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Correction: Syracuse-Sidat-Singh story

Thursday - 11/7/2013, 1:10pm  ET

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- In a story Nov. 5 about a former Syracuse University quarterback being honored at the University of Maryland, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled his last name and erroneously reported his race. His name was Wilmeth Sidat-Singh, not Wilmeth Sadat-Singh, and he was black, not Native American.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Maryland to honor late Syracuse QB Sidat-Singh

Former Syracuse QB Wilmeth Sidat-Singh to be honored by University of Maryland

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- The Syracuse University football team is on the road at Maryland this week, and former Orange quarterback Wilmeth Sidat-Singh is to be honored by the Terrapins.

Sidat-Singh was forced to sit out the Syracuse-Maryland game in 1937 because Maryland refused to compete against black players. The Terps refused to take the field against the Orange unless they benched Sidat-Singh, citing segregation laws.

Syracuse agreed and the Terps won 13-0. No mention was made of his benching by the media.

Maryland officials say a brief ceremony will be held between the first and second quarters.

Sidat-Singh was killed during a training mission with the U.S. Army Air Corps' Tuskegee Airmen in 1943.


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