Sports: Columnists

Mar. 18, 2014 @ 06:29 PM

Hunting for connection in communication forest

By all scientific accounts and amateur observations, wild game and fish feed when they are hungry, move when they want and are involuntarily involved in the same cycle of life today as they have been forever. What has changed is how we communicate what we see, do, catch, chase, observe or experience in the outdoors.


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

MEAC Moment | Episode 4

It's Morgan State vs. N.C. Central for the MEAC Tournament championship.


Mar. 15, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

MEAC Moment | Episode 5

N.C. Central University women's demonstrates the power of relationships.


Mar. 12, 2014 @ 12:50 AM

MEAC Moment: Episode 1

Herald-Sun sports writer John McCann is in Norfolk, Va., for the MEAC Tournament, where NCCU coach LeVelle Moton is extremely focused.


Mar. 10, 2014 @ 09:07 PM

Nothing but love from Kidd

No hard feelings from former NCCU forward Stanton Kidd.



Mar. 04, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

Lewis Bowling: NCCU's athletic tradition among richest in N.C.

A short list of the great athletes connected to NCCU will ultimately leave out many deserving name, but hopefully the following names will remind area college sports fans that NCCU stands proudly as a university in athletics along with academics.


Feb. 18, 2014 @ 05:01 PM

Jason Hawkins Column: A hunter with a camera on a snowy day

I am in a field behind my house and with each step, I create more distance from where I was to where I am headed — still a mystery to me.


Feb. 13, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

John McCann column: MLK wouldn't have condoned Smart's act

Even if Texas Tech fan Jeff Orr had opened his big mouth and spewed the n-word at Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, the All-American guard still should have kept his hands to himself.


Feb. 10, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Jason Hawkins Outdoors: A walk in the fields on a winter day

I am walking and it is the ground that I feel. Frozen in time, the mud holds true. There is a path here and droppings there, and I push through tall weeds to follow something anywhere.


Feb. 03, 2014 @ 08:14 PM

Silence, snow awaken hunter's senses

Without realizing my focus had faded again, my hand is in the snow and my eyes are watching the far ridge where the sun blushes the snow, and I think of calling again.


Jan. 21, 2014 @ 09:02 PM

John McCann: Aggies-Eagles just another game? Yeah, right

After N.C. Central beat Delaware State on Saturday, the attention turned to today’s game against archrival N.C. A&T (7:30 p.m., NCCUEaglePride.com). For the uninitiated, think Duke-North Carolina.


Jan. 20, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Hunting ducks, ducks and geese, too

I’ve not pursued waterfowl as much as I have liked.  I was never exposed to waterfowl growing up.


Jan. 13, 2014 @ 08:43 PM

There's just something about the journey

When the door is shut and the truck pulls away, he begins his journey into the woods. Here he lifts himself atop a felled log so that he may see. Here, after he is warmed by a fire by the creek, he swings from a sapling tree and lands across the creek, repeats, repeats again and repeats again, too.


Jan. 10, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

Hood, Devils not fretting about Jabari Parker as Clemson looms

The Duke redshirt sophomore forward has tallied 27 points in each of his first two league games for the No. 16 Blue Devils, who play at Clemson today (2 p.m., Fox Sports Carolina) Hood came to Duke (12-3, 1-1) from Mississippi State and sat out last season under NCAA transfer rules.