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Cal celebrates Marshawn Lynch again

Cal celebrates Marshawn Lynch again

Cal can embrace Marshawn Lynch again.Lynch, in his college days, was a friendly, fun-loving running back who earned All-American honors and Heisman Trophy attention. He played for the Bears from 2004 to 2006, compiling 3,230 career rushing yards to rank second all-time at the...

Boston College ready to bounce back

Boston College ready to bounce back

Football coaches confronting a tough season typically keep players around them as shields to deflect some of the tougher questions. Boston College head coach Steve Addazio might have been expected to let his players do most of the talking at the recent ACC Media Days,...

Louisville Four make statement

Louisville Four make statement

Last January 7, four Louisville star defensive players gathered on campus to announce they were returning as seniors for the 2016 football season.Linebacker Keith Kelsey, safety Josh Harvey-Clemons, nose tackle DeAngelo Brown and linebacker Devonte Fields felt Louisville football...

Football brings Lynn Swann back to USC

Football brings Lynn Swann back to USC

Lynn Swann’s football story began playing on youth league teams, continued through All-American honors at both San Mateo (Calif.) Serra High and USC and culminated with winning four Super Bowl rings with the Pittsburgh Steelers.Following his playing days, Swann was enshrined into...

Don Coryell belongs in Hall of Fame

Don Coryell belongs in Hall of Fame

This weekend's Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremonies and an excellent story Clark Judge wrote for Talk of Fame Sports reminded me of a story I wrote in 2008 for Voice of San Diego making a case for Don Coryell's enshrinement in Canton, Ohio. Note the research on Pro...

Richt trying to boot program image

Richt trying to boot program image

CHARLOTTE, N.C — Miami’s Brad Kaaya sat behind a rectangular table engulfed by reporters. Recorders, cameras and notepads were pointed the quarterback’s way at the recent ACC Kickoff media days.He earnestly answered all football questions. Same with off-field queries about...

Miami preparing to visit The Rock

Miami preparing to visit The Rock

The U is coming to The Rock.That sounds vaguely like it has something do with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He’s the the former Miami football player who went from the make-believe world of the WWE to Hollywood’s tinsel-town movies, but in this case the reference is actually an...

Tar Heels gained confidence despite Clemson loss

Tar Heels gained confidence despite Clemson loss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – North Carolina is picked to win the ACC’s Coastal Division, which — around the rest of the nation — can be called “The Other Guys.”Clemson, the 2015 national runner-up, and Florida State, the 2013 national champion, reside in the tougher ACC Atlantic. Louisville...

Pitt playing like a Narduzzi defense

Pitt playing like a Narduzzi defense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price tilted his head back and broke into a hearty chuckle over the latest story he was told about the passion of Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi.Price was seated at a table in a conference room for the ACC Kickoff media days last week...

Close no longer satisfies Virginia

Close no longer satisfies Virginia

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – No need to remind Micah Kiser how close Virginia came to upsetting Notre Dame last year.He remembers Virginia leading the No. 9-ranked Irish, 27-21, in the fourth quarter until Notre Dame scored with 40 seconds to play to snatch victory from the Cavaliers....