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In 1945, the Loyola New Orleans Wolf Pack became the city’s firstbasketball team to earn a national championship. The Cinderella season was chronicledin the Times Picayune, thestudent newspaper The Maroon and letters from students and alums fightingoverseas. The 1944–45 run to the championship was an amazing boon to thecommunity during trying times. The group of boyhood friends and rivals beat outprevious national champions and exhausted opponents. Take a courtside seat asjournalist Ramon A. Vargas chronicles the season, including heartfelt personalnarratives to tell the story of the championship and legacy of a team that ledLoyola to national prominence.

In 1945, the Loyola New Orleans Wolf Pack became the city’s firstbasketball team to earn a national championship. The Cinderella season was chronicledin the Times Picayune, thestudent newspaper The Maroon and letters from students and alums fightingoverseas. The 1944–45 run to the championship was an amazing boon to thecommunity during trying times. The group of boyhood friends and rivals beat outprevious national champions and exhausted opponents. Take a courtside seat asjournalist Ramon A. Vargas chronicles the season, including heartfelt personalnarratives to tell the story of the championship and legacy of a team that ledLoyola to national prominence.


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