The End Game with Army West Point pioneer Gary Steele

Visit my home page, TomShanahan.Report Gary Steele, West Point trailblazer, Army's first Black football letterman. The End Game discusses race and sports in America with a focus on Michigan State coach Duffy’s Daugherty’s 1960 teams leading college football leading the way. Duffy’s teams were the sport’s first fully integrated rosters and won national titles in 1965 and 1966. Co-hosts: Tom Shanahan, award-winning sportswriter. Herman Bulls, West Point graduate, retired Colonel and honored numerous times as one of the nation’s top African-American…

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Braheam Murphy’s journey makes for a 21st century West Point story

PHOTO: Braheam Murphy is in the clear on his 40-yard TD run with Western Kentucky defenders trailing him. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN “The West Point Story” was a late 1950s TV series that aired on both CBS and ABC as a drama. Episodes included unknown actors such as Clint Eastwood, Chuck Connors and Leonard Nimoy on their way to iconic stardom. The plots were written from actual events, with the names changed. The Department…

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West Point’s Gary Steele and his place among 1960s trailblazers

By TOM SHANAHAN The late Howard Cosell transformed sports broadcasting with an outspoken style defending 1960s black athletes, particularly with his manner of explaining their causes to audiences. He worked against the tide of the “times.” In 1963, Cosell supported Muhammad Ali’s right to change his name. Others continued to call him by his birth name, Cassius Clay. Cosell defended 1968 Olympic sprinters Tommy Smith and John Carlos for raising black-gloved fists on the medal stand; they protested racial…

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