Monday, March 19, 2007

Bracketology 101's Book Pick: "Cinderella"

It's rare at B101 that we outwardly promote or endorse the work of others (or endorse books at all for that matter), but if you're a college basketball fan looking for a fix between now and Thursday's regionals, or if you just love rooting for the little guy, Michael Litos' book "Cinderella: Inside the Rise of Mid-Major College Basketball" is a must-read.

Here's a quick preview from the publisher: "Cinderella" is an inside look at the NCAA's mid-major basketball programs, which fight for one shot to battle the association's elite teams for the national championship. The rise of mid-majors has been one of the biggest sport stories of the past few years, and never more so than now.

Litos spent the 2005-06 season on the frontlines of the Colonial Athletic Association. With complete access to coaches and players, he found expected tales of pressure and passion. He also found the unexpected: a player being shot; another accused and eventually acquitted of rape. And he was there for George Mason's historic run to the Final Four.

In what was dubbed "The Year of the Mid-major," Cinderella delivers the ultimate story of what it means to be an underdog, and how the sport of college basketball is being transformed.
The book includes a foreword by ESPN analyst Jay Bilas.

You can read more about "Cinderella" or order a copy by clicking here or here.


Matt D said...

Thanks, ill look into it

Anonymous said...

Solid preview. It's a great read. The chapter about scheduling and "buy-games" is an absolute must for anyone who went to a BCS school.

Anonymous said...

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Bracketology 101 said...

Technically it's been five posts, but we admittedly focus our attention on other sports once college basketball is done. We will following the draft closely and do a summer bracket.

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