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College World Series has unpredictable nature

College World Series has unpredictable nature

Coastal Carolina turned NCAA baseball on its head last year by winning the College World Series, but don’t assume two-time national champion Oregon State marks a return to normalcy as the No. 1 overall seed.Until recently, Oregon State’s baseball program, despite its Pac-12...

My NFF story on La Roi Glover and mentoring

My NFF story on La Roi Glover and mentoring

La’Roi Glover began his playing days as a San Diego third-generation football star. And then just like his grandfather John Glover and father Lawrence Glover, he transitioned into a third-generation San Diego football mentor.Glover played 13 NFL seasons before until 2008 and was...

No better time for Coryell and Pro Football Hall

No better time for Coryell and Pro Football Hall

What delicious irony if Don Coryell were to be named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. We’ll know soon if he earns his place when the voters gather on Saturday in Houston on the eve of Super Bowl LI.The Los Angeles Chargers abandoned their San Diego home of 56...

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

Service Academy hoops teams trying to rebound

Service Academy hoops teams trying to rebound

San Diego State’s Steve Fisher sat before ESPN cameras on Christmas Day and was asked how his basketball team handled San Francisco’s new Princeton-style offense to win the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. Dons Coach Kyle Smith brought the offense with him from his former Ivy...

Moses Moreno helps promote game in stripes

Moses Moreno helps promote game in stripes

Moses Moreno sought a way to stay involved with football and give back to a sport that gave him so much. He’s enshrined in Colorado State’s Hall-of-Fame and played quarterback with the NFL’s Chicago Bears and San Diego Chargers.Much to his surprise, the pathway he found was...

SDSU trip to Alabama marks lifetime journey

SDSU trip to Alabama marks lifetime journey

San Diego State football’s unquestioned No. 1 fan completes a 70-year-old circle this weekend. Tom Ables’ lifeline includes serving aboard the USS Alabama and attending his 774th San Diego State football game.Ables, 90, travels with his beloved No. 19-ranked Aztecs (3-0) to watch...

Indiana swimmer Lilly King sets example

Indiana swimmer Lilly King sets example

Bravo, Lilly King!Whatever they’ve taught the 19-year-old swimmer at the University of Indiana or as a kid growing up in Evansville, Ind., grown men in all sports need to follow her example. ... Click here for the rest of my FanRag Sports.com story

Babers welcomes Syracuse football climate

Babers welcomes Syracuse football climate

Dino Babers played high school football in San Diego and college ball at Hawaii. He launched his coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater. He also spent a year as a San Diego State assistant.Yes, he’s lived in comfortable climates while playing and coaching a...

Chris Ash is not in Columbus anymore

Chris Ash is not in Columbus anymore

One vital element Chris Ash must understand as Rutgers’ newly hired football coach is he’s not in Columbus anymore.With 2016 recruiting winding down towards the February signing date, the former Ohio State defensive coordinator no doubt has learned by now that his former Big Ten...