Advisor

Paul Collins

Date of Award

1-1-2012

Document Type

Closed Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing

Department

English

Physical Description

1 online resource (vi, 90 pages)

Subjects

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

DOI

10.15760/etd.1181

Abstract

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.

Description

This thesis is only available to students, faculty and staff at PSU.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/8111

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