Greatness of Mississippi collegiate football players over the years has been illustrated any number of ways. You can do it by citing their statistics, of course. You can do it by giving them trophies and retiring their numbers.
It was so shocking because it happens so seldom: An NFL superstar retiring at the top of his game.
Andrew Luck's retirement this past weekend from the Indianapolis Colts caught the football world off guard for so many reasons:
Luck is one of the best in the world at what he did.
Television is college football's goose that lays golden eggs. And now, at least in my opinion, that goose has turned and is biting the game in the butt.
Hu Meena was going to coach. He knew it growing up in Clarksdale. He knew it going to college at Ole Miss.
Six of the top 10 finishers in the 2019 British Open were European players. Eight of the top 12 were Euros. Fourteen of the top 19 finishers play the European Tour.
Appropriately, Irishman Shane Lowry was the winner at Royal Portrush on the northern coast of Northern Island.
So, just when you thought the 11.7 scholarships college baseball teams are forced to share constitutes the worst travesty in sports, you learn you were wrong.
As awful and inexcusable as the college baseball scholarship limit is, the inequity in pay in World Cup Soccer – men vs. women – is far, far worse.
The College World Series and Omaha won't forget Mississippi State's Jake Mangum any time soon. Days after he left – and before the Michigan-Vanderbilt championship series, people were still talking about him and applauding his exit.