Jerry Harkness
American basketball player
Jerry Harkness
Jerald B. "Jerry" Harkness is an American former basketball player. Before playing in the professional leagues, the 6'3" Harkness was a star at DeWitt Clinton High School and Loyola University Chicago. At Loyola, he served as captain on the team that upset the University of Cincinnati to win the 1963 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.
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Loyola's 1963 Basketball Champs Get White House Honor
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
It's been a half-century since the men's basketball team of Loyola University in Chicago won the 1963 NCAA championship and in the process knocked down longstanding racial barriers in their historic "Game of Change" versus Mississippi. During a special reception in the Oval Office Thursday, President Barack Obama welcomed members of of the team to mark the 50th anniversary of their history-making turn the Tribune says helped promote racial integration in college basketball. Story continues below In '63, under an unwritten state law, Mississippi schools were forbidden from playing against integrated squads, including Loyola's integrated squad that featured four black starters. With the two teams set to face off in the NCAA regional semi-finals, Mississippi's coach defied the state's segregationist Governor Ross Barnett and snuck the team out of state "under the cover of night" to play the game in Michigan. The Ramblers went on to win the "Game of Change" 61-51, an ...
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Video: 4/8: Parents remember fallen diplomat; Remembering Margaret Thatcher
CBS News - almost 4 years
In Afghanistan, a suicide bomber killed five Americans, including 25-year-old Ann Smedinghoff - a diplomat from suburban Chicago. Dean Reynolds speaks with her parents about their daughter and her mission; Also, she has been the first and only woman Prime Minister, she is known as Iron lady and her name became an ideology-- Thatcherism; And, In 1963, an unwritten law suggested no college team from Mississippi could play against blacks. But Mississippi College wanted to prove they could play against the best. And so they did. Dean Reynolds speaks to Jerry Harkness about what he remembers most about a game that changed society.
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Robert Frank Taylor: Guest column ignored actual results of FDR's evil policies - Shreveport Times
Google News - over 5 years
Evidently, Jerry Harkness believes all of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's programs cost the US taxpayer nothing at all. But they certainly did. Just read "A Time for War," by Robert Smith Thompson, "Pearl Harbor: The Seeds and Fruits of Infamy,
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The 10 Best Coaches in College Basketball History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Though he only coached the Bearcats for five years, Jucker won two national titles in that short span and could have easily won a third if a Jerry Harkness-led Loyola Chicago team hadn't hit a few clutch shots in overtime
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Kenny W. Hopkins: Confronting letter writers, columnists in their bailiwick - Shreveport Times
Google News - over 5 years
Then there are Al Pease, Jerry Harkness and Roy Fish, who hate Republicans so much that they try to give credit for a surplus to President Clinton when it was only after Republicans claimed the House that this came about
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Al Pease: Guest column about debt limit was not circular logic - Shreveport Times
Google News - over 5 years
Dempsey was referring to a previous guest column by Jerry Harkness. Having read the previous article, it contained no such claim. It simply pointed out the hypocrisy of current congressional Republicans refusing to raise the debt limit based on the
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Jerry Harkness: Republican budget plan is a con job - Shreveport Times
Google News - almost 6 years
Republicans claim their proposed spending cuts are "bold," but their cuts are more about accomplishing ideological political goals than about deficit reduction. There is nothing bold about eliminating services to children, the elderly, the sick and the
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL; Before the Illini, Loyola Reached the Top
NYTimes - almost 12 years
Illinois is a stranger in this Final Four of N.C.A.A. men's basketball. Three of the four survivors -- North Carolina, Michigan State and Louisville -- have won national championships. Illinois has not. In fact, since 1939, when the tournament began, only one team from the state of Illinois has reached the final. That team was Loyola of Chicago, in
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George Ireland, 88, Title-Winning Coach at Loyola, Dies
NYTimes - over 15 years
George Ireland, who coached Loyola University of Chicago to the 1963 national basketball championship while taking a highly visible stride toward integration in college athletics, died last Friday in Addison, Ill. He was 88. Ireland coached for 24 seasons at Loyola, taking the Ramblers to the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament four
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BackTalk; Ten Reasons to Expect the Unexpected
NYTimes - almost 16 years
The N.C.A.A. men's basketball tournament always has its surprises. Each March, it seems, a team goes on an unexpected run and plays for the national championship. These 10 upsets are among the most memorable in the 62-year history of the Final Four. 1985 FINAL -- Villanova 66, Georgetown 64: Villanova had lost to Georgetown twice during the regular
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BOXING; Can Trial Of Tyson Be Fair?
NYTimes - about 25 years
The question of whether the former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson can get a fair hearing in the trial that starts here Monday has become a hot speculative issue. Already, T-shirts, at $12.50 apiece, are being sold that show a blindfolded Tyson holding a scale of justice in both hands with the words "Can Mike Tyson Get a Fair Trial?" underscoring
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Blacks' Charities Struggle To Meet Cosby Challenge
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: When Bill Cosby gave $20 million to Spelman College in Atlanta, the largest individual donation ever made to a black college, he made it clear that he intended the money not just as a gift but as a challenge to other black Americans to support black colleges. When Bill Cosby gave $20 million to Spelman College in Atlanta, the largest
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SCOUTING; Distance Champs
NYTimes - about 31 years
The Indiana Pacers may be last in the National Basketball Association, but they are undeniably first when it comes to putting the ball through the hoop from very long range. Yes, the Pacers lost again Wednesday night on the N.B.A.'s regulation-size 94-foot-long court, but not before Herb Williams grabbed a rebound off the backboard of the visiting
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