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Hall of Famer Lincoln Kennedy issues statement on college football

Hall of Famer Lincoln Kennedy issues statement on college football

NEW YORK – Lincoln Kennedy offered a presidential address about the state of college football midway through the 1992 season for a “Sports Illustrated” story. He was than a Washington offensive tackle, an elite player worth quoting.His college stardom eventually earned immortal...

Ricky Williams on journey to Heisman and Hall

Ricky Williams on journey to Heisman and Hall

NEW YORK — The formerly enigmatic Ricky Williams ran for an NCAA-record 6,279 yards at Texas and another 10,009 yards in the NFL. The most important yards for his post-football career, though, were the 1,121 he gained in his 2009 comeback season.That was the start to...

Michigan State adds Hall of Famer to Ring of Fame

Michigan State adds Hall of Famer to Ring of Fame

Clinton Jones will take to the Spartan Stadium turf Saturday night with wobblier legs than the purpose the two-time All-American halfback ran with a half-century ago in Michigan State’s season-opening 13-3 win Sept. 18, 1965 against UCLA.Emotion, not age, will turn his legs to...

Special honors represent best of past and present

Special honors represent best of past and present

Add another layer of green-and-white to the Waldorf Astoria's grand ballroom at the 58th annual National Football Foundation Awards Dinner. And that’s before we know how football head coach Mark Dantonio’s promising ninth season in East Lansing unfolds.The NFF announced...

MSU recent College Hall of Famers can thank Dantonio

MSU recent College Hall of Famers can thank Dantonio

Two seasons ago Jimmy Raye, Gene Washington, Clinton Jones and other Michigan State players from the Spartans’ 1965 and 1966 national championship era reveled in traveling to Pasadena for the Spartans’ 2013 Big Ten title and Rose Bowl win over Stanford.Raye...

Shell adds to place in history with Black Hall of Fame

Shell adds to place in history with Black Hall of Fame

Donnie Shell joined the Black College Football Hall of Fame with the Class of 2015 last week in Atlanta, but the South Carolina State alum already occupied a historical place in college football’s transition from segregated to integrated.Shell, a four-time Super Bowl champion...

Four Hall of Fame Horsemen of Michigan State

Four Hall of Fame Horsemen of Michigan State

Michigan State halfback Clinton Jones’ election to the College Football Hall of Fame earlier this month raised the interesting question of whether another school can match the Spartans with four Hall-of-Famers from the same senior class. Well, it’s happened at three other...

Hall of Famer Clinton Jones returns to Waldorf Astoria

Hall of Famer Clinton Jones returns to Waldorf Astoria

Clinton Jones dressed in a tuxedo 49 years ago for his first invitation to the Waldorf Astoria’s august ballroom in New York. He represented the Spartans as a two-time Michigan State All-American halfback three weeks after the 1966 Game of the Century. He’s been invited back for...

Clinton Jones named to College Football Hall of Fame

Clinton Jones named to College Football Hall of Fame

Here is the press release from the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame that announced Michigan State two-time All-American halfback Clinton Jones as a member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2015. He will be enshrined with the class on Dec. 8 at the...

Clinton Jones overdue for College Football Hall of Fame

Clinton Jones overdue for College Football Hall of Fame

Michigan State football fans rejoiced for two reasons last May when Percy Snow was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame:The 1989 Butkus Award and Lombardi Award winner as a senior in and 1988 Rose Bowl MVP (1987 season) earned enshrinement in the Hall.Snow’s election and...