College Basketball's National Championships: The Complete Record of Every Tournament Ever Played

College Basketball's National Championships: The Complete Record of Every Tournament Ever Played

by Morgan G. Brenner
     
 

No college sports event draws so much attention or inspires such insanity as the three weeks of "March Madness." During those three weeks, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball tournaments whittles 64 of college basketball's best teams into one national champion. Although it attracts high-profile spectators and millions of television viewers, it is not the only

Overview

No college sports event draws so much attention or inspires such insanity as the three weeks of "March Madness." During those three weeks, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball tournaments whittles 64 of college basketball's best teams into one national champion. Although it attracts high-profile spectators and millions of television viewers, it is not the only tournament. From 1937 to 1998, eight national athletic associations have organized 493 national championship tournaments for men's and women's basketball, of which the NCAA tournament is only one. Additionally, in 1904, and then since 1938, nine other organizations have conducted 105 quasi-national championship tournaments. College Basketball's National Championships details every one of these tournaments. Much of the detail included in this volume cannot be found in any other published source. The tournaments are presented for each sponsoring organization by men and women, by year, and by division. All of the participating teams are listed in order of their final standing in the tournament. The entries for each team include the complete season win-loss record, the coach's name, and tournament data such as seed, region, or type of bid. Also included are lists of winners of every national champion by year, by association, and by school—plus a complete summary of results and data for all appearances of every school that ever participated in a national championship tournament. College Basketball National Championships covers — for the first time ever, anywhere, in one publication — every senior college national championship tournament ever played. Associations included: Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women League of Christian Colleges National Athletic Steering Committee National Bible College Athletic Association National Christian College Athletic Association National Small College Athletic Association Non-Association Tournaments Included: American Red Cross Benefit Collegiate Commissioners Tournament Nationa

Editorial Reviews

CHOICE
...this volume should be very popular every March.
Reference and User Services Quarterly
There are a number of well-written histories of various tournaments...but in the area of reference works, there has been very little available until now...singular and comprehensive...surely worth the effort of the author.
The National Junior College Athletic Association
Morgan Brenner...has produced a volume of basketball history that will prove to be of vital interest to the players, coaches, and fans who make up the intercollegiate basketball world.
American Reference Books Annual
...the information is extensive...
Lawrence Looks At Books
...here's one to help satisfy your basketball addicts.
Reference and Research Book News
Offers statistical information on 598 college basketball tournaments played between 1937 and 1998. tournaments are presented for each sposoring organization by men and women, by year, and by division.
Choice
...this volume should be very popular every March.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
...the information is extensive...
Lawrence Looks at Books
...here's one to help satisfy your basketball addicts.
Booknews
Offers statistical information on 598 college basketball tournaments played between 1937 and 1998. Tournaments are presented for each sponsoring organization by men and women, by year, and by division. All participating teams are listed in order of their final standing in the tournament. Entries for each team include complete season win- loss record, coach's name, and tournament data such as seed, region, and type of bid. Also included are lists of winners of every national championship by year, by association, and by school, plus a summary of results and data for all appearances of every school that ever participated in a national championship tournament. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810834743
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Series:
American Sports History Series, #13
Pages:
1056
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.22(h) x 2.37(d)

Meet the Author

Morgan G. Brenner is a sports historian.

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