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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Lummie Young IV lives up to Westside’s King George I

PHOTO (Duke Athletics): Lummie Young IV Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN The late George Webster, Michigan State’s College Football Hall of Fame rover, would have been proud of Duke’s Lummie Young IV. They’re fellow alums of Westside High in Anderson, S.C. Young, Duke’s redshirt senior safety, blitzed and forced a fumble in the red zone to help the Blue Devils beat Northwestern last week, 30-23. Northwestern had driven to Duke’s 2-yard line when the Wildcats…

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Duffy’s historical commitments to the Great Football Northward Migration

Michigan State College Football Hall of Fame coach Duffy Daugherty's 1960s teams led college football integration. Sportswriters of the time and later historians referred to the ground-breaking teams as the Underground Railroad, a metaphoric nod to bravery of Harriett Tubman's safe passages and safehouses for escaped slaves. The players traveled a path that escaped segregation in the Jim Crow South for opportunity. ---------------- ---- -----

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