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Former NFL RB, Texas Longhorn Cedric Benson dies at 36 in motorcycle accident

Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY Former NFL running back and Texas Longhorns star Cedric Benson died Saturday night in a motorcycle accident, Benson’s attorney, Sam Bassett, confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Sunday in an email. Benson was 36. Bassett said Austin law enforcement told him the news. Earlier on Saturday, Benson had posted an image of a BMW…

Hardin-Simmons alumnus manages growing DFW soccer club

Macee Hall, Communications and Content Strategy Assistant, Assignment Editor (ABILENE, Texas)–A portion of Hardin-Simmons University’s graduates relocate to far corners of the world, but many find their callings closer to home. Outside of Abilene, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex houses one of the densest HSU alumni populations in Texas and includes Rusty Oglesby, high school coach…

Social media expertise pays off for ACU grad Ryan Cantrell

By Rowdy Riggins, June 6, 2019 Many young men grow up dreaming of playing in the major leagues. While most do not make it, ACU alumnus Ryan Cantrell (’11) is doing the next best thing. Cantrell, a Fort Worth native who earned a degree in broadcast journalism, works for the Texas Rangers as a social media coordinator where he…

Abilene Native Serves at Naval Hospital Jacksonville

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda Rae Moreno, Navy Office of Community Outreach (Jacksonville, Fla.) – A 2017 Abilene High School graduate and Abilene, Texas, native is serving at Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville. Seaman Tianna Williams serves as a hospitalman who is responsible for providing healthcare support…

Wilbert Montgomery’s Hall of Fame career ever-so-briefly stopped at Jackson State

BY RICK CLEVELAND, SPORTS COLUMNIST, JULY 23, 2019 When Greenville’s Wilbert Montgomery arrived at Jackson State in the summer of 1973, he found the running back position crowded with superstars galore. Walter Payton was a sophomore. Eddie Payton was a senior. Joe Lowery and Rickey Young, both future NFL backs, also were vying for playing time. Montgomery,…

The Number One Stunner: GOAT Simone Biles Becomes 1st Person in History to Land Double-Double Dismount

Anne Branigin Here it comes: your regular reminder that Simone Biles is the most dominant athlete alive—and, at 22, the Greatest Gymnast of All Time. Biles made history again this weekend at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, where she became the first person ever to land two twists and two somersaults coming off the…