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Reel 1 of Film of SC Basketball Team 1965 World Tour at YMCA College of Physical Education (Chennai, India)

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Reel 1 of Film of SC Basketball Team 1965 World Tour at YMCA College of Physical Education (Chennai, India)
This is 35mm uncut, silent footage from the Springfield College Basketball Team 1965 World Tour visit at the YMCA College of Physical Education in Chennai, India. The film is a little over 9 minutes in length. This is reel one of two reels. The title page lists the production company as AMA. In the film it shows the campus of the YMCA College of Physical Education, SC basketball players looking at a bust of Harry Crowe Buck, Springfield College alum and founder of the college, SC players running through drills while being watched by students at the school, SC basketball coach Edward Stietz talking about and directing the drills, the basketball team sight seeing, and driils run with the students of the YMCA College of Physical Education.
Springfield College
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Springfield College Basketball Team Papers Mens Miscellaneous
Springfield College
Springfield College--Sports
Springfield College--Sports--Men
Springfield College--Basketball
Springfield College--Basketball--Men
Steitz, Edward S.
Buck, Harry C.
YMCA College of Physical Education (Chennai, India)
Chennai (India)
Basketball players
Audiovisual materials
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
35mm; Silent; Black and White; 00:09:11
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The Springfield College men’s basketball team was selected to embark on a 62-day, around-the-world goodwill tour sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The individuals on the trip included Head coach Ed Steitz, trainer-manager Tony Scolnick, and public information director George Wood, along with 10 varsity players: Ralph Arietta, Larry Buell, Jim Champlin, Ben Davis, Leon Drury, Rick Janes, Bill Scanlon, Reed Schultz, Bob Sisson, and Paul Wagner. The tour was designed to teach fundamentals of the game to youth, and play demonstration games, mostly against local competition. The tour included 111 clinics conducted by the team, which included 80,000 people in attendance. The team also played 26 games, winning all of them, in front a crowd of 65,000 fans.