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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.

via The act of defiance that transformed college basketball – CBS News.

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