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ACC Basketball: The Story of the Rivalries, Traditions, and Scandals of the First Two Decades of the Atlantic Coast Conference

J. Samuel Walker


Since the inception of the Atlantic Coast Conference, intense rivalries, legendary coaches, gifted players, and fervent fans have come to define the league's basketball history. This book traces the traditions and the dramatic changes that occurred both on and off the court during the conference's rise to a preeminent position in college basketball between 1953 and 1972. It re-creates the action of nail-biting games and the tensions of bitter recruiting battles without losing sight of the central off-court questions the league wrestled with during these two decades. As basketball became the AC ... More

Keywords: Atlantic Coast Conference, college basketball, postwar South, racial justice, coaches, rivalries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835036
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869123_walker


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Samuel Walker, author