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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 -...

Super Bowl reminds Big Ten and NC State of stubborn Tom O'Brien

Super Bowl reminds Big Ten and NC State of stubborn Tom O'Brien

On the list of hard-ass, obdurate coaches who infamously won’t budge from their position at their own expense, Tom O’Brien just climbed a few more notches toward the top. He might have even passed Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler.The jump was a result of Seattle Seahawks...

McNary provides NFL and Army advertising they cant buy

McNary provides NFL and Army advertising they cant buy

A USAA commercial aired during the 2013 football season that featured three service academy alums — Army’s Collin Mooney, Navy’s Eric Kettani and Air Force’s Chad Hall — that have served their country as military veterans and now NFL players.They “took the road less traveled,” as...

Pro Football Hall of Fame voters freeze out Coryell

Pro Football Hall of Fame voters freeze out Coryell

The Football gods and Old Man Winter owe Don Coryell a reprieve. Let us be reminded of this as the calendar winds down to a destiny with Super Bowl XLVII slated for a northeastern stadium in the dead of winter. The Football gods and Old Man Winter are obliged to deliver a...

Anderson hopes to add to Army list in NFL

Anderson hopes to add to Army list in NFL

A USAA commercial aired throughout the 2013 football season featured three service academy alums – Army’s Collin Mooney, Navy’s Eric Kettani and Air Force’s Chad Hall – that have served their country and landed jobs in the NFL. They “took they road less traveled,” as they put it...