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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Duke counts on Durant running like Army, but don’t overlook passing game opportunities

PHOTO (Duke Athletics): Gunnar Holmberg hands off to Mataeo Durant against Georgia Tech. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN  DURHAM – Duke football travels over North Carolina terrain known as the Piedmont foothills to Wake Forest, but the matchup presents the Blue Devils with a mountainous climb against an unbeaten, No. 13-ranked team leading the ACC. Duke (3-4, 0-3 ACC Coastal) is coming off its third straight loss, including 48-0 at Virginia, entering the 4 p.m.…

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Ghost of Kyler Murray haunts Army in Sam Hartman

PHOTO (Wake Forest Athletics): Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman escapes a sack. VIsit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN WEST POINT – Wake Forest’s Sam Hartman haunted Army with a Kyler Murray-ish performance. Hartman had to play to that level if the16th-ranked Demon Deacons were to beat the Black Knights. Army controlled the ball for 42:43, but Hartman maximized the Demon Deacons’ limited possession time of 17:17 to outscore Army 70-56 in a shootout on Saturday before…

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