Part II: Prairie View at Michigan State also history lesson for Spartans’ Generation Z players

Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report PHOTO: Billy Joe DuPree (left) of West Monroe, Louisiana, and Brad Van Pelt of Owosso, Michigan, were Duffy Daugherty's last two team captains in 1972. DuPree rode the Underground Railroad as a freshman in 1968. The Spartans, unlike other schools, had a history of Black team captains dating to LeRoy Bolden in 1954. PART I: Prairie View and Michigan State provide a game and a Duffy history lesson By TOM SHANAHAN The tumultuous…

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Prairie View A&M-Michigan State provides a game and a Duffy history lesson

Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report PHOTO: The Prairie View A&M Panthers prepare to take the field. Part II was posted on June 30 By TOM SHANAHAN Michigan State’s Alan Haller called Prairie View A&M athletic director Anton Goff in January to gauge his interest in a game. At that late date, the Spartans’ AD was scrambling to replace the September 14 contest canceled by Louisiana. But this was more than Haller throwing a dart at a map that…

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