ACC basketball : the story of the rivalries, traditions, and scandals of the first two decades of the Atlantic Coast Conference / J. Samuel Walker

Author(s): Walker, J. Samuel
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Subjects: College sports--Southern States--History
Atlantic Coast Conference--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, c2011
LC Classification: G, GV
Physical Description: xiii, 395 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Preface xi
Prologue 1
1.. The Crisis in College Sports, 1951 10
2.. The Founding of the ACC 30
3.. The Man Who Made ACC Basketball 63
4.. A Championship Won, A Classic Lost 100
5.. The Big Four 135
6.. The Revolt of the Also-Rans 181
7.. The Integration of ACC Basketball 224
8.. "College Basketball's Strongest League" 255
9.. The 800 Rule & the Departure of South Carolina 309
Notes 331
Essay on Sources 379
Index 381
Alternate Titles: Atlantic Coast Conference basketball
Notes: LCCN: 2011015088
ISBN: 9780807835036 (trade)
ISBN: 080783503X (trade)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-380) and index
Summary: "Since the inception of the Atlantic Coast Conference, intense rivalries, legendary coaches, gifted players, and fervent fans have come to define the league's basketball history. In ACC Basketball, J. Samuel Walker traces the traditions and the dramatic changes that occurred both on and off the court during the conference's rise to a preeminent position in college basketball between 1953 and 1972. Walker vividly re-creates the action of nail-biting games and the tensions of bitter recruiting battles without losing sight of the central off-court questions the league wrestled with during these two decades. As basketball became the ACC's foremost attraction, conference administrators sought to field winning teams while improving academic programs and preserving academic integrity. The ACC also adapted gradually to changes in the postwar South, including, most prominently, the struggle for racial justice during the 1960s. ACC Basketball is a lively, entertaining account of coaches' flair (and antics), players' artistry, a major point-shaving scandal, and the gradually more evenly matched struggle for dominance in one of college basketball's strongest conferences"-- Provided by publisher
Summary: "Since the inception of the Atlantic Coast Conference, intense rivalries, legendary coaches, gifted players, and fervent fans have come to define the league's basketball history. Walker traces the traditions and the dramatic changes that occurred both on and off the court during the conference's rise to a preeminent position in college basketball between 1953 and 1972"-- Provided by publisher
OCLC Number: 711043341
ISBN/ISSN: 9780807835036
080783503X