The Terrier

Frank Fear | Owosso, Michigan and Cape Coral , Florida

I am a Columnist for The Sports Column. I began writing about sports in high school, covering my school team for the local newspaper. I served as sports editor for the collegiate paper and worked in the SID’s Office at St. John Fisher College. Deciding on a career in academics, I had a 35-year career at Michigan State as faculty member and administrator. My specialty is sports commentary: there’s more to sports than the game itself, and much can be learned about people and institutions by analyzing issues in athletics. I strongly support THE SPORTS COLUMN’S equal opportunity philosophy, giving everybody a chance to write. My wife, Kathy, and I strongly believe that the 4th Estate (the free press) is more important than ever; and the 5th Estate—people connecting directly through technology—is critical for ensuring democracy.

  • Sport of Expertise: College Sports, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Golf

  • Favorite Teams: Michigan State Spartans, Iowa State Cyclones, West Virginia Mountaineers, St. John Fisher Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, Buffalo Sabres, Tampa Bay Rays, Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles

  • Favorite Players: Ryan Miller, Miguel Cabrera, Magic Johnson, Kirk Gibson, Scott Skiles, Calvin Johnson, Adreian Payne

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