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    Will Davis Early Life

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    Growing up in Kentucky, a love for Kentucky basketball comes naturally. Will Davis has been a die-hard fan since he was just a baby. He loved Kentucky basketball more than anything, it was his life. Nothing made him happier than Kentucky winning, and nothing hurt him worse when they lost. He watched every game with his dad. When he was just a young boy, he vowed that he would one day wear those eight letters across his chest and play in front of the 23,000 rowdy Kentucky fanatics in Rupp Arena. Not many people work as hard as Will does, his work ethic is practically unmatched. Even as a kid playing little league basketball, he practiced every practice like it was his last and played every game like it was his last game. Day in and day out he left it all on the court. Will’s father, Steve instilled this work ethic in him since day one. Steve was a pretty good basketball player himself. He never played college, but he excelled at the high school level. Steve and Wil both shared the same dream, to play at the University of Kentucky. It didn’t work out for Steve, so he decided he’d do everything in his power to help his son reach that elite…

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    The Glory Road Analysis

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    team together by showing them that they should not allow racism to get to them, because of their rooms and belongings being vandalized. He simply accomplishes this by having the team leave and continue onwards to their next location not looking back thus strengthening the team emotionally. Although Haskins was a great example of an instrumental and expressive hybrid leader, I believe a different character viewed as an antagonist also took on a authoritarian type of leadership. This was the…

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    been to 46 NCAA tournaments. Kansas ranks number 1 in winnings seasons, number of consensus first team all-Americans, consecutive 30 win seasons, and regular season conference championships. The last reason you should like Kansas is that Kansas is one of the most historic college basketball programs. Forrest C. “Phog” Allen is widely considered the “Father of Basketball Coaching.” He won 590 games at Kansas and led the Jayhawks to 24 conference championships and 2 championships. He also made…

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    Why Is Bill Self Important

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    Bill Self: An All-time Great In 1891 Dr. James Naismith created the game of basketball. He then became the first basketball coach at Kansas University. He was succeeded by many other great coaches, such as Phog Allen, Adolph Rupp, and Roy Williams. Despite these legends coming through the program Bill Self may be the best coach in Kansas’ long and rich history. On and off the court, Bill Self has had a profoundly positive impact on those around him and he has the awards to prove it. On the…

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    Basketball History

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    people have what it takes. Even if it’s only playing in college, a minor league, or the NBA. The Great Plains played a huge role in the inventory of basketball. The sport of basketball had its most important players and coaches come from the Great Plains. In Springfield, Massachusetts, 1891, basketball was invented by Doctor James Naismith. He later moved to Lawrence, Kansas, and became head coach of the basketball team and instructor of physical education at the University of Kansas. Thanks to…

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