One on one with ... Donoho's Nina Bidikov
Recently before practice, Donoho's Nina Bidikov sat courtside at Anniston Country Club and volleyed 10 questions from Anniston Star Sports Editor Mark Edwards.
Apr 09, 2014 |  0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep roundup: Oxford wins 11th straight, clinches area baseball title
Oxford High’s baseball team clinched the Class 6A, Area 12 title with a 12-10 win at Pell City on Tuesday.
Apr 08, 2014 |  0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Nick Saban throws a bit of a change-up
So, what does it mean that Saban handed out praise after Alabama’s scrimmage Saturday like trees drop leaves? Spring practice hasn’t even ended, much less the season, when Saban players typically hear such good things from their coach.
Apr 05, 2014 |  0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Please, let’s kick ‘walk-off’ out of baseball
It’s a mildly amusing (very mildly) punch line to a joke told by former Oakland A’s relief pitcher Dennis Eckersley, who allegedly once said in the late 1980s after a game-ending home run against him, “That was my walk-off pitch. I threw the pitch and walked off the mound.”
Apr 03, 2014 |  0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Let top hoops players turn pro when they want
The NBA is considering moving the league’s age minimum from 19 to 20, and it’s good the league is considering a change. However, I propose a change in a different way – down to 18.
Apr 02, 2014 |  0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Union wouldn’t be all good for college athletes
Yet another issue that could come up if college athletes form a union and insist upon being treated as employees: Taxable scholarships.
Apr 01, 2014 |  0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Vols fall, but they aren’t losers
Tennessee went down on a lousy call Friday against Michigan in the NCAA tournament, but the Vols put together an admirable run.
Mar 28, 2014 |  0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: College football union ruling just part of a bigger fight
The fight is far from finished, and current college athletes likely won’t see any benefits, but a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board issued a stunning ruling Wednesday when he said football players at Northwestern are employees who are allowed to unionize.
Mar 26, 2014 |  0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: McElroy gone for now, but he’ll be back
Greg McElroy announced his retirement from the NFL this weekend, which few might’ve noticed had he not taken the time to announce it. McElroy is a 25-year-old former Alabama quarterback and spent his three seasons in the NFL mostly as a third-team clipboard-holder.
Mar 22, 2014 |  0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: We don’t expect Duke to lose … until it happens
Cheering for Duke is kind of like cheering for Russia to win an Olympic hockey gold medal, which means much of the nation cheered when the Blue Devils went down to Mercer on Friday. (Except folks had Duke winning it all on their NCAA tournament brackets.)
Mar 21, 2014 |  0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: AU sticks it to Tide with Pearl hiring
Nobody seems to have more fun coaching college basketball – no matter what – than Pearl. And Auburn basketball sorely needs somebody like that, even though he is under an NCAA show-cause order until Aug. 23.
Mar 19, 2014 |  0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Gus could make rule argument even more interesting
Malzahn and plenty of other FBS coaches didn’t like the proposal, even though it rarely would’ve affected them. If it had passed, offenses wouldn’t have been allowed to snap the ball with 10 or fewer seconds gone from the 40-second play clock, except for the final two minutes of each half.
Mar 18, 2014 |  0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Bama has hoops talent but is it enough?
Alabama athletics director Bill Battle published a statement online Friday in support of embattled basketball coach Anthony Grant, and as part of that statement, he pointed out how there's talent in the Tide program. Battle is correct, of course.
Mar 14, 2014 |  0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: League coaches need lesson in picking all-SEC
Apparently, the coaches are selecting a dream team in more ways that one, because the first team has eight guys on it. The second team has 10.
Mar 11, 2014 |  0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Gators chomp rest of SEC again this year
Certainly, Southeastern Conference basketball isn’t as good as it used to be, but that doesn’t diminish what Florida has accomplished this season.
Mar 08, 2014 |  0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: If Grant stays, buyout won’t be the reason
If the school decides to keep Grant, there’s only one reason to do so – the university administration really does believe he is the best guy for the job. That’s it. That’s the only reason a major program at a major university should keep its head coach.
Mar 07, 2014 |  0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: The question is whether AU wants better basketball
by Mark Edwards
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Mar 05, 2014 |  0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
If it’s worth it to Auburn, Tony Barbee has three years left on his contract, and the Tigers could buy him out for $2.25 million. He is owed $750,000 a year through the life of the deal.
Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Baseball should support college game with cash
by Mark Edwards
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Mar 04, 2014 |  0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Sports Illustrated article by Tom Verducci included a radical suggestion to improve Major League Baseball, and any local parent who has had to fund their baseball-playing child at a four-year school would like Verducci’s idea.
Mark Edwards' 'In My Opinion:' The man who hired Bear's replacement left behind a mystery
by Mark Edwards
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Mar 03, 2014 |  0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Former University of Alabama president Joab Thomas took the best secret of his academic career to the grave.
Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Storm the court, but please stay off my lawn
by Mark Edwards
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Mar 01, 2014 |  0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
It seems like court storming is more and more the thing for college basketball fans to do, no matter the stakes or how good the opponent actually is. I don’t know if that’s actually true, but it seems like it ought to be, considering how often we see it in nightly highlights.
Prep basketball: Saks falls in 3A state semifinals (updated)
by Brandon Miller
Feb 27, 2014 |  0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Daniel Heard had 12 points and seven rebounds for Saks (17-8), while Darion Coleman added 12 points and five rebounds. Harris contributed 10 points and seven rebounds.
Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Now a senior citizen, Doss showing he still can coach
by Mark Edwards
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Feb 26, 2014 |  0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
An Oxford High graduate and a former coach at Anniston Middle School, Jack Doss has his initial J.O. Johnson boys basketball team in Saturday’s Class 4A finals, which is 33 years after he first took a team to the state championship game.
Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Book by Tide's first black hoops player would be a must-read
by Mark Edwards
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Feb 25, 2014 |  0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Former Alabama basketball player Wendell Hudson says he plans to write a book, and it undoubtedly would make a great read.
Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: One question could help Texans choose between Manziel, Clowney
by Mark Edwards
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Feb 24, 2014 |  0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
The Houston Texans need a quarterback, as they are likely to release Matt Shaub soon. If the Texans want, they can get a replacement in this year’s NFL draft in April. After all, they have the No. 1 pick.
NE Regional: Holly Pond girls make it back to 3A Final Four
by Mark Edwards
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Feb 22, 2014 |  0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Holly Pond (31-3) will face Trinity Presbyterian on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Class 3A girls Final Four. Plainview ended it season at 22-8.
Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Some students at regionals remembered sportsmanship
by Mark Edwards
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Feb 21, 2014 |  0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
The fans in the student sections at the Northeast Regional are something to see.
NE Regional: Oden's game-winner lifts Brewer girls back to Final Four (video)
by Mark Edwards
Feb 21, 2014 |  0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Brewer senior guard Emily Oden sank a game-winning basket with 3.6 seconds left to lift the Patriots to a Class 5A Northeast Regional girls championship and fourth straight trip to the Final Four.
NE Regional: Defending state champ Madison County holds off Hokes Bluff
by Mark Edwards
Feb 20, 2014 |  0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Madison County (23-5), which won the 4A state title a year ago, will face Guntersville in Saturday's finals at 5:20 p.m. Guntersville beat Anniston 54-52 earlier Thursday.
Mark Edwards: Anniston's girls team wants a ring for Bullock
by Mark Edwards
Feb 20, 2014 |  0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Anniston High's Eddie Bullock considers himself a football coach, and he is a pretty good one. But he is a basketball coach, too, and he is pretty good at that, as well.
NE Regional: Powerful Holly Pond girls pound Saks
by Mark Edwards
Feb 20, 2014 |  0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
Holly Pond showed why it won the regional last year, was ranked No. 3 at the end of this year's regular season, and is expected to challenge for the Class 3A state crown. The Broncos poured it on early and often in an 87-29 victory, dispatching Saks quickly and efficiently.
Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Stall basketball seems OK in this situation
by Mark Edwards
Feb 19, 2014 |  0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Typically, a 15-2 score in a high school varsity basketball game would turn my stomach, but in the case of the AISA AAA girls championship game, it's an interesting story how two teams managed to combine for only 17 points.



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