“If you want a perspective of the evolution of basketball in this country, this book will be an excellent addition to your basketball library. It is well-written, entertaining, and full of pictures to enhance the storybook tale. This is one history book that I plan to re-read.”—Jan Travers, editor, Court Awareness

“Janice Beran’s book recounts the century of girls’ basketball in Iowa prior to the final conversion (some would say capitulation) to five-player basketball. It is a rich, vibrant history of a sport handed down from mother to daughter, which helped sustain community life in small Iowa towns for decades.”—Feminist Collections

“Beran captures the passion and commitment of the players and explains how the game became an integral part of the life of families and communities. Easily read and rich with facts and illustrations, this work will be well received by players, fans, and devotees of popular Iowa history.”—Annals of Iowa

From Six-on-Six to Full Court Press is a complete history of Iowa women’s high school, college, and recreational basketball. Beran’s exhaustive research . . . covers legendary players and coaches, changes in rules, stats on Iowa girls’ high school records, alterations in playing styles and uniforms, along with the heart-stopping excitement of the state tournament.”—Hoop Source

1. Bloomers and Basketball, 1893-1919
2. The First Tournaments, the First Champions, 1920-1934
3. Small Town Teams Win Big-time Support, 1935-1949
4. From Prime Time TV to Title IX, 1950-1972
5. Divided Court to Full Court Play, 1973-1993
6. State Tournament
7. Women's Basketball: College Ball, Business and Industry Teams, AAU Ball, and International Competition
8. Cheers to Girls' Basketball
9. More than Money: The Significance of Girls' Basketball for Players and Community
10. The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union: A Million Dollar Operation
A. Golden Placque of Distinction to the Superlative Iowa Coach
B. Iowa Girls' Basketball Hall of Fame Members
C. Season Scoring Records: Six-Player
D. Season Scoring Records: Five-Player
E. Career Scoring Records: Six-Player
F. Career Scoring Records: Five-Player
G. State Tournament Single Game High Scorers: Six-Player
H. State Tournament: Single Game High Scorers: Five-Player
I. Iowans Selected to 1935-1993 AAU and Kodak All-American Teams

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99 photos