Michigan State plans statue to honor 1960s teams that led college football integration

PHOTO (Michigan State Athletics): Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty stands before his five returning All-American players in 1966: Clinton Jones, Bob Apsia, Bubba Smith, Gene Washington and George Webster. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Michigan State athletic director Alan Haller revealed on Monday the athletic department is in the preliminary stages of honoring Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty’s historic 1960s teams that led college football integration with a statue. Haller appeared on "The Drive with…

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“Spirit in the House, Alan Haller!”

Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN "Ghost in the House, champ!" Having recently watched a preview of the upcoming PBS documentary on Muhammad Ali and read "Blood Brothers," that haunting chant from Bundini Brown, Ali's friend and cornerman, came to mind while awaiting the outcome of Michigan State’s national search for a new athletic director. The thoughts aren’t as disconnected as it might sound. Brown's chant conjured Jack Johnson as Ali returned to the boxing ring…

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Alan Haller endorsed by Spartans from national championship teams

For more Michigan State history, visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report CLICK ON LINK BELOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0_k2wsXurs By TOM SHANAHAN Michigan State players from the head coach Duffy Daugherty's 1965 and 1966 national championship teams that won back-to-back unbeaten Big Ten titles endorse Alan Haller as the school's next athletic director. Daugherty's 1960s teams led college football integration with its first fully integrated rosters. He combined a Midwest-based roster with African-Americans recruited from the segregated South and players on his…

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