December 10, 1996 |
The family of Eddie Robinson, college football's winningest coach, confirmed reports that he is under pressure from Grambling to quit coaching. ESPN yesterday said Robinson, 77, has been told to either resign or take a vice president's position at the school where he has been the coach for 55 years. The ultimatum reportedly came from university president Ray Hicks, who was unavailable for comment. Hicks informed Robinson of his intentions in a brief meeting last week, the Monroe (La.)
November 9, 1994 |
Grambling football coach Eddie Robinson angrily criticized Florida A & M coach Billy Joe for what he said was Joe's refusal to send him film of the Rattlers' previous games. Grambling plays Florida A & M Saturday in Miami and schools customarily exchange game films beforehand to help coaches prepare for their next opponents. Robinson said Grambling sent films to Florida A & M last Thursday, but that Joe and his staff have so far refused to exchange films. He said he had similar problems with Joe when the former Villanova running back was coach at Central State of Ohio, a job he left to become A & M's coach this season.
September 25, 2003 |
Comments by Grambling football coach Doug Williams concerning suspended Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett have prompted an official NCAA inquiry into possible violations of recruiting rules. The possible infraction was outlined in a Sept. 15 letter from Chris Strobel, of the NCAA, to Grambling athletics director Al Dennis. Clarett reportedly was considering a transfer down to the Division I-AA school, after he was suspended by Ohio State. He would not have had to sit out a season if he transferred from Division I-A. Williams said he suspects that entering a Sept.
December 3, 1988 |
Glen Rice scored 23 points and Rumeal Robinson added 19 last night to lead Michigan (No. 2 AP, No. 2 UPI) to a 102-62 romp over Grambling in Ann Arbor, Mich. Rice's three-point basket gave Michigan the lead for good, 15-13, with 11 minutes, 4 seconds left in the first half. The Wolverines (4-0) increased their lead to 44-29 by halftime, and the Tigers (0-3) could get no closer. Terry Mills added 14 points and five blocked shots for Michigan. Claude Newell scored 17 points and Andrew Glover 10 for Grambling.
December 14, 2010
The Soul have signed wide receiver Randy Hymes, the Daily News has learned. Hymes (6-3, 220 pounds) spent three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens before moving to the AFL. His best NFL season was in 2004 when he started seven games and caught 26 passes for the Ravens. Hymes, who played quarterback at Grambling and has spent time in the arena league as a signal-caller, had 51 catches and 18 touchdowns for Bossier-Shreveport last season. --Ed Barkowitz
January 29, 1997 |
New York Yankees lefthander David Wells will not face charges in connection with a fight in San Diego that left himself and two other men injured, the district attorney said yesterday. Wells sustained a broken bone in his pitching hand in the Jan. 12 fight. In another development, the Yankees announced they will honor Grambling football coach Eddie Robinson by playing an exhibition game against the school's team March 13 in Grambling, La. WHITE SOX: ALVAREZ AGREES Lefthander Wilson Alvarez agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing.
December 14, 1996 |
Eddie Robinson will get one more year as football coach at Grambling, a chance to add to his 405 career victories and to erase the sting of consecutive losing seasons. University president Raymond Hicks yesterday ended a week of rumors that Robinson, 77, college football's winningest coach, was being forced out. After Louisiana's governor and the state's board of regents came to Robinson's defense, the popular coach was asked to stay on. "I'm the coach again!" Robinson shouted to his wife as he addressed a news conference.
October 14, 1994 |
La-Van Hawkins has a vision. And what Hawkins imagines usually has a way of becoming real. Hawkins, a successful entrepreneur, is the sole sponsor of the first Philadelphia Black College Football Classic, which is set for 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Vet. The teams are Delaware State (3-2) and Florida A&M (3-2) of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The vision Hawkins has is for the Philadelphia Black College Classic to one day be just as anticipated and celebrated as New Year's Day bowls.
January 3, 1993 |
John Robinson will return to his old job as football coach at Southern California, according to reports yesterday. Robinson, who left the Trojans after the 1982 season to coach the Los Angeles Rams, agreed to a multiyear contract at USC, the Orange County Register reported. CBS Sports, Robinson's employer in 1992, also reported that the 57-year-old coach was returning to Southern Cal, where he won three Rose Bowls and was 67-14-2 from 1976 to 1982. USC sports information director Tim Tessalone said yesterday that no agreement had been signed, but that Robinson was the favorite to succeed Larry Smith.
April 5, 1997 |
The Eagles hoped to gain a kick returner and a wide receiver in their free-agency shopping. They are taking a chance that former 49er Nate Singleton is a steal. Yesterday, Singleton agreed to terms on a one-year contract that will pay him a $260,000 base salary, with incentives that could make it worth $75,000 more. That would be about a third of what Minnesota free agent Qadry Ismail is seeking. The Eagles were interested in Ismail. Injuries have kept Singleton, 28, an 11th-round pick of the Giants out of Grambling in 1992, from view for much of the last two seasons.