When March went mad the game that transformed basketball by Seth Davis

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Published by Henry Holt in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Michigan State University -- Basketball -- History.,
  • Michigan State Spartans (Basketball team) -- History.,
  • Indiana State University -- Basketball -- History.,
  • Basketball -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementSeth Davis.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV885.49.N37 D38 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22795387M
ISBN 100805088105
ISBN 109780805088106
LC Control Number2008047628
OCLC/WorldCa243544485

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That Michigan State-Indiana State matchup, of. Inhis book Equinunk, Tell Your Story: My Return to Summer Camp about his experiences as a camp counselor, was published. His second book, When March Went Mad, was published in He was also a reporter on The NFL Today. InDavis joined Campus Insiders,as an on-air host for their all-digital mater: Duke University.

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Davis also tells the stories of their remarkable coaches, Jud. PistonPowered Book Club: ‘When March Went Mad’ by Seth Davis. by Patrick Hayes 8 years ago. In the national bestseller "When March Went Mad," Seth Davis recounts the dramatic story of the season leading up to that game, as Johnson's Michigan State Spartans and Bird's Indiana State Sycamores overcame long odds and great doubts to reach the game's grandest stage.

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Davis presents all kinds of excellent information in clean fashion and doesn’t try to force poetic prose as some sportswriters do.

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He is also the author of a memoir, Equinunk, Tell Your Story: My Return to Summer Camp, which was published in by Chandler House Press. On Mathey beat Marquette to claim their first national title. New images of the season have recently been made available in the Ed Caram Negatives.

Ed Caram was a photographer for Student Media, with many photos appearing in the Technician student newspaper and perhaps the Agromeck yearbook as well.

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