Looking back at the past calendar year
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Looking back at the past calendar year

Some highs and lows to remember from college basketball in 2016

Photo: Kris Jenkins game-winning shot

We’re close to the start of conference play and the New Year, so let’s review college basketball’s calendar year rather than last season. No story overlaps last and this season more than the childish behavior of Duke’s Grayson Allen.

— Duke’s junior guard tripped Louisville and Florida State players in February games and doubled down in December. He tripped Elon’s Steven Santa Ana driving to the basket at full speed in a game this past week. Santa Ana fell hard on his backside, but that wasn’t the only reason his third incident was worse than the first two. ... 

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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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