The Drive with Jack interview on Raye of Light
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The Drive with Jack interview on Raye of Light

Jack Ebling and Joe Rexrode discuss Raye of Light with Tom Shanahan

Thanks Jack Ebling and The Drive with Jack and Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press for having me on to discuss Raye of Light. The season is the 50th anniversary of Michigan State's 1965 national championship -- the first of back-to-back Big Ten and national titles claimed by head coach Duffy Daugherty's Underground Railroad teams.

My segment on the show begins at the 35-minute mark.

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and Chargers.com. He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer, MLB.com, Rivals.com and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications


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