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Michigan State 60th reunion of 1954 College World Series team

Michigan State 60th reunion of 1954 College World Series team

I've reposted this story from a year ago that was lost from a hacker episode. The story was written by Bob Reising, who played on the Spartans' 1954 College World Series team. Thanks, Tom ShanahanNOTE: Bob Reising was invited by his teammates on the 1954 Michigan State University...

Name the only Michigan State Rose Bowl and Final Four participant

Name the only Michigan State Rose Bowl and Final Four participant

Pat Wilson rattled off a long list of multi-sport stars to play for Michigan State. Wilson, a Spartans football and basketball letterman from the 1950s who is 80 and still practicing law in Traverse City, Mi., cited Bob Carey, Jack Breslin, Robin Roberts, Tom Yewcic, Earl...

Pat Narduzzi finds Big Ten fit with Pitt

Pat Narduzzi finds Big Ten fit with Pitt

Former Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi felt close to his roots when he was named the Pitt’s new head coach in late December, recruited in the winter and ran his team through spring drills. Now summer is turning to fall camps. And when the Atlantic Coast...

Burton led Air Force recruits to lofty destinations

Burton led Air Force recruits to lofty destinations

Someday Josh King, Naquan Jones and Auston Robertson may thank Michigan State assistant coach Ron Burton. He recruited the four-star defensive linemen that announced their Class of 2016 verbal commitments with the Spartans during a three-day flurry in June. But to match the...

The Dantonio Way recruits without pulling punches

The Dantonio Way recruits without pulling punches

News that Michigan State pulled a football scholarship offer sparked a debate on ESPN’s popular morning show, "Mike and Mike" with Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic. Greenberg questioned the wisdom of a nationwide process that leads to such results. He mentioned it sounded similar...

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...

Izzo video on V Foundation and Lacey Holsworth

Izzo video on V Foundation and Lacey Holsworth

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo taped a "Don't ever give up" video for the V Foundation and ESPYs that has been playing on ESPN.com.Izzo and Adreian Payne, one of his star players on Michigan State's 2014 Sweet Sixteen team now with the Minnesota Timberwolves, befriended...

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...