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Despite the obstacles, the NCAA championship victory opened the door for other Black athletes in the South. Today, Texas Western is known as the University of Texas at El Paso, a change made in 1967.

Coach Haskins and the entire 1966 team were nominated for the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. Hoskins was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997, and the Jim Thorpe Association Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

Haskins and his courageous staring lineup was showcased in the 2006 film Glory Road directed by James Gartner. The film starred Derek Luke, Mehcad Brooks, Al Shearer and Tatyana Ali.

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