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Names and games from Michigan State and Notre Dame

Names and games from Michigan State and Notre Dame

The ACC/Big Ten Challenge is a made-for-TV event, but the 19th annual basketball conference rivalry is a nod to history that deserves a fist bump. Notre Dame and Michigan State revive neglected tradition when the schools meet in a date to be announced.For decades, the Irish and...

Pitino finds ways to survive in coaching

Pitino finds ways to survive in coaching

“I will not resign and let you down. Someday I will walk away in celebration of many memorable years but that time is not now. I do not fight these accusations by others but rather turn the other cheek. Couldn’t do it at 33, but at 63 it’s the wise thing to do. Let’s let the...

Stern was along for the ride with Magic and Bird

Stern was along for the ride with Magic and Bird

I saw where Donald Stern said he has “a lot of thank you notes to send out” now that he’s officially retired on Saturday as the NBA’s commissioner after 30 years.Well, the man who earned a reported $20-plus million a year can start by writing a hefty donation check to the Magic...