The act of defiance that transformed college basketball
(CBS News) INDIANAPOLIS — A youth basketball team in Indianapolis doesn’t think of its 72-year-old coach as a celebrity, but Jerry Harkness has a place in American history.
The memories go back to the basketball courts of New York, where Harkness was so good he landed a scholarship to Loyola University Chicago.
It was in his senior year at a semi-final game of the 1963 NCAA tournament that a simple handshake did so much.
“I will never forget that time shaking his hand, the warmth was there — almost to say, ‘I’m here and I’m glad to be here,'” he recalls.