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The Know the Game series is firmly established as the leading introduction to a huge range of sports. For years they have been the first step into a new sport for many people, children and adults alike. The series has now been relaunched in a new format and a modern design - making the best even better. The aim has been to make the books more accessible, and they are now packed with colour photos and illustrations, top tips and interesting facts. Each book contains everything you need to know about the sport, including equipment, rules, techniques and training tips. There's even information on how to find a club and meet new people to play the sport with. And having been written and endorsed by the sport's professional body, you can be sure that you are getting the best information available.
Pedro, Carlos (and Carlos), and Omar, Revised takes an inside look at the Mets' resurgence in the MLB thanks to the influx of Latino stars. With a priceless insider's view, New York Daily News Mets beat writer Adam Rubin examines the behind-the-scenes acquisition of the team's two poster boys for baseball's Latino explosion, as well as the team's dynamic new GM, Omar Minaya, and the team's rebirth as a major National League power behind All-Star third baseman David Wright and the team's new cleanup hitter, Carlos Delgado.
An account of a year in the life of the 2004 Trinity Bible College Lions, the worst college football team in the United States. Off to an atrocious start--losing the first game of the year 105-0--the Lions find themselves fighting for victory, but more importantly, dignity. Keeping the Faith is told through the eyes of a colorful group of characters, including Trinity's head coach, Rusty Bentley. A must-read sports book that is an antidote to every book about championship teams and winning coaches.
A lively, compact history of the important players, astonishing games, and rich traditions of the University of Maryland men's basketball program, this book includes candid observations from coaches, players, officials, and fans. There is no one more qualified to be your tour guide through any kind of history of Maryland basketball, whether it focuses on last season or twenty-five seasons ago, than Johnny Holliday. Not only has he been there all those years, but he really does know all the people who have been a part of the ups and the downs the program has gone through, not just the coaches but the players, the doctors, trainers, (and) heck, even the reporters who have covered the team. -- From the Foreword by John Feinstein
Indiana University has provided more than one hundred years of basketball thrills, with famous coaches like Bob Knight and Branch McCracken, colorful superstars Jimmy Rayl and Bobby Leonard, Big Ten MVPs Archie Dees and Calbert Cheaney, five national championships, and so much more. This new book reveals all the excitement and personality of a legendary program.
With 50,000 students in Austin and hundreds of thousands of alumni across the state, Longhorn sports fans outnumber actual longhorns by a wide margin. This enormous fan base will be thrilled to find - at long last - the ultimate book about the men's basketball team that has been front-page news for decades. Readers can finally get the details about 5-foot-11 guard Slater Martin, the only Longhorn currently in the Basketball Hall of Fame; Harold Bradley, who defected from coaching Duke to lead the Longhorns to three conference titles; Jack Gray, a 1930s star and the first player in the NCAA to use a one-hand shot; 1978 National Coach of the Year Abe Lemons, who loved to tell jokes at press conferences; Tom Penders' Running Horns of the 1990s; 2003 Player of the Year T.J. Ford; and 6-foot-7 Larry Robinson, probably the best player in team history, who turned pro and moved to Sweden to play ball in the early 1970s.A HUGE audience eagerly awaits this fine collection of stories about Longhorns men's basketball. Bill Little has covered UT sports for forty years, primarily for the Austin American-Statesman. He is also the author of Stadium Stories: Texas Longhorns.
Relive the glory days of Iowa basketball when fans shook the rafters in the old Fieldhouse thrilling at the play of All-Americans Murray Wier and Chuck Darling. Later they cheered the school's legendary Fabulous Five, who made two straight trips to the Final Four. And then came the unbeaten Big Ten champions of 1970, featuring the high scoring of John Johnson and the long-range shooting of Downtown Freddie Brown.Veteran sportswriter Buck Turnbull takes readers back to the controversial beginnings of the massive Fieldhouse, billed in 1926 as the largest building of its kind in the world. Hall of Fame coaches Sam Barry, Ralph Miller and Lute Olson performed their coaching wizardry there before Iowa teams moved into Carver-Hawkeye Arena.The thrills continued under Iowa's winningest coach, Tom Davis, with such star players as B.J. Armstrong, Roy Marble, Acie Earl and Andre Wooldridge. Hawkeye fans will treasure this book of basketball memories.
The Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech trace their football roots back to head coach John Heisman (of trophy fame), and they've been a national powerhouse ever since. From their fierce rivalry with the Bulldogs of Georgia to colorful players and coaches such as Eddie Lee Ivery, Bobby Dodd, Kim King, and three generations of Rhinos, this book is a treasure trove of Georgia Tech's glorious football past.
The Chicago Bears are perhaps the most storied franchise in NFL history. These Monsters of the Midway have captivated fans for decades with their tough play and their pantheon of football legends. Halas, Grange, Nagurski, Luckman, Sayers, Ditka, Payton, and Urlacher are but some of the names that have stirred fear and admiration in the hearts of opponents and boosters alike. The twelve stories in this collection remind football fans everywhere why this team represents what the sport is all about.