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
Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
The Duke Blue Devils mens basketball team is the college basketball program representing Duke University. The team is fourth all-time in wins of any NCAA mens basketball program, Duke has won 5 NCAA Championships and appeared in 11 Championship Games and 16 Final Fours, and has an NCAA-best.755 NCAA tournament winning percentage. Eleven Duke players have named the National Player of the Year. Additionally, Duke has 36 players named All-Americans and 14 Academic All-Americans, Duke has been the Atlantic Coast Conference Champions a record 20 times, and lays claim to 19 ACC regular season titles. Prior to joining the ACC, Duke won the Southern Conference championships five times. Duke has finished the season ranked No.1 in the AP poll seven times and is second, behind only UCLA, in total weeks ranked as the number one team in the nation by the AP with 121 weeks. Additionally, the Blue Devils have the second longest streak in the AP Top 25 in history with 200 consecutive appearances from 1996 to 2007, since that designation, Duke has won two additional national titles in 2010 and 2015.
The January 30 issue of The Trinity Chronicle headlined the new sport on its front page, trinitys first game ended in a loss to Wake Forest, 24–10. The game was played in the Angier B, Duke Gymnasium, known as The Ark. The Trinity team won its first title in 1920, the championship, by beating the North Carolina State College of Agriculture. Earlier in the season they had beaten the University of North Carolina 19–18 in the first match-up between the two schools, Trinity college became Duke University. Billy Werber, Class of 1930, became Dukes first All-American in basketball, the Gothic-style West Campus opened that year, with a new gym, to be named for Coach Card. The Indoor Stadium opened in 1940, initially it was referred to as an Addition to the gymnasium. Part of its cost was paid for with the proceeds from the Duke football teams appearance in the 1938 Rose Bowl, in 1972 it would be named for Eddie Cameron, head coach from 1929 to 1942. In 1952, Dick Groat became the first Duke player to be named National Player of the Year, Duke left the Southern Conference to become a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953.
The Duke team under Vic Bubas made its first appearance in the Final Four in 1963, the next year, Bubas team reached the national title game, losing to the Bruins of UCLA, who claimed 10 titles in the next 12 years. Bob Verga was Dukes star player in 1967, the basketball program won its 1000th game in 1974, making Duke only the eighth school in NCAA history to reach that figure. Gene Banks, Mike Gminski and Jim Spanarkel ran the floor, Mike Krzyzewski has been at Duke since 1980
James A. Baldwin
James Jim Baldwin was an American football player, track athlete, coach of football and baseball, and college athletics administrator. Baldwin was the basketball coach at the same five schools. In addition he served as the baseball coach at Rhode Island State and at Lehigh. From 1916 to 1920, Baldwin was the director at Rhode Island while he coached three sports. Baldwin died on August 2,1964 at a home in Hyannis. Maine Football Coach Has 13 Months Experience as Director in France in his Training, The Lewiston Daily Sun James A. Baldwin at the College Football Data Warehouse
Dixie Classic (basketball tournament)
The Dixie Classic was an annual college basketball tournament played from 1949 to 1960 in Reynolds Coliseum. North Carolina State head coach Everett Case originated the idea of the Classic and his assistant, Carl Butter Anderson provided the name. The tournament was played over a period every December, just after Christmas. The Classic consisted of three rounds, in the first round the four North Carolina schools would each play a visiting team. The winners of the first round game would advance in the winners bracket, each day would have four games played until the third and final day when a champion would be crowned. No team from outside North Carolina ever won the Classic, the tournament came to an end after a point-shaving scandal in 1961 involving players from both North Carolina State and North Carolina. In 2011 The Classic, How Everett Case and His Tournament Brought Big-Time Basketball to the South by Bethany Bradsher was published telling the story of the Dixie Classic, all games played at Reynolds Coliseum, North Carolina.
Retrospective on Dixe Classic by News and Observer The Classic, How Everett Case and His Tournament Brought Big-Time Basketball to the South by Bethany Bradsher
Card Gymnasium is a multi-purpose arena in Durham, North Carolina. It was home to the Duke University Blue Devils basketball team from its opening in 1930 until Cameron Indoor Stadium opened in 1940, during its years as home to the men’s basketball team, it had a capacity of approximately 4,000. It was originally named “Duke Gymnasium” before being named after former Blue Devils head basketball coach, Wilbur Wade Card and it currently serves as the home to Duke Wrestling and Fencing. The two previous venues used by the team still stand, a short walk from each other on the East Campus. Immediately prior to the opening of Card Gymnasium, the games were held in Alumni Memorial Gymnasium and that building stands west of the traffic circle, the Lilly Library and the tennis courts. It is now part of the Brodie Recreation Center, the earliest games were played at a Angier B. Duke Gymnasium, otherwise known as The Ark and it contained a smaller court than what is now standard. The building dates to 1898, and intercollegiate basketball was first played there in about 1906, after the team left at the end of 1923, the building was remodeled for various purposes through the years, eventually becoming a dance studio.
It stands just east of the circle and the East Campus Wellness Center. On May 7,2013 it was honored to host the second round of the battle of the fierce basketball rivalry between Dukes and UNCs Economics departments. The first round was at UNCs Woollen Gymnasium where UNC scraped out a victory, the second round was all Duke, where after losing the first game, the Blue Devils pulled away and won the championship,3 games to 1
The Cameron Crazies are the student section supporting the Duke Blue Devils mens basketball team. The section can hold approximately 1,200 occupants, the Crazies are famous for painting their bodies blue and white or wearing outrageous outfits. They start their cheering as soon as warm-ups begin, throughout the game, the Crazies jump up and down when the opposing team has possession of the ball and yell cheers in unison at focal points of the game. The Cameron Crazies were named after Cameron Indoor Stadium, where the basketball games are held. The name became known as Mike Krzyzewskis program became one of the best in the country. In an article about the Crazies published in 2007, Al Featherston stated, Dukes crowd may or may not be the best student section… but it is the standard by which all others are measured. Over the years, some have noted that the Crazies have calmed down due to restrictions, Krzyzewskiville is a makeshift city in which the Cameron Crazies camp out before games in order to get seats.
It was believed to be created in 1986 when around 15 drunk students rented a tent Thursday night, students followed the trend and eventually Krzyzewskiville became almost like an official town with its own metal placard. Before big games, like those against rival the University of North Carolina, since the 1980s, the Cameron Crazies have sent home humiliated opponents. Once during a game, a network had to turn off the sound because the Crazies were chanting about one of the sponsors. Once, while losing to NC State, the Duke crowd started chanting, Thats alright and you will work for us one day. Cameron Crazies popularized many now-famous cheers and taunts, the most widely known of which is the air ball cheer, another famous instance of the Crazies antics occurred in a Duke/UNC matchup on February 9,2005. It was Roy Williams first visit to Cameron Indoor as UNC head coach after leaving his head coaching position at the University of Kansas. The Cameron Crazies used this knowledge and greeted the visiting Tar Heels in creative fashion, some Duke fans dressed up as characters from The Wizard of Oz and prepared a yellow brick road for the Tar Heels to communicate that Williams was not in Kansas anymore.
One of their most famous chants occurs whenever a player fouls out. As the player back to his bench, the Crazies mockingly wave at him. When he sits down, they yell, See ya, several players have been known to keep standing for long periods—as long as the remainder of the game—to keep from hearing See ya. In the past, the cheers and chanting have offended some coaches and fans, including Coach Krzyzewski, television networks took notice at one point, in 1979, NBC insisted on a time-delay so that the crowd could be censored if necessary
Wilbur Wade Card
Wilbur Wade Cap Card was an American baseball player and athletic director at Duke University. Card was born in Franklinton, North Carolina on October 29,1873 to Sabert Henry Card and Cecilia Bennett Fuller. He attended Trinity College in Durham in 1895, becoming one of the schools best athletes as an outfielder and batter, breaking a number of baseball records, Card was team captain in 1899. He graduated from college the following year, in 1900, Card entered the School of Physical Education at Harvard University and trained and worked at the Sargent Normal School every summer through 1913. After graduating from Harvard in 1901, Card worked as director at the YMCA in Mobile, in 1902, he was invited by President John Carlisle Kilgo to return to Trinity College and become director of the new physical education program there. Card served as director at Trinity College through the rest of his life. He was a coach, including baseball and basketball. Card was first to introduce basketball in North Carolina after being asked by coach Richard Crozier of Wake Forest College in 1905 about playing a game.
After recruiting a team and setting the gym up for basketball, he coached Trinity College during its inaugural game played in Durham verus Wake Forest in 1906. From doing this, he was known as the Father of Intercollegiate Basketball in North Carolina. Card would finish in 1912 with a 30-17 lifetime record as Duke Universitys first mens basketball coach, on September 3,1948, Card died from a heart attack at age 74. He is buried at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham, in his honor, the gymnasium at Duke University was renamed Card Gymnasium in March 1958. The gym, which opened in 1930, is located adjacent to the famous Cameron Indoor Stadium