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Hoop Tales: UConn Huskies Men's Basketball (Hoop Tales Series) Paperback – March 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Series: Hoop Tales Series
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot; 1st edition (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762737859
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762737857
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,385,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I've been hooked on UConn basketball since I was a newly-arrived 17-year-old freshman at Litchfield Hall in the Jungle in 1961 and I spotted another newly-arrived freshman named Toby Kimball. He was 6-feet-9 and bald and I decided my new school might be pretty good at this sport. The ride since then has been nothing but a wonder and Bob Porter and Wayne Norman describe it all in this terrific book. I not only have read it, but sleep with it under my pillow every night."

--Leigh Montville, former Sports Illustrated senior writer and coauthor of Dare to Dream: Connecticut's Remarkable March to the National Championship

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Thrilling victories, crushing defeats, comical mishaps, and colorful coaches, players, and fans - these are the legendary moments and larger-than-life personalities that have made the UConn Huskies a b-ball favorite.
In Hoop Tales: UConn Huskies Men's Basketball, radio analyst Wayne Norman and UConn alumnus Robert Porter share their favorite memories of this beloved team. Together you’ll relive fifty years of highs and lows and become reacquainted with some of the team’s all-time greatest heroes and legends including:

* Early standouts Art Quimby, Wes Bialosuknia, and Toby Kimball
* Ray Allen, perhaps the greatest all-around UConn player ever
* Jim Calhoun and the unforgettable 1999 and 2004 championships



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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Shapera on May 1, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book illuminates the "old" UConn teams of the 1960's and early 1970's, teams I remember as a high school student and as a UConn student. The games then were thrilling to fans even if UConn was "only" a regional power. The "stall" game of 1970 was unforgetable and Wayne Norman and Bob Porter bring it back with insight and gusto. It was UConn basketball's finest game.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 29, 2005
Format: Paperback
The book was inspiring from page to page. It was very enjoyable to read the stories and learn so history of the Uconn men team and the environment. I got very evolved into it and I was hooked. Definitely a page-turner. I could read the stories I was more interested in then reading one-large story. Worth the purchase!
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