Tales from the Jayhawks Hardwood 2nd Edition

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One of the most storied and radition-rich basketball programs in America, the Kansas Jayhawks have produced many basketball legends—coaches and players alike. From their humble beginnings of playing in the basement of Snow Hall to the raucous atmosphere of Allen Fieldhouse, the Jayhawks have been a national powerhouse on the hardwood almost from the start. Kansas has been home to many great coaches, from the "Father of Basketball Coaching" Forrest C. "Phog" Allen, who successfully motivated his players with ...

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Overview

One of the most storied and radition-rich basketball programs in America, the Kansas Jayhawks have produced many basketball legends—coaches and players alike. From their humble beginnings of playing in the basement of Snow Hall to the raucous atmosphere of Allen Fieldhouse, the Jayhawks have been a national powerhouse on the hardwood almost from the start. Kansas has been home to many great coaches, from the "Father of Basketball Coaching" Forrest C. "Phog" Allen, who successfully motivated his players with unorthodox methods, to current coach Bill Self, who took over for Roy Williams and will undoubtedly make his mark in Lawrence. Die-hard fans have cheered some of the game's greatest players through the decades—Wilt Chamberlain, Jo Jo White, Clyde Lovelette, and Danny Manning—and are anxious to see what becomes of recent stars like Drew Gooden and Wayne Simien. Tales from the Jayhawks Hardwood, Second Edition is an updated and revised collection of first-hand memories from the players and coaches who made history at the University of Kansas. Re-live those famous games, crowning moments, rivalries, bloopers and more.

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Kansas University's century-old basketball program has produced some of the sport's finest players, greatest teams, and, not least, most entertaining hoop stories. In this update of his 2002 edition, Jayhawk journalist Mark Stallard adds new stories to KU's rich tradition of hardwood folklore.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582618906
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 9/15/2005
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Stallard is a freelance writer.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
1 Under the "Phog" 1
2 Teammates Remembered 21
3 Holding the Tradition 44
4 Recruiting Tales 55
5 Home-Court Advantage 73
6 Return to Glory 84
7 Rivalries 96
8 A Great Coach 116
9 Tourney Time 133
10 The Kansas Tradition 165
11 A New Era 174
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