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Steve Farney, “Not Altogether Ladylike: Early Days of Girls’ High School State Basketball Tournament in Kansas (1908 to 1921)”

August 29th – Steve Farney, “Not Altogether Ladylike: Early Days of Girls’ High School State Basketball Tournament in Kansas (1908 to 1921)”. Steve will present how girls’ high school basketball evolved in the state of Kansas during the early part of the 20th century. 2 p.m. in the Gathering Hall. Sponsored by the MMAF.

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Rich Hughes ” The 3 Kansas Coaches Who Shaped Basketball – Naismith, Allen, and Johnson”

August 22nd – Rich Hughes, “The 3 Kansas Coaches Who Shaped Basketball – Naismith, Allen and Johnson” Rich will present how the game of basketball was shaped into its present day form by Kansas University coaches James Naismith and Phogg Allen and Gene Johnson, coach of Wichita State University and the Globe Refiners. 2 p.m. […]

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Speakers for the Month of August

August 12th is the 79th anniversary of the Globe Refiners Olympic basketball victory. We will host speakers every week for the month of August; funds for the speakers will come from grants by the Kansas Humanities Council and the McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau. August 15th – Jordan Poland, “Sports Cathedrals of Kansas.” Jordan will […]

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