October Meeting of the Chesapeake Sports Club
Sports Club member Ed Beard introduced Legends of Honor recipients Jack Edwards and Kenny Capps. Jack and Kenny, known as the Touchdown Twins, played for the Portlock Pioneers in the early 50's. Playing at 5'6" tall and 145 pounds, these two small dynamos were unstoppable running backs.
Guest speaker Dr. Wood Selig, Old Dominion University Director of Athletics, gave an update on the status of Old Dominion's scholar athletes and the future plans for the new stadium. Dr. Selig explained that the football program is on the right track and Coach Wilder's program is everything the administration hoped it would be. New capital projects in the next decade through 2020 will total in excess of $250 million dollars. This, he said, proves the university's commitment to intracollegiate athletics.
Of major concern to college ADs across the country is the impending lawsuits against the NCAA seeking additional cost of attendance reimbursement money for student athletes. Colleges will need to address this issue in the very near future.
The next meeting for the Club will be November 10th with Dave Twardzick scheduled as the guest speaker. 2015 Sports Club Jamboree Chairman Lou Tayon announced that the event will be held at Chesapeake Conference Center on March 26th, 2015. The guest speaker will be hall of fame linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers Jack Ham. Tickets will go on sale December 1st.
The Touchdown Twins Jack Edwards, left, and Kenny Capps
Guest Speaker Old Dominion University Athletic Director Dr. Wood Selig
ODU Athletic Director Wood Selig, left, and CSC member Steve Johnson
Legends of Honor Recipients Jack Edwards and Kenny Capps with their families