1969/70 Basketball Team - The Busted Flush

Collegiate Student Special Feature 2019

Duration 5:22

This video was produced by students Chase Daftary and Alexandra Wendling. The idea came from former basketball great Dave Cowens, a member of the 1969/70 basketball team at FSU. Dave and other players talk about the team and the era. The team was nicknamed the "Busted Flush" due to the fact that the starters were four African-Americans and Dave Cowens who is white. This piece touches on the racial issues and life at a Southern school in 1969 and what was going on in America at that time. Archival footage was used and it tells the story of a basketball team and a turbulent time in American history.