Game of My Life Kentucky Wildcats: Memorable Stories of Wildcats Basketball

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How does it feel to play your last college game and land on the cover of Sports Illustrated? What was it like to be a part of the team that won the University of Kentucky’s first national championship ever? Readers will find the answer to these questions and so much more in Ryan Clark’s newly updated edition of Game of My Life Kentucky Wildcats.

Clark takes readers into the arena and onto the court with this in-depth look at the legends of Kentucky basketball. Stars like Jamal ...

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Overview

How does it feel to play your last college game and land on the cover of Sports Illustrated? What was it like to be a part of the team that won the University of Kentucky’s first national championship ever? Readers will find the answer to these questions and so much more in Ryan Clark’s newly updated edition of Game of My Life Kentucky Wildcats.

Clark takes readers into the arena and onto the court with this in-depth look at the legends of Kentucky basketball. Stars like Jamal Mashburn, Dan Issel, Kenny Walker, Derek Anderson, Walter McCarty, Richie Farmer, Jack "Goose" Givens, Louie Dampier, John Pelphrey, Travis Ford, and Brandon Knight are among the many players who share their stories. Some of the games described involve championships, while others have extraordinary personal meaning. Over thirty players share the moment that defined their college basketball careers. Without a doubt, Game of My Life Kentucky Wildcats captures the passion and spirit of the men who have made this team a legend for the last seventy years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613210512
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Game of My Life Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,383,937
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ryan Clark is a journalist, sportswriter, and graduate of Western Kentucky University. He has been published in numerous national periodicals, including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Boston Globe. Clark has also written or cowritten three books on Kentucky basketball, as well as a book of poetry. He works for Northern Kentucky University and is currently pursuing a PhD from the University of Kentucky. He lives with his family in Burlington, Kentucky.

Dick Vitale is one of the most recognizable voices in American broadcasting. After coaching the Detroit Pistons from 1978–1979,
Vitale began covering sports nationally while working for the then-fledgling ESPN. In 2008, Vitale celebrated his thirtieth year at ESPN. He has won numerous awards throughout his career and has authored seven books, including Dick Vitale’s Living a Dream.

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Table of Contents

Foreword v

Introduction vii

Ralph Beard 1

Frank Ramsey 9

Vernon Hatton 17

Cotton Nash 25

Louie Dampier 31

Dan Issel 37

Mike Flynn 43

Kevin Grevey 49

Rick Robey 57

Kyle Macy 63

Jack Givens 69

Sam Bowie 77

Kenny Walker 85

John Pelphrey 93

Reggie Hanson 101

Richie Farmer 107

Jamal Mashburn 117

Aminu Timberlake 125

Todd Svoboda 133

Travis Ford 141

Walter McCarty 149

Tony Delk 157

Derek Anderson 165

Cameron Mills 173

Allen Edwards 181

Scott Padgett 189

Jeff Sheppard 199

Tayshaun Prince 207

Patrick Sparks 215

Rajon Rondo 223

Patrick Patterson 231

Brandon Knight 237

Josh Harrellson 243

Acknowledgments 247

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

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    KENTUCKY WILDCATS
    AD#23
    MKG#14
    2012 NCAA MENS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    #1 University of Kentucky fan

    8 is great!!!!!! {:-) C-A-T-S CATS CATS CATS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Basketball

    Kentucky basketball rules!!!!! You are looking at a book that tells about how WE won the National Championship! OH YEAH! AD is awesome and will have a great basketball future. l:D

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