Duke fills house and scoreboard
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Duke fills house and scoreboard

Blue Devils defeat NC Central 55-0 before another 30,000-plus crowd

Photo: Shaquille Powell breaks away on a touchdown run.

DURHAM, N.C. – Many numbers besides 2-0 stand out with Duke’s 55-0 win over North Carolina Central Saturday night in the Blue Devils’ home opener.

None better than the number in the stands, though. A sellout crowd of 33,941 turned out for the Blue Devils’ debut of renovated Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. ... 

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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, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, 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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