Cal State Long Beach will honor former All-American Ed Ratleff by finally exhibiting his retired uniform No. 42 in the university gym Saturday night.
The uniform will be unveiled in a ceremony before the 49ers-New Mexico State basketball game.
The university had been embarrassed when a player wore No. 42 during a game early this season, even though Ratleff's uniform was retired in a ceremony before his final home game in 1973.
"We don't feel it was ever officially done properly by hanging a banner," said Merle Makings, director of media and marketing.
"We feel that if we do it the right way, what happened early this season will never happen again. Ed deserves that. We had his old uniform framed and will give it to him and also hang a banner."