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  • 4. The Ball\\'s In Our Court by Sumner, Jim
     
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    Devised by James Naismith in 1891 in Massachusetts, basketball was played in YMCAs throughout North Carolina by the end of that decade. Soon physical education professors at the North Carolina schools of higher learning began introducing the game. At Wake Forest, Professor Richard Crozier formed a basketball team in 1906, and in February of the same year, Wake Forest played Guilford College in the state's first intercollegiate basketball game. Other schools, including Trinity College, UNC, and NC Agriculture & Mechanic Arts, soon fielded teams. Facilities were poor. Players had to buy and maintain their uniforms. Spectators were few. The players persisted however, and the game gained a foothold on the campuses. Basketball was still second fiddle to football until the end of World War II. Then the sport took off.
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    Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 10, Mar 2006, p25-27, 28, por  (Periodical website)
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  • 6. Slam Dunk! by Barrier, Smith
     
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    North Carolina has long been a center for great college basketball. A major reason for this came from the creation of the North Carolina Coaching Clinic in 1949. The coaching clinic drew coaches from across the state to learn from the game's best minds. These coaches then used their knowledge in coaching their players. In this article Smith Barrier creates North Carolina's collegiate all-star basketball team. In order to be included on the all-star team players had to be born in North Carolina. A major problem quickly rises, however, when comparing the teams of today with those of the past. Barrier separates basketball history into two eras, with the incorporation of black athletes in the mid-1960s acting as the break between the two eras. Included on the Era I team were players such as Dickie Hemric, Walt Bellamy, and Lou Hudson who played between 1920 and 1964. Era II team members include players such as David Thompson, Phil Ford, Walter Davis, James Worthy, and Michael Jordan. Two coaches are included in Barrier's all-star list: Bones McKinney and Terry Holland.
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    8820
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