A born and raised Midwesterner, Michael Dugan joins the WLOX team as a Sports Anchor/Multimedia Journalist.
Originally from Chicago, Michael is a recent graduate of Indiana University and is excited to work on the warm coast where - among other things - he won’t have to fight through those brutally cold Midwest winters.
Having been involved in journalism since his freshman year of high school, his passion for reporting runs deep. In his free time, he loves to play golf and basketball.
Since the Saints and Buccaneers last faced off on early November, the two teams have each lost only twice. New Orleans had an average margin of victory over that stretch of 17 points per game, while Tampa’s was 18.
Watching two all-time greats square off against each other is a rare treat. Watching two all-time greats square off in the postseason, is a priceless experience. And on Sunday, for the first time ever, we will see Tom Brady versus Drew Brees battle in the postseason.
For the Saints, Michael Thomas wasn’t available in the regular season match-up but is on pace to play Sunday, and the same goes for Emmanuel Sanders. The Bears, on the other hand, have a different quarterback under center with an improving offense, but a slumping defense.
With the absence of the minor league baseball seasons in 2020, Shuckers fans may seem a little more eager than usual at this time of year to get back to MGM Park. And while all indications suggest a 2021 season is on the horizon, the Shuckers’ season may begin a bit later than normal.
Down by as many as 14 points in the second half against 13th ranked Missouri, the Bulldogs jumped on a 15-0 run in just 5 minutes’ time to take the lead, and sprinted through the finish line en route to a 15-point victory.
With the new calendar year upon us, so, too, is a changing of the seasons at the junior college level. Gulf Coast and Pearl river returned to the court this week for the first official practices since the pandemic cut last season short.
If Saturday night is any indication of how the Pelicans will play for the remainder of this season, there could be a ton of success in the future for this team. Brandon Ingram was a superstar - again - Zion Williamson had an efficient 21 points.
The entirety of the running backs room - including running backs coach Joel Thomas - has reportedly been deemed close contacts to Alvin Kamara, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, and have been ruled out of Sunday’s game.
Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin has some experience going up against Indiana’s head coach Tom Allen, who was the linebackers coach for the Rebels in Kiffin’s first year as offensive coordinator for Alabama back in 2014.
The Adidas Holiday Classic begins Monday at Gulfport high school, with three days jam-packed with basketball on the slate. The 38th annual event will take place Monday-Wednesday, with 250 tickets available per game session, on sale at Bert Jenkins Gym.