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Maxwell Trophy more selective than Heisman

Maxwell Trophy more selective than Heisman

The Heisman Trophy is so firmly established as the nation’s most prestigious college football award, its publicity is done by media outlets from the largest Internet services, cable shows and newspapers to niche services.That’s one difference — but not the most significant — with...

Heisman Trophy trustees and voters blew it again

Heisman Trophy trustees and voters blew it again

Open letter to Heisman Trophy trustees James Corcoran and Brian D. Obergfell:This letter is for both of you, but I hope you share it with fellow trustees.Your 929 voters for the Heisman Trophy blew it. Again. Alabama running back Derrick Henry won based on a disturbing...

The dope on bogus NFL scouting 40 times

The dope on bogus NFL scouting 40 times

By the end of the NFL Combine workouts next week, you’ll hear about a dozen or so guys that supposedly ran a 40-yard time in 4.4 seconds. Never mind that you never heard of some of them. You might even hear about one or two who claim to have run 4.3. Two wide receivers...

Hawaiian Pipeline legacy enjoys Heisman view

Hawaiian Pipeline legacy enjoys Heisman view

Charles “Kale” Ane knows the look of a Heisman Trophy candidate. He faced enough of them as Michigan State’s starting center from 1972 to 1974 upon legendary coach Duffy Daugherty recruiting him through his famed Hawaiian Pipeline. Among them were Ohio State running back...

Salaams 20th Anniversary Heisman Season Iowa State

Salaams 20th Anniversary Heisman Season Iowa State

My first-person story with Rashaan Salaam reflecting on 20th anniversary of his Heisman Trophy seasaon* * *Most people remember the day I broke the 2,000-yard rushing barrier for my 67-yard run around right end down, my acceleration down the sideline with snow in the background...

My story on Rashaan Salaam and comeback

My story on Rashaan Salaam and comeback

Note: My Union-Tribune story from March 25, 2003 at the start of Rashaan Salaam’s comeback attempt..By TOM SHANAHANBOCA RATON, Fla. – Rashaan Salaam is discussing the mistakes he made in the NFL, and his hopes for a comeback at age 28. As he drives his Land Rover to a nearby...