The media, Raye of Light and The Right Thing To Do

PHOTO (L-R) Tom Shanahan, Jimmy Raye, Bob Apisa at Jimmy Raye's Michigan State Hall of Fame enshrinement, 2018. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report Media coverage of Raye of Light in ESPN, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, MSU Alumni Magazine, Dan Daly Pro Football, The State News, radio interviews with Lansing's Jack Ebling and WKAR's (East Lansing) Al Martin. WRAL's (Raleigh, N.C.) The Adam Gold Show and other stations. May 22, 2024 Thanks to WRAL's Adam Gold…

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Michigan State honoring Duffy Daugherty and his 1960s teams has Gene Smith as a unique supporter

PHOTO: Michigan State's Duffy Daugherty with his five two-time All-American players from the 1965-66 national title teams (L-R): Clinton Jones, Bob Apisa, Bubba Smith, Gene Washington and George Webster. Tom Shanahan is an author and college football integration historian honored by the FWAA for his story on the 1962 Rose Bowl. *** Michigan State’s plans for a statue honoring Duffy Daugherty and his 1960s teams that led college football integration are still on the drawing board, but Ohio…

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Notre Dame’s Jim Lynch was Maxwell Award winner not afraid to offer an honest opinion

By TOM SHANAHAN News stories that Jim Lynch, 76, a Notre Dame national champion and Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl champion, has passed away will recount his many achievements. At Notre Dame: 1966 national champion, Maxwell Award winner, All-American linebacker, team captain and College Football Hall of Famer. With the Chiefs: Super Bowl IV champion (1969 season), 11-year NFL veteran and two-time All-AFL pick. This story, though, adds something else to his resume: An honest man. The Maxwell…

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