Cutcliffe calls for NCAA rule to change following Miami game
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Cutcliffe calls for NCAA rule to change following Miami game

ACC officials crew suspended for incorrect ruling that cost Blue Devils game

Photo: Duke coach David Cutcliffe

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke coach David Cutcliffe called for a historic NCAA rule change that would permit reversing a game’s outcome for egregious cases that cost a team a victory when a replay ruling was judged to have been incorrect.

That was the case Saturday night when Duke scored a touchdown with six seconds to play to lead Miami 27-24. Miami subsequently fielded a squib kick and then lateraled the ball eight times over 46 seconds of real time to score what was ruled a 91-yard kickoff return for a 30-27 victory. ... 

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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."