American Football

Florida High School RB Breaks All-Time Rushing Record

Derrick Hall high school career rushing record, commits to AlabamaKen Hall set a national high school record for career rushing yardage, when he amassed 11,232 yards in Sugar Land, Texas, from 1950-53. His record survived until last Friday night, when running back Derrick Henry (Yulee, Florida) topped Hall's total on a 52-yard touchdown run in the state playoffs.

Yulee is a town of 11,000, located north of Jacksonville.

Derrick Henry

Nick Mangold's Weightlifting Sister Heading To London

Holley Mangold makes Olympic weightlifting teamA sibling of star New York Jets center Nick Mangold just made the US Olympic team last weekend.

Holley Mangold, Nick's sister, captured one of two spots on the women's weightlifting team, which will compete in London this summer.  She clinched her spot by lifting 319 pounds during the clean-and-jerk portion of the event. 

Holley Mangold

Fred Taylor's Record-Breaking Son Heading To Gainesville

Fred Taylor's Record-Breaking Son Kelvin TaylorKelvin Taylor gave the Florida Gators a verbal commitment last Saturday, choosing UF over the national champion Alabama Crimsom Tide.

Taylor comes to Gainesville with some pretty fair bloodlines.

Kelvin Taylor

Football Dad Bites Police Officers

Dejuan Wells bites policeEarlier this month, Dejuan Wells was on hand watching his son's pee-wee league team in Indianapolis. Near the game's conclusion, Wells took offense to a referee's call on an opponent's touchdown.

Instead of displaying good sportsmanship in front of his five-year-old, the 27-year-old began yelling and cursing at the referee. 

Youth Football

USC's past & future on display at CA high school playoff game

Friday, November 19, I was on the sideline for the California Pac-5 playoff opener between Mater Dei High School of Santa Ana, CA and Long Beach (CA) Polytechnic High School. The game was played at Long Beach Veterans Stadium.

Willie McGinest

Obama cites ESPN as key to successful marriage

In an interview with People Magazine, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama took a moment to discuss the television viewing habits of the first family.  Without question, one of their answers resulted in a loud ovation heard throughout the hallways of ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.

The President expressed his love of sports programming, while noting that ESPN's "SportsCenter" is usually the program of choice when Mr. and Mrs. Obama work out together in the mornings.