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Swofford says ACC is ready when Irish ready

Swofford says ACC is ready when Irish ready

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Think of Notre Dame’s relationship with the Atlantic Coast Conference as a lengthy engagement rather than a marriage.The Irish are entering their fourth year of a unique arrangement that allows them to stubbornly remain a conference independent. Notre Dame plays...

Babers prepares Syracuse for second year jump

Babers prepares Syracuse for second year jump

Duke is a full week into spring football leading up to its March 4 spring game. Syracuse is next up in the ACC.Orange head coach Dino Babers begins preparations for his second ACC season on Feb. 23 with a spring game scheduled for March 2. Babers’ history at Eastern Illinois and...

Football teammates and roommates shape lives

Football teammates and roommates shape lives

Dino Babers and Duane Coleman met as wide-eyed college freshmen in 1979 at the University of Hawaii. They were football teammates and roommates that formed a fast and enduring friendship.“My kids call him uncle and his kids call me uncle,” Babers said. “They look at us and ask...

Babers forces Syracuse to pick up pace

Babers forces Syracuse to pick up pace

The first day new Syracuse head coach Dino Babers ran his Orange players through spring drills, the workout ended the same way as his first practices with Eastern Illinois and Bowling Green:with beet-red-faced players tossing their lunches into trash cans. ... Click here for...

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...

Hawaii coaching tree is sprouting

Hawaii coaching tree is sprouting

Miami – Ohio, not Florida – once widely enjoyed a college football reputation as the “Cradle of Coaches.”That was especially true in the 1970s, when three perennial national title contenders were directed by former Miami head coaches: Ohio State’s Woody Hayes, who was Miami’s...

Babers prepared when Syracuse opportunity knocked

Babers prepared when Syracuse opportunity knocked

Newly named Cleveland Brown head coach Hue Jackson appeared on ESPN’s Mike and Mike Show Thursday morning and shared some insight on why he is one of the few black head coaches in the NFL.His same theory helps explain why new Syracuse head coach Dino Babers has overcome the odds...

McNeill recognizes path Raye helped clear to Birmingham

McNeill recognizes path Raye helped clear to Birmingham

The frame of reference of today’s college football players dates merely two decades, meaning it is not necessarily unusual to see African-American Ruffin McNeal lead East Carolina into a bowl game as the Pirates’ head coach.But such a moment is significant when it's the...