Houston Cougars in the 1960s

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On January 20, 1968, the University of Houston Cougars upset the UCLA Bruins, ending a 47-game winning streak. Billed as the ';Game of the Century,' the defeat of the UCLA hoopsters was witnessed by 52,693 fans and a national television audiencethe …
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    On January 20, 1968, the University of Houston Cougars upset the UCLA Bruins, ending a 47-game winning streak. Billed as the ';Game of the Century,' the defeat of the UCLA hoopsters was witnessed by 52,693 fans and a national television audiencethe first-ever regular-season game broadcast nationally. But the game would never have happened if Houston coach Guy Lewis had not recruited two young black men from Louisiana in 1964: Don Chaney and Elvin Hayes. Despite facing hostility both at home and on the road, Chaney and Hayes led the Cougars basketball team to 32 straight victories. Similarly in Cougar football, coach Bill Yeoman recruited Warren McVea in 1964, and by 1967 McVea had helped the Houston gridiron program lead the nation in total offense.Houston Cougars in the 1960s features the first-person accounts of the players, the coaches, and others involved in the integration of collegiate athletics in Houston, telling the gripping story of the visionary coaches, the courageous athletes, and the committed supporters who blazed a trail not only for athletic success but also for racial equality in 1960s Houston.

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    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2015
    Forlag
    Texas A&M University Press
    Språk
    Engelsk
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    9781623493486
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    392

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