Daphne pros return home for free football camp

Daphne pros return home for free football camp

The banners for the free football camp at Trione Park in Daphne on Saturday said simply “Pro Camp” across the top — and was that ever an apt description. Four former Daphne High School football players sponsored the camp. All are now in the NFL — Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Anderson, New England Patriots defensive […]

Prospect restarts football career | Sports

Prospect restarts football career | Sports

Cord Sandburg chose minor league baseball over playing quarterback for Mississippi State when he graduated from high school in 2013. Now, at age 23, he’s going to give football another shot. Sandberg announced on Wednesday that’s he’s leaving the Philadelphia Phillies organization with plans to enroll in college this fall. “I just didn’t feel like […]

Why Cord Sandberg’s baseball retirement could help Florida Gators football

Cord Sandberg was in one of the Phillies’ minor-league clubhouses in 2016 when former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was drafted by the Cowboys. “All the guys in the clubhouse are like, ‘Hey, wait a second, Cord, wasn’t that supposed to be you?’” Sandberg said two years ago, when he was playing for the Clearwater […]

Affordable camp for Detroit-area football players is one way former Michigan star Mike Martin gives back

Affordable camp for Detroit-area football players is one way former Michigan star Mike Martin gives back

Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Mike Martin was a defensive tackle at Michigan from 2008-11.(Photo: John T. Greilick, Detroit News) Mike Martin, a former Michigan defensive lineman and captain, knows what it’s like not to have enough money to attend high school football camps where college coaches work and identify talent – […]

Exhibit features Ernie Barnes, football player turned artist

Exhibit features Ernie Barnes, football player turned artist

RALEIGH, N.C. — At heart, Ernie Barnes the professional football player was always Ernie Barnes the artist. His teammates on the San Diego Chargers nicknamed him “Big Rembrandt” because he was always scribbling on pieces of paper. He ended up painting vivid and highly acclaimed images from the playing field and from African-American life. He’s […]

Simulating the World Cup of College Football

Simulating the World Cup of College Football

This is a really bad, impractical idea. The logistics of a 64-team tournament with uncertain outcomes, teams with the largest rosters of any major American sport, and unpaid players? Much less one with brutal contact every game? It starts at absolute nightmare, and that’s before we get to the politics. The idea works for a […]