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1966 Flashback: Sports Illustrated

The Official Athletic Site of the University of Texas at El Paso - For weeks Don Haskins had splitting headaches--frightful, bursting pains that seemed to cleave his brain. The closer Texas Western came to the national basketball championship, the worse the headaches became. Perhaps his suffering was attributable to the implausibility of it all, for near the end Haskins really began to wonder if maybe he wasn't knocking destiny just a little bit out of joint.

50 years ago, the players at Texas Western didn't know what they started

50 years ago, Texas Western didn't realize what it set in motion

Significance of Texas Western's 1966 NCAA title not realized at first

The 1966 NCAA championship game between Texas Western and Kentucky was the first title matchup featuring an all-black lineup against an all-white lineup. While the game was historic in that regard, it wasn't until afterwards that its cultural impact was felt.

A Historic Win for Texas Western and a Historic Win for Equality

               Before there were a Michigan’s Fab Five (considered to revolutionize the game of basketball), there was one team that stood against all odd and obstacles to partake in what can be considered the greatest upset in college basketball history. Not any of Carolinas, Duke, or UCLA teams. However,…

1966 Texas Western: Championship of Change

CBS Sports Network presents 1966 Texas Western: Championship of Change, a one-hour special airing Sunday at 12 p.m. ET. Watch the story on Texas Western's na...

1992 sportscenter piece on the 1966 Texas Western team

With UTEP's upset win of Kansas in the 1992 NCAA Tournament, the 1966 Texas Western College National Championship team was brought into the forefront. In 196...

Memories, laughter mark 50 years of championship

Members of the 1966 Texas Western NCAA championship team gathered for a 50th anniversary celebration

The Impact The 1966 Texas Western Men's Basketball Championship Had On The Game And More

There are unique moments in sports when you may be realizing that you are witnessing history unfold, and sometimes that historic moment may even help spark c...

Texas Western's Championship Win Was Historic, But Why Did It Take So Long To Recognize That?

The team was honored at the Final Four this weekend, but for years the significance of the win was ignored or dismissed.