For over 125 years, Hoosier athletes and coaches have grabbed headlines with their accomplishments and accolades. Legendary performers and larger-than-life figures have called Bloomington home, and their stories have been passed down through generations. But for every classic tale about a Hoosier athlete, coach, or program, there's another that's been forgotten. Until now.
After gaining unprecedented access to IU archives and longtime employees, authors John Decker, Pete DiPrimio, and Doug Wilson reveal events and images that were lost for decades. Filled with new and entertaining stories of the people who have made IU Athletics legendary, Unknown, Untold, and Unbelievable Stories of IU Sports is a must-have for any fan.
Discover behind-the-scenes stories of
the Olympic Trials featuring Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Chris Mullin, and Steve Alford;
the infamous 1997 black football jerseys;
Ernie Pyle's outlandish automobile polo match to raise funds for the IU marching band;
A. J. Moye's notorious block against Duke;
the time Sam Bell won the bid for an NCAA track meet—without a facility or even bleachers;
and many more incredible stories from the renowned IU Athletics program.
“Vince Lombardi—who relished his undergraduate studies in philosophy—would have loved this book.” —Booklist Football and Philosophy: Going Deep investigates many of the issues surrounding the nation’s biggest sport. From a review of the flaws of the Bowl Championship Series, to a study of the violence inherent in the game, to an examination of Vince Lombardi’s views on winning, to the problems created by the development of instant replay, the essays in this collection tackle the moral and philosophical principles behind gridiron competition. The result is an insightful, humorous, and original book that will engage all fans of the game. “Insightful and informative, as well as provocative and entertaining.” —Charles Taliaferro, author of Consciousness and the Mind of God
A showcase for basic firearm skills and the most current shooting equipment and methods in use today from the bestselling team at Outdoor Life.
Whatever you’re shooting, whether it’s a tricked-out MSR, a tight 1911, or a custom skeet gun, the experts at Outdoor Life have the know-how you need to take your skills to the next level. Covers handguns, rifles, shotguns, and ARs.
RANGE SKILLS & HUNTING: This book is filled with tips and tricks that build solid shooting fundamentals, letting you shoot faster and more accurately. Detailed drills for advanced gun handling and manipulation complete an expert course in range accuracy.
PERSONAL PROTECTION: Fortune favors the prepared, whether you’re protecting your family while out on the streets or guarding your home. The sensible, real-world tips on concealed carry and personal protection in this book could save your life.
COMPETITION: Insider tips from top competitors guide you through hands-on pistol, revolver, precision rifle, AR, and action shotgun drills and techniques you can apply anywhere you shoot.
Want to save cash, your child's imagination and possibly even the planet? This is the book you need.
Packed with great photos of real families in the outdoors, Born to Be Wild contains easy-to-follow instructions for activities that require nothing more sophisticated than a small person's imagination and access to a little outdoor space.
Nature lays on magical materials for free each season, from fallen leaves and twigs, moulted feathers, sand and shells, to mud, puddles and rain. Everything else you'll need for these activities is already hiding in your cupboards at home. No expensive art supplies of outward-bound kit required. All you need are the toolkit items at the front of the book - ordinary household essentials like scraps of paper, string, glue, recycled food containers and an empty jar or two.
Along the way Hattie talks to families, organisations and communities who have rebuilt their relationships with nature with extreme or inspiring results, and she introduces scientists, psychologists and other experts who explain why, as modern families, we should revive our waning relationships with nature, whatever age or stage we're at.
Discover the history and lore of this region’s legendary outdoorsmen—and their faithful dogs: “Well worth reading” (Bear Hunting Magazine). Man versus beast—it’s an age-old struggle that has been part of the rugged terrain of the Great Smoky Mountains since humans first encountered the region centuries ago. Bob Plott, a descendant of the breeder of the Plott hound and an avid outdoorsman in North Carolina, takes readers on a quest back through time for a glimpse into the minds and the rifles of the region’s most intrepid hunters. From the primitive weaponry and prevailing tactics of the Cherokee to the audacious rifle-toting ridge runners, and even a gruesome gang of cannibalistic rogues, these stories are truly a gripping tribute to mountain life and the adventure of the game.
Millions of us want to improve our on-piste performance and be better, stronger skiers and snowboarders, and there’s a ton of advice out there to help us; a never-ending avalanche of books, magazines, websites and TV programmes. But who’s got the time to wade through this lot to sift the stuff that works from the rubbish? What we need are failsafe short cuts to boost our performance on the slopes so we can enjoy every minute of our winter getaways. Win at winter sports is the indispensable guide to preparing for and enjoying your skiing or snowboarding holiday. Packed with down-to-earth, simple and effective advice, Win at winter sports will show readers how to improve their technique, confidence and fitness so they can minimise the risks and make the most of their time on the slopes.
The legendary boxer’s personal photographer from 1977–1978 shares fascinating stories and stunning rare photographs. Michael Gaffney traveled the world with Muhammad Ali, covered three fights, took eight thousand photographs, and produced hours of recordings that, pieced together in this book, define and reveal an authentic Ali. Poignant, funny, and brutally honest, this book reveals the struggles of the legendary fighter who fought to stay in the game he loved. This is a dramatic and up-close look at the trilogy of Ali’s fights from 1977–1978: A tough win against Earnie Shavers, a shocking loss to Leon Spinks, and a glorious redemptive comeback victory to win the World Heavyweight Championship for an unprecedented third time, a feat never accomplished before or since. Filled with dramatic photos, The Champ is also a compelling personal journey inside the good heart and courageous spirit of one of the most extraordinary people of our lifetime. “The Champ is one helluva achievement and one helluva book.” —Bert Randolph Sugar, Hall of Fame boxing historian
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