Sweet Redemption: How Gary Williams and Maryland Beat Death and Despair to Win the Ncaa Basketball Championship

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Sports Publishing LLC, Oct 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 254 pages
 

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This is the story behind the 2002 University of Maryland basketball championship season and also serves as mini-biographies of Gary Williams, Juan Dixon, and the University of Maryland basketball ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
A Question of Resolve
5
The Birth of a Coach
12
Moving On Up
24
The Crudest Thing Ever
32
For Alma Mater
42
A Passion for Red Seats
50
Playing For Baltimore
59
No Lead is Safe
125
Mayhem in Minneapolis
136
Midnight Madness
144
Revenge
154
The Comeback
161
Crowning Cole
171
Flying High at MCI
178
Tangling with Tubby
185

Winning Big
70
Where is the Man?
80
Discovering Dixon
91
A Bitter Defeat
106
Kristins Wedding
116
Jamming the Jayhawks
202
One Day Away
216
Epilogue
235
Sources
248
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Gary A. Williams

David A. Vise David A. Vise was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a 1982 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and has earned an MBA from the Wharton School, as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Literary Letters from Cumberland University. A former Wall Street investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co., Vise also studied at the London School of Economics. He started his career in journalism at The Tennessean, first as a copyboy and later as an intern reporter. Eventually he became a reporter for The Washington Post and covers the FBI and the Justice Department. Vise won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for a four-part Washington Post series, "The Man from Wall Street: John Shad's Reign at the SEC," and received the 1990 Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, the 1992 Distinguished Alumnus Award from University School of Nashville, and numerous awards from the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association for coverage of the nation's capital city. He is the coauthor of "Eagle on the Street," a book about the Securities and Exchange Commission and Wall Street's insider trading scandal of the 1980s. He is also working on a movie based on "The Bureau and the Mole", in development from Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney's Touchstone Pictures.

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