Doug Williams couldn't schedule his wedding around a news conference promoting the Grambling-Tennessee State football game. So he got married at the news conference in Las Vegas. Williams, Grambling's coach, married Lisa Judge on Thursday after fielding questions about the Silver Dollar Classic on Sept. 21. The ceremony took place at Sam Boyd Stadium despite Judge's reluctance to wed in front of the media. "She said no at first," Williams said. Judge agreed at the urging of Earl Harris, the game's vice president for operations. "Earl did all the work," Williams said.
Now the media can ask smart questions
Patriots coach Bill Belichick gave reporters a peek at the inner workings of an NFL team last week with a sample film session followed by a media touch football game at the team's new stadium. Speaking on the condition he not be quoted directly, the usually tight-lipped coach spoke for more than two hours. Although he dumbed down his talk a little, he peppered some answers with "two-gaps" and "cover-two," spoke of the difference between a stunt and game and differentiated among a spy, mirror, robber and rover. Questions were cut off after the session went about 45 minutes long so the game could begin. "Two final questions," spokesman Stacey James said. "We only have the ambulances until 3." For the record, the broadcast media beat the newspaper media 13-12.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
Who was inducted the last time only one player entered the baseball Hall of Fame?
"He'll have like an injured redshirt year."
_ STEVE SPURRIER
Redskins coach on rookie receiver Cliff Russell, who tore his ACL and is out for the season
Reggie Jackson, in 1993.