Clint Jones and Bob Apisa with Orange County club
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Clint Jones and Bob Apisa with Orange County club

Photo: Clinton Jones and Bob Apisa (bottom left corner) with the MSU Orange County Alumni Club.

Clint Jones and Bob Apisa, two-time All-American backs on Michigan State's 1965-66 national championship teams, met with Michigan State's Orange County Alumni Club.

Jones will be honored on Sept. 12 at the Oregon-Michigan State game for his election to the College Football Hall of Fame. He will have his name added to the Ring of Fame at Spartan Stadium.

Apisa discussed the documentary, "Men of Sparta," that he is working. Proceeds from "Raye of Light" books they signed went to the documentary project. Click here to donate to completing thee editing porton of Men of Sparta.




Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and Chargers.com. He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer, MLB.com, Rivals.com and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He 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. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented 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. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications


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