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Spartans finally turned to Destination Man

Spartans finally turned to Destination Man

Duffy is no doubt proud of Mark Dantonio and happy for his school. In fact, the late College Football Hall of Fame coach is bubbling over in green and white.A Michigan State Destination Man, which Duffy Daugherty most certainly was for 19 seasons in East Lansing, emerged as the...

CJ Williams took unique family path to Navy

CJ Williams took unique family path to Navy

Check back for my story on Navy slot back C.J. Williams and his path to Annapolis * * * I invite you to follow me on Twitter @shanny4055 Tom Shanahan, Author: Raye of Light http://tinyurl.com/knsqtqu -- Book on Michigan State's leading role in the integration of college...

ECU evens record four games into season

ECU evens record four games into season

GREENVILLE -- East Carolina’s football team improved to 2-2 with a 19-7 win over William & Mary Saturday night at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, but one-third through the season there are as many offensive questions as defensive threatening the final record. The Pirates didn’t...

Miami holds up Osborn as rebranding model

Miami holds up Osborn as rebranding model

Ypsilanti Lincoln High’s athletic identity is more basketball than football, especially these days, thanks to Emoni Bates.Bates is a sophomore hoops star who led the Railsplitters to last season’s Division I state title, and ranked the nation’s No. 1 recruit in the...

Nash is a Rambler in Navy defensive scheme

Nash is a Rambler in Navy defensive scheme

As Navy’s Elan Nash answered a question detailing how the senior safety managed to come off the bench to lead his team in tackles, he sounded “Belichickian,” meaning the New England Patriots' vaunted head coach. That’s not necessarily hyperbole. After all, Bill Belichick has...

Walker closes in on finish line as game changer

Walker closes in on finish line as game changer

“I didn’t think the military was for me when I was recruited, but I’m fortunate I came here. My family situation was a broken home. I came from poverty. When I visited on my recruiting trip, I saw the brotherhood. I saw I could earn a degree and have a better life for myself and...

Vikupitz and journey to center of Air Force line

Vikupitz and journey to center of Air Force line

Air Force center Connor Vikupitz and his offensive line teammates opened the season pushing around Colgate’s smaller defenders en route to routing the Football Championship Subdivision school, 48-7.The next game, though, the Falcons found themselves in the middle of the food...

Commodore Perry slashes way to quarterback

Commodore Perry slashes way to quarterback

Navy’s “Slash” season with Malcolm Perry– a chapter borrowed form Kordell Stewart’s early NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers -- was an intriguing idea.After all, Stewart's nickname was derived from separating his multiple positions with slashes – quarterback/running...

Cutcliffe on his Blue Devils and former OC

Cutcliffe on his Blue Devils and former OC

DURHAM — Finding some middle ground at Middle Tennessee State might help Duke define what type of team it can be this year. So far, the Blue Devils failed to live up to expectations in their opener yet dominated their next opponent.Middle Tennessee State (1-1), a Conference USA...

All you need to know about Dantonio and Duffy

All you need to know about Dantonio and Duffy

Credit Michigan State coach Mark Dantoino for recognizing when he breaks Duffy Daugherty's school record for career wins it means more that a victory.Dantonio highlighed Daugherty's pioneering role in the integration of college football in the 1960s with his Underground Railroad...