"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
From the Back Cover
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