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ESPN Will Re-Air Texas Western-Kentucky 1966 National Championship Game

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Get your popcorn ready!

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According to the New York Times, ESPN will re-air Texas Western's 1966 National Championship win against Kentucky at 7:30 p.m Eastern Time on Wednesday.

The number one question Miner fans always bring up when talking about the 66' champs is where is the copy of the broadcast and is available for purchase?

Well now just set your DVR's on ESPN for Wednesday night.

According to the New York Times...

The game was originally broadcast by Sports Network Inc., which assembled ad hoc networks of stations for the events it televised in the 1950s and '60s. Ian Retzlaff, the senior sports account manager at Wazee, said he was not certain that the N.C.A.A. received its copy of the game directly from S.N.I. because it has no identifying onscreen graphics.

It was quite easy for ESPN to acquire the rights to the game because the N.C.A.A. is pretty good about historic preservation. A company called Wazee Digital maintains and licenses an archive whose oldest men's tournament film contains highlights from the 1939 Oregon-Ohio State championship game.

ESPN's broadcast will feature augmented commentary from Jay Bilas, Michael Wilbon, and John Saunders.  Texas Western star "Big Daddy" David Lattin will also be interviewed.

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