Loyola To Honor 1963 NCAA Champs With Weekend Celebration In February

loycMUSTANGS.COM Jerry Harkness helped Loyola win the 1963 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship
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Jerry Harkness helped Loyola win the 1963 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship
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Jan. 15, 2013

CHICAGO - On this, the 50th anniversary of its historic achievement, Loyola University Chicago will pay tribute to the 1963 men's basketball team, which won the NCAA Championship, with a weekend-long celebration, February 15-16. On March 23, 1963, the Ramblers stunned two-time defending champion Cincinnati, 60-58 in overtime, to win the national title, and to this day Loyola is the only school in the state of Illinois to have won the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

On Saturday, February 16, the current Loyola team will host city and Horizon League rival UIC at 1 p.m., in Gentile Arena. Later that evening, a celebration dinner will be held at the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (1431 W. Taylor Street - Chicago, Ill.) with cocktails to be served at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $100, include food, drinks and a commemorative giveaway item, and can be purchased by calling (773) 508-WOLF or visiting www.alumni.luc.edu/celebrationgala. Deadline to register is February 15.

For more information, please call (773) 508-WOLF.