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The back roads to March : the unsung, unheralded, and unknown heroes of a college basketball season

Author: John Feinstein
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"John Feinstein has already taken readers into the inner circles of top college basketball programs in The Legends Club. This time, Feinstein pulls back the curtain on college basketball's lesser-known Cinderella stories -- the smaller programs who no one expects to win, who have no chance of attracting the most coveted high school recruits, who rarely send their players on to the NBA. Feinstein follows a handful of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Basketball
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Feinstein, John.
Back roads to March.
New York : Doubleday, [2020]
(DLC) 2019047927
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Feinstein
ISBN: 9780385544481 0385544480
OCLC Number: 1105152439
Description: xii, 416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: why the back roads --
A new beginning... and the beginning of the end --
And the cadets came marching in --
Breakfast and basketball --
From 0-135 to 1-135... and beyond --
The rearview mirror --
Safety school --
The rock and a very hard place --
Last Fran standing --
I own a college, Iona is Iona --
Living on the edge --
Day, and night, in the cathedral --
Rock-and-roll heaven --
Christmas gifts and Christmas coal --
Second-year law student --
Philly kid --
Gray days --
Let's play two! --
More than a game --
Yes, Christine, there is a Farmville --
From Kirby to the Palestra, another day in hoops heaven --
The old coach and Division 3 --
Where history was, and is, made --
The countdown begins --
Dog days and very cold nights --
From high school to Hollywood... or Buffalo --
The hall of famer they missed --
Starting from square zero --
One crucible for all --
Tales of JJ and the lefthander --
In the land of the camels --
The madness comes quickly --
Thanks for the memories --
The road to Dayton... leads through Norfolk --
And then there were sixty-eight: selection Sunday --
Back to the beginning --
Midnight for Cinderella... and for me.
Responsibility: John Feinstein.

Abstract:

"John Feinstein has already taken readers into the inner circles of top college basketball programs in The Legends Club. This time, Feinstein pulls back the curtain on college basketball's lesser-known Cinderella stories -- the smaller programs who no one expects to win, who have no chance of attracting the most coveted high school recruits, who rarely send their players on to the NBA. Feinstein follows a handful of players, coaches, and schools who dream, not of winning the NCAA tournament, but of making it past their first or second round games. Every once in a while, one of these coaches or players is plucked from obscurity to continue on to lead a major team or to play professionally, cementing their status in these fiercely passionate fan bases as a legend. These are the gifted players who aren't handled with kid gloves -- they're hardworking, gritty teammates who practice and party with everyone else. With his trademark humor and invaluable connections, John Feinstein reveals the big time programs you've never heard of, the bracket busters you didn't expect to cheer for, and the coaches who inspire them to take their teams to the next level."--

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