Bleeding Orange: Fifty Years of Blind Referees, Screaming Fans, Beasts of the East, and Syracuse Basketball [NOOK Book]

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Jim Boeheim walked onto the Syracuse campus as just another non-scholarship guard on the freshman basketball team in 1962 . . . and he still hasn’t walked off. In six decades as a player, assistant coach and the head man on the bench for Syracuse University’s basketball program, Boeheim is synonymous with the blood and thunder of East Coast hoops. In Bleeding Orange, Boeheim recounts for the first time all of the pleasures and perils of a career spent battling “The Beasts of the...

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Bleeding Orange: Fifty Years of Blind Referees, Screaming Fans, Beasts of the East, and Syracuse Basketball

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Jim Boeheim walked onto the Syracuse campus as just another non-scholarship guard on the freshman basketball team in 1962 . . . and he still hasn’t walked off. In six decades as a player, assistant coach and the head man on the bench for Syracuse University’s basketball program, Boeheim is synonymous with the blood and thunder of East Coast hoops. In Bleeding Orange, Boeheim recounts for the first time all of the pleasures and perils of a career spent battling “The Beasts of the Big East,” the NCAA and his own fear of failure.

The son of a funeral director, Coach Boeheim has always been full of life, and his combative nature helped ignite what was arguably the most fascinating and competitive college basketball conference ever—the Big East of the 1980s. Boeheim’s battles with fellow coaches Big John Thompson of Georgetown, roly-poly Rollie Massimino of Villanova, feisty Jim Calhoun of Connecticut and beloved Louie Carnesecca of St. John’s turned the Big East into the best show in college basketball.

Combining a real time, inside-the-program account of the 2013–14 season—Syracuse’s first in the ACC—with a narrative of his most cherished memories of coming-of-age on the Syracuse campus and of coaching two Olympic gold medal–winning teams, Bleeding Orange is a must-read both for Syracuse fans and anyone who calls himself or herself an aficionado of college basketball history.

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If you follow college basketball, you recognize the name, the face, and the active courtside presence of Jim Boeheim, the energetic head coach who has been leading the Syracuse Orangemen since the mid-seventies. This veteran leader, one of just a small elite group to lead his team to the Final Four in four different decades, has kept fans thirsting for an autobiography covering his illustrious career. Bleeding Orange covers it all; the triumphs, including his 2003 NCAA championship; the near-misses; the rebuilding years; his experiences as an assistant coach at the Olympics and the FIFA Summer Games; and, of course, his battle with cancer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062316677
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/4/2014
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 103,447

Meet the Author

Jim Boeheim is the second-winningest coach in college basketball history behind Mike Krzyzewski. In 2005, he was elected to the coaches wing of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The 2014–15 season will be his 39th as head coach of the Syracuse Orangemen. He lives in Fayetteville, New York, with his wife and three children.


Jack McCallum is the author of ten books, including the 2012 New York Times bestseller, Dream Team. In 2005, he was presented with the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for excellence in basketball writing. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife.

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