Wake Forest honors two Trailblazers, correcting its share of college football history distorted by a popular culture narrative

PHOTO: Wake Forest true 1960s pioneer Bob Tate with his coach, Bill Tate. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Wake Forest takes its turn this weekend setting straight the college football integration story. It should be a simple narrative by a timeline, but it's been muddled over the years by myths and fiction surrounding the 1970 USC-Alabama game. Only a miniscule number of fans understand the role Wake Forest's Bob Grant and Kenneth "Butch" Henry played…

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North Carolina returns to scene of handing Notre Dame the 1966 national title: Here is how season unfolded against Michigan State as Alabama cried reverse racism

PHOTO: Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian and quarterback Terry Hanratty Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN North Carolina travels to Notre Dame on Saturday, making this a good time to revisit college football’s controversial 1966 season. North Carolina also played to Notre Dame in 1966, and the result tipped the national title to the Irish. In the final polls, Notre Dame (9-0-1), Michigan State (9-0-1) and Alabama (11-0-0) were voted 1-2-3 by the AP (writers), UPI…

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Kentucky provides Michigan State with example to follow

PHOTO: Kentucky honored its four pioneering Black players that dragged the Southeastern Conference into the 20th century with a statue in 2016 of Nate Northington, Greg Page, Wilbur Hackett and Houston Hogg. The statue was crafted by J. Brett Grill of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Kentucky’s Paul Karem and fellow alums believed the time was overdue for their alma mater to recognize four pioneering Wildcats, Nate Northington, Greg Page, Wilbur Hackett…

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