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Narduzzi on Dantonio closing in on Duffy

Narduzzi on Dantonio closing in on Duffy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mark Dantonio needs only three wins to break Duffy Daugherty’s Michigan State career record win total, but it’s safe to say, judging by Pat Narduzzi's reaction, the Spartans’ coach doesn’t bring up the subject with friends and colleagues. Narduzzi, Dantonio’s...

Sherman Lewis punched round trip ticket

Sherman Lewis punched round trip ticket

        CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Boston College’s coaching staff list details more than names, experience and responsibilities. New defensive backs coach Eric Lewis reaffirms that his father Sherman Lewis and other passengers aboard Michigan State coach Duffy...

Herm Edwards on understanding the Sixties

Herm Edwards on understanding the Sixties

Arizona 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. I lived in that...

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...

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...

Underground Railroad travels sesquicentennial

Underground Railroad travels sesquicentennial

A uniquely American sport celebrates its sesquicentennial this season. College football's growth over the 150 years since Rutgers beat Princeton on Nov. 6, 1869, quickly spread sea to sea and halfway across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii.The game learned to adapt to the times,...

No Inspector Renault moments around Izzo

No Inspector Renault moments around Izzo

Sportswriters are both romantics and cynics. That’s why Inspector Renault, a cynical character in Casablanca, a romantic movie, so often appears in sports stories.The latest example of Inspector Renault declaring he’s “shocked, shocked,” results from Christian Dawkins testifying...

Holgorsen explains Power 5 move to Houston

Holgorsen explains Power 5 move to Houston

Dana Holgorsen’s move to the University of Houston is an attempt to defy two realities in college football.  One is the revolving door at Houston and the other proving a Group of 5 position can be better than one at a Power 5 school. To prove his point, he left West...

Cassius Winston is bullish on legacy stocks

Cassius Winston is bullish on legacy stocks

Cassius Winston’s legacy stock is up. Way up. His NBA prospects determine future financial stocks, but his pro career can only enhance his Michigan State legacy. That was secured once he announced on Friday his senior year return for another NCAA title shot. He has a chance to...