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Rashaan Salaam struggled to escape NFL past

Rashaan Salaam struggled to escape NFL past

Rashaan Salaam’s life ended at a park located just two miles from Colorado’s Folsom Field, the scene of his greatest football days. The police have informed his family a suicide note and gun were found alongside the body of the 1994 Heisman Trophy winner.That may be the coroner’s...

Michigan and Florida State in odd Orange Bowl

Michigan and Florida State in odd Orange Bowl

Two teams that finished third in their respective conferences’ divisions meet in the Orange Bowl. Michigan and Florida State play on the unholy bowl date of Dec. 30 in a town called Miami Gardens despite an artificial field at Hard Rock Stadium.In the immortal words of Vince...

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

The final weekend of regular season began with seven Big Ten teams contending for at least a share of one of the two division titles and five contending for a berth in the Big Ten Championship game.Iowa quickly whittled down the numbers with a 40-10 upset of No. 16 Nebraska on...

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

The final weekend of regular season began with seven Big Ten teams contending for at least a share of one of the two division titles and five contending for a berth in the Big Ten Championship game.Iowa quickly whittled down the numbers with a 40-10 upset of No. 16 Nebraska on...

Dantonio deals Cousins as his trump card

Dantonio deals Cousins as his trump card

As Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh’s summer satellite camp tour — numbering 38 national stops and trips to Australia and American Samoa — continues, the oxygen for recruiting news seems to be leaving the room.Whatever’s left has been quickly burned up by Nick Saban and other SEC (and...

Precedent and irony surround Michigan spring practices

Precedent and irony surround Michigan spring practices

SEC and ACC football coaches who are howling over Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh’s upcoming spring football practices in Florida should be reminded there is precedent for a Big Ten school traveling to the South to enhance recruiting.The difference between now and then is when...

McNeill good enough for Harbaugh but not ECU

McNeill good enough for Harbaugh but not ECU

My first thought upon hearing East Carolina fired head coach Ruffin McNeill is the old college athletics expression, “You’re alma mater doesn’t love you as much as you love it.”That certainly fits Friday’s surprise announcement from East Carolina athletic director Jeff Compher....

Harbaugh personality was easy to read in San Diego

Harbaugh personality was easy to read in San Diego

Jim Harbaugh is America’s favorite football coach to psycho-analyze.Fans puzzle over Harbaugh running up the score on USC and Pete Carroll, slapping Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz on the back and playing touch football shirtless at a satellite recruiting camp in Alabama. Media...

Former Harbaugh player and assistant coach has seen this before

Former Harbaugh player and assistant coach has seen this before

J.T. Rogan played for Jim Harbaugh his first season at the University of San Diego. The former running back also coached with him on his Stanford staff.He flew from his San Diego home for Harbaugh’s highly anticipated Michigan debut Thursday night at Utah. He had prime seats –...

Colleges make more than gesture opening practice to students

Colleges make more than gesture opening practice to students

North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren tried something different in this era of paranoid football coaches closing practice to the media and fans.His Wolfpack’s Leadership Council, which is made up of players representing all four classes and positions, requested he open practice...