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Names to remember today but soon to be forgotten

Names to remember today but soon to be forgotten

College football’s national letter-of-intent day makes TV stars and household names – well, in households of college football fans – out of high school players such as Byron Cowart, Josh Rosen and Iman Marshall. They are rated the top three 5-star prospects on Rivals.com’s...

USA Today features Jimmy Raye as trailblazer

USA Today features Jimmy Raye as trailblazer

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 writer Jarrett Bell. The story, with...

Looking back at Coach K and early lesson learned at Jenison

Looking back at Coach K and early lesson learned at Jenison

The first time I saw Mike Krzyzewski coaching was 40 years ago, but I was unaware at the time.Nobody on a fateful Jan. 4, 1975 afternoon at Michigan State's Jenison Fieldhouse was aware remotely how to spell or pronounce his name unless they were an Army basketball fan in the...

AFCA recognizes Michigan State and Ferris State trailblazer

AFCA recognizes Michigan State and Ferris State trailblazer

A full century later, Gideon Smith finally received just recognition from a national organization.Smith broke barriers throughout his life. He was the first black college football player at two Michigan schools, Ferris State and Michigan State. Later he blazed trails in coaching...

Four Hall of Fame Horsemen of Michigan State

Four Hall of Fame Horsemen of Michigan State

Michigan State halfback Clinton Jones’ election to the College Football Hall of Fame earlier this month raised the interesting question of whether another school can match the Spartans with four Hall-of-Famers from the same senior class. Well, it’s happened at three other...

Calhoun adds to legacy by invoking Duffy Rule

Calhoun adds to legacy by invoking Duffy Rule

Imagine these scenes at Spartan Stadium a decade or more from now when Mark Dantonio’s first Michigan State championship football teams receive anniversary recognition.Defensive end Will Gholston is part of the 2011 players that won the Legends Division title and advanced to the...

Duffy spelled out national playoff in his 1974 book

Duffy spelled out national playoff in his 1974 book

Prophetic Duffy Daugherty must be shaking his head with an “I told you so” grin as he looks down upon the college football world’s big night. The College Football Hall of Famer from his 19 seasons as Michigan State’s head coach is no doubt perched atop a Hawaiian Rainbow...

Hall of Famer Clinton Jones returns to Waldorf Astoria

Hall of Famer Clinton Jones returns to Waldorf Astoria

Clinton Jones dressed in a tuxedo 49 years ago for his first invitation to the Waldorf Astoria’s august ballroom in New York. He represented the Spartans as a two-time Michigan State All-American halfback three weeks after the 1966 Game of the Century. He’s been invited back for...

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...

Clinton Jones named to College Football Hall of Fame

Clinton Jones named to College Football Hall of Fame

Here is the press release from the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame that announced Michigan State two-time All-American halfback Clinton Jones as a member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2015. He will be enshrined with the class on Dec. 8 at the...