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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The End Game: Race and Sports

By TOM SHANAHAN My website homepage, TomShanahan.Report. Read Kirkus Reviews on "THE RIGHT THING TO DO, The True Pioneers of College Football Integration in the 1960s." Here are purchase links to my books. *** The iconic filmmaker Ken Burns introduces episodes of The End Game with important words on race in America. He responded to my question about the injustice of Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty's leadership in college football integration in the 1960s shoved aside by myths…

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Army’s football players learn during turbulent year there is always more awareness to discover

By TOM SHANAHAN “Awareness, awareness, awareness,” was how TV analyst Frank Broyles, a College Football Hall of Fame coach, described players with instincts. Another kind of awareness, racial, was an additional quality that Army West Point’s players gained as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. The players relied on virtual group phone calls to remain connected upon West Point closing nine months ago at the start of COVID-19 pandemic. At first, they were casual conversations from hometowns…

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