Sports: Columnists

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., 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.

Jan. 06, 2014 @ 11:58 PM

Hunter: 'Sauce, canned meat? Let's eat!'

Jan. 04, 2014 @ 10:03 PM

Reid's good deeds give him taste from Sugar Bowl

NCCU quarterback's mentoring program punched his ticket to the big game.

Dec. 23, 2013 @ 07:49 PM

Sap sticks to hunter's mind, fingers, too

He remembers the day they were looking for a tree, and, while standing by a lone cedar, two bedded deer burst from a tangle of briars just a few feet away.

Dec. 19, 2013 @ 09:40 PM

Duke women awaken from UConn hangover, leash Great Danes

Haley Peters scored 17 points to help No. 2 Duke beat Albany 80-51 on Thursday night. Chelsea Gray and Richa Jackson had 12 points apiece for the Blue Devils (11-1), who shot 59 percent from the floor in their first game since an 83-61 home loss to No. 1 Connecticut on Tuesday.

Dec. 19, 2013 @ 11:16 PM

EAGLES EXTRAS: Mack's the man?

Dec. 16, 2013 @ 06:43 PM

Nature awakens hunter's senses

For the moment that I stand here, I hear the voice of frost and how she became this place. Her voice, surprisingly, is soft. She is clear and transparent and her manner of speaking upon this place is neither slurred nor slanged.

Dec. 09, 2013 @ 07:41 PM

In other words, it's called hunting

It is climbing a tree. It is tucking into a blind. It is standing against an oak tree that was here before the war and, maybe, the war before that one, too.