Is there a doctor in Michigan State’s Charlotte house?

PHOTO: Dr. Colby Wollenman (the tall one, of course) in scrubs with his colleagues at Vanderbilt University’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Visit my website homepage, Sports news that connects us all| Tom Shanahan Report | Writer of “Raye of Light” By TOM SHANAHAN Paging Dr. Colby Wollenman. Your steady hand under pressure in Michigan State’s 2015 NCAA Tournament first-round win over Georgia in Charlotte is required. Your alma mater has returned to Charlotte for its 2024 tournament opener. Game…

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Duke was not the more mature ACC team at Virginia Tech

PHOTO (Duke Athletics): Jeremy Roach drives on Virginia Tech's Wabissa Bede. By TOM SHANAHAN Duke demonstrated it can overcome a double-digit first half deficit, rallying from 16 points down a week ago to beat Boston College at Cameron Indoor Stadium. But Boston College isn’t Virginia Tech. And the road in the ACC is different. Duke managed to close an 18-point first-half deficit to 11 by intermission and trailed by only one one point on Matthew Hurt’s three-pointer with…

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Duke’s season slipping away with inconsistency and turnovers

PHOTO: Duke's Jontavis Robertson is gang-tackled after a 4-yard reception. By TOM SHANAHAN Duke’s promising season-opening loss to Notre Dame now seems like it was played in an alternative universe. In a COVID-19 Twilight Zone college football season, that’s not unusual, but it is cause for alarm for a lost season. Duke dropping to 0-3 in three ACC games with Saturday’s 38-20 loss at Virginia has the Blue Devils almost a third of the way through their pandemic-revised…

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