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Epic drive of 2015 trying to match 1966 title drive

Epic drive of 2015 trying to match 1966 title drive

Michigan State is chasing its first national title since 1966 thanks to the “The Drive”.With that bond between the 2015 and 1966 Spartans, this is a good time to tell you about “the drive”. The lower case letters are intentional because not all drives are treated the same by...

Indiana offered more than Kiel realized

Indiana offered more than Kiel realized

Gunner Kiel should have stuck with his first hunch. He’d be a hero at Indiana today, showered with accolades as the Hoosiers prepare for their first bowl game since 2007.Kiel would be set up throughout his post-playing days to be welcomed back to the Bloomington campus, even when...

Roundtable discussion on college football playoffs

Roundtable discussion on college football playoffs

We have plenty to be thankful about as college football fans, especially now that we’re in the era of the college football playoff (CFP)The anticipation leading up to the reveal of the initial rankings was palpable and each week since, the ups and downs of the weekly release have...

Clemson last ACC hope for College Football Playoff

Clemson last ACC hope for College Football Playoff

For the second straight year Clemson came off a bye week with a chance to upset a marquee opponent and join the early College Football Playoff conversation.The opportunity was squandered a year ago with a 23-17 loss in overtime to No. 1-ranked Florida State playing without...

Notre Dame knocks off Georgia Tech and climbs ACC ladder

Notre Dame knocks off Georgia Tech and climbs ACC ladder

Notre Dame is down to its third quarterback, but the No. 8-ranked Irish look like they’re ahead of any ACC team in the hunt for a College Football Playoff.Notre Dame beat an ACC school for the second straight week, defeating No. 14 Georgia Tech 30-22 Saturday at home in a game...

Sudden QB race will define Florida State season

Sudden QB race will define Florida State season

Florida State’s quarterback heir-apparent identified Sean Maguire last season and throughout spring drills. That is, until Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson showed up on Florida State’s doorstep in mid-May.We’ll have to wait and see if Maguire and Golson support each other as...

Four Hall of Fame Horsemen of Michigan State

Four Hall of Fame Horsemen of Michigan State

Michigan State halfback Clinton Jones’ election to the College Football Hall of Fame earlier this month raised the interesting question of whether another school can match the Spartans with four Hall-of-Famers from the same senior class. Well, it’s happened at three other...

Duffy spelled out national playoff in his 1974 book

Duffy spelled out national playoff in his 1974 book

Prophetic Duffy Daugherty must be shaking his head with an “I told you so” grin as he looks down upon the college football world’s big night. The College Football Hall of Famer from his 19 seasons as Michigan State’s head coach is no doubt perched atop a Hawaiian Rainbow...

Hall of Famer Clinton Jones returns to Waldorf Astoria

Hall of Famer Clinton Jones returns to Waldorf Astoria

Clinton Jones dressed in a tuxedo 49 years ago for his first invitation to the Waldorf Astoria’s august ballroom in New York. He represented the Spartans as a two-time Michigan State All-American halfback three weeks after the 1966 Game of the Century. He’s been invited back for...

Hawaiian Pipeline legacy enjoys Heisman view

Hawaiian Pipeline legacy enjoys Heisman view

Charles “Kale” Ane knows the look of a Heisman Trophy candidate. He faced enough of them as Michigan State’s starting center from 1972 to 1974 upon legendary coach Duffy Daugherty recruiting him through his famed Hawaiian Pipeline. Among them were Ohio State running back...