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1 USF 50 th Anniversary Oral History Project Oral History Program Florida Studies Center University of South Florida, Tampa Library D igital O bject I dentifier : U23 00055 Interviewee: Tony Grier I nterview er : Andrew Huse Interview date: January 27, 2005 I nterview location: Unknown Detailed Summary by: Kimberly Nordon Detailed Summary date: March 5, 2009 Final Edit by: Mary Beth Isaacson Final Edit date: March 10, 2009 Basketball Alumni 1979 to 1982 ; this also included the opening of the Sun Dome and the impact it had on the u niversity and the community. Began attending the University of South Florida in 1979. Grew up in Port Chester, New York. Des cribes his introduction to the u niversity and the recruiting and scouting system. Describes the academi c and campus life of the University of South Florida during the 1980s. Graduated with a B.A. in Sociology once his playing season was completed. Describes the complexities of being a student athlete. Chip Connor was the head coach of USF's basketball team during his tenure. He goes into great detail about his experience as a USF basketball player, and describes many specific games. Wrote the book A Raging Bull: Chasing the Big Time which is about the history of the USF b asketball program. Goes into gr e at detail about the u niversity's Athletic Department history as well as the b asketball program s history. In April of 1980 Lee Rose signed on to become head coach of the USF Basketball team, and he describes the impact of his new position. The s econd game in the USF Sun Dome was the dedication game against Duke University in which Coach Mike Krzyewski of Duke, made his first road game. Created the USF Sports Week on WUSF.
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interviewed by Andrew Huse.
Tampa, Fla. :
University of South Florida Tampa Library,
1 sound file (61 min.) :
digital, MPEG4 file +
e 1 transcript (digital, PDF file)
USF 50th (2006) anniversary oral history project
Tony Grier, former member of the USF basketball team, discusses the basketball program and the university during his time as a student in the early 1980s. Grier wrote a book about the history of the USF basketball program, and created USF Sports Week on WEDU.
Interview conducted January 27, 2005.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
University of South Florida
University of South Florida.
Huse, Andrew T.
University of South Florida Libraries.
Florida Studies Center.
Oral History Program.
University of South Florida.
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