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The golden age of amateur basketball : the AAU Tournament, 1921-1968

Author: Adolph H Grundman
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2004.
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"The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) has long symbolized the idealism of amateur athletic competition. For basketball especially, the AAU provided an opportunity for athletes to showcase their skills for the benefit of the team and the sport, not the bottom line. In The Golden Age of Amateur Basketball, Adolph H. Grundman recounts the history of the AAU National Tournament during its golden age, from 1921 through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grundman, Adolph H.
Golden age of amateur basketball.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)637113090
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adolph H Grundman
ISBN: 0803271174 9780803271173
OCLC Number: 56502250
Notes: "Bison books"--Spine.
Description: xix, 329 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Everything is up-to-date in Kansas City --
The AAU Tournament in Denver --
Forrest C. Allen and the politics of Olympic basketball --
Gruenig and McCracken triumphant --
Phillips 66 and AAU basketball --
The rich get richer --
Bartlesville versus the Bay --
Here come the Cats --
From Bartlesville to Seattle --
Parity prevails --
Denver's last hurrah --
The National Industrial Basketball League collapses --
The "Dribble Derby" passes into history.
Responsibility: Adolph H. Grundman.
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Recounts the history of the AAU National Tournament during its golden age, 1921 through 1968. This work analyzes the early tournaments, examining rule changes, key players, and dominant teams. It  Read more...

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