Houston needed more from beating Cincinnati
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Houston needed more from beating Cincinnati

Cougars won't receive national bump from 33-30 win

Photo: Houston coach Tom Herman

Houston remained unbeaten and on course for its collision with Memphis next week. But first-year coach Tom Herman’s team needed more than a 33-30 win Saturday over Cincinnati to remain topical.

We’ll know by Tuesday evening if the Cougars hurt their standing of No. 25 standing – one they were already unhappy with – in the College Football Rankings (they’re No. 18 in both the AP writers and USA Today coaches polls). ... 



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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, Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and Chargers.com. He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer, MLB.com, Rivals.com 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."