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A general with innate West Point leadership

A general with innate West Point leadership

One game plan remains with X’s and O’s churning through Mark Dantonio’s mind to wrap up a remarkable bounce-back season. The Michigan State coach’s football brain and innate leadership that was worthy of a 1974 West Point appointment flipped the Spartans' 3-9 disaster last year...

Kirk Gibson and his football Hall of Fame face

Kirk Gibson and his football Hall of Fame face

Alan Trammell thought he knew Kirk Gibson’s football persona. As a Detroit Tigers baseball teammate, he saw the Michigan State All-American wide receiver’s football DNA on a daily basis.“You watched him prepare for that first pitch,” Trammell recalled. “He was running sprints....

Michigan State Hall of Fame and golden glow

Michigan State Hall of Fame and golden glow

Michigan State's 1960s golden era shines brighter these days. The luminescence, like a firefly’s glow, isn't artificial. It's a result of the MSU Hall-of-Fame committee reaching back to honor previously overlooked special athletes. Football is king, but there is more to the...

Another Hall of Fame tour for Bob Apisa

Another Hall of Fame tour for Bob Apisa

Bob Apisa’s Hall of Fame tour continues into 2018.The two-time All-American Michigan State fullback was named to the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, the organization announced on Tuesday at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani that is hard by Waikiki Beach in Honolulu.His selection...

Clemson silences Virginia Tech

Clemson silences Virginia Tech

Alabama North marches on.The Clemson Tigers continued to win, similar to Alabama’s dominating style, as the No. 2-ranked team traveled to Virginia Tech on Saturday and beat the No. 12 Hokies, 31-17. ... Click here for the rest of my FanRag Sports...

Brian Kelly still has his voice

Brian Kelly still has his voice

Brian Kelly is well-known for rubbing people the wrong way, but whatever you think of the embattled Notre Dame coach, he still has his players’ ears.The 2017 team message he planted in offseason workouts has grown throughout spring drills and fall camp, blossoming...

Notre Dame cashes in Michigan State gifts

Notre Dame cashes in Michigan State gifts

Equanimeous St. Brown remembered he’s considered one of the top receivers in the nation on Saturday against Michigan State. The Notre Dame  junior caught a 41-yard pass to set up the Irish’s first touchdown.Offensive coordinator Chip Long found running back Dexter...

Notre Dame storylines to follow at Spartan Stadium

Notre Dame storylines to follow at Spartan Stadium

Here are three keys to watch as Notre Dame (2-1) plays its second straight road game before a rabid crowd Saturday at historic rival Michigan State (2-0). (Irish and Spartans players from the 1966 Game of the Century that ended in a controversial 10-10 tie...

Spartans among Polynesian Hall finalists

Spartans among Polynesian Hall finalists

Three Michigan State Hawaiian Pipeline figures and a Spartans quarterback from the 1990s are among 18 finalists for the Polynesian Hall of Fame Class of 2018.Bob Apisa, Charlie Wedemeyer and Thomas Ka’ulukukui are finalists as contributors. Tony Banks, who has Samoan ancestry,...

How Game of Century survived band attack

How Game of Century survived band attack

Let your mind wander to imagine a seminal college football moment matching Notre Dame at Michigan State in the 1966 Game of the Century having not taken place. This is more than a whimsical thought as the teams prepare to meet on the 51st anniversary Saturday...