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basketball

(Encyclopedia) basketball, game played generally indoors by two opposing teams of five players each. Basketball was conceived in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith , a physical education instructor at the YMCA ...

Iowa

(Encyclopedia) Iowa ī´əwə [key], midwestern state in the N central United States. It is bounded by the Mississippi River, across which lie Wisconsin and Illinois (E); Missouri (S); Nebraska and South Dak...

Iowa (People)

(Encyclopedia) Iowa ī´əwə, –wā˝ [key], Native North Americans whose language belongs to the Siouan branch of the Hokan-Siouan linguistic stock (see Native American languages ); also called the ...

Cyclones

Find data about the most intense and deadliest cyclones from 1864 through present day. 1864 …

Iowa State University of Science and Technology

(Encyclopedia) Iowa State University of Science and Technology, at Ames, commonly known as Iowa State University; land-grant with state and federal support; coeducational; chartered 1858, opened 1868 as an ag...

Iowa City

(Encyclopedia) Iowa City, city (1990 pop. 59,738), seat of Johnson co., E Iowa, on both sides of the Iowa River; founded 1839 as the capital of Iowa Territory, inc. 1853. Among its manufactures are foam rubbe...

cyclone

(Encyclopedia) cyclone, atmospheric pressure distribution in which there is a low central pressure relative to the surrounding pressure. The resulting pressure gradient, combined with the Coriolis effect...

mountain men

(Encyclopedia) mountain men, fur trappers and traders in the Rocky Mts. during the 1820s and 30s. Their activities opened that region of the United States to general knowledge. Since the days of French domina...

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament 2002

March Madness 2002 A look into the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Gerry Brown InfoPlease Predictions: Final Four: Duke, Arizona, Kansas, Connecticut. National Champion: Kansas…

Iowa, University of

(Encyclopedia) Iowa, University of, at Iowa City; state supported; coeducational; chartered 1847, opened 1855. It has a noted program in the creative arts, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, one of the mos...