Inside Women's College Basketball

Anatomy of Two Seasons

Author: Richard G. Kent

Publisher: Taylor Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

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This book, written by five reporters who covered women's basketball for most of the 1990s, follows the exploits of the teams heavily favored to contend for the national championship in 1999-2000: Tennessee, Connecticut, Rutgers, and Notre Dame. The paperback updates the sport through the 2001 season, introducing the reader to the new stars and characters who emerged in 2000-2001. 25 photos.

A Season Inside

One Year in College Basketball

Author: John Feinstein

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 0307800911

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

View: 1456

Feinstein takes readers inside the locker rooms, the grueling practices, the late-night strategy sessions. They get a close-up look at recruiting, referees, injuries, winning, losing, and the private lives of the game's biggest stars.

Lady Vols and UConn

The Greatest Rivalry

Author: Richard Kent

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595487378

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 164

View: 5379

UConn was a fledging women's basketball program that had been to one Final Four as of 1995. Tennessee was the king of the hill having won 7 National Championships and having produced some of the greatest women's players of all time. Pat Summitt was and is the head coach and is widely considered to be one of the top coaches in women's or men's college basketball history. In fact, she turned down the Tennessee head men's coaching job. She agreed to play Geno Auriemma and UConn in 1995 in an epic battle in Storrs, CT. UConn won that game and won the National Championship that year and off and running was the series. It has produced as much if not more drama than Red Sox-Yankees, Cowboys-Giants and Knicks-Celtics. It has been compared to Carolina-Duke on the men's side. It is certainly produced more National Championships than both of those schools. "What Duke and North Carolina represent in men's college basketball, UConn and Tennessee represent in women's college basketball, the greatest rivalry in the game. Two teams that when pinned against one another in 1995 for the National Championship changed the sport of women's college basketball forever. The cast of characters from the polarized Hall of Fame coaches to the all-American icons have raised the bar, the talent and the media awareness at the national level. Although the characters change from year to year, the national fever of this matchup continues to grow. It is an ongoing saga that defines women's basketball and encapsulates all that is good and possible about athletic competition. Any young player should read this book and understand that without these teams, these coaches, these players, we would be watching women's basketball exclusively in March at the Final Four." Colleen Healey, former UConn women's basketball player."Every sport needs its standard bearers and that is what Tennessee and UConn are in collegiate women's basketball." Chris Gobrecht, Head Women's Basketball Coach, Yale University "Any conversations of the greatest schools to ever play collegiate women's basketball must always include the names Connecticut and Tennessee. The two have combined to win 12 of the first 26 National Championship trophies and have played some historic regular season and championship games in the process. There promises to be many more pages to add to this storied rivalry in the years to come." Rick Nixon, NCAA "Having had the privilege of being a part of the Tennessee-Connecticut rivalry from 1995 to 2002 I can say from first hand experience that it has been one of the best sports rivalries in our country over the past decade. It has two very important elements that make for a classic rivalry - talented teams coached by the two best and most charismatic coaches in the business. It doesn't get any better that that." Al Brown, Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, Duke University.

Historical Dictionary of Basketball

Author: John Grasso

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810875067

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 532

View: 1475

The Historical Dictionary of Basketball is a comprehensive account of all forms of basketball_amateur, professional, men's, women's, Olympic, domestic, and international_from its invention in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith through the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on the people, places, teams, and terminology of the game.

Hoops in Connecticut

The Nutmeg State's Passion for Basketball

Author: Don Harrison

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614238472

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 3936

Home to both the University of Connecticut's men's and women's NCAA championship teams as well as the Connecticut Sun WNBA team, this small state has made a name for itself in basketball. Infatuation with the sport started here in 1896 with the first intercollegiate game between Yale and Wesleyan Universities. The roster of Connecticut's round ball greats includes Naismith Hall-of-Famer Calvin Murphy; NBA stars Vin Baker, Marcus Camby, Charles Smith, the late John Williamson, Johnny Egan and John Bagley; and Harlem Globetrotter Alvin Clinkscales. Award-winning sportswriter Don Harrison wows fans with stories of the Nutmeg State's most notable players and coaches through personal interviews and firsthand accounts.

Basketball Anatomy

Author: Cole, Brian

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 145049644X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 9435

Basketball Anatomy

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Counting Coup

A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn

Author: Larry Colton

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446931276

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4938

In Native American tradition, a warrior gained honor and glory by "counting coup" -- touching his enemy in battle and living to tell the tale. This is a modern story of... COUNTING COUP In this extraordinary work of journalism, Larry Colton journeys into the world of Montana's Crow Indians and follows the struggles of a talented, moody, charismatic young woman named Sharon LaForge, a gifted basketball player and a descendant of one of George Armstrong Custer's Indian scouts. But "Counting Coup" is far more than just a sports story or a portrait of youth. It is a sobering exposé of a part of our society long since cut out of the American dream. Along the banks of the Little Big Horn, Indians and whites live in age-old conflict and young Indians grow up without role models or dreams. Here Sharon carries the hopes and frustrations of her people on her shoulders as she battles her opponents on and off the court. Colton delves into Sharon's life and shows us the realities of the reservation, the shattered families, the bitter tribal politics, and a people's struggle against a belief that all their children -- even the most intelligent and talented -- are destined for heartbreak. Against this backdrop stands Sharon, a fiery, undaunted competitor with the skill to dominate a high school game and earn a college scholarship. Yet getting to college seems beyond Sharon's vision, obscured by the daily challenge of getting through the season -- physically and ps

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1434

View: 5584

Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

Rivals

Legendary Matchups That Made Sports History

Author: David K. Wiggins,R . Pierre Rodgers

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610753494

Category: GAMES

Page: 465

View: 5338

The sixteen original essays in this collection cover influential and famous rivalries from a variety of sports, including track and field, golf, boxing, basketball, tennis, ice skating, baseball, football, soccer, and more. The essays are diverse, but together they illustrate what is common to any rivalry: equally matched opponents that often have decidedly different backgrounds, styles, and personalities. These differences may center on race and culture, political and societal ideologies, personality, geography, or religion—a mix intensified by fans and the media. From highly publicized and emotionally charged individual competitions to bitterly fought team contests, Rivals illuminates what one-of-a-kind opponents and the passion they inspire tell us about ourselves and our society.

Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction

Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Public libraries

Page: 1856

View: 356

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Anatomy of Injustice

A Murder Case Gone Wrong

Author: Raymond Bonner

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307948544

Category: Law

Page: 299

View: 2817

From Pulitzer Prize winner Raymond Bonner, the gripping story of a grievously mishandled murder case that put a twenty-three-year-old man on death row. In January 1982, an elderly white widow was found brutally murdered in the small town of Greenwood, South Carolina. Police immediately arrested Edward Lee Elmore, a semiliterate, mentally retarded black man with no previous felony record. His only connection to the victim was having cleaned her gutters and windows, but barely ninety days after the victim's body was found, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. Elmore had been on death row for eleven years when a young attorney named Diana Holt first learned of his case. With the exemplary moral commitment and tenacious investigation that have distinguished his reporting career, Bonner follows Holt's battle to save Elmore's life and shows us how his case is a textbook example of what can go wrong in the American justice system. Moving, enraging, suspenseful, and enlightening, Anatomy of Injustice is a vital contribution to our nation's ongoing, increasingly important debate about inequality and the death penalty.

Complete Conditioning for Basketball

Author: National Basketball Conditioning Coaches Association

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736057844

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 205

View: 3215

Build your strength and power for offense, improve your quickness and agility for defense, and increase your vertical jump with "Complete Conditioning for Basketball." The most comprehensive training resource for men and women at all levels of competition, it will help you get the most out of your workouts and add new dimensions to your game.

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

An Anatomy of Addiction

Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine

Author: Howard Markel

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 1400078792

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

View: 2060

The medical historian documents the long-term use of cocaine by psychoanalysis founder Sigmund Freud and surgical pioneer William Halsted, revealing how their addictions played integral roles in their world-changing careers.

Complete Conditioning for Basketball

Author: Greg Brittenham

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 247

View: 1706

Take your game to a higher level! In Complete Conditioning for Basketball, New York Knicks strength and conditioning coach Greg Brittenham shares the program he's taught to NBA All-Star pros like Patrick Ewing. He includes 50 illustrated court conditioning drills; easy-to-use charts for planning a personalized strength training program; 15 flexibility exercises; 9 movement patterns to improve agility and footwork; 9 abdominal and lower back exercises to improve your "center of power"; 11 fitness tests to determine your training needs; and 12 sample workouts for year-round conditioning. So whether you're a player who wants to get in great shape or a coach who wants better conditioning activities for practice, Complete Conditioning for Basketball is the training guide you need for high-level performance all season long.

Liver

A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes

Author: Will Self

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141928646

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8529

Liver - Booker prize nominee Will Self's extraordinary examination of lives out of control 'Magnificent, horribly funny' The Times 'Brilliant. One of the most manically imaginative writers at work today' Financial Times 'This is what Self does best: snap-shots of decline and high-concept satires of the "slapstick of addiction" ' Sunday Telegraph 'The best work of Self's I've read' Literary Review From Will Self, the Booker shortlisted author of Umbrella and the pre-eminent chronicler of our neuroses and our times, Liver is a moving, hilarious and scabrous collection of stories about egos, appetites and addictions. It will be adored by readers of Martin Amis, Irvine Welsh and David Mitchell. 'Peculiar, subtle, affecting, humane . . . busy with stylistic experiment, high-concept in-jokes, verbal impasto and flights of fancy. Tremendous fun' Guardian 'No one can revel in the disease and decay of humanity like Self' Metro 'Self is a superb stylist and the laureate of substance abuse, and these hepatic rhapsodies contain some of his most inventive writing' The Times Will Self is the author of nine novels including Cock and Bull; My Idea of Fun; Great Apes; How the Dead Live; Dorian, an Imitation; The Book of Dave; The Butt; Walking to Hollywood and Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has written five collections of shorter fiction and three novellas: The Quantity Theory of Insanity; Grey Area; License to Hug; The Sweet Smell of Psychosis; Design Faults in the Volvo 760 Turbo; Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys; Dr. Mukti and Other Tales of Woe and Liver: A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes. Self has also compiled a number of nonfiction works, including The Undivided Self: Selected Stories; Junk Mail; Perfidious Man; Sore Sites; Feeding Frenzy; Psychogeography; Psycho Too and The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker.

Anatomy of a Disappearance

A Novel

Author: Hisham Matar

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0385340443

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6292

Born into exile, 11-year-old Nuri, the son of worldly parents who fled the revolution in their Arab country, is transfixed along with his widowed father by an Arab-English woman who joins their family, a situation that is complicated by Nuri's father's disappearance.