HISTORIC 1966 NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM +TICKET, 1st All-Black Team.
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RARE and extremely significant program & ticket documenting attendance at the 1966 NCAA National Collegiate Championship Series , a.k.a " 28th Annual NCAA Basketball Championship s", and undoubtedly, the most important game in history of collegiate basketball - a Saturday, March 19th, late-evening (10 pm) affair in which Don Haskins' integrated Texas Western Miners squad battled Adolph Rupp's heavily favored all-white University of Kentucky Wildcats for the national championship. The stage was appropriately, the University of Maryland's Cole Field House, only miles from the Mason-Dixon line - where, for the first time in NCAA Playoffs history, an all-black starting five took the floor as Kentucky fans waved Confederate flags in the stands... and won. The Miners' victory would forever change the complexion of college sport and destroy the walls men like Rupp fought to build and protect , and so significant, the Basketball Hall of Fame inducted the entire '66 Texas Western team in 2007.Offered is the complete original " Official Program " and corresponding Finals ticket. As depicted in the accompanying photos, the program is still attached to a large original scrapbook page. The program is oversized, and cover detached, but all 45 interior pages are clean and uncompromised, featuring profiles, stats and features on the ... read more