I don’t know how popular this story was in Toronto this weekend – I tend to be unplugged during weekends. However, I thought it would be important for me to inform you of the story.
The year was 1958 and the University of Buffalo Bulls had just been invited to play in the Tangerine Bowl in Florida. With one exception: The Bulls’ two black players were banned from playing because of a segregation clause in the host team’s school district rules.
The Bulls players decided not to play. (50 years later the Bulls returned to Bowl participation and played UCONN this past weekend in Toronto for the International Bowl.)
I pray that I have the strength to do what’s right.