Just for Fun
The Story of AAU Women’s Basketball
Bob Ikard

The previously untold story of women’s basketball’s beginnings“Ikard (a basketball aficionado and amateur historian) offers a meticulous history of women’s basketball in the US—from the first game played at Smith College in 1892 to the 1970s—but he focuses on the AAU in the first half of the 20th century. . . . This period of women’s basketball is rarely discussed, so Ikard’s book will be valuable to sports historians. . . . Highly recommended.”

“Exceptional chronicle of a sorely overlooked period in American sports.”
—Ron Wynn, Nashville City Paper

“Well documented for a history aimed at the general reader, Ikard’s work is likely to become a launching point for a renewed look into a corner of women’s and sports history overlooked by researchers.”
—Bill Smith, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

original cloth edition

6 x 9, 290 pages, 51 photographs, index
$19.95 (s) paper
ISBN 978-1-55728-889-9 | 1-55728-889-5

$24.95 (s) cloth
ISBN 978-1-55728-783-0 | 1-55728-783-X