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My roundup of NCAA Raleigh Regional stories

My roundup of NCAA Raleigh Regional stories

My roundup of NCAA regional games played in Raleigh Mach 17 and 19 in the East and Midwest.March 20Virginia can look ahead without facing Michigan State as roadblockMarch 19Wisconsin can continue winning on gritMarch 19Kris Dunn turned down NBA for degree and legacyMarch 18Roy...

Providence done against UNC without more than Kris Dunn

Providence done against UNC without more than Kris Dunn

RALEIGH, N.C. – Providence’s Ed Cooley and USC’s Andy Enfield probably got the wrong idea as they watched North Carolina struggle in its NCAA Tournament first-round win Thursday over Florida Gulf Coast at PNC Arena.As the opposing coaches went into their respective locker...

USC ends season when the Trojans fail to finish

USC ends season when the Trojans fail to finish

RALEIGH, N.C. – USC coach Andy Enfield admitted his Trojans made crucial mental and physical mistakes down the stretch that ended their season. Missed free throws late in the game were physical and not running more time off the clock in the final minute or guarding the opposition...

Junior Seau final act educated us about CTE

Junior Seau final act educated us about CTE

I once shared your shock and sadness over Junior Seau’s suicide. Now I only share sadness, thanks to Junior educating us about the link between concussions and the degenerative brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.The larger-than-life linebacker killed himself on May 2,...

Hall of Fame speech advice for Sydney Seau

Hall of Fame speech advice for Sydney Seau

First Sydney Seau and her family felt disappointment. Now Junior Seau's only daughter – whom he wanted to speak for her if he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- must be filled with enough butterflies to fill a Super Bowl stadium. The Hall made the right...

My 1989 story on Junior Seau and his All American season

My 1989 story on Junior Seau and his All American season

My look back at Junior Seau. He will be the first Samoan enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8 in Canton, Ohio. I plan to post another story soon with my memories of Junior and thoughts on his brain damage from concussions and his death.Nov. 17, 1989, San Diego...

My 1988 story on Junior Seau and his USC debut

My 1988 story on Junior Seau and his USC debut

My look back at Junior Seau. He will be the first Samoan enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8 in Canton, Ohio. Check my website later for another story with my thoughts on Junior and the brain damage he suffered from too many concussions.August 13, 1988, San Diego...

MLK stopped at Michigan State between Oslo and Selma

MLK stopped at Michigan State between Oslo and Selma

Martin Luther King Jr. visited Michigan State University’s campus and spoke to a full house of 4,000 that greeted him with a standing ovation on Feb. 11, 1965 at The Auditorium. Only two months earlier King had accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. King’s appearances...

The Son also Rises for Army and Shafer Swann

The Son also Rises for Army and Shafer Swann

Hall-of-Famer Lynn Swann’s football career at USC and with the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers has taken him to his sport’s grandest stages. Swann has one Rose Bowl win and four Super Bowl victories. He has crisscrossed the continent to venerable stadiums from the Orange Bowl to...