Raising Arizona from ninth to CWS finals
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Raising Arizona from ninth to CWS finals

Arizona's veterans and newcomers play above expectations

Photo: Arizona's players celebrate advancing to the CWS finals

How did Arizona do it?

A young Wildcat baseball team with a new head coach, picked to finish ninth in the Pac-12, has advanced to the College World Series finals to extend a season that was once projected to end May 29, the day of the regular-season finale. ... 

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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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