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College football national titles back to  future

College football national titles back to future

By TOM SHANAHAN Crowning a college football national champion appears headed “Back to the Future.” Duke coach David Cutcliffe was asked during a Zoom interview following Friday’s practice if college football can have a national champion with some conferences playing in the fall...

Alabama and USC fiction eclipsed trailblazers

Alabama and USC fiction eclipsed trailblazers

Part VIParts I, II, III, IV and V links at the bottom.* * * “Although no one in the documentary says it, there seems to be a feeling that Southern Cal’s rout of Alabama was the shock that the University and a majority of the fans needed to support integration of the football...

Join an Underground Railroad Discussion

Join an Underground Railroad Discussion

Signup link to the West Michigan Spartans Alumni Club pageThanks to the West Michigan Spartans Alumni Club for inviting me to appear on its Facebook page speaker series. I'll be answering any and all questions about how Duffy Daugherty's Michigan State Underground Railroad teams...

Duke and Notre mitigation leads to football

Duke and Notre mitigation leads to football

College football seems one COVID-19 outbreak away from shutting down without a 2020 season, but two teams that so far appear to have avoided pratfalls plaguing other campuses are Duke and Notre Dame. Conveniently, the ACC’s revised schedule has Duke traveling to South Bend to...

Duke looking beyond conference shutdowns

Duke looking beyond conference shutdowns

Five days into Duke football’s return to practice, it’s business as usual despite the gathering social media storm threatening to shut down the college season versus playing on despite the health risks.At least that’s what senior tight end Noah Gray and senior defensive end Drew...

Blue Devils hoping for time to prove selves

Blue Devils hoping for time to prove selves

The clock is ticking on college football preview stories, so let’s get this one posted before it’s too late. It’s about Duke believing it can surprise people with an improved offense.The COVID-19 pandemic may end the season before it starts, a view that has been increasingly...

Duke and Notre Dame practice mitigation

Duke and Notre Dame practice mitigation

College football seems one COVID-19 outbreak away from shutting down without a 2020 season, but two teams that so far appear to have avoided pratfalls plaguing other campuses are Duke and Notre Dame. Conveniently, the ACC’s revised schedule has Duke traveling to South Bend to...

Academy football can rescue college season

Academy football can rescue college season

The 2020 college football season already has been trimmed due the COVID-19 pandemic, and it may eventually be canceled in its entirety. If so, the Army-Navy Game has been raised as one to preserve among all others.The Army-Navy Game, reserved as the only kickoff on the last...

Fisher DeBerry sends kids to camp with audible

Fisher DeBerry sends kids to camp with audible

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the 2020 college football season, but it’s not stopping Fisher DeBerry, Air Force’s retired coach, from calling an audible.The 82-year-old coach, a College Football Hall of Famer, has been forced to join the virtual world. If that’s what it takes...

White signs down under in upside down world

White signs down under in upside down world

Jack White expected to be in Las Vegas this time of year playing in the NBA Summer League. But the COVID-19 pandemic that has turned the world upside down has the Duke alumnus back home Down Under in Australia.“This is the longest stretch I’ve been back home,” said White, who...