NC Sports Annotated Topical Bibliography

Beam, J.M. They Played Here.
A superb sports history of the High Point area. High Point, N.C.: High Point Historical Society, 1990.

Carrow, H., and K. Smith. U.S. Olympic Festival.
A commemorative book with illustrations published by the N.C. Amateur Sports Foundation. Research Triangle Park, N.C.: North Carolina Amateur Sports, 1987. ISBN 0-917631-05-6

Cragg, Mike and Mike Sobb. Crowning Glory: The Story of Duke's 1991 Championship Season.
Durham: Duke University Press, 1991.

Crooks, E.J. The Ring Tournament in the United States.
Covers ring tournaments in North Carolina. Richmond, VA: Garnett & Massie, 1936.

Daly, David. One to Remember: The 1982 North Carolina Tar Heels NCAA Championship Team.
Asheboro, NC.: Down Home Press, 1991.

Devaney, John. Where are They Today?: Great Sports Stars of Yesterday.
Devaney summarizes personal interviews with American sports heroes, including North Carolina natives: Dick Groat (Duke Univ.) and Vinegar Bend Mizell (Winston-Salem). Includes updates on the athlete's present careers. New York: Crown Publishers, 1985. ISBN 0-517-55344-9

Downs, Murray Scott and Burton F. Beers. North Carolina State University: A Pictorial History.
Book published to commemorate State's centennial year in 1986-87. Black and white and color photos with detailed captions are included. Excellent section on sports at N.C. State. Raleigh, N.C.: N.C. State Alumni Association, 1987.

Dunnagan, Macon Rush. Red Strings Baseball Team of Yadkin County, N.C. 1896-1902.
New Bern, N.C.: Owen G. Dunn, 1956.

Games, History of the Highland.
Blowing Rock, Grand Father Mountain Highland Games, 1972.

Jacobs, Timothy. 100 Athletes Who Shaped Sports History.
Short chapters on famous sports figures from the early Romans to Ty Cobb and Carl Lewis. Includes entries on North Carolinians: Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer and Michael Jordan. San Francisco, Calif.: Bluewood Books, 1994. ISBN 0-912517-13-1

MacDonald, J.H. Highlanders '72.
Covers Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in detail. Toronto, Canada: Star Reader Service, 1972.

Mallon, Bill, and I. Buchanan. Quest for Gold.
An excellent encyclopedia of American Olympians which includes greats from North Carolina. New York: Leisure Press, 1984. ISBN 0-88011-217-4

Mandell, R. D. The Olympics of 1972: a Munich diary.
Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1991. ISBN 0-807819549

Morris, Jeannie. Brian Piccolo: A Short Season.
Delves into the running back's life off the field and the effect of cancer at age 26 on his career and family. A story of Brian's Song and Piccolo's relationship with Gale Sayers. A great human relations story. New York: Rand McNally, 1971. LOC 70-170647

Shaw, Whitney and Scott Smith. That Special Season: The Amazing First Year of the Charlotte Hornets.
Commemorative issue of the Hornets first NBA season. Includes summaries of each series with all 27 NBA teams. Charlotte: Shaw Publishing, 1989.

Sumner, Jim. A History of Sports in North Carolina.
Brief descriptive and pictorial history of the leading events in North Carolina sports between the colonial period and 1988. Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1990. ISBN 0-86526-241-1

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