Our Holiday Sale is now underway! If you need some gift ideas for the folks on your list, our Southern Gateways catalog is a great place to start. Southern Gateways is where we collect of all our general interest books about this region we call home.
The current scholarly consensus holds that no single individual created baseball; rather, it evolved incrementally from various forms of bat-and-ball folk games, including British rounders. This cultural form of transatlantic hybrid pedigree grew into a modern team sport in Philadelphia, Boston, and New York in the early nineteenth century, with each of these burgeoning northeastern American cities developing its distinctive formats of the game.
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It’s important for Heels fans to remember what Lucas tells us in ‘Carolina Basketball’: while the ACC tournament is important to fans and programs for many reasons, winning on Sunday doesn’t necessarily lead to ultimate success at end of season. Of the last three Tar Heels’ NCAA championship runs, none started by winning the ACC tournament.
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The ACC benefited from the economic growth and unprecedented prosperity in the South after World War II. Southerners generally had more disposable income than ever and many used it to attend basketball games at ACC schools, or at least to buy television sets that broadcast ACC games. Further, the stronger economic status of Southern states encouraged much-needed improvements in education, including the allocation of greater resources to public universities. One result was that members of the ACC took steps to upgrade their academic programs and prestige. Another result was the ability of several ACC schools to build modern basketball arenas.
The first two decades of ACC basketball laid the foundations for the success on a national stage that the league has enjoyed ever since.
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A little historical perspective on the history of the ACC should give pause to advocates of expansion.
Historian Susan Ware drafts a plaque that honors Billie Jean King for the US Open tennis tournament at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York, NY
Tips for catching Spanish mackerel, a favorite along North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
NC State basketball historian Tim Peeler remembers Lorenzo Charles
Guest post from author Susan Ware on Billie Jean King’s ties to Wimbledon, the oldest and most prestigious grand slam tennis tournament.
In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, we welcome a guest post from Susan Ware, author of Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women’s Sports. Ware explains King’s importance in gender equality both within and beyond the world of sports, even before Title IX. Here, she recalls her …
Recently, Adam Lucas, author of Carolina Basketball: A Century of Excellence, sat down with UNC Press editor Mark Simpson-Vos and discussed the many different elements that went into the making of a book that has met the approval of former Carolina players, coaches, and fans alike. Besides penning his column on TarHeelBlue.com, Lucas also publishes …