When I heard the tragic news that Johnny “Lam” Jones died after a long battle with cancer last Friday, my mind immediately raced back to a spring day 43 years ago.
Many of the usual prominent names were among the 15 nominees for Naismith college basketball coach of the year released Wednesday.
Gloom and a sense of foreboding pervaded the Ferrell Center when Baylor made the shocking announcement minutes before playing Kansas two weeks ago.
Taking the reins of a disgraced Baylor football program, Matt Rhule’s overriding plan was to clean up its off-the-field issues, build a winning team, and establish long-term stability.
Besides Alabama playing Clemson in yet another College Football Playoff championship game, the most visible trend in bowl games is the guys who have become invisible.
When I drove up to Globe Life Park for Monday’s Texas Rangers game, I blurted out, “I can’t believe they’re still playing in this dump.”