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Jim Brovelli
JIM BROVELLI is the former men's basketball head coach of the University of San Francisco
University of San Francisco
(USF) Dons and hall of fame player. BIOGRAPHYAs a player Brovelli was a three-year letterman for USF, helping lead the Dons to the NCAA Western Regional in 1963 and 1964. He earned All-WCC honorable mention honors in 1964. Later, he was named the 1965 AAU Athlete of the Year. He became the Dons head coach in 1984. Starting from scratch after USF's self-imposed three-year hiatus stemming from various NCAA recruiting violations incurred during the Quintin Dailey era, Brovelli led the Dons for ten seasons, including a 19-win campaign in 1993. His greatest victory as USF head coach came in 1988 when USF achieved a stunning upset of Digger Phelps and Notre Dame in front of a sellout crowd in USF's Memorial Gymnasium. He finished with 131 career victories at USF. Prior to his USF stint he was the head coach for the University of San Diego Toreros from 1973 to 1984, successfully guiding their transition from NCAA Division II power to the Division I ranks. He took the Division II program to three NCAA Western Regionals, winning the championship in 1977–1978 and advancing to the Final Four while earning District VIII Coach of the Year honors. His final three years of coaching the Division II program saw the teams go 20–7, 22–7, and 19-7
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University Of San Francisco
The UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO (USF) is a Jesuit Catholic university located in San Francisco, California
California
, United States. The school's main campus is located on a 55-acre (22 ha) setting between the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park . The main campus is nicknamed "The Hilltop", and part of the main campus is located on Lone Mountain , one of San Francisco's major geographical features. In addition, the university offers classes at multiple other locations. Its close historical ties with the City and County of San Francisco
San Francisco
are reflected in the University's traditional motto, Pro Urbe et Universitate (For the City and University). The current motto is Change the World From Here. USF's Jesuit Catholic identity is rooted in the vision and work of St. Ignatius of Loyola , the founder of the Jesuit order
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San Francisco Dons
The SAN FRANCISCO DONS is the nickname of the athletic teams at the University of San Francisco
University of San Francisco
(USF). The Dons compete in NCAA Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as members of the West Coast Conference (WCC), of which USF is a charter member. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Varsity teams * 2.1 Baseball
Baseball
* 2.1.1 Dante Benedetti Diamond at Max Ulrich Field * 2.1.2 Dante Benedetti Classic * 2.1.3 Drafted players * 2.2 Men\'s basketball * 2.2.1 Controversies * 2.3 Women\'s basketball * 2.4 Football * 2.5 Men\'s golf * 2.6 Men\'s soccer * 2.7 Women\'s cross country * 2.8 Men\'s tennis * 2.9 Women\'s volleyball * 3 Club teams * 4 References * 5 Further reading * 6 External links HISTORYAthletics at USF dates back to its founding in 1855, when founder Anthony Maraschi , S.J. organized ball games as recreation for the first students. However, intercollegiate competition only dates back to 1907, when then-Saint Ignatius College began playing organized baseball , basketball , and rugby against other local colleges and high schools. Rivalries with neighboring Santa Clara University and Saint Mary\'s College of California
California
have their origins in this early period
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Letterman (sports)
A LETTERMAN, in U.S. activities/sports, is a high school or college student who has met a specified level of participation or performance on a varsity team . CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Letter jacket * 2.1 Appearance and style * 2.2 Decorations * 2.3 History * 2.4 Traditions * 3 See also * 4 References OVERVIEW A wool baseball jacket with embroidered letter "W" and award medals. The term comes from the practice of awarding each such participant a cloth "letter ", which is usually the school's initial or initials, for placement on a "letter sweater" or "letter jacket" intended for the display of such an award. In some instances, the sweater or jacket itself may also be awarded, especially for the initial award to a given individual. Today, in order to distinguish "lettermen" from other team participants, schools often establish a minimum level of participation in a team's events or a minimum level of performance in order for a letter to be awarded. A common threshold in American football and basketball is participation in a set level, often half, of all quarters in a season. In individual sports such as tennis and golf , the threshold for lettering is generally participation in one half or sometimes two-thirds of all matches contested. Frequently, other members of the team who fail to meet requirements for a letter are awarded a certificate of participation or other award considered to be of lesser value than a letter
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NCAA
The NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCAA) is a non-profit association which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations, and individuals. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada , and helps more than 450,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana . In 2014, the NCAA generated almost a billion dollars in revenue. 80 to 90% of this revenue was due to the Division I Men\'s Basketball Tournament . This revenue is then distributed back into various organizations and institutions across the United States. In August 1973, the current three-division setup of Division I , Division II , and Division III was adopted by the NCAA membership in a special convention. Under NCAA rules, Division I and Division II schools can offer scholarships to athletes for playing a sport. Division III schools may not offer any athletic scholarships. Generally, larger schools compete in Division I and smaller schools in II and III. Division I football was further divided into I-A and I-AA in 1978. Subsequently, the term "Division I-AAA" was briefly added to delineate Division I schools which do not field a football program at all, but that term is no longer officially used by the NCAA
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Amateur Athletic Union
The AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION (AAU) is an amateur sports organization based in the United States . A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. It claims to have over 670,000 participants and over 100,000 volunteers. The AAU was founded on January 21, 1888, with the goal of creating common standards in amateur sport. Since then, most national championships in the United States have taken place under AAU leadership. From its founding as a publicly supported organization, the AAU has represented US sports within the various international sports federations. It has grown over the years to become one of the leading and most influential associations. The AAU formerly worked closely with the United States Olympic Committee to prepare US athletes for the Olympic Games. As part of this, the AAU Junior Olympic Games were introduced in 1949. Young people 8 to 16 years of age, or older in certain sports, can participate in these games. Many future World and Olympic champions have appeared in these events, which are still held every year. In the 1970s, the AAU received growing criticism. Many claimed that its regulatory framework was outdated. Women were banned from participating in certain competitions and some runners were locked out. There were also problems with sporting goods that did not meet the standards of the AAU
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University Of Notre Dame
The UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME DU LAC (or simply NOTRE DAME /ˌnoʊtərˈdeɪm/ _NOH-tər-DAYM_ ) is a Catholic research university located adjacent to South Bend, Indiana , in the United States. In French, _Notre Dame du Lac_ means "Our Lady of the Lake" and refers to the university's patron saint , the Virgin Mary . The main campus covers 1,250 acres (510 ha) in a suburban setting and it contains a number of recognizable landmarks, such as the Golden Dome , the "Word of Life" mural (commonly known as Touchdown Jesus ), and the Basilica . The school was founded on November 26, 1842, by Father Edward Sorin , CSC , who was also its first president, as an all-male institution on land donated by the Bishop of Vincennes (Indiana). Today, many Holy Cross priests continue to work for the university, including the president of the university. Notre Dame is a large, four-year, highly residential research university. Undergraduate students are organized into five colleges, Arts and Letters , Science , Engineering , Business , and Architecture . The latter is known for teaching New Classical Architecture and for awarding the globally renowned annual Driehaus Architecture Prize . The university offers over 50 foreign study abroad yearlong programs and over 15 summer programs
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University Of San Diego
The UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO (USD) is a private Roman Catholic university in San Diego
San Diego
, California
California
, United States. The university offers 42 baccalaureate degrees, and several degrees in law, nursing, (master's, PhD, and DNP), and other doctorate programs. The university comprises seven different academic colleges. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Environment and location * 3 Administration * 4 Academics * 4.1 Rankings * 5 Notable people * 5.1 Alumni * 5.2 Faculty * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links HISTORY Immaculata Parish Church at USD showing the architectural style of the campus Chartered in 1949, the university opened its doors to its first class of students in 1952 as the San Diego
San Diego
College
College
for Women . Reverend Charles F. Buddy, D.D. , then bishop of the Diocese of San Diego
San Diego
and Reverend Mother Rosalie Hill, RSCJ , a Superior Vicaress of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus , chartered the institution from resources drawn from their respective organizations on a stretch of land known as "Alcalá Park," named for San Diego
San Diego
de Alcalá . In September 1954, the San Diego
San Diego
College
College
for Men and the School of Law opened
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San Diego Toreros Men's Basketball
NCAA TOURNAMENT ROUND OF 32 2008 NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES 1984, 1987, 2003, 2008 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS 2003, 2008 CONFERENCE REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS 1984, 1987The SAN DIEGO TOREROS men's basketball team is a college basketball team that represents the University of San Diego
San Diego
in San Diego
San Diego
, California
California
. The school's team currently competes in the West Coast Conference . The team played in the NCAA Division I Men\'s Basketball Tournament in 2008 . The Toreros play their home games in the Jenny Craig Pavilion . They are currently coached by Lamont Smith . CONTENTS * 1 Rivalries * 2 Postseason results * 2.1 NCAA tournament results * 2.2 CIT results * 3 Recent results * 4 Toreros in the NBA * 5 References * 6 External links RIVALRIESUniversity of San Diego's biggest rival is San Diego
San Diego
State University. Since the 2001-2002 season the Toreros have been 3-12 against the Aztecs during the past 15 seasons. The past Torero win coming in the 2015-2016 in one of four games since 2011 to be played outside. The game took place at Petco Park and is the first time the park has hosted a basketball game. The Toreros won 53-48. POSTSEASON RESULTSNCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTSThe Toreros have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments . Their combined record is 1–4
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Denver Nuggets
The DENVER NUGGETS are an American professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado
Colorado
. The Nuggets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division . The team was founded as the DENVER LARKS in 1967 as a charter franchise of the American Basketball Association (ABA), but changed its name to ROCKETS before the first season. It changed its name again to the Nuggets in 1974. After the name change, the Nuggets played for the final ABA Championship title in 1976, losing to the New York Nets . The team has had some periods of success, qualifying for the ABA Playoffs for all seasons from 1967 to the 1976 ABA playoffs where it lost in the finals. The team joined the NBA in 1976 after the ABA–NBA merger and qualified for the NBA playoffs in nine consecutive seasons in the 1980s and ten consecutive seasons from 2004 to 2013. However, it has not made an appearance in a championship round since its last year in the ABA. The Nuggets play their home games at Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center
, which they share with the Colorado
Colorado
Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League (NLL)
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Bernie Bickerstaff
BERNARD TYRONE "BERNIE" BICKERSTAFF (born February 11, 1944) is an American basketball coach. He previously worked as the head coach for the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics , Denver Nuggets
Denver Nuggets
, Washington Bullets/Wizards , Charlotte Bobcats , and Los Angeles Lakers . He has also been an assistant for the Portland Trail Blazers , Chicago Bulls , Los Angeles Lakers , and Cleveland Cavaliers . He has served in numerous other NBA front office positions, and has been a consultant for the Harlem Globetrotters . CONTENTS * 1 Early years * 2 Professional career * 3 Head coaching record * 4 Awards and accolades * 5 Personal * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY YEARSHe was born in Benham, Kentucky , where his father and grandfather worked in the coal mines . He often had to endure open racism. He attended East Benham High School, where he was the starting point guard of the basketball team. After graduating in 1961, he moved to Cleveland where he had relatives, with the idea of joining the Army
Army
, but he instead accepted a basketball scholarship to play for Rio Grande College
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Sioux Falls Skyforce
The SIOUX FALLS SKYFORCE are an American professional basketball team that plays in the NBA G League . They are based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota , and currently play at Heritage Court in the Sanford Pentagon , a place they have called home since the 2013–14 season. The Skyforce began in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) in 1989. They played their home games at Sioux Falls Arena from then until the move to the Pentagon in 2013. They participated in four CBA championship finals, winning the championship trophy in 1996 (defeating the Fort Wayne Fury , four games to one) and 2005 (defeating the Rockford Lightning three games to one). CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Year-by-year record * 3 Current roster * 4 Affiliates * 5 Former affiliates * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORYThe teams' name was chosen from two entries in a contest to name the team in 1989 which yielded 1,045 suggestions. The names "Sky" and "Force" were combined to create the "Skyforce". The Skyforce have also hosted the CBA All-Star Game three times: in 1996, 2000 and 2003. In 2006, the Skyforce joined the D-League. In their first two seasons in the D-League, they were playoff contenders. In 2009, they suffered a 2-1 series loss in the first round to the Tulsa 66ers
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Continental Basketball Association
The CONTINENTAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (CBA) was a professional men's basketball minor league in the United States
United States
. For most of its existence the CBA was the second-tier of men's professional basketball in the United States
United States
behind the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA). The NBA formed a working agreement to develop players and referees in the CBA during the 1980s. Until the NBA formed the National Basketball Development League (now known as the NBA Gatorade League) in 2001, the CBA served as the official minor league to the NBA. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Achievements * 1.1.1 Integration * 1.1.2 Three-point line * 1.1.3 Collapsible rims * 1.1.4 10-day contract * 1.2 1999–2001 * 1.3 Revival * 2 Teams timeline * 3 CBA champions * 4 All-star games * 5 Notable figures * 6 CBA–NBA relationship * 7 Rules and gimmicks * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links HISTORYThe Continental Basketball
Basketball
Association was a professional basketball minor league from 1946 to 2009. It billed itself as the "World's Oldest Professional Basketball
Basketball
League", since its founding on April 23, 1946 pre-dated the founding of the National Basketball
Basketball
Association by two months
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Charlotte Bobcats
The CHARLOTTE HORNETS are an American professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina . The Hornets compete in the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA), as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division . The team is largely owned by former NBA player and North Carolina
North Carolina
native Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
, who acquired controlling interest in the team in 2010. The Hornets play their home games at the Spectrum Center in Uptown Charlotte . The original Hornets franchise was established in 1988
1988
as an expansion team , owned by George Shinn . In 2002 , Shinn's franchise relocated to New Orleans
New Orleans
and became the New Orleans
New Orleans
Hornets. In 2004 the NBA established the CHARLOTTE BOBCATS, which was regarded as a new expansion team at the time. In 2013, the New Orleans
New Orleans
franchise announced it would rebrand itself the New Orleans
New Orleans
Pelicans , ultimately returning the Hornets name, records, and official history (spanning 1988–2002) to Charlotte. The Bobcats were officially renamed the Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Hornets
for the 2014–15 NBA season
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Minnesota Timberwolves
The MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES are an American professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota
. The Timberwolves compete in the National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
(NBA), as a member club of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division . Founded in 1989, the team is owned by Glen Taylor . The Timberwolves play their home games at Target Center , their home since 1990. Like most expansion teams , the Timberwolves struggled in their early years, but after the acquisition of Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett
in the 1995 NBA draft , the team qualified for the playoffs in eight consecutive seasons from 1997 to 2004 . Despite losing in the first round in their first seven attempts, the Timberwolves won their first division championship in 2004 and advanced to the Western Conference Finals that same season. Garnett was also named the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for that season. The team has been in rebuilding mode for the past decade since missing the playoffs in 2005, and trading Garnett to the Boston Celtics