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The History of Loyola Basketball: More Than a Shot and a Prayer
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,900. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2019 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Loyola Ramblers, the Final Four, and the Run of a Lifetime “Only a seasoned journalist like Fred Mitchell could uncover the fascinating stories behind the Ramblers’ glorious journey to the NCAA championship. Mitchell details surprising, ‘behind-the-curtain’ events, which carry the reader on a breath-taking trip to an unexpected, hard-fought victory.” —Robert Jordan, Jr., Ph.D.
Plantation Education: The Exploitation of the Modern-Day Athlete-Student
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,880. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
Rashad McCants peels back the curtain of a generational slave mentality and how it relates to academic fraud within the university system, while continuing to clench athlete-students in its grip as they make billions of dollars for the slave masters.
The Gambling Syndicate, Brooklyn College Basketball and New York Giants Football 1945-1946
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Merle Hapes and Frank Filchock were banned from the National Football League for their failure to report a bribe offer to league officials. The two ended their football careers in Canada. Unfortunately neither betting scandal I have chronicled led to much substantive change in New York laws restricting gambling. My book is illustrated with photos from news accounts of the 1940s betting scandals.
Bill Spivey Kentucky All-American
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Coaching / Basketball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
Bill Spivey was a Warner-Robbins, Georgia 7-footer who starred for the Kentucky Wildcats for two seasons from 1949-1951. Along with Shelby Linville he was the finest player on Adolph Rupp's teams that advanced to the quarter finals of the NIT Championship (1950) and won the NCAA basketball championship vs. Kansas State in March 1951. Spivey's banishment continued to plague him as a professional.
The Game Fixing Scandal At NC State That Killed The Dixie Classic
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
My book looks at the ordeals of three NC State basketball players who were accused of game fixing from 1959-1961. All of them were prep stars from New York. One was from Binghamton and the other two from Brooklyn. My ebook looks at their crimes and their ordeals in Raleigh and Durham courtrooms from 1961-1963. I also name each of the gamblers involved and the court judgments they received in 1962.
George Glamack UNC Tar Heels and Rochester Royals Center
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Coaching / Basketball
My book looks at George Glamack as a college and pro basketball player. Before the NBA was formed, 1949-50, there was the National Basketball League, the American Basketball League and the Basketball Association of America. Glamack was a fine center/forward on Rochester Royals teams that won NBL titles in 1946 and '47. This was a time when pro players played in less than state of the art gyms.
Richard Kauffman St. Louis Browns First Baseman
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Richard Kauffman was a multi-sport athlete at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. He played with several minor league baseball teams and briefly in the American League, with the St. Louis Browns. His tenure in the majors was curtailed when Hall of Fame 1st Baseman, George Sisler, joined the St. Louis Browns in 1915. Kauffman became a flour mill executive for a time in Atlanta, Georgia.
Aaron Torres Presents: The Year in Sports 2012 A Collection of the Year’s Best Names, and Storylines from the World of Sports and Beyond
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,610. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
The year 2012 really was a fantastic year in sports, and join author, journalist and blogger Aaron Torres in looking back at it all, through a collection of his best articles from the website www.aarontorres-sports.com.
Bathtub Hahn's Big Book of NCAA Trivia: 1985-2011
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
From "Which #16 seed lost by one point to Georgetown in the 1989 NCAA Tournament?" to "What year did Wisconsin and North Carolina both advance to the Final Four as #8 seeds?" Bathtub Hahn serves up 240 trivia questions that capture the historic heroics, unforeseen upsets and obscure origins of coaches and programs that make the NCAA Tournament the best sporting event on the planet.
BIG BLUE BLUES: The Inside Story of the Kentucky Basketball Point Shaving Scandal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,520. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Sports
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.