The Question …
This team played their first game on September 17, 1967. Over 80,000 fans cheered as Al Hirt trumpeted the team's theme song and the new club took the field against the L.A. Rams. The veteran Rams bested the newcomers 27-13, but that didn't dampen Dixieland spirits. Name this club.
Star Tracking …
April 16, 2001
BATON ROUGE, La. Freshman left-hander Lane Mestepey pitched a complete game and overcame his teammates' four errors as LSU beat Ole Miss 6-3 on Sunday. The Tigers won the series 2-1 and are now alone in first place in the Southeastern Conference Western Division.
Jon Knott had a pair of three-run home runs Sunday, the second with two out in the bottom of the ninth, to lift Mississippi State to a dramatic 8-7 win over No. 10 South Carolina at Dudy Noble Field. The Bulldogs (21-14, 11-7 SEC) claimed their third consecutive SEC weekend series. Knott, who gave the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead with a three-run blast in the first inning, drilled a two-strike pitch by Gamecock relief pitcher Blake Taylor (2-2) over the right field fence. Brent Lewis reached on a one-out single, catcher Jason Burkley was struck by a pitch and Josh West lined out to right to set the stage for Knott's game-winner.
April 16, 1997
DECATUR For the last three years, Southeast Lauderdale and Newton County have met on the baseball diamond in the last week of the regular season to determine a playoff spot in Division 5-3A. In both 1995 and 1996, Mack Fanning's Newton County Cougars triumphed and went on to the postseason while Larry Etheridge's Southeast Tigers were sent home. But this season, Southeast finally turned the tables on Newton County, taking a 6-2 win Tuesday on the Cougar's home field and earning a position in the playoffs.
NEW YORK And now, No. 42 belongs to a baseball eternity, much as the man who wore it with such dignity and grace while changing the face of his game and his country. Baseball moved dramatically to preserve the memory of Jackie Robinson on the 50th anniversary of his major league debut by permanently retiring the number of the modern game's first black player. In ceremonies at Shea Stadium attended by President Clinton, acting commissioner Bud Selig announced the unprecedented step. "Number 42 belongs to Jackie Robinson for the ages," he said.
April 16, 1992
Livingston coach Mark Hogan got some weekend pitching in the middle of the week Wednesday night. Three LU pitchers combined for a school record 19 strikeouts in the longest game in Livingston baseball history, as the Tigers rallied to defeat Delta State 5-4 in 14 innings at Meridian Community College. The game was originally scheduled for MCC in late February but was washed out then.
The Answer …
The New Orleans Saints.
Sports Faces …
Will Wiggins is the No.1 men's singles player for the nationally ranked Meridian Community College tennis team. He was 10-3 on the season before last weekend's matches.
He came to Meridian from Beaumont, Texas. He and Bobby Barton are both from the Beaumont area.
As a team, the Eagles are 12-4 this season. Depth is a big reason for the success.
As a player, Wiggins prefers bombing away at his opponents.