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Former Syracuse QB Singh to be honored in Maryland




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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