Virginia Tech poised to celebrate Frank Beamer Day
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Virginia Tech poised to celebrate Frank Beamer Day

North Carolina is risk of suffering emotional upset

Photo: Frank Beamer has led the Hokies for 29 years.

As soon as Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer announced his retirement effective at the end of the season, ACC coaches with a date remaining against the Hokies other than the final home game likely reacted similarly.

“Whew!” they must have said, wiping their foreheads. ... 

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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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