Sports

Shoot for the Stars: A Playbook for Teens and Tweens

On the basketball court, Tamika Catchings’ legacy is cemented as one of the greatest women ever to play the game. Off the court, Tamika created the Catch the Stars Foundation in the spring of 2004 to help disadvantaged youth achieve their dreams. Catchings felt compelled to start the foundation because she understood that the youth of today are the stars of tomorrow and the lack of support for our youth results in many never reaching their full potential. She embraces being a positive role model by encouraging youth to be all that they can be. Shoot for the Stars is...

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Cinderella Ball

50th Anniversary of the 1967 Indiana Hoosiers run for the Rose Bowl “The game is the climax to one of the greatest stories in the history of college football. For many years Indiana was everyone’s whipping boy.” –John Bansch, Assistant Sports Editor, The Indianapolis Star, January 1, 1968 “It was a year of one heart-stopper after another for Indiana’s “Brink Gang” – gambling gamblers who repeatedly screeched right up to the brink of disaster, then swerved merrily away to safety.” –Bob Hammel, Bloomington Herald-Telephone “So, never mind any tales involving the behemoth Ohio State and Michigan football factories. Or the...

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Get Off the Couch—See It Live!

Ever wonder how you can get a ticket to the world’s most prestigious sporting events—The Super Bowl, Final Four, The Masters, Wimbledon and many others? Find out and read how Jeffrey Jacobs attended these events over five decades—you can be there, too! His tales may not only help you be part of the crowd—seeing the action LIVE—but they may bring a smile to your face. It all began in the 1960’s with the Beatles—read it now!

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Coaching is Teaching at its Best!

Coaching is Teaching at its Best! is a quick, easy-to-read guide that can help any youth sports coach be a better teaching coach. It is important that a coach teaches young athletes the key fundamentals of whatever sport they are playing, but it is even more important that their athletes learn the many valuable life lessons through participation in competitive athletics. This is not a book about winning as much as about giving youth the best sports experience. This guide is a pivotal step to making youth sports in America even better.

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Contrary To Popular Belief

In the spring of 2014, Leppert started writing a blog.  It was the usual kind of blog being written for the usual kinds of reasons. But a funny thing happened when he took a couple of risks with his writing:  he got away with it.  And then he took his gloves off for good. Within a year, his “blog” was elevated to a “column” and began showing up in mainstream publications throughout Indiana.  After publishing more than a hundred installments, a group of recurring political and cultural themes began to emerge.  From RFRA and guns, to the economy and parenting,...

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Prepare to Win: Lessons Learned at Knight School

Over the 29 seasons that Bob Knight was head basketball coach at Indiana University, more than 100 students served on his staff as managers. Coach Knight relied on this “volunteer” staff for a wide array of duties that deeply involved them in the inner workings of the program. These students have gone on to become successful adults with highly productive careers in business, medicine, law, education and sports. Prepare to Win is an accounting of the Lessons Learned at Knight School, chronicling the individual and collective lessons learned from Bob Knight in the countless hours spent as integral parts of Indiana Basketball. These personal perspectives of Bob...

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Breaking Cardinal Rules

An expose of sexual recruiting tactics from the journal pages of an escort queen. Breaking Cardinal Rules is an exposé by escort Katina Powell based on her experiences providing sexual services for the basketball program at the University of Louisville. It is written with Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Dick Cady. Powell has filled five journals with details of her escort escapades, sexual encounters and her activities at the University of Louisville. Most of the U of L services she provided took place in the men’s dormitory where most of the basket players reside. Her main contact and the man with...

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The Joy of Coaching

A book by coaches, about coaches. The Professional Skaters Association is celebrating its 75th anniversary by creating a book about the history of coaching. The Joy of Coaching is a 12" by 9", hardcover, colorful chronicle of the people and events that shaped the PSA. The book, to be launched at the 2013 International Conference in Chicago, will tell the story of the PSA and how it grew from a small group of committed coaches into a 6,000-member education and certification organization. The Joy of Coaching is packed with photos, stories and memories from hundreds of coaches, young and old,...

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Instant Fan Guide: Football

It's 4th and goal with seconds ticking away. The home team needs to score a touchdown to win the game and make the playoffs. It all comes down to this. It's moments like this that remind Michael A. Stokes why he likes football. So much, in fact, he wants everyone to watch, learn and enjoy the game as much as he does. Stokes' Instant Fan Guide Football Edition is the perfect take-along guidebook for people of all ages who want to learn the great game of football fast and easy. This 20-page, 4"x 6" football reference is small enough to...

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Indy 500: An American Icon

Indy 500: An American Icon provides an overview of the tradition and excitement of the great race, and discusses components of the IndyCar racing genre. It offers background on the track and traditions of the Indy 500, considers recent IndyCar history and covers multiple perspectives — profiles of select teams, drivers, league administration and racing fans. It looks at cars and equipment, racing costs, how testing / qualification works and factors that influence outcomes (car specifications, driver skill and experience, depth of financial resources, etc.). It captures the fascination, respect and awe that aspiring participants hold for the Indy 500...

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