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Bruce Walton on his brother Bill and football

Bruce Walton on his brother Bill and football

Now that Bill Walton is back to analyzing college basketball following his foray into football commentary for the recent Clemson-Alabama national championship game, we need to hear from the gridiron expert of the Walton family. What were Bruce Walton’s thoughts on his “little”...

Walton was a football name before basketball

Walton was a football name before basketball

The Walton surname and basketball remain synonymous from Bill Walton’s Naismith Hall of Fame career, but once there was a time when “Walton” was a football identity in San Diego and at UCLA.Bill Walton is one of basketball’s all-time greats that grew up in the San Diego area. He...

Threat to North Carolina sports now real

Threat to North Carolina sports now real

North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2 legislation rose to another level once politics intersected with Duke’s basketball schedule.The University of Albany’s Nov. 12 game at Cameron Indoor Stadium has been canceled. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Wilson remains beloved by NC State fans

Wilson remains beloved by NC State fans

Somebody was missing from North Carolina State’s recent graduation ceremonies: Russell Wilson. As a national figure, he transcends sports.Nothing against four-star Admiral Michelle Howard, the speaker NC State chose to deliver the commencement address. She was a laudable speaker...

Shell adds to place in history with Black Hall of Fame

Shell adds to place in history with Black Hall of Fame

Donnie Shell joined the Black College Football Hall of Fame with the Class of 2015 last week in Atlanta, but the South Carolina State alum already occupied a historical place in college football’s transition from segregated to integrated.Shell, a four-time Super Bowl champion...

Arizona celebrates while San Diego watches from afar

Arizona celebrates while San Diego watches from afar

As the Super Bowl plays out today in a domed stadium named for an on-line university in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Ariz., I'm reminded of words offered by Glendale's mayor eight years ago. She expressed her before-and-after opinions of building the stadium that now houses...