The First Women's College Basketball Game: Media Reports from 1896, Stanford vs. California

The First Women's College Basketball Game: Media Reports from 1896, Stanford vs. California

by The Lost Century of Sports Collection
     
 

The first women's intercollegiate basketball game was played in San Francisco on April 4, 1896, between the Universities of Stanford and California, Berkeley.

This book is a time capsule of more than 50 newspaper articles from February to August, 1896, describing the hoopla leading up to the game, the excitement of the game itself, and the controversial… See more details below

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The first women's intercollegiate basketball game was played in San Francisco on April 4, 1896, between the Universities of Stanford and California, Berkeley.

This book is a time capsule of more than 50 newspaper articles from February to August, 1896, describing the hoopla leading up to the game, the excitement of the game itself, and the controversial aftermath.

The impact of this game was felt around the country and reverberates to this day. Every college basketball player and every woman athlete owes her heritage to the pioneers who organized and played in this game.

The articles cover training methods, practice games, diets, uniforms, financial matters, and the exclusion of male spectators.

Intercollegiate women's basketball flourished briefly in the late 1890s before such competitions were banned in 1899 at both Stanford and California. The programs would not resume competitive college basketball for 75 years, until after the passage of Title IX.

The 6 source publications are: The Fresno Weekly Republican, The San Francisco Call, The San Francisco Examiner, The Oakland Tribune, Leslie's Weekly, and The World: New York.

The Lost Century of Sports Collection (www.LostCentury.com) publishes anthologies of rare sports articles and illustrations from America's sporting heritage.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012817891
Publisher:
The Lost Century of Sports Collection
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
The Lost Century of Sports Collection , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,194,575
File size:
0 MB

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