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Notre Dame and troubling response to NCAA pledge

Notre Dame and troubling response to NCAA pledge

Responses to the NCAA’s diversity pledge circulated in September was recently examined by the Washington Post. Notre Dame’s failure to sign it raises some troubling questions.The article followed NCAA inclusion officer Bernard Franklin’s appearance on May 1 at the...

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 spring feat overlooked but worth remembering from June 1965. The scene was the NCAA track and field finals at Edwards Stadium on...

Sports radio and interviews on Raye of Light

Sports radio and interviews on Raye of Light

In the media with Tom Shanahan and Jimmy Raye. Here you'll find sources from Fayetteville Observer, UNCTV, Pro Football Daly, Detroit Free Press, Sherman Report, USA Today, WRAL Sports Fan, Jack Ebling 730 AM, Al Martin WKAR, Lansing Library, MSU.EDU and MSU Alumni Magazine.Raye...

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...

Original satellite camp was Michigan State Underground Railroad

Original satellite camp was Michigan State Underground Railroad

The late Duffy Daugherty, perched above Spartan Stadium for Michigan State’s spring game Saturday, must be chortling over news the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference are upset with Big Ten satellite camps in the South. Daugherty, of course, founded the...

Shermanreport on Raye of Light

Shermanreport on Raye of Light

Thanks to Ed Sherman of the Shermanreport.com for posting a book report on Raye of Light. I appreciate that Ed recognized the book about Duffy Daugherty's Underground Railroad is an untold story.Click here: Shermanreport.com book report posted on Raye of LightClick...

Captain Mannie elected despite Chicago style voting

Captain Mannie elected despite Chicago style voting

A treasure trove of untold sports stories clearing a path to integration throughout society can be still uncovered a half-century later. The reason is the media avoided racial issues in the mid-20th century, including athletic milestones. This was demonstrated once again in...

Online USA Today story featuring Jimmy Raye

Online USA Today story featuring Jimmy Raye

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 NFL writer Jarrett...

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...

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...