Join veteran sportswriter Buck Turnbull as he takes you through the highs and lows of Hawkeye basketball in this book of stories, photos, and anecdotes that Iowa fans will treasure forever.
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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 Iowa Hawkeyes a college hoops favorite.
In Hoop Tales: Iowa Hawkeyes Men’s Basketball, veteran journalist Buck Turnbull shares his favorite memories of this beloved team. Together you’ll relive the highs and lows and become reacquainted with some of the team’s all-time greatest heroes and legends including:
Murray Wier, the 5’7’’ “Little Redhead” who sunk off-balance shots with deadly accuracy in the 1940s
The “Fabulous Five,” the 1950s standouts who won back-to-back Big Ten championships
Legendary coach Lute Olson and the rise of Iowa’s basketball program to national prominence
Steve Alford, the former Hoosier great who has coached the Hawkeyes back to the top of the Big Ten
Buck Turnbull is a 1951 graduate of the University of Iowa School of Journalism. He spent forty-one years as a sportswriter for the Des Moines Register, won numerous awards in newswriting contests, and was twice voted Iowa's Sportswriter of the Year. He is the author of From the Press Box, his view of the Iowa sports scene, as well as Stadium Stories: Iowa Hawkeyes.
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Book Description Globe Pequot, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110762743174