Campus News 2007

For Immediate Release
October 31, 2007

Nevil Shed

Nevil Shed to speak at Schreiner University

Nevil “The Shadow” Shed, a member of the history-making 1966 NCAA Division I championship basketball team, will speak at Schreiner University at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the ballroom of the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center on the University campus.

The Texas Western College team, the Miners, made sports history by fielding an all African-American lineup in a championship game. The 2006 movie “Glory Road” is the story of that championship season. Texas Western is now The University of Texas-El Paso.

Shed, a starter for the Miners, was drafted by the Boston Celtics, but was sidelined by an injury. He returned to his alma mater as assistant to his former coach, Don Haskins, and eventually became assistant coach of the University of Texas-San Antonio’s first basketball team. He lives in San Antonio and is now a coordinator for student activities at UTSA.

Shed will talk about his experiences as part of that famous team as both a player and an African-American, and some of the issues the team faced in the 1960s.

For more information about this event, call Jennifer Hudson-Velazquez at 830-792-7283.

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