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Donald Knuth, basketball and computers in sport

Introduction Donald Knuth received a scholarship in 1956 to attend the Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio. During his time at the Institute, Donald was manager of the basketball team. His interests in observation, notation and computer programming were recorded in an IBM documentary. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhh8Ao4yweQ] Synergy At Case, Donald combined his interest in computers with his involvement in basketball. He had managed his High School basketball team and took on this role at Case during his undergraduate years (1956-1960). The Computer History Museum's biography of Donald includes this paragraph: Knuth's lifelong love affair with computers began as an undergraduate when he discovered the...