Mannie L. Jackson University of Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame

Mannie L Jackson https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/globetrotters-owner-will-hold-court/article_f12c9418-2a1c-565e-93a1-cad853f0e256.html

Mannie Jackson and Harlem Globetrotters https://www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/mannie-jackson/

State Farm Center/Assembly Hall http://www.statefarmcenter.com/arena-info/about-state-farm-center

James Naismith https://www.thoughtco.com/james-naismith-basketball-1991639

Calhoun County Peaches https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-met-calhoun-county-peaches-kass-20180817-story.html

Maple Floors https://blog.cityfloorsupply.com/why-are-sports-floors-always-made-out-of-maple-wood/#:~:text=Its%20high%20shock%20resistance%20is,fatigue%20in%20the%20athletes’%20joints.&text=Bowling%20alley%20floors%20and%20even%20the%20pins%20are%20constructed%20from%20maple%20wood.

Coach Lou Henson https://www.pjstar.com/article/20110622/NEWS/306229918

Coach Henson Record https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/coaches/lou-henson-1.html

The Whiz Kids: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2005-01-26-0501260392-story.html

Horween Leather Basketballs https://tradevistas.org/from-factory-to-finals-how-are-basketballs-made/

Illinois Basketball Players with Agriculture Connections https://fightingillini.com/documents/2020/11/22//3_Fighting_Illini_025_050.pdf?id=31902

#3 Jacob Grandison Major: Earth, Society & Environmental Responsibility

#34 Jermaine Hamlin Major: Human Development and Family Studies (College of Agriculture (ACES))

#2 Connor Serven Major: Agriculture and Consumer Economics

University of Illinois as a Land Grant School (1862-Thanks President Lincoln) https://admissions.illinois.edu/Discover/history#:~:text=UIUC%20began%20with%20the%20working,as%20a%20land%2Dgrant%20institution.

#11 Ayo Dosunmu Favorite Food? Macaroni and Cheese!

Champaign Illinois, home to University of Illinois as well as Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Processing plant, making over 1/2 of all Mac and Cheese across the nation! https://www.dallasnews.com/business/2020/04/09/we-cant-make-enough-mac-and-cheese-processed-food-is-undergoing-a-renaissance/

Here is a “Basketball Charm” activity to do with your students to help showcase the connections between basketball and agriculture:

Marcus Liberty https://www.marcusliberty.com/people/marcus-liberty/

Illini Players Show with Marcus Liberty and Patrick Quinn

Marcus Liberty Bobblehead

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