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LDMA SPOTLIGHTS SPORTS IN LOUISIANA IN AUGUST

Summer Olympics in August


In honor of the Summer Olympics on August 5 – 21, the LDMA focuses on sports in Louisiana throughout the month. Explore the stories of Louisiana athletes and coaches who have made us cheer!

Olympics:
• Willie Davenport, track and field (1964, 1968, 1972, 1976) & bobsledding (1980), gold and bronze medalist
• Skip Bertman, Team USA baseball coach, 1996
• Warren Morris, baseball player, 1996, bronze medalist
• Gayle Hatch, Team USA men’s weightlifting coach, 2004
• Special Olympics in Baton Rouge, 1983
Football:
• Terry Bradshaw, Louisiana Tech Player, Super Bowl XIII & XIV MVP, and Pro Football Hall of Famer
• Paul Dietzel, LSU Coach – 1978 and 2011
• Bert Jones, LSU Player
• Archie Manning, New Orleans Saints Player
• Charlie McClendon, LSU Coach
• Eddie Robinson, Grambling Coach
• Johnny Robinson, LSU Player
• Jerry Stovall, LSU Player and Coach
• Jimmy Taylor, LSU Player and Pro Football Hall of Famer – 1996 and 2010
• Doug Williams, Grambling Player and Super Bowl XXII MVP
Baseball:
• Skip Bertman, LSU Coach
• Lou Brock, Southern Player and Baseball Hall of Famer
• Ron Guidry, New York Yankees Player – 1983 and 2011
• Mel Ott, New York Giants Player and Baseball Hall of Famer
Basketball:
• Dale Brown, LSU Coach – 1981 and 2014
• Pete Maravich, LSU and New Orleans Jazz Player
• Bob Pettit, LSU Player and Basketball Hall of Famer
• Willis Reed, Grambling Player and Basketball Hall of Famer
• Joe Dumars, McNeese Player and Basketball Hall of Famer

Other Stories of Interest
• Evangeline Baseball League of the 1930s-1950s
• Monroe Monarchs hosting the 1932 Negro League World Series
• Louisiana Bat Companies
• Speed Racer Knot Farrington
• High School Boxing Reunion
• Grambling Legends Hall of Fame Class of 2010
• Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in Natchitoches

Throughout the month of August, you can also view the documentary Eddie Robinson: A Life Celebrated in its entirety.

To see all of these videos and more, go to the LDMA website at ladigitalmedia.org.

For more information, contact Margaret T. Schlaudecker at (800) 272-8161, ext. 4276 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Published: July 28, 2016
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