College football lore continues to fail Wake Forest’s Bob Grant and his trailblazing tale

By TOM SHANAHAN Wake Forest’s Bob Grant never got his due. In 1964, Grant earned his stripes as a Jackie Robinson of the Atlantic Coast Conference, but his brave role desegregating college football in the South has been overlooked in life the past 60 years. And now, it seems, in death, too. Grant died on May 19 at age 77, although the date has been listed as May 22 (the discrepancy was Wake Forest University's athletic department waited…

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Affirmative action goes the way of the Rooney Rule

PHOTO: Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Holmgren (center, front row) with his 1994 staff. Three of them became head coaches, John Gruden (far left, front row), Steve Mariucci (next to Gruden) and Dick LeBeau (far right, front row), but Sherman Lewis (next to Mariucci) never received the same opportunity. Visit my homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Sherman Lewis celebrated his 81st birthday on June 29 accepting the NFL Awards of Excellence at the Pro Football Hall of…

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