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Cassius Winston returning to his dominant play

Cassius Winston returning to his dominant play

Tom ShanahanSpartanMag.comLAHAINA, Hawaii – Cassius Winston softly mentioned crying between Monday’s upset loss to Virginia Tech and Tuesday’s 28-point All-American performance, lifting Michigan State past a furious Georgia comeback 93-85 in the Maui Jim Maui...

Crean says Spartans lucky to have Aaron Henry

Crean says Spartans lucky to have Aaron Henry

LAHAINA, Hawaii – Georgia freshman Anthony Edwards stole the show – including the Twitter world as the No. 1 trending U.S. sports story after the game -- with a 37-point performance despite Michigan State winning their Maui Jim Maui Invitational game 93-85 Tuesday at...

Fair to compare Edwards to Magic in one way

Fair to compare Edwards to Magic in one way

By Tom Shanahan LAHAINA, Hawaii – Comparing any basketball player to Magic Johnson is never fair. Who can match a 6-foot-9 point guard that redefined the position leading Michigan State to an NCAA title and the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA crowns? But in another form of...

Izzo says Aaron Henry healthy for Maui test

Izzo says Aaron Henry healthy for Maui test

By TOM SHANAHANLAHAINA, Hawaii – As the eight coaches participating in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational took their seats upon an outdoor dais with a Pacific Ocean backdrop at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, tournament director Dave Odom asked them to don their Jim Maui...

Earvin Johnson still playing throwback role

Earvin Johnson still playing throwback role

There are no more Magic Johnsons in college basketball. That has been my thought the past decade while watching one-and-done college prospects follow each other like lemmings to the same two schools, Duke or Kentucky. Their paths are considered the easiest to an NCAA title, even...

Black History Month and Underground Railroad

Black History Month and Underground Railroad

Three twitter posts I read in succession were unrelated unless placed in the context of Black History Month. One was from filmmaker Ava DuVernay and the other two about the Texas Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame. In general, they were reminders...

Georgia pressure finds Richt again in Miami

Georgia pressure finds Richt again in Miami

Now that Georgia coach Kirby Smart has guided Mark Richt’s former players to a College Football Playoff berth, Richt must prove Thomas Wolfe wrong. He’s gone home to Miami to show he can indeed win big games and thus guide his alma mater to a CFP berth. The Hurricanes are happy...

Notre Dame fans raise a red flag

Notre Dame fans raise a red flag

Many concerns arose from Notre Dame losing 20-19 to Georgia despite the Bulldogs’ 12 penalties for 127 yards last week in South Bend. I’ll list several red flags before I get to the one that should worry the Irish the most.One apprehension is that Notre Dame redshirt...

Notre Dame scheduling Georgia backfires

Notre Dame scheduling Georgia backfires

One reason Notre Dame had scheduled Georgia was to gain a win over a Southeastern Conference school in a tough matchup. The Irish hoped to see it factor into their College Football Playoff selection hopes.Notre Dame’s strategy was to play a tough 12-game...

Young quarterbacks showdown got younger

Young quarterbacks showdown got younger

The coaching bromide that young quarterbacks sit and learn behind veterans suffers another hit this weekend. It already has been in tatters with QBs like Louisville’s Lamar Jackson winning last year’s Heisman Trophy as a true sophomore.This week’s hit plays out in a Top 25...