President Obama welcomed members of Loyola University’s 1963 NCAA men's basketball championship team to the Oval Office today.
The Loyola Ramblers, which featured four African-American starters, is regarded for promoting racial integration in college basketball. During a match-up now dubbed “The Game of Change,” the Chicago team defeated the all-white Mississippi State team 61-51.
The Mississippi State team had defied the state's governor, who heavily opposed playing an integrated team at the time.
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