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Southwest Conference (U.S.). Southwest Conference Men's Basketball - Page 5. 1995-1996. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 29, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/1602/show/1447.

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Southwest Conference (U.S.). (1995-1996). Southwest Conference Men's Basketball - Page 5. University of Houston Sports Championship Publications. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/1602/show/1447

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Title Southwest Conference Men's Basketball
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  • Southwest Conference (U.S.)
Publisher Southwest Conference (U.S.)
Date 1995-1996
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  • Basketball
  • College sports
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  • Southwest Conference (U.S.)
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  • programs (documents)
Language English
Physical Description 160 page document
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Original Item Location ID 2009-006, Box 7, Folder 9
Original Collection Athletics Department Records
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=412
Digital Collection University of Houston Sports Championship Publications
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Transcript The Southwest Conference Fe Baylor University Enrollment 12,000 Nickname Bears Colors Green & Gold President Dr. Robert B. Sloan, Jr. Athletic Director Dr. Dick Ellis University of Houston Enrollment 29,461 Nickname Cougars Colors Scarlet & White President Dr. Glenn A. Goerke Athletic Director William C. Carr, III Rice University Enrollment 2,600 Nickname Owls Colors Blue & Gray President Dr. Malcom Gillis Athletic Director Bobby May Southern Methodist University Enrollment 5,247 Nickname Mustangs Colors Red & Blue President R. Gerald Turner Athletic Director Jim Copeland University of Texas Enrollment 47,957 Nickname Longhorns Colors Burnt Orange & White President Dr. Robert Berdahl Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds Texas A&M University Enrollment 43,256 Nickname Aggies Colors Maroon & White President Dr. Ray M. Bowen Athletic Director Wally Groff Texas Christian University Enrollment 6,975 Nickname Horned Frogs Colors Purple & White President Dr. William Tucker Athletic Director Frank Windegger Texas Tech University Enrollment 23,952 Nickname Red Raiders Colors Scarlet & Black President Dr. Robert Lawless Athletic Director Bob Bockrath Southwest Conference competition officially ends with the 1996 SWC postseason baseball tournament, but the success, tradition and excellence of the circuit live on in such events as the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, solid NCAA finishes and the futures of millions of student-athletes and undergraduates who have been associated with 12 universities which composed the conference from 1914-96. A sound Olympic tradition, 339 first team All-America choices in the sports of football, basketball and baseball alone, over 200 GTE-CoSIDA Academic All-America beneficiaries in 17 sports since 1952, five Heisman Trophy winners, five Outland Trophy winners, three Vince Lombardi Trophy recipients, one Jim Thorpe Award victor, and nine decades of excellence are just some of the many-faceted fruits reaped by the still-successful Southwest Conference. Little did a small group know on May 6, 1914, that it would leave a legacy that spanned many generations when the first organizational meeting of the proposed Southwest Conference was held at the Oriental Hotel in Dallas. Since that fateful day, the conference survived two world wars, a pair of armed conflicts in Asia, rugged financial turmoil during the Great Depression years, and the conflicts and controversies that make college athletics the unique and entertaining aspect of society over three-quarters of a decade later. Entering the 1995-96 competitive seasons of nine men's championships (the 81st consecutive year of SWC competition in two sports or more) and nine women's title attaining sports (in the SWCs 12th year if women's intercollegiate competition, starting in Sept., 1982), the SWC can boast of 63 NCAA or national wire service football championships in a total of 15 different men's and women's sports. In its infancy the SWC had an even wider geographical area than the current, eight university league. Present for the May 6 meeting were representatives from Baylor University, Southwestern University, Oklahoma A&M College (now Oklahoma State), Texas A&M College, Louisiana State University, the University of Arkansas and the University of Texas. At a meeting of the fledgling group on Dec. 8, 1914, representatives from the University of Oklahoma and Rice Institute (now Rice University) at the Rice Hotel in Houston also were in attendance. Arkansas, Baylor, Southwestern, Oklahoma, Oklahoma A&M, Texas A&M, and Texas joined the two new colleges as charter members of what was called the Southwest Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The nation's fifth-oldest Division I conference was off and literally running. By March, 1915, the SWC already had it first football All-America choice in Oklahoma back Forest Geyer (1915) and had crowned its first basketball team champion after the 1914- 15 campaign in Texas (5-0), which edged Rice (5-1) by a half game for honors. In 1918 Rice returned to gridiron action while Southern Methodist University permanently replaced Southwestern, based in Georgetown, Texas, in the football standings. Oklahoma, which captured the initial football championship during the 1915 season, withdrew in 1920 and was replaced in that one season by Phillips University of Enid, Oklahoma. Oklahoma A&M lasted until 1925 before leaving the league, but Texas Christian University of Fort Worth entered the scene during the 1923 season for the first of its 73 SWC campaigns. And when the conference began, the annual membership fee was a nominal $ 10. By 1932 annual dues was ficed at $100, and it had remained one of the nation's best athletics bargains for almost a century. On Nov. 24,1921, the first ex-officio "broadcast" of a sports event of any kind took place when Texas A&M cadets W.A. "Doc" Tolson and Harry M. Saunders joined electrical maintenance staffer B. Lewis Wilson to produce a wireless account of the 0-0 tie between the Aggies and Texas Longhorns in football. That was followed by the first actual radio broadcast Southwest Conference Basketball sure