Loyola 1963 Basketball Team Visits White House To Commemorate ‘Game Of Change’ 50th Anniversary

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President Barack Obama greets members of the 1963 Loyola University Chicago Ramblers NCAA Championship men’s basketball team in the Oval Office, July 11, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

It’s been a half-century since the men’s basketball team of Loyola University in Chicago won the 1963 NCAA championship and in the process knocked down longstanding racial barriers in their historic “Game of Change” versus Mississippi State.

During a special reception in the Oval Office Thursday, President Barack Obama welcomed members of of the team to mark the 50th anniversary of their history-making turn the Tribune says helped promote racial integration in college basketball.

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