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Where the Game Matters Most: A Last Championship Season in Indiana High School Basketball Tag: In.. A Last Championship Season in Indiana High School Basketball (Hardcover)

Author:  William Gildea
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0316519677
ISBN-13: 9780316519670
Sku: 30048176
Publish Date: 10/6/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  240
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A noted sportswriter captures high school basketball at its most intense--and brings to life the final year of Indiana's famous all-state tournament.In 1997 Indiana crowned its last all-state champion, marking the end of an eighty-seven-year-old Hoosier tradition. Despite public outcry, the statewide tournament has been replaced by four divisional tournaments based on school size. Small-school teams no longer will have the chance to compete against big-school Goliaths for the state title. Where the Game Matters Most captures the passion and the personalities, the triumphs and the heartbreak of this final all-comers season. Through the most intense basketball season in Indiana history, William Gildea follows four teams. Bringing alive the extraordinary bonds forged among players, coaches, schools, families, and entire towns, Where the Game Matters Most is a compelling evocation of a truly historic championship season.


New York Times Book Review
"...Gildea's sincere chronicle of the teams involved illustrate that the journey is perhaps greater than the tourney." - J. D. Biersdorfer 01/11/1998

Washington Post Book World
"[Gildea] has a sure feel for the personalities of his subjects. Like the best high school coaches, he cares about the kids themselves as people, not bodies in uniforms." 01/18/1998

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   13
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0240
Product attributePublisher:   Little Brown and Company
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