Football, women’s basketball standouts among those joining Draymond Green in Michigan State’s 2022 Hall of Fame class
It is the first time a Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame class included more women than men. Adderley, who died in 2020 at age 81, played football at Michigan State from 1958-60 under coach Duffy Daugherty. DeBoer was a standout basketball and volleyball player at Michigan State from 1975-78 and played two seasons in the Women’s Pro Basketball League. Garety was a four-year letterwinner and two-time captain of the Michigan State women’s golf team from 1974-78. Green in 2019 became the 10th Michigan State player to have their number retired.mlive.com
Gronk, AB, Fournette team up for Super Bowl TDs, Bucs top KC
Brady wound up with his seventh NFL championship and was the Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time. “All week he made us believe we were going to win,” Fournette said. “He was amazing and just did it all: blocked, ran, just had an incredible season,” Brady said. Brady's seventh Super Bowl triumph broke a tie he held with three members of Vince Lombardi's great Green Bay Packers teams of the 1960s for most NFL championships. "There's nothing that he can't do: new team, new scheme, first year with a new team and going to the Super Bowl and winning it all.
Tom Brady has denied 27 QBs in unparalleled playoff success
Brady is shooting for his seventh ring when he leads the Buccaneers (14-5) against the reigning champion Chiefs (16-2) in Super Bowl 55 on Sunday. Brady's postseason record includes a 33-11 mark, 14 conference championship appearances and 10 trips to the Super Bowl. If the Bucs dethrone the champs, Mahomes would become the sixth quarterback Brady has beaten multiple times in the playoffs. Although he’s not showing his age, 43, Brady will be the oldest to play in a Super Bowl, displacing Colts kicker Matt Stover, who was 42 in Super Bowl 44. Unlike Warner, he wasn't going to get ahead of himself and talk about anything but the Super Bowl title in front of him.
From Kobe to Maradona, a year of staggering losses in sports
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 1993, file photo, Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula is carried on his team's shoulders after his 325th victory, against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. Not long after came a seismic jolt, the helicopter crash of Kobe Bryant in the fog-shrouded California hills that reverberated across sports and across continents. Football lost a big piece of its heart: Don Shula, Gale Sayers, Paul Hornung, Bobby Mitchell. The losses, of course, came against a backdrop of a pandemic, its number of fatalities rolled out daily on TV screens. Kurt Thomas in 1978 became the first U.S. male gymnast to win a world title but lost an Olympic shot in 1980 because of the boycott.
Herb Adderley, former Spartan and Pro Football Hall of Fame member, dies at 81
Herb Adderley, a former Michigan State running back and a Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback, died on Friday. “The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Herb Adderley,” Pro Football Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker said in a released statement. When Adderley joined the Packers, he was behind future Hall of Fame running backs Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung. Adderley was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 1980 class and is one of only three former Spartans selected to the prestigious group. Related Michigan State football stories:Updated projection of Michigan State’s depth chartMSU’s new starting QB Rocky Lombardi heads to Ann Arbor with interesting ties to MichiganRoundtable: Michigan, MSU in different positions ahead of rivalry gameMichigan State preparing for Michigan defense to bring pressuremlive.com
Herb Adderley, star cornerback with 6 NFL titles, dies at 81
FILE - This Sept. 1972, file photo shows cornerback Herb Adderley, of the Dallas Cowboys NFL football team. Hall of Fame cornerback Herb Adderley has died. Adderley played on six NFL title teams over a 12-year career with Green Bay and Dallas. “Herb Adderley was yet another dominant figure for us on the Packers,” former Packers teammate Bill Curry tweeted. In 2007, Adderley and two other retired players filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL Players Association, alleging nonpayment of licensing fees.