Download e-book for iPad: CBS Sports Presents : Stories From the Final Four by Matt Fulks

By Matt Fulks

ISBN-10: 0585255997

ISBN-13: 9780585255996

ISBN-10: 1886110972

ISBN-13: 9781886110977

Reporters who've lined the NCAA event referred to as March insanity during the last 25 years percentage their reviews and critiques during this selection of brief tales.

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I'll never forget the sight. " Off the court, Wilt almost single-handedly stopped segregation in this part of Kansas. When he first came to Lawrence, the restaurants were all segregated. In the theaters, the blacks had to sit in the balcony or in the back rows. Wilt, with his awesome presence, helped change all of that. A popular student hang-out in Lawrence was the Dine-A-Mite on 23rd Street, where Roy and Mary Borgen (two great KU basketball fans) were the proprietors. One day Wilt went in there, headed to one of the booths and sat down.

Special thanks to Melissa Caito, Dennis Cryder and Tom Jernstedt with the NCAA as well as Eric Barnhart, Marc Kidd and Jim Host of Host Communications. To Barry Landes; Don McLaughlin; John and Alicia Wood; MoJo and Jelaine; PKing; Gig; Tom Lawrence; Wiss; Kevin and Sarah Oats; my in-laws, Todd and Pat Burwell; my parents, Fred and Sharon; my brother Josh; my daughter, Helen, who has been subjected to more Veggie Tales and Teletubby videos the past few weeks than any one child needs to be; and my best friend, Libby, who puts up with my writing quirks and Elvis habits .

Before that point, I was headed to Indiana University, which is where everybody Page 14 around here expected me to go. All of my coaches were from IU, so that was the only program I heard about, and it was the one program I saw first-hand. When Phog came calling, my college future became a completely different picture. Going to the state of Kansas, visiting the campus, seeing Hoch Auditorium, hearing about the Kansas basketball tradition and Phog Allen the man, and realizing that he was coached by the James Naismith, the father of the game, my decision was made.

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