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Department of Athletics. media guides, 1984-2009

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: KSU-16-02

Content Description

The collection consists of media guides that provide information about players, schedules, and statistics for all Kennesaw State University intercollegiate teams. The guides are published annually and include photographs of team members, coaches and support staff, as well as rosters, schedules, and statistics. Teams include baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, soccer, and softball, as well as cheerleading, cross country, and tennis. During the 1984-1985 to 1994-1995 seasons, Athletics published a comprehensive guide, which covered all intercollegiate sports played at Kenensaw State University. It was entitled, "Owl Sports," from 1984 to 1989. After that time, the publication title varies. The collection is organized into ten series by sport: All sports (1984-1985 - 1994-1995), Baseball (1992-2006), Basketball (Men's) (1993-1994, 1996-1997 - 2005-2006), Basketball (Women's) (1992-1993 - 2005-2006), Cross Country (1993), Golf (Men's) (2004-2005 - 2005-2006), Golf (Women's) (2005-2006), Soccer (2002-2005), Softball (1992-1993, 1995-1998, 2000-2006), and Volleyball (Women's) (2007). Some guides include related documents, such as prospectuses and programs.


  • Creation: 1984-2009


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state “right to privacy” laws. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal cause for action if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person. Privately donated materials may carry restrictions imposed by deed as a condition of donation and require the permission of the donor or donor’s agent. The KSU archives does not itself waive such restrictions, nor will it act as an advocate for any researcher seeking such waivers. KSU archives staff have taken care to identify and, in some cases, remove sensitive information found within its archival collections when undertaking archival processing work. However, privacy protected information may be revealed during use of the archival collections, particularly in those collections that are unprocessed or have been minimally processed. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within the archival collections, and further agree not to publish, publicize, or disclose such information to any other party for any purpose if found within the archival collections. Researchers agree to indemnify and hold harmless Kennesaw State University and its officers, employees, and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions, and expenses arising out of use of archival collections held by the Kennesaw State University Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for Official University records is held by Kennesaw State University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Permission to publish, reproduce, publicly display, broadcast, or distribute this material must be secured from the repository and/or copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics was created in 1981, with James "Spec" Landrum serving as the first Director of Athletics. Before that time, Kennesaw College students competed in intramural and extramural athletics, such as badminton, basketball, flag football, handball, soccer, softball, swimming, and volleyball. The college initially sponsored nine intercollegiate sports, which included women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's soccer, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's track, and women's volleyball. Baseball and slow-pitch softball were introduced in 1983. As of 2011, there are sixteen intercollegiate teams at Kennesaw State University, including men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country, golf, tennis, and track and field, as well as men's baseball and women's soccer, softball, and volleyball. In 2010, the university created a Football Exploratory Committee to investigate interest in beginning a football program. Kennesaw College teams originally joined the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as the "Golden Owls" and competed in the Georgia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. In 1986, the nickname is changed to the "Fighting Owls." Kennesaw State College joined Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 1992, competing in the Peach Belt Conference. In 2004, the school joined Division I of the NCAA, competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. After Landrum's retirement in 1987, Dave Waples was named as the new Athletics Director. Waples served in this position until 2011, with the appointment of Vaughn Williams. Kennesaw State University teams have garnered a number of titles.Note written by Anne Graham


2.50 cubic feet (1 record carton, 3 document cases)