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The Last Amateurs: Playing for Glory and Honor in Division I College Basketball
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Nobody can do it for us. We are the twenty-two players who can go out there and create history. In , Ulster — whose squad included builders, students and lorry drivers, as well as professional players — overcame the odds to become the first Irish champions of Europe. Based on interviews with all the key members of the squad — including David Humphreys, Mark McCall, Simon Mason and Andy Ward — the book tells for the first time the remarkable story of the players and the team, and of the turbulent campaign that led to them being crowned kings of Europe.
The Last Amateurs
Print Email Text. July 12, Like millions who love college basketball, John Feinstein was first drawn to the game because of its intensity, speed, and intelligence. And like many, he now feels that the vast sums of money involved in NCAA basketball--TV money, sponsorship money, alumnae money--have turned college basketball into a division of the NBA, rather than the beloved amateur sport it was in the past. Feinstein went in search of college basketball played with the passion and integrity it once inspired. He found it in a place called the Patriot League.
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