The Divine Nature of Basketball: My Season Inside the Ivy League

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Sports Publishing LLC
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Ed Breslin is a former editor and publisher who spent two decades in the book business. He is the author of Drinking with Miss Dutchie and America's Great Railroad Stations, and coauthor of Sherman: The Ruthless Victor.


"[Ed Breslin's] new book on Ivy League hoops is truly divine." -Providence Journal

"Breslin's [book] is a Plimpton-like celebration of college basketball as told by one of its biggest fans."
-New Haven Register

"If John Feinstein set the standard in covering a college basketball campaign in his landmark A Season on the Brink . . . Breslin still animates the form with this account of Yale University's 2011-12 team. . . . Breslin offers especially insightful and detailed breakdowns of the team's practice sessions and vivid play-by-plays of each game. If Feinstein gives readers an unvarnished look at an NCAA powerhouse, Breslin shows how beautiful-- even, yes, divine-- the college game can be away from the national spotlight."-Booklist

"If you want to go on a journey of life in Division I hoops involving genuine student-athletes in the competitive Ivy League, this book is a must-read. Ed Breslin will take you on this amazing trip as he witnessed it firsthand." --Dick Vitale

"Ed Breslin displays an enthusiasm for college basketball that's as refreshing as it is knowledgeable. His astute observations, shrewd interpretations, and colorful descriptions make this a soon-to-be classic. When all is said and done, his book tells a very human story of a man living out a dream." -Fran Dunphy, head coach, Temple University, former 10-time Ivy League champion coach of Penn

"You will finish this book with a smile on your face, pleased to have spent time with a writer who unapologetically and without the trendiness of irony or the falseness of sentiment has led you on a journey that, unequivocally, was the greatest of his life. And because that journey revolves around the game of basketball, it revolves around the world, as well." -From the foreword by Rick Telander

"A Divine Nature of Basketball dazzles while capturing the spirit of the game Naismith built. . . . [It] glistens with humility and candor. . . . A slam dunk." --Fansided

"Breslin clearly loves basketball, and his passion for the game comes through on just about every page of his book."

--Library Journal