Shaquille O’Neal got regular letters from Dale Brown after meeting his future coach at a young teenager on a U.S. Army base in Germany. Brown knew a future prospect when he saw one, but the one letter from Brown that touched O’Neal more than any had nothing to do with recruiting.
Grant Hill grew up loving basketball, and he admits he can thank his football-playing father, Calvin, for that. Before his induction into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday night in Kansas City, Grant allowed himself to reminisce about those times and how sweet it was to have his entire family witness the ceremony.
Howard Garfinkel may not be as familiar as the rest of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame class enshrined on Sunday, but perhaps nobody was as connected or impacted the sport as the man known as “Garf.”
The Missouri men’s basketball team opens the Maui Invitational at 4 p.m. Monday against No. 2 Arizona at the Lahaina Civic Center in Hawaii. The game will be televised on ESPN2 with either Purdue or Kansas State awaiting in the next round.
Missouri moved up to 17th and Kansas State jumped to 11th in the latest Associated Press college football rankings. The AP’s top four — Florida State, Alabama, Oregon and Mississippi State — remained unchanged, but TCU, which had been ranked fifth last week, slipped behind Baylor, which rose one spot to fifth.
Shortly after Dr. Darrell Floyd started his new position in June as Enid Public Schools' superintendent, he took a tour of the football facilities at the Irv Honigsberg Fieldhouse, next door to D. Bruce Selby Stadium, the home of the Enid Plainsmen.