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Acc Basketball: The Story of the Rivalries, Traditions, and Scandals of the First Two Decades of the Atlantic Coast Conference

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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.

About the Author

J. Samuel Walker is a prize-winning historian and author of several books, including Prompt and Utter Destruction: Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs against Japan. He has been a devoted fan of ACC basketball for over 40 years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807835036
Author:
Walker, J. Samuel
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Academic-athletic relationship
Subject:
Atlantic Coast Conference
Subject:
Hal Bradley
Subject:
Vic Bubas
Subject:
Tom Burleson
Subject:
Everett Case
Subject:
Len Chappell
Subject:
Billy Cunningham
Subject:
Clemson university
Subject:
college basketball
Subject:
Charlie Davis
Subject:
Lefty Driesell
Subject:
Duke University
Subject:
Bill Gibson
Subject:
Mike Grosso
Subject:
Art Heyman
Subject:
Integration
Subject:
Billy Jones
Subject:
Press Maravich
Subject:
Frank McGuire
Subject:
Bones McKinney
Subject:
Tom McMillen
Subject:
Bud Millikan
Subject:
Larry Miller
Subject:
Jeff Mullins
Subject:
NCAA
Subject:
North Carolina State University
Subject:
Billy Packer
Subject:
Barry Parkhill
Subject:
point-shaving scandal
Subject:
Bobby Roberts
Subject:
John Roche
Subject:
Lennie Rosenbluth
Subject:
Charles Scott
Subject:
Ronnie Shavlik
Subject:
Norm Sloan
Subject:
Dean Smith
Subject:
University of Maryland
Subject:
University of North Carolina
Subject:
University of South Carolina
Subject:
University of Virginia
Subject:
Wake Forest University
Subject:
Grady Wallace
Subject:
Buzz Wilkinson
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Basketball General
Subject:
Bu
Subject:
d Millikan
Subject:
DE
Subject:
an Smith
Subject:
Hal
Subject:
Bradley
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 illus.
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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