Darren Cooper

Darren Cooper was born and raised in Southern Louisiana, just a short pirogue ride away from New Orleans. He started his journalism career at the New Orleans Times-Picayune and has been a writer and columnist in New Jersey since 1998. He's won 14 statewide press awards and earned his first Associated Press Sports Editors Top 10 award in 2022.

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Over 15 Million Texas Lottery Winnings

The 30-Year History Of The Texas Lottery

Wearing a sharp matching pantsuit and her hair pushed back in a wave, Ann Richards showed up at Polk’s Feed Store in Oak Hill just before 6 a.m. a little more than 30 years ago to do something no one in Texas had ever done. Buy a scratch-off lottery ticket.  The legend says that then-Governor […]
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USFL's Birmingham Stallions are undefeated.

USFL Delivers Some Touchdowns, Some Turnovers

As the midway point of the new United States Football League regular season approaches, a review shows the has USFL delivered both touchdowns and turnovers. A few truths are evident: The games are competitive. The ratings are decent. It still has a long way to go. You can’t bet on the games in Texas. Spring football […]
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