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Recruiting has evolved over three generations

Recruiting has evolved over three generations

Jacob Isaia represents a new generation of college football recruits. The Michigan State commit used a modern method to handle exciting and puzzling experiences dealing with prospective coaches, programs and the media.Click here for my Detroit Free Press story on recruiting...

A time to lean on respect Magic helped build

A time to lean on respect Magic helped build

Five-star high school basketball recruit Zion Williamson’s surprise decision last month to join the crowd at Duke was yet another appreciation of Earvin “Magic” Johnson's Michigan State legacy. Johnson's own path established a long-lasting respect for the Spartans' basketball...

Reptapping Michigan State and Hawaii roots

Reptapping Michigan State and Hawaii roots

Jacob Isaia first traveled to Spartan Stadium as a sixth-grader growing up in Hawaii. His grandfather, Michigan State Hall of Famer Bob Apisa, brought him to a 2011 game that left a memorable impression.Kirk Cousins’ Hail Mary touchdown pass to Keith Nichol upset unbeaten and No....

My appearance on The Drive with Jack

My appearance on The Drive with Jack

The case for Duffy Daugherty and the Medal of FreedomMy appearance the Drive with Jack and Paul DavisMy segment discussing Raye of Light and Duffy Daugherty's impact on college football begins 1:31 into the program.

A general with innate West Point leadership

A general with innate West Point leadership

By Tom ShanahanOne game plan remains with X’s and O’s churning through Mark Dantonio’s mind. 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 to 9-3. He's wrapping up a...

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...