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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   In a few weeks, the NCAA Basketball Tournament will begin. The tournament started in 1939. Ohio State Coach Harold Olsen came up with idea. From 1939-50 eight teams played and there were no byes. From 1951-52, the tournament was expanded to 16 teams. From 1953-1968, the…

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Longbeards to host Hunting Heritage Banquet March 15

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   The Camelia Longbeards sounds like a run off from the TV show Duck Dynasty, but rest assured they are not! They are in fact the Greenville chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) with over three hundred members. The Camelia Longbeards chapter has been active for…

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G’ana Panthers beat at buzzer in OT

BY SCOTTIE BROWN The Greenville Standard   Having gone undefeated in their region, the Georgiana Panthers basketball team had a historical 2019 season but fell 60-58 to Decatur Heritage Christian Academy in the ASHAA State Semi Finals. The Panthers held the Eagles throughout the game and met the Eagles’ 10 points in the first quarter…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   The calendar this year is exactly the same as 1974, so today I am gonna talk about what college basketball was like in March 1974 and how it is now. The season would start on the last Friday or Saturday in November. In my opinion, this…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   February is Black History Month-President Gerald Ford recognized this event in 1976 as a part of the Bicentennial that year. This month on “Talkin’ Sports with Big C”, Black History Month was recognized from a sports standpoint. On Friday, Feb. 8, Lester McClain was a guest…

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FDA girls lose in state championship

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Last week marked the second time the Fort Dale Lady Eagles basketball team made it to the final four of the Alabama Independent School Association Final 4 in the past two years. Unlike last year with the Eagles losing in the Final 4 to the Tuscaloosa Academy Knights,…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Last week, I talked about the 2019 Alabama football signing class. I asked Shon Lee who played at Alabama from 1982-86 how you would judge a signing class. Shon said how many players are drafted. Head coach Nick Saban’s first draft class was in 2007. In…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Wednesday was the Late National Signing Day for College Football. Alabama according to 247 signed the number one class again. This is the eighth time in the last nine years. Every signing class under Nick Saban with exception of 2018 and 2019 has won at least…

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Nix named ASWA’s 2018 Mr. Football

Pinson Valley High School senior quarterback Bo Nix was named the Alabama Sportswriters Association’s Mr. Football recipient for the 20128 season Tuesday at the annual ASWA Player of the Year Luncheon at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center. AHSAA Corporate Partner Cadence Bank was the presenting sponsor, and the Alabama High School Athletic Directors…

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This day in history: Satchel Paige is nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Jackie Robinson led the way for African-Americans in professional baseball. Before he was signed to Major League Baseball (MLB) in 1946, Robinson and other African-Americans who aspired to play professional baseball would have only been allowed to do so in the Negro National League. Robinson broke the…

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