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Williams supporting Manning but not this week

Williams supporting Manning but not this week

CHAPEL HILL – Wake Forest coach Danny Manning is struggling. He guided the Demon Deacons to the NCAA tournament two years ago, but otherwise he’s mired in a fourth losing season out of five in Winston-Salam. The temperature is turning up on the hot seat. Manning never played or...

Coach K recruiting afterthought turns golden

Coach K recruiting afterthought turns golden

Where did Jordan Goldwire come from? Besides the end of Duke’s bench, that is. Usually, guys like Goldwire, Duke’s lightly recruited sophomore guard, only play during blowouts. With the Blue Devils' NBA combine roster, that means mop-up duty of an overmatched opponent. But on...

Earvin Johnson still playing throwback role

Earvin Johnson still playing throwback role

There are no more Magic Johnsons in college basketball. That has been my thought the past decade while watching one-and-done college prospects follow each other like lemmings to the same two schools, Duke or Kentucky. Their paths are considered the easiest to an NCAA title, even...

Black History Month and Underground Railroad

Black History Month and Underground Railroad

Three twitter posts I read in succession were unrelated unless placed in the context of Black History Month. One was from filmmaker Ava DuVernay and the other two about the Texas Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame. In general, they were reminders...

ECU adds more than three new recruits

ECU adds more than three new recruits

By Tom Shanahan, CorrespondentGREENVILLE -- East Carolina coach Mike Houston added three players to his first recruiting class on Wednesday to go with 18 signatures gained in the early December signing period. But that’s not all.Houston said Branden Pena, who started four games...

The education of a Tar Heels point guard

The education of a Tar Heels point guard

Watch Coby White now that the ACC basketball logjam at the top has been halved to three one-loss teams, Virginia, Duke and North Carolina. In the past week, North Carolina’s maturing freshman has moved ahead a couple chapters in the education of a point guard. You can hear it in...

Spartans have Super Bowl link to Sean McVay

Spartans have Super Bowl link to Sean McVay

The coaching DNA linking New England head coach Bill Belichick and his father Steve, a respected 34-year Navy assistant, are retold with every Patriots Super Bowl trip. But the Belichick family has company this week in Atlanta. Sean McVay, who has taken the Los Angeles Rams to...

Julius Peppers surprised Williams long ago

Julius Peppers surprised Williams long ago

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Roy Williams was still coaching at Kansas the first time he saw Julius Peppers in a summer tournament. Upon hearing Peppers was committed to North Carolina he thought the kid was in over his then-6-foot-5 height. “The Peach Jam is my favorite tournament of...

Dan Fouts on Don Coryell and Hall of Fame

Dan Fouts on Don Coryell and Hall of Fame

John Madden, Joe Gibbs and Dan Fouts sat together as Don Coryell disciples for their mentor’s 2010 memorial on San Diego State’s campus. They shared the same thoughts delivering eulogies, but Fouts admits Madden said it best. “All three of us are in all Hall of the Fame because...

Air Coryell influence on Pro Bowlers

Air Coryell influence on Pro Bowlers

Before Fred Dryer played the TV detective "Hunter," he was a 12-year NFL veteran and All-American defensive end for Don Coryell at San Diego State.“Hunter” had a detective hunch about Coryell’s Pro Bowl influence on his Chargers and Cardinals players. Dryer believed comparing a...