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Michigan State celebrates past and present national stature

Michigan State celebrates past and present national stature

What symmetrical timing.This is not the first season players representing Michigan State’s 1965 and 1966 national teams– the legends and backups alike from these tight units that were a leader in the integration of college football under College Football Hall of Fame coach Duffy...

Cutcliffe plans to address targeting rule on rules committee

Cutcliffe plans to address targeting rule on rules committee

DURHAM, N.C. – The thoughts Duke coach David Cutcliffe expressed responding to a question about the targeting rule sounded similar to what other coaches believe.“Intent,” is the word he says is missing from the rule interpretation of helmet-to-helmet contact. ... Click...

Air Force game family reunion for Michigan State alum

Air Force game family reunion for Michigan State alum

Former Michigan State All-Big Ten linebacker Paul Rudzinski reveled in the Spartans’ Top 10-matchup win over Oregon Saturday as much as any fan.But the “really” big game in the Rudzinski family is this Saturday when Air Force visits Spartan Stadium. Paul’s son John Rudzinski is...

Myths that grew out of 1970 Alabama game with USC

Myths that grew out of 1970 Alabama game with USC

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the USC-Alabama game that grew into mythical proportions long after it was played Sept. 12, 1970.The enduring myth is Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant made a calculated move inviting USC as the first integrated team to play at Legion Field in...

Michigan State adds Hall of Famer to Ring of Fame

Michigan State adds Hall of Famer to Ring of Fame

Clinton Jones will take to the Spartan Stadium turf Saturday night with wobblier legs than the purpose the two-time All-American halfback ran with a half-century ago in Michigan State’s season-opening 13-3 win Sept. 18, 1965 against UCLA.Emotion, not age, will turn his legs to...

Through the Banks of the Red Cedar discussion

Through the Banks of the Red Cedar discussion

Filmmaker Maya Washington, daughter of Michigan State College Football Hall of Famer Gene Washington, will show a trailer of her upcoming documentary, "Through the Banks of the Red Cedar," on Sept. 10 at the Conrad Hall auditorium on the Michigan State campus. Conrad Hall is the...

Clint Jones and Bob Apisa with Orange County club

Clint Jones and Bob Apisa with Orange County club

Clint Jones and Bob Apisa, two-time All-American backs on Michigan State's 1965-66 national championship teams, met with Michigan State's Orange County Alumni Club.Jones will be honored on Sept. 12 at the Oregon-Michigan State game for his election to the College Football...

MSU Orange County Alumni Club hosts Jones and Apisa

MSU Orange County Alumni Club hosts Jones and Apisa

Michigan State two-time All-American backs Clinton Jones and Bob Apisa will gather with the Michigan State Alumni Club of Orange County on Sept. 2 at Cruisers Pizza Bar and Grill in Newport Beach, Calif. Jones, a halfback from Cleveland, will be enshrined in the College Football...

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...

Michigan State chases third straight double

Michigan State chases third straight double

Michigan State opens more than another football season with the start of the 2015-16 school year. Mark Dantonio’s football team and Tom Izzo’s basketball program are chasing what I call a third straight “Pat Wilson Double.”You’re wondering, what’s that? ... Click...