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Great Coach, Better Man

Great Coach, Better Man

The biggest thrill Billy Henderson ever had was not winning three state football championships, nor was it whipping coach Wright Bazemore's Valdosta Wildcats three consecutive years. It wasn't even having the Clarke Central High School Stadium renamed Billy Henderson Stadium or being honored by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

May 2005
On The Run

On The Run

You've heard of the late Red Smith, legendary sportswriter for The New York Times and the New York Herald Tribune and a member of the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame?

April 2005
Back From

Back From "The Dead"

To paraphrase a line from an old Broadway tune, "I ain't dead yet." Such is the mindset of Dr. Sidney Earle Williams, the former Georgia Tech defensive end turned chiropractor, known in his playing days as "Dead Man."

February 2005
Lords - And Ladies - Of The Rings

Lords - And Ladies - Of The Rings

I have known my share of world champion prizefighters. I did road work with Rocky Marciano, played cards with Carmen Basilio, interviewed Beau Jack and Archie Moore and took a playful swing (and missed) at Max Baer. All were great fighters but Baer. And he could have been the greatest of them all if it were not for wine, women and all-night partying.

January 2005
Doing It All

Doing It All

In the annals of University of Georgia athletics, there never has been an athlete like John Richard Carson. He is one of only two Bulldogs named All-American in two sports (Herschel Walker was the other). He is one of only two Bulldogs to earn letters in four sports (Mort Hodgson in 1908 was the other) and, says UGA historian Dan Magill, had he been able to work it into his schedule, he would have earned letters in six sports.

December 2004
Meet

Meet "Mr. Nice Guy"

Arthur Arnold DeCarlo never met a man he didn't like. Rarely is seen without a smile on his face. Extends a warm greeting and firm handshake to everyone he meets. Never been known to be unhappy.

November 2004
In The Thick Of Battle

In The Thick Of Battle

George William Mathews, Jr., one of the greatest and most successful Yellow Jackets of them all, wanted to attend the University of Georgia, not Georgia Tech.

October 2004
One Of The Finest

One Of The Finest

He beat Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Weiskopf. He won back-to-back professional tournaments in four different years, and when Ben Hogan introduced the 1967 U.S. Ryder Cup team as the "finest golfers in the world," he was among them.

September 2004
Friday Night Faithful

Friday Night Faithful

To players, coaches and fans all across Georgia, high school football is . . . part religion, part sport, part business, and all-consuming .

August 2004
Everybody's All-American

Everybody's All-American

There was so much talent on the 1950 University of Georgia football team it was nearly impossible for anyone to stand out. Nine Bulldogs made it in the pros and six of these, ends Bobby Walston, Harry Babcock and John Carson; tackles Dick Yelvington and Marion Campbell and center-linebacker Art DeCarlo became All-Pro.

August 2004
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