Author Archive: Earl Cox
Earl Cox, Sports Columnist
Earl doesn¹t just write about sports legends, he counts many of them as his
friends. A member of the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame, he has been writing
about sports for 60 years. Incidentally, that¹s about how long it's been
since he¹s cleaned his desk but he knows where everything is.
Trinity, Kentucky’s pride and joy of high school football, as usual will play just three games against state teams, the mandatory district games against St. Xavier, Male High and Manual to be eligible for another state championship.
At first glance you wouldn’t be impressed with either Kenneth Faried’s flying long hair or his size – but no one’s eyes are equipped with slow-motion vision to show just how quick and fast he is. He also can jump out of the gym.
Rick Pitino is no dummy for getting THE tattoo.
The Kentucky Derby, as everyone in the Blue Grass knows, is a major sports event – but where does it rank with other top events in the nation and in the world?
Charlie Strong, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and wide receiver DeVante Parker should be grinning from ear to ear.
Boys Players of the Year Quentin Snider, Ballard, and Kelan Martin, Ballard. Coaches of the Year, Girls: Say goodbye to two great ones who are retiring, Mercy’s Mark Evans and Manual’s Stacy Pendleton. Boys: Ballard’s Chris Renner, who came close to winning it all this year and who will win another state title next year. [...]
An earth-shaking event in baseball was once again brought to the silver screen this past weekend to chronicle the breaking of the color barrier when Jack Roosevelt Robinson was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
If there is any doubt in your mind about the classy University of Louisville athletic program that Tom Jurich runs, check this: