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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...

Traverse City Record Eagle story on Raye of Light

Traverse City Record Eagle story on Raye of Light

Thanks to Brett Sommers and the Traverse City Record Eagle for a story on Raye of Light.I always enjoy returning home to northern Michigan in the Lower Peninsula. On this trip, my daughter loved visits to Mackinaw Island and Sleeping Bear Dunes. She also caught her first trout...

Special honors represent best of past and present

Special honors represent best of past and present

Add another layer of green-and-white to the Waldorf Astoria's grand ballroom at the 58th annual National Football Foundation Awards Dinner. And that’s before we know how football head coach Mark Dantonio’s promising ninth season in East Lansing unfolds.The NFF announced...

Michigan State foursome faced Tommie Smith and Charlie Greene

Michigan State foursome faced Tommie Smith and Charlie Greene

Michigan State football’s 1965 Big Ten and national championships will be recognized this fall, but let’s recall another Spartans' 50th anniversary. The spring feat has been overlooked but is worth remembering from June 1965. The scene was the NCAA track and field finals at...

Michigan State homecoming for Air Force coach and father

Michigan State homecoming for Air Force coach and father

Air Force assistant football coach John Rudzinski grew up under two strict rules in Green Bay, Wis., before he left home for the Air Force Academy. But the guidelines were unrelated to military academy preparation.His father, former Green Bay Packers and Michigan State...

MSU recent College Hall of Famers can thank Dantonio

MSU recent College Hall of Famers can thank Dantonio

Two seasons ago Jimmy Raye, Gene Washington, Clinton Jones and other Michigan State players from the Spartans’ 1965 and 1966 national championship era reveled in traveling to Pasadena for the Spartans’ 2013 Big Ten title and Rose Bowl win over Stanford.Raye...

Montreal GM uses his Michigan State edge

Montreal GM uses his Michigan State edge

Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp enjoyed an edge spotting hidden Michigan State talent simply as an alum, but that is being chipped away with Rose Bowl and Cotton Bowl victories and Top 10 attention. Popp, recruited in the George Perles era out of Mooresville,...