The Final Four

Author: Mary E. Schulte
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1429665726
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"Describes the NCAA Final Four tournament, including some of the greatest teams, players, and moments from Final Four history"--Provided by publisher.

The Final Four

Author: Paul Volponi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101566957
Size: 69.14 MB
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"Volponi, a multiple award-winning author, keeps the tension high from the first to last page ...The Final Four is definitely a winner." —VOYA, starred review March Madness is in full swing, and there are only four teams let in the NCAA basketball championship. The heavily favored Michigan Spartans and the underdog Troy Trojans meet in the first game in the seminfinals, and it's there that the fates of Malcolm, Roko, Crispin, and M.J. intertwine. As the last moments tick down on the game clock, you'll learn how each player went from being a kid who loves to shoot hoops to a powerful force in one of the most important games of the year. Which team will leave the Superdome victorious? In the end it will come down to who has the most skill, the most drive, and the most heart. "Volponi nails it when it counts in this dynamic story." —Booklist, starred review "Volponi adroitly renders authentic and inspired basketball action." —The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Final Four Of Everything

Author: Mark Reiter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439141258
Size: 37.66 MB
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Edited by Mark Reiter and Richard Sandomir, and featuring contributions from experts on everything from breakfast cereal and movie gunfights to First Ladies and bald guys, The Final Four of Everything celebrates everything that's great, surprising, or silly in America, using the foolproof method of bracketology to determine what we love or hate-and why. As certain to make you laugh as it will start friendly arguments, The Final Four of Everything is the perfect book for know-it-alls, know-a-littles, and anyone with an opinion on celebrity mugshots, literary heroes, sports nicknames, or bacon. Bracketology is a unique way of organizing information that dates back to the rise of the knockout (or single elimination) tournament, perhaps in medieval times. Its origins are not precisely known, but there was genius in the first bracket design that hasn't changed much over the years. You, of course, may be familiar with the bracket format via the NCAA basketball tournament pairings each March. If you've ever watched ESPN or participated in a March Madness office pool, you know what a bracket looks like. The Final Four of Everything takes the idea one step further, and applies the knockout format to every category BUT basketball. In areas where taste, judgment, and hard-earned wisdom really matter, we've set out to determine, truly, the Final Four of Everything.

Cbs Sports Presents Stories From The Final Four

Author: Matt Fulks
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1461703034
Size: 18.58 MB
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Journalists who have covered the NCAA Tournament known as March Madness over the past 25 years share their experiences and opinions in this collection of short stories.

Last Shot Mystery At The Final Four The Sports Beat 1

Author: John Feinstein
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 9780307536952
Size: 21.81 MB
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New York Times bestselling sportswriter John Feinstein exposes the real “March Madness”—behind the scenes at the Final Four basketball tournament. When Stevie wins a writing contest for aspiring sports journalists, his prize is a press pass to the Final Four in New Orleans. While exploring the Superdome, he overhears a plot to throw the championship game. With the help of fellow contest winner Susan Carol, Stevie has just 48 hours to figure out who is blackmailing one of the star players . . . and why. John Feinstein has been praised as “the best writer of sports books in America today” (The Boston Globe), and he proves it again in this fast-paced novel. “A page-turning thriller and a basketball junkie’s bonanza.” —USA Today From the Hardcover edition.

Fifty Years Of The Final Four

Author: Billy Packer
Publisher: Taylor Pub
ISBN:
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A summary of each of the first 50 National Collegiate Athletic Association Final Four tournaments complete with many interviews.

From 3 18 To Final Four

Author: Bob Vilsoet
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595290981
Size: 49.47 MB
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The Harper College women's volleyball team had a terrific record last year. In general, the same players were on the team this year as the year before. However, the prior year, with a different coaching staff and philosophies, the team record was only 3 wins and 18 losses. This year, the team ended up rated the 4th best team in the nation. In volleyball, as with any sport, there are certain philosophies that work better than others. Sometimes, better talent with poorer philosophies can overcome worse talent with a good system. But this was a situation where we generally followed the philosophies and marched toward the success at the end of the tunnel. This book is about those philosophies, and illustrates the points by showing where Harper College's players performed against those philosophies. Players and coaches alike will become a better volleyball player or coach by reading this book.

The Final Four

Author: Matt Doeden
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 1467797308
Size: 10.72 MB
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When basketball fans hear the words Final Four, they probably think of the buzzer-beaters, Cinderella stories, and bracket-busters that have thrilled people for years. However, you don't need to be a die-hard fan to know that the NCAA men's basketball tournament is one of the most popular sports events in the United States. By the time the tournament of 68 teams has been whittled down to the Final Four, excitement reaches a fever pitch. From the first intercollegiate basketball game played in 1895 all the way to the thrills and drama of the most recent Final Four, read about the shocking moments and stunning upsets that give March Madness its name.

The Enlightened Bracketologist

Author: Nigel Holmes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1596919477
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Every March, the NCAA men's basketball tournament blankets newspapers and the Internet, and attracts millions of television viewers over the course of three weeks. Will a perennial favorite like Duke win? Or will it be a dark horse like Gonzaga? The phenomenon known as March Madness galvanizes a nation of viewers as few other sports events can. The reason? Bracketology. America eagerly watches as 64 teams become 32, then 16, then 8, then 4, then 2, and finally #1. Now it's time to use the same rigorous method for everything that really matters in culture, people, history, the arts and more. In The Enlightened Bracketologist the editors have organized the world's most haunting and maddeningly subjective questions into a scheme of binary pairings that finally reveal what is truly the best in its class: La Tache or Chateau Latour? (1) Barry Bonds or Terrell Owens? (2) "Vissi d'arte" or "Dove Sono"? (3) OJ verdict or JFK assassination? (4) "Top of the world, Ma" or "Nobody's perfect"? (5) Two by two, The Enlightened Bracketologist pits our cultural mainstays against each other; only the finest survive. Every double-page spread of this book will contain a series of brackets compiled by experts and celebrities, with text call-outs that highlight the reason why one competitor moves on and another doesn't. Already committed are Elvis Costello on popular songs; David Bouley on cookbooks; Leon Fleisher on piano music; Reneé Fleming on opera arias; Henry Beard on French phrases; Joseph Ward on wine.