50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1966 "Game of the Century"


Creator: MSU Archives & Historical Collections
Subjects: Athletics, Athletes, Championships, Football, Men's Teams, Alumni, People, East Lansing, Anniversaries
Description: University Archives & Historical Collections (UAHC) and the Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives present an event at the Conrad Hall auditorium, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the November 18, 1966 "Game of the Century". The game, which had #2 Michigan State taking on #1 Notre Dame, ended in a 10-10 tie.

The video begins with an introduction by UAHC Director Cynthia Ghering discussing the Archives' collections, and providing information on how the UAHC monitors and addresses the deterioration of motion picture film, which is relevant to the event (the game film was shown prior to the event, but is not included in the video).

Ghering then introduces authors present at the event, including Jack Ebling (The Perfect :10), Tom Shanahan (Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the Integration of College Football, and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans) and Dr. David Young (The Student and His Professor: John Hannah, Ralph Aigler and the Origin of the Michigan State-Michigan Rivalry). The mic is turned over to moderator Jack Ebling, who introduces the panelists: Sterling Armstrong (defensive back), Jimmy Raye (quarterback), Regis Cavender (running back), Bob Apisa (running back), George Goedekke (Notre Dame offensive lineman), Jerry West (offensive lineman), and Hank Bullough (assistant coach to Duffy Daugherty, and guard for the Spartans from 1951-54).

Ebling, the players, and even some of the audience members recall memories of players who had passed on, plays from the infamous 1966 Michigan State vs. Notre Dame game, thoughts about the integration of black players and white players in the 1960s, and the comradery between the Spartan and Fighting Irish players off the field. Bob Apisa concludes the event by introducing and showing the trailer for his upcoming documentary film, Men of Sparta.
Date: October 12, 2016
Format: Video/mp4
Original Format: Video/mp4
Resource Identifier: A007721
Collection Number: UA 3.7
Language: English
Rights Management: Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by Michigan State University and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Contributing Institution: University Archives & Historical Collections
Relation: University Archives & Historical Collections Records
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
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