The players association has gotten many calls since we made championship rings available to all 1965 and 1966 players. With the approval of the University and working with Jostens Jewelers we have created National Championship Rings for all of the players that were on the rosters of those four teams.
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National Championship Rings for 1965 and 1966 Teams
Dear Spartan Teammates,
Do to various reasons, many of you have lost or misplaced your National Championship Rings and have requested replacements for them. Up until now, we were unable to reproduce our Championship Ring, but most recently I was able to work with Jostens of Minneapolis and replicate the identical ring. It looks great and we are ready to take orders for those of you who are missing yours.
Another issue had come up, which both Coach Bullough and I felt needed to be resolved. Many players of the teams didn’t receive a Ring for one reason or another, and have requested if they also could participate in the program. After considerable thought and debate, this was an issue that should be left up to those who actually received the Ring initially.
For several reasons, budget restrictions, NCAA and Big Ten requirements back in 1965-66 only so many Rings were awarded to players and numerous rings were given to the administration personnel of the University. This was determined by Duffy and his Staff at that time. Those that didn’t letter were excluded and this has been an underlying issue for Forty + years. The non recipients truly feel that their efforts in preparing the team week after week for their undefeated seasons were as valuable as those provided by the ticket manager, business manager, student managers and trustees, some of which seemed to have misplaced theirs as well.
We have long felt a need to unify our forces and eliminate the divide between us. Those who were left out because of past economic conditions and NCAA and Big Ten regulations Constraints have for 40 plus years been denied the recognition many think they deserve. It was best felt that those of you who were the original recipients decide if you wish to open up and allow your other teammates the privilege and honor to wear the Championship Ring in their remaining years.
It is with extreme pleasure that I announce that in a landslide vote, the original Ring recipients overwhelmingly elected to give their teammates the opportunity to purchase their National Championship Ring which has been long overdue.
A committee of Coaches, Players and Managers were selected and an honest attempt has been made to include all former players, coaches and managers who were legitimately a part of the 1965 and 1966 squads. This list is meant to be all inclusive and honor all participants affiliated with the squads.
If you have any questions, please contact Con Demos at 281-731-5383 or Hank Bullough at 517-290-5517.
CLICK HERE to view an artists design of the National Champs Ring.
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CLICK HERE to obtain copy of the Order Form to send in.
Constantine S Demos