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Before Jackie Robinson, there was Thomas Harding

Before Jackie Robinson, there was Thomas Harding

1940 Butler graduate Thomas Harding, who almost broke MLB’s color barrier, is America’s most forgotten Black pioneer.

Butler women’s basketball’s Upe Atosu will keep playing for her mom

Growing up, Upe Atosu had to sell beans, hawk bales of corn, and carry a tray above her head to support her family. Her mother helped her play for the Nigerian National Team and move to the United States. Since her mother passed away in 2017, Upe has had to live and play without her.

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