• Sports & Recreation

The Greatest Basketball Story Ever Told

The Milan Miracle
Author: Greg Guffey
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253216311
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 205
View: 7590
Recounts how the basketball team from tiny, rural Milan, Indiana, won the state championship in 1954 on the last shot of the last game, and describes what happened to those involved.

    • Sports & Recreation

Echoes of Kansas Basketball

The Greatest Stories Ever Told
Author: Matthew Fulks,Triumph Books,Bill Self
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1572438681
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 203
View: 6435
Spanning decades with great columns from renowned writers, this time capsule recounts the greatest moments in Kansas lore and tracks the chronological progression of sports writing styles from the esoteric to the ultra-modern. The account details the Jayhawks from their roots of glory to their modern-day triumphs.

    • Sports & Recreation

Tales from Indiana High School Basketball


Author: Jeff Washburn
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
ISBN: 9781582614120
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 183
View: 2160
Basketball came of age in the high schools of Indiana. Washburn talks about the statistics and winning streaks, the personalities and emotions, the high-school kids who became heroes. More than a compilation of intriguing roundball stories, this shows a way of life in the Hoosier State.

    • Sports & Recreation

Tales from the Tar Heel Locker Room


Author: Ken Rappoport
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1596700068
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 180
View: 8773
Tales from the Tar Heel Locker Room: Second Edition is a compilation of the best notes, quotes and anecdotes from North Carolina lore. In these pages, you will meet a coach nicknamed "Bloody Neck," a player called "The Blind Bomber," and a team known as the "White Phantoms." Of course, there is also Bones McKinney, one of basketball's all-time funnymen. With Bones, the Heels laughed all the way to the 1946 NCAA finals. At the end, they cried after losing. Then there is Frank McGwire, whose "Underground Railroad" carried the Tar Heels to an undefeated season and a national title in 1957. The 2005 NCAA championship run is told! And, of course, there is Smith and the extraordinary Michael Jordan.

    • Sports & Recreation

One Small Town, One Crazy Coach

The Ireland Spuds and the 1963 Indiana High School Basketball Season
Author: Mike Roos
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253010357
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 324
View: 4072
In the summer of 1962, the peripatetic and irrepressible Pete Gill was hired on a whim to coach basketball at tiny Ireland High School. There he would accomplish, against enormous odds, one of the great small-town feats in Indiana basketball history. With no starters taller than 5’10", few wins were predicted for the Spuds. Yet, after inflicting brutal preseason conditioning, employing a variety of unconventional motivational tactics, and overcoming fierce opposition, Gill molded the Spuds into a winning team that brought home the town’s first and only sectional and regional titles. Relying on narrative strategies of creative nonfiction rather than strict historical rendering, Mike Roos brings to life a colorful and varied cast of characters and provides a compelling account of their struggles, wide-ranging emotions, and triumphs throughout the season.

    • Sports & Recreation

Tales from the North Carolina Tar Heels Locker Room

A Collection of the Greatest UNC Basketball Stories Ever Told
Author: Ken Rappoport
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1613212887
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 6382
Ken Rappoport’s Tales from the North Carolina Tar Heels Locker Room is a compilation of the best notes, quotes, and anecdotes from North Carolina lore. Meet a coach nicknamed “Bloody Neck,” a player called “The Blind Bomber,” and a team known as the “White Phantoms.” And, of course, there is the extraordinary Michael Jordan. Tales from the North Carolina Tar Heels Locker Room captures the anecdotes and memories that have defined this team from the early twentieth century up through their incredible success in the 2000s. A must-have for any Tar Heels fan!

    • History

The Golden Age of Indiana High School Basketball


Author: Greg Guffey
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253218186
Category: History
Page: 215
View: 4048
The years 1945–1959 marked the time when basketball truly became the sport of Indiana. High school basketball bound together communities across the state and interest in the sport rose to a new level. The period saw the Milan/Muncie Central game, given new fame through the movie Hoosiers. It also saw the first televised game, the start of the career of Oscar Robertson (who played for Crispus Attucks), and friendly town rivalries to build the state's biggest gymnasium. It was a time before the massive consolidations of the 1960s and '70s, with more than 700 teams involved in basketball tournaments. (There are some 300 now.) Greg Guffey captures the flavor of the period and showcases many of the best teams, players, and coaches. This is a book for all fans of Indiana basketball.

    • Self-Help

The Greatest Story Ever Told


Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 9781455569588
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
View: 2293
In 1976, John Maxwell was excited to receive a book as a gift. The title: The Greatest Story Ever Told. Imagine his shock when he opened it to find all the pages blank-except for a note from the giver that said, "John, your life is before you. Fill these pages with kind acts, good thoughts, and matters of your heart. Write a great story with your life." This was John's invitation to become proactive in writing his own life story. And it marked him. Now John extends that same offer to you and people you care about. It's time to become intentional about writing your own story of significance. THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD is the perfect companion for every milestone: Promotion Graduation Wedding New Year Begin writing your story today.

    • Music

Tales From Boilermaker Country: A Collection of the Greatest Stories Ever Told


Author: Doug Griffiths
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1613214944
Category: Music
Page: 999
View: 6307
The history of Purdue athletics is sometimes funny, sometimes poignant and triumphant and often pretty amazing -- but always uniquely human. Along the way many characters have arisen in over 11 decades of competition and nearly 200 of these great stories are chronicled in Tales from the Boilermaker Country. On the hardwood, readers will learn why Purdue turned down its first opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament, allowing archrival Indiana to win the 1940 title and how the first "Big Dog" in Purdue men's basketball history wasn't Glenn Robinson. From the football sidelines, the authors reveal the dramatic incident which almost cost the lives of Rose Bowl heroes Bob Griese and George Catavolas at the 1967 Hula Bowl. Also, readers will find out how long-time New York Yankees' owner George Steinbrenner became an assistant coach for the Purdue football team and a quarter century later was instrumental in luring the Boilermakers' NCAA Final Four coach away from ! Purdue. Included are the stories of Purdue's national championship teams; the 1961 golf team which was led by a player that never lost to golfing legend Jack Nicklaus and the triumphant story of the 1999 Purdue women's basketball team surviving three coaching changes en route to a national title. You will enjoy reading stories from some of the colorful characters in the school's past: Mike Alstott, Lin Dunn, Gene Keady, George King, Ward "Piggy" Lambert, Jack Mollenkopf, Michael "Scooby" Scearce, Moose Skowron and Joe Tiller -- to name a few. And you will travel back to the early days and the origins of Boilermaker sports when the team traveled by train and continue through the digital age when Heisman Trophy hopeful Drew Brees was promoted for the award in cyberspace.

    • Sports & Recreation

Tales from the Chicago Bulls Locker Room

A Collection of the Greatest Bulls Stories Ever Told
Author: Bill Wennington,Kent McDill
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1613216718
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 6670
Chicago Bulls fans thought they had it so good. From 1991 through 1993 the Bulls won three consecutive NBA titles behind the talents of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. When Jordan retired in the fall of 1993, those fans thought the good times were over. In the fall of 1995, however, Jordan was ready to make a full return to NBA action, Pippen was still the best number-two man in basketball, and then bad-boy Dennis Rodman was signed to join the franchise that had grown to hate him. Suddenly, the Bulls had the greatest team in NBA history. Tales from the Chicago Bulls Locker Room tells some of the inside stories from that team, the one that won three more NBA titles from 1996 through 1998. Seen from the eyes of three-time NBA champion center Bill Wennington, the Bulls come to life from an insider’s point of view. Followed everywhere and talked about endlessly, the 1995-96 Bulls captured a national and international audience and continued to keep all eyes upon them for three seasons. Fans will read about some of the most famous names in basketball history. Jordan, the demanding team leader; Pippen, the true teammate; Rodman, the reckless rebounder; Toni Kukoc, the outsider; Ron Harper, the former star-turned-role player; Luc Longley, the affable Aussie; Steve Kerr, the John Paxson sequel; all playing for Phil Jackson, the Zen master coach. These are stories fans have not heard before, but it’s not their fault. They just weren’t there the way Bill Wennington was. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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But They Can't Beat Us!: Oscar Robertson and the Crispus Attucks Tigers


Author: Randy Roberts
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1613215088
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 999
View: 1008
The Crispus Attucks High School basketball teams of 1955 and 1956 made Indiana basketball history as the first all-black team to win a state championship and then as the first undefeated team ever to win the championship. The story of Oscar Robertson’s dedication to the game and of the unforgettable Attucks’s teams of the 1950s are told in this inspiring book that brings together race, joy, and achievement during a critical time in Indiana and American history. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Tales from the Purdue Boilermakers Locker Room

A Collection of the Greatest Boilermaker Stories Ever Told
Author: Douglas Griffiths,Tom Schott,Alan Karpick
Publisher: Sports Pub
ISBN: 9781613217771
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 1198
The history of Purdue athletics is sometimes funny, sometimes poignant and triumphant, and often pretty amazing—but always uniquely human. Along the way many characters have arisen in over twelve decades of competition and nearly two hundred of these great stories are chronicled in this book, first published in 2003. On the hardwood, readers will learn why Purdue turned down its first opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament, allowing archrival Indiana to win the 1940 title and how the first “Big Dog” in Purdue men’s basketball history wasn’t Glenn Robinson. From the football sidelines, the authors reveal the dramatic incident that almost cost the lives of Rose Bowl heroes Bob Griese and George Catavolos at the 1967 Hula Bowl. Also, readers will find out how long-time New York Yankees’ owner George Steinbrenner became an assistant coach for the Purdue football team and a quarter century later was instrumental in luring the Boilermakers’ NCAA Final Four coach away from Purdue. Included are the stories of Purdue’s national championship teams, including the 1961 golf team, which was led by a player who never lost to golfing legend Jack Nicklaus, and the triumphant story of the 1999 Purdue women’s basketball team surviving three coaching changes en route to a national title. Readers will enjoy stories from some of the colorful characters in the school’s past: Mike Alstott, Lin Dunn, Gene Keady, George King, Ward “Piggy” Lambert, Jack Mollenkopf, Michael “Scooby” Scearce, Moose Skowron, and Joe Tiller—to name a few. And you will travel back to the early days and the origins of Boilermaker sports and continue through the digital age, following the likes of Heisman Trophy hopeful Drew Brees and many more Boilermaker legends.

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The Milan Miracle

The Town that Hoosiers Left Behind
Author: Bill Riley
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253020956
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 194
View: 3093
Will lightning ever strike twice? Can David beat Goliath a second time? These questions haunt everyone in the small town of Milan, Indiana, whose basketball team inspired Hoosiers, the greatest underdog sports movie ever made. From a town of just 1,816 residents, the team remains forever an underdog, but one with a storied past that has them eternally frozen in their 1954 moment of glory. Every ten years or so, Milan has a winning season, but for the most part, they only manage a win or two each year. And still, perhaps because it’s the only option for Milan, the town believes that the Indians can rise again. Bill Riley follows the modern day Indians for a season and explores how the Milan myth still permeates the town, the residents, and their high level of expectations of the team. Riley deftly captures the camaraderie between the players and their coach and their school pride in being Indians. In the end, there are few wins or causes for celebration—there is only the little town where basketball is king and nearly the whole town shows up to watch each game. The legend of Milan and Hoosiers is both a blessing and a curse.

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Loose Balls


Author: Terry Pluto
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439127520
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 464
View: 7074
What do Julius Erving, Larry Brown, Moses Malone, Bob Costas, the Indiana Pacers, the San Antonio Spurs and the Slam Dunk Contest have in common? They all got their professional starts in the American Basketball Association. What do Julius Erving, Larry Brown, Moses Malone, Bob Costas, the Indiana Pacers, the San Antonio Spurs and the Slam Dunk Contest have in common? They all got their professional starts in the American Basketball Association. The NBA may have won the financial battle, but the ABA won the artistic war. With its stress on wide-open individual play, the adoption of the 3-point shot and pressing defense, and the encouragement of flashy moves and flying dunks, today's NBA is still—decades later —just the ABA without the red, white and blue ball. Loose Balls is, after all these years, the definitive and most widely respected history of the ABA. It's a wild ride through some of the wackiest, funniest, strangest times ever to hit pro sports—told entirely through the (often incredible) words of those who played, wrote and connived their way through the league's nine seasons.

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Betaball

How Silicon Valley and Science Built One of the Greatest Basketball Teams in History
Author: Erik Malinowski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501158198
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 400
View: 9008
Moneyball meets The City Game in this compelling look at how the NBA champion Golden State Warriors embraced savvy business practices, next-gen science, and the corporate culture of Silicon Valley to not only produce one of the greatest basketball teams in history but also revolutionize the NBA. Discover the definitive, inside account of how the Warriors, under the leadership of venture capitalist Joe Lacob and Hollywood producer Peter Guber, quickly became one of the most remarkable success stories ever, both in sports and business. In just five years, they turned a declining franchise with no immediate hope into one of the greatest teams in basketball, a period that included the rise of All-Star point guard Stephen Curry and two NBA championships in the past three years. By operating in "beta"—always innovating, unafraid to embrace change, encouraging risk—the Warriors have become a model organization for American professional sports, instituting the best workplace principles found inside the world's most successful corporations and instilling a top-down organizational ethos that allows their employees to thrive, from the front office to the free-throw line. With in-depth access and meticulous reporting on and off the court, acclaimed journalist Erik Malinowski recounts a gripping tale of worlds colliding, a team's reinvention, ordinary people being pushed to extraordinary heights, and the Golden State Warriors' unending quest to remain the best.

    • Religion

The Book of Man

Readings on the Path to Manhood
Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1595554203
Category: Religion
Page: 608
View: 6178
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MAN Raising up men has never been easy, but today is seems particularly tough. The young and old need heroes to embody the eternal qualities of manhood: honor, duty, valor, and integrity. InThe Book of Man, William J. Bennett points the way, offering a positive, encouraging, uplifting, realizable idea of manhood, redolent of history and human nature, and practical for contemporary life. Using profiles, stories, letters, poems, essays, historical vignettes, and myths to bring his subject to life, The Book of Man defines what a man should be, how he should live, and to what he should aspire in several key areas of life: war, work, leisure, and more. "Whether we take up the sword, the plow, the ball, the gavel, our children, or our Bibles," says Bennett, "we must always do it like the men we are called to be."The Book of Man shows how.

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

An Oral History
Author: Nick Offerman,Megan Mullally
Publisher: Dutton
ISBN: 1101986670
Category:
Page: 320
View: 4598
At last, the full story behind Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman's epic romance, including stories, portraits, and the occasional puzzle, all telling the smoldering tale that has fascinated Hollywood for almost two decades. Featuring anecdotes, hijinks, interviews, photos, and a veritable grab bag of tomfoolery, this is not only the intoxicating book that Mullally's and Offerman's fans have been waiting for, it might just hold the solution to the greatest threat facing our modern world: the single life.

    • Performing Arts

Free for All

Joe Papp, The Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Every Told
Author: Kenneth Turan,Joseph Papp
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 0767931696
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 640
View: 3262
An oral history of the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Public Theater draws on interviews with 160 celebrity contributors including Meryl Streep, James Earl Jones and Kevin Kline to trace the pivotal artistic contributions of producer and director Joe Papp.

    • History

Hoosier High School Basketball


Author: Robert Adams,Bob Adams
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738519913
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 3131
Indiana is the first state that comes to mind when one thinks of high school basketball. The game itself is an important part of the history of the state. From reports of the first game in 1894 to the heyday when Hoosier high school gyms were filled beyond capacity, "Hoosierism" and basketball have had a long and eventful relationship. Towns and cities, large and small alike, all across the state, have for generations united around their high school basketball teams. Hoosier High School Basketball chronicles the long and colorful history of the players, coaches, schools, and fans that have tied the game's history to Indiana. In a collection of over 200 vintage images, author Bob Adams details the achievements and contributions made by many of the sport's great players and coaches.