Traverse City Record Eagle story on Raye of Light
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Traverse City Record Eagle story on Raye of Light

Book on Michigan State's leading role in the integration of college football

Photo: Traverse City and Grand Traverse Bay

Thanks to Brett Sommers and the Traverse City Record Eagle for a story on Raye of Light.

I always enjoy returning home to northern Michigan in the Lower Peninsula. On this trip, my daughter loved visits to Mackinaw Island and Sleeping Bear Dunes. She also caught her first trout from the East Bay of Grand Traverse.

I'll be returning for a Raye of Light book-signing Oct. 24 at Horizons in downtown Traverse City. The event is tentatively scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 pm. depending on when kickoff for Michigan State's home game against Indiana that has a TBA start time.

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Traverse City Record-Eagle story on Raye of Light

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

Purchase Raye of Light from Barnes and Noble, or from August Publishing.

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