Charles E. Richardson

Charles E. Richardson

The highs and lows of the week

Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet, won his eighth gold medal Thursday night by winning the 200-meter dash for the third time at the Olympics. I was captured by his comment during an interview with NBC. He said, “I’m always happy for the win, but I wanted a faster time.” This from a guy who had just beaten the rest of the world by more than a body length. He would go on to win his ninth gold Friday in the 4x100-meter relay. That’s what makes a champion. And that’s what makes the Olympics so compelling.

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Bobby Lamb, Tyler Ward, Payton Usher discuss VMI win

Mercer earned its first Southern Conference win two years ago at VMI.
Daniel Shirley The Telegraph
Bobby Lamb, Tyler Ward, Payton Usher discuss VMI win 2:24

Bobby Lamb, Tyler Ward, Payton Usher discuss VMI win

Usher embracing role with Bears 1:36

Usher embracing role with Bears

Tough schedule awaits Bears 0:51

Tough schedule awaits Bears

Leadership key for Mercer success 1:38

Leadership key for Mercer success