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Sweet 16

Author : Christopher Walsh
ISBN : 9781633195752
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Sweet 16 is inside story of the Alabama's magical 2015 football season and triumphs over Michigan State and Clemson to capture the College Football Playoff National Championship. Featuring stunning action photography and expert analysis from author Christopher Walsh, this is the definitive account of Alabama's 16th national championship. There was no holding back the Crimson Tide in 2015. Alabama's triumph in Arizona capped a 14-1 campaign. Behind Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry and the nation's top defense, Coach Nick Saban's team overcame a Week 3 loss to Ole Miss and emerged as the top team in the SEC, posting statement wins over three Top 10 opponents in conference play before topping Florida in the SEC Championship Game. That win earned Alabama a spot in the College Football playoff for the second year in a row. Alabama avenged a loss to Ohio State in the semifinal a year earlier, throttling Michigan State 38-0 to set up the matchup with Clemson. Sweet 16 takes fans through Alabama's exciting journey. From the season-opening victory over Wisconsin to dominant wins over Georgia and LSU to the to the nail-biting drama of the College Football Playoff, this commemorative edition includes profiles of Henry, quarterback Jake Coker, linebacker Reggie Ragland, and other Alabama Stars. Also featuring a foreword by The Voice of Alabama Football, Eli Gold, Sweet 16 is the perfect book for Alabama fans.

Sports Illustrated Alabama Football

Author : Editors of Sports Illustrated
ISBN : 1603201491
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Fans of Alabama football will treasure this compendium of Crimson Tide lore from the editors of Sports Illustrated. Featuring the brilliant photography and insightful writing that they are known for, Sports Illustrated Alabama Football allows fans to relive 'Bama's glorious history on the gridiron, from the earliest years of the program through its first 12 national titles and all the way up to the 2009 national championship team. This book contains classic Sports Illustrated coverage of all the Crimson Tide greats, including stories featuring Bear Bryant and Nick Saban; rare photographs of Alabama football as seen through the lenses of SI photographers; a retrospective of the Iron Bowl, one of the greatest rivalries in college football; introduction by Eli Gold, the voice of Alabama football; and full coverage of this year's title run. Plus, as a special bonus, this collector's edition also boasts a sure-fire argument starter: Sports Illustrated's selection of the All-time Alabama Team. If crimson is your favorite color, Sports Illustrated Alabama Football is for you.

Alabama S Crimson Mission

Author : Tommy Ford
ISBN : 0794844316
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Alabama Crimson Tide rolled to its 16th national championship in the football program's storied history with its 45-40 victory over Clemson. Author and Alabama insider Tommy Ford reveals how head coach Nick Saban and his coaching staff got the players to overcome a tough loss to Ole Miss and reel off 11 straight victories to reach the College Football Playoff National Championship. Illustrated with over 100 images taken by Alabama Athletics Department chief photographer Kent Gidley, this special commemorative book will be a collector's item for years to come.

Golfing On The Roof Of The World

Author : Rick Lipsey
ISBN : 1596918454
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Rick Lipsey returned from a vacation with an unusual job offer. After playing a few rounds at Bhutan's Royal Thimphu Golf Club, one of the members asked if he'd consider becoming the kingdom's golf pro. "Sure, I'd love to move to Bhutan," Lipsey flippantly responded. Next thing you know, he, his wife, and their infant daughter are boarding a plane for this remote Himalayan country. With one foot in the ancient world and the other in the twenty-first century, Bhutan is working to successfully meld the old and the new, from subsistence farming and religious festivals to the Internet and World Wrestling Entertainment. In Golfing on the Roof of the World, Rick sets great golf travel writing against the bigger political story of Bhutan's entrance to the modern world. Not only does he teach and play golf in the shadow of the world's tallest peaks, but he also comes to understand the seismic shifts in store for the last Buddhist kingdom where peace and spiritual prosperity have abounded, and the national standard for measuring success is Gross National Happiness.

The Worst Times Are The Best Times

Author : Mark Gottfried
ISBN : 0692211799
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Enjoy endearing, heartfelt stories from a NCAA Division I basketball coach who overcame life's everyday obstacles ? poverty, violence, bullying and heartbreak ? to find success on and off the court. N.C. Central University head coach LeVelle Moton shares personal stories to help inspire and motivate. Looking back at his adolescent years, where he was an outstanding athlete, he shares tales about life that relate to sports, while not always directly involving action on the playing fields. Stories deal with making wise choices, overcoming failure, abstaining from sex, finding mentors and preparation. Every chapter has a takeaway for readers in the ?Inside the Locker Room” and ?Chalkboard” sections. More than developing the next superstar athlete, Moton is interested in teaching life's hard lessons. Moton shares stories from his life, looking back to relationships with his grandmother and mother, strong woman who helped him navigate a turbulent childhood. He shares stories about growing up without a father and reflects on several mentors he found as a young man trying to find his way. In another story he recalls a relationship with a teenage girlfriend that goes bad. His stories are sincere, funny and humbling. The Worst Times Are The Best Times is an honest look at growing up struggling with the world working against you and finding a way to the life you dreamed for yourself. It's the compelling story of Moton overcoming the challenges of boyhood in the ghettos of Boston and Raleigh N.C., and using those personal experiences to provide valuable perspective for young people today. Written by coach Moton and journalist Edward G. Robinson III, the book is moving for adults and poignant for youth, informative for basketball fans, and relevant and engaging to all. As part of Moton's and Robinson's ongoing commitment to support youth in their community, a portion of proceeds from all book sales is being donated to the Boys & Girls Club of America. ?Basketball is what I do and not who I am.” It's the mantra that Moten lives by. He is currently the coach for his alma mater N.C. Central University, where he became the school's 17th head coach in 2009. He is also a husband, loving father and a God-fearing man. Guided by one of the nation's most successful up-and-coming coaches, N.C. Central won its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship during the 2013-14 season and earned a berth into its first men's Division I NCAA Tournament. He was named MEAC Coach of the Year. Moton graduated from N.C. Central in 1996 after becoming the third all-time leading scorer in school his¬tory ? 1,714 points. Named to the university's Hall of Fame in 2004, he returned to his alma mater in 2007 as an assistant coach. He has climbed the coaching ranks quickly, starting as a teacher and coach at West Millbrook Middle School in Raleigh, N.C., in 2001. Moton holds higher education as a priority for players and for himself. He earned a master's degree from N.C. Central in special education in December 2013. He formed the non¬profit Velle Cares Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to serve and assist community-based organizations that promote health, education and life skills for children and families in at-risk situations. Moton and his wife Bridget live in Durham, N.C., with their daughter Brooke, and son LeVelle Jr.

Season On The Brink

Author : John Feinstein
ISBN : 1439127131
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A Season on the Brink chronicles the basketball season that John Feinstein spent following the Indiana Hoosiers and their fiery coach, Bob Knight. Knight granted Feinstein an unprecedented inside look at college basketball -- with complete access to every moment of the season. Feinstein saw and heard it all -- practices, team meetings, strategy sessions, and mid-game huddles -- during Knight's struggle to avoid a losing season. A Season on the Brink not only captures the drama and pressure of big-time college basketball but paints a vivid portrait of a complex, brilliant coach walking a fine line between genius and madness.

The Storm And The Tide

Author : Lars Anderson
ISBN : 9781618939586
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Tragedy, Hope, and Triumph in Tuscaloosa


Author : Wil Haygood
ISBN : 9780385353168
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Thurgood Marshall brought down the separate-but-equal doctrine, integrated schools, and not only fought for human rights and human dignity but also made them impossible to deny in the courts and in the streets. In this stunning new biography, award-winning author Wil Haygood surpasses the emotional impact of his inspiring best seller The Butler to detail the life and career of one of the most transformative legal minds of the past one hundred years. Using the framework of the dramatic, contentious five-day Senate hearing to confirm Marshall as the first African-American Supreme Court justice, Haygood creates a provocative and moving look at Marshall’s life as well as the politicians, lawyers, activists, and others who shaped—or desperately tried to stop—the civil rights movement of the twentieth century: President Lyndon Johnson; Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., whose scandals almost cost Marshall the Supreme Court judgeship; Harry and Harriette Moore, the Florida NAACP workers killed by the KKK; Justice J. Waties Waring, a racist lawyer from South Carolina, who, after being appointed to the federal court, became such a champion of civil rights that he was forced to flee the South; John, Robert, and Ted Kennedy; Senator Strom Thurmond, the renowned racist from South Carolina, who had a secret black mistress and child; North Carolina senator Sam Ervin, who tried to use his Constitutional expertise to block Marshall’s appointment; Senator James Eastland of Mississippi, the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who stated that segregation was “the law of nature, the law of God”; Arkansas senator John McClellan, who, as a boy, after Teddy Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dinner at the White House, wrote a prize-winning school essay proclaiming that Roosevelt had destroyed the integrity of the presidency; and so many others. This galvanizing book makes clear that it is impossible to overestimate Thurgood Marshall’s lasting influence on the racial politics of our nation. From the Hardcover edition.

Formative Language Assessment For English Learners

Author : Rita MacDonald
ISBN : 032505357X
Genre : Education
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The significant challenges faced by English Language Learners (ELLs) become greater during the middle and high school years, when they must learn more abstract academic concepts with emergent English language skills and differing levels of background knowledge. To meet these challenges, ELLs need immediate feedback about how the development of their language abilities interacts with their academic performance; and teachers need practical strategies to help ELLs develop the specific content and language abilities necessary for success. In Formative Language Assessment for English Learners, the research team of Rita MacDonald, Timothy Boals, Mariana Castro, H. Gary Cook, Todd Lundberg, and Paula A. White demonstrates what good language assessment for formative purposes is, explains the cycle of formative language assessment, and shows how it unfolds stage by stage in a school setting. Based on a five-year collaborative project with middle and high school teachers in three major school districts, the book presents a process for: Weaving a language focus into content lessons Analyzing students' language from writing samples to help them broaden their linguistic choices Creating active partnerships with students as they learn and practice new ways to use English. When classrooms are defined by effective language assessment for formative purposes, they become dynamic spaces in which teachers can use that information to plan clear, attainable steps to increase student learning, and students develop deeper understandings of both academic content and academic language. Formative Language Assessment for English Learners provides practical strategies to implement a unique process for formative assessment that can truly change classroom practice. This team of authors works together at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and have collaborated on formative language assessment for English Language Learners through their work for WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment), a 36-state consortium that supports academic language development for linguistically diverse students through standards, assessment, research, and professional development.

Champion Of The Barrio

Author : R. Gaines Baty
ISBN : 9781623492670
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Buryl Baty (1924–1954) was a winning athlete, coach, builder of men, and an early pioneer in the fight against bigotry. In 1950, Baty became head football coach at Bowie High School in El Paso and quickly inspired his athletes, all Mexican Americans from the Segundo Barrio, with his winning ways and his personal stand against the era’s extreme, deep-seated bigotry—to which they were subjected. However, just as the team was in a position to win a third district title in 1954, they were jolted by an unthinkable tragedy that turned their world upside down. Later, as mature adults, these players realized that Coach Baty had helped mold them into honorable and successful men, and forty-four years after the coach’s death, they dedicated their high school stadium in his name. In 2013, Baty was inducted posthumously into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame. In this poignant memoir, R. Gaines Baty also describes his own journey to get to know his father. Coach Baty’s life story is portrayed from the perspectives of nearly one hundred individuals who knew him, in addition to many documented facts and news reports.

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