My roundup of NCAA Raleigh Regional stories
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My roundup of NCAA Raleigh Regional stories

North Carolina emerges from East and Virginia from Midwest

Photo: PNC Arena is home to North Carolina State and the Carolina Hurricanes

My roundup of NCAA regional games played in Raleigh Mach 17 and 19 in the East and Midwest.


March 20
Virginia can look ahead without facing Michigan State as roadblock

March 19

Wisconsin can continue winning on grit

March 19
Kris Dunn turned down NBA for degree and legacy


March 18
Roy Williams upset with late start


March 17
Providence done against UNC without more than Kris Dunn


March 17
USC's season ends when the Trojans fail to finish


March 17
Texas Tech looks to next year to build on NCAA trip


March 17
Texas Tech wins prepares Butler for Virginia


March 16
Tubby Smith returns to North Carolina for NCAA


March 16
Tobacco Road trio gets chance to face Duke


Mach 13
Expansion has exposed old ACC as overrated



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 Chargers.com. He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer, MLB.com, Rivals.com 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."