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Northwestern chasing first NCAA bid

Northwestern chasing first NCAA bid

Northwestern coach Chris Collins likely got the wrong idea about the Big Ten while playing for Mike Krzyzewski and coaching beside him 13 years on the Duke bench. Coach K made beating Big Ten teams look simple.It’s not so easy, Collins was reminded after his Wildcats lost at...

Looking back at the past calendar year

Looking back at the past calendar year

We’re close to the start of conference play and the New Year, so let’s review college basketball’s calendar year rather than last season. No story overlaps last and this season more than the childish behavior of Duke’s Grayson Allen.— Duke’s junior guard tripped Louisville and...

History of renovated Reynolds includes segregation stain

History of renovated Reynolds includes segregation stain

North Carolina State basketball steps back in time to play Tennessee State on Saturday at Reynolds Coliseum. The Wolfpack returns from PNC Arena to the campus shrine remodeled at a cost of $35 million.Renovated Reynolds is a blueprint on how to retain the outside the brick charm...

Brian Piccolo Award extends beyond football

Brian Piccolo Award extends beyond football

The Atlantic Coast Conference honoring Pitt’s James Conner as winner of the Brian Piccolo Award was a no-brainer. The Piccolo Award is awarded to “the most courageous” player in the ACC, but Conner also is worthy of any such national award.In 2014, Conner was a the ACC’s leading...

NFF Football Matters story on Bullough family

NFF Football Matters story on Bullough family

The National Football Foundation celebrates “Football Moms” for good reason. They play roles big and small from encouraging their sons to learn the game’s life lessons to driving them to and from practices and games.However, let’s also consider contributions from “Football...

Spartans overlooked early warning signs

Spartans overlooked early warning signs

Players say things in the optimism of the preseason that can be blamed on youthful enthusiasm. But in the aftermath of a ravaged season, such comments can be reviewed as a red-in-the-morning warning that they were out of touch with an approaching storm.Turn back the clock to...

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

The final weekend of regular season began with seven Big Ten teams contending for at least a share of one of the two division titles and five contending for a berth in the Big Ten Championship game.Iowa quickly whittled down the numbers with a 40-10 upset of No. 16 Nebraska on...

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

The final weekend of regular season began with seven Big Ten teams contending for at least a share of one of the two division titles and five contending for a berth in the Big Ten Championship game.Iowa quickly whittled down the numbers with a 40-10 upset of No. 16 Nebraska on...

Remembering dark days at Notre Dame

Remembering dark days at Notre Dame

Before I offer an opinion on where to rank Notre Dame’s 2016 season among low points in Irish football annals, let me take you back to the 1977 season that ended with a national championship.If you REALLY know your Notre Dame history, you remember the dark cloud that hung over...

Ohio State seeks Big Ten respect from CFP

Ohio State seeks Big Ten respect from CFP

We’ll learn this week if the College Football Committee holds the same respect for Ohio State and the Big Ten overall that it did last week following Michigan’s upset loss.The Buckeyes avoided an upset, but they were a three-touchdown favorite forced to come from behind for a...