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Michigan State upset preserves record of unbeaten titles

Michigan State upset preserves record of unbeaten titles

Michigan State’s upset of Ohio State last week preserved more than a shot at this year’s Big Ten title and College Football Playoff.The 1965-66 Spartans still alone hold the conference record of back-to-back unbeaten and untied Big Ten titles that they established a...

Eric Allen career also marked end of sad era in college football

Eric Allen career also marked end of sad era in college football

Eric Allen’s obituaries, typical of ones on athletes, started out noting his records and All-American stature as a Michigan State running back. Then they included vitals such of his age, 66, and that he had been in poor health at hospice in his hometown of Georgetown, S.C., until...

Homecoming weekend honors national championship teams

Homecoming weekend honors national championship teams

Michigan State's 1965 and 1966 national championship teams broke too much ground to be limited to a ceremony for homecoming against Purdue Saturday at Spartan Stadium.So the school began recognizing the old-timers on Friday. The weekend began when Michigan State president Lou...

Raye of Light book signing on Thursday in Lansing

Raye of Light book signing on Thursday in Lansing

Michigan State's championship quarterback and long-time NFL coach Jimmy Raye and Michigan State alumnus and author of "Raye of Light" will appear at two book signings over the Spartans' homecoming weekend. Second-ranked Michigan State (4-0) and Purdue (1-3) play at noon Saturday...

Myths that grew out of 1970 Alabama game with USC

Myths that grew out of 1970 Alabama game with USC

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the USC-Alabama game that grew into mythical proportions long after it was played Sept. 12, 1970.The enduring myth is Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant made a calculated move inviting USC as the first integrated team to play at Legion Field in...

MSU Orange County Alumni Club hosts Jones and Apisa

MSU Orange County Alumni Club hosts Jones and Apisa

Michigan State two-time All-American backs Clinton Jones and Bob Apisa will gather with the Michigan State Alumni Club of Orange County on Sept. 2 at Cruisers Pizza Bar and Grill in Newport Beach, Calif. Jones, a halfback from Cleveland, will be enshrined in the College Football...

Podcast with College Football Pros

Podcast with College Football Pros

Podcast with College Football Pros on Raye of LightThanks to College Football Pros for having me on a podcast to discuss Raye of Light, a book on Michigan State's leading role in the integration of college.Bubba Smith, the Spartans' College Football Hall of Famer and the first...

Jimmy Raye on The Drive with Jack radio program

Jimmy Raye on The Drive with Jack radio program

Jimmy Raye was a recent guest on The Drive with Jack. Host Jack Ebling and co-host Graham Couch, a columnist at the Lansing State Journal, invited Raye to talk about the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Spartans' 1965 national championship team -- the first of back-to-back Big...

Sanders and Raye were old rivals and friends

Sanders and Raye were old rivals and friends

Tributes blanketed the NFL and college football with news that the great Charlie Sanders, a Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end with the Detroit Lions and All-Big Ten pick at the University of Minnesota, passed away on Thursday at age 68 following a seventh-month battle with...

State News interview on Raye of Light

State News interview on Raye of Light

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...