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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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