Virginia Tech proves hurdle for streaking North Carolina
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Virginia Tech proves hurdle for streaking North Carolina

Tar Heels visit Blacksburg on Nov. 21; Duke and Pitt already have beaten the Hokies

Photo: Virginia Tech and coach Frank Beamer can play a spoiler role.

Now that a North Carolina team with a six-game winning streak stands with No. 22-ranked Duke and No. 24 Pittsburgh as the last three teams unbeaten in ACC Coastal play, the schedule appears to stack up neatly.

The trio face each other in round-robin fashion over the next three weeks, beginning Thursday night on ESPN when North Carolina (6-1, 3-0 Coastal) and Pittsburgh (6-1, 4-0 Coastal) meet between the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers at Heinz Field. ... 

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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."