Longhorn Hoops

Billy Buford and Dexter Reed ( 23 each ) were among five Memphis State players in double figures . It was the same song , seventh verse against Centenary on Decem, ber 22. Robert Parish - getting ready for a 20 - season NBA career ...

Author: Richard Pennington

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292765851

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 375

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Longhorn Hoops documents the history of basketball at the University of Texas. For men's basketball, Richard Pennington goes season by season, describing every game the Longhorns have ever played from 1906 to 1998. He does the same for women's basketball, except for the first two chapters, which cover longer spans of time leading up to the establishment of basketball as a varsity sport for women in 1974. Pennington demonstrates that Texas basketball, while always secondary to King Football, actually has a long and colorful history. Beside stories of games won or lost, points scored, and rebounds collected, Pennington recalls the orange-and-white stars of yesteryear--from Clyde Littlefield to Reggie Freeman--and brings the greatest teams to life, including the unbeaten Steers of 1924, the Final Four team of 1947, Harold Bradley's 1963 team, Abe Lemons' 1978 NIT champions, and Tom Penders' 1990 Longhorns. Perhaps the most interesting story in Longhorn Hoops is how Anna Hiss, director of women's physical education at Texas from 1921 to 1957, helped lead a nationwide movement against intercollegiate competition for women, which shut down UT women's basketball for several decades and and made progress in the 1960s and 1970s much more difficult. Some determined co-eds got it going again, and, with the energy and direction of women's athletic director Donna Lopiano and coach Jody Conradt (whose teams have won more than 700 games), the Longhorns built a powerhouse program that reached its apex with an undefeated team in 1986, winning the NCAA championship with the heroics of freshman star Clarissa Davis. Basketball, as Pennington notes in his preface, is the most beautiful sport ofall, and its history at the University of Texas has now been told. This comprehensive book features a foreword by Dr. Denton Cooley, the world-famous heart surgeon who helped the Longhorns win an SWC title in 1939.

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture 2019 and 2021

His research focuses on the intersection of sport and race, and his recent book Memphis Hoops: Race and Basketball in the Bluff City, 1968–1997 (2021) examines the social dynamics of the city through the lens of the Memphis State ...

Author: William M. Simons

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476678382

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

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Selected from the two most recent proceedings of the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture (2019 and 2021), this collection of essays explores subject matter centered both inside and beyond the ballpark. Fifteen contributors offer critical commentary on a range of topics, including controversial decisions on the field and in Hall of Fame elections; baseball's historical role as a rite of passage for boys; two worthy catchers who never received their due; the genesis and development of the minor leagues; and baseball's place in popular culture.

On These Courts

Many people helped me with their wisdom of Memphis hoops and insights through the course of writing this book. Most of all, a special thanks to Desmond Merriweather, who allowed me to stay in his apartment in the Hood to give me a full ...

Author: Wayne B. Drash

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476710884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Documents the story of "Penny" Hardaway, tracing the injuries that halted his progress as a star athlete and his decision to coach the Lester Middle School basketball team in Memphis, where he helped young players to overcome gang violence and domestic abuse to become state champions.

Hoops Nation

And in hoops hotbeds like Memphis , Tennessee , and JackMOTEL son , Mississippi , where the devotion to the game. The Hoops Nation van : our home away from home for half a year If fancy shoes don't help you jump higher , you.

Author: Chris Ballard

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803262353

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 367

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Looking for a game? Here's your guided tour of the country's best pickup basketball courts, from the blacktops of Brooklyn to the asphalt of Anchorage to the gyms of Jackson, Mississippi. It's all inside: where the pros play, the most scenic runs in the land, and a ranking of the top five courts. ø Chris Ballard and three other former college players piled into a used Chevy van and traveled thirty-one thousand miles in seven months, playing at over a thousand courts in 166 cities in forty-eight states. This is the story of their roundball road trip and a guide to the places, people, and communities they encountered. ø More than a travel guide, Hoops Nation is "a celebration of the game of basketball as it is played in America." It includes guides to streetball fashion, the lingo of the courts, the etiquette of the pickup world, the tricks of old-guy basketball, and tips for the dunking impaired. Also included are profiles of playground legends and dispatches from the legions of basketball lifers who populate the country's courts. ø This book can tell you where they?re running today, all over America. Who?s got next?

Two Sides of a Cypress Wall

Charlie's passion is University of Memphis hoops, having experienced the glory years of the mid- '80s firsthand. I have already begun to plot the appropriate time to remind him of the upset loss the Tigers suffered at the hands of ...

Author: Joel Frey

Publisher: Two Sides of a Cypress Wall

ISBN: 9780979522604

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 249

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Despite a solid GPA, several glowing letters of recommendation, and being named "Outstanding News-Editorial Graduate" by his journalism professors, no one seemed to care about Joel Frey after he completed his undergraduate studies. With no employer seeking his "semi-professional" services, he left school behind and crashed with his mom and dad. He worked a couple of jobs that did not require a degree. He drank too much and escaped to the comfort of old friends whenever the opportunity arose. Most of all, he wondered what it was going to take to shake off the desire to be nothing more than a carefree college kid. TWO SIDES OF A CYPRESS WALL is a bittersweet story of coping with the discovery that life in your early twenties is more than just finding a real job.

The King S Last Ride

Hoops asked if they were in Memphis for work or pleasure. Mary extended her hand and gave her name and said she was a reporter for a small paper in Georgia. Roger then shook Hoops' hand telling him his name and that he worked for the ...

Author: Stephen Patterson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532017063

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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On August 16, 1977, thousands of fans of Elvis Presley and the rock n roll world were stunned to learn of his death. The day will always be remembered in rock n roll folklore. On that day, the world lost a rock n roll icon, a movie star, and a beloved entertainer. No longer would Elvis take the stage. No one wanted to believe the king was gone. How could the king of rock n roll possibly be dead? When it came time for his funeral, many had questions that would remain unanswered, only adding to the rumors and speculation that the news was a cruel joke. The funeral was celebratory and tragic, but was it real? The Kings Last Ride takes the reader on an adventure to Memphis, Tennessee, the city Elvis called home and where it was reported he took his last ride.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Pathologists

Meml . Hoops . 29-40 ; Tenn . St. and Memphis and Shelby Co. Mad . Aban . ; 899 Madison Ave. Memphis , Tenn .; d . Memphis , Tenn . Peb . 16 , 1949 , aged 70 . LIVERMORE , GEORGE ROBERTSON , Memphis , Tenn . Sept. 20 , 1818 ; .

Author: Albert Eugene Casey


ISBN: UOM:39015072155735

Category: Pathologists

Page: 920

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Hoops of Steel

To our way of thinking, the Indians' symbol is the circle, the hoop. ... “Wonder if everyone would think he's such hot stuff if he was coaching in Memphis and Denver rather than Chicago and L.A.” “Not so easy to keep those big egos ...

Author: John Foley

Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 9780738725277

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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Basketball is Jackson O’Connell’s life. Much more than a game, it allows him to cross barriers of class and race, and make new friends from the rival high school. Driven by his passion for hoops, he can almost forget his alcoholic father and a night of violence that tore his family apart. Jackson’s senior year is plagued by volcanic zits, girl shyness, and rumors that isolate him from most of the school. And when team politics keep him off the starting lineup of the basketball team, his hopes for a scholarship plummet like an airball. His self-confidence in tatters, Jackson makes errors on and off the court that almost cost him a friend and the girl of his dreams. With no rulebook to follow, Jackson must learn how to rebound from injustice and anger . . . and start shooting from the heart.

The Packages

In the Wolf river section some of the mills are better situated than others , for a certain distance the river having been dredged out months ago , and the Tennessee Hoop Co. has been a little more fortunate in its logging . The Memphis ...



ISBN: NYPL:33433090761382

Category: Boxes


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Hendricks Commercial Register of the United States

Tennessee ноор Waterworks av , Memphis , Tenn . Union City Hoop & Lumber Co. , Union City , Ind . Wylle & Wilson , Saginaw , Mich . 6428 Hoppers ( Closet ) Bellmark_Co . ( Porcelain ) , Trenton , N. J. Camden Pottery Co.



ISBN: UOM:39015085118696

Category: Architects


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