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Bush summons '66 Miners to watch Glory Road


EL PASO — Forty years after etching their place in history, members of the 1966 NCAA men's basketball national championship team from Texas Western have been invited to the White House.

The Miners will meet with President Bush on Feb. 22 for dinner and a screening of "Glory Road," a new movie depicting their unlikely rise to fame.

Texas Western, now the University of Texas-El Paso, made history when coach Don Haskins started five black players against an all-white Kentucky squad in the championship game.

"This is pretty exciting after 40 years," Haskins told the El Paso Times in Friday's edition.

Glory Road opened in theaters this month. The team also was featured on a Wheaties cereal box released last month.

It wasn't immediately clear how many players would attend. Bobby Joe Hill, a starter and the leading scorer in the championship game, died of a heart attack in 2002.

Eddie Mullens, the university's sports information director in 1966 and a longtime friend of Haskins, said Friday he doesn't remember if it was routine in those days for NCAA champions to get invitations to the White House. But he does remember the team looking forward to an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

"I think that was kind of the tradition," Mullens said. "They were excited about that."

None of that matters now, the 76-year-old retiree said. He said everyone he has spoken with is in shock about the invitation. He learned about it Thursday, when he got a message from a White House aide at his San Angelo home.

"I played it twice to make sure I was hearing it right," Mullens said with a deep laugh. "It's still incredible. It's just such an honor, a flattering honor. I just think it's great for Don."

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Friday, Jan. 20, 2006)


TEAM                  C-USA    ALL
UAB                     3-0   13-3
Texas-El Paso           3-0   10-5
Memphis                 2-0   16-2
Rice                    2-1    8-8
Tulsa                   2-1    7-9
Central Florida         1-1    7-8
Houston                 1-2   10-5
Southern Methodist      1-2    8-7
Marshall                1-2    7-8
Southern Miss           1-2   7-11
East Carolina           0-3   6-10
Tulane                  0-3   4-11

----- SCORES -----

   No games scheduled.

   No games scheduled.

   Southern Methodist 74, East Carolina 70 (OT)
   South Dakota State 69, Central Florida 64
   Memphis 88, Tennessee 79
   Houston 62, Southern Mississippi 58
   Tulsa 66, Marshall 57
   UAB 75, Rice 68
   Texas-El Paso 75, Tulane 47

----- SCHEDULE -----

   Memphis at Southern Mississippi, 5 pm
   Houston at UAB, 6 pm
   Texas-El Paso at Marshall, 7 pm
   Tulsa at Central Florida, 7:30 pm
   Rice at Southern Methodist, 8 pm
   East Carolina at Tulane, 8 pm

   No games scheduled.

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