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Author Walker, J. Samuel.

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

Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.

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Physical description 1 online resource (xiii, 395 pages) : illustrations
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Prologue; 1 The Crisis in College Sports, 1951; 2 The Founding of the ACC; 3 The Man Who Made ACC Basketball; 4 A Championship Won, A Classic Lost; 5 The Big Four; 6 The Revolt of the Also- Rans; 7 The Integration of ACC Basketball; 8 "College Basketball's Strongest League"; 9 The 800 Rule & the Departure of South Carolina; Notes; Essay on Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
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.
"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.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Atlantic Coast Conference -- History.
College sports -- Southern States -- History.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
History.
Electronic books.
ISBN 0807869120 (electronic bk.)
9780807869123 (electronic bk.)
9781469602578 (electronic bk.)
1469602571 (electronic bk.)
9780807835036 (hardback)
080783503X (hardback)