Craig Robinson (basketball) - Wikipedia
Craig Malcolm Robinson (born April 21, ) is an American college basketball coach, basketball executive, and broadcaster. He is a former head men's. Robinson now isn't playing college basketball at all. In March of , Stansbury accepted the head coaching job at WKU and quickly hired. Read Titusville Herald Newspaper Archives, Jun 28, , p. Wrath of Great (N ) hd Meet the Robinsons ('07, G) Jessie hd Botched (TV14; hd Botched; "Waist-ed " (Nj NCAA College World Series: “CWS Finals.
But there is a shocking resemblance between the diminutive playmakers in their speed, elusiveness and quickness. So is the effect the two have on my sense of what is right and wrong. Being that dominant on a football field somehow feels wrong.
In a 34—17 loss to Michigan State in the Paul Bunyan Trophy game, Robinson completed 17 of 29 passes for passing yards but threw three interceptions.
Despite a "lackluster" performance against the Spartans, Sports Illustrated selected Robinson for its "September Heisman" following the Michigan State game. Robinson was limited to 96 passing yards and rushing yards and threw his fifth interception of the season. In the third quarter, Robinson suffered a shoulder injury and did not return to the game. Despite the loss, Robinson's offensive output rebounded against the Nittany Lions. He rushed for yards on 27 carries an average of 7.
On the first play from scrimmage, Robinson threw a yard touchdown pass to Roy Roundtree. Robinson set a school single-half record with passing yards in the first half. In the Purdue game, Robinson turned the ball over four times two interceptions and two lost fumbles in heavy rain and gusting wind.
One week later, Michigan suffered a 48—28 loss to Wisconsin. Robinson passed for yards and two touchdowns, rushed for yards and two touchdowns, set the Division I FBS record for rushing yards by a quarterback and become the first NCAA player with 1, rushing yards and 2, passing yards in the same season.
In the final game of the regular season, Michigan lost by a point margin 37—7 against Ohio State in The Game. Robinson failed to register a passing or rushing touchdown for the first time all season. Although he rushed for yards on 18 carries, he was limited to 87 passing yards. After sustaining two dislocated fingers on his non-throwing hand, Robinson was replaced in the second half by Tate Forcier. In the mids, Branch Rickeyclub president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgersbegan to scout the Negro leagues for a possible addition to the Dodgers' roster.
Rickey selected Robinson from a list of promising black players and interviewed him for possible assignment to Brooklyn's International League farm clubthe Montreal Royals.
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The best was Josh Gibson. I think that's one of the reasons why Josh died so early — he was heartbroken. Clay Hopperthe manager of the Royals, asked Rickey to assign Robinson to any other Dodger affiliate, but Rickey refused. As he was not allowed to stay with his teammates at the team hotel, he lodged instead at the home of a local black politician.
In Sanford, Floridathe police chief threatened to cancel games if Robinson and Wright did not cease training activities there; as a result, Robinson was sent back to Daytona Beach. Robinson thus became the first black player to openly play for a minor league team against a major league team since the de facto baseball color line had been implemented in the s.
On April 18,Roosevelt Stadium hosted the Jersey City Giants ' season opener against the Montreal Royalsmarking the professional debut of the Royals' Jackie Robinson and the first time the color barrier had been broken in a game between two minor league clubs. Although Sandel induced Robinson to ground out at his first at bat, Robinson ended up with four hits in his five trips to the plate; his first hit was a three-run home run in the game's third inning. With Eddie Stanky entrenched at second base for the Dodgers, Robinson played his initial major league season as a first baseman.
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The brewing mutiny ended when Dodgers management took a stand for Robinson. Manager Leo Durocher informed the team, "I do not care if the guy is yellow or black, or if he has stripes like a fuckin' zebra. I'm the manager of this team, and I say he plays.
What's more, I say he can make us all rich. And if any of you cannot use the money, I will see that you are all traded. Some, notably the St. Louis Cardinalsthreatened to strike if Robinson played, but also to spread the walkout across the entire National League.
The reporter, concerned about protecting Hyland's anonymity and job, in turn leaked it to his Tribune colleague and editor, Stanley Woodwardwhose own subsequent reporting with other sources protected Hyland.
After the threat was exposed, National League President Ford Frick and Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler let it be known that any striking players would be suspended.
Those who do it will encounter quick retribution. All will be suspended and I don't care if it wrecks the National League for five years. This is the United States of America and one citizen has as much right to play as another.
He played professionally for the Manchester Giants in the British Basketball League for two seasons  and returned to the U. He became a vice president at Continental Bank and worked there from to He was certainly a team player — he wasn't a pig, he passed when he was supposed to pass, and he cut when he was supposed to cut. To me, that speaks to a lack of selfishness. He had natural leadership ability, because he didn't just pass me the ball because he was dating my sister.
Whenever a player gets tired, he reverts to the player he truly is. That's how you tell.