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99-year-old ready for more world track records
May27

99-year-old ready for more world track records

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)—You may never meet a more remarkable man than Orville Rogers. Today, at 99 years of age, he holds 16 age-group world records in individual and relay running events and has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania at an altitude of over 19,000 feet. The oldest man to run a 10-minute mile, Rogers has run 26-mile marathons and plans to participate in national track events when he reaches his 100th birthday in...

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Gillespie remembered by Clemson’s Dabo Swinney
Apr08

Gillespie remembered by Clemson’s Dabo Swinney

VILLA RICA, Ga. (BP)—Frank Irvin Gillespie’s last year playing football at Clemson was 1949—20 years before Dabo Swinney, coach of the university’s national championship football team, was born. However, Coach Swinney called Gillespie’s son Frank the day after his dad died to offer his condolences—a call evidencing that Gillespie’s influence at Clemson is legendary and still being felt nearly 70 years after his last football game....

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Georgia quarterback plays to ‘glorify God’
Oct20

Georgia quarterback plays to ‘glorify God’

ATHENS, Ga.—Alfred Lord Tennyson, in his poem “Locksley Hall,” wrote, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” If that is true, it surely can be said without fear of contradiction, “As autumn approaches, the fancy of both young and old turn to thoughts of gridiron contests and football frenzy.” One of the bastions of football legends and lore is Sanford Stadium in...

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