David Bing is an American retired Hall of Fame basketball player, former mayor of Detroit and businessman. After starring at Syracuse University, Bing played 12 seasons in the National Basketball Association as a guard for the Detroit Pistons, Washington Bullets, Boston Celtics. During his career, he averaged over 20 points and six assists per game and made seven NBA All-Star appearances, winning the game's Most Valuable Player award in 1976; the Pistons celebrated his career accomplishments with the retirement of his #21 jersey. In addition, he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and named one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players of all-time. Bing founded Bing Steel, a processing company that earned him the National Minority Small Business Person of the Year award in 1984. Soon the business grew into the multimillion-dollar Detroit-based conglomerate, the Bing Group, one of the largest steel companies in Michigan. Bing entered Detroit politics as a Democrat in 2008, announcing his intentions to run for mayor in the city's non-partisan primary to finish the term of Kwame Kilpatrick, who had resigned amid a corruption scandal.
After winning the primary, Bing defeated Interim Mayor Kenneth Cockrel, Jr. and was sworn in as mayor in May 2009. That year, Bing was re-elected to a full term. However, he lost most of his power to Detroit's emergency manager Kevyn Orr, had numerous health problems, suffered approval ratings as low as 14%. Bing thus did not seek re-election in 2013 and was succeeded by politician and businessman Mike Duggan. Bing was born November 24, 1943, in Washington, D. C. to mother Juanita, a housekeeper, father Hasker, a bricklayer and deacon for the Baptist Church. He was the second child of four living in a two-bedroom, one-story house in the northeast part of town. In his childhood, Bing received the nickname "Duke" from his father, according to Bing, he always "wanted to be top dog." He suffered a traumatic eye injury at age five, while playing with an improvised hobby horse he constructed with two sticks nailed together. The family could not afford emergency surgery, leaving the eye to heal on its own and diminishing his vision thereafter.
Bing's father suffered a severe head injury during the boy's childhood. While working a construction site, a brick fell four stories onto his head; the episode led young Bing to promise himself. In athletics, Bing played basketball, but older children told him he was too small for the game. However, he played well, triumphing over such older and bigger children as future Motown musician Marvin Gaye, after not performing well on the court, chose to sing on the sidelines. Bing and Gaye forged a friendship, which continued in life. Despite his basketball play, Bing, a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Jackie Robinson, focused on baseball, the neighborhood's preferred game. Despite his fuzzy vision, he excelled in baseball at Spingarn High School, where he enrolled in 1958; the school's head basketball coach William Roundtree encouraged him to revisit basketball. Roundtree became a fatherly figure to Bing, he developed into a double-digits per game scorer, noted for his jump shot and knack for driving to the basket.
He continued to compete in baseball into his senior year, but was forced to choose between it and basketball when a scheduling conflict between two tournaments arose. Though he felt he was better at baseball, Bing opted for basketball, believing it gave him a greater chance at a full-ride college scholarship, well aware of the path taken by Los Angeles Lakers forward Elgin Baylor, a Spingarn alum. At the tournament, Bing earned MVP honors. All in all, in high school, Bing was a three-year letter winner, all–Inter High, all-Metro, all-East member. In 1962, he was made the All-American Team. Bing attended Syracuse University, he led the Orangemen in scoring as a sophomore in 1964, as a junior in 1965, as a senior in 1966. During his senior year, Bing was fifth in the nation in scoring and was Syracuse's first consensus All-American in 39 years, he was named to The Sporting News All-America First Team and was named Syracuse Athlete of the Year. In his three year varsity career at Syracuse, Bing averaged 24.8 points and 10.3 rebounds, with 1883 total points and 786 total rebounds in 76 games.
Bing's playing style was somewhat unusual for the time. As a lean and explosive guard, he functioned as the playmaker distributing the ball, but did more shooting and scoring than most others who had this position. At one time a joke about him and his backcourt partner, Jimmy Walker, was that it was a shame they could only play the game with one ball at a time. In 1966, after being selected 2nd overall in the 1966 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons, Bing scored 1,601 points, won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award while being named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team; the next year, he led the NBA in scoring with 2,142 points in 1968. Bing sat out 2½ months of the 1971–72 season due to a detached retina incurred from a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers, playing in only 45 games that season. While with the Pistons, he played in seven NBA All-Star Games, was named to the All-NBA First Team twice in 1968 and 1971. After leaving the Detroit Pistons, Bing went on to spend his next two seasons with the Washington Bullets, for whom he was named an NBA All-Star
The Cleveland Cavaliers referred to as the Cavs, are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavs compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division; the team began play as an expansion team in 1970, along with the Portland Trail Blazers and Buffalo Braves. Home games were first held at Cleveland Arena from 1970 to 1974, followed by the Richfield Coliseum from 1974 to 1994. Since 1994, the Cavs have played home games at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in downtown Cleveland, shared with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League. Dan Gilbert has owned the team since March 2005; the Cavaliers opened their inaugural season losing their first 15 games and struggled in their early years, placing no better than sixth in the Eastern Conference during their first five seasons. The team won their first Central Division title in 1976, which marked the first winning season and playoff appearance in franchise history, where they advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The franchise was purchased by Ted Stepien in 1980. Stepien's tenure as owner was marked by six coaching changes, questionable trades and draft decisions, poor attendance, leading to $15 million in financial losses; the Cavs went 66–180 in that time and endured a 24-game losing streak spanning the 1981–82 and 1982–83 seasons. George and Gordon Gund purchased the franchise in 1983. During the latter half of the 1980s and through much of the 1990s, the Cavs were a regular playoff contender, led by players such as Mark Price and Brad Daugherty, advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals in 1992. After the team's playoff appearance in 1998, the Cavs had six consecutive losing seasons with no playoff action. Cleveland was awarded with the top overall pick in the 2003 draft, they selected LeBron James. Behind James and Zydrunas Ilgauskas, the Cavaliers again became a regular playoff contender by 2005, they made their first appearance in the NBA Finals in 2007 after winning the first Eastern Conference championship in franchise history.
After failing to return to the NBA Finals in the ensuing three seasons, James joined the Miami Heat in 2010. As a result, the Cavaliers finished the 2010–11 season last in the conference, enduring a 26-game losing streak that, as of 2017, ranks as the longest in NBA history for a single season and second overall. Between 2010 and 2014, the team won the top pick in the NBA draft lottery three times, first in 2011 where they selected Kyrie Irving, again in 2013 and 2014. LeBron James led the team to four straight NBA Finals appearances. In 2016, the Cavaliers won their first NBA Championship, marking Cleveland's first major sports title since 1964; the 2016 NBA Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors marked the first time in Finals history a team had come back to win the series after trailing three games to one. The Cavaliers have made 22 playoff appearances, won seven Central Division titles, five Eastern Conference titles, one NBA title; the Cavaliers began play in the 1970–71 NBA season as an expansion team.
They set losing records in each of their first five seasons before winning their first division title in 1976. That team was led by Austin Carr, Bobby "Bingo" Smith, Jim Chones, Dick Snyder, Nate Thurmond, head coach Bill Fitch, was remembered most for the "Miracle at Richfield", in which the Cavaliers defeated the Washington Bullets 4–3 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, they won Game 87 -- 85, on a shot by Snyder with four seconds to go. The Cavaliers moved on to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time, but were without Chones after he broke his foot in a practice right before the series opener; as a result, the Cavaliers went on to lose 4–2 to the Boston Celtics. They made playoff appearances in the following two seasons before going on a six-year playoff hiatus; the early 1980s were marked by Ted Stepien's ownership, who had a disastrous run as owner and de facto general manager between 1980 and 1983. During Stepien's reign, the Cavaliers made a practice of trading future draft picks for marginal veteran players.
His most notable deal sent a 1982 first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Dan Ford and the 22nd overall pick in 1980. As a result of Stepien's dealings, the NBA introduced the "Stepien Rule", which prohibits teams from trading first-round draft picks in successive seasons; the Cavaliers went 66–180, dropped to the bottom of the league in attendance and lost $15 million during Stepien's three years as the owner. The Cavs went through six coaches including four during the 1981 -- 82 season; the team finished 15–67, between March and November 1982, the team had a 24-game losing streak, which at the time, was the NBA's longest losing streak. George and Gordon Gund purchased the Cavaliers from Stepien in 1983; the Cavaliers made the playoffs ten times between 1984–85 and 1997–98. In 1988–89, the Cavaliers had their best season to date, finishing the regular season with 57–25 record behind the likes of Brad Daugherty, Mark Price, Ron Harper and Larry Nance, head coach Lenny Wilkens.
They reached the Eastern Conference Finals that year. However, between 1998–99 and 2004–05, the Cavaliers failed to make a playoff appearance; the 2002–03 season saw the Cavaliers finish 17–65, tied for the worst record in the NBA. The Cavaliers' luck changed; the team selected heralded forward and future NBA MVP LeBron James, a native of nearby Akron who had risen to national stardom at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. In 2005, the team would be sold to businessman Dan Gilbert; that year, the
The Seattle SuperSonics known as the Sonics, were an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. The SuperSonics played in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Western Conference Pacific and Northwest divisions from 1967 until 2008. After the 2007–08 season ended, the team relocated to Oklahoma City and now plays as the Oklahoma City Thunder. Sam Schulman owned the team from its 1967 inception until 1983, it was owned by Barry Ackerley, Basketball Club of Seattle, headed by Starbucks chairman emeritus, former president and CEO Howard Schultz. On July 18, 2006, the Basketball Club of Seattle sold the SuperSonics and its Women's National Basketball Association sister franchise Seattle Storm to the Professional Basketball Club LLC, headed by Oklahoma City businessman Clay Bennett; the sale was approved by the NBA Board of Governors on October 24, 2006, finalized on October 31, 2006, at which point the new ownership group took control. After failing to find public funding to construct a new arena in the Seattle area, the SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City before the 2008–09 season, following a $45 million settlement with the city of Seattle to pay off the team's existing lease at KeyArena at Seattle Center in advance of its 2010 expiration.
Home games were played at KeyArena known as Seattle Center Coliseum, for 33 of the franchise's 41 seasons in Seattle. In 1978, the team moved to the Kingdome, shared with the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball and the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League, they returned to the Coliseum full-time in 1985, moving temporarily to the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, for the 1994–95 season while the Coliseum was renovated and rebranded as KeyArena. The SuperSonics won the NBA championship in 1979. Overall, the franchise won three Western Conference titles: 1978, 1979, 1996; the franchise won six divisional titles, their last being in 2005, with five in the Pacific Division and one in the Northwest Division. Settlement terms of a lawsuit between the city of Seattle and Clay Bennett's ownership group stipulated the SuperSonics' banners and retired jerseys remain in Seattle; the SuperSonics' franchise history, would be shared with the Thunder. On December 20, 1966, Los Angeles businessmen Sam Schulman and Eugene V. Klein, who both owned the AFL's San Diego Chargers at the time, a group of minority partners were awarded an NBA franchise for the city of Seattle.
Schulman would serve as the active head of team operations. He named the SuperSonics after Boeing's awarded contract for the SST project, canceled; the SuperSonics were Seattle's first major league sports franchise. Beginning play on October 13, 1967, the SuperSonics were coached by Al Bianchi and featured All-Star guard Walt Hazzard and NBA All-Rookie Team members Bob Rule and Al Tucker; the expansion team stumbled out of the gates with a 144–116 loss in their first game in San Francisco against the San Francisco Warriors. The team got their first win on October 21, their third game of the season in San Diego against the San Diego Rockets in overtime 117–110, finished the season with a 23–59 record. Hazzard was traded to the Atlanta Hawks before the start of the next season for Lenny Wilkens. Wilkens brought a strong all-around game to the SuperSonics, averaging 22.4 points, 8.2 assists, 6.2 rebounds per game for Seattle in the 1968–69 season. Rule, improved on his rookie statistics with 24.0 points per game and 11.5 rebounds per game.
The SuperSonics, only won 30 games and Bianchi was replaced by Wilkens as player/coach during the offseason. Wilkens and Rule both represented Seattle in the 1970 NBA All-Star Game, Wilkens led the NBA in assists during the 1969–70 season. In June 1970 the NBA owners voted 13–4 to work toward a merger with the ABA; the Oscar Robertson suit delayed the merger, the SuperSonics remained in Seattle. Early in the 1970–71 season, Rule tore his Achilles' tendon and was lost for the rest of the year. Wilkens was named the 1971 All-Star Game MVP, but the big news of the season came when owner Sam Schulman managed to land American Basketball Association Rookie of the Year and MVP Spencer Haywood following a lengthy court battle; the following season, the SuperSonics went on to record their first winning season at 47–35. The team, led by player-coach Wilkens and First Team forward Haywood, held a 46–27 mark on March 3, but late season injuries to starters Haywood, Dick Snyder, Don Smith contributed to the team losing eight of its final nine games.
For the 1972–73 season, Wilkens was dealt to Cleveland in a unpopular trade, without his leadership the SuperSonics fell to a 26–56 record. One of the few bright spots of the season was Haywood's second consecutive All-NBA First Team selection, as he averaged a SuperSonics record 29.2 points per game and collected 12.9 rebounds per game. The legendary Bill Russell was hired as the head coach in the following year, in 1975 he coached the SuperSonics to the playoffs for the firs
Gus Williams (basketball)
Gus Williams is a retired American professional basketball player most noted for his play with the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics, although he played for the Golden State Warriors, Washington Bullets and Atlanta Hawks. Williams played high school basketball at Mount Vernon, where he was selected player of the year in 1971 by the New York State Sportswriters Association, he played college basketball at the University of Southern California. Williams was selected in the second round of the 1975 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors and in the first round of the 1975 ABA draft by the Spirits of St. Louis. Williams was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team. Williams played only two seasons with the Warriors and was allowed to leave as a free agent before the 1977–78 season, signing with the Seattle SuperSonics. While with Seattle, he was twice selected to the NBA All-Star Game, was an All-NBA First Team and All-NBA Second Team selection. Williams, whose style of play earned him the nickname "the Wizard", led the Sonics to the 1979 championship while averaging team high 28.6 points per game in the Finals.
While in the prime of his career, Williams sat out the entire 1980–81 season due to a contract dispute. He played three more seasons with the Sonics after that. In 1984, he signed with the Washington Bullets. During the 1984–85 season Williams played alongside the named Guy Williams, he finished his career with a 17.1 point-per-game scoring average in a career spanning 12 years from 1975 to 1987. In 2004 Williams' #1 jersey was retired by the Sonics. In 2016 Williams' jersey was retired by USC. Williams' younger brother Ray played in the NBA. List of National Basketball Association career steals leaders List of National Basketball Association career playoff steals leaders List of National Basketball Association players with most steals in a game List of National Basketball Association players with most assists in a game Sonics.com tribute NBA.com History player file: Gus Williams Gus Williams – official website
The Phoenix Suns are an American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns compete in the National Basketball Association, as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division, are the only team in their division not based in California; the Suns play their home games at the Talking Stick Resort Arena. The franchise began play in 1968 as an expansion team, their early years were shrouded in mediocrity, but their fortunes changed in the 1970s, after partnering long-term guard Dick Van Arsdale and center Alvan Adams with Paul Westphal, the Suns reached the 1976 NBA Finals, in what is considered to be one of the biggest upsets in NBA history. However, after failing to capture a championship, the Suns would rebuild around Walter Davis for a majority of the 1980s, until the acquisition of Kevin Johnson in 1988. Under Johnson, after trading for perennial NBA All-Star Charles Barkley, combined with the output of Tom Chambers and Dan Majerle, the Suns reached the playoffs for a franchise-record thirteen consecutive appearances and remained a regular title contender throughout the 1990s, reached the 1993 NBA Finals.
However, the team would again fail to win a championship, entered into another period of mediocrity until the early part of the 2000s. In 2004, the Suns reacquired Steve Nash, returned into playoff contention. With Nash, Shawn Marion, Amar'e Stoudemire, under head coach Mike D'Antoni, the Suns became renowned worldwide for their quick, dynamic offense, which led them to tie a franchise record in wins in the 2004–05 season. Two more top two Conference placements followed, but the Suns again failed to attain an NBA championship, were forced into another rebuild; the Suns own the NBA's seventh-best all-time winning percentage, have the second highest winning percentage of any teams to have never won an NBA championship. 10 Hall of Famers have played for Phoenix, while two Suns—Barkley and Nash—have won the NBA Most Valuable Player award while playing for the team. The Suns were one of two franchises to join the NBA at the start of the 1968–69 season, alongside the Milwaukee Bucks from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
They were the first major professional sports franchise in the Phoenix market and in the entire state of Arizona, remained the only one for the better part of 20 years until the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League relocated from St. Louis in 1988; the Suns played its first 24 seasons at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, located northwest of downtown Phoenix. The franchise was formed by an ownership group led by Karl Eller, owner of a public enterprise, the investor Donald Pitt, Don Diamond, Bhavik Darji, Marvin Meyer, Richard Bloch. Other owners with a minority stake consisted of entertainers, such as Andy Williams, Bobbie Gentry and Ed Ames. There were many critics, including then-NBA commissioner J. Walter Kennedy, who said that Phoenix was "too hot", "too small", "too far away" to be considered a successful NBA market; this was despite the fact that the Phoenix metropolitan area was growing and the Suns would have built-in geographical foes in places like in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle.
After continual prodding by Bloch, in 1968 the NBA Board of Governors granted franchises to Phoenix and Milwaukee on January 22, 1968 with an entry fee of $2 million. The Suns nickname was among 28,000 entries that were formally chosen in a name-the-team contest sponsored by The Arizona Republic, with the winner awarded $1,000 and season tickets for the inaugural season. Suns was preferred over Scorpions, Thunderbirds, Mavericks, Tumbleweeds and Cougars. Stan Fabe, who owned a commercial printing plant in Tucson, designed the team's first iconic logo for a mere $200. However, they were disappointed with the results. In the 1968 NBA Expansion Draft, notable Suns' pickups were future Hall of Famer Gail Goodrich and Dick Van Arsdale. Jerry Colangelo a player scout, came over from the Chicago Bulls, a franchise formed two years earlier, as the Suns' first general manager at the age of 28, along with Johnny "Red" Kerr as head coach. Unlike the first-year success that Colangelo and Kerr had in Chicago, in which the Bulls finished with a first-year expansion record of 33 wins and a playoff berth, Phoenix finished its first year at 16–66, finished 25 games out of the final playoff spot.
Both Goodrich and Van Arsdale were selected to the All-Star Game in their first season with the Suns. Goodrich returned to his former team, the Lakers, after two seasons with the Suns, but Van Arsdale spent the rest of his playing days as a Sun and a one-time head coach for Phoenix; the Suns' last-place finish that season led to a coin flip for the number-one overall pick for the 1969 NBA draft with the expansion-mate Bucks. Milwaukee won the flip, the rights to draft UCLA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, while Phoenix settled on drafting center Neal Walk from Florida; the 1969–70 season posted better results for the Suns, finishing 39–43, but losing to the eventual Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the playoffs. The next two seasons, the Suns finished with 48- and 49-win seasons, but did not qualify for the playoffs in either year, did not reach the playoffs again until 1976; the 1975–76 season proved to be a pivotal year for the Suns as they made several key moves, including the offseason trade of former All-Star guard Charlie Scott to the Boston Celtics in exchange for guard
Davidson College is a private liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina with a historic 665-acre main campus and a 110-acre lake campus on Lake Norman. The college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars. Davidson annually enrolls about 1950 students from 40 countries. Of those students, nearly 80 percent study abroad and about 25 percent participate in 19 NCAA Division I sports. Students may choose from 26 majors and 17 interdisciplinary minors, as well as other interdisciplinary studies; the college is governed by an honor code and the majority of students, about 93 percent, live on campus for all four years. Princeton Review and U. S. News & World Report regard Davidson's admission process as "most selective". For the class of 2022, Davidson received 5,712 applications and accepted 1,104; the yield rate was 46.8%, 85% of accepted freshmen reporting rank were in the top 10% of their high school classes. The middle 50% range of SAT scores for admitted students was 640–720 for the new Evidence-Based Reading & Writing, 650–730 for Math, while the ACT Composite range was 29–33.
Caucasians represented 67.1% of the incoming class, 44.5% of enrolled freshmen were from the South. The 2019 annual ranking by U. S. News & World Report rates Davidson College as the 10th best among "National Liberal Arts Colleges" in America, 3rd in "Best Undergraduate Teaching" in the nation. For 2016, Davidson College was ranked 25th overall on Forbes' list of "America's Top Colleges," and 1st in the South. In 2018, Kiplinger's Personal Finance rated Davidson College as the #1 best college for value across all colleges and universities in America. An institution of higher learning of The Presbyterian Church USA, Davidson College was founded in 1837 by The Concord Presbytery after purchasing 469 acres of land from William Lee Davidson II, he was the son of Revolutionary War commander Brigadier General William Lee Davidson, for whom the college is named. Church records show a meeting on May 13, 1835, among subsequent meetings, by members of the Concord Presbytery making plans to purchase and perform initial construction on the land, with land payments starting Jan. 1 of the following year.
The first students graduated from Davidson in 1840 and received diplomas with the newly created college seal designed by Peter Stuart Ney, believed by some to be Napoleon's Marshal Ney. In the 1850s, Davidson overcame financial difficulty by instituting "The Scholarship Plan," a program that allowed Davidson hopefuls to purchase a scholarship for $100, which could be redeemed in exchange for full tuition to Davidson until the 1870s; the college's financial situation improved in 1856 with a $250,000 donation by Maxwell Chambers, making Davidson the wealthiest college south of Princeton. The Chambers Building was erected to commemorate this gift. On November 28, 1921, the Chambers Building was destroyed in a fire but was reconstructed eight years with funds provided by a generous gift from the Rockefeller family; the Chambers Building continues to be the primary academic building on campus. In 1923, the Gamma chapter in North Carolina of Phi Beta Kappa was established at Davidson. Over 1500 men and 500 women have been initiated into Davidson's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
In 1924, James Duke formed the Duke Endowment, which has provided millions of dollars to the college, including a $15 million pledge in 2007 to assist with the elimination of student loans. On May 5, 1972, the trustees voted to allow women to enroll at Davidson as degree students for the first time. Women did not enjoy degree privileges; the first women to attend classes at Davidson were the five daughters of its president, the Rev. John Lycan Kirkpatrick; the first women were permitted to attend classes to increase the size of the student body during the American Civil War. However, art major Marianna "Missy" Woodward became the first woman to graduate from Davidson, she graduated in 1973 and was the only woman in a class of 217. In early 2005, the College's Board of Trustees voted in a 31–5 decision to allow 20% of the board to be non-Christian. John Belk, the former mayor of Charlotte and one of the heirs of Belk Department Store, resigned in protest after more than six decades of affiliation with the college.
Belk, continued his strong relationship with his alma mater and was honored in March 2006 at the Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Belk Scholarship. In 2007, Davidson eliminated the need for students to take out loans to pay for their tuition. All demonstrated need is met through grants, student employment, parental contribution; the college claims to be the first liberal arts college in the United States to do this. Princeton Review and U. S. News & World Report regard Davidson's admission process as "most selective". For the class of 2022, Davidson received 5,712 applications and accepted 1,104; the yield rate was 46.8%, 85% of accepted freshmen reporting rank were in the top 10% of their high school classes. The middle 50% range of SAT scores for admitted students was 640–720 for the new Evidence-Based Reading & Writing, 650–730 for Math, while the ACT Composite range was 29–33. Caucasians represented 67.1% of the incoming class, 44.5% of enrolled freshmen were from the South. The 2019 annual ranking by U.
S. News & World Report rates Davidson College as the 10th best among "National Liberal Arts Colleges" in America, 3rd in "Best Undergraduate Teaching" in the nation. For 2016, Davidson College was ranked 25th overall on Forbes' list of "America's Top Colleges," and 1st in the South. In 2018, Kiplinger's Personal Finance rated Davidson College as the #1 best c
North Canton, Ohio
North Canton is a city in Stark County in the U. S. state of Ohio. The population was 17,488 at the 2010 United States Census, it is part of the Canton–Massillon metropolitan statistical area. In 1831, the Community of North Canton first began as the Village of New Berlin. Residents were of German descent. William H. “Boss” Hoover moved his tannery business from the family farm to the center of the North Canton village in 1873. In 1908, Hoover began manufacturing vacuum cleaners. During World War I, it became unfashionable to be associated with anything German so in 1918, the community changed the name of the village to North Canton; the Hoover Company became the world’s largest manufacturer of vacuum cleaners in 1933. The North Canton Jaycees were formed in 1951. In 2007, the Hoover Company shut down; the Hoover Company's old building was bought in 2010 for residential and recreational purposes. The old Hoover Company building was sold by sections in 2013 to be transformed into a mall and apartments.
North Canton is located at 40°52′30″N 81°24′4″W. The West Branch of Nimishillen Creek flows through the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.40 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2010, there were 17,488 people, 7,557 households, 4,426 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,732.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 8,078 housing units at an average density of 1,262.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 2.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population. There were 7,557 households of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, 41.4% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.82. The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 18.6% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female. Of the city's population over the age of 25, 34.3% hold a bachelor's degree or higher. As of the census of 2000, there were 16,369 people, 7,114 households, 4,382 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,697.1 people per square mile. There were 7,506 housing units at an average density of 1,236.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.90% White, 1.12% African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 0.18% from other races, 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population. There were 7,114 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.4% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.80. In the city, the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $42,013, the median income for a family was $53,268. Males had a median income of $39,517 versus $29,250 for females; the per capita income for the city was $24,045. About 3.5% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over. They have a Sheetz. Most students attend North Canton City Schools, which consists of Clearmount and Northwood elementary schools and Greentown and Orchard Hill intermediate schools, plus North Canton Middle School and North Canton Hoover High School. In the city limits is St. Paul School, that offers a private, parochial education, in the Catholic tradition, for students in grades K-8.
Walsh University is a Catholic university that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Enrollment is about 2,500. Men's and women's athletic teams are members of the NCAA Division II and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Todd Blackledge, National Football League player and television sports analyst Joe DeRosa, an official in the National Basketball Association Jehu Grubb, pioneer settler and politician Marty Lee Hoenes, rock musician Jeffrey Mylett and songwriter Tony Migliozzi, ultra-marathoner and 2015 IAU 50 km World Champion Dick Snyder, National Basketball Association player Ray Kolp, Major League Baseball player Rabbit Warstler, Major League Baseball player Diana Al-Hadid, Syrian born American artist Eddie McClintock, actor City website North Canton city schools Stark County Convention & Visitors Bureau