In 1947, even the best black athletes had no chance of playing Big Ten basketball. But a few reform-minded backers waited for a shot. When Bill Garrett came along, some saw their chance and engaged in talks that would forever alter college sports.
A conversation with the team’s owner and CEO ahead of our season preview in the November issue—and amid longstanding speculation, he gives strong signals on who will occupy the owner’s office when he’s gone. Want a name? Read on.