Books tagged: ncaa

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Lenny, Lefty, and the Chancellor: The Len Bias Tragedy and the Search for Reform in Big-time College Basketball
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 131,290. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010 by Bancroft Press. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
On June 19, 1986, Len Bias, one of the greats of college basketball, destined for NBA stardom, died of a cocaine overdose. The nation was stunned, and for the next several months, millions followed the unfolding tragedy at University of Maryland. In this account, Baltimore Sun reporter C. Fraser Smith examines the abuses that led to the Bias tragedy, and the crucial reform that followed.
The Grand Old Man: Amos Alonzo Stagg
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 65,780. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Amos Alonzo Stagg rose from humble beginnings to become the most significant coach in history. He lived to be 102, coached until he was 98 and spent 73 seasons in football. He introduced a plethora of innovations. The biggest names in football said, “All football comes from Stagg.”
The Villanova Miracle and 63 Other Dreams: A Game-by-Game Guide to the 1985 NCAA Tournament
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,330. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
While many of the great games and heroes produced by the NCAA tournament are well-known to sports fans, there are countless stories that have been forgotten. That changes with 'The Villanova Miracle and 63 Other Dreams'. This book, which was produced after countless hours of meticulous research, chronicles every game played in the NCAA tournament in 1985, when the field was expanded to 64 teams.
BIG BLUE BLUES: The Inside Story of the Kentucky Basketball Point Shaving Scandal
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,520. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
This is the inside factual story of how point shaving scandals hit several colleges in the 1940s and 1950s. The most affected school was the University of Kentucky, which had won three national championships and an Olympics in the four years preceding the disclosure of how gamblers had paid players to influence the outcome of important games.
Hanging On To My Dreams: Bouncing Back From All Rejections
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 93,140. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
In this memoir covering the first 23 years of his life, Arnold Henry recounts the story of his difficult childhood on St. Lucia. Growing up without the acknowledgement and support of his father and in the home of an abusive step-father, the author outlines the steps he took to achieve his dreams of playing NCAA D-I basketball in the USA and how his career was almost derailed by an accusation.
So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey?
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,200. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey
Less than 0.001% of all kids that start playing hockey will play a single game in the NHL. Those lucky enough to come close will experience a world filled with incredible highs and perilous lows. "So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey" takes the reader on a journey through the various levels of hockey to learn about the cultural intricacies of hockey and all its moving parts.
NCAA Recruit Tips
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 42,520. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports training
Get behind-the-scenes tips that will help you earn athletic scholarships including… - #1 Rule to Get Noticed as a Recruit - 9 Reasons Why Players Are Recruited - 1st Question College Coaches Will Ask You - 10 Must-Ask Questions for Campus Visits - University and NCAA Academic Requirements - Understanding How Coaches Build Their Watch Lists - What to Expect Each Year in High School
The Someone You're Not: True Stories of Sports, Celebrity, Politics & Pornography
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,970. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012 by The Sager Group. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Bestselling author Mike Sager’s fourth collection showcases his deftly-written journalism at its best and most mature, a riveting marriage of crime reportage and you-are-there literary anthropology. The centerpiece examines the rise and fall of football's RoboQB, Todd Marinovich. Also: Paris Hilton, Dana White, Vetville, Bobby Jindal, Ugly, Pete Carroll, an innocent man jailed for 29 years, more.
Tebow: Throwing Stones
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You set the price! Words: 15,120. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Can he play? Should he pray? This short eBook looks at Tim Tebow now that the hype has died down (mostly) and prior to his trade to the New York Jets. It asks the above questions, and looks at how a possible career in the NFL might ... pardon the pun ... play out. It's a brief examination of the two main questions people asked in his breakout season, plus a nod to the future. Thank you.
Dreamers and Deviants - The First Three
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Series: Dreamers and Deviants, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,610. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Dreamers and Deviants is a series of short stories with two arcs. The first being TK Charles' struggle to transition from a meathead Division One jock to write and publish a novel. The second arc revolves around memories spurned by his observations of everyday life. These memories revolve around his past as an athlete and businessman. The First Three - Hawaii Arrival, Broken Jaw, LuLu Trippin