Butler's Big Dance: The Team, the Tournament, and Basketball Fever

Butler's Big Dance: The Team, the Tournament, and Basketball Fever

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253223128
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 11/22/2010
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Susan S. Neville is a native Hoosier and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Butler University. Her books include Iconography: A Writer’s Meditation (IUP, 2003) and Sailing the Inland Sea (IUP, 2007).

Table of Contents

Foreword Bobby Fong xi

Preface: On Joy xiii

Acknowledgments xix

On Fire 1

The Summit 5

The Bookstore 6

T-Shirts 9

Why Basketball? 11

Beneath the Hoosier Sky 11

Toward a Theory of Indiana Basketball 14

On Being a Fan 19

How Surreal Was It? 25

Another Voice: An Alum 26

On Teaching 26

On History 31

Hinkle Fieldhouse 32

Lightness of Being 37

The Dance 39

The Dancers 44

Other Voices: Almost Religious 44

Student Athlete I 47

Basketball Stars 47

Physics 54

Other Voices: Rituals 54

Chant 56

Time Delay 56

Student Athlete II 58

Student Athlete III 59

Awe 61

Gordon Hayward's Decision: On Vocation 61

The Championship Game 66

Another Voice: Alum II 73

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline 73

A Blessing 76

Epilogue: Brad Stevens Basketball Camp 79

Afterword: What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Surreal? 83

Another Voice: Butler University President Bobby Fong's Speech to the Team after Their Loss in the Championship Game 87

The Scores, in Case You've Forgotten! 89

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