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Walking through the fire

The 1966 Texas Western Miners won the NCAA title. But it's who they beat that makes their story so important, writes Scoop Jackson.

Updated: January 13, 2006, 11:22 AM ET
By Scoop Jackson | Page 2

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"I know of a team..." -- Nevil Shed

Those are the words that escaped Nevil Shed's mouth when someone asked him about the significance of his 1966 Texas Western team that changed the landscape of American sports. "I know of a team," he said. "That's what I want people to say when they talk about one of the greatest teams to ever play in college basketball."

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