The Baron and the Bear: Rupp's Runts, Haskins's Miners, and the Season That Changed Basketball Forever

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THE
BARON
& THE
BEAR
RUPP’S RUNTS,
HASKINS’S MINERS,
AND THE SEASON
THAT CHANGED
BASKETBALL FOREVER

DAVID KINGSLEY SNELL

Foreword by Nolan Richardson

University of Nebraska Press · Lincoln and London

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Prologue 1
  • 1 - A Drop of Water 5
  • 2 - "No Good, Even If It Goes!" 9
  • 3 - A New Direction 13
  • 4 - Brothers against the Bastard 18
  • 5 - The True Religion 23
  • 6 - The Big Change 28
  • 7 - A Synchronized Leap 38
  • 8 - Finding His Team 44
  • 9 - He Didn’t Recruit; He Chose 51
  • 10 - Never Gave It a Thought 61
  • 11 - Intensity, Thy Name Is Adolph 67
  • 12 - The Haskins Way 78
  • 13 - "Quite Improbable" 87
  • 14 - The Games Were the Break 97
  • 15 - Seeing Things I Really like 102
  • 16 - Things That I Can’T 107
  • 17 - Give Iowa a Try 114
  • 18 - Neutral-Court Advantage 117
  • 19 - The Break from Hell 122
  • 20 - "The Secret of Basketball" 125
  • 21 - Togo Time 130
  • 22 - Clyde and the Commodores 132
  • 23 - They Could Be Very Good 134
  • 24 - The Naked Truth 137
  • 25 - Working Hard and Hardly Working 143
  • 26 - Tennessee Two-Step 146
  • 27 - Seattle Surprise 154
  • 28 - The Mountain Man and Cazzie 159
  • 29 - Time and Overtime 173
  • 30 - Larry Conley’s Ass 180
  • 31 - The Runnin’ Utes 187
  • 32 - The Real Championship Game 192
  • 33 - The Smart Money 198
  • 34 - And Then There Was David 207
  • 35 - An Unreal Thing 220
  • 36 - A Matter of Pride 228
  • 37 - He Changed Basketball 232
  • Epilogue 237
  • Where Are They Now? 253
  • Acknowledgments 259
  • Appendix - 1965–66 Team Rosters and Season Results 263
  • Index 267
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