Sports Illustrated The College Basketball Book

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The history of college basketball is a tale of giants (Mikan, Russell, Alcindor), mammoth personalities (Wooden, Knight, Krzyzewski) and larger-than-life moments (N.C. State's upset in 1983, Laettner's shot in 1992 and, just last year, Butler's near-miss at a championship miracle). With over a half-century of experience covering the game, Sports Illustrated is uniquely positioned to tell that story, and in 256 super-sized pages, continuing in the tradition of its annual sport-specific coffee-table series, it has ...

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The history of college basketball is a tale of giants (Mikan, Russell, Alcindor), mammoth personalities (Wooden, Knight, Krzyzewski) and larger-than-life moments (N.C. State's upset in 1983, Laettner's shot in 1992 and, just last year, Butler's near-miss at a championship miracle). With over a half-century of experience covering the game, Sports Illustrated is uniquely positioned to tell that story, and in 256 super-sized pages, continuing in the tradition of its annual sport-specific coffee-table series, it has found just the right format to capture the enormously entertaining wonder of it all. Hall of Fame writers, including Frank Deford, Curry Kirkpatrick, Alexander Wolff and Gary Smith, have covered all the great back-door plays, morality plays and passion plays of perhaps our most emotional sport. They were there for North Carolina's triple overtime takedown of Wilt Chamberlain and Kansas in 1957, for Texas Western's historic upset of Kentucky in 1966 and for Villanova's brilliant upending of Georgetown in 1985. Having chronicled all the madness from the fall (Midnight) through the spring (March) year after year, SI's award-winning photographers have captured the indelible images of buzzer-beating shots, of court-storming celebrations and of some of the world's largest men bawling over heartbreaking defeats. Those memorable stories and pictures are presented here as never before in this magnificent, must-have book for any college hoops fan.

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Sports Illustrated's annual hardcover sports pictorial series have become a national institution. This year's installment is a colorful 256-page pictorial on college basketball, a sport that continues to gain in popularity, largely thanks to alumni loyalty and the nationally televised NCAA tournament.

Lisa Echenthal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603202077
  • Publisher: Time Home Entertainment, Inc
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted January 13, 2012

    The BEST book I accidently purchased!

    This is a fabulous coffee table book. If you're a college basketball fan, the pictures alone will amaze you. It is absolutely, hands down, a great book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Great gift

    Bought this for my own-in-lw who is an avid fan. it is a gorgeous book. The photos are amazing and the text is very informative.

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