College Football Hall of Famer Joe Romig to join me May 7 at Boulder Book Store

Thanks to the National Football Foundation for including this item in its latest newsletter, Down and Distance: "College Football Hall of Famer Joe Romig (Colorado) will sign copies of a new book, The Right Thing to Do, The True Pioneers of College Football Integration in the 1960s by author Tom Shanahan, at the Boulder Book Store in Boulder, Colorado, May 7. The book retells the story about Colorado's 1961 football team and their efforts to address the Jim Crow laws in Miami that threatened to exclude…

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Letter to Mel Tucker on Michigan State history

Photo: Duffy Daugherty's Time magazine cover, Oct. 8, 1956. To Coach Mel Tucker: Welcome back to Michigan State. Welcome back to college football, 2020. You've got plenty on your mind now that the Big Ten has re-launched its season, so here s a refresher course on what Duffy Daugherty's Underground Railroad players and the southern Black high school coaches that laid the tracks meant to changing the face of college football. Your two seasons as a graduate assistant…

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ESPN documentary link and my past stories on Rashaan Salaam’s career

Below are are links to ESPN's E:60 teaser for documentary on Rashaan Salaam and links to two stories I posted on Rashaan Salaam after the 1994 Heisman Trophy winner took his life in Dec. 5, 2016. Lower on the page are Salaam's 1994 season game-by-game results and more links to stories I wrote with Rashaan over the course of his college and NFL careers. I first met Rashaan and wrote about the high school All-American while playing at…

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