Tales from the Cincinnati Bearcats Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Bearcat Stories Ever Told

Tales from the Cincinnati Bearcats Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Bearcat Stories Ever Told

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by Michael Perry
     
 

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Tales from the Cincinnati Bearcats Locker Room covers several coaching eras, from former National Football League standout John "Socko" Wiethe (1946-52) to the driven and intense Bob Huggins, who took over the program in 1989 and led the Bearcats back to national prominence, and many more. Former Cincinnati Enquirer sports editor Michael Perry, aSee more details below

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Tales from the Cincinnati Bearcats Locker Room covers several coaching eras, from former National Football League standout John "Socko" Wiethe (1946-52) to the driven and intense Bob Huggins, who took over the program in 1989 and led the Bearcats back to national prominence, and many more. Former Cincinnati Enquirer sports editor Michael Perry, a former UC basketball beat reporter, interviewed more than 75 former players, coaches, recruits, and basketball staff members to deliver a comprehensive look inside the Bearcat basketball program.

The book takes readers into locker rooms, practices, and game huddles as it recounts memorable moments and unforgettable games, including the Bearcats’ record-setting seven-overtime victory over Bradley in 1981; UC's controversial 24-11 loss to Kentucky in 1983; and that fateful day, March 9, 2000, when National Player of the Year Kenyon Martin lay crumpled on the basketball court in Memphis, Tennessee.

Fans will also read about Hall of Famer Jack Twyman registering for classes at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in 1951 before deciding to attend Cincinnati; former coach Ed Badger hitchhiking in the snow to see a recruit in Pennsylvania; and Tony Yates finding a first-team All-Metro Conference player in a former marching band member in Macon, Mississippi. This reissue makes for a rollicking trip down memory lane, and, for those who did not start following the team until more recently, a fun history lesson.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613217153
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
10/14/2014
Series:
Tales from the Team Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
646,887
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


Michael Perry is an adjunct journalism professor at UC who currently works in communications. He spent 25 years in journalism and was the sports editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Perry is the author of Xavier Tales: Great Stories from Musketeers Basketball.

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