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December 10, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
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.)
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November 9, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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September 25, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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December 3, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
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.
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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
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January 29, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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December 14, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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October 14, 1994 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 3, 1993 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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April 5, 1997 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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September 13, 2013 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Grambling State fired head football coach Doug Williams on Wednesday after the Tigers lost the first two games of the season. The university announced that it bought out the remainder of the former NFL quarterback's contract. Running backs coach George Ragsdale is taking over as interim head coach. Grambling had a 1-10 record in 2012 (0-9 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference) under Williams, 58. Grambling lost its opener to Alabama State, 23-9, and was dominated by Louisiana-Monroe, 48-10, last weekend.
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July 25, 2012 | By Tyler Jett, Inquirer Staff Writer
A university president, a museum president and the son of a legend stood Monday afternoon in front of a brick building, its walls accented by photos illustrating the classic moments of their small town's largest figure. The three men talked of competing emotions - happiness for the memory of Eddie Robinson, sadness for Joe Paterno, both. Robinson, who won 408 games in 55 years at Grambling State, again ascended atop the Division I football coaches all-time wins list on Monday morning.
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October 19, 2011 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just when it looked last season as if Joe Paterno would have to wait at least one more week to gain his 400th career victory, Matt McGloin came off the bench and threw four touchdown passes in only the third meaningful game of his college career to rally Penn State and deliver a memorable win over Northwestern. Paterno will be involved in a milestone game against the Wildcats for the second consecutive season Saturday night, looking for No. 408 to tie Grambling legend Eddie Robinson for the second-most victories at any level of NCAA football.
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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
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December 29, 2009 | By MIKE KERN, kernm@phillynews.com
FOR THE SECOND time in 3 decades, Temple is playing in a bowl game. And for the second time in 30 years, the Owls will be playing within a bus ride of Philadelphia against a Pac-10 opponent. Today in the nation's capital, Al Golden's 9-3 team will face 6-6 UCLA in the second EagleBank Bowl at RFK Stadium. In 1979, it was a 9-2 Wayne Hardin squad taking on 6-5 California in the second Garden State Bowl at Giants Stadium. These Owls aren't favored. Back then they were also a slight underdog.
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October 10, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
The Southwestern Athletic Conference has reprimanded the Grambling State and Prairie View marching bands for playing at inappropriate times during a game last weekend. A conference spokesman said each band played as the other team's offense approached the line of scrimmage in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, even though conference rules say bands must stop after the offense breaks its huddle. Each band did so at least twice, despite warnings by officials and the stadium announcer. A second violation by either band would mean a one-game suspension; a third would keep it off the field and out of the stands for the rest of the season.
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July 22, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Eddie Robinson, college football's winningest coach, has Alzheimer's, his wife said. "He's pretty bad," Doris Robinson said yesterday. "He gets a little bit worse every day. He comes to the table for breakfast, but after that he wants to go right to bed. " During his 57 years at Grambling, a career which spanned 11 presidents, several wars and the civil-rights movement, Robinson compiled a record of 408-165-15. His teams had only nine losing seasons and won 16 conference titles and nine national black college championships.
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July 22, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Serena Williams defeated Eleni Daniilidou, 6-1, 7-6 (3), yesterday in the JPMorgan Chase Open in Carson, Calif., her first match since losing the Wimbledon final. In an effort to raise their rankings, Williams and older sister Venus are straying from their habit of not playing in the same non-Grand Slam tournament. They also are entered at next week's WTA tournament stop in Carlsbad, Calif. Defending champion Andy Roddick, No. 1 Roger Federer and nine other Grand Slam title winners head the list of the 104 men granted direct entry to the U.S. Open field.
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September 25, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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December 4, 2002 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Augusta National Golf Club showed no sign yesterday of bowing to pressure to allow women to join, even after a former television executive became the first member to quit the Georgia club over the issue. Former CBS chief executive Thomas H. Wyman leveled a parting shot while resigning from the club where he had been a member for 25 years, calling Augusta National's stand on female members "pigheaded" and saying that up to a quarter of the club's 300 members felt the same way he did. Augusta National officials said the resignation would not change the club's position that it would decide on its own when to admit female members.
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