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Inside Stanford women’s basketball’s nine-week road trip — Six states, 12 flights and DIY haircuts

Fran Belibi sighed, knowing she was going to miss her shoe collection. But an odyssey awaited her and the rest of the Stanford women’s basketball team. A text arrived early on Dec. 2: “Pack your bags, we’re leaving today. We probably aren’t coming back.”

What do you take for a trip when you’re not sure where you will be going or how long you will be gone?

“I was just throwing stuff in the bag, hoping I’d have enough of the right clothes,” said Belibi, a sophomore forward. “It was a busy couple of hours there, trying to decide what was important to bring and what wasn’t.”

Santa Clara County announced Nov. 28 that it

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Tom Izzo excited to have Michigan State’s next football-basketball athlete in Keon Coleman

Tom Izzo has had football players play basketball on his team going back to his early years when Nick Saban was the Spartans’ football.

He had them in subsequent years, under John L. Smith and Mark Dantonio, too.

Now, Izzo is set to have the latest player cross Shaw Lane and play at the Breslin Center in the second year of Mel Tucker’s tenure at Michigan State.

Keon Coleman, a three-star wide receiver prospect from Louisiana, signed his letter of intent with the Spartans football program on Wednesday and made it clear that he plans on playing basketball as well as football.

More than 10 years after Michigan State had its last football/basketball dual-sport athlete, Izzo is excited to have one again.

“I love two-sport guys,” Izzo said on Thursday. “I’ve loved two-sport guys since I was one myself at a very small, small school. I’ve always appreciated guys that

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Greg McElroy Names Ohio State’s Biggest Key To Beating Clemson

Ohio State's Justin Fields runs the ball against Clemson in the College Football Playoff.
Ohio State’s Justin Fields runs the ball against Clemson in the College Football Playoff.

The Ohio State Buckeyes will be rare underdogs in the College Football Playoff when they take on the Clemson Tigers.

It’s not hard to understand why. They had their hands full with Northwestern and Indiana, while Clemson easily crushed Notre Dame and have more wins. But ESPN analyst Greg McElroy believes that there is a way for the Buckeyes to spring the upset.

During ESPN’s College Football Playoff Selection Show this past week, McElroy said that if Ohio State wins the ball control game, they can win the game. He believes that keeping Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence off the field is the key to winning.

“I don’t like the idea of allowing Trevor Lawrence to have the football for 30, 32 minutes of the game,” McElroy said. “I think this is gonna be a situation

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