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Glory Road (13-Jan-2006)

Director: James Gartner

Writers: Chris Cleveland; Bettina Gilois

Keywords: Drama, Basketball

Sports drama tells the tale of the first all-black starting lineup to appear in NCAA college basketball's national championship game.

Don Haskins, coach of Texas Western University's Fighting Miners college basketball team, made waves when he recruited a majority-black squad -- featuring an all-black starting lineup -- for the 1965-66 season. The Fighting Miners, noted for their flamboyant showmanship on the court and refusal to bow to the Jim Crow-era pressures of the time, faced immense scrutiny and ridicule over the course of their historic season; against all odds, Haskins led the underdog Fighting Miners to an appearance in the national championship game against hegemonic Kentucky, a story dramatized for the silver screen in Glory Road.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tatyana Ali
24-Jan-1979   The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Mehcad Brooks
25-Oct-1980   Terrence King on Necessary Roughness
Emily Deschanel
11-Oct-1976   Temperance Brennan on Bones
Don Haskins
14-Mar-1930 7-Sep-2008 UTEP Head Basketball Coach, 1961-99
Josh Lucas
20-Jun-1971   Wonderland
Derek Luke
24-Apr-1974   Antwone Fisher
Austin Nichols
24-Apr-1980   John from Cincinnati
Pat Riley
20-Mar-1945   Miami Heat Head Coach, 2005-08
Jon Voight
29-Dec-1938   Midnight Cowboy
Red West
1936   Baa Baa Black Sheep


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