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Inside the Vault: The History of UConn Basketball Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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CONNECTICUT STATE LIBRARY “3rd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH”BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

logoConnecticut sports journalist and author Ken Davis will be at the Connecticut State Library on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from Noon to 12:45 to discuss his book The University of Connecticut Basketball Vault. This fascinating “interactive scrapbook” traces the entire history of the Huskies, from their humble beginnings in 1901 through the 2009-2010 season – from Louis Alexander to Kemba Walker. Davis’ book includes never-before-published photographs, artwork and replica memorabilia drawn from UConn’s campus archives and other sources. Davis’ talk will draw on his experience covering UConn basketball since 1985, when he began a 20-year stint as staff writer at The Hartford Courant.

Davis’ talk will be presented in Memorial Hall, Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford as part of the State Library and Museum of Connecticut History’s Third Thursday BrownBag Lunchtime speaker series. This series features a variety of speakers on various aspects of Connecticut history. All programs are free and open to the public and all attendees should feel free to bring their lunch. Mr. Davis will have copies of his book available for purchase and for autographing.

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Noon – 12:45
Connecticut State Library ~ Memorial Hall

About the Speaker: Ken Davis has more than 30 years experience as a sports journalist and currently is employed by FOXSports.com as the publisher, managing editor and lead writer for UConnPlaybook.com. He is also the author of The University of Kansas Basketball Vault published in December 2008. Prior to coming to Connecticut he was a sportswriter at newspapers in Kansas City, Kan., Kansas City, Mo., St. Joseph, Mo., Binghamton, N.Y., and Baltimore, Md. Davis has covered the basketball programs at Kansas, Syracuse, Maryland and Connecticut – four of the most prominent programs in the nation.

Davis is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) and the Football Writers Association of America. He is an 11-time winner in the USBWA writing contest and his work has been honored six times in the Associated Press Sports Editors writing contest. He has covered or attended every NCAA Men’s Final Four since 1985. He lives in Coventry, Conn., with his wife, Nancy.

About the State Library: The Connecticut State Library is an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut. The State Library provides a variety of library, information, archival, public records, museum, and administrative services to citizens of Connecticut, as well as the employees and officials of all three branches of State government. The Connecticut State Archives and the Museum of Connecticut History are components of the State Library.

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