Steven Farney was born and raised near Wilson,
Kansas, and was a three-year basketball letterman for the Wilson
Dragons. As a junior in 1972, he was assigned a term paper and
while researching that assignment, he stumbled on a story about
the greatest Wilson Boy's Basketball Team, the 1929 Dragons. As
he read the story, he wondered who remembered the te am, the
coach and the magical season that culminated with the Dragons
earning the school's first trip to the state tournament. It was
an important moment for him and he decided then and there: If
the chance ever presented itself, he was going to write a series
of basketball history books that feartured teams and towns,
players and coaches in the state who had been forgotten with
Fast foward 32 years. In 2004, the opportunity
arose and since then he has authored three books on basketball
in the state of Kansas. In August 2006, he released "Title
Towns: Class BB Boys Basketball Champions of Kansas (1952-68).
In August 2007, he authored the second book in the series, "It's
Time to Play: Jack Gardner, Basketball and Kansas State
University". Both books detailed forgotten basketball
stories in the state. "Club 50" is the third
book in the series with more books hopefully to follow.
In addition to writing, Farney has appeared on
Kansas State University's Basketball DVD, "Tradition of
Champions: The History of Kansas State University Basketball,"
and also travels the state giving speeches about basketball
history and his research.
He is author of three books, Title
Towns!, It's Time to Play!,
and his newest book,
Club 50. For information about ordering your own
copy, click here.
If you have any interest in him speaking to your
group, he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.