Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Ups and Downs of Basketball (in Books!)

I’ve been thinking a lot about college basketball lately. There's nothing too surprising about that at this time of year of course. Conference play is in full swing, the conference tournament is just around the corner, and then the NCAA tournament begins! But what I’ve been interested lately, aside from the records of my favorite Big XII teams, is the way basketball can impact the lives of young people. Sometimes in really positive ways and sometimes in pretty frustrating ways.

Here are some titles that go beyond the basics of how the game is played and who the stars are. Instead, these titles look into how the off-court lives of players affect the on-court lives of players and vice versa.

On the lighter side of basketball:

Hopefully these can keep you busy on those quiet, gameless Friday nights.

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