Loyola University Chicago

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Loyola University Chicago
City: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Private
Sports: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track, volleyball[1]
Colors: gold, red
Mascot: LU Wolf (Ramblers)
Website: http://www.luc.edu/

Loyola University Chicago is an Illinois private, Jesuit university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College.[2] It is the United States's largest Jesuit, Catholic university.[2] The school ranked #112 in US News's "National Universities: Top Schools" list.[3]

Athletics

The men's basketball team won a national championship in 1963.[4] The team started four African American players, which caused controversy in the second round when Mississippi Governor Ross R. Barnet banned Mississippi State University from traveling to play the Loyola team.[5]

Notes

  1. http://loyolaramblers.cstv.com/
  2. 2.0 2.1 Loyola Facts: Fact Sheet 2007/2008 (English) (HTML). Loyola University Chicago.
  3. National Universities: Top Schools (English) (HTML). US News.
  4. History (English) (HTML). NCAA.
  5. Lasting Legends, Current Contenders (English) (pdf). Rogers Park.
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