Reel 2 of film of SC Basketball Team 1965 World Tour at YMCA College of Physical Education (Chennai, India)
- Reel 2 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 10 minutes in length. This is reel 2 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, drills run with the students of the YMCA College of Physical Education, running through drills and teaching drills on offense and defense using SC and YMCA College of Physical Education students, and a practice game exhibition run by SC players.
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- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Springfield College Basketball Team Papers
Steitz, Edward S.
- 35mm; Silent; Black and White; 00:10:13
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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.