Coverart for item
The Resource Adolph Rupp and the rise of college basketball, James Duane Bolin

Adolph Rupp and the rise of college basketball, James Duane Bolin

Label
Adolph Rupp and the rise of college basketball
Title
Adolph Rupp and the rise of college basketball
Statement of responsibility
James Duane Bolin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As the person most responsible for creating the phenomenon that is University of Kentucky basketball, Adolph Rupp (1901-1977) is a legend in Kentucky and in the larger world of Division I college basketball. As UK's coach from 1930-1972, Rupp led the program to four NCAA championships and is the third most winning coach in NCAA history, behind Bobby Knight and Dean Smith. Rupp's record is not without blemish, however. In the late 1940s, three of his players were indicted in a point-shaving scandal, and in more recent years his legacy has been tarnished by claims that he was a racist. He was portrayed as such in the 2006 film Glory Road, which dramatized the 1966 defeat of the popular (and all-white) Rupp's Runts to an all-black Texas Western team in the NCAA championship game. In Adolph Rupp and the Rise of Big-Time College Basketball in America, James Duane Bolin sets the record straight by presenting a balanced picture of Rupp, with all of his faults-and incredible successes-firmly intact. Drawing upon a wealth of primary sources--including game summaries, correspondence, business and legal records, and hundreds of hours of recorded interviews with Rupp's relatives, former players, assistant coaches and administrators, and even the man himself--Bolin is able to provide an unprecedented level of insight into Rupp's life. The book begins with Rupp's youth in Kansas, including accounts of his interactions with James Naismith, basketball's inventor. Subsequent chapters examine his professional life, both before and during his tenure at UK; his most storied teams, including the Fabulous Five, which won championships in 1948 and 1949; and his many other business interests, such as his 500-acre farm and bourbon distilling"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bolin, James Duane
Dewey number
  • 796.323092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
GV884.R84
LC item number
B65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rupp, Adolph
  • Basketball coaches
  • Kentucky Wildcats (Basketball team)
Label
Adolph Rupp and the rise of college basketball, James Duane Bolin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Halstead years, 1901-1919 -- The University of Kansas and the Jayhawk Café, 1919-1923 -- Before Big Blue, 1923-1930 -- Building a tradition, 1930-1941 -- World War II and the games march on, 1941-1945 -- The fabulous five -- The golden era, 1946-1951 -- Scandal -- The businessman at home -- From a canceled season to the fiddlin five, 1952-1958 -- Rupp and race -- Rupp's runts and runners-up -- Transitional times, 1966-1972 -- Forced retirement and post-UK years
Control code
sky295066232
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
394 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813177205
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018047827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
mv 05/19
Label
Adolph Rupp and the rise of college basketball, James Duane Bolin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Halstead years, 1901-1919 -- The University of Kansas and the Jayhawk Café, 1919-1923 -- Before Big Blue, 1923-1930 -- Building a tradition, 1930-1941 -- World War II and the games march on, 1941-1945 -- The fabulous five -- The golden era, 1946-1951 -- Scandal -- The businessman at home -- From a canceled season to the fiddlin five, 1952-1958 -- Rupp and race -- Rupp's runts and runners-up -- Transitional times, 1966-1972 -- Forced retirement and post-UK years
Control code
sky295066232
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
394 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813177205
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018047827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
mv 05/19

Library Locations

    • KDL Cascade Twp. BranchBorrow it
      2870 Jacksmith Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49546, US
      42.9117597 -85.5043438
Processing Feedback ...