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Army and Duke opener deserves spotlight

Army and Duke opener deserves spotlight

Army-Duke is overshadowed among marquee college football season openers to watch compared to such luminous matchups of Michigan-Notre Dame, Louisville-Alabama or Miami-LSU. Nonetheless, Army-Duke is one of the more intriguing games pairing two teams that are looking to build on...

Culpepper beats cancer to start comeback

Culpepper beats cancer to start comeback

He may spend the 2018 football season wearing a baseball cap, holding a clipboard and charting plays, but that doesn’t preclude Syracuse’s Rex Culpepper from ranking as leader in the clubhouse for comeback player of the year honors. The rising redshirt sophomore quarterback...

Jordyn Adams may have edge on Kyler Murray

Jordyn Adams may have edge on Kyler Murray

College football and pro baseball fans quickly recognized and connected Kyler Murray as having a choice to make once the Oakland A’s selected him with the ninth pick of last week’s Major League Baseball draft.Click here for AllSportsDiscussion linkAfter all, he’s Oklahoma’s...

Clemson defensive line without challengers

Clemson defensive line without challengers

Dabo Swinney finds himself in the unique position of facing a quarterback battle between returning starter Kelly Bryant and a true freshman Trevor Lawrence, but the Clemson coach has no such distinctive challenges on the defensive line.He’s got four anchors in place as returning...

My Free Press story with Roaf on Ragnow

My Free Press story with Roaf on Ragnow

By now, the slicing and dicing of Frank Ragnow's measurables is complete.The Detroit Lions examined the height, weight and quickness of the 6-foot-5, 312-pound center from Arkansas. They used their first-round draft pick on him. ... Click here for the Detroit Free...

This may be year we see best of Kendall Hinton

This may be year we see best of Kendall Hinton

Wake Forest should be welcoming back one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the nation in 2018. Kendall Hinton has Lamar Jackson-like electricity with his feet and possesses a stronger arm than opponents understand. In one of Wake Forest’s spring scrimmages, Wake Forest coach...

Swinney sends message into the offseason

Swinney sends message into the offseason

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney no longer hears questions about whether his Tigers can contend for the Atlantic Coast Conference title. Not after three straight trips to the College Football Playoff, topped by a national title in 2016. It’s understood Clemson is among the favorites...

Lloyd hopes a trick to new season is holding

Lloyd hopes a trick to new season is holding

Duke coach David Cutcliffe shares many traits with his successful brethren. They have kept him in the college game four decades, including resuscitating the Blue Devils’ long moribund program. But he has demonstrated once again that depth chart paranoia isn’t one of those...

Georgia pressure finds Richt again in Miami

Georgia pressure finds Richt again in Miami

Now that Georgia coach Kirby Smart has guided Mark Richt’s former players to a College Football Playoff berth, Richt must prove Thomas Wolfe wrong. He’s gone home to Miami to show he can indeed win big games and thus guide his alma mater to a CFP berth. The Hurricanes are happy...

The 1967 NFL Draft that changed face of the league

The 1967 NFL Draft that changed face of the league

A half-century ago the NFL Draft was so low key and simple NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle stood at a chalkboard in a New York hotel ballroom. He scrawled names in chalk as they were called out.The overwhelming anticipation hovering over the draft was not who would go where. It was...