WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TIMELINE: 1892 to the Present = women’s basketball history timeline that dates back to 1892. It’s full of photographs of players and teams throughout the decades, as well as interesting facts and key events of the game.
DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY: AAU’s Last Champions – A look back at the history of AAU as it transitioned from older ages to its current status, and a bit about the 1979 champions – Anna’s Bananas (who featured Anne Meyers), and their competitors (Carol Blazejowski, Nancy Lieberman).
At the Women’s Hoops Blog I’ve written posts that address women’s basketball history. They are linked below:
MARGARET WADE: She’s not just a name on a trophy
Many forget Wade the player who, in 1929, played forward and became captain of the Delta State Teacher’s College team. The team, though, was disbanded in 1932 because the administration thought “intercollegiate basketball could not be defended on sound grounds.” Basically, it was unlady-like. more
BLACK WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM of the early 1930’s
…But, there is still a huge treasure trove of primary material out there just begging to be explored — not just about women’s basketball in general, but its role within Native American communities (I eagerly await the publication ofPeavy and Smith’s book on the 1904 Fort Shaw team), immigrant communities in the early 1900’s, Japanese-American communities interned in the 1940’s, black communities… you get the point.
FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS and women’s basketball’s roots
Bertha Nolan and Gloucester Catholic High School
Follow up to Bertha: Harvard’s Kim Delaney Smith and Fairfield’s Dianne Nolan
A little KENTUCKY women’s basketball history
So say the articles.
Well, in an effort to be accurate, I’d like to set the record straight.
In 1902, the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team was organized, despite objections from the women’s physical education director. (more)
NATIVE AMERICANS and women’s basketball history
…The history of Native American populations and women’s basketball is long (check out this photograph from the early 1900’s showing the La Plata County (Ute) girls teamin Colorado) and, at times, painful. Often the game was used as part of a process of “anglicizing” the young women. (more)
NATIVE AMERICANS in women’s basketball today
A few months ago, we pointed out a series of articles on Utah’s Whitehorse High School team, which allowed us to note the long tradition of Native American girls basketball teams.
A couple of recent stories of interest: Oklahoma’sSequoyah Girls basketball team recently receivednational recognition by being ranked as one of the country’s top 25 high school teams in a recent Sports Illustrated poll. (more)
A little OKLAHOMA women’s basketball history
Suiter was a guard on the Laing High School girls basketball team that reached the state tournament during the 1928 and 1929 seasons. Recalled Reba Sturgess, 95, the last survivng player from the team: (more)