Coach K explains difference between defending and reigning
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Coach K explains difference between defending and reigning

Duke brings in another strong freshmen class to chase national title

Photo: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski begins his 41st season as a head coach at Duke and Army.

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s “reigning national champions” opened their Cameron Indoor Stadium doors on Tuesday for media day a week into preseason basketball practices.

“Reigning” as opposed to defending was the word preferred by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. ... 

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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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