Otto Ole Schnellbacher was an American football defensive back in the National Football League for the New York Giants. He was a 2-time Pro Bowler, a professional basketball player, Schnellbacher played for the Basketball Association of Americas Providence Steamrollers and St. Louis Bombers in 1948–49. In college, Schnellbacher was a star at the University of Kansas. On the gridiron, along with teammate Ray Evans, was KUs first football All-American in 1947 and that same season, Schnellbacher led the Jayhawks to a Big 6 conference title and an Orange Bowl berth. Schnellbacher excelled in basketball, where he was a four-time first-team all-conference selection and he was a member of the 1943 Big Six conference championship team that is regarded as one of the programs greatest teams. Schnellbacher died aged 84, from cancer, according to University of Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, BAA statistics @ basketball-reference. com Obituary at the Kansas City Star Otto Schnellbacher at Find a Grave
Miami University, is a public research university located on a 2, 138-acre campus in Oxford, Ohio,35 miles north of Cincinnati. Founded in 1809, although classes were not held until 1824, Miami University is the 10th oldest public university, the university has regional campuses in Hamilton and West Chester, as well as the Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. Miami University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a university with a high research activity. It is affiliated to the University System of Ohio, in its 2017 edition, U. S. News & World Report ranked the university 79th among national universities and the 30th top public university in the United States. Additionally, Miami University is ranked 2nd best national university for undergraduate teaching, Miami University is considered one of the original eight Public Ivy schools that provide a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. Miami University has a tradition of Greek life, five social Greek-letter organizations were founded at the university earning Miami the nickname “Mother of Fraternities.
”Today, Miami University hosts over 50 fraternity and sorority chapters. Miami is renowned for its campus beauty, having been called The most beautiful campus that ever there was by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost, Forbes ranked the city of Oxford first on its 2016 list of the best college towns in the United States. Miamis athletic teams compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and are known as the Miami RedHawks. They compete in the Mid-American Conference in all varsity sports except ice hockey, the land was located within the Symmes Purchase, Judge John Cleves Symmes, the owner of the land, purchased the land from the government with the stipulation that he lay aside land for an academy. The Ohio Legislature appointed three surveyors in August of the year to search for a suitable township, and they selected a township off of Four Mile Creek. The Legislature passed An Act to Establish the Miami University on February 2,1809, and a board of trustees was created by the state, the township originally granted to the university was known as the College Township, and was renamed Oxford, Ohio, in 1810.
The University temporarily halted due to the War of 1812. Cincinnati tried to move Miami to the city in 1822 and to divert its income to a Cincinnati college, Miami created a grammar school in 1818 to teach frontier youth, but, it was disbanded after five years. Robert Hamilton Bishop, a Presbyterian minister and professor of history, was appointed to be the first President of Miami University in 1824, the first day of classes at Miami was on November 1,1824. At its opening, there were 20 students and two faculty members in addition to Bishop, the curriculum included Greek, Algebra and Roman history, the University offered only a Bachelor of Arts. An English Scientific Department was started in 1825, which studied modern languages, applied mathematics and it offered a certificate upon completion of coursework, not a full diploma. Miami students purchased a press, and in 1827 published their first periodical. It promptly failed, but it laid the foundation for the weekly Literary Register, the current Miami Student, founded in 1867, traces its foundation back to the Literary Register and claims to be the oldest college newspaper in the United States
Ernie Calverley was an American basketball guard for the University of Rhode Island. He was retroactively declared the mens basketball season scoring leader for 1944, but Calverely was most notable for one particular shot. Even after fifty years, he stated that he didnt think it was going to go in, Rhode Island State would win 82-79 in overtime to send them to the semifinal round. The Rams would eventually lose in the NIT final against Adolph Rupps Kentucky Wildcats by one point, not soon after, Calverly would join the BAA. Calverely led in assists per game in the leagues first and second years, while playing for his state team. In his rookie season, Calverley was selected to the All-BAA Second Team, in his career, he missed only three games. He had a 70. 7% free throw percentage, which contrasted with his 29. 1% lifetime field goal percentage and he was drafted by the Boston Celtics from the Providence Steam Rollers in the dispersal draft in 1949 after the team disbanded. A month later, he was put on waivers, and he never played again and he returned to URI to coach the Rams and led them to two NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Tournament appearances in 1961 and 1966, losing both times in the First Round.
Calverely died of complications of an infection after insertion of a pacemaker on October 20,2003, career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference. com Ernie Calverley obituary, New York Times,29 October 2003
Louisville Cardinals men's basketball
The Louisville Cardinals mens basketball team is the mens college basketball program representing the University of Louisville in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I. The Cardinals have won three NCAA championships and have been to 10 Final Fours in 42 NCAA tournament appearances while compiling 76 tournament wins, bernard Peck Hickmans 1944 team finished with a 16–3 record and started a string of 46 consecutive winning seasons, which was an NCAA record. Hickman led Louisville to its first championship on a level by winning the NAIB Tournament in 1948. In 1956, led by All-American Charlie Tyra, the Cardinals won the NIT Championship, in 1956 his team was placed on two years probation, to include bans on postseason play, by the NCAA due to recruiting violations. In 1959, Louisville made its first NCAA Final Four appearance behind the play of All-American Don Goldstein, the Cardinals never had a losing season in Hickmans 23 seasons as head coach. He coached 11 20-win teams, appeared in five NCAA tournaments, coached six NIT appearances and finished with a 443–183 overall record, John Dromo was Hickmans assistant for 17 years and succeeded him at head coach in 1967.
In four seasons as coach, Dromo led the Cardinals to a 68–23 record. A heart attack during the 1970–71 season forced Dromo to retire and his assistant, Howard Stacey, was named interim head coach for the final 20 games of the season. Denny Crum was hired as coach from his alma mater, UCLA. It was under the guidance of Crum that Louisville became a basketball power. In his first season, he guided the Cardinals to the NCAA Final Four, Crum had six Final Fours with the Louisville Cardinals. He is fifth all-time in Final Four appearances, the Cardinals won the 1980 NCAA Tournament championship by defeating UCLA 59–54. Six years later, Louisville would overcome Duke 72–69 for a second title, Crum is one of only 11 coaches to win two or more national championships. He was named National Coach of the Year in 1980,1983 and 1986 and he took the Cardinals to 23 NCAA tournaments, where they had an overall record of 43–21. While in the Metro Conference, the Cardinals won 12 regular season titles and 11 tournament championships, in its 19 years of naming a champion, the Metro had Louisville as first or second place 17 times.
In 1993, Crum became the second fastest coach to reach 500 wins, Crum was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 1994. He retired in 2001 with a record of 675–295 over 30 seasons. He was a member of the College Basketball Hall of Fames inaugural class in 2006, rick Pitino was hired in 2001 after four years as head coach of the Boston Celtics, and previously as head coach of Louisvilles in-state rival, Kentucky
The center, known as the five or the big man, is one of the five positions in a regular basketball game. The center is normally the tallest player on the team, and often has a deal of strength. The tallest player to ever be drafted in the NBA was the 78 Yasutaka Okayama from Japan, the tallest players to ever play in the NBA, at 77, are centers Gheorghe Mureșan and Manute Bol. Standing at 72, Margo Dydek is the tallest player to have played in the WNBA. The center is considered a component for a successful team. But recently, the NBA has turned into a point guard league, great centers have been the foundation for most of the dynasties in both the NBA and NCAA. In the 1960s, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain further transformed basketball by combining height with a level of athleticism than previous centers. Following the retirement of George Mikan, the rivalry of the two big men came to dominate the NBA, many of the records set by these two players have endured today. Most notably and Russell hold the top eighteen season averages for rebounds, Bill Russell led the University of San Francisco to two consecutive NCAA Championships.
He joined the Boston Celtics and helped make them one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history, Russell revolutionized defensive strategy with his shot-blocking and physical man-to-man defense. His principal rival, Wilt Chamberlain, listed at 71,275 pounds, Chamberlain played college ball for the Kansas Jayhawks, leading them to the 1957 title game against the North Carolina Tar Heels. Although the Jayhawks lost by one point in overtime, Chamberlain was named the tournaments Most Outstanding Player. He won seven scoring titles, eleven rebounding titles, and four regular season Most Valuable Player awards, including the distinction, in 1960, stronger than any player of his era, he was usually capable of scoring and rebounding at will. Most notably, Chamberlain is the player in NBA history to average more than 50 points in a season. He holds the NBAs all-time records for rebounding average, rebounds in a single game, in contrast to the Celtics dynasty of the 1960s, the 1970s were a decade of parity in the NBA, with eight different champions and no back-to-back winners.
At the college level, the UCLA Bruins, under Coach John Wooden, built the greatest dynasty in NCAA basketball history, UCLA had already won two consecutive titles in 1964 and 1965 with teams that pressed and emphasized guard play. After not winning in 1966, Woodens teams changed their style when Lew Alcindor became eligible and he led UCLA to three championships-in 1967,68 and 69-while winning the first Naismith College Player of the Year Award. During his college career, the NCAA enacted a ban on dunking primarily because of Alcindors dominant use of the shot
Springfield College (Massachusetts)
Springfield College is a private, coeducational college located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The institution confers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral degrees, known as the birthplace of basketball, the sport was invented at Springfield College in 1891 by graduate student James Naismith. The colleges philosophy of humanics calls for the education of the whole spirit, mind. It is symbolized by a triangle, in 1887, it added a Physical department. In 1890, it separated from the School for Christian Workers and became the YMCA Training School and in 1891, in 1905, the school became a degree-granting institution. In 1912, it took the name International YMCA College and in 1954, Springfield College has had 13 leaders since its inception in 1885. The student-to-faculty member ratio is 13 to 1, the School of Professional and Continuing Studies has eight satellite campuses located throughout the country, as well as representation on the main College campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The School of Professional and Continuing Studies campuses are located in Boston, South Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, St.
Johnsbury, Tampa, Southern California, Springfield and Wilmington, Delaware. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools, Vermont, California, Tampa and Wilmington, Delaware. Flynn Campus Union, which is complete with a court and lounge space. Springfield Colleges East Campus, which encompasses 82 acres of forest ecosystem, is located one mile from the main campus. This location provides rustic facilities for conferences and meetings, and space for outdoor research and its football team will join the NEWMAC when it begins sponsoring football in 2017. The mens soccer, mens golf, cross country and gymnastics teams are members of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The mens volleyball competes as an independent. Gulick is in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, which is named for Naismith, alumnus William G. Morgan, invented of the game of volleyball. On January 14,2017, the Springfield Wrestling team achieved their 1000th victory, Springfield College joined Oklahoma State, Iowa State, and Oregon State as the only schools to have achieved this milestone.
The baseball team plays at Berry-Allen Field, the Springfield softball team appeared in one Womens College World Series in 1977. The Springfield College womens gymnastics won the first intercollegiate national championship in 1969
College of Wooster
The College of Wooster is a private liberal arts college primarily known for its emphasis on mentored undergraduate research. It enrolls approximately 2,000 students, and is located in Wooster, United States, founded in 1866 by the Presbyterian Church as the University of Wooster, it was from its creation a co-educational institution. The school is a member of The Five Colleges of Ohio, as of April 30,2015, Woosters endowment stood at approximately $274 million. Wooster is one of forty colleges named in Loren Popes influential book Colleges That Change Lives and it is consistently ranked among the nations top liberal arts colleges, according to U. S. News and World Report. In US News Best Colleges 2017, for the year in a row, Wooster is recognized for its “outstanding” undergraduate research opportunities and its senior capstone program. Only two schools have been named to both lists in each of the past fifteen years and Princeton University. Founded as The University of Wooster in 1866 by Presbyterians, the institution opened its doors in 1870 with a faculty of five, wealthy Wooster citizen Ephraim Quinby donated the first 22 acres, a large oak grove situated on a hilltop overlooking the town.
After being founded with the intent to make Wooster open to everyone, the first black student, Clarence Allen, began his studies in the same decade. It is rumored that when the college was founded, it was gifted a mummy, while the mummy is still located on campus, at the basement of the art center, the head of Nat Turner was lost in Old Main after a fire broke out. In the pre-dawn hours of December 11,1901, a fire destroyed the five-story Old Main building, within two years, it was replaced by several new buildings which remain the primary structures for the classes and faculty offices. These include Kauke Hall, Scovel Hall, Severance Hall, about ten years after the fire and rebuilding, there were eight divisions, including a medical school whose faculty outnumbered those in the college of arts and sciences. The enrollment of the college is kept small, around 2000 students. In the 1920s, during the clashes between liberal and fundamentalists, William Jennings Bryan, a prominent Presbyterian layman, attacked the college for its teaching of evolution, the subject had been taught at the college for several decades and defended by president Charles F.
Wishart. Bryan called for the General Assembly of the church to cut off funding to the college, but in 1923 Wishart defeated Bryan for the position of Moderator of the General Assembly largely on the evolution issue, and the college continued to teach evolution. The 240-acre college has an endowment, established in 1987, which supports tree conservation, maintenance. The Oak Grove, a pleasant green space near the center of campus, several of the Groves trees are older than the college itself, including an eastern black oak near Galpin Hall that dates to 1681, as well as a 1766 white oak. Each senior class plants a tree in the Oak Grove on the day before graduation. On November 10,2015, the College named Sarah Bolton as its 12th president and her term began July 1,2016
Georgetown University is a private research university in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D. C. the capital of the United States. Georgetowns main campus is located on a hill above the Potomac River, the campus is identifiable by its flagship Healy Hall, which is a National Historic Landmark. Georgetown offers degree programs in disciplines, enrolling an average of 7,500 undergraduate and 10,000 post-graduate students from more than 130 countries. The university is known for preparing leaders for careers in government. As of 2015, Georgetown produced more diplomats for the U. S, Foreign Service than any other school in the country, and has ranked second in the U. S. by the average number of graduates serving in the U. S. Congress. Georgetown is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit-affiliated institution of education in the United States. The Jesuits have participated in the academic life, both as scholars and as administrators, since 1805, the university has always been governed independently of the church.
At present, the majority of Georgetown students are not Catholic, Georgetown is home to the countrys largest student-run business, as well as the largest student-run financial institution. Jesuit settlers from England founded the Province of Maryland in 1634, during most of the remainder of Marylands colonial period, Jesuits conducted Catholic schools clandestinely. It was not until after the end of the American Revolution that plans to establish a permanent Catholic institution for education in the United States were realized, Carroll began meetings of local clergy in 1783 near Annapolis, where they orchestrated the development of a new university. On January 23,1789, Carroll finalized the purchase of the property in Georgetown on which Dahlgren Quadrangle was built, future Congressman William Gaston was enrolled as the schools first student on November 22,1791, and instruction began on January 2,1792. During its early years, Georgetown College suffered from financial strain. The Maryland Society of Jesus began its restoration in 1805, and Jesuit affiliation, in the form of teachers and administrators, the school relied on private sources of funding and the limited profits from local lands which had been donated to the Jesuits.
To raise money for Georgetown and other schools in 1838, Maryland Jesuits conducted a sale of some 272 slaves to two Deep South plantations from their six in Maryland, ending their slaveholding. In 1844, the received a corporate charter, under the name The President and Directors of Georgetown College. In response to the demand for an option for Roman Catholic students. The U. S. Civil War greatly affected Georgetown as 1,141 students and alumni enlisted in one army or the other, by the time of President Abraham Lincolns May 1861 visit to campus,1,400 troops were living in temporary quarters there. Due to the number of lives lost in the war, enrollment levels remained low until well after the war, only seven students graduated in 1869, down from over 300 in the previous decade
Marshall Thundering Herd men's basketball
The Marshall Thundering Herd mens basketball team represents Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. They compete in the NCAA Division I as a member of Conference USA, Marshall has advanced to the NCAA Tournament five times through the years, most recently in 1987. The Thundering Herd has played in the NIT five times, Marshall won the NAIA National Championship in 1947, and is 7-2 all-time in the first collegiate basketball tournament, one year older than the NIT and four years older than the NCAA Tournament. Notable former Marshall basketball players include NBA and Marshall Hall of Famer Hal Greer, Greer was selected to 10 consecutive NBA All-Star games. Greer was named NBA All-Star Game MVP in 1968, one year after leading the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA title, Marshalls Andy Tonkovich was the first overall selection in the BAA draft in 1948. Mike DAntoni, current head coach of the Houston Rockets and former NBA Coach of the Year winner with the Phoenix Suns, the legendary coach of the Thundering Herd was Cam Henderson.
Henderson, acknowledged as the creator of the zone defense. Henderson led Marshall to three consecutive Buckeye Conference titles from 1936–39, but his greatest team was the 1946–47 team, Marshall played in the NAIB Tournament in 1938 and 1948, losing in the quarterfinals. His 1947–48 team won the Helms Foundation Los Angeles Invitational with a 46–44 win over Syracuse, Andy Tonkovich, who played on that team, was the first draft pick of the 1948 BAA draft by Providence. Center Charlie Slack set a still NCAA record of 25.6 rebounds per game for Hendersons final team in 1954–55, Tonkovich repeated on the second team in 1948. Walt Walowac was a first team Helms Foundation Small College All-American for Henderson in 1953, Wichita State, Cal, CCNY, Long Island Univ. Hendersons first basketball All-American, Jule Rivlin, coached the 1955–56 Herd to its only MAC title, byrd was an All-American in 1959, first team on the Chuck Taylor/Converse team and second team on UPI and Helms Foundation. Henderson and Tonkovich are both members of the Helms Foundation NAIA Hall of Fame, Marshall was coached to the NIT by Ellis T.
Johnson in 1967, advancing to the semifinals thanks in part to George Stone scoring 46 points versus Nebraska before his five-years in the ABA. Johnson brought the Herd back to the NIT in 1968 behind point guard Dan DAntoni, carl Tacy coached the Herd to a 23–4 season in 1971–72, losing to Southwest Louisiana, 112–101 in the NCAA Tournament. Marshall was ranked at high at No.8 in the nation that season, bob Daniels was the Herd coach beginning in the 1972–73 season for the NIT appearance. Mike DAntoni was the point guard for the NCAA Tournament team in 1972 and the NIT team in 1973 and he was drafted by the Royals, played four seasons in the NBA before moving to greater glory in the Italian League, winning titles as a player and coach. Kobe Bryant wore No.8 his first few seasons in the NBA because thats the number DAntoni wore when he played with Kobes father in Italy. Marshall advanced to the schools first conference game in 1978
Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball
The Arizona State Sun Devils mens basketball team is the basketball team that represents Arizona State University in Tempe, United States. The schools team competes in the Pac-12 Conference. The Arizona State Sun Devils have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 13 times and they have won 8 conference championships and finished in the final AP rankings 7 times. The highest national ranking the Sun Devils have achieved was #3 under Ned Wulk during the 1980–81 season when the lineup included Byron Scott, Fat Lever. Ned Wulk was the basketball coach from 1958 to 1982. Arizona State appeared in the NAIA Mens Basketball National Tournament two years, both years losing in the second round, leaving the NAIA with a tournament record of 2–2. Arizona State is currently led by head coach Bobby Hurley. Former coach Herb Sendek, who stepped down as coach of the North Carolina State Wolfpack to accept the head coaching job in 2006, was fired at the end of the 2014–15 season. During a somewhat successful career in Raleigh, Sendek led the Wolfpack to five consecutive NCAA Tournaments and was named Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year in 2004, Sendek was credited for bringing a basketball atmosphere and level of excitement to Arizona State that had been absent for years.
Arizona State has the following series records vs. The Sun Devils lead three series with conference opponents and are tied in their series with the California Bears, the Sun Devils have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 14* times. ASUs 1995 NCAA tournament appearance were vacated by the NCAA, the Sun Devils have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament 13 times. Arizona State appeared in the NAIA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament twice, Arizona State appeared in the National Commissioners Invitational Tournament once
West Texas A&M University
The university is part of the Amarillo metropolitan area with a population of 268,893. West Texas A&M University was established on September 20,1910, the university started out as one of the seven state-funded teacher colleges in Texas. In its first school year, West Texas State Normal College had 152 students and 16 faculty members and its first president was Robert B. A year after the Texas State House of Representatives approved the bill to establish West Texas State Normal College and it consisted of the schools only classrooms, laboratory and offices. On March 25,1914, the burned down, classes continued in local churches, courthouses. Later, in 1916, a new Administration Building opened, West Texas State Normal College hired famed American artist Georgia OKeeffe to be the head of the Art Department from the fall of 1916 to February 1918. OKeeffe has been recognized as the Mother of American modernism, the first four-year college degrees were granted in 1919. The school changed its name to West Texas State Teachers College in 1923, in the early 1930s, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society built its Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum on the campus.
A powerful legislator at the time, Sam Hanna of Dallas County, though the West Texas regents first dismissed Duflot, he survived a second vote, and regent H. L. Mills praised him for the courage of his convictions. Many returning veterans from World War II enrolled at the institution in the latter 1940s, conditions were so overcrowded for a time that the former soldiers slept in the gymnasium, and beds were brought from a former Prisoner of War camp in Hereford. In 1949, the school changed its name, this time to West Texas State College. During the Cold War, attention at West Texas was focused on anti-communism, one history professor, John Cook, claimed that many of the films shown on campus, such as Communism on the Map, were propaganda. During this time too, the historian J. Evetts Haley ran for governor of Texas on a conservative platform. During the 1960s, the changed from a regional teachers college to a state university. Connally signed a bill to change the name to West Texas State University.
The newly named school would gain a College of Arts and Sciences, a graduate school, and professional schools of business. Near the end of the 1960s, West Texas State obtained its own board of regents, established a School of Agriculture, a School of Fine Arts, by 1970, the student enrollment neared 8,000, but was decreasing. The primary reasons were the changes in the service system
Westminster College (Pennsylvania)
Westminster College is a liberal arts college located in New Wilmington, United States. Founded in 1852, it is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, the student population is approximately 1,307 undergraduate and graduate students. Westminster is located in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, a town of 2,466 residents located 50 miles north of Pittsburgh and 80 miles south of Erie, Westminster formed as a result of a meeting on Jan. 21,1852, between the Ohio and Shenango Presbyteries, in 2009, The Washington Monthly ranked Westminster College third in social mobility among 253 liberal arts colleges. In 2010, Forbes ranked Westminster first in the nation as the Best College for Women in Science, Technology and Math. In 2008 36% Westminsters graduating class received their degrees in the fields of science, technology and math --and unusually, the student population is 1,307 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers 40 majors and nearly 100 organizations, the Westminster Titans compete in NCAA Division III athletics.
Before moving to the NCAA, Westminster competed in the NAIA for many years, for a brief period, Westminster was a member of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Titans currently are a member of the Presidents Athletic Conference, the first official football game by the Westminster Titans was in December 1891. The next year was the first official season, they played 4 games that year, over the next 100 plus years the Titans have had a record of 577–406–54. They are one of only 10 schools to record over 575 wins in school history and they have won the national championship 6 times with 11 undefeated seasons. Four former Titans football players have been enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame, Harold Davis, Joe Fusco, Larry Pugh, Hall of Fame head coach Tuss McLaughry was not an alumnus but did coach the Titans for four years. The current head coach of the Titans is Scott Benzel. Westminster has two publications and three student publications. The student publications include The Holcad, a weekly newspaper, the student-run yearbook, and Scrawl.
Westminsters radio station, Titan Radio serves Lawrence County, the station streams online on titanradio. net and features a hot adult contemporary format. The station is programmed and managed by students for the campus, Titan Radio broadcasts home football games for Wilmington Area High School during the regular season. The station broadcasts regular season games for the Westminster Titans live on the air