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Men of Sparta at Traverse City Film Festival

Men of Sparta at Traverse City Film Festival

Click here for July 31 Free Press story on Men of Sparta at Traverse City Film FestivalA decade ago Michigan State’s aging players — aka the ‘Men of Sparta’ — gathered in a lounge at Spartan Stadium for the 40th anniversary of their 1966 Game of the Century with Notre Dame.George...

Precedent and irony surround Michigan spring practices

Precedent and irony surround Michigan spring practices

SEC and ACC football coaches who are howling over Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh’s upcoming spring football practices in Florida should be reminded there is precedent for a Big Ten school traveling to the South to enhance recruiting.The difference between now and then is when...

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...

Sports radio and interviews on Raye of Light

Sports radio and interviews on Raye of Light

In the media with Tom Shanahan and Jimmy Raye. Here you'll find sources from Fayetteville Observer, UNCTV, Pro Football Daly, Detroit Free Press, Sherman Report, USA Today, WRAL Sports Fan, Jack Ebling 730 AM, Al Martin WKAR, Lansing Library, MSU.EDU and MSU Alumni Magazine.Raye...

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...

Purchase Raye of Light Today

Purchase Raye of Light Today

Praise for Raye of Light from the Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, USA Today and more media outlets.Raye of Light available from Barnes and Noble, Amazon.come and from the publisher. Click below for publisher's site:http://rayeoflightbook.com/ordering-information/Click for...

McNeill recognizes path Raye helped clear to Birmingham

McNeill recognizes path Raye helped clear to Birmingham

The frame of reference of today’s college football players dates merely two decades, meaning it is not necessarily unusual to see African-American Ruffin McNeal lead East Carolina into a bowl game as the Pirates’ head coach.But such a moment is significant when it's the...

Mystery solved in Thornhill and Namath myth

Mystery solved in Thornhill and Namath myth

It turns out William “Nay” Thornhill knew the identity of the sportswriter that placed a phone call to Michigan State’s football office in 1962. The previously forgotten caller had encouraged the Spartans to recruit Charlie “Mad Dog” Thornhill, an historic athletic figure in...

MSU and UNC enlightened South 50 years ago at Chapel Hill

MSU and UNC enlightened South 50 years ago at Chapel Hill

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”    ...

Video Historical Society of Greater Lansing book discussion

Video Historical Society of Greater Lansing book discussion

Click here for link in Lansing's City Pulse on Raye of Light http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/lansing/article-10579-the-integration-of-spartan-nation.html Click on Youtube video below from book discussion, Q and A and book signing at downtown library in Lansing, Mi. Purchase...