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02-12-2006, 07:42 PM
Officials at Texas A&M University-Commerce want Walt Disney Co. and the makers of ``Glory Road'' to apologize for inaccurately linking their school to some of the film's most racially charged scenes.

The movie chronicled the history-making Texas Western Miners, who won the 1966 NCAA (http://sportsillustrated.netscape.cnn.com/wrap/linker.jsp?floc=&ref=http://search.netscape.com/nscp_results.adp?source=nsstorysearch&query=NCAA) title with the first all-black starting lineup in a championship game. It included a ``completely false'' depiction of a game against East Texas State University, the name of Texas A&M-Commerce at the time, spokeswoman Lorraine Pace said Friday.
In the movie, East Texas fans are shown throwing drinks and popcorn and yelling racial slurs at Texas Western, now known as the University of Texas at El Paso, during a regular-season game in Commerce, Texas. A scene after the game shows a vandalized hotel room, with racial slurs written on the walls in red.