'63 Loyola Champion Likes What He Sees In 2018

Michele Fiore
March 26, 2018 - 7:14 pm

The Loyola Ramblers mascot on the court during a timeout during the second half against the Kansas State Wildcats in the championship game of the South regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Philips Arena. (Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports)


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A member of the 1963 Loyola Ramblers' NCAA Championship team says a team that wins together, stays together longer. 

John Egan said he keeps in touch with players from that winning team, even today. 

He says with all eyes focused on the current team in the Final Four, the guys from 1963 are grateful that they're still remembered as having done something good for the university.

Egan, who is from Chicago’s South Side, was in Atlanta when the Ramblers beat Kansas State last weekend, pushing them forward into the Final Four.

Egan said he has watched this team from the start and knew they had a good shot because there are so many talented players on it, not just one or two.

Egan also is a fan of Coach Porter Moser's style. He said the coaching method gets players, even the ones on the bench, to feel important and that they're part of the team.

“They have really bought into this team concept,” he said.