This week on The Historians Podcast, the guest is Kate Fagan, author of HOOP MUSES-An Insider’s Guide to Pop Culture and the (Women’s) Game an Adventure through Basketball History (Twelve, 2023). Fagan is a native of Schenectady and writes for Sports Illustrated.
Fagan’s book covers the origins of basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891, and deals with topics such as the roots of the women’s game in the the first-ever collegiate game between Stanford and Cal, where men scaled the walls for a peek inside and the Chicago’s Club Store Co-Eds, the all-Black barnstorming squad of the 1930s.
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To be a women’s hooper is to be part of a long and proud tradition, according to Kate Fagan, but one not often celebrated in popular culture. HOOP MUSES is here to change that.
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