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Dooley coaches on their sport and profession

Dooley coaches on their sport and profession

CARY, N.C. -- David Cutcliffe called for a show of hands.The Duke football coach was the veteran attending the 16th annual Pigskin Preview presented by the Bill Dooley Chapter of the National Football Foundation on Monday at the Embassy Suites Hotel. While seated at the dais...

More on Hall of Famer Willie Roaf

More on Hall of Famer Willie Roaf

“The only difference between reality and fiction is that fiction needs to be credible.” – Mark Twain By Tom Shanahan  Let your mind wander for the length of this story to ponder the credible versus incredible. This story is about Willie Roaf, Michigan State and “what if”...

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...

Another chapter to story of Gideon Smith

Another chapter to story of Gideon Smith

The remarkable story of Gideon Smith has taken him to the footsteps of the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame.Smith broke barriers throughout his life. He was the first black college football player at two Michigan schools, Ferris State and Michigan...

Black History panel with Gene Washington

Black History panel with Gene Washington

Michigan State College Football Hall of Famer Gene Washington participated on a panel discussion recognizing Black History Month at the College Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 22 at Atlanta. He was joined by College Football Hall of Famers Thom Gatewood of Notre Dame and John...

No better time for Coryell and Pro Football Hall

No better time for Coryell and Pro Football Hall

What delicious irony if Don Coryell were to be named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. We’ll know soon if he earns his place when the voters gather on Saturday in Houston on the eve of Super Bowl LI.The Los Angeles Chargers abandoned their San Diego home of 56...

DeBerry provided service academy blueprint

DeBerry provided service academy blueprint

My story on Fisher DeBerry for the National Football Foundation's Football Matters, Jan. 16-2017Fisher DeBerry received a special delivery one day six years ago. It was a box from the National Football Foundation. Inside were a commemorative football and a letter recognizing his...

Marshall Faulk receives due from Hall of Fame

Marshall Faulk receives due from Hall of Fame

So many great and deserving players were named to the College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 on Monday by the National Football Foundation. Where to start the singling out?Consider:Click here for the rest of my FanRagSports story

Kirk Gibson named to College Football Hall of Fame

Kirk Gibson named to College Football Hall of Fame

Congratultions to Kirk Gibson for making the College Football Hall of Fame. The National Football Foundation announced on Monday its Class of 2017. The players and coaches will be recognized at tonight's national championship game matching Alabama and Clemson. They will be...

Six cases for Michigan State Hall of Fame

Six cases for Michigan State Hall of Fame

A key debate point among Pro Football Hall of Fame voters basically applies to any athletics hall. “Can you write the history of pro football without him?” With that frame-of-reference, I bring up Michigan State’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Two-time All-Americans George Webster,...