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The Six-Minute Fraternity: The Rise and Fall of NCAA Tournament Boxing, 1932-60

The Six-Minute Fraternity: The Rise and Fall of NCAA Tournament Boxing, 1932-60

by E. C. WallenfeldtE. C. Wallenfeldt


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NCAA boxing represented a brief, but colorful, chapter in the history of intercollegiate athletics, and it played an important part in the lives of persons making substantial contributions to American society. This story of NCAA boxing is told from the perspectives of former national champions and coaches. One hundred-fifty-six men won 199 NCAA championships. Perspectives of 72 of them and 13 prominent coaches are presented in this book.

Almost from its inception in 1932, coaches and other supporters concentrated on the physical and psychological welfare of participants. They took action to get opponents to know and appreciate each other as human beings. Opponents ate together before their bouts and socialized afterwards. Lifelong friendships resulted. These socializing practices and opposition to the sport caused officials, coaches, and boxers to be very close. Wallenfeldt narrates the history of this sport from its inception to 1960, when NCAA boxing effectively came to an end. Of considerable interest to sports historians and boxing history buffs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275948672
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/29/1994
Series: Bibliographies and Indexes in Popular
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 586,755
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

E. C. WALLENFELDT is an emeritus professor of higher education and a veteran of 34 years of administrative and teaching experience in colleges and universities in Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Among his previous publications is American Higher Education: Servant of the People or Protector of Special Interests? (Greenwood Press, 1983).

Table of Contents


No More Normalcy: The Start of It All, 1919-1931

The National Tournament Early Years: Eastern Dominance, 1932-1936

The West Intervenes and the South Makes Its Presence Known: 1937-1938

Sportsworld! We Are Here! The Arrival of College Boxing and the Badgers: 1939

The Brothers Kara and the Best of the Pre-War Years: 1940-1941

The War-Time Tournaments and Chuck Davey: 1942-1943

After the War: More Boxing, More Badgers and More Chuck Davey: 1948-1948

The End of the Badger Decade, A Rebel Yell and a Western Uprising: 1949-1950

Finally a Spartan Win, a Badger Comeback and Another Olympiad: 1951-1952

A Discovery of Gold in the West and a Return to the Beginning: 1953-1954

The Last Triumphs of the Spartans and Badgers: 1955-1956

The Fight for Survival and a Return to the West: 1957-1958

All San Jose State and the End of the Trail: 1959-1960


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