Roy Williams (coach)
Roy Allen Williams is an American college basketball coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels. He first started his coaching career at North Carolina as an assistant coach for Dean Smith in 1978. In 2003, Williams left Kansas to return to his alma mater North Carolina, since returning to North Carolina Williams has won three national championships, eight Atlantic Coast Conference conference titles, and two ACC Coach of the Year awards. He is second all-time for most wins at both Kansas and North Carolina, Williams is currently ranked seventh in total victories by a mens NCAA Division I college coach, winning 816 games to date. He is tenth all-time in the NCAA for winning percentage among mens college basketball coaches, on April 4,2005, Williams won his first national title as his Tar Heels defeated the University of Illinois in the 2005 NCAA championship game. In 2007, Williams was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and he again led the Tar Heels to a national title on April 6,2009, against the Michigan State Spartans.
Williams won his national championship when he led the Tar Heels on April 3,2017 to victory against the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Williams is one of six NCAA Mens Division I college basketball coaches to have won at least three national championships, Williams is the only basketball coach in NCAA history to have 350 or more victories at two NCAA Division 1 schools and North Carolina. As a head coach, Williams has coached in a total of six NCAA championship games, Williams was born in Marion General Hospital in Marion, North Carolina, and spent his early years in the small western North Carolina towns of Marion and Spruce Pine. As a child his family relocated to nearby Asheville, where he grew up, Williams lettered in basketball and baseball at T. C. Roberson High School in Asheville, NC all four years, Williams has stated that Coach Baldwin was one of the biggest influences in his life. Williams went on to play on the team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When Williams was a sophomore at Carolina, he asked Smith if he could attend his practices, Williams volunteered to keep statistics for Smith at home games and worked in Smiths summer camps.
Williams first coaching job was in 1973 as a school basketball and golf coach at Charles D. Owen High School in Black Mountain. He coached basketball and boys golf for five years and ninth-grade football for four years, in 1978, Williams came back to the University of North Carolina and served as an assistant to Coach Dean Smith from 1978 to 1988. During his tenure as assistant coach, North Carolina went 275–61 and won the NCAA national championship in 1982, the first for Smith, one of Williams more notable events came as assistant coach when he became instrumental in recruiting Michael Jordan. He was hired just months after the Danny Manning-led Jayhawks won the 1988 NCAA championship, weeks after Williams took the position, KU was placed on probation for violations that took place prior to his arrival. As a result, the Jayhawks were barred from play for the 1988–89 season
The Kansas Jayhawks, commonly referred to as KU, are the teams of the athletic department at the University of Kansas. KU is one of three schools in the state of Kansas that participate in NCAA Division I, the Jayhawks are a member of the Big 12 Conference. The name Jayhawks comes from the Kansas Jayhawker freedom fighter and anti-slavery movement during the Bleeding Kansas era of the American Civil War, the University of Kansas officially sponsors the below sports. In addition, there are club sports for rugby, ice hockey. The school used to sponsor a team, though the sport was discontinued during the 1960s. The origin of the term Jayhawk is uncertain, the term was adopted as a nickname by a group of emigrants traveling to California in 1849. The origin of the term may go back as far as the Revolutionary War, the term became part of the lexicon of the Missouri-Kansas border in about 1858, during the Kansas territorial period. The term was used to describe militant bands nominally associated with the free-state cause, in September 1861, the town of Osceola, Missouri was burned to the ground by Jayhawkers during the Sacking of Osceola.
On the 150th anniversary of that event in 2011, the town asked the University of Kansas to remove the Jayhawk as its mascot, over time, proud of their states contributions to the end of slavery and the preservation of the Union, Kansans embraced the Jayhawker term. The term came to be applied to people or items related to Kansas, when the University of Kansas fielded their first football team in 1890, like many Universities at that time, they had no official mascot. They used many different independent mascots, including a pig, sometime during the 1890s, the team was referred to as the Jayhawkers by the student body. Over time, the name was supplanted by its shorter variant. The Jayhawk appears in several Kansas cheers, most notably, the Rock Chalk, Jayhawk chant in unison before and during games. In the traditions promoted by KU, the jayhawk is said to be a combination of two birds, the jay, a noisy, quarrelsome thing known to rob other nests, and the sparrow hawk. The link between the term Jayhawkers and any kind of mythical bird, if it ever existed, had been lost or at least obscured by the time KUs bird mascot was invented in 1912.
The originator of the mascot, Henry Maloy, struggled for over two years to create a pictorial symbol for the team, until hitting upon the bird idea. As explained by Mr. Maloy, the term ‘jayhawk’ in the school yell was a verb, KUs current Jayhawk tradition largely springs from Frank W. Blackmar, a KU professor. In his 1926 address on the origin of the Jayhawk, Blackmar specifically referenced the blue jay, Big 12 Conference champions have the best conference regular season record, and titles are awarded to the winner of the postseason championship tournament
The city anchors the Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area and is the largest city within the greater Mojave Desert. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city known primarily for its gambling, fine dining, entertainment and it is the leading financial and cultural center for Nevada. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World and it is a top three destination in the United States for business conventions and a global leader in the hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any city in the world. Today, Las Vegas annually ranks as one of the worlds most visited tourist destinations. The citys tolerance for numerous forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and has made Las Vegas a popular setting for literature, television programs, Las Vegas was settled in 1905 and officially incorporated in 1911. At the close of the 20th century, it was the most populated American city founded within that century, population growth has accelerated since the 1960s, and between 1990 and 2000 the population nearly doubled, increasing by 85. 2%.
Rapid growth has continued into the 21st century, and according to a 2013 estimate, perhaps the earliest visitors to the Las Vegas area were nomadic Paleo-Indians, who traveled there 10,000 years ago, leaving behind petroglyphs. Anasazi and Paiute tribes followed at least 2,000 years ago, a young Mexican scout named Rafael Rivera is credited as the first non-Native American to encounter the valley, in 1829. Trader Antonio Armijo led a 60-man party along the Spanish Trail to Los Angeles, the area was named Las Vegas, which is Spanish for the meadows, as it featured abundant wild grasses, as well as desert spring waters for westward travelers. The year 1844 marked the arrival of John C, frémont, whose writings helped lure pioneers to the area. Downtown Las Vegas Fremont Street is named after him, eleven years members of the LDS Church chose Las Vegas as the site to build a fort halfway between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, where they would travel to gather supplies. The fort was abandoned several years afterward, the remainder of this Old Mormon Fort can still be seen at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue.
Las Vegas was founded as a city in 1905, when 110 acres of adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks were auctioned in what would become the downtown area. In 1911, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city,1931 was a pivotal year for Las Vegas. At that time, Nevada legalized casino gambling and reduced residency requirements for divorce to six weeks and this year witnessed the beginning of construction on nearby Hoover Dam. The influx of workers and their families helped Las Vegas avoid economic calamity during the Great Depression. The construction work was completed in 1935, in 1941, the Las Vegas Army Air Corps Gunnery School was established. Currently known as Nellis Air Force Base, it is home to the team called the Thunderbirds
Billy Eugene Bill Self Jr. is an American mens college basketball coach at the University of Kansas. During his 14 seasons as coach, he has led the Jayhawks to at least a share of 13 straight Big 12 regular season championships,2 NCAA Final Four appearances. On March 31,2017, it was announced that Self had been elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the official induction will in 2017. Self is a three-time National Coach of the Year and is one of four coaches that have led three different teams to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. From 2006 to 2012, he had the best six-year record of any coach in Division I history. As coach at Kansas, Self has a record of 202–10 at historic Allen Fieldhouse and he has shown great adaptability on the court and has implemented sometimes drastic adjustments as needed to his defensive schemes with various degrees of success. With an annual salary of $4, Self grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. He received a scholarship to play at Oklahoma State University.
He was a winner all four years he played. He graduated with a degree in business in 1985 and a masters degree in athletic administration in 1989. Both degrees he received from Oklahoma State, in 1985, he joined Larry Browns coaching staff at the University of Kansas, replacing John Calipari, who had accepted a position as assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Self remained at Kansas as an Assistant Coach for the 1985–1986 season, between 1986 and 1993, Self was an assistant coach at Oklahoma State University under Leonard Hamilton, followed by Eddie Sutton. After Oral Roberts compiled a 5–22 record in the 1992–1993 season, in his first season at ORU, the team managed only six wins/victories. Things improved slightly the following year, when ORU won ten games, after rebuilding the Golden Eagles, Self was hired by crosstown rival Tulsa and spent three seasons there, compiling a Tulsa-best 74–27 record. While at TU, Self coached the Hurricane to consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in 1999 and 2000, in the 1999–2000 season, in addition to setting a school single-season record for victories by compiling a 32–5 record, Self led the Golden Hurricane to its first-ever Elite Eight appearance.
On June 9,2000, Illinois named Bill Self the head coach of their basketball program, Selfs predecessor, Lon Kruger, had recently left the Illinois program to accept a job in the NBA as head coach of the Atlanta Hawks. Self coached Illinois guards Frank Williams and Cory Bradford, along with guard/forward Sergio McClain, forward Brian Cook, the Illini failed to advance beyond the Elite Eight after falling to eventual tournament finalists number 2 seeded Arizona. The 2000–01 Illini roster included future NBA players Frank Williams, Robert Archibald, Self was responsible for the recruitment of many of the 2005 Fighting Illini team, which won the Big Ten title under Bruce Weber
William Marion Bill Hougland was an American basketball player who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics and in the 1956 Summer Olympics. He was a member of the Kansas Jayhawks 1952 NCAA Mens Basketball National Championship team and he was a member of the 1952 American basketball team, which won the gold medal. First Round Draft Pick in 1952 by the Minnesota Lakers Four years he won his gold medal as part of the 1956 American team. Hougland died on March 6,2017 in Lawrence, aged 86
Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain was an American basketball player. The 7 foot 1 inch Chamberlain weighed 250 pounds as a rookie before bulking up to 275 and he played the center position and is widely considered one of the greatest and most dominant players in NBA history. Chamberlain holds numerous NBA records in scoring and durability categories and he is the only player to score 100 points in a single NBA game or average more than 40 and 50 points in a season. He won seven scoring, eleven rebounding, nine field goal percentage titles, Chamberlain is the only player in NBA history to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game in a season, a feat he accomplished seven times. He is the player to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game over the entire course of his NBA career. Chamberlain was known by various nicknames during his playing career. He hated the ones that called attention to his height such as Goliath and Wilt the Stilt and he preferred The Big Dipper, which was inspired by his friends who saw him dip his head as he walked through doorways.
Chamberlain was a businessman, authored several books. He was a bachelor, and became notorious for his claim to have had sexual intercourse with as many as 20,000 women. He was a child, nearly dying of pneumonia in his early years. In his early years Chamberlain was not interested in basketball, because he thought it was a game for sissies, but according to Chamberlain, basketball was king in Philadelphia, so he eventually turned to the sport. According to ESPN journalist Hal Bock, Chamberlain was scary, flat-out frightening, before he came along, most basketball players were mortal-sized men. It was in this period of his life when his three lifelong nicknames Wilt the Stilt and his favorite, The Big Dipper, were allegedly born. He scored 34 points, won Overbrook the Public League title, in that game, West Catholic quadruple-teamed Chamberlain the entire game, and despite the centers 29 points, the Panthers lost 54-42. In his second Overbrook season, Chamberlain continued his scoring, among them scoring a high school record 71 points against Roxborough.
The Panthers comfortably won the Public League title after again beating Northeast in which Chamberlain scored 40 points, Chamberlain scored 32 points and led Overbrook to a flawless 19–0 season. During summer vacations Chamberlain worked as a bellhop in Kutshers Hotel, owners Milton and Helen Kutsher kept up a lifelong friendship with Wilt, and according to their son Mark, They were his second set of parents. In Chamberlains third and final Overbrook season, he continued his high scoring, the Panthers won the Public League a third time, beating West Philadelphia 78-60, and in the city championship game, they met West Catholic once again
Big Eight Conference
The Big Eight Conference was a National Collegiate Athletic Association -affiliated Division I-A college athletic association that sponsored football. Additionally, the University of Iowa was an member of the MVIAA. The conference was dissolved in 1996, the Big Eight kept its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. In February 1995, the Big Eight and the Southwest Conference announced that the two leagues had reached an agreement to form a new conference. The eight members of the Big Eight joined with SWC schools Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech to form the Big 12 Conference the following year. A vote was conducted on whether to keep the new headquarters in Kansas City. The two Oklahoma schools, all four Texas schools, and Colorado voted for the move while both Kansas schools, Nebraska and Iowa State voted for Kansas City. The University of Iowa who was a member of the Western Conference was a joint member of the conference, Iowa only participated in football and outdoor mens track and field. In 1908, Drake University and Iowa Agricultural College joined the MVIAA, Iowa who was a joint member departed in 1911 to only compete in the Western Conference, but Kansas State University joined the conference in 1913.
Nebraska left in 1918 to play as an independent for two seasons before returning in 1920, in 1919, the University of Oklahoma and Saint Louis University applied for membership, but were disapproved due to deficient management of their athletic programs. The conference added Grinnell College in 1919, with the University of Oklahoma applying again, Oklahoma A&M University joined in 1925, bringing conference membership to ten, an all-time high. At a meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska, on May 19,1928, Six of the seven state schools formed a conference that was initially known as the Big Six Conference. Just before the start of practice, the six schools announced they would retain the MVIAA name for formal purposes. However and media continued to call it the Big Six, the three private schools – Drake and Washington University – joined with Oklahoma A&M, becoming known as the Missouri Valley Conference. For the remainder of the Big Eights run, both conferences claimed 1907 as their date, as well as the same history through 1927.
To this day, it has never been established which conference was the original. Conference membership grew with the addition of the University of Colorado on December 1,1947, that month, Reaves E. Peters was hired as Commissioner of Officials and Assistant Secretary and set up the first conference offices in Kansas City, Missouri. With the addition of Colorado, the unofficial name became the Big Seven Conference, coincidentally
Howard G. Rope Engleman was an American college basketball standout at the University of Kansas from 1939 to 1941. He was 6 ft 0 in tall, weighed 170 pounds, as a senior in 1940–41, Engleman averaged 16.5 points per game and became just the second Jayhawk to be named a Consensus First Team All-American. Engleman led Kansas to two Big Six Conference regular season championships and as runners-up in the 1940 National Championship, the Jayhawks lost to Indiana, 60–42, but Engleman was the tournaments top scorer after scoring 39 points in three games. When asked about the preparations to play against the Hoosiers, Engleman responded, the only scouting report we had was a letter from a KU alumnus back there. After graduating, Engleman joined the Navy and fought in World War II, after the war ended, he would become an assistant coach under Phog Allen after he graduated in 1941. In the middle of the 1946–47 season, Allen became sick and was ordered by doctors to rest, in the final 14 games of the season, Engleman compiled an 8–6 record.
He had his jersey retired on March 1,2003, Engleman was a native of Arkansas City and graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1937 after leading the Bulldogs to second- and third-place finishes in the state basketball tournament. He got his nickname Rope from his blond, curly locks of hair and he worked as a lawyer in Salina, after earning his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law
Lawrence is the sixth largest city in the state of Kansas and the county seat of Douglas County, Kansas. It is in northeastern Kansas next to Interstate 70, along the banks of the Kansas, as of the 2010 census, the citys population was 87,643. Lawrence is a town and the home to the University of Kansas. Lawrence was founded by the New England Emigrant Aid Company and was named for Amos Adams Lawrence who offered financial aid, Lawrence was central to the Bleeding Kansas era and was the site of the Wakarusa War, the sacking of Lawrence, and the Lawrence Massacre. Lawrence began as a center of Kansas politics, prior to Kansas Territory being opened to settlement in May 1854, most of Douglas County was part of the Shawnee Indian Reservation. The Oregon Trail followed the Kansas River through what would become Lawrence and Mount Oread was used as a landmark, dr. Charles Robinson and Charles Branscomb were sent by the New England Emigrant Aid Company to scout for a location for a city. They arrived in the vicinity of Lawrence in July 1854 and noted the beauty of the area, the original “pioneer party” left Massachusetts on July 17,1854 and consisted of 29 men.
They arrived at the site Robinson and Branscomb selected on August 1, the second party arrived in Lawrence on September 9 after leaving near the end of August. The town was officially named Lawrence City on October 6, the main street of the town was named Massachusetts to commemorate the origins of the pioneer party. The first post office in Lawrence was established in January 1855, in March 1857, the Quincy School was started in the Emigrant Aid office before moving to the basement of the Unitarian Church in April. The Plymouth Congregational Church was started in September 1854 by Reverend S. Y, lum, a missionary sent to Kansas. Shortly after Lawrence’s founding, two newspapers were started, The Kansas Pioneer and the Herald of Freedom, both touted the Free State mission which caused problems from the people of Lecompton, the pro-slavery headquarters, about ten miles northwest of Lawrence, and land squatters from Missouri. The Kansas Free State began in early January 1855, on November 21,1855, Charles Dow was shot and killed by Franklin Coleman in Hickory Point about fourteen miles south of Lawrence.
Shortly after, an army of Missourians led by Douglas County Sheriff Samuel L. Jones entered Kansas to attack Lawrence. John Brown and James Lane had hustled Lawrence citizens into an army and erected barricades, a treaty was signed and the Missouri army reluctantly left. Harassment by Sheriff Jones and other Southern sympathizers continued unabated, the Herald of Freedom, the Kansas Free State and the Free State Hotel were indicted as “nuisances. ”On April 23,1856 Sheriff Jones was shot while trying to arrest free-state settlers. On May 21, Sheriff Jones and a posse of 800 Southern sympathizers converged on Lawrence, dr. Robinson’s house on Mount Oread was taken by the federal marshal as headquarters and the newspaper printing presses were damaged and thrown in the river. The Free State Hotel was destroyed, despite the constant presence of impending war, Lawrence continued to grow
William Jewell College
William Jewell College is a private, four-year liberal arts college of 1,100 undergraduate students located in Liberty, United States. It was founded in 1849 by members of the Missouri Baptist Convention, another founder was Robert S. James, a Baptist minister and father of the infamous Frank James and Jesse James. It was associated with the Missouri Baptist Convention for over 150 years until its separation in 2003 and is now an independent institution, the college is named after Dr. William Jewell, who in 1849 donated $10,000 to start a school. Jewell, who was from Columbia, had wanted the school built in Boonville, thompson donated the hilltop land on which the campus sits. In the American Civil War during the Battle of Liberty, the building on campus, Jewell Hall, was used as a hospital, infirmary. Union troops were buried on the campus and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The Mt. Memorial Cemetery, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, is located on the campus grounds, in 1926, the John Gano chapel was built, based on a donation from Ganos great-granddaughter Elizabeth Price, who lived in Kansas City.
The college says the painting is one of the schools most popular tourist destinations and this has been discovered by Reverend Bloyd, Bel Air, MD, Baptist Church, who started the Bible entry has even identified where on the Potomac River, where the baptism took place. The Harriman-Jewell Series, Kansas City’s premier performing arts presenter, was founded in 1965, co-founder Richard Harriman was instrumental in helping to bring Luciano Pavarotti to campus, where the tenor made his international solo recital debut as part of the Series in 1973. Today, the Series continues to bring music, dance. The 2014–2015 season will mark the Series’ 50th anniversary, Jewell students receive free tickets to Harriman-Jewell Series events, further shaping their liberal arts experience. Events are held in downtown Kansas City at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, in August 2013, William Jewell College opened Pryor Learning Commons, a 26,000 square-foot intellectual center where students gather and create 24 hours a day.
The three-story hub of campus allows for students to work as mature, independent learners, the college offers more than 40 academic majors and 10 pre-professional programs. William Jewell is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges, William Jewell College provides an Oxbridge Honors Program. Oxbridge majors take tutorials in their major, study abroad in Oxford or Cambridge, the college has sent many students and professors to the University of Evansvilles satellite campus at Harlaxton Manor. The Department of Education started Jewell’s first graduate program in 2014, Jewell was named by The Princeton Review as one of “The Best 379 Colleges” in its 2015 edition. Only about 15 percent of colleges in the U. S. appear in the student survey-based rankings. Forbes Magazine listed Jewell among “America’s Best Colleges” in its 2014 report, Jewell was ranked in the number 375 slot overall out of 650 public and private undergraduate institutions nationwide