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Thursday, March 4, 2010

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

High School Teammates Carry On

A very, very inspirational story:


and, yep, I teared near the end.

An article and the video are posted here.
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ford "HBCU" Business Classic to air on TV One

I received info about this yesterday; and, I'll watch it this Sunday.

The “Ford HBCU Business Classic” is the first documentary to feature African American students on the road to success. Five finalist teams from leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities presented business plans to a live audience and celebrity judges at the 2009 Ford HBCU Business Classic Competition on Friday, April 17.

The winning team received $35,000 in personal scholarship funds and $15,000 for their HBCU. An additional $50,000 in scholarship funds were distributed to the first runner-up and second place teams and their schools, courtesy of Ford.

The “Ford HBCU Business Classic” provides behind-the-scenes footage of the students preparing for the competition, meeting the celebrity judges, and highlights from the competition including the presentations and judges’ selection process. The five finalist teams hailed from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL; Lincoln University in Chester County, PA; and Howard University in Washington, DC.

The documentary will air on Sunday, August 2nd 8:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. TV One - Check for local times and channel listings.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The New Face Of The Village School Basketball

WHO? WHERE? After much ramblings on who will stay and who will leave?, where are they going? The Village School is very determined to build one of soon to be second to none basketball programs for both boys and girls . The faces will change, but the intensity remains and will keep on shaking the basketball community around the nation. The new MOTO is “Here Comes The Vikings!” The program will be built around the remaining student athlete for both boys and girls basketball committed to their academic and athletic growth. The Village School known to be one of the best academic school in the state of Texas will now expand their horizon in athletics. It is already attracting athletes nationwide and a few from abroad. But the BIG QUESTION remains… If you can handle the classroom, then the chances are you will get in. Watch for the new faces “Coming Soon!”


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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Wayman Tisdale: 1964 - 2009

Wayman Tisdale passed away Friday, May 15, after battling cancer, at the young age of 44.

Tisdale was great at two of my personal favorite things -- basketball and jazz.

Wayman was all-Everything at the University of Oklahoma in the early 1980s; and, he was a fantastic jazz musician strumming the bass guitar.

Tisdale, a Tulsa, Oklahoma native, was Mr. Oklahoma Sooner.

My condolences to his family, friends, teammates and colleagues.

"Sooner great Wayman Tisdale wore a smile to the end"
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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Chuck Daly (aka Daddy Rich): 1930-2009

Thank you, Chuck Daly, for all of your accomplishments on and off the basketball court. My thoughts and prayers to Chuck Daly's family, friends, associates, players and loved ones.

Rest in peace, Daddy Rich.

"Dumars, Thomas Comment on Death of Chuck Daly"


Jemele Hill: Daly cool when it counted most


Ken Shouler: Daly was a players' coach

Mourners say farewell to Chuck Daly
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Phi Slamma Jamma Shoes

I'm old enough to remember when Houston Cougar basketball kicked plenty of butt; put on a show; and made me cry like a baby (at 11 years of age).

Apparently, Nike is paying homage to "America's Tallest Fraternity" better known as "Phi Slamma Jamma".

Read about the shoes:

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