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Rashaan Salaam remembered with retired number

Rashaan Salaam remembered with retired number

"It means a great deal to the program. Getting to know Rashaan a little bit the last couple years when he was here was good. I just remember his smile. He always had a great smile on his face. He was always really pleasant to talk to. All the guys that played with him and all the...

Washington State extends global reach

Washington State extends global reach

Washington State invested $141 million in the past five years to improve the football experience for fans at Martin Stadium as well as the overall shine of facilities to aid the arms race of recruiting.From 2011 to 2014, the Cougars added 21 luxury suites and premium seating...

Football took Salavea to the White House

Football took Salavea to the White House

Football lore is filled with Horatio Alger-like stories of athletes from humble beginnings. Joe Salave’a’s special journey lifted him from American Samoa to a White House ceremony to college coaching.White House invitations for athletes are commonly part of a team championship...

More memories of Junior Seau

More memories of Junior Seau

Junior Seau’s colorful San Diego football career started long before his time with the San Diego Chargers that led to his posthumous Pro Football Hall of Fame induction last month in Canton, Ohio.The Chargers — the team Seau grew up following in nearby Oceanside and then played...

Unintended Impact featured on CFB Pros podcast

Unintended Impact featured on CFB Pros podcast

Click here for a College Football Pros podcast with Michigan State alum and author Jim Proebstle on his book, "Unintended Impact." Jim's book is a unique account on how his old brother Dick, a high school and college teammate, suffered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy as a...

Junior Seau final act educated us about CTE

Junior Seau final act educated us about CTE

I once shared your shock and sadness over Junior Seau’s suicide. Now I only share sadness, thanks to Junior educating us about the link between concussions and the degenerative brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.The larger-than-life linebacker killed himself on May 2,...

Hall of Fame speech advice for Sydney Seau

Hall of Fame speech advice for Sydney Seau

First Sydney Seau and her family felt disappointment. Now Junior Seau's only daughter – whom he wanted to speak for her if he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- must be filled with enough butterflies to fill a Super Bowl stadium. The Hall made the right...

My 1989 story on Junior Seau and his All American season

My 1989 story on Junior Seau and his All American season

My look back at Junior Seau. He will be the first Samoan enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8 in Canton, Ohio. I plan to post another story soon with my memories of Junior and thoughts on his brain damage from concussions and his death.Nov. 17, 1989, San Diego...

My 1988 story on Junior Seau and his USC debut

My 1988 story on Junior Seau and his USC debut

My look back at Junior Seau. He will be the first Samoan enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8 in Canton, Ohio. Check my website later for another story with my thoughts on Junior and the brain damage he suffered from too many concussions.August 13, 1988, San Diego...

The Unintended Impact of concussions

The Unintended Impact of concussions

CTE joined the NFL alphabet largely through the deaths of football legends Mike Webster, Dave Duerson and Junior Seau and a $765 million lawsuit by former players, but fans still possess only limited awareness of concussions. They can gain much more knowledge about Chronic...