LSU’s Cam Cameron has ‘clean bill of health’ for cancer

first_imgLSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has been treated for prostate cancer.LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has been treated for prostate cancer.BATON ROUGE – LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron announced Friday night that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer several weeks ago, but has already gone through weeks of treatment and has received a clean bill of health.LSU head coach Les Miles, his other assistant coaches and most of the players and staff knew of Cameron’s condition and they were planning on keeping his condition among just themselves and Cameron’s family, but word of Cameron’s condition leaked out to news media on Friday. At that point, Miles decided to have LSU’s sports information department call a press conference for 6 p.m.Cameron’s complete statement to reporters at the LSU football facility follows:“Well, who called this press conference? Hey, appreciate the concern. I don’t necessarily know what’s out there (in news stories). But I know we’d like to address one thing. I’m fine. My health is good. I’ve been given a clean bill of health. I’ve been involved throughout the entire training camp, looking forward to this season and all the goals that you see in this room, obviously, I’m involved that. And nothing’s changed from that regard. The one thing I would want to say is just these last few weeks, just the support from this program and our players and Coach Miles and our staff, I’ve never experienced anything quite like it.“It’s been awesome for me and my family. And I think that’s been a big part of just how this thing has progressed in such a positive way. Les communicating with our staff and Joe Alleva (LSU athletic director) and then our staff just doing a tremendous job, our entire offensive coaching staff and defensive coaching staff for that matter. But, I’m good. I’m fine. I just want you to know that, and I do appreciate the concern. And on behalf of my family, just want to again thank everybody for their support, and we’re looking forward to this season and we’ll be moving on from here.”LSU opens the season a week from Saturday against McNeese State in Tiger Stadium.last_img read more

`Big Man Cricket tournament ‘ in the works

first_imgThe Coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to cricket in Guyana and around the world but as the players on the international scene prepare to take the field again some countries are already enjoying the beautiful game under strict health guidelines.  In Guyana, however, team sports and similar recreational events have not yet received the green light to resume but, in the meantime, a new cricket tournament is in the planning stage.The Guyana Masters Cricket Association (GMCA) operates under the auspices of Cricket West Indies Masters Association (CWIMA).The new and exciting ‘Big Man Cricket’ tournament will be played among local teams once permission to resume the beautiful game in the land of many waters is given. The tournament will be for players 45-years and older who will play 45 overs-a-side contests using pink hard balls in the domestic tournament. Players over 45 are being considered at the domestic level to create a pool of quality cricketers and to get them accustomed to the format so that they are ready if selected at the Over-50s level.However, only players who will have attained 50 years of age on March 1st, 2022 will be eligible for selection at the national and regional levels.  Ideally, the organisers stated that they are looking to attract four teams from each of the counties to give as many players as possible the opportunity to turn back the clock. Interested persons, teams, clubs and/or sponsors are encouraged to enquire and sign up by contacting John Ramsingh of the GMCA, the local  Organizing Committee via e-mail [email protected], WhatsApp or telephone 664 3999 or Raj Singh via email [email protected]; WhatsApp +1239-699-7047. Also, potential sponsors will be sought but interested organizations are also encouraged to contact the committee for details.This tournament will be used to select a Guyana representative side to compete in the CWIMA Regional Over-50s tournament scheduled to be held in 2021. Additionally, the Regional tournament will be used to select players for the West Indies Over-50s side to play against other international teams and in the next Over-50s Cricket World Cup. The first ever West Indies Over-50s Cricket team which was recently formed took part in the Over-50s Cricket World Cup in Cape Town South Africa in March 2020. Unfortunately, after 2 and a half matches, the tournament was called off due to the threat of Coronavirus. The next Over-50s Cricket World Cup is set to return to Cape Town in 2022 once given the go ahead.last_img read more