On Father’s Day, a reminder Duffy Daugherty’s ground-breaking title teams also were about the Next Generation

PHOTO: Ernie Pasteur's son, U.S. Army (Ret.) Captain E.J. Pasteur, as a West Point cadet. By TOM SHANAHAN Ernie Pasteur recently returned from Memphis to his home near Michigan State’s campus, the center of his universe since he left the segregated South nearly 60 years ago. On the Memphis trip, his role was as a 76-year-old grandfather. Ernest Pasteur Sr. and his son Ernest Pasteur Jr., known as E.J., both helped settle Ernest Pasteur III, called Tre, as…

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College football’s integration birther lie spreading to 1972 in new USC project

PHOTO: The national media continues to portray Bear Bryant (L) and John McKay as college football integrations leaders. In reality, they were the 1960s status quo -- Bryant's segregated teams in the South and McKay's teams limited to a half-dozen or so Black players. By TOM SHANAHAN I recently used Twitter to query Pulitzer Prize-winner David Maraniss about his book, “Barack Obama: The Story,” and media coverage of the birther lie. I noted his book thoroughly detailed the…

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