Portland State University. Department of English
Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing
1 online resource (vi, 90 pages)
Purple Aces, Arad McCutchan, Dick Walters, University of Evansville -- Basketball -- History, Basketball teams -- Indiana -- Evansville -- History, Basketball coaches -- Indiana -- Evansville -- History, Aircraft accidents -- Indiana -- Evansville
On Dec. 13, 1977, the University of Evansville men's basketball team, its coaches and other university employees were killed in a plane crash at Dress Regional Airport on the city's north side. Months later, a brash outsider named Dick Walters began rebuilding the basketball program. Four years later, he led the Purple Aces to the school's first Division 1 NCAA tournament. This thesis explores the relationship between the town and the team in the years after the crash.
Beaven, Stephen W., "Rebound: The Resurrection of a Hometown Team" (2012). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1182.