Free Press highlights Men of Sparta
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Free Press highlights Men of Sparta

Documentary on Duffy's 1965-66 teams to debut at Traverse City Film Festival

Photo: Bob Apisa (L-R) Clinton Jones, Bubba Smith, Gene Washington and George Webster.

The story of Michigan State's 1965 and 1966 national championship football teams will be told in documentary form later this month in Traverse City.

"Men of Sparta," a film by former MSU fullback and Hollywood actor Bob Apisa, will debut July 31 at the Traverse City Film Festival. ... 

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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,,, 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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