Northwestern chasing first NCAA bid
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Northwestern chasing first NCAA bid

Loss to Michigan State demonstrates toughness needed in Big Ten

Photo: Chris Collins

Northwestern coach Chris Collins likely got the wrong idea about the Big Ten while playing for Mike Krzyzewski and coaching beside him 13 years on the Duke bench. Coach K made beating Big Ten teams look simple.

It’s not so easy, Collins was reminded after his Wildcats lost at Michigan State Friday night, 61-52. ... 

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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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