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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.
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Davis, Kentucky win NCAA title

Davis, Kentucky win NCAA title

Consensus Player of the Year Anthony Davis, a freshman, paced the Kentucky Wildcats to a 38-2 record and the NCAA Tournament championship.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.
By United Press International

Ewing named to college Hall of Fame

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 6 (UPI) -- Patrick Ewing, who led Georgetown to three NCAA title games, was among those selected Tuesday for the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

COL BKB: Syracuse 63, West Virginia 52

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Syracuse head Coach Jim Boeheim notched his 850th career win Monday while guiding the 20th-ranked Orange to a 63-52 victory over West Virginia.

COL BKB: Kentucky 101, Arkansas 70

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Darius Miller led four Wildcats in double figures with 18 points Saturday and unbeaten No. 2 Kentucky had no trouble dispatching Arkansas 101-70.

Coaching pioneer Haskins dies at 78

EL PASO, Texas, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame Coach Don Haskins, who guided Texas Western College to the 1966 NCAA basketball title, died Sunday, the El Paso (Texas) Times reported. He was 78.

COL BKB: Duke 87, N.C. State 86

RALEIGH, N.C., March 1 (UPI) -- Duke's Mike Krzyzewski got his 800th career victory Saturday when his sixth-ranked Blue Devils rallied to edge North Carolina State 87-86.
Rutgers' Stringer joins 800-win club

Rutgers' Stringer joins 800-win club

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Rutgers head women's coach C. Vivian Stringer is now a member of college basketball's 800-win club.

Eddie Sutton to coach San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The University of San Francisco announced Wednesday Eddie Sutton would come out of retirement to coach its basketball team on an interim basis.

COL BKB: Texas Tech 98, Centenary 64

LUBBOCK, Texas, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Bob Knight got his 877th win as a coach Saturday afternoon as his Texas Tech Red Raiders trounced Centenary, 98-64.

Eddie Sutton leaves Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Eddie Sutton will not coach the men's basketball coach at Oklahoma State University for the rest of the 2005-06 season.

COL BKB: Kentucky 82, Campbell 50

LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The 10th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats gave Coach Tubby Smith his 200th win at the school Wednesday night, 82-50 over Campbell.

Saint Joseph's Nelson wins Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- After leading Saint Joseph's to the best season in school history, Jameer Nelson on Saturday was named the winner of the John R. Wooden Award.

Dale Brown hospitalized after stroke

BATON ROUGE, La., April 25 (UPI) -- Former Louisiana State basketball coach Dale Brown is resting comfortably at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center after suffering a stroke Friday, the u
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Adolph Frederick Rupp (September 2, 1901 – December 10, 1977) was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American college basketball. Rupp is fourth (behind Bob Knight, Mike Krzyzewski and Dean Smith) in total victories by a men's NCAA Division I college coach, winning 876 games in 41 years of coaching. Rupp is also second among all coaches in all-time winning percentage (.822), trailing only Clair Bee. Adolph F. Rupp was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on April 13, 1969.

Rupp was born outside Halstead, Kansas, to Mennonite German immigrants, the fourth of six children. He grew up on a 173-acre (0.70 km2) farm which his father Heinrich homesteaded. After his father's death in 1910, Rupp's oldest brother Otto took over farming responsibilities. As a youngster, Rupp worked on the farm and attended a school in a one-room school house in the country. He first became interested in the sport of basketball at the age of six when Halstead won the first of two consecutive Kansas state high school titles. According to interviews, he and his brothers stuffed rags into a gunnysack which his mother sewed up to use as a basketball on the family farm. Later, after growing to a sturdy 6-foot-2, Rupp was a star on his Halstead High School team, averaging over 19 points a game in both his junior and senior years. Rupp also served as team captain and unofficial coach.

After high school, Rupp attended the University of Kansas from 1919–1923. He worked part-time at the student Jayhawk Cafe to help pay his college expenses. He was a reserve on the basketball team under legendary coach Forrest "Phog" Allen from 1919 to 1923. Assisting Allen during that time was his former coach and inventor of the game of basketball, James Naismith, who Rupp also got to know well during his time in Lawrence.

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