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Bird at the Buzzer: UConn, Notre Dame, and a Women's Basketball Classic Hardcover – March 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; First Edition edition (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803224117
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803224117
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,191,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“A well-written account of a seminal moment in an expanding sport by an intelligent, incisive observer.”—Wes Lukowsky, Booklist
(Wes Lukowsky Booklist Online 2011-02-15)

“This is the definitive account of a landmark game told by someone with unique access and insight. If you love UConn women’s basketball, you’ll love this book.”—Rebecca Lobo, UConn ’95 player, ESPN women’s basketball analyst, and 2010 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductee
(Rebecca Lobo 2010-10-04)

About the Author

Jeff Goldberg covered the 2001 Big East Tournament final for the Chicago Tribune and was the Hartford Courant’s UConn women’s beat writer from 2001 to 2006. He is currently the Red Sox beat writer for Metro Boston. Doris Burke is a television reporter who covers both men’s and women’s college and pro games for ESPN and ABC Sports.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PGA MIKE on March 16, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book for any fan of women's basketball or UConn. Or both. It paints a picture of the superstars that made women's basketball a part of today's sports world. For me, the faint memories of the greats that graced the UConn basketball court all came rushing back in full color. Goldberg gives you more than one game. His writing transports the reader to the glory days of UConn and the formative years of the game for women.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Martha Healy on March 16, 2011
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As a newcomer to women's basketball, and of course to UCONN, I loved being immersed in Goldberg's description of what was described as an "instant classic." Usually it is only a good mystery that can be described as hard to put down, but I loved reading this book and did it all too quickly. I felt a part of the team, the game and the time. It was a great read!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ryan on February 3, 2011
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I just got this book today and I haven't put it down. This book does the game and the season justice. Goldberg does an excellent job telling an amazing story. I have not finished this book and I will provide a more comprehensive review later but if you love basketball you'll love this book. Rebecca Lobo is right, if you love UConn basketball, you'll love this book.
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This was a classic book. Although it ostensibly was to cover one great game, the real subject was the emergence of women's college basketball as a relevant sport in the U S.
It also analyzed the incredible UConn phenomena, and the part that played in drawing fans to the game.
Incredibly well researched and well written.
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