Tar Heel Times
UNC Sports & Recruiting News
Menu

Leland Mitchell, Who Defied Racism on the Basketball Court, Dies at 72

In 1963, Leland Mitchell and his Mississippi State teammates had to sneak out of their state to compete in the N.C.A.A. basketball tournament. Gov. Ross Barnett and other hard-core segregationists were worried that their all-white team might compete against blacks, a step the governor said he feared “might lead to integration across the land.”
Full article at New York Times

Recent ACC & NCAA News Articles:

10/30/2014St. Louis Cardinals leave right field light on to honor Oscar Taveras
10/29/2014Chip Kelly's play sheet is an ode to 'The Andy Griffith Show'
10/29/2014Was the UNC game the end of the Mike London era at Virginia?
10/29/2014Georgia's Todd Gurley suspended 4 games by NCAA
10/29/2014A Football Saturday With Mack Brown
10/27/2014Alabama boosters pay off Nick Saban's home
10/27/2014TCU says its stadium literally ran out of fireworks during 82-27 win
10/26/2014Watch rare footage of the Senators beating the Giants in the 1924 World Series