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BIRD AT THE BUZZER

Goldberg Jeff

Oprawa:
MIĘKKA

Wydawca:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback

Data premiery:
2013-03-01

ISBN:
9780803245228

89,20 PLN
Wysyłamy w 21 dni

Opis produktu

'DIV'On March 6 2001 the top two womens college basketball teams in the nation UConn and Notre Dame played what was arguably the greatest game in the history of the sport. When UConns Sue Bird hit a twelvefoot pullup jumper at the buzzer over national player of the year Ruth Riley in the Big East Tournament championship game it marked the end of an epic contest that featured five future Olympians and eight firstround WNBA selections. 'BR''/DIV''DIV'''/DIV''DIV''I'Bird at the Buzzer'/I' recreates this unique season with a detailed account of the games that led up toand beyondthe tournament finale: profiles of the two coaches UConns Geno Auriemma and Notre Dames Muffet McGraw: closeups of the players who made the year so memorable: and finally an indepth recap of the game worthy of being designated ESPNs firstever womens basketball Instant Classic.Ł'/DIV''DIV'''/DIV''DIV'Author Jeff Goldberg shows us the drama on the court and behind the scenes as the big game pitted Riley and the upstarts from Notre Dame against what many believed was the most talented team in UConn history under Hall of Fame coach Auriemma. A seesaw affair in which neither team led by more than eight points the 2001 Big East championship game encapsulates the quintessential inside story of the individual talents and skills team spirit and smarts and the momentbymoment realities of college athletics that made this season a snapshot of sports at its finest. '/DIV''DIV''DIV''DIV''DIV'''Foreword'/'''Acknowledgments'/'''Introduction'/'''1. TipOff'/'''2. First Half'/'''3. Second Half'/'''4. Overtime'/'Epilogue'/DIV''/DIV''DIV'''/DIV''/DIV''/DIV''DIV'This is the definitive account of a landmark game told by someone with unique access and insight. If you love UConn womens basketball youll love this book.ŁRebecca Lobo UConn 95 player ESPN womens basketball analyst and 2010 Womens Basketball Hall of Fame inductee '/DIV''DIV''I'Bird at the Buzzer'/I' is a pulsating inside look at one of the most intriguing teams in womens basketball history. Relive the intimate details of Connecticuts triumph and heartbreak during the 2001 playoffs with seasoned journalist Jeff Goldberg as your host.ŁJackie MacMullan ESPN.com NBA columnist and coauthor of 'I'Geno: In Pursuit of Perfection'/I' and 'I'When the Game Was Ours'/I' '/DIV''DIV'A wellwritten account of a seminal moment in an expanding sport by an intelligent incisive observer.ŁWes Lukowsky 'I'Booklist '/I''/DIV''DIV'Jeff Goldberg covered the 2001 Big East Tournament final for the 'I'Chicago Tribune'/I' and was the 'I'Hartford Courant'/I's UConn womens beat writer from 2001 to 2006. He is currently the Red Sox beat writer for 'I'Metro Boston'/I'. Doris Burke is a television reporter who covers both mens and womens college and pro games for ESPN and ABC Sports. '/DIV'

Data Publikacji: 2013-03-01
Wymiary: 216 mm 140 mm

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