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1966 Morgan State bowl team that broke barriers to be honored

1966 Morgan State bowl team that broke barriers to be honored

It might seem obvious now, but the full significance of the 1966 Tangerine Bowl was not so apparent to the terrific Morgan State team that traveled to Orlando, Fla., a half-century ago to make college football history.

"That was a turning point for black universities," said co-captain James Phillips, "but the thing about it was, we really didn't know. All we knew was it was a football game and that we were going there to win a football game."

Of course, it was so much more than that. The Bears were breaking a major racial barrier in central Florida, where the Tangerine Bowl had never before invited a historically black college team to participate and the...

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