Michigan State chases third straight double
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Michigan State chases third straight double

Michigan State's football and basketball success is a Pat Wilson Double

Photo: Top, Sparty playing the drums at the Breslin Center. Bottom, Pat Wilson was a starting guard on the 1957 Final Four team.

Michigan State opens more than another football season with the start of the 2015-16 school year. Mark Dantonio’s football team and Tom Izzo’s basketball program are chasing what I call a third straight “Pat Wilson Double.”

You’re wondering, what’s that? ... 


Click here for the rest of my @Todaysu.com story on Michigan State doubling up as No. 1 in football and basketball.


Click here for my Part I story on Pat Wilson playing in the Rose Bowl and the Final Four.


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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