The collection is composed of five boxes of programs, media guides, news reports, schedules, rosters, ephemera and other material related to the men's basketball team of William & Mary. There is also a folder of material pertaining to youth basketball camps held at the college in the 1980s and 1990s. Although the men's basketball team was organized earlier, the material in this collection is derived from the year 1925 onwards with a majority of the material pertaining to the years after 1970.
This collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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Biographical / Historical
The William & Mary has been represented in intercollegiate men's basketball competition since the first decade of the 20th century. Over the course of its long history, the men's basketball team has competed in three athletic conferences, including the Colonial Athletic Association which the college has been a member of since 1982. The team has won three conference titles in the CAA. The men's basketball team is yet to make an appearance in the NCAA tournament, making it one of only five original Division 1 NCAA teams in history to have never participated in that tournament. Several former William and Mary players have gone on to play basketball professionally in Europe, Australia and minor leagues in the United States.