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Raye of Light book signing Oct 24 in Traverse City

Raye of Light book signing Oct 24 in Traverse City

Michigan State alumnus and author Tom Shanahan will appear from 4 pm to 6 pm on Oct. 24 at Horizon Books in downtown Traverse City. He will sign copies of his book about Michigan State football and its leading role in the integration of college football. Unfortunately, ESPN...

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...

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...

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...

WKAR Current Sports interview on Raye of Light

WKAR Current Sports interview on Raye of Light

Thanks to Al Martin at Current Sports on WKAR for having me on the air June 29 to discuss "Raye of Light" and the upcoming 50th anniversary season of Michigan State's 1965 Big Ten and national championship season.The segment with me begins in the final 15 minutes.Click here:...

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...

Raye of Light book signing

Raye of Light book signing

Fayetteville Observer sports writer Sammy Batton wrote about a hometown book signing for Raye of Light and Fayetteville Hall of Famer Jimmy Raye. Raye attended then-segregated E.E. Smith High in Fayetteville, N.C.Raye was recruited by progressive Michigan State head coach...

Fayetteville Barnes and Noble book signing May 1

Fayetteville Barnes and Noble book signing May 1

When and Where: May 1 at Fayetteville Barnes and Noble Jimmy Raye and Tom Shanahan will discuss their book Raye of Light at the Barnes and Noble in Fayetteville, N.C. The book signing is at 7 p.m. Friday May 1. The address is 121 Glensford Drive, Fayetteville, N.C., 28314. The...

Old Michigan State NCAA memories

Old Michigan State NCAA memories

Thanks to Mike Klocke, an old friend from our State News days, for this nostalgic photo he posted on Twitter looking back when we covered Michigan State in the first round of the 1978 NCAA basketball tournament at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. Mike is on the right; in the...

Book signing on Feb 15 at Barnes and Noble in Cary

Book signing on Feb 15 at Barnes and Noble in Cary

Jimmy Raye and Tom Shanahan discussed their book Raye of Light and signed copies on Feb. 15, 2015 at the Barns and Noble in Cary, N.C. The address is 760 SE Maynard across form the Cary Towne Center. The phone number: 919-467-3866.Click here to purchase from publisher's...