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Apisa documentary update on Men of Sparta

Apisa documentary update on Men of Sparta

Men of Sparta website and trailerSome Shanahan Report readers have asked for an update on the progress of Bob Apisa's documentary, Men of Sparta.As you know, Bob was on campus last football season as part of the documentary filming process to tell the story about the 1965-66...

Bob Apisa discusses Men of Sparta documentary

Bob Apisa discusses Men of Sparta documentary

Click here: Bob Apisa appeared April 20 on the Drive with Jack on Lansing sports radio. The show is on 92.1 FM.Bob Apisa, the first Samoan All-American football player, was a two-time All-American fullback on the Michigan State's 1965 and 1966 national championship...

Four Hall of Fame Horsemen of Michigan State

Four Hall of Fame Horsemen of Michigan State

Michigan State halfback Clinton Jones’ election to the College Football Hall of Fame earlier this month raised the interesting question of whether another school can match the Spartans with four Hall-of-Famers from the same senior class. Well, it’s happened at three other...

Hawaiian Pipeline legacy enjoys Heisman view

Hawaiian Pipeline legacy enjoys Heisman view

Charles “Kale” Ane knows the look of a Heisman Trophy candidate. He faced enough of them as Michigan State’s starting center from 1972 to 1974 upon legendary coach Duffy Daugherty recruiting him through his famed Hawaiian Pipeline. Among them were Ohio State running back...

LA Times story on Bob Apisa and Marcus Mariota

LA Times story on Bob Apisa and Marcus Mariota

Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Dywre wrote about the kindred spirit as Hawaiians and Samoans between Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota and Bob Apisa, the first Samoan All-American as a fullback at Michigan State recruited on Duffy Daugherty's Hawaiian Pipeline. Click here...

Mariota path to Heisman began with Bob Apisa

Mariota path to Heisman began with Bob Apisa

Marcus Mariota’s Heisman Trophy acceptance speech was touching and soon popular on Youtube. Fans listened to words spoken with humility that have been missing from recent Heisman winners of questionable character. The Oregon All-American quarterback thanked his college,...

Man of Sparta blazed trail for Polynesian football players

Man of Sparta blazed trail for Polynesian football players

My interview began with a question for Bob Apisa following news he was named a finalist for the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame’s second class. The inductees will be announced on Oct. 8 and enshrined on Jan. 24 in Hawaii during the NFL’s Pro Bowl weekend. Apisa was the first...