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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
An Author Book Signing Event : Philadelphia BIG 5 by Martin Earl Smith
Book will be for sale!
In the "City of Brotherly Love," there are few
things taken as seriously as local bragging rights. In a city that lives and
dies with its sports heroes, basketball is no exception. This volume traces the
lore and history behind Philadelphia's Big 5, an informal basketball league
that features five of the area's most prestigious colleges: LaSalle University,
Temple University, Saint Joseph's University, Villanova University, and the
University of Pennsylvania. Formed in 1955, the Big 5 pulls teams from the Ivy
League, the Big East, the American Athletic Conference, and, in the case of
both LaSalle and Saint Joseph's, the Atlantic 10. With a round-robin format,
each team plays the other once and best record takes home the trophy. In a
sport that has become a nationwide sensation, the spirit of Philadelphia lives
on, led by the most loyal and passionate fans in the world. Amazon.com