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Dean W. Colvard served as President of Mississippi State University from 1960-66. During these six years, the school experienced radical changes to its staunch policy of segregation. He made the decision to allow the school's basketball team to play…

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This image depicts the handshake between Joe Dan Gold and Jerry Harkness before the 1963 regional playoff game. Harkness captained Loyola and Gold was the captain for Mississippi State. The game took place in in Ann Arbor, Michigan in front of a huge…

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This Mississippi State team won the Southeastern Conference championship in the 1962-63 season. Coached by Babe McCarthy and captained by Joe Dan Gold, they defied the unwritten state law not to play integrated teams. They chose to enter the NCAA…
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