A fun afternoon on The Drive with Jack
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A fun afternoon on The Drive with Jack

Thanks to Jack Ebling for having a guest co-host for Lansing sports talk show

Thanks to Jack Ebling for having me as a guest host on his popular sports talk show in Lansing, Mich.: "The Drive with Jack."

We talked about this weekend's Michigan State Hall of Fame festivities that features Jimmy Raye's enshrinement. Raye and the five member Class of 2018 are inducted Thursday and recognized Saturday when Michigan State plays Central Michigan at noon Saturday at Spartan Stadium.

The book "Raye of Light" is about Jimmy Raye, the South's first black quarterback to win a national title and his pioneering coaching career; Duffy Daugherty's Underground Railroad that recruited the segregated South and led the integration of college football; and the passengers that included College Football Hall of Famers and others that weren't stars but were grateful for their college opportunity and degree.

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Tom Shanahan, Author: Raye of Light http://tinyurl.com/knsqtqu

-- Book on Michigan State's leading role in the integration of college football. It explains Duffy Daugherty's untold pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.



Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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