Pitt eager to renew Penn State rivarly
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Pitt eager to renew Penn State rivarly

Players learning about history between Panthers and Nittany Lions

Photo: Nathan Peterman

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman grew up a Florida Gators fan in Jacksonville, Fla., well-versed in college football rivalries.

There was no escaping the famed Florida-Georgia rivalry played annually in his hometown as a neutral site. Florida also played intense in-state turf battles against Florida State and Miami. ... 


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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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