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Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Loyola Chicago Ramblers
Feb 25 2017
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Loyola Chicago Ramblers tickets bring to you an exciting match by the popular team known for its athletic prowess and for providing pure entertainment through its thrilling sports. It is the team representing Loyala University Chicago that competes in the Horizon League of NCAA Division I. Loyola University has men’s and woman’s team for multiple sports that include basketball, cross country, track, golf, soccer, and volleyball, as well as women's softball. LU Wolf is the mascot of Loyola Chicago Ramblers, while the colors of the team are black, gold and maroon.
The University was founded in 1870 as Saint Ignatius College. Loyola Ramblers was the school’s football team that emerged in the late 1920s. The nickname Ramblers was given to it in 1926 when football was quite popular at Loyola and the then football team toured all across United States. Although football matches ceased to be played at the university but the name stuck on representing the sports teams of the university.
Loyola University Chicago basketball team is particularly recognized for breaking the racial boundaries set for NCAA men’s basketball games. The men’s basketball team of the early 1960s that was coached by George Ireland featured four black players although the rule at that time was limited to only three black players. The credit for breaking the long standing tradition that set racial differences by limiting the number of black players that could play in a team is given to the team of the time. Another achievement by them was when Loyola played against Wyoming and defeated the white team with their all black team. This was the year of 1962.
The 1963 NCAA Championship was a turning point that marked a change in the NCCA Championship history. It was the time when Loyola Chicago Ramblers were to play against Mississippi State University and the Governor barred the school to play against Loyola’s black players. Despite the obstacles, the match was played with the result that Ramblers won and entered the national finals. The opinion at the time was that Ramblers had no chance against Cincinnati who were considered the top ranked team and were the two time national champions. The results however, turned in Loyola Chicago Ramblers favor and they emerged as the winners of the NCAA Tournament. It is considered the only school in Chicago to have achieved this.
Over the years, Loyola Chicago Ramblers had their share of triumphs and popular players some of which include athletes like Tom O'Hara and basketball players Mike Novak, Wayne Sappleton, Jerry Harkness, Les Hunter, Keir Rogers, Alfredrick Hughes, LaRue Martin, and Blake Schilb.
The team has brought electrifying matches for its fans. The supporting fan base is always there, whenever Loyola Chicago Ramblers come on to the venue to give a challenging game and provide pure entertainment. If you want to see the exciting sports that feature the popular Ramblers then make sure you secure the Loyola Chicago Ramblers tickets fast.