Chase Jeter faces Duke competition
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Chase Jeter faces Duke competition

Sophomore big man didn't transfer despite incoming freshmen talent

Photo: Chase Jeter with Coach K

Let’s give Chase Jeter credit for facing a challenge. The Duke sophomore didn’t become one of 700-plus transfers this year among Division I college basketball teams.

The Blue Devils’ star-studded freshmen recruiting class that includes four highly touted big men could easily push Jeter into Cameron Indoor Stadium’s shadows. If it’s possible for a 6-foot-10, 230-pounder to disappear, Jeter could be the Duke’s forgotten big man. ... 

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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."