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December 4, 2003
"Thirty or 40 years from now, one of these mornings while we're sitting there watching 'Jeopardy,' my name will come up." Sylvester Croom, on being the first black coach in SEC history, at Mississippi State.
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November 30, 2008 | Mike Hiserman, Hiserman is a Times staff writer.
And then there were three. The number of black head football coaches in major college football has been cut in half in the last month or so, with Sylvester Croom, the coach who broke the Southeastern Conference's football color barrier, the latest to go. Croom resigned Saturday from his post at Mississippi State, after five years and one winning season.
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September 5, 2004 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
History-making is not always what you expect. It can be Rosa Parks on a bus, a march to Selma or, as it happened Saturday night, Sylvester Croom running onto a field after emerging from a giant, inflatable Mississippi State helmet. Surrounded by Bulldog players, Croom burst through a blow-up facemask at 5:01 Central Daylight Time and, a few steps later, broke down one of sport's last, and most shameful, barriers.
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September 5, 2004 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
History-making is not always what you expect. It can be Rosa Parks on a bus, a march to Selma or, as it happened Saturday night, Sylvester Croom running onto a field after emerging from a giant, inflatable Mississippi State helmet. Surrounded by Bulldog players, Croom burst through a blow-up facemask at 5:01 Central Daylight Time and, a few steps later, broke down one of sport's last, and most shameful, barriers.
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November 30, 2008 | Mike Hiserman, Hiserman is a Times staff writer.
And then there were three. The number of black head football coaches in major college football has been cut in half in the last month or so, with Sylvester Croom, the coach who broke the Southeastern Conference's football color barrier, the latest to go. Croom resigned Saturday from his post at Mississippi State, after five years and one winning season.
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December 7, 2003 | Michael Wilbon, Washington Post
The hiring of Sylvester Croom as football coach at Mississippi State Tuesday leads me straight to a brilliant and passionate rant John Thompson once had on the eve of his first NCAA championship game appearance, in 1982, when a reporter asked the Georgetown basketball coach how it felt to be the first black coach to take a team that far. It was a wonderful answer then and is even more fitting now that it's 20 years later and we're still dealing, sadly, with firsts and onlys.
NEWS
December 2, 2008
College football: The wrong photo appeared with an article in Sunday's Sports section about the dwindling number of black coaches at major college football programs. The photo's caption said it showed Mississippi State Coach Sylvester Croom; in fact, the picture was of Mississippi State assistant coach Pat Washington. Croom, who resigned Saturday, is shown here.
SPORTS
September 19, 2004 | From Associated Press
Ron Whitcomb threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Kevin McMahan with 2:55 left, and Division I-AA Maine stopped Mississippi State twice in the final minutes to beat the Bulldogs, 9-7, on Saturday night. Maine (2-1), playing a Division I-A opponent for the first time since 1991, handed Mississippi State its second loss in three games under new Coach Sylvester Croom. A play before the winning touchdown pass, Whitcomb completed a 25-yard pass across the middle to Ryan Walker on third-and-15.
SPORTS
September 4, 2004
A look at some of the top matchups during the first full weekend: MIAMI (Ohio) at MICHIGAN 9 a.m., Channel 7 * The Redhawks have the nation's longest win streak, 14 games, but no Ben Roethlisberger. * CALIFORNIA at AIR FORCE 9 a.m., ESPN2 * With junior quarterback Aaron Rodgers leading the charge, the Bears are the real air force in this matchup. * OREGON STATE at LOUISIANA STATE 3 p.m., ESPN * The Beavers face an upstream battle against the defending national co-champions.
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December 5, 2005 | From the Associated Press
Kansas State has hired Virginia offensive coordinator Ron Prince to replace Bill Snyder as head coach, Athletic Director Tim Weiser said Sunday. Weiser said the school would formally announce the hiring today. The 36-year-old Prince, raised about 20 miles from Manhattan, Kan., in Junction City, will become only the fourth black head football coach in Division I-A, joining UCLA's Karl Dorrell, Washington's Tyrone Willingham and Mississippi State's Sylvester Croom.
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December 7, 2003 | Michael Wilbon, Washington Post
The hiring of Sylvester Croom as football coach at Mississippi State Tuesday leads me straight to a brilliant and passionate rant John Thompson once had on the eve of his first NCAA championship game appearance, in 1982, when a reporter asked the Georgetown basketball coach how it felt to be the first black coach to take a team that far. It was a wonderful answer then and is even more fitting now that it's 20 years later and we're still dealing, sadly, with firsts and onlys.
SPORTS
December 4, 2003
"Thirty or 40 years from now, one of these mornings while we're sitting there watching 'Jeopardy,' my name will come up." Sylvester Croom, on being the first black coach in SEC history, at Mississippi State.
SPORTS
November 10, 2005 | From Associated Press
Freshman quarterback Pat White had 111 yards rushing, taking off on draws that set up freshman Steve Slaton's four touchdowns, and No. 16 West Virginia defeated host Cincinnati, 38-0, Wednesday night. The Mountaineers (8-1 overall, 5-0 in Big East Conference play) are in position to clinch the conference title heading into their last regular-season games against Pittsburgh and South Florida, their closest pursuer with one conference loss. Slaton finished with 129 yards.
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April 4, 2004 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Apparently, NASCAR wasn't happy when driver Derrike Cope arrived in Las Vegas with a new dot-com sponsor. The Orlando Sentinel reported that the folks from NASCAR did not like his affiliation with redneckjunk.com, and fired off a letter saying so. You know, that old image thing. "The majority of its fan base for the past 50 years have been rednecks," Tom Connelly, the chief executive of redneckjunk.com, told the Sentinel. But the website appears to be thriving and has a picture of Cope's Dodge.
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