True Blue

Author: Dick Weiss
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1613214170
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
It’s been over thirty years since Mike Krzyzewski became the head basketball coach at Duke University. And on November 15, 2011, Coach K became the most successful coach in NCAA Division I men’s basketball history with his 903rd victory. Now the impact and inspiration of this living legend is captured in this newly revised edition of True Blue. In this one-of-a-kind volume, Dick “Hoops” Weiss brings together over twenty of the friends, colleagues, and players who know Coach K best. From the reminiscences of Tom Butters, the A.D. who hired him, to the analysis of ESPN legend Dick Vitale, who covers the ACC on a regular basis, this book provides unparalleled, intimate insights into the Krzyzewski era at Duke. Players like Johnny Dawkins, Danny Ferry, Christian Laettner, Grant Hill, Shane Battier, and more all recall how they were recruited, played for The Captain, and emerged from their years at Duke as men prepared to take their places in the world. True Blue isn’t just a chronology of wins and losses. It is a portrait of a complex man who conceived and executed a simple plan: to make Duke basketball and himself the best they can be.

American Sports A History of Icons Idols and Ideas 4 volumes

Author: Murry R. Nelson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313397538
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
America loves sports. This book examines and details the proof of this fascination seen throughout American society—in our literature, film, and music; our clothing and food; and the iconography of the nation.

The Encyclopedia of Duke Basketball

Author: John Roth
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822339045
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
The ultimate reference source for true-blue fans offers profiles of great games, classic finishes (both wins and losses), and compelling personalities, including players, coaches, and opponents. 130 photos.

Tales from Clemson s 1981 Championship Season

Author: Ken Tysiac
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1596700610
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
In 1981, a team from a school nestled in the rural foothills of the Appalachians in South Carolina captured the fancy of college football fans everywhere. Coach Danny Ford's Clemson Tigers struggled early against Wofford and edged Tulane before finding their groove to defeat national powers Georgia, North Carolina, and Nebraska to go 12-0, and eventually win the national title.In Tales from Clemson's 1981 Championship Season, veteran ACC sports writer Ken Tysiac tells the story of Clemson's greatest team from the perspective of the players and coaches who made it happen. The team's cast of characters is almost as impressive as its accomplishments. Long before he became a national icon as "The Fridge" with the Chicago Bears, William Perry was a giant Clemson freshman and went toe to toe with the greatest center in college football -- Nebraska's Dave Rimington -- in the Orange Bowl. During the days leading up to the Orange Bowl, Perry exhibited his charm on a national stage for the first time in Miami, gleefully jumping to dunk a football through the goal posts for the television cameras.Perry Tuttle was a wide receiver with the gift of gab whose celebration of a touchdown catch in the Orange Bowl was immortalized in the only Sports Illustrated cover ever to feature Clemson. His roommate, bruising linebacker Jeff Davis, would talk with Tuttle before they went to sleep at night about their dreams of winning a national title.Danny Ford was a tobacco-chewing country boy much smarter than he let on with the "Aw, shucks" demeanor that made him a local hero. On the field, his fiery countenance instilled the toughness that made Clemson's defense nearly impregnable in a season that changed thestature of the entire community forever.Once supported almost exclusively by its loyal alumni, Clemson became the darling of a new legion of fans as well as corporate donors looking for tickets to impress their clients. A school

The history of NCAA basketball

Author: Bill Gutman
Publisher: Crescent Books
ISBN: 9780517069509
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Presents a well-researched account of the history of NCAA college basketball, including the formation of the league, the great coaches, and dazzling pictures of college superstars, many of whom later became NBA legends.

Denken hilft zwar n tzt aber nichts

Author: Dan Ariely
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426402092
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Die Logik der Unvernunft Wie gehen wir mit Geld um? Was bedeutet es uns? Warum sind so viele Menschen bereit, sich hoffnungslos zu verschulden? Und was treibt Banker, den Kollaps unseres Finanzsystems zu riskieren? In der erweiterten Neuausgabe seines internationalen Bestsellers zeigt Dan Ariely, wie unsere Entscheidungen gelenkt werden und weshalb wir in vielen Lebenssituationen zu unserem eigenen Nachteil handeln. »Ein ebenso amüsantes wie lehrreiches Buch.« Der Spiegel Denken hilft zwar, nützt aber nichts von Dan Ariely: im eBook erhältlich!