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Notable Sports Books of 2017: Sports Biblio Digest 12.17.17

The task of whittling down a rather long list to compile Sports Biblio’s Notable Sports Books of 2017 was more involved than I expected it to be.

The Pride of the Yankees, Richard Sandomir, Notable Sports Books of 2017Why I’m surprised by this I don’t know, for this has been the case since I started this blog in 2015. But to put some thought and consideration into book projects that are years in the making requires more than just a few minutes, or even a few hours.

To settle on 15 books, and to come up with a couple of sentences to describe them, was even more challenging.

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‘One Beautiful Season’ In College Basketball: Sports Biblio Digest, 3.19.17

The 2009-10 season in college basketball was notable not just for the shocking run by Butler University to the NCAA championship game, but for what the Bulldogs represented. “One Beautiful Season” is the book that explains the deeper challenges and connections of the small-conference game that have fed the beast of March Madness.

one beautiful season, kyle whelliston, college basketball booksKyle Whelliston, creator of the now-shuttered Mid-Majority blogwas a passionate troubadour of the little guys for a decade (2004-14), traveling across the country (in often harrowing fashion) to capture the essence of the game played at the grassroots level, and whose best teams finally gave the bluebloods a lethal threat.

His self-published book grew out his blog and other freelance work, including a brief association with ESPN that ended in controversial fashion.

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