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From small town to Vanderbilt, Cunningham is ready for the NFL stage

By Mark Alewine | @MR_Alewine

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INDIANAPOLIS— Zach Cunningham was one of six kids from a town of just 7,132. As a four-star recruit,ranked in the ESPN 300, it was Vanderbilt that most pursued him over other southern power schools. And even after becoming a star in the SEC, Cunningham is still […]

A dream temporarily deferred: Managing injuries at the combine

By Jack Carney | @jackwcarney

Michigan tight end Jake Butt speaks with reporters on Friday at the NFL scouting combine.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Injuries often keep college football players off the field, but they can’t stop some hopefuls from making the trip to the National Football League scouting combine.

This may […]

Cerebral Central Michigan quarterback gets chance to prove physical abilities

By Jack Carney | @jackwcarney

Central Michigan quarterback Cooper Rush talks with media on Friday of the 2017 NFL scouting combine.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Cooper Rush’s intellectual bona fides are beyond reproach.

The redshirt senior Central Michigan quarterback is working on finishing his master’s degree in sports management. He’s already finished […]

Knoxville to Indianapolis: Peterman and Dobbs Meet Again at the NFL Combine

Quarterback Nathan Peterman fields questions from the media at the scouting combine in Indianapolis.

By Mark Alewine | @MR_Alewine

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INDIANAPOLIS- Four years ago, Josh Dobbs and Nathan Peterman were together on the quarterback depth chart at the University of Tennessee. Today, they’re meeting again at the NFL scouting combine.

In […]

The dream that helped running back beat cancer is starting to come true

By Jack Carney | @jackwcarney

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INDIANAPOLIS – A number of things helped James Conner in his victory over Hodgkins lymphoma.

The 12 rounds of chemotherapy treatment administered by Dr. Stanley Marks and his team at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center certainly make the list. Also, likely, is Eric Berry, whom […]