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Monthly Archives: August 2012

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(9) South Carolina 17
(1-0, 1-0 SEC)
Vanderbilt 13
(0-1, 0-1 SEC)
FINAL

Top Performers
Passing: J. Rodgers (VAN) – 214 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: M. Lattimore (SCAR) – 23 CAR, 110 YDS, 2 TD
Receiving: J. Matthews (VAN) – 8 REC, 147 YDS, 1 TD

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I don’t know about you but I’m done with these replacement refs, I can’t take another bad call. Now the league is keeping the replacement refs till week 1 of the reagular season. So my question to you is…..

How long do you think the replacement refs will last?

a. Week 3
b. Week 6
c. Week 9
d. The whole season

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You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.
-Venus Williams

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August 30,1937 – Joe Louis beat Tommy Farr by 15-round decision at Yankee Stadium in New York City to retain the heavyweight boxing title.

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August 30,2001 – Ashely Martin became the first woman to play in a Division I football game. She kicked three extra points in the game.

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August 30,1978 – Japanese baseball hero Sadaharu Oh of the Yomiuri Giants hit his 800th career home run, the most in the history of Japanese baseball.

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August 30,1991 – American Mike Powell set the world long jump record of 29 feet 4-1/4 inches, breaking Bob Beamon’s 23-year-old mark set in the 1968 Summer Olympics.

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August 30,1997 – The Houston Comets defeat the New York Liberty, 65-51, to become the first WNBA Champions, Regular-season MVP Cynthia Cooper, the leading scorer with 25 points, was named the Finals MVP.

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August 30, 1917 – William “Pop” Gates was an American professional basketball player. He was born in Decatur, Alabama and attended high school in New York, New York. After playing college basketball at Clark Atlanta University, he continued his basketball career in New York City with the Harlem Renaissance, for several years beginning in 1938–39. He became one of the early black players in the NBL in 1946. Later he played for and coached the Harlem Globetrotters. Gates is one the few athletes who went directly from a high school championship team (Benjamin Franklin, New York, 1938) to a World Professional Champion (Rens, 1939). Gates was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 1989.

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August 30, 1953 – Robert Lee Parish is a retired American basketball center. A nine-time NBA All-Star center, Robert Parish played for the Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls from 1976 to 1997. Nicknamed ‘The Chief’ because his staid demeanor mimicked that of a similarly named-character in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ Parish was part of the Boston Celtics ‘Big Three’ along with Larry Bird and Kevin McHale. Parish was a starter on the Celtics’ teams that won the NBA title in 1981, 1984 and 1986. He also won a championship with the Bulls in 1997. Parish was named to the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.