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Hoop Dreams, c. 1952

Carl Glasow D’52, (No. 32, third from left above) played varsity basketball with the Duke Blue Devils during his senior year at the Divinity School. A former center at Cornell University, Glasow arrived at Duke with a remaining year of collegiate eligibility. He was a sub for first-team center Dick Crowder T’52, D’55 (No. 33, third from right and inset). All-American Dick Groat (No. 10) led the team to a 26-5 record and the Southern Conference championship.

“All work and no play makes a divine a dull boy.” Basing an athletic program on this, or a similar proposition, the Divinity School student body fields intramural teams in five different sports. …As cold weather set in the boys shifted … to the basketball court. After a slow start, the team under the direction of coach [Bob] Barefield won its division championship … the third in a row for Divinity School teams. One of our seniors, Carl Glasow, distinguished himself and the school by playing on the university varsity team, gaining widespread press recognition.

— The Duke Circuit Rider 1952