The backstory to two NC State athletes and Delta Sigma Phi fraternity brothers saving the 1958 Dixie Classic

PHOTO: Jim King (R) and Bob Kennel (seated) met me at the Delta Sigma Phi house before a recent NC State basketball game they attended. I set up an empty chair at the dining table to represent the seat for Oscar Robertson or Johnny Green as King reenacted serving them 65 winters ago. The fraternity housed the Cincinnati and Michigan State teams when the Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel downtown wouldn't accept their Black players due to segregation. By…

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