local team, the Charlotte Bobcats, in person three times in their eight seasons here — each time someone … Continue reading

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Tournament time 2012, Part 2: ‘Dog Days

Conference basketball tournament season, in addition to providing the sudden sad endings described in my previous post, gives new life to others. One of my favorite assignments each year is the South Atlantic Conference basketball tournament in Hickory, a gathering … Continue reading

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Basketball again: It’s tournament time, Part 2

“About 80 percent of basketball is improvisation.” — Lincoln Memorial men’s basketball coach Josh Schertz. That’s a quote from last weekend that has stuck with me as another basketball season — or at least my in-person reporting on it — … Continue reading

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Pass and catch

Wingate University, where I teach, isn’t a “football factory” by any means. Our school, which plays in NCAA Division II, has two alumni currently playing in the NFL, a few less than say, Alabama or Texas. And, as I’ve always … Continue reading

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After sadness, another beginning

Classes are under way here at Wingate and it’s been blessedly normal on campus for the past few days. Students moving in – again or for the first time – renewing and making friendships, buying books, beginning the routine again. … Continue reading

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