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Rashaan Salaam remembered with retired number

Rashaan Salaam remembered with retired number

"It means a great deal to the program. Getting to know Rashaan a little bit the last couple years when he was here was good. I just remember his smile. He always had a great smile on his face. He was always really pleasant to talk to. All the guys that played with him and all the...

Izzo and Spartans deserve better than Dakich

Izzo and Spartans deserve better than Dakich

By Tom ShanahanESPN basketball analyst Dan Dakich lowered himself to retired Auburn football coach Pat Dye’s pompous level last week while he worked Michigan’s win over Michigan State in Ann Arbor. But that’s not all.Dakich stooped lower with Twitter comments posted prior to...

NC State ponders wrongly to foul or not to foul

NC State ponders wrongly to foul or not to foul

North Carolina State basketball coach Mark Gottfried apparently missed the Arizona-Stanford game on ESPN with Bill Walton aired on Jan. 29, 2014. That’s understandable since his own team made the NCAA Tournament that year.Had Gottfried been watching, he would have learned a...

Bruce Walton on his brother Bill and football

Bruce Walton on his brother Bill and football

Now that Bill Walton is back to analyzing college basketball following his foray into football commentary for the recent Clemson-Alabama national championship game, we need to hear from the gridiron expert of the Walton family. What were Bruce Walton’s thoughts on his “little”...

Walton was a football name before basketball

Walton was a football name before basketball

The Walton surname and basketball remain synonymous from Bill Walton’s Naismith Hall of Fame career, but once there was a time when “Walton” was a football identity in San Diego and at UCLA.Bill Walton is one of basketball’s all-time greats that grew up in the San Diego area. He...

Rashaan Salaam struggled to escape NFL past

Rashaan Salaam struggled to escape NFL past

Rashaan Salaam’s life ended at a park located just two miles from Colorado’s Folsom Field, the scene of his greatest football days. The police have informed his family a suicide note and gun were found alongside the body of the 1994 Heisman Trophy winner.That may be the coroner’s...

Walton captures American basketball voice

Walton captures American basketball voice

Significant milestones mark the growth of college basketball with prominent announcers riding shotgun. What began as a regional sport broadcast on radio from smoky arenas has evolved to a national stage that allows us to watch games on cable TV from pristine campus arenas. Marty...