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First NCAA College basketball championship game...



Item # 659241

March 28, 1939

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, March 28, 1939

* Very first "March Madness" NCAA basketball championship, 1939

The sport's section (page 27) has a somewhat modest, one column report on the final game of the very first NCAA basketball championship ever held, with heading: "Oregon Five Halts Ohio State In Final" with a related subhead (see) With present-day interest in the NCAA tournament culminating in a highly hyped "March Madness" tournament which dominates the sports world for weeks, it is interesting to note the very modest beginning of this famed tournament. A rare opportunity for a newspaper account of the very first NCAA basketball championship. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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