Miami TD return stuns Duke and flabbergasts Cutcliffe
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Miami TD return stuns Duke and flabbergasts Cutcliffe

Hurricanes score on kickoff return with eight laterals

Photo: Duke coach David Cutcliffe.

DURHAM, N.C. – We’re still trying to decipher what happened on Miami’s eight-lateral kickoff return that beat Duke 30-27 as time expired on Halloween Night. The only thing we know for sure is Duke’s 2015 band has more discipline than Stanford’s 1982.

The Blue Devils musicians stayed in the stands Saturday night at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. The 1982 Stanford band prematurely ran onto the field and the Cal hero with the game-winning touchdown ran over a Stanford trombone player as he crossing into the end zone. ... 

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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."