Notre Dame survives scare from Duke women
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Notre Dame survives scare from Duke women

Third-ranked Irish are now 40-1 in the ACC since joining the conference last year

Photo: Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw with her team during a timeout.

DURHAM – Notre Dame is always chasing Connecticut’s dynastic women’s basketball program.

The Irish lost to the Huskies in the NCAA Championship game the last two years. They came within 10 points in early December despite playing on the road and without then-injured Brianna Turner, an honorable mention All-American center as a freshman last season. ... 

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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."