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Gates finally positioned in his best sport

Gates finally positioned in his best sport

This is my July 21, 2004 story on Antonio Gates I wrote while working for Chargers.com.By Tom ShanahanAll those years Antonio Gates spent in basketball positioning himself for rebounds against taller players - they stretched his height at Kent State, listing him at 6-foot-5 -...

Michigan State takes page from Stanford in Rose Bowl

Michigan State takes page from Stanford in Rose Bowl

The irony of the 100th Rose Bowl turned out that Michigan State defeated Stanford, a team making its fourth straight BCS bowl trip, at its own game. Stanford’s defense philosophy, first employed on The Farm by Jim Harbaugh and continued by David Shaw when he succeeded his boss...

Taggart visits hallowed ground at Spartan Stadium

Taggart visits hallowed ground at Spartan Stadium

Willie Taggart’s mind will be preoccupied finding a way for USF to steal a football victory from favored Michigan State when the Bulls' new head coach trots onto the field Saturday at Spartan Stadium. But along the way from Taggart's South Florida hiring on Dec. 9 to the...

No small roles in the Game of the Century

No small roles in the Game of the Century

In real life, Mike Burgener is a former Marine that plays a teacher and a coach at Rancho Buena Vista High in Vista. He's also a USA Weightlifting coach.His students can’t comprehend this, but in college football history he played a small role in the 1966 Game of the...