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Timing right to reexamine Bear Bryant folkore

Timing right to reexamine Bear Bryant folkore

PART VIParts I, II, III, IV and V links at the bottom.Podcast on the impact on Michigan State's Underground Railroad and the southern Black high school coaches that laid the tracks* * * “Although no one in the documentary says it, there seems to be a feeling that Southern...

McCoy leading from fullback room to end zone

McCoy leading from fullback room to end zone

By TOM SHANAHAN Sandon McCoy is playing his fourth Army football season. He’s a “Firstie” in West Point vernacular –a senior. In other words, hard work is nothing new. So, let his first quote to me sink in when the Black Knights fullback describes fall camp. “I haven’t seen...

West joins Alota in revered San Diego club

West joins Alota in revered San Diego club

By TOM SHANAHAN San Diego high school football’s vast talent pool has formed over the years select clubs at the next levels. The four Heisman Trophy winners have been the most recognized, Marcus Allen, Lincoln and USC; the late Rashaan Salaam, La Jolla Country Day and Colorado;...

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...

Steele and his place among 1960s trailblazers

Steele and his place among 1960s trailblazers

No singular figure or moment represents the integration of college football, but Jerry LeVias stands out for encompassing so much history in a tumultuous fight for equal opportunity – at least on the playing field. His story also is unique for crossing paths with influential...

This Duke team has Coach K sounding giddy

This Duke team has Coach K sounding giddy

By Tom Shanahan | Special to the TimesDURHAM — Mike Krzyzewksi, Duke’s hall-of-fame basketball coach, sounded positively giddy Monday night, just three days before his 73rd birthday. And that’s a good thing not to be confused with a chuckling over a grandfatherly moment.Coach K...

Charlotte Touchdown Club award gets it right

Charlotte Touchdown Club award gets it right

#AFAN (Air Force/Army/Navy) stories: My series is about more than academy football players. These stories are about future officers selflessly committed to serving their country during a seemingly endless war on terrorism. There are only 0.5 percent Americans making up the...

Perry worthy of attention Reynolds earned

Perry worthy of attention Reynolds earned

Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry put on a performance for the ages in the 120th edition of the Army-Navy Game, the grandest rivalry in college sports, rushing for 304 yards and two touchdowns last week to lead Navy’s 31-7 victory. If some retrospect can be allowed, maybe he...

Hopkins soldiers on without accepting excuses

Hopkins soldiers on without accepting excuses

#AFAN (Air Force/Army/Navy) stories: My series is about more than academy football players. These stories are about future officers selflessly committed to serving their country during a seemingly endless war on terrorism. There are only 0.5 percent Americans making up the...

West Point linked and inspired their careers

West Point linked and inspired their careers

#AFAN (Air Force/Army/Navy) stories: My series is about more than academy football players. These stories are about future officers selflessly committed to serving their country during a seemingly endless war on terrorism. There are only 0.5 percent Americans making up the...