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Thirteen Women Strong: The Making of a Team

Robert K. Wallace

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125152
eISBN:
9780813135052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125152.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book chronicles the 2006–7 season of the Northern Kentucky University women's basketball team. Led by revered head coach Nancy Winstel, the Norse rallied to yet another remarkable season despite ... More


Hustle and Heart, on and off Court

ALLEN JONES and Mark Naison

in The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231027
eISBN:
9780823240821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

Allen Jones began his last year at Clark Junior High in an optimistic mood. He was in the band and orchestra, he tried out and made the school basketball team in the beginning of his ninth-grade ... More


The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir

Allen Jones

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231027
eISBN:
9780823240821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This is the story of Allen Jones and his odyssey from the streets of the Bronx to a life as a professional athlete and banker in Europe, but it is also provides a unique vantage point on the history ... More


The Rise of the National Basketball Association

David George Surdam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037139
eISBN:
9780252094248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037139.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Today's National Basketball Association commands millions of spectators worldwide, and its many franchises are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. But the league wasn't always so successful or ... More


Case Study: Overcoming Professional Basketball's Commons Dilemma: THE PHIL JACKSON STORY

ROBERT V. DODGE

in Schelling's Game Theory: How to Make Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199857203
eISBN:
9780199932597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857203.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Phil Jackson is the most successful coach in the history of the National Basketball Association, though he has little in common with the players. The son of two Assemblies of God ministers from the ... More


A New Life in Luxembourg

ALLEN JONES and Mark Naison

in The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231027
eISBN:
9780823240821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0029
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes the new life for Allen Jones and Connie Boyer in Luxembourg. Connie and Jones found Luxembourg's culture to be different from France's, and they liked it. In more ways than ... More


Afterword: Nancy Winstel

Robert K. Wallace

in Thirteen Women Strong: The Making of a Team

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125152
eISBN:
9780813135052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125152.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book describes its philosophy on basketball coaching, the coaching process, and insights into areas that are important. A very important role for the coach is to assist student-athletes in ... More


Full Court Press: Mississippi State University, the Press, and the Battle to Integrate College Basketball

Jason A. Peterson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496808202
eISBN:
9781496808240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808202.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

During the civil rights era, Mississippi was cloaked in the hateful embrace of the Closed Society, historian James Silver’s description of the white caste system that enforced segregation and ... More


The Beginnings (1946–48)

David George Surdam

in The Rise of the National Basketball Association

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037139
eISBN:
9780252094248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037139.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the origins of the BAA, which was fraught with disappointment and difficulties. The nascent BAA sought the two advantages of territorial rights and the reserve clause that other ... More


Integrated: The Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition

James W. Miller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169118
eISBN:
9780813169965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169118.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

It is 1960, six years after the US Supreme Court ruled that segregation in the public schools was prohibited and states were ordered to come up with plans for integrating African Americans into the ... More


The Road to Madness: How the 1973-1974 Season Transformed College Basketball

J. Samuel Walker and Randy Roberts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630236
eISBN:
9781469630250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630236.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The NCAA basketball tournament is one of the iconic events in American sports. Now known for its size (sixty-eight teams) and myriad upsets, before the tournament expanded in 1974, it consisted of ... More


Midnight Basketball: Race, Sports, and Neoliberal Social Policy

Douglas Hartmann

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226374840
eISBN:
9780226375038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226375038.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book is about the late night basketball leagues organized in dozens of American cities in the late 1980s and early 1990s for purposes of social intervention, risk prevention, and crime reduction ... More


Basketball and Community

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the Jewish immigrants' participation in basketball games in the U.S. Though hardly all Jews embraced basketball as a valid enterprise, some sportswriters, including Paul Gallico ... More


Jews and Professional Basketball, 1900–1950

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the participation of Jewish Americans in professional basketball during the period from 1900 to 1950 in the U.S. Some of the prominent Jewish players during this period included ... More


“Allagaroo, Garoo, Gara”: The College Game, CCNY, and the Scandals of 1950

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the participation of Jewish Americans in professional basketball during the period from 1900 to 1950 in the U.S. Most of these athletes first learned basketball in neighborhood ... More


Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Albert J. Figone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037283
eISBN:
9780252094453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Delving into the history of gambling and corruption in intercollegiate sports, this book recounts all of the major gambling scandals in college football and basketball. The book finds that game ... More


Rooting for the Home Team: Sport, Community, and Identity

Daniel A. Nathan (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037610
eISBN:
9780252094859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037610.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book examines how various American communities create and maintain a sense of collective identity through sports. It explores the complicated, double-edged process of inclusion and exclusion, of ... More


Rising to the Challenge

Robert K. Wallace

in Thirteen Women Strong: The Making of a Team

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125152
eISBN:
9780813135052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125152.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Indiana is a red state in basketball. Assembly Hall is a cathedral of the college game. Bright red banners at both ends of the court celebrate the achievements of Bobby Knight's men's teams. There ... More


The NBA Becomes “Major League”

David George Surdam

in The Rise of the National Basketball Association

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037139
eISBN:
9780252094248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037139.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This concluding chapter summarizes the NBA's troubled history and its eventual prosperity. It discusses how a series of events and decisions helped improve the league's prospects. The BAA/NBA ... More


Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Edward Rohs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book chronicles the extraordinary life of Ed Rohs, a bright, mischievous boy who was raised in five institutions of the Catholic orphanage system in postwar Brooklyn, New York, from infancy in ... More


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