North Carolina returns to scene of handing Notre Dame the 1966 national title: Here is how season unfolded against Michigan State as Alabama cried reverse racism

PHOTO: Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian and quarterback Terry Hanratty Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN North Carolina travels to Notre Dame on Saturday, making this a good time to revisit college football’s controversial 1966 season. North Carolina also played to Notre Dame in 1966, and the result tipped the national title to the Irish. In the final polls, Notre Dame (9-0-1), Michigan State (9-0-1) and Alabama (11-0-0) were voted 1-2-3 by the AP (writers), UPI…

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Eric Marshall’s Civil Rights journey from Mississippi to Michigan State to Vietnam and to San Francisco

PHOTO: A mob of 3,000 White supremacists, students and outsiders, sparked the deadly Ole Miss Riot of 1962. The pivotal Civil Rights moment influenced Eric Marshall's future. HIS STORY IS A LIFE LESSON FOR TODAY'S COVID-19 IMPACTED ATHLETES. HE ADAPTED TO HISTORY'S TWISTS AND TURNS, LIVING THROUGH THE OLE MISS RIOT OF 1962, ESCAPING SEGRAGATION ABOARD MICHIGAN STATE COACH DUFFY DAUGHERTY'S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, SERVING AS A YOUNG LIEUTENANT IN VIETNAM AND RETIRING FROM A SECOND CAREER AS A…

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Bleier saw world from Game of Century to Vietnam War and four Super Bowls

PHOTO: Rocky Bleier. Story reposted from Sept. 15, 2016. BY TOM SHANAHAN Rocky Bleier stood atop the college football world in 1966 as a national champion running back at Notre Dame. The Irish were voted No. 1 over No. 2 Michigan State after the teams met in their 1966 Game of the Century, playing to a controversial 10-10 tie. The Associated Press (writers) and United Press (coaches, now USA Today) favored Notre Dame in the contentious era of…

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