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In this Western Union telegram, an anonymous person from Greenwood, Mississippi, writes to MSU President Dean W. Colvard, expressing their opposition to MSU playing Loyola Chicago, a team with Black players, in the NCAA tournament. The person expresses their hope that MSU would be beat and that the game would end in a riot.
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Mississippi State University Basketball, Integration, 1963, Coach Babe McCarthy, Dean Colvard
Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Division, University Archives.
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Dean Colvard Collection
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Person, Unknown, "Telegram, Unsigned, to President Dean W. Colvard, 1963" (2023). MSU vs Loyola 1963 - The Game of Change. 29.