Billy Cundiff’s last-second FG lifts Browns, dooms Saints to tough 0-2 start

September 15, 2014 in Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) — Billy Cundiff kicked a 29-yard field goal with three seconds left, giving the Cleveland Browns a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Cundiff’s kick helped the […]

Former Mississippi standout Crespino dies at 75

August 6, 2013 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Obituaries, Sports, Statewide News, Top Stories

Robert “Bobby” Crespino, a tight end and receiver for some of Mississippi’s best football teams from 1958 to 1960, died on Monday, July 29, in Atlanta. He was 75.

Cockrell Funeral Home in Macon, Miss., confirmed Crespino’s death after a lengthy illness, but did not provide details of the illness.

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Crespino played for three Ole Miss teams that had a combined 29-3-1 record and earned a share of two national championships in 1959 and 1960. He caught 30 passes for 408 yards and four touchdowns in 1960.

Hickerson’s bust presented to Ole Miss

July 22, 2013 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

The Pro Football Hall of Fame bust of the late Gene Hickerson has found a permanent home at University of Mississippi.

The Oxford Eagle reports that the bust was presented to Ole Miss by Hickerson’s family. Hickerson helped the Rebels to the 1955 SEC title and a 1956 Cotton Bowl win over TCU, plus a victory over Texas in the 1958 Sugar Bowl.

Hickerson went on to play 15 seasons for the Cleveland Browns as the lead blocker for three Hall of Famers – Jim Brown, Leroy Kelly and Bobby Mitchell.

Campbell, 1st black Olympic decathlon winner, dies

November 19, 2012 in National Sports, News, Obituaries, Sports, Top Stories

Milt Campbell, who became the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play pro football and become a motivational speaker, has died, his family said. He was 78.

Linda Rusch, Campbell’s partner of 13 years, said Campbell died Friday, Nov. 2 at his home in Gainesville, about 55 miles northwest of Atlanta. She said he had been fighting prostate cancer for a decade.