Part II: Prairie View at Michigan State also history lesson for Spartans’ Generation Z players

Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report PHOTO: Billy Joe DuPree (left) of West Monroe, Louisiana, and Brad Van Pelt of Owosso, Michigan, were Duffy Daugherty's last two team captains in 1972. DuPree rode the Underground Railroad as a freshman in 1968. The Spartans, unlike other schools, had a history of Black team captains dating to LeRoy Bolden in 1954. PART I: Prairie View and Michigan State provide a game and a Duffy history lesson By TOM SHANAHAN The tumultuous…

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Media endorsements for THE RIGHT THING TO DO, The True Pioneers of College Football Integration

Kirkus Book Review endorsement: "Get it Vanderbilt Sport and Society Initiative endorsement THE RIGHT THING TO DO, The True Pioneers of College Football Integration in the 1960s Foreword by Ruffin McNeill, former head coach at East Carolina University inspired by Jimmy Raye's coaching career *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** I invite you to follow me on Twitter @shanny4055 Click here for the Kirkus Book Reviews of THE RIGHT THING TO DO Click here…

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Ernie Hamilton looks back on Underground Railroad and recruiting for Duffy Daugherty

PHOTO: Ernie Hamilton (61) and Brad Van Pelt (10) rushing Minnesota's offensive line. Visit my website home page, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN As Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty worked on his 1972 recruiting class, Ernie Hamilton of Greenville, S.C., was coming off a strong junior season. He was as a 1971 second-team All-Big Ten defensive lineman. Sometimes players serve as their program’s top recruiters. That’s no secret. And with Daugherty having targeted Bennie Cunningham of from Seneca, S.C.,…

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