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Outside the Limelight: Basketball in the Ivy League

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The Ivy League is a place where basketball is neither a pastime nor a profession. Instead, it is a true passion among players, coaches, and committed sports enthusiasts who share in its every success and setback. Outside the Limelight is the first book to look inside Ivy League basketball and at the boundless enthusiasm that defines it.

With painstaking reportage, Kathy Orton vividly captures the internal fervor of the personalities who champion their gameand#249;all the triumphs and disappointments of an Ivy hoop season. Scholarships for student athletes? None, and this is the only Division I conference that does not offer them. The TV spotlight? It barely shines, despite the passion, talent, and commitment of the players. Megadollar contracts from the NBA? Rarely does a player receive an offer. These age-old institutions are better known for turning out presidents, not point guards, and CEOs and captains of industry, not centers on the court.

Orton weaves together the stories of coaches and players as they move from fall practice through an entire season and ahead to the NCAA tournament. From Harvard to Penn, Princeton to Cornell and beyond, playersand#249;perhaps more accustomed to pomp and circumstanceand#249;face leaky gyms, endure long bus rides, rigorous courseloads, and unbearable exam schedules. Why? Just to prove they can hang with the big boys despite juggling multiple non-athletic responsibilities? Maybe. But more importantly, for the sincere love of the game.

Outside the Limelight provides frontcourt vision for college basketball fans everywhere to achieve an appreciation of this captivating conference and for diehard enthusiasts to gain greater insight into what brings Ivy League basketball to center circle.

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Outside the Limelight is the first book to look inside Ivy League basketball and at the boundless enthusiasm that defines it. With painstaking reportage, Kathy Orton weaves together the stories of coaches and players as they move from fall practice through an entire season and ahead to the NCAA tournament. vividly capturing the internal fervor of the personalities who champion their gameandugrave;all the triumphs and disappointments of an Ivy hoop season.

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Ivy league fan contest, direct mail, author tour and signings

About the Author

KATHY ORTON has covered college basketball for the Washington Post for more than a decade. She was also the newspaper's beat writer on the NFL's Baltimore Ravens for two seasons, including their Super Bowl season in 2000.

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Outside the Limelight is the first book to look inside Ivy League basketball and at the boundless enthusiasm that defines it. With painstaking reportage, Kathy Orton weaves together the stories of coaches and players as they move from fall practice through an entire season and ahead to the NCAA tournament. vividly capturing the internal fervor of the personalities who champion their game--all the triumphs and disappointments of an Ivy hoop season.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813546162
Author:
Orton, Kathy
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Foreword by:
Feinstein, John
Foreword:
Feinstein, John
Author:
Feinstein, John
Subject:
Basketball - College
Subject:
Soccer
Subject:
Ivy League (Basketball conference)
Subject:
Basketball - Atlantic States
Subject:
Massachussetts
Subject:
Rhode island
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
New hampshire
Subject:
Connecticut
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Basketball General
Subject:
Basketball
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 illustrations. 15 illustrations
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Outside the Limelight is the first book to look inside Ivy League basketball and at the boundless enthusiasm that defines it. With painstaking reportage, Kathy Orton weaves together the stories of coaches and players as they move from fall practice through an entire season and ahead to the NCAA tournament. vividly capturing the internal fervor of the personalities who champion their gameandugrave;all the triumphs and disappointments of an Ivy hoop season.
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