Keith Jackson, folksy voice of college football, dies at 89

Keith Jackson, folksy voice of college football, dies at 89

By then, it was the early 1950s. Jackson, after graduating from Georgia’s Roopville High School, where he played on a championship basketball team, had served a four-year overseas stint in the Marine Corps and was attending Washington State in Pullman, Wash., on the GI Bill, studying criminology and political science. The school had its own radio station, and as Jackson listened to a student broadcast of a football game, he thought, “I can do better than that.”

Published at Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:35:00 +0000

Lakers need overtime but get a 107-101 victory over Mavericks

To go with his ninth double-double of the season, Randle committed a career-high seven turnovers. And, had the Lakers not performed in overtime, a lot of attention would’ve been paid to the final play of regulation, when the Lakers called a play for Randle to try to win the game. Randle fumbled the ball and didn’t get a shot off, with Lonzo Ball scooping up the basketball to save him from another turnover.

Published at Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:20:00 +0000