It’s this early roundball history, when college basketball was fresh-faced and growing, that Dr. Chad Carlson recounts in his new book out today titled “Making March Madness: The Early Years of the NCAA, NIT and College Basketball Championships, 1922-1951.”
A team of Hope and Calvin professors and students presented their research on sporting rivalry at the Inaugural Global Congress on Sport and Christianity at York St. John’s University in York, England during the summer of 2016. What they learned in the collaborative effort gets at the heart of Christ as well as their own.
Led by Professors Chad Carlson and Becky Schmidt of Hope’s kinesiology department, Hope students spent a week in Colorado — at the USOTC and at other professional sports venues like the Broncos Stadium of the NFL – to learn how elite athletes are developed and resourced. Carlson and Schmidt collaborated to create this first-time May Term to show students some ways that sporting pipelines fill and flow to produce wins and records for the United States.