The Egalitarian

Alice Coachman (1923-2014) was the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal. Coachman won the high jump at the 1948 London Olympics.

Alice Coachman: jumping into history

John Cañamar, Sports Editor February 16, 2015
In 1948 at the Olympic Summer Games in London, Coachman defeated all of her competition on her first jump in the final round with the height of 5 feet 6 1/8 inches. With that jump she became the first African American woman to win a gold medal. When asked what Coachman means to the university, Tuskegee Track and Field Head Coach Higdon said, “She means everything. She means tradition. She means history. She means legacy. She means hard work and dedication.”
Houston Dash goalkeeper Erin McLeod is part of what head coach Randy Waldrum believes could be a good nucleus going into the 2015 NWSL season. The team will hold open tryouts at the Houston Sports Park Feb. 20 and 21, and preseason camp begins March 9.

Dash seek to improve in 2015

Maria Smith, Staff Writer February 13, 2015
The Houston Dash finished the 2014 season with a 5-16-6 record, but the team’s head coach feels optimistic the team is on an upward trajectory. An influx of new talent, along with some off-season acquisitions, gives Randy Waldrum’s squad a shot in the arm as the Dash begins its work for their sophomore season. That work begins Feb. 20 as the team holds the first of its two-day tryouts at the Houston Sports Park. According to the team, 20 to 25 players will be selected and called for the second day. A second-day match between those players will help team brass determine which players move on the preseason camp, scheduled to begin March 9.
In this Jan. 30 photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell participates in a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game in Phoenix. Goodell said during the Super Bowl great progress had been made regarding conduct across the league. Yet early into 2015, there have been more than a half-dozen players arrested, a star suspended, an agent indicted, a popular player entering rehab and a Hall of Famer fired.

NFL arrest season starts fast

John Cañamar, Sports Editor February 12, 2015
Joseph Randle was arrested for the second time in less than four months. The mother of his child called 911 and stated that Randle was fighting with her. When police arrived at the hotel in Wichita, Kansas Randle was arrested, but not taken to jail on possession of marijuana. Randle was ordered to appear in court in three weeks for the possession of marijuana. On Friday charges for marijuana against Randle were dropped. There is still an ongoing investigation on the alleged act of Randle pulling a gun out and aiming it at a car in which his son was in.

Brandon Vandenburg looks at the jury as Judge Wilkins reads the charges during his trial on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. The jury deliberated for three hours before announcing that Vandenburg and Cory Batey were guilty of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery.

Vanderbilt rape verdicts signal support for assault victims

Sheila Burke, Associated Press January 30, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The gang-rape conviction of two former Vanderbilt University football players sends signals out in every direction. To the two young men, Tuesday's verdicts show that being...

Appel hopes to make MLB debut for Astros in 2015

Appel hopes to make MLB debut for Astros in 2015

Kristie Rieken, AP Sports Writer January 22, 2015
"I think he will have a good experience in big league camp. He'll open some eyes, and I do believe that he has a chance to be with this team in 2015," Luhnow said.
Penn State head coach Joe Paterno.

Penn St. gets wins restored, Paterno again winningest coach

Marc Levy, The Associated Press January 16, 2015
Penn State's football team is getting back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and the late Joe Paterno has been restored as the winningest coach in major college football history.
TCU Coach Gary Patterson winner of the Paul

Patterson wins Bryant Award

Kristie Rieken, AP Sports Writer January 15, 2015

HOUSTON — TCU coach Gary Patterson was rewarded for helping the Horned Frogs to an impressive turnaround this season by winning the Paul "Bear" Bryant College Coach of the Year on Wednesday night. Patterson...

Ohio State players celebrate after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Oregon Monday in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State won 42-20.

How could the college football playoff change next year?

Ralph D. Russo, The Associated Press January 13, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas  — The first College Football Playoff was a success on almost every level — except maybe for fans of TCU and Baylor. Otherwise, there was not much to gripe about. And Ohio State...

New Era for Dynamo

New Era for Dynamo

John Canamar, Writer January 11, 2015
Last season, with a record of 11 wins, 17 losses and 6 ties for a total of 39 points, the Dynamo were on the outside of the playoff brackets looking in which left fans asking for changes. Dynamo President Chris Canetti heard the concerns and has had a busy off season. “We are eager to get back to our winning ways and continue forward in the growth of our club and fan base,” Canetti stated, “these changes are symbolic of this new era of Dynamo Soccer.”
Biggio at press conference after receiving the news of his call to the hall.

“Houston, we have no problem!” Craig Biggio is called to the hall

John Canamar, Writer January 7, 2015
Biggio is considered a rarity in modern sports for his old school hustle and team first spirit while playing his entire 20 year career for Houston’s beloved Astros.
Andrew Crews, HCC student tennis athlete.

Club tennis for the match

Brenda Jacoby, Contributor November 28, 2014

Tennis season for Houston Community College's Eagles has ended for 2014. Crushing losses and sweet victories made the year memorable for Coach Carlton Abernathy and his team. Scheduled matches begin...


Bump. Set. Spike!

John Cañamar November 4, 2014
When Scott Simonds, head coach at Clear Creek High School, was asked about his thoughts on the playoffs he responded, “[I’m] very proud of the season we've had. To win the district for the ninth time in 14-years is a huge accomplishment considering how strong our district is year in and year out.” He continued, “The kids have worked very hard and we're now focusing on winning one match at a time and hopefully getting back to the State Tournament for the first time since 2008.”
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