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History Loyola Chicago and Michigan State share

History Loyola Chicago and Michigan State share

Loyola Chicago's run to the NCAA Final Four is a good time to relate overlooked pioneering histories shared by Michigan State football and the Ramblers' basketball program. Two watershed moments that changed the color of college athletics belong to the Ramblers and the Spartans....

My Free Press story on Isaia and recruiting

My Free Press story on Isaia and recruiting

Jacob Isaia represents a new generation of college football recruits. The Michigan State commit used a modern method to handle exciting and puzzling experiences dealing with prospective coaches, programs and the media.Click here for link to the Detroit Free Press...

One clear edge Coach K has on the Wizard

One clear edge Coach K has on the Wizard

Name college basketball’s greatest coach: UCLA’s John Wooden or Duke’s Mike Krzyzrewski? It’s a debate with no definitive answer.The Wizard of Westwood’s supporters cite 10 NCAA titles in 12 years (1964-1975). Coach K’s backers note five national titles spanning three decades...

Indiana is way out of UCLA for Steve Alford

Indiana is way out of UCLA for Steve Alford

Indiana wasted no time firing Tom Crean. All that’s needed for the Archie Miller Sweepstakes to begin is for Dayton’s season to end in the NCAA Tournament.One day after the injury-riddled Hoosiers lost to Georgia Tech in the NIT – and, by the way, one year after Indiana won the...

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

By Tom Shanahan for the National Football Foundation's Football Matters 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...

Minnesota was no win for everyone involved

Minnesota was no win for everyone involved

Jerry Kill is angry, stating he will never attend a Minnesota football game at TCF Stadium or step on campus again. The former Gopher head coach’s frustration is over the school firing Tracy Claeys, his long-time right-hand man and successor.“We gave our best to the state of...

College provided Jackie Robinson his foundation

College provided Jackie Robinson his foundation

Today, Major League Baseball annually celebrates Jackie Robinson breaking the game’s color line On April 15, 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The moment is too great to be limited to 25th and 50th anniversaries, or the 75th in 2022.Big-league baseball – and the nation – can thank...

Wooden stills ranks ahead of Krzyzewski

Wooden stills ranks ahead of Krzyzewski

Villanova and North Carolina met this past Monday in the type of national championship game that endorses the case for John Wooden as college basketball’s greatest coach. By that, I don’t mean Villanova’s dramatic win on a last-second shot.Most years Wooden’s UCLA teams...

UCLA 1961 great untold story as precedent to Missouri

UCLA 1961 great untold story as precedent to Missouri

A long-forgotten story of the 1961 UCLA football team’s threatened boycott should be remembered this week as a precedent to Missouri’s successfully mounted boycott over campus racial issues.The stories are the similar, but different. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's...