Defense on his mind...UD's Kyle Davis snuffed out the scoring threat of East Tennessee's T.J. Cromer defensively, and the Flyers racked up an impressive holiday season win over the Buccaneers. Read our hall of fame report from Hal McCoy in today's Press Pros inside feature.
The obstacles keep jumping up in the middle of the road...while the Flyers just go about their business as if it's business usual. It's not even December yet, so this could get really good. Read the latest from Hal McCoy...at large!
Big win for the Flyers, with an even bigger loss of forward Josh Cunningham. And with a shortage of size inside, sophomore Ryan Mikesell comes up big at the end in UD's win over Alabama. Read more from Hal McCoy in today's Press Pros inside feature.
This game might just as well have been a one-on-one playground game pitting Cookie against Austin Peay’s, Josh Robinson. As a senior, Cooke is accepting a leadership role, mostly trying to set examples by playing hard every second he is on the court. Read Hal McCoy in today’s feature.
There was time when they were the class of the fledgling National Football League. But it's been 52 years since Gary Collins (above) caught three touchdowns in their last title win over Baltimore in 1964...and many moderns simply don't remember when the Browns were "The Browns". Read classic Hal McCoy...at large!
Baseball in Cleveland as it was. My formative years as an Indians fan included games at old Municipal Stadium. I survived whooping cough, Dusty Rhodes, and writing two stories at the expense of Jose Mesa in a lifetime of chasing dreams and World Series with the Cleveland Indians. Today's feature from Hal McCoy.
Baseball's over and now I'm right there with the rest of you trying to find something to watch, to follow, and believe in. Here's my list of pluses and minuses. Check out my new "At Large" page on Press Pros...today's inside feature. (Hal McCoy)
The Reds' season was a collection of hits and misses...and not enough hits and too many misses. If you're wondering on who's back, besides Bryan Price (above), and who's gone, here's some thoughts of my own. Read the final Reds column for 2016 from Hal McCoy...in today's Press Pros inside feature.
He's won the Heisman, but he's failed in every other professional sports endeavor he's tried. What makes anyone think now that Tim Tebow can be successful in baseball? Added coverage tonight: 1) Tipp vs. Shawnee football after tonight's game, and 2) The Friday "Picks" Page.
Once so obnoxious it was impossible to look him in the eye, Homer Bailey has now mellowed and matured...and seeks to counsel other young pitchers in the errors of his ways back then. If they're will to listen, Homer's talking.
As an example of when saying goodbye is the most gratifying hello...remember Josh Hamilton. And has there ever been a better example of a baseball team wasting money on ludicrous long-term, huge-money contracts?
Volume ten of questions for hall of famer Hal McCoy from Press Pros readers around the area, and around the country...on uniforms, getting kicked out of games, #1 draft choice Nick Senzel, and why some baseballs get thrown out of games while others don't. A good read...in today's Press Pros inside feature.
Once a feared hitter with the Braves, Cardinals, and Mets, and later a manager, Joe Torre, the player, had a reputation for being critical of ball and strike calls. Now, as a baseball administrator, he says it detracts from the integrity of the game, and umpires. And interesting read from Hal McCoy in his latest "at large" column.
Joey Votto's batting average is approaching respectability again, but he won't be an All-Star. And if the All-Star game is to be merely an exhibition game with no reason to win other than pride, which as it should be, then it is OK to include a .255 hitter if he's the best his team has to offer. Read Hal McCoy "at large" in today's feature.
There were many things that were delightful: No egos, no bat-flipping, no strutting and preening, no loud and obnoxious walk-up music that says, “Hey, look at me, I make millions and you don’t.” A delightful, first view of the OHSAA state baseball tournament from hall of famer Hal McCoy.
It's become one of our most entertaining features, the weekly questions from Press Pros readers for Hal McCoy...on the Reds, where's the help that's on the way, who will the Reds draft, and has anyone seen Crosley Field lately? Read more in today's Press Pros Inside Feature.