by Andre Mitchell
Special to The New Tri-State Defender
Are you ready for some football? If you are, then great because it's that time again and the MIAA football season is upon us.
This Saturday (Aug. 11), the 2012-13 middle school football jamboree at the Memphis Fairgrounds will get underway at 5:20 p.m., with Kate Bond scrimmaging against Chickasaw, and conclude with White Station colliding with J.P. Freeman at 8:20 p.m.
Seimone Augustus, age 28, studied at Louisiana State University
Swin Cash, age 32, studied at University of Connecticut
Tamika Catchings, age 33, studied at University of Tennessee
Tina Charles, age 23, studied at University of Connecticut
For Grizzlies' guard Josh Selby, "Basketball Never Stops" is more than a NBA slogan. It's also a pattern of thought that he has incorporated into his personal life as he uses his talent in basketball to help others.
A native of Baltimore, Md., the 21-year-old Selby recently (July 27-29) hosted the first Josh Selby Weekend in his hometown. It came on the heels of Selby being named co-MVP of the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, sharing the title with Portland Trailblazer's Damian Lilliard.
Laurel J. Richie has more than three decades of experience in consumer marketing, corporate branding, public relations, and corporate management, with a long track record of developing award-winning campaigns that transform brands and drive business results. As President of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), she oversees all of the league's day-to-day business and league operations.
Greek female triple jumper Voula Papachristou has been kicked off the Olympic team after she tweeted a racist remark about African immigrants in the Mediterranean nation.
Papachristou, who has shown support for Greek's far right Golden Dawn political party, tweeted a remark about the influx of mosquitoes in the country carrying the West Nile Virus.
All eyes are on London as the Summer Olympic Games commence, and, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine, the sporting events are a great opportunity for children and adolescents to learn about physical activity and goal setting.
Former Grambling State University Head Coach Eddie Robinson reclaimed his position as the winningest coach in Division I college football history through unexpected circumstances this week.
Penalties heaped upon Penn State and announced on Monday (July 23) included stripping the university of 111 football victories racked up during the tenure of legendary Penn State Coach Joe Paterno. That moved dropped Paterno to 298 victories, again making Robinson with 408 wins the winningest coach in Division I college football history.