The Forum (Inglewood, California)
The Forum is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Inglewood, United States, adjacent to Los Angeles. Located between West Manchester Boulevard, across Pincay Drive and Kareem Court, it is north of the under-construction Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park and the new Hollywood Park Casino, it is about three miles east of Los Angeles International Airport. Opening on December 30, 1967, the Forum was an groundbreaking structure. Architect Charles Luckman's vision was brought to life by engineers Carl Johnson and Svend Nielsen, who were able to engineer the structure so that it had no major support pillars; this had been unheard of in an indoor arena the size of the Forum. The arena is visible on the landing approach to the LAX from the east. With Madison Square Garden, it was once one of the best-known indoor sports venues in the U. S; the Forum achieved its greatest fame as home to the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League from 1967 to 1999, when the teams moved to Staples Center to join the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Forum was the home of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks from 1997 to their 2001 move to Staples Center. The Forum was the site of the 1972 and 1983 NBA All-Star Games, the 1981 NHL All-Star Game, 1984 Olympic basketball and hosted the Big West Conference and the 1989 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball tournaments, it was acquired in 2000 by the Faithful Central Bible Church, which used it for occasional church services and leased it for sporting events and other events. In 2012, the Forum was purchased by the Madison Square Garden Company, owners of New York City's Madison Square Garden, for $23.5 million. On September 24, 2014, the Forum was listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the arena is formally known as The Forum Presented by Chase, has been known as the Great Western Forum and nicknamed the "Fabulous Forum" in a newspaper headline. It is known informally as the L. A. Forum. On the site of a former golf course, the "fabulous" Forum was built in 1967 by Jack Kent Cooke.
The Canadian Cooke, who enjoyed ice hockey, was determined to bring the NHL to Los Angeles. In 1966, the league announced that it was selling six new franchises, Cooke prepared a bid; the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, which operated the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, supported a competing bid headed by Los Angeles Rams owner Dan Reeves—who had a hockey team at the Arena, the Western Hockey League's Los Angeles Blades—and told Cooke that if he won the franchise, he would not be allowed to use the facility. In response, Cooke planned to build a new arena in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood. Nearly 30 years Cooke told Los Angeles Times sportswriter Steve Springer that he remembered "one official representing the commission laughing at him" when Cooke said he would build in Inglewood. Cooke won the franchise. According to Springer, "Cooke built the Forum. Goodbye, Lakers. Goodbye, Kings."The round, $16 million building was designed by Los Angeles architect Charles Luckman to evoke the Roman Forum.
The arena seats 16,005 for hockey and up to 18,000 for musical concerts. More than 70% of the seats are between the goals, no seat is more than 170 feet from the playing surface. Steve Ballmer, who owns the Los Angeles Clippers, is looking to build a new arena blocks away from The Forum; the arena would compete directly with The Forum in regard to other large scale events. The Clippers' current lease at the Staples Center expires in 2024, Ballmer is hoping that the team can have its own basketball-specific arena. Several lawsuits were filed to attempt to prevent the construction of the competing arena. In December 2018, the Clippers filed a countersuit against The Madison Square Garden Company alleging that the company is trying to prevent competition. In March 2019, leaked emails revealed that Irving Azoff attempted to lure the Los Angeles Lakers back to The Forum after their lease at the Staples Center was up. Despite nothing coming of the proposal, Azoff's proposal to re-purpose The Forum was seen as a way of preventing the LA Clippers from building their own arena in Inglewood and ensuring that the Madison Square Garden Company got an unfair advantage over rival AEG, which owns part of the Lakers.
The Forum became a landmark in greater Los Angeles due to the Lakers' success and the Hollywood celebrities seen there. It hosted music concerts, boxing matches and U. S. political events. The arena is sometimes called the "Los Angeles Forum" or the "L. A. Forum" to distinguish it from other places with the name "Forum". Cream played two shows during the band's farewell tour, on October 18–19, 1968, with Deep Purple the opening act; the band's show of October 19 produced the live tracks on their farewell LP, Goodbye. Deep Purple recorded their part of the show, released as a live album entitled Inglewood – Live in California; the Rolling Stones performed at the Forum during their 1972 and 1975 North American tours. Steppenwolf played there during their At Your Birthday Party tour on July 14, 1969, with Three Dog Night the opening act. Three Dog Night recorded their set, released as a live album entitled Captured Live at the Forum. Between 1970 and 1977 Led Zeppelin perfo
Patrick James Riley is an American professional basketball executive, a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association. He has been the team president of head coach in two separate tenures. Regarded as one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time, Riley has served as the head coach of five championship teams, he won four with the Los Angeles Lakers during their Showtime era in the 1980s, one with the Heat in 2006. He was named NBA Coach of the Year three times, he was head coach of an NBA All-Star Game team nine times: eight times with the Western Conference team and once with the Eastern team. He is the first North American sports figure to win a championship as a player, assistant coach, head coach, as an executive. In 1996, he was named one of the 10 Greatest Coaches in NBA history; as a player, he played for the Lakers' championship team in 1972. Riley most won the 2012 and 2013 NBA championships with the Heat as their team president, he received the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award from the NBA Coaches Association on June 20, 2012.
Riley was raised in Schenectady, New York. His father, Leon Riley, played twenty-two seasons of minor league baseball as an outfielder and first baseman, appeared in four games for the 1944 Philadelphia Phillies. Riley played basketball for Linton High School in Schenectady, New York under head coach Walt Przybylo and his assistants Bill Rapavy and Ed Catino. Linton High School's 74–68 victory over New York City's Power Memorial on December 29, 1961, is remembered for its two stars: Power Memorial's Lew Alcindor. In 1991, Riley called it, "One of the greatest games in the history of Schenectady basketball." Riley was a versatile athlete in college, participating in both football. As a junior on the 1965–66 Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team he was named First Team All-SEC, All-NCAA Tournament Team, NCAA Regional Player of the Year, SEC Player of the Year and AP Third Team All-American, leading the Wildcats to the 1966 NCAA title game. Coached by Adolph Rupp, UK lost to Texas Western, a game, reenacted in the movie Glory Road.
In his senior year Riley made First Team All-SEC, one of the only players in storied Kentucky Basketball history to make two or more First Team All-SEC teams. He was selected by the San Diego Rockets in the 1st round of the 1967 NBA draft, was drafted as a wide receiver by the Dallas Cowboys in the 11th round of the 1967 NFL Draft, he joined the Rockets and was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1970 NBA expansion draft, but was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, which he helped toward the 1972 NBA Championship both by coming off the bench in games and by guarding friend and Laker guard Jerry West in practice. He retired after the 1975–76 NBA season as a member of the Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns. Riley finished his NBA playing career with a 7.4 points per game scoring average and a field-goal percentage of 41.4%. Riley returned to the NBA in 1977 as a broadcaster for the Lakers. During the 1979–80 season, when the team's head coach, Jack McKinney, was injured during a near fatal bicycle accident, assistant coach Paul Westhead took over the team's head coaching duties.
Riley moved from the broadcast booth to the bench as one of Westhead's assistant coaches. With rookie guard Magic Johnson and longtime star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the Lakers won the 1980 NBA Finals, defeating Philadelphia in six games, giving Westhead and Riley championship rings in their first year coaching the team. However, the team lost in the playoffs the next year to the Moses Malone-led Houston Rockets. Six games into the 1981–82 season, Magic Johnson said he wished to be traded because he was unhappy playing for Westhead. Shortly afterward, Lakers' owner Jerry Buss fired Westhead. At an ensuing press conference, with Jerry West at his side, Buss named West head coach. West, however and Buss awkwardly tried to name West as "offensive captain" and named West and Riley as co-coaches. West made it clear during the press conference that he would only assist Riley, that Riley was the head coach. Thereafter, Riley was the interim head coach. Riley ushered in the Lakers' "Showtime" era, along with superstar players Johnson and Abdul-Jabbar with their running game.
Riley became a celebrity in his own right, a fashion icon for his Armani suits and slicked-back hair which complemented the team's Hollywood image. Riley led the Lakers to four consecutive NBA Finals appearances, his first title came against the Philadelphia 76ers. Both teams returned to the Finals the next year, this time Riley's Lakers were swept by the 76ers; the Lakers lost in the Finals to the Boston Celtics in seven games. The Lakers earned Riley his second NBA title in 1985 in a rematch of the previous year, as the Lakers beat the Celtics in six games; the Lakers' four-year Western Conference streak was broken the following year by the Houston Rockets. In 1987, Riley coached a Lakers team, considered one of the best teams of all-time. With future Hall of Famers Magic Johnson, James Worthy and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, plus Michael Cooper, Byron Scott, A. C. Green, Mychal Thompson, Kurt Rambis, the Lakers finished 65–17 in the regular season, third-best in team history, they met with similar success in the playoffs, dispatching th
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara's alumni have won a number of honors, including Pulitzer Prizes, the NBA MVP Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Santa Clara alumni have served as mayors of San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Washington, DC; the two most recent Governors of California attended Santa Clara. Santa Clara's sports teams are called the Broncos, their colors are white. The Broncos compete at the NCAA Division I levels as members of the West Coast Conference in 19 sports. Broncos have won NCAA championships in women's soccer. Santa Clara's student athletes include current or former 58 MLB, 40 NFL, 12 NBA players and 13 Olympic gold medalists; the first two colleges in California were founded at the height of the Gold Rush in 1851, both in the small agricultural town of Santa Clara. Less than a year after California was granted statehood, Santa Clara College, forerunner of Santa Clara University, was the first to open its doors to students and thus is considered the state's oldest operating institution of higher education.
Shortly after Santa Clara began instruction, the Methodist-run California Wesleyan College received a charter from the State Superior Court on July 10, 1851—the first granted in California—and it began enrolling students in May of the following year. Santa Clara's Jesuit founders lacked the $20,000 endowment required for a charter, accumulated and a charter granted on April 28, 1855. Santa Clara bears the distinction of awarding California's first bachelor's degree, bestowed upon Thomas I. Bergin in 1857, as well as its first graduate degree granted two years later. Inheriting the grounds of Mission Santa Clara de Asís, Santa Clara University's campus, library holdings, art collection, many of its defining traditions date back to 1777 75 years before its founding. In January of that year, Saint Junipero Serra, a Spanish Franciscan friar, established Mission Santa Clara as the eighth of 21 Alta California missions. Fray Tomás de la Peña chose a site along the Guadalupe River for the future church, erecting a cross and celebrating the first Mass a few days later.
Natural disasters forced early priests to relocate and rebuild the church on several occasions, moving it westward and away from the river. Built of wood, the first permanent structure flooded and was replaced by a larger adobe building in 1784; this building suffered heavy damage in an 1818 earthquake and was replaced six years by a new adobe edifice. The mission flourished for more than 50 years despite these setbacks. Beginning in the 1830s, the mission lands were repossessed in conjunction with government policy implemented via the Mexico's secularization, church buildings fell into disrepair; the Bishop of Monterey, Dominican Joseph Sadoc Alemany, offered the site to Italian Jesuits John Nobili and Michael Accolti in 1851 on condition that they found a college for California's growing Catholic population when it became part of the United States following the Mexican–American War. In 1912 Santa Clara College became the University of Santa Clara, with the addition of the School of Engineering and School of Law.
In 1925 the Leavey School of Business was founded. Women were first admitted in 1961 to. In 2012, Santa Clara University celebrated 50 years of having women attend Santa Clara University; this step made Santa Clara University the first Catholic university in California to admit both men and women. In 1985, in part to avoid confusion with the University of Southern California, the University of Santa Clara, as it had been known since 1912, changed its name to Santa Clara University. Diplomas were printed with the new name beginning in 1986. In 2001 the School of Education and Counseling Psychology was formed to offer Master's level and other credential programs; the university is situated in Santa Clara, adjacent to the city of San Jose in Santa Clara County at the southern part of the Bay Area. Over the last century and a half, the Santa Clara University campus has expanded to more than 106 acres. In the 1950s, after the university constructed Walsh Hall and the de Saisset Museum on two of the last remaining open spaces on the old college campus, Santa Clara began purchasing and annexing land from the surrounding community.
The first addition, which occurred earlier, brought space for football and baseball playing fields. Thereafter in the 1960s when women were admitted to the school, more land was acquired for residence halls and other new buildings and facilities. In 1989 the Santa
Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is an American retired professional basketball player and former president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He played point guard for the Lakers for 13 seasons. After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Lakers, he won a championship and an NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season, won four more championships with the Lakers during the 1980s. Johnson retired abruptly in 1991 after announcing that he had contracted HIV, but returned to play in the 1992 All-Star Game, winning the All-Star MVP Award. After protests from his fellow players, he retired again for four years, but returned in 1996, at age 36, to play 32 games for the Lakers before retiring for the third and final time. Johnson's career achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations.
He led the league in regular-season assists four times, is the NBA's all-time leader in average assists per game, at 11.2. Johnson was a member of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team, which won the Olympic gold medal in 1992. After leaving the NBA in 1992, Johnson formed the Magic Johnson All-Stars, a barnstorming team that travelled around the world playing exhibition games. Johnson was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996. Johnson became a two-time inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame—being enshrined in 2002 for his individual career, again in 2010 as a member of the "Dream Team", he was rated the greatest NBA point guard of all time by ESPN in 2007. His friendship and rivalry with Boston Celtics star Larry Bird, whom he faced in the 1979 NCAA finals and three NBA championship series, are well documented. Since his retirement, Johnson has been an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and safe sex, as well as an entrepreneur, philanthropist and motivational speaker.
His public announcement of his HIV-positive status in 1991 helped dispel the stereotype, still held at the time, that HIV was a "gay disease" that heterosexuals need not worry about. Named by Ebony magazine as one of America's most influential black businessmen in 2009, Johnson has numerous business interests, was a part-owner of the Lakers for several years. Johnson is part of a group of investors that purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 and the Los Angeles Sparks in 2014. Earvin Johnson Jr. was born in Lansing, the son of General Motors assembly worker Earvin Sr. and school janitor Christine. Johnson, who had six siblings, was influenced by his parents' strong work ethic, his mother spent many hours after work each night cleaning their home and preparing the next day's meals, while his father did janitorial work at a used car lot and collected garbage, all while never missing a day at General Motors. Johnson would help his father on the garbage route, he was teased by neighborhood children who called him "Garbage Man".
Johnson came to love basketball as a youngster. His favorite basketball player was Bill Russell, whom he admired more for his many championships than his athletic ability, he idolized players such as Earl Monroe and Marques Haynes, practiced "all day". Johnson came from an athletic family, his father played high school basketball in his home state of Mississippi, Johnson learned the finer points about the game from him. Johnson's mother from North Carolina, had played basketball as a child, she grew up watching her brothers play the game. By the time he had reached the eighth grade, Johnson had begun to think about a future in basketball, he had become a dominant junior high player. Johnson looked forward to playing at Sexton High School, a school with a successful basketball team and history that happened to be only five blocks from his home, his plans underwent a dramatic change when he learned that he would be bused to the predominately white Everett High School instead of going to Sexton, predominately black.
Johnson's sister Pearl and his brother Larry had bused to Everett the previous year and did not have a pleasant experience. There were incidents of racism, with rocks being thrown at buses carrying black students and white parents refusing to send their children to school. Larry was kicked off the basketball team after a confrontation during practice, prompting him to beg his brother not to play. Johnson did join the basketball team but became angry after several days when his new teammates ignored him during practice, not passing the ball to him, he nearly got into a fight with another player. Johnson accepted his situation and the small group of black students looked to him as their leader; when recalling the events in his autobiography, My Life, he talked about how his time at Everett had changed him: Johnson was first dubbed "Magic" as a 15-year-old sophomore playing for Everett High School, when he recorded a triple-double of 36 points, 18 rebounds, 16 assists. After the game, Fred Stabley Jr. a sports writer for the Lansing State Journal, gave him the moniker despite the belief of Johnson's mother, a Christian, that the name was sacrilegious.
In his final high school season, Johnson led Everett to a 27–1 win–loss record while averaging 28.8 points and 16.8 rebounds per game, took his team to an overtime victory in the state championship game. Johnson dedicated the championship victory to his best friend Reggie Chastine, killed in a car accident the p
Michigan State University
Michigan State University is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan. MSU was founded in 1855 and served as a model for land-grant universities created under the Morrill Act of 1862; the university was founded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, one of the country's first institutions of higher education to teach scientific agriculture. After the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is one of the largest universities in the United States and has 563,000 living alumni worldwide. U. S. News & World Report ranks many of its graduate programs among the best in the nation, including African history, criminology and organizational psychology, educational psychology and secondary education, osteopathic medicine, human medicine, nuclear physics, rehabilitation counseling, supply chain/logistics, veterinary medicine. MSU pioneered the studies of packaging, hospitality business, supply chain management, communication sciences.
Michigan State is a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of 62 leading research universities in North America. The university's campus houses the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden, the Abrams Planetarium, the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, the country's largest residence hall system; the Michigan State Spartans compete in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference. Michigan State Spartans football won the Rose Bowl Game in 1954, 1956, 1988 and 2014, a total of six national championships. Spartans men's basketball won the NCAA National Championship in 1979 and 2000 and has attained the Final Four eight times since the 1998–1999 season, including in 2019 with a victory over Duke. Spartans ice hockey won NCAA national titles in 1966, 1986 and 2007; the Michigan Constitution of 1850 called for the creation of an "agricultural school," though it was not until February 12, 1855, that Michigan Governor Kinsley S. Bingham signed a bill establishing the United States' first agriculture college, the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan.
Classes began on May 13, 1857, with three buildings, five faculty members, 63 male students. The first president, Joseph R. Williams, designed a curriculum that required more scientific study than any undergraduate institution of the era, it balanced science, liberal arts, practical training. The curriculum excluded Latin and Greek studies since most applicants did not study any classical languages in their rural high schools. However, it did require three hours of daily manual labor, which kept costs down for both the students and the College. Despite Williams' innovations and his defense of education for the masses, the State Board of Education saw Williams' curriculum as elitist, they reduced the curriculum to a two-year vocational program. In 1860, Williams became acting lieutenant governor and helped pass the Reorganization Act of 1861; this gave the college the power to grant master's degrees. Under the act, a newly created body, known as the State Board of Agriculture, took over from the State Board of Education in running the institution.
The college changed its name to State Agricultural College, its first class graduated in the same year. As the Civil War had begun, there was no time for an elaborate graduation ceremony; the first alumni enlisted to the Union Army. Williams died, the following year, Abraham Lincoln signed the First Morrill Act of 1862 to support similar colleges, making the Michigan school a national model. Shortly thereafter, on March 18, 1863, the state designated the college its land-grant institution making Michigan State University one of the nation's first land-grant college; the college first admitted women in 1870, although at that time there were no female residence halls. The few women who enrolled boarded with faculty families or made the arduous stagecoach trek from Lansing. From the early days, female students took the same rigorous scientific agriculture courses as male students. In 1896, the faculty created a "Women Course" that melded a home economics curriculum with liberal arts and sciences.
That same year, the College turned the Abbot Hall male dorm into a women's dormitory. It was not until 1899 that the State Agricultural College admitted its first African American student, William O. Thompson. After graduation, he taught at. President Jonathan L. Snyder invited its president Booker T. Washington to be the Class of 1900 commencement speaker. A few years Myrtle Craig became the first woman African-American student to enroll at the College. Along with the Class of 1907, she received her degree from U. S. President Theodore Roosevelt, commencement speaker for the Semi-Centennial celebration; the City of East Lansing was incorporated the same year, two years the college changed its name to Michigan Agricultural College. During the early 20th century, M. A. C. Expanded its curriculum well beyond agriculture. By 1925 it had expanded enough it changed its name to Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. In 1941, the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture, John A. Hannah, became president of the College.
After World War II, he began the largest expansion in the institution's history, with the help of the 1945 G. I. Bill, which helped World War II veterans gain college educations. One of Hannah's strategies was to build a new dormitory building, enroll enough students to fill it, use the income to start construction on a new dormitory. Under his plan, enrollment increased fr
Creighton University is a private, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university in Omaha, United States. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1878, the school is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities; the university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Sitting on a 140-acre campus just outside Omaha's downtown business district, the university enrolls 8,393 graduate and undergraduate students; the university was founded as Creighton College on September 2, 1878, through a gift from Mary Lucretia Creighton, who stipulated in her will that a school be established in memory of her husband, prominent Omaha businessman Edward Creighton. Edward's brother, John A. Creighton, is credited with fostering and sustaining the university's early growth and endowment. In 1958, the college split into the present-day Creighton University; the schools and colleges at Creighton are: College of Arts & Sciences Heider College of Business College of Nursing School of Dentistry School of Medicine School of Pharmacy & Health Professions School of Law Graduate School College of Professional Studies Reserve Officer Training Corps The College of Arts & Sciences is the largest school, containing about 28% of the university's enrolled students.
Creighton's acceptance rate is 72.7%. In 2018, the university announced a Phoenix Health Sciences Campus, to open in 2021. Creighton competes in NCAA Division I athletics as a member of the Big East. Nicknamed the Bluejays, Creighton fields 14 teams in eight sports. Bruce Rasmussen is the Director of Athletics. Greg McDermott is the men's basketball program's head coach. Famous basketball alums include Paul Silas, Benoit Benjamin, Kyle Korver, Greg's son Doug McDermott, while famous former Bluejay coaches include Eddie Sutton, Willis Reed, Dana Altman; the women's basketball team won the WNIT championship in 2004. They play all home games on campus at D. J. Sokol Arena; the men's soccer team maintained 17 straight NCAA tournament appearances between 1992 and 2008. During that time, the Bluejays made three College Cup appearances, including one championship game appearance, they play all home games on campus at Morrison Stadium. Creighton's baseball team has one appearance in the NCAA College World Series.
Jim Hendry, the former general manager of the Chicago Cubs, was Creighton's head coach for its 1991 CWS appearance. The program's graduates include Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson; the women's softball team has had two appearances in the Women's College World Series and has appeared in six of the past eight NCAA Tournaments. Tara Oltman, the best pitcher in MVC history, was a three-time league Pitcher of the Year and finished her career with conference records for wins, innings pitched, appearances and complete games, she remains the only student-athlete in Bluejay history to earn first-team all-conference honors in four consecutive seasons. As of 2015, Creighton's enrollment was 8,435. From Creighton's Class of 2020, 14% count themselves as first-generation college attendees in their families. 26% are students of color, 56% of the class is female. The university has more than 200 student organizations: Phi Beta Kappa – National Honor Society Alpha Sigma Nu – Jesuit Honor society Sigma Pi Sigma – Physics Psi Chi – Psychology Phi Sigma – Biology Phi Sigma Tau – Philosophy Pi Sigma Alpha – Political Science Sigma Tau Delta – English Beta Alpha Psi – Accounting Eta Sigma Phi – Classics Alpha Psi Omega – Theatre Creighton Students Union is Creighton University's comprehensive student government, consisting of students from each of Creighton University's schools and colleges.
CSU has served as the student body's official voice to faculty and the outside community since 1922. CSU devotes significant resources to other student organizations, including a large part of its budget dedicated to funding student organizations; each school has its own student advising body for academic affairs. Inter Residence Hall Government was formed in 1984 by Steven Conroy and serves as the voice for all students who live on Creighton's campus. IRHG sponsors programs and legislative actions; the John P. Schlegel, S. J. Center for Service and Justice promotes weekly local community service projects and Spring Break service trips, student leadership development, education about contemporary justice issues; the center helped develop the Cortina Community, a sophomore intentional-living community named for Jesuit priest Jon de Cortina. Several vocal groups exist; the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, within the College of Arts and Sciences, houses a Chamber Choir, Gospel Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble and University Chorus.
The men's a cappella ensemble. The Creighton Dance Company's eclectic repertoire draws on classical ballet and modern dance and musical theatre dance; the Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers undergraduate degrees in Art History, Studio Art, Music and Musical Theatre. Several theatrical productions are held each year in the University's Lied Education Center for the Arts; the student newspaper The Creightonian, first published in 1924, is now published every Thursday during the school year. Student reporters, editors and designers produce the paper, covering campus news, sports, entertainment and photos. In 2007 and 2008, The Creightonian was named Nebraska's top college newspaper in the Nebraska Press Association contest. Staf
Robert Allen McAdoo is an American former professional basketball player and coach. He played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association, where he was a five-time NBA All-Star and named the NBA Most Valuable Player in 1975, he won two NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers during their Showtime era in the 1980s. In 2000, McAdoo was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. McAdoo played at power forward positions. In his 21-year playing career, he spent 14 years in the NBA and his final seven in the Lega Basket Serie A in Italy. McAdoo is one of the few players who have won both NBA and the FIBA European Champions Cup titles as a player, he won three more NBA titles in 2006, 2012 and 2013 as an assistant coach with the Miami Heat. McAdoo was raised in North Carolina, his mother Vandalia, taught at his grade school and his father Robert was a custodian at North Carolina A&T University. McAdoo attended Ben L. Smith High School, where he not only participated in basketball and track, he was in the marching band as a saxophone player.
As a senior, he led Smith to the state basketball semifinals as well as to the state track tournament, where he set a new state high jump record of 6' 7", beating out future North Carolina teammate Bobby Jones. Out of high school, McAdoo lacked the academic test scores required by the Division I schools, so he chose to enroll at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana from 1969 through 1971. Vincennes University won the NJCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship in 1970, with McAdoo scoring 27 points in the championship game, his roommate was teammate Foots Walker. McAdoo was named a Junior College All-American as a sophomore in 1971. At Vincennes, McAdoo averaged 19.3 points and 10 rebounds in 1969-1970 and 25.0 points and 11.0 rebounds in 1970-1971. McAdoo played for Team USA in the 1971 Pan American Games in the summer of 1971, averaging 11.0 points."We didn't recruit him," Coach Dean Smith of North Carolina said. "His mother called us to start it. She said. Why weren't we?"McAdoo enrolled at the University of North Carolina in 1971, the only junior college player Dean Smith recruited in his career.
McAdoo, playing alongside Bobby Jones, led the 1971–72 Tar Heels, coached by Dean Smith, to a 26-5 record and the Final Four of the 1972 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament. McAdoo averaged 10.1 rebounds. He was named first-team All-American, he earned MVP honors at the ACC Tournament. Citing family hardship, McAdoo sought and won early eligibility for the 1972 NBA draft under the "hardship" clause that existed until 1977. McAdoo consulted with Coach Dean Smith who encouraged him to go to the NBA. McAdoo said, "When I left, a lot of people were angry and upset, but Dean gave me his blessing. He told me, ‘If they’re going to offer you this kind of money, I think you should leave to help you and your family.’ I had his blessing. My mother was against it,” McAdoo added, “but my father and Dean Smith were the guys who got me to move.” McAdoo won early eligibility in the 1972 NBA draft. However, it was rumored that McAdoo had signed with the Virginia Squires of the rival American Basketball Association after a "secret" ABA draft in which names of those drafted were not made public.
Though no contract was produced and McAdoo denied NBA Commissioner Walter Kennedy advised NBA teams not to draft McAdoo. Other reports were that a contract was signed and voided, because McAdoo was too young to have signed it and that Buffalo somehow knew this. McAdoo was indeed noted as the No. 1 pick of the 1972 American Basketball Association Draft. Buffalo acted, McAdoo was selected anyhow with the No. 2 overall pick by the Buffalo Braves, after rumors that contract talks between the Portland Trail Blazers and McAdoo didn't come to fruition with the first pick. LaRue Martin was selected by the Portland. McAdoo signed with the Braves and became one of the NBA's premier players, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He earned the first of three consecutive NBA scoring titles in only his second season. McAdoo was frustrated with Buffalo's losing in his rookie season, saying, "Here I was sitting at Buffalo, we were on the way to losing 61 games and we didn't have any players. My wife could have outrun those people."His second season remains the last time an NBA player has averaged both 30.0 points and 15.0 rebounds per game.
McAdoo led the NBA in field goal percentage in 1973–74, shooting 54.7 percent. That year he enjoyed his first of five All-Star selections. In 1974–75, he was awarded the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, averaging 34.5 points, 14.1 rebounds and 2.12 blocks per game, while shooting 51.2 percent from the field and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. He led the league in fan voting for the 1975 All-Star Game with 98,325 votes; when Anthony Davis had a 59-point/20-rebound game 19 days before his 23rd birthday, McAdoo was the only person to have had a 50-point/20-rebound game at a younger age. McAdoo's style was modern for his time. Although a'big man' at 6 ft 9 in, he had no problems taking shots from the perimeter, which, in his prime, made him a nearly unstoppable force on offense. On December 9, 1976, McAdoo was by the Buffalo Braves with Tom McMillen to the New York Knicks for John Gianelli and cash. In 334 games with Buffalo, McAdoo averaged 28.2 points, 12.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.1 steals.
In 52 games with the Knicks in 1976-1977, McAdoo averaged 26.7 points, 12.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.2 steals under Hall of Fame Coach Red Holtzman, as the Knicks fi