Miami basketball searches for identity
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Miami basketball searches for identity

Hurricanes have become steady earning NCAA bids

Photo: Jim Larranaga

Miami’s search for a basketball identity at a football school continues.

The label has been stickier to shake than the optimism head coach Jim Larranaga raised his first two years in Coral Gables. He took his second Miami roster to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, suggesting he could duplicate his Final Four run at George Mason in 2006. ... 

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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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