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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...

Library of Michigan adds Raye of Light to collection

Library of Michigan adds Raye of Light to collection

Twitter: Raye of Light added to Library of Michigan collectionLibrary of Michigan websitePurchase Raye of Light informationMEDIA REVIEWS, SUMMARY and BULLET POINTS ON RAYE OF LIGHTRAYE OF LIGHTJimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and 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...

Original satellite camp was Michigan State Underground Railroad

Original satellite camp was Michigan State Underground Railroad

The late Duffy Daugherty, perched above Spartan Stadium for Michigan State’s spring game Saturday, must be chortling over news the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference are upset with Big Ten satellite camps in the South. Daugherty, of course, founded the...

Chicago Tribune posts Raye of Light story

Chicago Tribune posts Raye of Light story

Thanks to the Chicago Tribune for using Ed Sherman's story on "Raye of Light" first posted on www.shermanreport.com.Click here: Shermanreport.com book report posted on Raye of LightClick here: Chicago Tribune picks up Sherman Report on Raye of LightMore national...

MLK stopped at Michigan State between Oslo and Selma

MLK stopped at Michigan State between Oslo and Selma

Martin Luther King Jr. visited Michigan State University’s campus in East Lansing on February 11, 1965 and spoke to a full house of 4,000 that greeted him with a standing ovation at The Auditorium. Only two months earlier King had accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo,...

Shermanreport on Raye of Light

Shermanreport on Raye of Light

Thanks to Ed Sherman of the Shermanreport.com for posting a book report on Raye of Light. I appreciate that Ed recognized the book about Duffy Daugherty's Underground Railroad is an untold story.Click here: Shermanreport.com book report posted on Raye of LightClick...

Captain Mannie elected despite Chicago style voting

Captain Mannie elected despite Chicago style voting

A treasure trove of untold sports stories clearing a path to integration throughout society can be still uncovered a half-century later. The reason is the media avoided racial issues in the mid-20th century, including athletic milestones. This was demonstrated once again in...

Online USA Today story featuring Jimmy Raye

Online USA Today story featuring Jimmy Raye

Many thanks to USA Today ’s NFL writer Jarrett Bell for his excellent story on Jimmy Raye in the USA Today’s Special Edition for Black History Month.Click here: USA Today on-line version of Jimmy Raye feature written by USA Today NFL writer Jarrett...

Dean and Duffy shared MLK Dream

Dean and Duffy shared MLK Dream

I was still researching and writing “Raye of Light” when North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith was named to receive the Medal of Freedom in a White House ceremony with President Obama in 2013.In addition to detailing Michigan State football coach Duffy Daugherty’s...