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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

A Wooden Personality

Check out my latest at The Partial Observer, a tribute to the late basketball coach John Wooden. Excerpt:
Following the 1947 season, Indiana State was invited to the (small school) NAIA basketball tournament. But the tournament barred the participation of black players. Wooden, who had a player, Clarence Walker, who was black, refused the invitation. The next year, the NAIA reversed this policy and Indiana St. accepted. Walker became the first African-American to play in the tournament.

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