Most Iowa Hawkeyes fans have attended a basketball game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, seen highlights of The Catch that beat LSU in 2005, and were thrilled by the school s run to the 2014 15 Big Ten Football Championship Game. But only real fans know how many players have had their numbers retired, the b..
This guide is the ultimate resource for true fans of the Cardinals. Whether you cheered along for the 1980 and 1986 March Madness victories, or whether you're a more recent supporter in the Rick Pitino era, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Experienced sports..
Most Dallas Mavericks fans have attended a game at the American Airlines Center, marveled at Dirk Nowitzki's highlight-reel plays, and remember exactly where they were when the Mavs won the NBA Championship in 2011. But only real fans supported the team through an 11-win season, know the full story ..
This guide is the ultimate resource for true fans of the Golden Gophers. Whether you're a die-hard from the days of Herb Brooks or a more recent supporter, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Experienced sportswriter Brian Murphy has collected every essential p..
With game consoles and the Internet, children are playing as much as they always have--but now, they sit still while doing it. Kids spend as much time watching TV, using computers, and playing video games as they spend in school each week. One in every three kids in America is considered overweight ..
Along with the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots, both of which have been the subject of ``50 Greatest`` treatments by Bob Cohen, the Boston Celtics is one of the most iconic professional basketball teams, representing a multi-state region rather than just a city or state. Some of the spor..
A New York Times Bestseller Remarkable lessons in leadership and team building from one of the greatest college football coaches of our time Urban Meyer has established himself as one of the elite in the annals of his sport, having lead his players to three national championships. In Above the Line,..
More than just a football team, the Chicago Bears are a vital part of Chicago culture. After close to a century of play, the Bears have won more regular season games than any other NFL franchise. With twenty-seven players in the Hall of Fame and fourteen retired jerseys, it's no wonder the Bears are..
A professional-level guide for anyone who is serious about their physique. This is the first muscle-building instruction book written by a professional trainer that is tailored to the general reader. Its annotated full-color anatomical illustrations are revolutionary, clearly explaining which musc..
These days it seems everyone has a youth sports horror story whether it's about a tyrant coach obsessed with his team record that only plays the best kids on the team, or a parent who publicly berates his kid for not making a goal. But should it really only be all about winning? What about having fu..
The perfect gift for the Boston sports fan -Bob Halloran is a Boston celebrity, news anchor, sportscaster, and former ESPN talent -Red Sox draw 3 million fans every year -Patriots draw more than 40 percent of New England households as TV audiences -Sports-media inspired design with 150 color photogr..
Meyer & Meyer Premium--At Meyer & Meyer we make no compromises to present the best in sports content. Go for Gold Creative Soccer Training includes 350 modern practical games and drills that build on basic playing skills. Foregoing theoretical introductions, the authors focus on presenting comprehen..
The name Uga is synonymous with the Georgia Bulldogs, a perennial powerhouse among the top college football teams in the country. These English bulldogs are so revered that when they die, they are buried in a mausoleum at Sanford Stadium. But Uga is also a family pet, and ``Damn Good Dogs `` gives r..
The ball handler who fakes and then drives past a defender for an easy score. A pass rusher who leaves a would-be blocker in his wake on the way to sacking the quarterback. A setter who manages to maneuver both body and ball in the blink of an eye to make the perfect pass for the kill and match-win..
Elite-level athletes take great pride in their fitness and physical strength. You can't help but notice the muscular legs or well-defined arms. However, whether they are known for a powerful golf swing or a hard hockey slap shot, the best athletes all have one thing in common--a strong and well-con..
John Updike wrote about the lure of golf for five decades, from the first time he teed off at the age of twenty-five until his final rounds at the age of seventy-six. Golf Dreams collects the most memorable of his golf pieces, high-spirited evidence of his learning, playing, and living for the game...
A complete and easy-to-follow guide for inspiring every athlete with the proven power of growth mindset Whether you're a coach, trainer or athelete, growth mindset has changed the game. It's helping everyone from little leaguers to professionals reach their full potential. The perfect complement to ..
An intriguing blend of science and sports that explores how some of the worlds greatest athletes are utilizing the last frontier of performance-enhancing technology--the mental mapping and engineering of their own brains--for peak performance, and what it means for the future of athleticism, sports,..
Brian Doyle himself explains it best: ``A few years ago I was moaning to my wry gentle dad that basketball, which seems to me inarguably the most graceful and generous and swift and fluid and ferociously-competitive-without-being-sociopathic of sports, has not produced rafts of good books, like base..
Imagine growing up in an ethnically diverse, poor neighborhood with little hope for the youth that lived there. Eric DeWolfe doesn't have to imagine having grown up in South Rockport, Texas at a place known affectionately as ``Mexican Park.`` Most of these residents of Rockport were of meager means ..
If you are contemplating working with a champion, a potential champion, or anyone with untapped talent - be prepared, be very prepared. In 1998 Sir Steve Redgrave stared at Ingham and demanded to know, "Are you going to make me go faster?" Ingham had been trained and developed as a scientist, but in..
Updated and illustrated with more than 900 photos, the third edition of Illini Legends, Lists, and Lore chronicles the history of University of Illinois varsity athletics since its recognized beginnings in 1883. Red Grange and Tonja Buford, George Huff and the Flying Illini--Mike Pearson takes reade..
In 1979, a group of women athletes at Michigan State University, their civil rights attorney, the institution s Title IX coordinator, and a close circle of college students used the law to confront a powerful institution their own university. By the mid-1970s, opposition from the NCAA had made inter..
Mr. Heavey takes us back to the joysand occasional pitfallsof the humble edibles around us, and his conclusions ring true. ``Wall Street Journal`` Longtime ``Field & Stream`` contributor Bill Heavey has become the magazine s most popular voice by writing for sportsmen with more enthusiasm than skill..
Showcasing one of professional basketball's best players, this book spotlights the life and career of hardcourt superstar LeBron James. More than just a biography, it relates James' story while also establishing his prominent place in NBA history. By examining his skills and statistics in a variety ..
Throughout the NCAA Tournament's history, underdogs, Cinderella stories, and upsets have captured the attention and imagination of fans. Making March Madness is the story of this premiere tournament, from its early days in Kansas City, to its move to Madison Square Garden, to its surviving a point-s..
In this brand-new edition, updated with material on today's best athletes, a top sports psychologist reveals the mental strategies champions use to win in a variety of sports-from cycling and skiing to golf and tennisMental Training for Peak Performance teaches you that sweat isn't enough. Before yo..
Fresh from his triumphant and extraordinary achievement at the Olympic Games in Beijing, Michael Phelps--up from working-class, born-in-the-USA roots--shows us the secrets to his remarkable success--from training to execution. For years the world has followed Michael Phelps's progress from teen sens..
Top-tier college sports are extremely profitable. Despite the billions of dollars involved in the amateur sports industrial complex, none winds up in the hands of the athletes. The controversies surrounding whether colleges and universities should pay athletes to compete on these educational institu..
Allen Iverson loved Philadelphia Daily News basketball beat reporter Phil Jasner, calling him ``the best`` in the world of sports journalism. From 1981 until his death in 2010, Jasner was always ``on the case,`` going to great lengths to track athletes down for a quote or a story. He was most known ..
``Provocative...terrific stories`` (The New Yorker) of the people who transformed sports--in the span of a single generation--from a job that required even top athletes to work in the off-season to make ends meet into a massive global business. It started, as most business deals do, with a handshake..
Elite players, coaches, and trainers rely on plyometrics to develop power, agility, speed, strength, body control, balance, and overall athletic performance. With this authoritative guide on plyometrics, you can too In Plyometric Anatomy, authors Derek Hansen, coach and consultant to elite athle..
It's a cross-town rivalry game against the talented and tough Dynamo, but Alex and his team are confident because they know what each player should be doing on the field. This fully illustrated book is intended to help youth soccer players understand playing positions and the basics of 7 vs. 7 forma..
The grass is wet and squishy, but Alex and his team are still excited for soccer practice because they're learning about playing different positions in a formation. This fully illustrated book is intended to help youth soccer players understand playing positions and the basics of 7 vs. 7 formations...
What were the iconic sports moments of the last century? In Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles, a team of sports aficionados climb onto their bar stools to address that never-solved but essential question. Triumphs and turning points, rivalries and record-setters ``each chapter tracks down the real sto..
A clear-eyed, critical examination of the social, political, and economic costs of hosting the 2016 summer Olympics The selection of Rio de Janeiro as the site of the summer 2016 Olympic Games set off jubilant celebrations in Brazil--and created enormous expectations for economic development and the..
``Bill Heavey is one of the best magazine writers in America. No, he doesn't work for the New Yorker. He writes for Field & Stream, the popular journal for hunters and fishermen.``--Danny Heitman, Wall Street Journal ``Bill Heavey is my favorite writer. When I die, I want him to gut me, stuff me, a..
At a time when sports coverage inundates the airwaves, when coaches are routinely among the highest-paid school employees, and when professional sports recruiters are increasingly focusing on high school students, ``Sports and Education`` offers a balanced, thought-provoking look at a deep-cutting i..
Whether you're smashing a home run, scoring a goal, or setting up a teammate for a spike, you need energy. A healthful, balanced diet will give you the energy you need to take the field like a champion. Provide your body with fuel and stay hydrated, and you'll be ready for any challenge that comes y..
Sport Psychology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key exper..
In every sport, there are athletes who represent true technical excellence. Their movement seems effortless and efficient: they create and control forces in the most effective way. NUME CARTE: Stability, Sport and Performance Movement, Second Edition: Practical Biomechanics and Systematic Training f..
Unlock the keys to happiness and freedom, fuel performance, and achieve excellence in sports and in life with the clarity of stillpower--finding the ultimate zone within. What if everything you've been taught about performance is wrong? When the going gets tough, stillpower--not will power--is the b..
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist pulls back the curtain on the extraordinary inner lives of America's most obsessive sports fans. There are fans, and then there are fanatics. In this wondrously immersive look at American sports fandom, George Dohrmann travels the country to find out what disting..
Tales from the Dallas Cowboys Sideline, first published in 2003 and now newly updated, is a fascinating, fun look at the inner workings of one of the most beloved sports teams of all time. A team that is either gloriously loved or hideously hated, there is no denying the passion evoked by the Dallas..
The history of Purdue athletics is sometimes funny, sometimes poignant and triumphant, and often pretty amazing--but always uniquely human. Along the way many characters have arisen in over twelve decades of competition and nearly two hundred of these great stories are chronicled in this book, first..
When it comes to sports, Texas more than earns its bragging rights. The Lone Star State has produced championship teams and legendary athletes not only in football, baseball, and basketball, but in dozens of other sports as well. Texas Sports celebrates more than a century of achievements in a day-b..
Sports debates are the foundation of every fan's night out. But it's not enough merely to have these inebriated arguments--you must win them, too. Enter The Barstool Book Of Sports: a disorderly debate bible that's jam-packed with hilarious lists, irreverent sidebars, and edgy illustrations that wil..
For more than twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has curated the year's finest sports journalism. Continuing the tradition in a long line of notable guest editors is Rick Telander, acclaimed journalist, author, and champion of the written word. His choices are defined by one shared ..