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November 15, 2017

47 years have passed and the 1970 Marshall University continue to inspire me and others. I recall having my first account with the most tragic event in American sports history in April, 1972. I was on a recruiting visit to the Marshall campus. As Reggie Oliver and Roy...

June 18, 2017

Father’s Day, a day set aside to honor the 100 percent Dads of the world. Me, I celebrate the honor of my Father every day. I recall a Father who was committed to raising his fourteen children and four grandchildren on less than $20.00 a week in Reynolds, Georgia. Alth...

December 22, 2016

It took 36 years before Marshall University’s Board of Regents, grieving family members of the 75 lost souls and Warner Bros. could agree on a movie that would do justice and sensitivity to the crash victims. After lengthy discussions, Warner convinced all concerned pa...

November 14, 2016

On November 14, 1970, it was like a bad dream when a radio bulletin and television newsbreak announced that a plane had crashed in the Appalachian Mountain of West Virginia. Then, it was confirmed that the chartered Southern Airways Flight 932 was carrying the Marshall...

November 14, 2015

 

Today marks the most tragic event in American sports history. If you are a “baby boomer”, you’ve heard, witnessed, and mourned the loss of 75 souls who perished 45 years ago. For those who might not be aware of this story, Southern Airways Flight 932, en route from Ki...

September 4, 2015

 

I am on memory lane every time I see a college football commercial promoting the upcoming season. I would love to put the pads on and play with the guys, “The Young Thundering Herd” who committed their minds, bodies and souls to the foundation of the Marshall Universi...

August 28, 2015

 

 

 

 

The Marshall Plan and my date with destiny was realized when coach Johnny Majors, the then coach of the Iowa State Cyclones allowed me to DE commit from my scholarship offer at Iowa State University. This kind gesture by coach Majors enabled me to entertain footbal...

August 23, 2015

When I see parents, taking or sending their sons off to football training camps throughout the country, it’s hard to believe that was me 45 years ago. Let me take you down memory lane. This was my journey.

 

After signing with the then Marshall University’s Young Thunder...

August 12, 2015

 

On Sunday, August 9, 2015, I among many others mourned the loss of Frank Gifford, an All – American football player out of the University of Southern California, a New York Giant and television personality. Gifford, a receiver and running back, was initially scrutiniz...

July 29, 2015

Lately, the temperatures have been about three degrees less than actually being in hell. However, we can find some relief by adhering to a few heat illness tips.

 

If you are engaged in physically demanding sports participation or job tasks outdoors during a heat wave or...

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