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Just Play The Damn Game

Just Play The Damn Game

Rick Sarro October 7, 2016 Comments Off on Just Play The Damn Game

Life isn’t as simple as it once was. That goes for college football, too. From 1951 through 1986, McNeese and what was then USL squared off on the football field for 36 straight years,

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Decision Made

Decision Made

Rick Sarro September 15, 2016 Comments Off on Decision Made

The McNeese Cowboys’ quarterback duel is over, and the man with the quickest draw won. Arkansas State transfer James Tabary beat out juniors Grant Ashcraft and Joe Lissard for the job after roughly two

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Another Sad Tale

Another Sad Tale

Rick Sarro July 21, 2016 Comments Off on Another Sad Tale

Don’t sneak a peek ahead a few paragraphs. Try and figure out who I’m referring to in yet another tragic American sports saga involving a privileged, spoiled, arrogant sports star who appears to have

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A Dad’s Conundrum

A Dad’s Conundrum

Rick Sarro July 12, 2016 Comments Off on A Dad’s Conundrum

What’s a dad to do? We are supposed to keep our kids away from trouble; protected and safe from injury; as much as humanly possible. Dads are obligated to make wise and prudent decisions

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Ali

Ali

Rick Sarro June 23, 2016 Comments Off on Ali

I was anxiously waiting in the lobby of a lakefront hotel in Lake Charles. It was 1983, if my memory is correct. I was a young sports anchor and reporter for KPLC-TV at the

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Championship Brotherhood

Championship Brotherhood

Rick Sarro June 9, 2016 Comments Off on Championship Brotherhood

It’s difficult to explain chemistry, camaraderie and the emotions and bonds built in the locker rooms and on the field. It’s even harder to understand how all this manifests in improved playing, and, better

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REAL REALITY

REAL REALITY

Rick Sarro May 18, 2016 Comments Off on REAL REALITY

The NFL just put on its ultimate reality show in the form of its annual draft. That’s when hundreds of former college football players become reality stars over a three-day period that changes their

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Football Foundation

Football Foundation

Rick Sarro May 4, 2016 Comments Off on Football Foundation

It’s been different this spring — not seeing Matt Viator incessantly spinning his whistle and pacing the field during the McNeese Cowboys workouts. What was familiar and reassuring for the players, assistant coaches and

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‘Coach, Friend, Mentor, Leader’

‘Coach, Friend, Mentor, Leader’

Rick Sarro April 21, 2016 Comments Off on ‘Coach, Friend, Mentor, Leader’

The billboard high above Westlake’s Sampson Street needed to be twice its size if it were to describe what Max Caldarera was to Westlake High School, his community and the thousands who came out

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DESERVING OF MORE HOOPS

DESERVING OF MORE HOOPS

Rick Sarro April 6, 2016 Comments Off on DESERVING OF MORE HOOPS

Something tells me the McNeese Cowgirls shouldn’t stuff their sneakers too far in the back of the closet or locker just yet. I think there’s more basketball to be played, and deservedly so. McNeese’s

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