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NCAA Basketball Rules

The NCAA Collegiate Athletic Bureau produced and distributed rules booklets. They contained the official rules of the National Basketball Committee. It is unknown when these booklet began being issues. Inside these booklets, it states that the rules represent the NCAA, the National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations, the YMCA, the Amateur Athletic Union, as well as Canadian associations. Earlier booklets were very plain looking. As time went on, they changed cover format's slightly and added more advertisements to the booklets. Generally, they are 40-50 pp. in length. Early on, Oswald Tower was the editor of the booklet. John W. Bunn later became editor and served in that capacity until the late 1960s when Dr. Edward S. Steitz took over the position. The NCAA continued to produce these booklets and other types of basketball booklets well past 1970 - our stopping point for vintage basketball.

NCAA Basketball Rules - 1951
NCAA Basketball Rules - 1963
NCAA Basketball Rules - 1966
NCAA Basketball Rules - 1967
NCAA Basketball Rules - 1969
NCAA Basketball Rules - 1970

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My Favorite Items

1933 C.A. Briggs Basketball
B33 Basket Ball Flannels 1912
Basket Ball Rules for 1893
Hamilton King L5 Leather 1912
Ken-Wel Advertising 1920
Naismith's Phog Allen Portrait Print 1936
Spalding Men - 1896
Spalding Men - 1899/1900
Spalding Women - 1901