Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I started pulling together some objects today for the in-school exhibits I will be installing at the end of the month. The exhibit at Pine City School will be about some of Chemung County’s notable people. The exhibit will include Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain), who married a woman from Elmira and summered here for many years; Ernie Davis, who graduated from the Elmira Free Academy and was the first African-American athlete to be awarded the Heisman Trophy; and fashion designer and Elmira native Tommy Hilfiger, who had his first store here. Not only will the exhibit provide the students with a little local history, I hope it will also inspire them to dream big about their futures.

Leonard Fournette suffers ankle sprain, return date uncertain

LSU star running back Leonard Fournette suffered an ankle sprain Tuesday and is in a walking boot, according to a report from The (Baton Rouge) Advocate

Fournette suffered the injury in a scrimmage Tuesday. LSU coach Les Miles updated the star running back’s status after practice. Miles said a tackler laid on Fournette’s leg after a run up the middle, according to the report. 

“Leonard Fournette got a slight sprain,” Miles said. “He’s in a boot … It’s not terrible.”

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Fournette is a leading Heisman Trophy candidate and ranked No. 3 in Sporting News’ Top 40 players for 2016. He rushed for 1,953 yards and 22 TDs as a sophomore. Miles did not specify a return date for Fournette.

The Tigers open the season Sept. 3 against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field. 

“I don’t know,” Miles told The Advocate. “I know it’s not, in his words … He’ll be fine.”

The lead backup for Fournette is Derrius Guice, who rushed for 445 yards and averaged 8.5 yards per carry last season. Guice has made a positive impression in fall camp.