It's basketball season in Indiana, and what better way to settle in for the season than with these three great books from IU Press? Take an in-depth look at these three new basketball titles.
Days of Knight
A former Hoosier forward, Kirk Haston offers unique insight into the coaching style of Bob Knight. Days of Knight delves into previously unknown stories about the legendary coach, including insights into the notoriously private coach and his no-nonsense style. Haston touches on the highs and lows of his own basketball career all while crafting a familiar yet new story for basketball fans everywhere.
Read an excerpt from Days of Knight here.
The Milan Miracle
Imagine that the defining moment of the lives of everyone you know happened 60 years ago. That's only a slight exaggeration for Milan, Indiana, the tiny town made famous by the movie Hoosiers. Since it's miraculous state basketball championship in 1954, the town has continued to believe that glory is just around the corner. Author Bill Riley explores the relationship between the town and its basketball team, showing how the legend of Milan lives on to this day.
Read an excerpt from The Milan Miracle here.
The Perfect Season
Russell Grieger had a better than front row seat to the first perfect season in college basketball history: he was on the team. In 1964, Grieger was a starting guard for the Evansville Purple Aces, whose 29-0 season secured the NCAA College Division National Championship. In this personal, revealing work, Grieger explores the behind the scenes work that went into the undefeated season, the relationships between the players on the team, and what the season meant for a young man just beginning to find his way in the world.
Read our interview with Russell Grieger here.