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1965 Far East Tour, Demonstration Game Against Madras, India

Item Information

Title:
1965 Far East Tour, Demonstration Game Against Madras, India
Description:
A photograph of a Madras basketball player with the ball, being guarded by a Springfield College player. The photograph was taken during a night exhibition game, lights can be seen over the court, which was most likely outside. A large crowd watches the game.
Date:
1965
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Series:
Basketball Papers
Subjects:
Springfield College
Springfield College--Basketball--Men
Springfield College--Basketball
Springfield College--Sports--Men
Springfield College--Sports
Chennai (India)
Madras (India)
Basketball
Basketball players
Places:
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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Publisher:
Springfield College
Notes:
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.
Scrapbook is volume 3 of 4, page 49
part of the far east tour scrapbook volume 3
Identifier:
basketball-mens-1965-world-tour-night-game-in-madras-scrapbook-vol3