University of Utah
The University of Utah is a public coeducational space-grant research university in Salt Lake City, United States. As the states flagship university, the university more than 100 undergraduate majors. The university is classified in the highest ranking, R-1, Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the Carnegie Classification considers the university as selective, which is its second most selective admissions category. Quinney College of Law and the School of Medicine, Utahs only medical school, as of Fall 2015, there are 23,909 undergraduate students and 7,764 graduate students, for an enrollment total of 31,673. The university was established in 1850 as the University of Deseret by the General Assembly of the provisional State of Deseret and it received its current name in 1892, four years before Utah attained statehood, and moved to its current location in 1900. The university ranks among the top 50 U. S. universities by total research expenditures with over $486 million spent in 2014, in addition, the universitys Honors College has been reviewed among 50 leading national Honors Colleges in the U. S.
The university has ranked the 12th most ideologically diverse university in the country. The universitys athletic teams, the Utes, participate in NCAA Division I athletics as a member of the Pac-12 Conference and its football team has received national attention for winning the 2005 Fiesta Bowl and the 2009 Sugar Bowl. A Board of Regents was organized by Brigham Young to establish a university in the Salt Lake Valley, early classes were held in private homes or wherever space could be found. The university closed in 1853 due to lack of funds and lack of feeder schools, the university moved out of the council house into the Union Academy building in 1876 and into Union Square in 1884. Additional Fort Douglas land has granted to the university over the years. Upon his death in 1900, Dr. John R. Park bequeathed his fortune to the university. One third of the faculty resigned in protest of these dismissals, the controversy was largely resolved when Kingsbury resigned in 1916, but university operations were again interrupted by World War I, and The Great Depression and World War II.
Student enrollment dropped to a low of 3,418 during the last year of World War II, ray Olpin made substantial additions to campus following the war, and enrollment reached 12,000 by the time he retired in 1964. Growth continued in the decades as the university developed into a research center for fields such as computer science. During the 2002 Winter Olympics, the university hosted the Olympic Village, the University of Utah Asia Campus opened as an international branch campus in the Incheon Global Campus in Songdo, South Korea in 2014. Three other European and American universities are participating, the Asia Campus was funded by the South Korean government. Campus takes up 1,534 acres, including the Health Sciences complex, Research Park and it is located on the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley, close to the Wasatch Range and approximately 2 miles east of downtown Salt Lake City
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Winston-Salem is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. With a 2015 estimated population of 241,218, it is the second largest municipality in the Piedmont Triad region and the fifth largest city in the state. Winston-Salem is home to the tallest office building in the region,100 North Main Street, formerly the Wachovia Building, Winston-Salem is called the Twin City for its dual heritage and City of the Arts and Innovation for its dedication to fine arts and theater and technological research. Camel City is a reference to the citys involvement in the tobacco industry related to locally based R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Companys Camel cigarettes. Winston-Salem is known for its traditional furniture company, many locals refer to the city as Winston in informal speech. The Dash is referenced from the hyphen between Winston and Salem and was popularized by the nickname of the minor league baseball team. In 2012, the city was listed among the 10 best places to retire in the U. S.
by CBS MoneyWatch, the city of Winston-Salem is a product of the merging of the two neighboring towns of Winston and Salem in 1913. The origin of the town of Salem dates to January 1753 and he called this area die Wachau named after the ancestral estate of Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf. The land, just short of 99,000 acres, was purchased from John Carteret. On November 17,1753, the first settlers arrived at what would become the town of Bethabara. This town, despite its growth, was not designed to be the primary settlement on the tract. Some residents expanded to a settlement called Bethania in 1759. Finally, lots were drawn to select suitable sites for the location of a new town. The town established on the site was given the name of Salem chosen for it by the Moravians late patron. On January 6,1766, the first tree was felled for the building of Salem, Salem was a typical Moravian settlement congregation with the public buildings of the congregation grouped around a central square, today Salem Square.
These included the church, a Brethrens House and a Sisters House for the members of the Congregation. For many years members of the Moravian Church were permitted to live in the settlement. This practice had ended by the American Civil War, many of the original buildings in the settlement have been restored or rebuilt and are now part of Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Durant has won an NBA Most Valuable Player Award, four NBA scoring titles, the NBA Rookie of the Year Award and he has been selected to six All-NBA teams and eight All-Star teams. Durant was a heavily recruited high school prospect and he played one season of college basketball for the University of Texas, where he won numerous year-end awards and became the first freshman to be named Naismith College Player of the Year. In the 2007 NBA draft, he was selected with the second pick by the Seattle SuperSonics. After his rookie season, the relocated to Oklahoma City. Durant helped lead Oklahoma City to the 2012 NBA Finals, losing to the Miami Heat in five games and he played nine seasons for the Thunder organization before joining the Warriors in 2016. Durant was born on September 29,1988 in Washington, D. C. to Wanda, when Durant was an infant, his father deserted the family and Wayne eventually divorced, and Durants grandmother Barbara Davis helped raise him.
By age 13, his father re-entered his life and traveled the country with him to basketball tournaments, Durant has one sister and two brothers and Rayvonne. Growing up, Durant wanted to play for his team, the Toronto Raptors. During this time, he began wearing #35 as his number in honor of his AAU coach, Charles Craig. Prior to the start of the season, he committed to the University of Texas, at the conclusion of the year, he was named the Washington Post All-Met Basketball Player of the Year, as well as the Most Valuable Player of the 2006 McDonalds All-American Game. He was widely regarded as the second-best high school prospect of 2006, for the 2006–07 college season, Durant averaged 25.8 points,11.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. The Longhorns finished the year with a 25–10 record overall and a 12–4 record in conference, Durant was the first freshman ever to win any of the National Player of the Year awards. On April 11, he declared for the 2007 NBA draft. His jersey was retired by the Longhorns.
Durant was selected with the second pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. In his first career game, he registered 18 points,5 rebounds, on November 16, he made the first game-winning shot of his career in a game against the Atlanta Hawks. At the conclusion of the season, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year behind averages of 20.3 points,4.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game
Haines City, Florida
Haines City is a city in Polk County, United States. The population was 13,174 at the 2000 census and 20,535 at the 2010 census, Haines City is the third most populous city in Polk County. Haines City was platted in 1885, shortly after the South Florida Railroad reached the area, the city was first known as Clay Cut, but there was no railroad station. It is said that the inhabitants persuaded the company to build a station by agreeing to rename their city Haines City, to honor a senior railroad official. The City of Haines City was originally incorporated under the General Statutes of Florida as the Town of Haines City on February 23,1914. The first state legislative act affecting the City was enacted on May 20,1919, the present charter was adopted as Chapter 12790 on July 1,1927, changing the form of government to “Commission-Manager Plan, ” as amended. The early settlers planted citrus groves, and citrus growing and processing became the industry of the city. From 1974 to 1986, Circus World, a park created by the Ringling Brothers.
After Circus World shut down and Baseball opened on the same site and it featured carnival games and theme park styled rides like the Grand Rapids Flume. It closed in 1990, and the site has been redeveloped as a residential, in recent years Haines City has seen explosive growth, largely because of its easy access to Orlando and Walt Disney World Resort. New residential areas have developed on the edges of the city. On high ground in the north of the city, Southern Dunes, in 2004, Haines City experienced three hurricanes. Hurricane Charley passed through the city in August, hurricane Frances came right on the heels of Charley but mostly just dumped a lot of rain. Hurricane Jeanne soon followed packing a punch not quite as strong as Charley, Four years after Charley, Haines City got struck again this time by a weaker storm named Tropical Storm Fay. A new park on Lake Eva, replacing a previous park on the site, was completed in 2009, the city has built a new park, called 8-Acre Park, and auditorium in the Oakland area, on the northern side of the city.
Haines City was the site of a 350-acre brush fire on March 25,2009 and it was a scare to the residents of dozens of houses in a housing complex named Randa Ridge. Haines City is responding to the arrival of Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Haines City operates on a council-manager system, with five City Commissioners elected at large who appoint a City Manager and other officials in the city administration. Haines City is located at 28°6′42″N 81°37′43″W
Bobby Gene Bartow was an American mens college basketball coach. The Browning, native coached 36 years at six universities after coaching two high schools in Missouri for six years, in 1972 Bartow coached the Puerto Rico national basketball team in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Bartow began his coaching at the level in Missouri, coaching Shelbina. His 1957 St. Charles team won the championship, defeating North Kansas City in the Class L finals by a score of 60–54. He coached the US national team in the 1974 FIBA World Championship, Bartow signed a five-year contract to replace Harv Schmidt at the University of Illinois in 1974. A last-place team the previous campaign, the Fighting Illini finished tied for ninth in the Big Ten at 8–18 in 1975, despite this, he was the first Illini coach to extensively recruit talented African American high school players from the Chicago area. He was succeeded by Lou Henson, Bartow left his position to succeed John Wooden as the head coach of UCLA. Bartow coached at UCLA from 1975 to 1977, guiding them to a 52–9 record and he coached the 1977 College Player of the Year, Marques Johnson.
As of 2008, he is the second winningest coach at UCLA by percentage of wins to losses at.852, putting him behind Gary Cunningham at.862 and above John Wooden at.808. Bartow left UCLA after the 1977 season to take over the job of creating a program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He served as the schools first head coach and athletic director for 18 years. Bartow retired from coaching in 1996, and in 1997, UAB renamed its basketball venue, Bartow Arena, in his honor. His son Murry, a UAB assistant, became the coach upon Bartows retirement, Bartow was president of Hoops, LP, the company runs the Memphis Grizzlies. On April 15,2009, a UAB spokesman revealed that Bartow had been diagnosed with stomach cancer, on January 3,2012, Gene Bartow died at his home in Birmingham after a two-year battle with the disease. In 1989, Bartow was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame,10 years later, in 1999, Bartow was voted one of Valparaiso Universitys 150 most influential people in October 2009.
In 2013, Bartow was selected for induction into the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Hall of Fame, list of college mens basketball coaches with 600 wins
Hempstead (village), New York
Hempstead is a village located in the town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 53,891 at the 2010 census, making it the most populated village in New York, hofstra University is located in Hempstead. In the fall of 1643, Robert Fordham and John Carman crossed Long Island Sound by rowboat to negotiate with the local Indians for a tract of land upon which to establish a new community or town spot. Representatives of the Marsapeague, Mericock and Rekowake tribes met with the two men at a slightly west of the current Denton Green in Hempstead Village. Tackapousha who was the sachem of the Marsapeague was the spokesman for the other tribes and this transaction is depicted in a mural in Hempstead Village Hall, reproduced from a poster commemorating the 300th anniversary of Hempstead. The settling of Hempstead marked the beginnings of the oldest English settlement in what is now Nassau County, subsequent trips across the Sound brought more settlers who prepared a fort here for their mutual protection.
These original Hempstead settlers were Puritans in search of a place where they could freely express their particular brand of Protestantism. They established a Presbyterian church that is the oldest continually active Presbyterian congregation in the nation, in 1843, Benjamin F. Thompson wrote and published a history of the village, and an account of contemporary Hempstead Village. The village of Hempstead was incorporated on May 6,1853 and these same properties were on record continuously as being owned by Henrys descendants, through John Carman of 1606. Johns wife Florence and her father, Rev. Robert Fordham, were from the county of Surrey, several of Hempsteads original fifty patentees had Dutch surnames. In 1664, the new settlement adopted the Dukes Laws, an set of laws that became the basis upon which the laws of many colonies were to be founded. For a time, Hempstead became known as Old Blue, as a result of the Blue Laws, as the years passed, the population of Hempstead increased, as did its importance and prestige.
In 1703, St. Georges Church received a silver service from Englands Queen Anne. George Washington and other prominent leaders of the Revolution often stayed in Hempstead, right after he became President, George Washington made a tour of Long Island, stopping overnight at Sammis Tavern here. Hempstead can boast of its share of celebrities, eleanor Roosevelt lived here for a time as did Lionel Barrymore. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, spent her summers here during her teen years and her family had a summer estate in Hempstead. Peter Cooper and politician, was a Hempstead resident and he married a local girl and settled here during the mid-19th century. Cooper ran for President on the Greenback ticket, while living here, Christopher Morley was so enamored with the place that on the three hundredth anniversary of its founding he wrote a beautiful essay in tribute
Utah Utes men's basketball
The Utah Utes mens basketball team represents the University of Utah as an NCAA Division I program that plays in the Pac-12 Conference. They are currently led by head coach Larry Krystkowiak and play their games at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The school has made the NCAA Tournament 27 times, which ranks 20th in NCAA history and tied for 3rd behind UCLA and they last made the tournament in 2016. Utah won the NCAA Championship in 1944, defeating Dartmouth College 42–40 for the schools only NCAA basketball championship, the school claims the 1916 AAU National Championship, which was awarded after winning the AAU national tournament. They have won the NIT once, defeating Kentucky in 1947, in 1998 the Utes played in the NCAA championship game, losing to Kentucky. Utah began play in 1908, finishing with a record of 3–8, however, by 1916, they won their first national championship, the team would compete in the tournament two other times, in 1918 and 1919. But it wasnt until 1927 that Utah really began laying the foundation for what would one of the winningest programs in college basketball.
That began with the hiring of Vadal Peterson, who would become the winningest coach in Utah basketball history, Peterson would guide Utah to 6 conference and state championships and reached the ultimate prize in 1944, when the Utes won the national championship. Oddly enough, Utah had turned down a bid to the NCAA Tournament because they wanted to play in the NIT, back then, the NIT was a far more prestigious tournament and typically drew the big time college basketball programs. However, after being bounced in the first round by Kentucky, the Arkansas Razorbacks were forced to withdraw after two of their players were badly injured in a car accident. Needing another team to take the Razorbacks place, the NCAA invited Utah, the Utes accepted and went on to defeat Dartmouth 42–40. The legendary Arnie Ferrin was named the tournaments Most Outstanding Player after scoring 28 points in the two games. Three years later, Peterson would lead Utah to the more prestigious NIT championship, as they defeated, ironically enough, Peterson would retire from Utah with a 385–230 record and is the only coach in Utah history to have won a national championship.
After Peterson retired, Utah basketball was known as one of the strongest in the west and that tradition helped convince Kansas State head coach Jack Gardner to accept the job. Gardner had led the Wildcats to two Final Fours prior to accepting the job and during his 18 years at Utah, he built a legacy that many feel is the strongest in Utah history. Jack Gardner was known for his quick offenses, which is where Utah got its name as the Runnin Redskins, because of his radical offensive sets, the Utes were widely regarded as the team that helped usher in a new era of college basketball. By his second season, Gardner had the Utes in their first NCAA Tournament since the 1945 season, finishing the year 24–4, Utah reached #7 in the rankings, but was eliminated in the second round. In Gardners third season he once again guided the Utes to a conference championship and an NCAA tournament berth
New York Knicks
The New York Knickerbockers, commonly referred to as the Knicks, are an American professional basketball team based in New York City. The Knicks compete in the National Basketball Association as a club of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team plays its games at Madison Square Garden, located in the borough of Manhattan. They are one of two NBA teams located in New York City, the other is the Brooklyn Nets, along with the Boston Celtics, the Knicks are one of only two original NBA teams still located in its original city. The Knicks were successful during their years and were constant playoff contenders under the franchises first head coach Joe Lapchick. Beginning in 1950, the Knicks made three appearances in the NBA Finals, all of which were losing efforts. Lapchick resigned in 1956 and the team began to falter. It was not until the late 1960s when Red Holzman became head coach that the Knicks began to regain their former dominance, Holzman successfully guided the Knicks to two NBA championships, in 1970 and 1973.
The Knicks of the 1980s had mixed success that included six playoff appearances, the playoff-level Knicks of the 1990s were led by future Hall of Fame center Patrick Ewing, this era was marked by passionate rivalries with the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, and Miami Heat. During this time, they were known for playing tough defense under head coaches Pat Riley, during this era, the Knicks made two appearances in the NBA Finals, in 1994 and 1999, though they were unable to win an NBA championship. Since 2000, the Knicks have struggled to regain their former glory, in 2012–13, the franchise won its first division title in 19 years, but was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs by the Indiana Pacers. According to a 2016 Forbes report, the Knicks were the most-valuable NBA franchise, in 1946, particularly college basketball, was a growing and increasingly profitable sport in New York City. Hockey was another sport at the time and generated considerable profits, however. Max Kase, a New York sportswriter, became the editor at the Boston American in the 1930s.
Kase developed the idea of a professional league to showcase college players upon their graduation. Brown, intrigued by the opportunity to attain additional income when the teams were not playing or on the road. Ned Irish, a college basketball promoter, retired sportswriter and president of Madison Square Garden, was in attendance, Kase originally planned to own and operate the New York franchise himself and approached Irish with a proposal to lease the Garden. Irish explained that the rules of the Arena Managers Association of America stated that Madison Square Garden was required to own any professional teams played in the arena
National Basketball Association
The National Basketball Association is the major mens professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier mens professional basketball league in the world. It has 30 teams, and is a member of USA Basketball. The NBA is one of the four professional sports leagues in the United States. NBA players are the worlds best paid athletes by average annual salary per player, the league was founded in New York City on June 6,1946, as the Basketball Association of America. The league adopted the name National Basketball Association on August 3,1949, the leagues several international as well as individual team offices are directed out of its head offices located in the Olympic Tower at 645 Fifth Avenue in New York City. NBA Entertainment and NBA TV studios are directed out of offices located in Secaucus, the Basketball Association of America was founded in 1946 by owners of the major ice hockey arenas in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and Canada. On November 1,1946, in Toronto, the Toronto Huskies hosted the New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens, the first basket was made by Ossie Schectman of the Knickerbockers.
During its early years, the quality of play in the BAA was not significantly better than in competing leagues or among leading independent clubs such as the Harlem Globetrotters. For instance, the 1948 ABL finalist Baltimore Bullets moved to the BAA and won that leagues 1948 title, Following the 1948–49 season, the BAA took in the remainder of the NBL, Anderson, Tri-Cities, Sheboygan and Waterloo. The new league had seventeen franchises located in a mix of large and small cities, as well as arenas and smaller gymnasiums. The process of contraction saw the leagues smaller-city franchises move to larger cities, the Hawks shifted from the Tri-Cities to Milwaukee in 1951, and to St. Louis in 1955. The Rochester Royals moved from Rochester, New York, to Cincinnati in 1957, japanese-American Wataru Misaka broke the NBA color barrier in the 1947–48 season when he played for the New York Knicks. He remained the only player in league history prior to the first African-American, Harold Hunter. During this period, the Minneapolis Lakers, led by center George Mikan, won five NBA Championships, to encourage shooting and discourage stalling, the league introduced the 24-second shot clock in 1954.
If a team does not attempt to score a goal within 24 seconds of obtaining the ball, play is stopped. In 1957, rookie center Bill Russell joined the Boston Celtics, who already featured guard Bob Cousy and coach Red Auerbach, and went on to lead the club to eleven NBA titles in thirteen seasons. Center Wilt Chamberlain entered the league with the Warriors in 1959 and became a dominant individual star of the 1960s, russells rivalry with Chamberlain became one of the greatest rivalries in the history of American team sports. The 1960s were dominated by the Celtics, led by Russell, Bob Cousy and coach Red Auerbach, Boston won eight straight championships in the NBA from 1959 to 1966
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
Philip John Schuyler was a general in the American Revolution and a United States Senator from New York. He is usually known as Philip Schuyler, while his son is known as Philip J. Schuyler. Philip John Schuyler was born on November 201733 in Albany, New York, to Cornelia Van Cortlandt and Johannes Schuyler, prior to his fathers death on the eve of his eighth birthday, Schuyler attended the public school at Albany. Afterward, he was educated by tutors at the Van Cortlandt family estate at New Rochelle, in 1748 he began to study with Reverend Peter Strouppe at the New Rochelle French Protestant Church, where he learned French and mathematics. While he was at New Rochelle he joined numerous trade expeditions where he met Iroquois leaders and he joined the British forces in 1755 during the French and Indian War, raised a company, and was commissioned as its Captain by his cousin, Lt. Later in that war, he served as a quartermaster, purchasing supplies, John Cochran, a brother-in-law who was the Director General of the Military Hospitals of the Continental Army.
From 1761 to 1762, Schuyler made a trip to England to settle accounts from his work as quartermaster and he began construction on his home in Albany, called Schuyler Mansion, during this time. He began construction of his estate, at Saratoga. In 1768, Schuyler began his career as a member of the New York Assembly. During that time, his views came to be opposed to the colonial government, particularly in matters of trade. He was made a Colonel in the militia for his support of Governor Henry Moore, Schuyler was elected to the Continental Congress in 1775, and served until he was appointed a Major General of the Continental Army in June. General Schuyler took command of the Northern Department, and planned the Invasion of Canada and his poor health required him to place Richard Montgomery in command of the invasion. In the summer of that year General John Burgoyne marched his British army south from Quebec over the valleys of Lakes Champlain, on the way he invested the small Colonial garrison occupying Fort Ticonderoga at the nexus of the two lakes.
When General St. Clair abandoned Fort Ticonderoga in July, the Congress replaced Schuyler with General Horatio Gates, the British offensive was eventually stopped by Continental Army under the command of Gates and Benedict Arnold in the Battle of Saratoga. That victory, the first wholesale defeat of a large British force, marked a point in the revolution. When Schuyler demanded a court martial to answer Gates charges, he was vindicated but resigned from the Army on April 19,1779 and he served in two more sessions of the Continental Congress in 1779 and 1780. Schuyler was an member of the New York Society of the Cincinnati. After the war, he expanded his Saratoga estate to tens of thousands of acres, adding slaves, tenant farmers, a store, mills for flour and his flax mill for the making of linen was the first one in America