DURHAM – Notre Dame football’s fan base “travels.” For Irish partisans, tickets – the metaphorical pot of gold at the end of a rainbow – are easier to find on the road than in South Bend.
Meanwhile, Duke is one of those schools with available seats, although the Blue Devils have their passionate fans. They’re just not as rabid as for the elite basketball program or enough of them to fill 40,004-seat Wallace Wade Stadium.
The above equation equals a full stadium when No. 15-ranked Notre Dame (6-2) visits the Blue Devils (4-4) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the Blue Devils’ turf. ...
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-- Book on Michigan State's leading role in the integration of college football. It explains Duffy Daugherty's untold pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.
Don’t believe the myths at Duffy Daugherty’s expense about Bear Bryant’s motivation to play the 1970 USC-Alabama game or myths about the Charlie Thornhill-for-Joe Namath trade. Bear Bryant knew nothing about black talent in the South while he dragged his feet on segregation.
David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer; "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in.”