Dog Day Afternoon for Michigan
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Dog Day Afternoon for Michigan

North Carolina's therapy dog runs onto field to spark rally

Photo: Remington

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Baseball old-timers like to say one of the sport’s charms is you’re likely to see something happen you never saw before in a game.

That axiom was validated in the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional when North Carolina’s “rally dog” ran onto the field to seemingly spark three runs and overcome a 1-0 deficit. ... 

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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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