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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Duffy’s Hawaiian Pipeliner Charlie Wedemeyer returns home to Polynesian Football Hall of Fame induction

PHOTO: Charlie Wedemeyer's athletic career spans his career at Michigan State, coaching at Los Gatos High in the Bay Area and his induction into the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame in Hawaii. He was joined in this photo around him left-to-right: NFL coaches Jon Gruden and John Madden, two family friends, former 49ers coach Steve Mariucci and Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN A high school coach’s invaluable role too…

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My guest spot on PennSports.Live discussing “Raye of Light”

Thanks to Rex Naylor for having me on as a guest on PennSports.Live to discuss “Raye of Light” and Michigan State’s role leading college football integration.   Sports Authors Showcase: Raye of Light by Tom Shanahan | PennSports.LIVE Consider “Raye of Light” as gift for your favorite Michigan State or college football fan. Click here to purchase Raye of Light from August Publications There are more PennSports.Live podcasts here. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report https://twitter.com/Shanny4055/status/1402405083502026752

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