Stevens blankets North Carolina like winter storm
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Stevens blankets North Carolina like winter storm

Duke's 6-6 sophomore posts double-double with strong defense

Photo: Duke's Azura Stevens

DURHAM, N.C. — The winter snow and ice storm that shut down North Carolina with slick roads this weekend wasn’t the only rare occurrence in the Tobacco Road basketball area encompassing Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh.

Similar severe winter storms happen every couple years, but it’s the first time the nationally prominent North Carolina and Duke women’s programs met as unranked rivals in the Associated Press Top 25 since Jan. 15, 1992. ... 

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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."