Arizona pitcher on right end of elimination game
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Arizona pitcher on right end of elimination game

Cloney bounces back with strong effort to beat UC Santa Barbara

Photo: Arizona celebrates at the CWS

The Arizona Wildcats improved to 4-0 in elimination games in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Their No. 3 starter, a junior college transfer, was on the winning end of that equation.

J.C. Cloney pitched seven innings of shutout ball as the Wildcats eliminated UC Santa Barbara, 3-0, in the College World Series Wednesday night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer,, and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in."