Wake Forest honors two Trailblazers, correcting its share of college football history distorted by a popular culture narrative

PHOTO: Wake Forest true 1960s pioneer Bob Tate with his coach, Bill Tate. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Wake Forest takes its turn this weekend setting straight the college football integration story. It should be a simple narrative by a timeline, but it's been muddled over the years by myths and fiction surrounding the 1970 USC-Alabama game. Only a miniscule number of fans understand the role Wake Forest's Bob Grant and Kenneth "Butch" Henry played…

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North Carolina returns to scene of handing Notre Dame the 1966 national title: Here is how season unfolded against Michigan State as Alabama cried reverse racism

PHOTO: Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian and quarterback Terry Hanratty Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN North Carolina travels to Notre Dame on Saturday, making this a good time to revisit college football’s controversial 1966 season. North Carolina also played to Notre Dame in 1966, and the result tipped the national title to the Irish. In the final polls, Notre Dame (9-0-1), Michigan State (9-0-1) and Alabama (11-0-0) were voted 1-2-3 by the AP (writers), UPI…

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Carrawell likes what he sees from Williams, Worthington sees even more head to head in practice

PHOTO: Duke's Mark Williams was a force in the second half of last season. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN DURHAM – We all remember how Duke center Mark Williams finished last season. The 7-footer spent the first half of his freshman season largely on the bench until gaining significant minutes in the second half. Over the final 14 games – including 11 starts -- he led the Blue Devils in rebounds (6.1), field goal percentage…

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