Former Page HS and University of South Carolina quarterback Todd Ellis has been in the news recently for what many in the Gamecock state are calling Bad Judgement. Ellis is a member of the University of South Carolina sports Hall of Fame and is currently the play-by-play announcer for Gamecock football. The question about whether… Continue reading Will Ellis be Edited out of Gamecock broadcasts?
It appears as if Matt Brown is getting a serious look by the News & Record. The city’s highest paid employee has apparently stepped out of line twice this year. First, “telling” the city council what they should do and recently apparently working for City Council Candidate Green on City Time. Matt has some powerful… Continue reading Matt Brown Fan Club
As many of you know, there’s no live media outlet for Greensboro and Guilford County sports, except for Andy’s sports coverage on radio. I remember the old 1320 / 1400 / 1470 days, not to mention even WSJS did local Sports Talk show. I remember to the Generals Radio Show – live from Jack Astor’s… Continue reading Sports Roundtable – Thoughts
Michael has verbally committed to Virginia Tech to play football. Tech was the last school to offer him out of the 12(on May 29) and then Michael attended the camp there this past weekend. As soon as we started walking the campus last Friday evening, it was a gut feeling for him and for all… Continue reading The Vias check-in on son Michael heading to Virginia Tech
The comments on the recent News & Record Layoffs have really brought out a lot of good comments. I thought it might be a good idea to give its own topic – What’s Right and What’s Wrong. RIGHT – They do a good job with the community sports pages. RIGHT – Box Scores WRONG –… Continue reading News and Record Sports Coverage
The local sports scene was kicking again this past weekend and the stir off the field is causing just about as much talk as the on-field activities. The hot topic seems to be the job lay-offs at the News and Record. How many of the pink slips were handed out in the sports section? I… Continue reading The Weekend in Review
As reported in the News & Record and on the web – primarily by Ed Cone, the News & Record laid off 41 employees yesterday.Â So far there has been limited information on who got their papers and how the paper will fill the holes.Â As many readers to Greensboro Sports Dot Com have realized,… Continue reading News & Record Job Cuts
Ricky Proehl is on a media BLITZ today and Andy caught him early, even before News 14 and 850 the Buzz!!! Ricky and Andy talk about Proehlific Park as well as former players Mike Elkins, Stafford Moser, Keyshawn Johnson and current NFL star Randy Moss, also they talked about former broadcaster Bill Rosinski. The interview… Continue reading Ricky Proehl Talks with Andy Durham
This wordÂ from of Jim Gentry out of Gene’s Barber Shop over on Spring Garden Street home of Jimmy, Frank, Ben, and John. Watch for Charlie Gamble Jr. of N.C. A&T and Southern GuilfordÂ in the upcoming Major League Baseball draft. Gamble Jr. feels like he’ll get selected by someone on Friday, the second day of the… Continue reading Gamble on the Go…..
The Guilford College Quakers have added four light structures and will be playing night football this fall.Â The new poles are in place and I saw them with my own two eyes last night during the heavy rain storm at the campus off of West Friendly Avenue and New Garden Road. Randy Doss, Dave Walters,… Continue reading The Quakers see the Light/The Guilford Patriots will finish under the Lights
The Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday that 11 people will be inducted into the hall on September 17.Â We wantÂ to know if you have ever heard of any of these upcoming inductees.Â Benny Phillips of the High Point Enterprise www.hpe.com says nobody has heard of most of these people and that… Continue reading The Class of 2007 a Popularity Contest?
Northwest and Southeast Guilford are the only teams we have left in the high school baseball playoffs.Â NWG moved past Grimsley in the 4-A’s on Friday night defeating the Whirlies 6-3 and SEG worked over Glenn 5-1 in the 3-A action over in Kernersville. NWG and SEG will be at it again on Tuesday night… Continue reading The Weekend in Review
High school baseball playoffs get started on Friday and we will be at Grimsley as they host Charlotte Vance.Â The AM 950 team will be broadcasting the game with theÂ first pitch scheduled at 7pm and Ken Daly is set to be on the hill for the Whirlies. GHS is 17-10 andÂ Vance checks in at 6-12.… Continue reading The “To do list”
The Troublemaker has a story about the Greensboro Coliseum’s efforts to convert the old Coke (and later Canada Dry) bottling building into the “ACC Hall of Champions”. However, days earlier, the News & Record did a story about a private investor wanting to do the same downtown. What’s the rush with the Coliseum? With a… Continue reading Greensboro – Hall of Chumps?
Ed Cone had a quick link to a story at USA Today about the NCAA recommending moving the 3-Point Line in college basketball back a foot – from 19-9 to 20-9. I believe it’s time to take these changes even further. I recall in my youth there were just a few in Junior High School… Continue reading Tweaking Basketball – Moving the 3 Point Line
N.C. State athletics have parted ways with WPTFÂ 680 AM out of Raleigh and now will make their home at 101.5 FM WRAL.Â The Wolfpack has been with WPTF as their flagship station forever. WPTF is a talk station that can beÂ heard in the daylight hours from Greenville to Greensboro and back.Â WRAL is, “God- forbid”,… Continue reading AM or FM? Sports are going to the FM side and dumping on the AM band
Webster’s Dictionary defines “MASSACRE” as an act of Killing a Number of Helpless or Unresisting Human Beings under circumstances of Atrocity or Cruelty. The Massacre at Virginia Tech up in Blacksburg, Virginia could have been avoided. I first heard of the killings on Monday afternoon when I returned a call from greensborosports.com associate Doug Cockman.… Continue reading Massacre at VA Tech could have been avoided and you know what, it could have happened at UNCG
There was quite a bit going onÂ this past weekend and we can’t cover everything but here are a few of the pieces.Â I made the trek out to Jamestown on Thursday and Ragsdale defeated Northeast Guilford in the Easter Tournament 2-1 and the Tigers are the Champions.Â It was very cold and windy out there… Continue reading The Weekend in Review
It is time for Billy Packer to go.Â Tonight should be his last game in the booth for CBS.Â Packer has been working the basketball games for theÂ Eye Network for over 30 years.Â CBS needs to replace Billy Packer and we need to start talking about his replacement here at greensborosports.comÂ I was remembering the… Continue reading Who should replace Billy Packer?
It was a busy weekend for sports and sports entertainment.Â TheÂ college basketball tournamentsÂ are winding down, Major League Baseball got started Sunday night,Â NASCAR was the running the car of tomorrow in Martinsville,Â the Greensboro Revolution won theirÂ opener at the Greensboro Coliseum, the WWE broke attendance records atÂ Ford’sÂ Field in Detroit for their Wrestlemanina event, and greensborosports.com was on… Continue reading The Weekend in Review