Bubba’s Dad, Duffy and College Football’s Underground Railroad

My new children’s book on Michigan State football history is now available through Amazon on Kindle: Bubba’s Dad, Duffy and College Football’s Underground Railroad. Purchase link on Amazon The book is at the printer and soon will be available in print and audio. Stay connected with my website, and I’ll keep you posted. The Underground Railroad book tells the story of Willie Ray Smith S., a legendary Texas high school coach during segregation and father of College Football…

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The Right Thing to Do

Jerry LeVias, Warren McVea and Leon Burton are major figures in college football history, but their accomplishments aren’t widely celebrated these days, even at their alma maters. The story of college football integration in the 1960s was ignored by sportswriters of the era, and schools saw little upside to trumpet their racial accomplishments. The stories of these groundbreaking college football pioneers and the coaches who fought for integration—led by Michigan State’s Duffy Daugherty and his coaching tree, featuring…

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Raye of Light

When Jimmy Raye arrived at Michigan State University in 1964, he did more than just enrolled in a university hundreds of miles from his native Fayetteville, N.C.: he was part of a groundbreaking movement that changed college football forever. His story, as well as his Spartan teammates and coach Duffy Daugherty, is told in Raye of Light: the first book to fully explain Duffy Daugherty’s Underground Railroad and its impact on college football. History has not accorded Daugherty, Raye, and…

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