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Carey puts on a Zion night with Zion in house

Carey puts on a Zion night with Zion in house

DURHAM – Duke’s unparalleled No. 1 from a year ago made a surprise campus visit to watch the Blue Devils and the player wearing his No. 1 this season. Zion Williamson, 2019 national player of the year, meet Vernon Carey, Duke’s 2020 national player of the year candidate. With...

A time to say thank you to Mark Dantonio

A time to say thank you to Mark Dantonio

"Thanks for everything you've done."That's what I told Mark Dantonio in the summer of 2015 when I brought him a copy of "Raye of Light" at the Duffy Daugherty Building. We chatted briefly, and I introduced my daughter. How shortsighted was I not getting a snapshot that...

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...

The Unsinkable and Unfazed Jamale Carothers

The Unsinkable and Unfazed Jamale Carothers

#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...

Blue Devils expect to see green and feed off it

Blue Devils expect to see green and feed off it

DURHAM – Notre Dame football’s fan base “travels.” For Irish partisans, tickets – the metaphorical pot of gold at the end of a rainbow – are easier to find on the road than in South Bend.Meanwhile, Duke is one of those schools with available seats, although the Blue Devils have...

George was Zion before Zion became Zeus

George was Zion before Zion became Zeus

Excerpts taken from Raye of Light, Chapter 10: The Missing Heisman.Click here to purchase Raye of Light from August PublicationsMichigan State football legend George Webster was Zion Williamson before Zion Williamson was Duke’s basketball wunderkind. Their stories are a...

Niumatalolo thinks Irish can Book postseason

Niumatalolo thinks Irish can Book postseason

A week ago Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo, while studying video to face Notre Dame, judged Irish quarterback Ian Book a dynamic difference between coach Brian Kelly’s 2018 team and recent seasons. Well, now what does he think? With a chance to see Notre Dame (8-0) up close in the...

Ideal San Diego homecoming for Navy OL

Ideal San Diego homecoming for Navy OL

As homecomings go, Navy football player Chris Gesell touches all the bases, including jumping with two feet on his metaphorical home plate, San Diego. Aside from using a baseball metaphor for a football game, that's quite a story and lifetime memory. Gesell grew up in San Diego...

Navy and Notre Dame rivalry visits Navy town

Navy and Notre Dame rivalry visits Navy town

Navy-Notre Dame is a time-honored college football tradition with continuity strengthened through American history. The specific epochal period was World War II. It's the reason the rivalry, renewed for the 92nd time Saturday night in San Diego, remains the nation’s longest...

The Irish stars finally align for Ian Book

The Irish stars finally align for Ian Book

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly no longer has to explain away speculation he settled for Ian Book as a Plan B recruit. Not after Book's third-straight win as a starter that has lifted the Irish into the College Football Playoff picture.The stars have finally aligned for Notre Dame...