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Duffy and Woody missed what Bump noticed

Duffy and Woody missed what Bump noticed

Imagine if Duffy Daugherty or Woody Hayes spotted Dan Dierdorf’s Big Ten potential. What if they had offered the offensive tackle from Glenwood High in Canton, Ohio, a scholarship? At the time, Michigan coach Bump Elliott was one of the few to do so. Elliott’s foresight was Bo...

A look back at how far Winston has ascended

A look back at how far Winston has ascended

Now that Cassius Winston is Michigan State’s career assist leader, let’s consider his legacy, even though half of the season remains. Especially when compared to the point guards ranked ahead of him in the recruiting Class of 2016. Winston passed Mateen Cleaves with his fourth...

Spartans and Blue Devils streak back to the top

Spartans and Blue Devils streak back to the top

By Tom Shanahan Michigan State and Duke – respectively the preseason Nos. 1 and 4-ranked teams -- again appear Final Four worthy. Their lineup rotations that endured early season hiccups are coming into sharper focus with conference play fully underway. If so, the NCAA, come...

Winston continues his steps to letting it flow

Winston continues his steps to letting it flow

Cassius Winston is finding his way, painful step by step, to let it go, to let if flow. The hurt over his brother Zachary taking his life on Nov. 9 will always be with him and his family -- younger brother Khy and parents Reggie and Wendi. How they move forward, letting go of...

ESPN credits Duffy and Underground Railroad

ESPN credits Duffy and Underground Railroad

#DUFFY Forty-four Michigan State Underground Railroad facts--- Why do I write so much debunking the myths and fiction surrounding Bear Bryant and the 1970 USC-Alabam game? The answer is simple: History has failed to properly credit College Football Hall of Fame coach Duffy...

Bryant myth overlooked Greg Pruitt and more

Bryant myth overlooked Greg Pruitt and more

#DUFFY Forty-four Michigan State Underground Railroad facts--- Why do I write so much debunking the myths and fiction surrounding Bear Bryant and the 1970 USC-Alabam game? The answer is simple: History has failed to properly credit College Football Hall of Fame coach Duffy...

Dabo insults his team with Alabama history

Dabo insults his team with Alabama history

“Notre Dame was 8-0 and ranked No. 1; the Spartans were 9-0 and ranked No. 2. Despite the fact that Alabama was also undefeated — and, in fact, would end the 1966 season as the only undefeated Division I team in the country — no one doubted that the winner of the Notre...

Hokies present Blue Devils with new challenge

Hokies present Blue Devils with new challenge

By Tom Shanahan Special to the TimesDuke finally opens ACC play after having already dispatched two ranked opponents, Kansas in the Champions Classic and Michigan State on Tuesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. But the lid-lifter presents a much different challenge.Louisville?...

Duke eager to visit Spartans at Breslin Center

Duke eager to visit Spartans at Breslin Center

The last time Michigan State played Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge was on Dec. 1, 2010 at Cameron Indoor Stadium was Dec. 1, 2010. As the Spartans approached the arena, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo told his players to greet the students camped out in Krzyzewskiville.He wanted...

Waves of support flow over Winston in Maui

Waves of support flow over Winston in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii – Cassius Winston’s struggle to return to normalcy continues while he shoulders leading one of the nation’s best basketball teams playing a schedule spanning the East Coast to the middle of the Pacific Ocean.Each day, each game, he is struggling along with his...