Thursday, January 20, 2011

43rd Anniversary of Game of the Century

Today is the 43rd anniversary of the Game of the Century. If you've visited this site in the past, you may have noticed that it now has a new look, featuring some memorabilia I have. I hope you like it.

Also, the Houston Chronicle has an article on the 43rd anniversary, in conjunction with the fact that a Houston domed stadium (in this case, Reliant Stadium) will host this year's NCAA men's Final Four. The next-door Astrodome, in addition to hosting the Game of the Century, was the site of the 1971 Final Four.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Elvin Hayes MLK Day Interview

In connection with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Elvin Hayes did an interview Monday evening with Houston radio station KILT 610 (archived audio). The focus of the interview involved Hayes's reflections on coming from a small-town in segregated Louisiana to play at the University of Houston, as the university integrated its athletic program in the mid-1960s. The Game of the Century, in which Hayes played a starring role, was also touched upon a bit in the interview, as were former Cougar coach Guy V. Lewis's contributions to sport and society.