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Herm Edwards on understanding the Sixties

Herm Edwards on understanding the Sixties

By TOM SHANAHANArizona State coach Herm Edwards offered an observation about young athletes, breaking into his familiar belly laugh that fills a room. They view the 1960s as ancient history, he says.“It’s amazing. They think the ’60s was a long time ago. It wasn’t that long ago....

ACC Kickoff media days return to Charlotte

ACC Kickoff media days return to Charlotte

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Tuesday the 28 football student-athletes selected by its 14 league schools to attend the 2019 ACC Football Kickoff, July 17-18, at The Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina.       The...

Welcome to the Conference of Pioneers

Welcome to the Conference of Pioneers

To Kevin Warren: Welcome to the Big Ten Conference. Congratulations on being named the historic league's next commissioner, succeeding Jim Delaney. Welcome to the Conference of Pioneers. Hey, if Bill Walton can call the Pac-12 the Conference of Champions, well, Big Ten fans...

Monken says no interest in Army joining ACC

Monken says no interest in Army joining ACC

Army West Point Coach Jeff Monken said Monday he has no interest in seeing the Black Knights replace Connecticut in the American Athlete Conference -- or any other conference. Army’s recent success has resulted in the Black Knights speculated among possible candidates upon...

Forty four Underground Railroad legacy facts

Forty four Underground Railroad legacy facts

"History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in.” --- David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer.By TOM SHANAHANDuffy Daugherty retired 47 seasons ago with 109 Michigan State career victories, a school record outlasting eight coaching...

The two smartest guys are ones to watch

The two smartest guys are ones to watch

The NBA early entry withdrawal deadline spawned a spate of stories projecting college teams as winners and losers. They were based on players staying in school and those gone to the NBA – actually, overseas or to the G-League for most of them. Those evaluations were a little...

ACC playing up more than hoop and baseball

ACC playing up more than hoop and baseball

DURHAM, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference likes to capitalize on its basketball and basketball tournaments as a time highlight national prominence in the sports. It’s also a subtle method to overlook football’s second-class stature. Not anymore. Throughout the 2019 ACC...

The decline and the deeper fall of the Lakers

The decline and the deeper fall of the Lakers

Jerry West, more than any other Los Angeles Lakers player, defined the NBA franchise’s greatness on the court in the 1960s and 1970s and then as an executive in the 1980s and 1990s. Magic Johnson, more than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy, Jamaal Wilkes and Coach Pat Riley,...

ACC media days open in Charlotte

ACC media days open in Charlotte

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Tuesday the 28 football student-athletes selected by its 14 league schools to attend the 2019 ACC Football Kickoff, July 17-18, at The Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, North...

This NBA draft brought out best in parents

This NBA draft brought out best in parents

Not all parents of elite athletes are nuts. We’re reminded of that with comments from Zion Williamson’s step-father, Lee Anderson. Following rapid speculation that Duke’s "Zeus of College Basketball" season will look for a way out of playing for the New Orleans Pelicans, the NBA...