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Matau adds chapter to Polynesian football

Matau adds chapter to Polynesian football

GREENVILLE, N.C. – The better Christian Matau plays this year, the more the East Carolina center will need to study Polynesian football history.He was named to the watch list for the Polynesian Football Player of the Year Award that is named Dec. 7 and presented Jan. 20 at the...

East Carolina expands borders west

East Carolina expands borders west

GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina is broader than eastern North Carolina’s boundaries from I-95 to the Atlantic Ocean.That’s one realization new head coach Scottie Montgomery made after he spent the offseason traveling the state to meet fans. He’s completed preseason planning and...

Babers welcomes Syracuse football climate

Babers welcomes Syracuse football climate

Dino Babers played high school football in San Diego and college ball at Hawaii. He launched his coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater. He also spent a year as a San Diego State assistant.Yes, he’s lived in comfortable climates while playing and coaching a...

Clawson recruiting focuses on developing talent

Clawson recruiting focuses on developing talent

Wake Forest’s Dave Clawson enters the third year of his fourth go-round rebuilding a football program in 2016. He knows what improvement looks like from past success at Fordham, Richmond and Bowling Green.Clawson stated at the recent ACC media days in Charlotte the Demon Deacons...

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...