Mac's Boys: Branch Mccracken and the Legendary 1953 Hurryin' Hoosiers

Mac's Boys: Branch Mccracken and the Legendary 1953 Hurryin' Hoosiers

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by Jason Hiner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253218144

ISBN-13: 9780253218148

Pub. Date: 11/01/2006

Publisher: Indiana University Press

This is the story of the 1953 Hoosiers, NCAA champions, coached by Branch McCracken and boldly led by star players Bobby Leonard and Don Schlundt. This legendary Indiana University team from the pre–Bob Knight era has begun to fade from memory, but Mac’s Boys brings it vividly back to life.

One of the Hoosier state’s most beloved basketball

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Overview

This is the story of the 1953 Hoosiers, NCAA champions, coached by Branch McCracken and boldly led by star players Bobby Leonard and Don Schlundt. This legendary Indiana University team from the pre–Bob Knight era has begun to fade from memory, but Mac’s Boys brings it vividly back to life.

One of the Hoosier state’s most beloved basketball teams, the 1953 Hoosiers was also one of the best in the history of college hoops. It was a squad that had a great coach, a pair of star players, and teammates who accepted their roles and executed them flawlessly. With Leonard and Schlundt sharing the spotlight, there was the versatile forward Dick Farley (who would have been an All-American had he played on any other team), tenacious rebounder Charlie Kraak, and the hustling, ball-hawking guard Burke Scott. They were the heart of a team that put together one of the greatest hot streaks ever seen in Big Ten basketball, and then capped it off with a run through the NCAA tournament.

Mac’s Boys recreates the terrific story of Indiana’s magical 1952–53 season. For Hoosier fans especially, it will become a treasured tale that illuminates one of the most glorious chapters of Indiana University basketball history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253218148
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
937,042
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.82(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments

I.
1. Expansion and Crisis
2. Bobby
3. The Ox
4. Big Mac and the Firewagon
5. The Second-Place Curse
II.
6. The Race and the Free Throw Contest
7. Here We Go Again
8. Kiss It Goodbye
9. Speed versus Power
10. The Game Neither Team Could Afford to Lose
11. Century Mark
12. A Knife in Wisconsin
13. The Clincher
III.
14. A Record Night in Chicago
15. Kansas City Coronation
Epilogue

Appendix: Stats and Records
Notes
Index

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