The Underground Railroad quote book

Michigan State football coach Duffy Daugherty graced cover October 8, 1956, edition of Time Magazine. The article featured his personality and success on his way the College Football Hall of Fame. Daugherty's 1965 and 1966 teams transformed college football, including a place in the 1966 Game of the Century against Notre Dame. From Time Magazine: "For Daugherty has neither the portentous air nor commanding presence of the typical big-time football coach. He is cheerfully irreverent in a profession…

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Part IV: College football integration lore, in the form of traffic, was steered down a fairy tale exit

NOTE: As a Detroit Tigers and Mangum fan, this is my letter to Tom Selleck, admittedly a bit tongue in cheek. The facts vs. fiction I present, though, tell the true story of college football integration’s pioneers in the 1960s. College football integration was fait accompli by 1970, thanks to the price paid by true pioneers. They knocked down the door. Alabama coach Bear Bryant didn’t open the door. He was pointed to it after coaching segregated teams…

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Emmy Award: The Indelible Legacy of Jimmy Raye

PHOTO: Jimmy Raye (L) and Osahon Tongo backstage at the 44th annual Sports Emmys in New York celebrating the award. Visit TomShanahan.Report homepage. By TOM SHANAHAN NFL 360 producer/director Osahon Tongo was awarded the Emmy for “Outstanding Edited Special” on Monday night at the 44th Sports Emmys in New York. Tongo’s feature, “The Indelible Legacy of Jimmy Raye,” told the story of Raye’s journey from the segregated Fayetteville, N.C., to Michigan State in 1964 and to the NFL.…

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