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Rogers threw Michigan State for a loop

Rogers threw Michigan State for a loop

So close yet so far. That always has been my first Darryl Rogers thought when recalling his arrival from California. He brought a progressive brand of football to rebuild Michigan State before his abrupt departure just four years later. He came so close to returning the...

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”...

Building a fence not as easy as it sounds

Building a fence not as easy as it sounds

Dave Doeren made building a fence a priority upon his North Carolina State arrival five years ago. That effort to fence-in his new state’s growing population and corresponding talent base is holding its ground.Click here for AllSportsDiscussion.com link Doeren this weekend...

My story for MLBcom on evaluating prospects

My story for MLBcom on evaluating prospects

CARY, N.C -- The year-round schedule at the USA Baseball National Training Complex is filled with dates featuring prospects striving to develop skills worthy of catching the eye of Major League Baseball scouts. The suburban Raleigh-Durham facility hosts events ranging from...

Culpepper beats cancer to start comeback

Culpepper beats cancer to start comeback

He may spend the 2018 football season wearing a baseball cap, holding a clipboard and charting plays, but that doesn’t preclude Syracuse’s Rex Culpepper from ranking as leader in the clubhouse for comeback player of the year honors. The rising redshirt sophomore quarterback...

Jordyn Adams may have edge on Kyler Murray

Jordyn Adams may have edge on Kyler Murray

College football and pro baseball fans quickly recognized and connected Kyler Murray as having a choice to make once the Oakland A’s selected him with the ninth pick of last week’s Major League Baseball draft.Click here for AllSportsDiscussion linkAfter all, he’s Oklahoma’s...

Clemson defensive line without challengers

Clemson defensive line without challengers

Dabo Swinney finds himself in the unique position of facing a quarterback battle between returning starter Kelly Bryant and a true freshman Trevor Lawrence, but the Clemson coach has no such distinctive challenges on the defensive line.He’s got four anchors in place as returning...

This may be year we see best of Kendall Hinton

This may be year we see best of Kendall Hinton

Wake Forest should be welcoming back one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the nation in 2018. Kendall Hinton has Lamar Jackson-like electricity with his feet and possesses a stronger arm than opponents understand. In one of Wake Forest’s spring scrimmages, Wake Forest coach...

Swinney sends message into the offseason

Swinney sends message into the offseason

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney no longer hears questions about whether his Tigers can contend for the Atlantic Coast Conference title. Not after three straight trips to the College Football Playoff, topped by a national title in 2016. It’s understood Clemson is among the favorites...

Georgia pressure finds Richt again in Miami

Georgia pressure finds Richt again in Miami

Now that Georgia coach Kirby Smart has guided Mark Richt’s former players to a College Football Playoff berth, Richt must prove Thomas Wolfe wrong. He’s gone home to Miami to show he can indeed win big games and thus guide his alma mater to a CFP berth. The Hurricanes are happy...