Game of My Life University of Kansas Jayhawks: Memorable Stories of Jayhawk Basketball

Game of My Life University of Kansas Jayhawks: Memorable Stories of Jayhawk Basketball


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Game of My Life University of Kansas Jayhawks: Memorable Stories of Jayhawk Basketball by Steve Buckner

The night of April 4, 1988, will forever live in the hearts of fans of Jayhawks basketball. On that night, the Jayhawks and their fans raucously celebrated the team’s first national title since 1952. This game for the ages is one of 22 contests joyously recalled in this reissue of Steve Buckner’s Game of My Life Kansas Jayhawks.

For fans of the Kansas Jayhawks, Game of My Life Kansas Jayhawks is a fabulous stroll down memory lane in which several Jayhawks basketball legends detail the events that culminated in the game of their lives. Players from the 1988 NCAA Championship squad share their insights into the collective game of their lives, and Chris Piper details the defeat of rival Oklahoma in the national championship game. Former players featured include Mark Turgeon, Drew Gooden, Steve Woodberry, Nick Collison, Rex Walters, Mario Chalmers, and many more legends.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613217221
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Series: Game of My Life Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Steve Buckner has been a writer and editor for over 20 years. Buckner currently works as a freelance commercial writer, specializing in business communications. He is the former president of Write This Way Media Services L.L.C., a commercial freelance writing business in Lawrence, Kansas. He received an M.S. in journalism from KU in 1990. Past titles include Portraits of Excellence: A Heritage of Athletic Achievement at the University of Kansas.

Table of Contents

Foreword Bill Self ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Mark Turgeon 1

Chapter 2 Milt Newton 11

Chapter 3 Chris Piper 23

Chapter 4 Mike Maddox 37

Chapter 5 Alonzo Jamison 47

Chapter 6 Mark Randall 59

Chapter 7 Rex Walters 73

Chapter 8 Patrick Richey 85

Chapter 9 Steve Woodberry 97

Chapter 10 Jerod Haase 109

Chapter 11 Scot Pollard 121

Chapter 12 Billy Thomas 131

Chapter 13 Ryan Robertson 143

Chapter 14 Nick Bradford 155

Chapter 15 Drew Gooden 163

Chapter 16 Brett Ballard 175

Chapter 17 Jeff Boschee 187

Chapter 18 Nick Collison 197

Chapter 19 Keith Langford 211

Chapter 20 Wayne Simien 223

Chapter 21 Mario Chalmers 237

Chapter 22 Travis Releford 245

Acknowledgements 253

Credits 255

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