South Carolina taps ACC roots at Final Four
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South Carolina taps ACC roots at Final Four

Frank McGuire road map same for South Carolina as North Carolina

Photo: John Roche (left) and teammates hear from Frank McGuire

You probably thought South Carolina’s upset of Duke spoiled the romance of a Tobacco Road showdown. Up in smoke went the anticipated North Carolina-Duke meeting in the NCAA championship game.

If so, you have overlooked South Carolina’s Tobacco Road history. ... 

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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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