Wed, 12 January 2011
Andre Roberts ('10), Arizona Cardinals wide receiver and Bulldog great, is the Band of Gold Spotlight. He discusses a few memorable games at The Citadel, as well as his just-completed rookie season in the NFL. We also spotlight the Star of the West, which The Citadel just commemorated the 150th anniversary of cadets firing on the Northern steamship. So what happened to the vessel? Civil War historian Henry McCabe, of Greenwood, Miss., discusses the role the ship had in his state during the war, and how it was purposely sunk in the the Tallahatchie River to deter Union forces from capturing Vicksburg.