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Mo Collins played offensive line on a national championship college football team at the University of Florida and started for the Oakland Raiders in the Super Bowl. But always, Collins was a West Charlotte Lion.

As Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to claim the World Series title, his proud father, Kevin, watched from his home in Hudson.

As an assistant coach with San Diego in 2008, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera was part of a Chargers team that made the playoffs by winning the AFC West with an 8-8 record. History could repeat this year in the NFC South.

Roy Williams repeated his stance on a broader scale Wednesday at the ACC’s annual basketball media days, saying he knew nothing about the paper class scheme at UNC.

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