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Adam West and Navy ready for for bowl game

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This year’s college football bowl season buzz is suddenly about players skipping second-tier games to protect their NFL future.

LSU running back Leonard Fournette and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey both declared for the NFL Draft and subsequently announced they won’t play for their school in second-tier bowls. LSU faces Louisville in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl and Stanford meets North Carolina in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has 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 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter 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

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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