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MSU team honored: 1963 squad recognized for 'Game of Change'

July 10, 2013

Stan Brinker, a senior and center on the 1963 Mississippi State basketball team, talks about the events of that era while Rev. Jesse Jackson looks on from the podium during the banquet honoring members of MSU and Loyola teams. (Submitted photo)

It has been over 50 years since the Mississippi State men's basketball team snuck out of Starkville and headed north.
On Tuesday, that 1963 MSU team was recognized by Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund at the 42nd Annual International Convention at the Chicago Hilton.
The Rainbow Coalition was honoring the 1963 MSU team that took part in what has become known as the "Game of Change." MSU, an all white team, played the Loyola Ramblers which starting lineup featured four black players. 

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