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Marshall Faulk receives due from Hall of Fame

Marshall Faulk receives due from Hall of Fame

So many great and deserving players were named to the College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 on Monday by the National Football Foundation. Where to start the singling out?Consider:Click here for the rest of my FanRagSports story

Cutcliffe coaches by teaching

Cutcliffe coaches by teaching

DURHAM, N.C. — The best football coaches, at any level, like to say they are teachers first.What they mean is we, the public, view them as “coaching” athletes. They see themselves “teaching” their players fundamentals, schemes and game plans. If the message doesn’t get across on...

Plenty of options await Grand Old Manning

Plenty of options await Grand Old Manning

Few people expect Peyton Manning will return at age 40 for another NFL season in 2016, especially after he received the gift of a late-season comeback from a foot injury to lead the Denver Broncos to Super Bowl 50.So, win or lose on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers and...

Cutcliffe on Peyton Manning recovery

Cutcliffe on Peyton Manning recovery

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke Coach David Ratcliffe received so many requests for interviews on Peyton Manning’s return to health and the Super Bowl, he agreed to a media session Friday afternoon at the Yoh Football Center.Cutcliffe, as any Manning-watcher knows, is as close to the...

Duke knows enough not to overlook Tulane and Tanner Lee

Duke knows enough not to overlook Tulane and Tanner Lee

It would be unfair to describe Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning as spies for their good friend, Duke coach David Cutcliffe.But it’s safe to assume Cutcliffe has more of a scouting report on Tulane and returning starting quarterback Tanner Lee than he would typically gather with his...

Pierre sacrifices himself to boost Duke running game

Pierre sacrifices himself to boost Duke running game

Newsflash: Duke, short on bodies in the backfield due to injuries, moved its backup quarterback to running back. The positions listed for Nicodem Pierre on the roster now reads, “QB/RB.”Duke’s first test of its emergency backfield will be a Saturday night scrimmage in preparation...

Peyton Mannings legacy secure with one Super Bowl

Peyton Mannings legacy secure with one Super Bowl

If I hear one more talking head question the legacy of Denver quarterback Peyton Manning based on the outcome of Super Bowl XLVIII (granted, Manning’s Broncos lost to Seattle 43-8), I might slip into a coma.If such reasoning becomes accepted, I might emerge from that coma...