Hilton Coliseum is a 14, 384-seat multi-purpose arena located in Ames, Iowa. It is home to the Iowa State University Cyclones mens and womens teams, gymnastics. The building was constructed in 1971 as part of the Iowa State Center, the coliseum was named after former ISU president Dr. James H. Hilton, who pushed for the construction of the facility. The Iowa State Center includes Jack Trice Stadium, C. Y, stephens Auditorium, Fisher Theater and Scheman Continuing Education Building. Hilton Coliseum and Jack Trice Stadium replaced the Iowa State Armory and Clyde Williams Stadium, the first band to ever perform at the Hilton Coliseum was Meloncolony, a band composed of Midwest natives, Chuck Vail, Wayne Groff, Matt Peterson, Clint Dudley, and Bob Curtis. The band performed at an event organized by the YMCA to both entertain and encourage 2,300 locals to register to vote, of the 2,300,200 people registered that night. Phish played the arena in both 1996 and 1999, the arena hosted the 1972 NCAA basketball tournament Midwest Regionals, as well as the 1982,1988 and 1993 NCAA wrestling championships.
The arena is the site of the annual Iowa All State Music Festival and it has hosted commencements, concerts and other assemblies. A record basketball crowd of 15,000 saw the Cyclones post a 97-94 win over Iowa in 1971, until Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa was built, Hilton Coliseum was Central Iowas premier entertainment venue. Hilton Magic, the power of the Coliseum faithful to produce unexpected victories, was first recognized by Des Moines Register sportswriter Buck Turnbull. On a Feb.14,1989, showdown with No.3 Missouri, the Cyclones conjured up the spirit of the Hilton crowd to produce a stunning 82-75 victory. The following day’s headline read “Hilton Magic Spells ‘Upset’ One More Time. ”In the article, Turnbull called for more “Hilton Magic” in the Cyclones’ upcoming bout with Oklahoma State, which had pummeled ISU, 102-74, just three weeks earlier. On cue, “Hilton Magic” displayed its powers, as the Cyclones defeated the Cowboys, 90-81, Hilton Coliseum was specifically built to hold in sound with a solid concrete structure, steel doors, and a crowd that sits just a few feet from the court.
With a fan base that frequently ranks among the nations largest crowds, players from opposing teams, after more than two decades, the term “Hilton Magic” still applies today. This reality was never more apparent than ISU’s school-record 39-game homecourt winning streak ended during the 2001-02 season. The streak, which spanned four different basketball seasons, was the second-longest in the nation at the time, in 2003-04, Iowa State went 17-1 in Hilton, recording the second-best single-season home win total in school history. In 2011-12, Iowa State went 16-2 with second year head coach and Iowa State alum, on March 2,2015, the Cyclones made one of its most miraculous comebacks in school history. Trailing by 21 points early in the half, No.17 Iowa State rallied to beat No.15 Oklahoma, 77-70
NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament
The tournament was created in 1939 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and was the idea of Ohio State University coach Harold Olsen. Played mostly during March, it has one of the most famous annual sporting events in the United States. The tournament teams include champions from 32 Division I conferences, and 36 teams which are awarded at-large berths, the 68 teams are divided into four regions and organized into a single-elimination bracket, which pre-determines, when a team wins a game, which team it will face next. Each team is seeded, or ranked, within its region from 1 to 32, after an initial four games between eight lower-ranked teams, the tournament occurs during the course of three weekends, at pre-selected neutral sites across the United States. The Final Four is usually played during the first weekend of April and these four teams, one from each region, compete in a pre-selected location for the national championship. The tournament has been at least partially televised since 1969, the games are broadcast by CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV under the trade-name NCAA March Madness.
Since 2011, all games are available for viewing nationwide and internationally, such as in the Philippines, as television coverage has grown, so too has the tournaments popularity. Currently, millions of Americans fill out a bracket, attempting to predict the outcome of all 67 games of the tournament. With 11 national titles, UCLA has the record for the most NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championships, the University of Kentucky is second, with eight national titles. The University of North Carolina is in place, with six titles, while Duke University. The University of Connecticut is sixth with four national titles, the University of Kansas and University of Louisville are tied with three championships. During that time Villanova, Michigan, UNLV, Arkansas, Connecticut, Syracuse, the NCAA has changed the tournament format several times since its inception, most often representing an increase of the number of teams. This section describes the tournament as it has operated since 2011, for changes during the course of its history, and to see how the tournament operated during past years, go to Format history, below.
A total of 68 teams qualify for the tournament played during March, thirty-two teams earn automatic bids as their respective conference champions. Of the 32 Division I all-sports conferences, all 32 currently hold championship tournaments to determine which team receives the automatic qualification. The Ivy League was the last Division I conference that did not conduct a tournament, through the 2015–16 season, if two or more Ivies shared a regular-season championship, a one-game playoff was used to decide the tournament participant. Since 2017, the league conducts their own postseason tournament, the committee determines where all sixty-eight teams are seeded and placed in the bracket. The tournament is divided into four regions and each region has at least sixteen teams, the committee is charged with making each of the four regions as close as possible in overall quality of teams from wherever they come from
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
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
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public research and land-grant university in Amherst, United States, and the flagship of the University of Massachusetts system. The university offers degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in 111 undergraduate,75 masters and 47 doctoral programs in nine schools. The main campus is situated north of downtown Amherst, in a 2009 article for MSN. com, Amherst was ranked first in Best College Towns in the United States. In 2012, U. S. News and World Report ranked Amherst among the Top 10 Great College Towns in America and it is a member of the Five College Consortium. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is categorized as a Research University with Highest research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, in fiscal year 2014, UMass Amherst had research expenditures exceeding $200 million. UMass Amherst sports teams are called the Minutemen and Minutewomen, the colors being maroon and white, all teams participate in NCAA Division I.
The university is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, while playing ice hockey in Hockey East, the university was initially named the Massachusetts Agricultural College, popularly referred to as Mass Aggie or M. A. C. In 1867, the college had yet to admit any students, had been through two Presidents, and still had not completed any college buildings, in that year, William S. Clark was appointed President of the college and Professor of Botany. He quickly appointed a faculty, completed the plan. Clark became the first functioning President and arguably the founding father of the college. The original buildings consisted of Old South College, North College, the Chemistry Laboratory, known as College Hall, the Boarding House, the Botanic Museum, although enrollment was slow during the 1870s, the fledgling college built momentum under the leadership of President Henry Hill Goodell. In the 1880s, Goodell implemented a plan, adding the College Drill Hall in 1883, the Old Chapel Library in 1885.
The Campus Pond, now the focus of the University Campus, was created in 1893 by damming a small brook. The early 20th century saw expansion in terms of enrollment. The first female student was admitted in 1875 on a part-time basis, in 1903, Draper Hall was constructed for the dual purpose of a dining hall and female housing. The first female students graduated with the class of 1905, the first dedicated female dormitory, the Abigail Adams House was built in 1920. By the start of the 20th century, the college was thriving, the Education curriculum was established in 1907. In recognition of the enrollment and broader curriculum, the college was renamed Massachusetts State College in 1931
The Waterloo Hawks were a National Basketball League and National Basketball Association team based in Waterloo, Iowa. The Hawks remain the only sports franchise based in Iowa from any of the current Big Four Leagues. The Waterloo Hawks were founded in 1948, playing in the National Basketball League, in the 1949–1950 season, their first and last in the NBA, they finished 19–43, fifth out of six in the Western Division. In 1950–51, the Hawks moved to the National Professional Basketball League, the original owner was P. L. Pinkie George
Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
The Michigan Wolverines mens basketball team is the intercollegiate mens basketball program representing the University of Michigan. The school competes in the Big Ten Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Wolverines play home basketball games at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan on the university campus. Michigan has won an NCAA Championship as well as two National Invitation Tournaments,14 Big Ten Conference championships and two Big Ten Tournament titles, in addition, it has won an NIT title and a Big Ten Tournament that were vacated due to NCAA sanctions. The team is coached by John Beilein. Michigan has had 31 All-Americans, selected 44 times, twelve All-Americans have been at least two-time honorees. Russell was the only three-time All-American, Michigan basketball players have been successful in professional basketball. Five players have gone on to become NBA champions for a total of nine times, rudy Tomjanovich coached both the 1994 and 1995 NBA Finals Champions.
Not only has Glen Rice won both an NBA and NCAA championship, he is one of only nine basketball players to have won a state high school championship, NCAA title. Due to NCAA sanctions, records from the 1992 Final Four, the 1992–93 season, throughout this article asterisks denote awards and honors that have been vacated. As a result of public and alumni demand for a team, Michigan fielded a team of members of the then-current student body. However, after three years of demanding a program, the student body did not attend the games. Basketball returned in 1917 in what was considered the season of varsity basketball. The team was coached by Elmer Mitchell who instituted the intramural program at Michigan. The following year Mitchell led the team to a 16–8 record, E. J. Mather coached the team to three Big Ten titles in his nine seasons as coach. After inheriting Mitchells team, which he led to a 10–13 overall record during the 1919–20 season and this 1921 team won its first eight and last eight games to tie the Wisconsin Badgers and Purdue Boilermakers for the Big Ten title.
The team won championships in 1925–26 and 1926–27. The 1926 squad, which was captained by Richard Doyle who became the teams first All-American, tied with Purdue, the 1927 team had a new All-American, Bennie Oosterbaan, and won the schools first back-to-back championships and first outright championship with a 14–3 overall record. Mather died after a battle with cancer in August 1928
Dubuque Senior High School
Dubuque Senior High School is a four-year public high school located in Dubuque, Iowa. It is one of three schools in the Dubuque Community School District, and enrolls 1,447 students in grades 9-12. Senior was founded in 1858, and is the oldest secondary school in Dubuque, the schools mascot is the Ram, it competes at the state level in class 4A and is a member of the Mississippi Valley Athletic Conference. Dubuque High School, the first high school in Dubuque, was opened in 1858 on the floor of a building on the southwest corner of Central Avenue. The school enrolled 110 students and had a staff of two teachers and one principal, the institution was moved to a building at 17th and Iowa Streets in 1859 and closed until 1866. Reasons given for the closure included the start of the Civil War, economic depression, in 1866 the high school was reopened. The districts administrative office was moved to the school in 1872. A complete high school course in the years was three years in length. The first graduating class in 1870 had only two students, Sarah M.
Belden and Mary O. Dorgan, only 25 students graduated from the program between 1870 and 1876. The original teaching staff included the principal and up to three teachers, by 1877 most courses were extended to four years. A four-year Latin program and classical programs, and a business course were offered. From 1877 to 1885 the number of graduates soared to 219, in 1895, the two-year business program was discontinued and the high school became strictly a four-year program. Central High School, as it was called then, was dedicated in 1895, Central High School was constructed of coarse-cut Wisconsin red sandstone with massive arches and a soaring clock tower. The interior of the building featured maple and oak woodwork, the land, purchased from the Sisters of Charity, B. V. M. Dubuque Senior High School was built at a cost of $766,179 and was dedicated on February 9,1923. Enrollment the first year reached 733 students, much of the stone used to build the current building was quarried from the site.
A technical building and a gymnasium were dedicated on November 12,1954, in 1964 Dalzell Field was dedicated to Coach Wilbur Dalzell, who in 1968 joined the Iowa Coaches Hall of Fame. Additional classrooms and a library were added in 1965-1966 due to increasing enrollment and this three-story addition to the existing building created the enclosed courtyard
Illinois High School Association
It is a charter member of the National Federation of State High School Associations. The IHSA regulates 14 sports for boys,15 sports for girls, more than 760 public and private high schools in the state of Illinois are members of the IHSA. The Associations offices are in Bloomington, Illinois, in its over 100 years of existence, the IHSA has been at the center of many controversies. Some of these controversies have had national resonance, or paralleled the struggles seen in states across the country. Other controversies are more of a local focus, the IHSA is governed according to the rules of its constitution. This constitution covers the broadest policies of the Association, such as membership, governance and their duties, the IHSA is led by an eleven-member Board of Directors. All eleven members are high school principals from member schools, seven of the ten are elected to three-year terms from seven geographic regions within the state of Illinois. Three other board members are elected at-large, a treasurer, who does not vote, is appointed by the Board.
The Board of Directors determines IHSA policies and employs an executive director, the commission reviews amendment proposals to the IHSA Constitution and By-laws, and determines which are passed on to a vote of the member schools. Each school receives one vote on any amendments, with voting taking place annually in December, changes are passed by simple majority of member schools. The day-to-day running of the Association is charged to a staff of nine, one of whom acts in the position of Executive Director. This group is responsible for setting up and running the individual state playoff series in each sport. They supervise annual meetings with advisory committees from each sport and they coordinate committees on issues from sportsmanship and sports medicine to media relations and corporate sponsorship. Subordinate to the Constitution and By-Laws are a number of policies and these policies are generally of greater interest to the public, as they more specifically deal with issues that affect the day-to-day operation of sports and activities.
Examples of policies include individual athlete eligibility, rules governing the addition of new sports and activities, the classification of schools, the key policy that has been a cornerstone to the IHSA is its policy on grouping and seeding tournaments,1. The State Series is designed to determine a State Champion, the State Series is not intended to necessarily advance the best teams in the state to the State Final. The IHSA is built upon the concept of representation in its state playoff series. The IHSA was founded on December 27,1900, at a session of the Illinois Principals Association
St. Louis Bombers
The St. Louis Bombers were a National Basketball Association team based in St. Louis, founded in 1946. The team ceased operations in 1950, the St. Louis Bombers were originally part of the Basketball Association of America in 1946. The BAA merged with the National Basketball League in 1949 to become the National Basketball Association, in 1950, the Bombers, along with five other teams, dropped out of the league altogether. Philadelphia and St. Louis won the Eastern and Western Divisions, four runners-up played best-of-three matches to determine the other finalist. Baltimore, tied for second in the West, one game behind St. Louis, won that runners-up bracket, St. Louis had achieved the leagues best record at 29–19. The 1949 BAA Playoffs matched Eastern teams exclusively, and Western teams exclusively, so that the league semifinals generated Eastern and Western champions as well as championship finalists