Tales from the Duke Blue Devils Hardwood

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Sports Pub., 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 184 pages
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The Duke Blue Devils have a long history of success in intercollegiate basketball, and that history comes alive within these pages, as detailed by Duke historian Jim Sumner. The Blue Devils4 storied past includes 27 NCAA tournament appearances, 13 trips to the final four and three national titles. A number of Duke games have achieved legendary status and they are relived in Tales from the Duke Blue Devils Hardwood. Read about the 12-10 North Carolina State win over Duke in the 1968 ACC Tournament, North Carolina4s scoreless half at Duke in 1979, Duke4s upset win over UNLV in the 1991 Final Four, and the 1992 Duke-Kentucky Eastern Regional classic.Duke University has been home to 28 All-American basketball players. Eight of which have been named national player of the year: Dick Groat, Art Heyman, Johnny Dawkins, Danny Ferry, Christian Laettner, Elton Brand, Shane Battier, and Jason Williams. Their tales are included here as well as stories from Duke coaching legends Eddie Cameron, Vic Bubas, Bill Foster, and Mike Krzyzewski. Tales from the Duke Blue Devils Hardwood will also take you inside Cameron Indoor Stadium, the country4s most famous on campus basketball facility and the home of the so-called "Cameron Crazies" who are renowned for their creativity and enthusiasm Tales from the Duke Blue Devils Hardwood is a must read for any fan of Duke Basketball.

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Jim Sumner is a historian, scholar, and writer with a passion for Southern sports. A graduate of Duke University, Sumner worked as a public historian for the North Carolina Division of Archives and History for thirty years. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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