The other night, I watched Glory Road on Netflix. It’s another one of those historic sport movies. This one is about the 1966 NCAA Basketball Championship team.
Don Haskins is hired to coach basketball at Texas Western, a small college in El Paso. Haskins goes out and recruits black players from different states, such as Indiana, Michigan and New York.
This is 1966 and in the south. Although some NCAA teams had a token black player or two, the black players were not given much time on the court. I guess Don Haskins’s 1966 team was the first NCAA team where the majority of the players were black and they were given the most time on the court.
A good movie. I paused it several times to look up something mentioned, so I would know more about it.