My FWAA first-place story on the 1962 Rose Bowl and segregation

Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in." *** I’m humbled and honored to share with you I’ve won first place in a national sports writing contest sponsored by the Football Writers Association of America. The FWAA, on its Fifth Down website, announced the 30th annual contest winners. My story won first place for Enterprise. I wrote about the 1962…

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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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The Quiet Man stirs attention on way to Ohio State

PHOTO (News & Observer): Ohio State-bound wide receiver Noah Rogers pulls down a touchdown catch. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN The college football recruiting game watched for Noah Rogers’ commitment with great anticipation locally and nationally. ESPN listed him the No. 1 prospect in North Carolina, No. 65 nationally. They weren’t alone. Based on Rogers’ various elite rankings ... Click here for the full News & Observer story -30- I invite you to follow me…

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