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I’ve been covering sports for more than a decade. This isn’t just a job for me, this is a passion that I truly try to reflect in my coverage in our area. I remember getting my first job … more
If you’ve ever seen me on the sidelines at a local game in the spring, chances are you’ve seen me wearing my Cincinnati Reds gear. I’ve come to accept that none of my teams I follow … more
I remember where I was when I saw the news that Kobe Bryant had been killed in a helicopter crash. I remember thinking, no way, this has to be fake news. One of the greatest athletes of this … more
Anyone who knows me, knows I’ve done my fair share of traveling in the past several months.One thing I’ve always been told is to travel while you can. Money will return, but time never … more
Baseball drives me crazy sometimes. I feel like in today’s era, the game has changed so much from what made it so great.Sure, the lockout sucked and didn’t do anything, in my opinion, to … more
On December 2, the MLBPA and MLB announced the league would enter a phase of lockout while the two parties negotiated on the new collective bargaining agreement. After negotiations deteriorated in … more
The thing about striving for perfection is nobody ever truly reaches it.In one way or another, you’re going to fall short, as nothing is ever really perfect.Sports have taught me that lesson … more
Bills-Chiefs proves NFL must change OT rules What a weekend of playoff football.In a season without one true dominant team, the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs treated fans to some of the … more
For those that have a favorite college team and others that are simply fans of the sport, college football brings us the best of times and the worst of times.  Comeback stories like that of … more
For over a decade, the Tennessee Volunteers have been in a perpetual state of rebuild after parting ways with Phillip Fulmer.  During Fulmer’s last season as head coach in Knoxville, … more
When Oklahoma and Texas secured their spot in the SEC with a unanimous vote for admission last week, it officially set in motion a cascade of events that will lead to a drastic change in the landscape of college football—a change that nobody seems to want... more
Well, that’s not the start we wanted. Early Wednesday morning, several sports began their Olympic journey in Tokyo, notably with softball and women’s soccer. In a stunning upset, Sweden blanked the U.S. Women’s national team, 3-0, breaking a 44-match win streak by the U.S.... more
Nick Saban began his tenure at Alabama in 2007, and has undoubtedly dominated the SEC since. The last 14 years has produced seven SEC Championships, six National Championships, and two Heisman Trophy winners in Mark Inrgam and Derrick Henry. It is obvious that the Crimson Tide are the favorites to repeat as SEC champions this upcoming season, but they might not hold that spot for long... more
I admit, I got it wrong. Earlier this week, I posted a column concerning members US Women's national soccer team "protesting" the national anthem being played prior to kickoff against Mexico in the final tune up game before the Olympics in a few short weeks... more
We're on the verge of the greatest event in sports. After COVID derailed the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which were originally scheduled to be held last summer, nations around the globe are holding Olympic Trials and teams who will compete are holding their final tune up games to prepare for the Games, which begin with the opening ceremony on July 23... more
Finally, we are on the cusp of what a true playoff environment could be in the FBS division of college football. Earlier this week, the College Football Playoff announced that it will consider expansion from four to 12 teams in the national playoff... more
Too often, the lower levels of college football seem to get lost in the mix with the FBS teams dominating the headlines. Since the FCS division of college football opted to play its season in spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all eyes were on Sunday afternoon's championship game between Sam Houston State and South Dakota State... more
Watching sports has been one of my favorite hobbies I've ever done. I love it so much, I decided to pursue a career in sports (go figure). I was born into Cincinnati Reds fandom and a solid 60 % of my attire is Reds-related gear. For years, I've made trips to Cincinnati and been able to watch nightly games... more
Almost 10 years ago, I moved to Bedford County to take on the role as sports editor at the Times-Gazette. There have been a lot of memories throughout the years and a lot of significant news events I've had the honor of covering. The primary job of someone working in the news industry is to report the local events without bias... more
What a wild year this has been. There's been plenty of hardship, loss, pain and suffering to go around, but if there's one thing that I've been able to take away from 2020, it's to appreciate what you have, and not long for what you want. The same kind of applies to the world of sports... more
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