Shatel: Celebrating my Husker football anniversary … without Husker football | Shatel

Elwanda Tulloch

“She tells him how proud they are of him, how much they admire him, how wonderful it is to see him. He takes pictures with her and the president and they talk for a while. We walked back (to press row) and he was so excited to get these pictures.

“The next morning, he’s still talking about it. And he’s amazed that these people were so nice to him. I said, ‘Why wouldn’t be they nice to you, Coach?’

“He just shook his head and I can imagine what that head shake meant.

“But that, to me, said a lot about his life, to come from where he was earlier in life to where he was being embraced by presidents.”

» The Big Ten presidents voted 11-3 to postpone fall football. Ohio State, Nebraska and Iowa were the three who said “Play ball.”

So now that the Big Ten has

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Celebrating the Five Year Anniversary of Webb City, Missouri’s Little League World Series Appearance

Elwanda Tulloch

Five years ago today (Friday, August 21), a 12-year-old boy stood on a pitcher’s mound in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in front of 30,000-plus fans (mostly cheering for the other team) and surrendered what was essentially a meaningless grand slam in a blow-out loss. And in so doing, he managed to capture the attention of the nation.

His team was already losing 14-0 in the third inning. When you’re down that much, what’re four more runs after all? And by the way, this wasn’t just any home run, but rather an absolute bomb.

Here’s the thing: The pitcher didn’t mope or pout or throw a temper-tantrum or hide his face in his glove in embarrassment. In fact, his response was the complete opposite side of the spectrum. Not only did he not cry, but he celebrated; he reveled in the moon shot sailing over his head.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Mekhi Garrard

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