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From the Publisher"ACC Basketball has become an economic and cultural behemoth. It is beloved by the multitudes, continually challenged to blend the disparate goals of winning championships and entertaining fans with real college students. Walker admirably tells the story of how that challenge began."
-North Carolina Historical Review
"A must for any sports-history collection in ACC territory."
"A lively account of the ACC's rise as a basketball powerhouse."
-The Wall Street Journal
"A timely and enjoyable text that exposes tensions endemic to big-time college athletics and is a must-read for serious fans of men's college basketball and the ACC."
-Journal of American History
"These are the stories that laid the foundation for the most dominant conference in the sport. Any reader curious about how it got that way will find the book well worth their time."
"Recommended. All Readers."
"One hopes that a sequel is in the works."
"Walker recreates not only the excitement of basketball competition in the early days of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) but also the constant struggle of its member institutions to maintain high academic standards while seeking national prominence in college sports. . . . This fine book demonstrates that sport history and higher education policy can be successfully integrated into one inclusive monograph."
-Journal of Southern History