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October 24, 2021
“This is history that roars!”, says Ted Doering, co-founder of the Motorcyclepedia Museum (motorcyclepediamuseum.org). …
October 17, 2021
Tal Brody was a college basketball star in the 1960s, playing at the University of Illinois and winning the 1965 Big 10 championship.
October 10, 2021
Jake stood between the two goal posts, knees bent and body arched forward. His gloved hands were raised to chest level, ready to block the penalty shot coming his way.
October 3, 2021
“I put my whole life into football”, says Dan Fouts in conversation with Sports History Weekly.
September 26, 2021
Billie Jean King has been described as “the most important single figure in the history of women’s tennis, as player, stateswoman, innovator, and entrepreneur” (World of Tennis, …
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September 12, 2021
Rickie Simmons couldn’t do the touchdown dance, but he could sure do the scoring. The only white player on the football team at Bowie State College, an Historically Black College & University (HBCU),
September 5, 2021
Blake’s mouthpiece went flying as a powerful right hook caught his jaw and sent a spray of perspiration into the air. He was thrown back against the corner, just where Kenny wanted him.
September 5, 2021
The bulletin went out to all parents, students and staff: “Following months of discussions and careful deliberations, the school board has decided to change the name of Thomas Jefferson High School to Glenville High School."
September 5, 2021
“Lou Basset, dead at 62”, ended the radio broadcast at the top of the hour. Turning the radio dial in search of music, Gerry’s fingers moved slowly and methodically.
August 29, 2021
Like a modern Bruegel painting depicting kids in playful outdoor scenes, stickball was a familiar picture in America’s urban landscape during the mid-20th century. And like the Dutch painter's subjects, it all but disappeared.