NC State Basketball: 100 Years of Innovation

NC State Basketball: 100 Years of Innovation

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by Tim Peeler, Roger Winstead
     
 

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In this fascinating official history of the first 100 years of the North Carolina State University men's basketball program, Tim Peeler and Roger Winstead recount the traditions and innovations that have shaped Wolfpack basketball as well as the history and customs of college basketball itself.

In a nation once dominated by football and baseball, visionary

Overview

In this fascinating official history of the first 100 years of the North Carolina State University men's basketball program, Tim Peeler and Roger Winstead recount the traditions and innovations that have shaped Wolfpack basketball as well as the history and customs of college basketball itself.

In a nation once dominated by football and baseball, visionary coaches from NC State—Gus Tebell, Everett Case, Norm Sloan, and Jim Valvano—helped push basketball to the forefront of the national imagination, igniting a passion and excitement for the game that made the Atlantic Coast Conference the center of the college sports universe. This book, with 230 captivating photographs, showcases the many college basketball traditions made famous at NC State, including cutting down the nets, spotlighting players during introductions, and even the alley oop. All the legendary players and unique personalities that have passed through the doors of Thompson Gymnasium, Reynolds Coliseum, and the RBC Center are here, from Ronnie Shavlik and David Thompson to Sidney Lowe and Julius Hodge.

With two national championships, 17 conference championships, and countless memorable moments, NC State Basketball remains one of college basketball's proudest programs. Wolfpack fans and college basketball lovers alike will find much to celebrate in this enthralling history.

Editorial Reviews

The North Carolina State Wolfpack are celebrating their 100th year of men's basketball and the Raleigh faithful are hoping for an auspicious start to their second century. This official history will certainly feed their expectations. Homegrown award-winning sportswriter Tim Peeler pays due tribute to Wolfpack hoop accomplishments, which include two national championships, 17 conference titles, and six consecutive SC championships. Adding to the book's spice are profiles of outstanding players and coaches, descriptions of NC State basketball traditions, and no fewer than 230 photographs.

From the Publisher
An exhaustively researched coffee table tome chronicling everything from the program's humble beginnings on a converted dance floor to its march to the 1983 national title. For State fans, it's awesome in a both-Carolina-and-Duke-losing-on-the-first-day-of-the-ACC-tourney sort of way.—Jack Erwin, SLAMonline.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807834473
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
11/15/2010
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,261,116
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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From the Publisher
NC State has been a very special program for many years. . . . Jimmy V
got the world's attention by winning the national championship in 1983, and he still has it now, long after his tragic passing due to cancer. . . . I really have enjoyed calling games down in Raleigh and following the Wolfpack over the years.—Dick Vitale

Meet the Author

Tim Peeler is managing editor of GoPack.com, NC State's official athletics department website.

Roger Winstead is director of photography at NC State.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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