State News interview on Raye of Light
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State News interview on Raye of Light

Michigan State student newspaper story on book about school's leading role in integration of college football

Thanks to State News sportswriter Matthew Argillander for his story in Michigan State's student newspaper on Raye of Light, a book about the school's leading role in the integration of college football.

It brought back fond memories of my days at the State News at the paper's old office in the Student Services Building. I was the State News Sports Editor my senior year, the 1977-78 school year. It is better known as Magic Johnson's freshman year.

Today's State News writers and editors have a nicer setup in their Grand River Ave. office.

Click here: State News story on Raye of Light

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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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