St. John's University (New York City)
St. Johns University is a private, Roman Catholic, research university located in New York City, United States. Founded by the Congregation of the Mission in 1870, the school was located in the neighborhood of Bedford–Stuyvesant in the borough of Brooklyn. Beginning in the 1950s, the school was relocated to its current location to Utopia Parkway in Hillcrest, St. Johns has campuses in Staten Island and Manhattan in New York City, overseas in Rome, and a graduate center in Oakdale, New York. A campus in Paris opened in the Spring of 2009, the school is named after Saint John the Baptist. St. Johns is organized into five schools and six graduate schools. As of 2011, the university has a total of 15,720 undergraduate students and 5,634 graduate students, St. Johns offers more than 100 bachelors and doctoral degree programs. St. St. Johns Vincentian values stem from the ideals and works of St Vincent de Paul, following the Vincentian tradition, the university seeks to provide an education that encourages greater involvement in social justice and service.
St. Johns University was founded as the College of St. John the Baptist at 75 Lewis Avenue, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the foundations of the first building were laid in the summer of 1868, and the building was opened for educational purposes September 5,1871. Beginning with the law school in 1925, St. Johns started founding other schools, in 1954, St. Johns broke ground on a new campus in Jamaica, Queens, on the former site of the Hillcrest Golf Club. The following year, the school of the university, St. Johns College. The high school, now St. Johns Prep, took over its former buildings, the last of the schools to relocate to Queens would move there in 1972, bringing an end to the Downtown Brooklyn campus of the university. The university received praise from Time Magazine in 1962 for being a Catholic university that accepted Jews with low household income, St. Johns was the defendant in a lawsuit by Donald Scheiber for discrimination after being removed because he was Jewish. The court ruled against St.
Johns University in this lawsuit, Time ranked St. Johns as good−small on a list of the nations Catholic universities in 1962. The St. Johns University strike of 1966-1967 was a protest by faculty at the university began on January 4,1966. The strike began after 31 faculty members were dismissed in the fall of 1965 without due process, the tension of that year was noted in Time Magazine stating, has never ranked high among Catholic schools, in troubles, it outdoes them all. The strike ended without any reinstatements, but led to the unionization of public college faculty in the New York City area. In 1970 arbitrators ruled that the university had not acted improperly, classes began in the fall of 1971, combining the original Notre Dame College with the former Brooklyn campus of St. Johns, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts and education. In 1990 the tuition and fees at St. Johns was less than half of that at schools like NYU, St. Thy Children here today, Old St. Johns
Basketball is a non-contact team sport played on a rectangular court by two teams of five players each. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high that is mounted to a backboard at each end of the court. The game was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a team can score a field goal by shooting the ball through the basket being defended by the opposition team during regular play. A field goal scores three points for the team if the player shoots from behind the three-point line. A team can score via free throws, which are worth one point, the team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but additional time is mandated when the score is tied at the end of regulation. The ball can be advanced on the court by passing it to a teammate and it is a violation to lift, or drag, ones pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands resume dribbling. The game has many techniques for displaying skill—ball-handling, passing, dunking, shot-blocking.
The point guard directs the on court action of the team, implementing the coachs game plan, Basketball is one of the worlds most popular and widely viewed sports. Outside North America, the top clubs from national leagues qualify to continental championships such as the Euroleague, the FIBA Basketball World Cup attracts the top national teams from around the world. Each continent hosts regional competitions for teams, like EuroBasket. The FIBA Womens Basketball World Cup features the top womens basketball teams from continental championships. The main North American league is the WNBA, whereas the EuroLeague Women has been dominated by teams from the Russian Womens Basketball Premier League, in early December 1891, Canadian Dr. He sought a vigorous indoor game to keep his students occupied, after rejecting other ideas as either too rough or poorly suited to walled-in gymnasiums, he wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot elevated track. Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball and these laces could cause bounce passes and dribbling to be unpredictable.
Eventually a lace-free ball construction method was invented, and this change to the game was endorsed by Naismith, dribbling was not part of the original game except for the bounce pass to teammates. Passing the ball was the means of ball movement. Dribbling was eventually introduced but limited by the shape of early balls. Dribbling only became a part of the game around the 1950s
Michael William Krzyzewski is an American college basketball coach and former player. Since 1980, he has served as the mens basketball coach at Duke University. At Duke, Krzyzewski has led the Blue Devils to five NCAA Championships,12 Final Fours,12 ACC regular season titles, among mens college basketball coaches, only UCLAs John Wooden, with 10, has won more NCAA Championships. Krzyzewski was the coach of the United States mens national basketball team and he has additionally served as the head coach of the American team that won gold medals at the 2010 and the 2014 FIBA World Cup. He was an assistant coach for the 1992 Dream Team, Krzyzewski was a point guard at Army from 1966 to 1969 under coach Bob Knight. From 1975 to 1980, he was the basketball coach for his alma mater. Krzyzewski has amassed a record 88 wins in NCAA tournament games and he is a two-time inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in 2001 for his individual coaching career and in 2010 as part of the collective induction of the Dream Team.
Krzyzewskis 903rd victory set a new record, breaking that held by his former coach, Bob Knight. On January 25,2015, Duke defeated St. Johns, 77–68, again at Madison Square Garden, Krzyzewski was born in Chicago, the son of Polish American, Catholic parents Emily M. and William Krzyzewski. The family name was originally Krzyżewski, and while the media and general public pronounces it /ʃəˈʃɛfski/ shə-SHEF-ski, his own pronunciation is /ʒəˈʒɛvski/ zhə-ZHEV-ski. Raised as a Catholic, Krzyzewski attended St. Helen Catholic School in Ukrainian Village, Chicago and, Archbishop Weber High School in Chicago, a Catholic prep school for boys. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1969, from 1969 to 1974, Krzyzewski served in the United States Army and directed service teams for three years. In 2005 he was presented West Points Distinguished Graduate Award, Krzyzewski was discharged from active duty in 1974 and started his coaching career as an assistant on Knights staff with the Indiana Hoosiers during their historic 1974–75 season.
After one year with Indiana, Krzyzewski returned to West Point as head coach of the Army Cadets and he led the Cadets to a 73–59 record and one NIT berth in five seasons. On March 18,1980, Krzyzewski was named the coach at Duke University after five seasons at Army. Overall, he has taken his program to play in 31 of his 34 years at Duke and is the most winning active coach in mens NCAA Tournament play with an 86–25 record for a.767 winning percentage. His Duke teams have won 13 ACC Championships, been to 12 Final Fours, on February 13,2010, Krzyzewski coached in his 1, 000th game as the Duke head coach. On November 15,2011, Krzyzewski got his 903rd win passing Knights record for most Division I wins, in an interview of both men on ESPN the previous night, Krzyzewski discussed the leadership skills he learned from Knight and the United States Military Academy
United States Military Academy
It sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River,50 miles north of New York City. It is one of the four U. S. military service academies, the entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites and monuments. The majority of the campuss Norman-style buildings are constructed from gray, the campus is a popular tourist destination complete with a large visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army. Candidates for admission must both apply directly to the academy and receive a nomination, usually from a member of Congress or Delegate/Resident Commissioner in the case of Washington, puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. Other nomination sources include the President and Vice President of the United States, students are officers-in-training and are referred to as cadets or collectively as the United States Corps of Cadets. Tuition for cadets is fully funded by the Army in exchange for an active duty service obligation upon graduation, approximately 1,300 cadets enter the Academy each July, with about 1,000 cadets graduating.
Cadets are required to adhere to the Cadet Honor Code, which states that a cadet will not lie, steal, the academy bases a cadets leadership experience as a development of all three pillars of performance, academics and military. Most graduates are commissioned as lieutenants in the Army. Foreign cadets are commissioned into the armies of their home countries, since 1959, cadets have been eligible to cross-commission, or request a commission in one of the other armed services, provided that they meet that services eligibility standards. Every year, a small number of cadets do this. The academys traditions have influenced other institutions because of its age and it was the first American college to have an accredited civil-engineering program and the first to have class rings, and its technical curriculum was a model for engineering schools. West Points student body has a rank structure and lexicon. All cadets reside on campus and dine together en masse on weekdays for breakfast, the academy fields fifteen mens and nine womens National Collegiate Athletic Association sports teams.
Cadets compete in one sport every fall and spring season at the intramural and its football team was a national power in the early and mid-20th century, winning three national championships. The Continental Army first occupied West Point, New York, on 27 January 1778, between 1778 and 1780, the Polish engineer and military hero Tadeusz Kościuszko oversaw the construction of the garrison defenses. While the fortifications at West Point were known as Fort Arnold during the war, as commander, Benedict Arnold committed his act of treason, after Arnold betrayed the patriot cause, the Army changed the name of the fortifications at West Point, New York, to Fort Clinton. With the peace after the American Revolutionary War, various ordnance, Cadets underwent training in artillery and engineering studies at the garrison since 1794. In 1801, shortly after his inauguration as president, Thomas Jefferson directed that plans be set in motion to establish at West Point the United States Military Academy and he selected Jonathan Williams to serve as its first superintendent
The five basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams are the point guard, the shooting guard, the small forward, the power forward, and the center. While these position names are used, most modern teams use a point guard. The rules of basketball do not mandate them, and they are not used. Typically, the point guard is the leader of the team when on the court and this position requires substantial ball handling skills and the ability to facilitate the team during a play. The shooting guard, as the name implies, is often the best shooter and they are probably capable of shooting accurately from longer distances. Generally, they have good ball-handling skills, the small forward often has an aggressive approach to the basket when handling the ball. The center is typically the larger of the two, during the 1980s, as team strategy evolved, more specialized roles developed, resulting in the five position designations utilized today. Team strategy and available personnel, still dictates the positions used by a particular team, for example, the Dribble drive motion offense and the Princeton offense utilize four interchangeable guards and one center.
The point guard, known as the one, is typically the teams best ball handler and passer, they often lead their team in assists and steals. They are often quick and are able to hit shots either outside the three-point line or in the paint, point guards are looked upon as the floor general or the coach on the floor. They should study the game and game film to be able to recognize the weaknesses of the defense, good point guards increase team efficiency and generally have a high number of assists. They are often referred to as dribblers or play-makers, in the NBA, point guards are usually the shortest players on the team and are mostly 6 feet 5 inches or shorter. The shooting guard is known as the two or the off guard. Along with the forward, a shooting guard is often referred to as a wing because of its use in common positioning tactics. As the name suggests, most shooting guards are good shooters from three-point range, besides being able to shoot the ball, shooting guards tend to have good ball handling skills and the ability to drive the ball to the basket, often creating their own shots off the dribble. A versatile shooting guard will have good passing skills, allowing them to point guard responsibilities known as combo guards.
In the NBA, shooting guards usually range from 6 feet 4 inches to 6 feet 7 inches, the small forward is considered to be perhaps the most versatile of the main five basketball positions. Versatility is key for small forwards because of the nature of their role and this is why the small forward and shooting guard positions are often interchangeable and referred to as wings
Fordham Rams men's basketball
The Fordham Rams mens basketball team represents Fordham University, located in Bronx, New York, in NCAA Division I basketball competition. They currently compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference, the Rams play their home games at the Rose Hill Gymnasium. On February 28,1940, Fordham University played in the nations first televised basketball game. The Rams have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments, the Rams have appeared in 16 National Invitation Tournaments. The Rams have appeared in one CollegeInsider. com Postseason Tournament, johnny Bach Ken Charles Fred Christ Ed Conlin Bob Fitzgerald Dick Fitzgerald Dan OSullivan Smush Parker Charlie Yelverton Jermaine Anderson Bryant Dunston Tom Sullivan Official website
Digger Phelps is an American former college basketball coach, most notably of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish mens basketball team from 1971 to 1991. For 20 years, from 1993 to 2014, he served as an analyst on ESPN and he got the nickname Digger from his father, who was a mortician in Beacon, New York. Phelps began his career in 1963 as a graduate assistant at Rider College. After a move to St. Gabriels High School in Hazleton and his first head coaching job came in the 1970–1971 season at Fordham University, where he coached Charlie Yelverton and P. J. Carlisimo. After leading the Rams to a 26-3 record, a Number 9 national ranking, during his 20 seasons at Notre Dame, his teams went 393–197, with 14 seasons of 20 wins or more. In 1978, Notre Dame made its only Final Four to date and his most-remembered game was on January 19,1974, when the Fighting Irish scored the last 12 points of the game to defeat top-ranked UCLA, 71–70, ending the Bruins record 88-game winning streak. He shares the NCAA record for most upsets over a #1 team at seven, Phelps got his first broadcasting experience when he served as commentator for ABC Sports basketball coverage at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
In 1992, he began his career as he announced color commentary for that years NCAA tournament for CBS. He joined ESPN the next season and worked for them until 2014 as a college basketball studio, Phelps announced during the 4/7/14 broadcast of College GameDay that he is leaving ESPN. I spent 20 years at Notre Dame as a coach and now 20 years here at ESPN doing a job with all you people. And now its time for me to forward, and this will be my last time on TV. Phelps added, Its been a great run, twenty years is always my target for everything, and its time to move forward. Phelps is a fan of opera. The well-rounded former coach made a appearance in the Notre Dame student opera performance of Offenbachs Orpheus in the Underworld. Phelps played the part of Bacchus, the God of Wine, Phelps released his memoirs in 2007, titled Undertakers Son, Life Lessons from a Coach. Phelps co-wrote the book with Jack Colwell, and the book details Phelps upbringing, professional success, life principles, Phelps resides in South Bend and has three adult children.
His eldest, Karen, is married to baseball pitcher Jamie Moyer and he is a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Rider College. Phelps was instrumental in the restoration of various programs at John McDonogh High School in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina, in April 2013, Phelps was diagnosed with bladder cancer
International Standard Book Number
The International Standard Book Number is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation of a book, for example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, the method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit Standard Book Numbering created in 1966, the 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO2108. Occasionally, a book may appear without a printed ISBN if it is printed privately or the author does not follow the usual ISBN procedure, this can be rectified later. Another identifier, the International Standard Serial Number, identifies periodical publications such as magazines, the ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 in the United Kingdom by David Whitaker and in 1968 in the US by Emery Koltay.
The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO2108, the United Kingdom continued to use the 9-digit SBN code until 1974. The ISO on-line facility only refers back to 1978, an SBN may be converted to an ISBN by prefixing the digit 0. For example, the edition of Mr. J. G. Reeder Returns, published by Hodder in 1965, has SBN340013818 -340 indicating the publisher,01381 their serial number. This can be converted to ISBN 0-340-01381-8, the check digit does not need to be re-calculated, since 1 January 2007, ISBNs have contained 13 digits, a format that is compatible with Bookland European Article Number EAN-13s. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation of a book, for example, an ebook, a paperback, and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, a 13-digit ISBN can be separated into its parts, and when this is done it is customary to separate the parts with hyphens or spaces.
Separating the parts of a 10-digit ISBN is done with either hyphens or spaces, figuring out how to correctly separate a given ISBN number is complicated, because most of the parts do not use a fixed number of digits. ISBN issuance is country-specific, in that ISBNs are issued by the ISBN registration agency that is responsible for country or territory regardless of the publication language. Some ISBN registration agencies are based in national libraries or within ministries of culture, in other cases, the ISBN registration service is provided by organisations such as bibliographic data providers that are not government funded. In Canada, ISBNs are issued at no cost with the purpose of encouraging Canadian culture. In the United Kingdom, United States, and some countries, where the service is provided by non-government-funded organisations. Australia, ISBNs are issued by the library services agency Thorpe-Bowker
Stuart K. Holcomb was an American football and basketball coach best known for serving as head football coach for Miami University and Purdue University. Before coaching, Holcomb was a halfback at Ohio State University. Prior to arriving at Miami, Holcomb was the football coach at three smaller schools, the University of Findlay, Muskingum College, and Washington & Jefferson College. He served as the basketball coach at University of Findlay for four seasons, 1932–33 thru 1935–36. After retiring from coaching, Holcomb was the director at Northwestern University. Holcomb was named Miami Universitys head football coach for the 1942 season succeeding Frank Wilton and his first team went 3–6 which equaled the number of wins of the three previous years for the Redskins. The next year Holcomb and the Redskins posted a record of 7–2–1. This team was dominated by defense, only allowing their opponents to score in double digits twice, A 34–12 win over Bradley University, in his two years as Miami’s head coach he compiled an overall record of 10–9–1.
He left Miami to become an assistant coach for Earl Blaik at the United States Military Academy and he was replaced as Redskins coach by future Pro and College Football Hall of Fame coach Sid Gillman who was one of Holcombs top assistant coaches. While an assistant football coach for the United States Military Academy and he led the cadets to two straight winning seasons of 9–6 and 9–7. During Holcomb’s tenure as Boilermakers head coach he compiled a record of 35–42–4 and his best year was 1952 when he led the Boilermakers to a Big Ten Conference co-championship and a #18 ranking in the final poll. Despite having only a 4–3–2 overall record, Holcombs team played well in conference with a 4–1–1 record. Holcomb’s Purdue teams are, best remembered for ending Notre Dames 39-game unbeaten streak when his Boilermakers defeated the Irish, 28–14, Holcomb was known for developing solid quarterbacks including Bob DeMoss, Dale Samuels and Len Dawson. These players helped grow a strong tradition at Purdue of great quarterback play, after the Mustangs folded following the 1968 season, Holcomb was reassigned to the Chicago White Sox, another of the Allyn brothers business entities, as its public relations director.
He was promoted to replace Ed Short as general manager in September 1970 and he began overhauling the ballclub by firing manager Don Gutteridge and replacing him with Chuck Tanner. Holcombs three sons played football, Chip at Northwestern University, Doug at Purdue University, and Bryan at Arizona State University. Stu Holcomb at the College Football Data Warehouse Stu Holcomb at College Basketball at Sports-Reference. com
Jacob L. Devers
Jacob Loucks Devers was a general in the United States Army who commanded the 6th Army Group in the European Theater during World War II. He was involved in the development and adoption of weapons, including the M4 Sherman and M26 Pershing tanks, the DUKW amphibious truck, the Bell H-13 Sioux helicopter. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, Devers was commissioned in the artillery in 1909. Between the two wars he was a staunch advocate of mechanization at a time when the idea of phasing out horses met strong resistance from conservative gunners. When World War II broke out in Europe, Devers was stationed in Panama and he was promoted to major general in October 1940 and took command of the newly formed 9th Infantry Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, a base whose construction he oversaw. Appointed Chief of the Armored Force in August 1941, he supervised its expansion from four armored divisions to sixteen. He was a proponent of the emerging tactical doctrine of combined arms.
He pressed American industry to more powerful engines, often against the views of his superiors, pushed the development of the M4 Sherman. Not satisfied with the Sherman, he called for still more heavily armed and armored tanks and he wanted 250 of the new M26 Pershing tanks for Operation Overlord, but was overruled. In May 1943, Devers became European Theater of Operations, United States Army commander and his principal tasks were overseeing preparation of detailed plans and the buildup of men and materiel for Overlord, and supporting the Combined Bomber Offensive. He clashed with General Dwight D. Eisenhower over the diversion of ETOUSA resources to Eisenhowers North African Theater of Operations, Devers was involved in the organization and leadership of Operation Dragoon, the invasion of southern France in August 1944. After the war he commanded the Army Ground Forces, Jacob Loucks Devers was born on 8 September 1887, in York, Pennsylvania, a small industrial town in the southeastern corner of the state.
His parents were Philip Devers, a watchmaker and partner in a store, and Ella Kate Loucks Devers. He was the first of the four children. He had two brothers and Phillip, and a younger sister, known as Kitts. The Devers, of Irish and German-Alsatian ancestry, were strict, the family belonged to the Evangelical Lutheran Church, which did not believe in smoking or drinking. While providing a comfortable life for their children, the couple taught them to value dependability, integrity. Growing up in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, young Jamie Devers enjoyed the outdoors and he played all the usual boyhood sports and made friends easily with his engaging smile and cheerful personality
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Kansas City, Missouri, is a hall of fame and museum dedicated to mens college basketball. The museum is a portion of the College Basketball Experience created by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The hall is meant as a complement to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, on November 17,2006 the NABC honored around 180 players and other notable contributors to college basketball by inducting them into the founding class of the Hall of Fame. Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Dean Smith, John Wooden, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts has indicated it will help with the exhibits. The other interactive portions of the College Basketball Experience are called The Entry Experience, The Fan Experience, the NABC recently renamed the Guardians Classic college tournament the CBE Classic to help promote it