McFeely Mess podcast: 'Secret Game' gives NDSU-N.C. Central game a touch of history

Author Scott Ellsworth explains significance of clandestine basketball game between Central, Duke in 1944
The 1944 North Carolina College for Negroes (now North Carolina Central) basketball team that played an all-white team from Duke University, a violation of segregation laws at the time. The game and its impact is chronicled in author Scott Ellsworth's book, "The Secret Game."
The 1944 North Carolina College for Negroes (now North Carolina Central) basketball team that played an all-white team from Duke University, a violation of segregation laws at the time. The game and its impact is chronicled in author Scott Ellsworth's book, "The Secret Game."Contributed photo

Author Scott Ellsworth joins podcast host Mike McFeely to talk about "The Secret Game," a basketball game between players from Duke and what was then called North Carolina College for Negroes (now N.C. Central) that was a history-making moment in 1944. The winner of the Bison-Eagles game on Wednesday, March 20, will play Duke in the NCAA tournament so Central fans are hoping they get a chance to take on the Blue Devils.