Thanks to Dopers who helped me write my recent football story set in 1948. It is being published in a pub that goes out to stadiums with a circ of about 100k.
I am now writing a new story about the 1978 NCAA championship. The game itself will be fictionalized, but I am looking for period detail to gussy up the story. The main character will also spend some time walking around St. Louis.
Keeping in mind the final game was on Monday, March 27, here are some questions I have for you:
If the final game ends on a Monday, and presuming the student-athletes still have classes, how do they get back to school, etc., without destroying their class schedule? For that matter, what happens to all their classes during the tournament (obviously this pertains equally to 1978 and 2008).
Although my final game will be fictionalized, any period detail about the stadium, events surrounding the game (tickets widely available, tickets not available, etc.)?
Any period detail about new NCAA basketball rules and policies back then? (For example, there was no 3-point shot then, right?)
Any period detail about St. Louis in March 1978?
Thanks for whatever help you can offer!