Montana State's Golden Bobcats: 1929 Basketball National Champions

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Ashworth “Cat” Thompson and brothers Frank and Orland Ward didn’t know what to expect when they left southern Utah in the fall of 1926. They arrived in Bozeman to play on the Montana State College basketball team under charismatic coach and fellow Utah native Ott Romney and Assistant Coach Schubert Dyche. Teamed with Montana products Brick Breeden and Max Worthington the following season, the core formed one of the best teams in the country. Despite Romney returning to Provo at the end of 1928, the Bobcats persevered in ’29 under Schubert to win the consensus college national basketball championship, with Cat and Frank Ward earning All-American honors. Author Paul R. Wylie recounts the on- and off-court challenges and triumphs of the Bobcats’ Golden team.
ISBN: 9781467150415
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Montana
Series: Sports
Images: 50
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Bozeman author Paul R. Wylie graduated from Montana State College in 1959 with a degree in chemical engineering, followed by a law degree in 1965 from American University in Washington, D.C. After retirement as an intellectual property rights attorney, he set about researching and writing history, authoring Oklahoma Press’s The Irish General: Thomas Francis Meagher (2007) and Blood on the Marias: The Baker Massacre (2016).
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