The Iron Five: The Story of the 1963 Loyola Ramblers
In 1963, the Loyola Ramblers became the first team from Illinois to win the NCAA college basketball championship. But that season — against the backdrop of civil rights firestorms — they achieved another first: they became the first team in history to start a predominantly black lineup. Their story debuted at Chicago’s Black Harvest Film Festival and WGN in fall of 2018, and aired during 2019 March Madness. Liberatore and team members John Egan and Jerald Harkness will be on hand to discuss the historic season and the film.