Morning Edition Sheds Light on Segregation in Badger Football History


There’s no Wisconsin Badgers football game Saturday.The team has a bye week.But 50 years ago, two big Badger football games were taken off the schedule for very different reasons. Wisconsin canceled a home-and-home series in 1957 and 1958 with Louisiana State University, because LSU required Wisconsin’s African-American players to sit out those games.
The episode is the subject of an article in this month’s “Wisconsin Magazine of History”.And its author, Richard Haney, joined Terry Bell this morning…

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