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Underdawgs : How Brad Stevens and Butler University Built the Bulldogs for March Madness,9781451610581

Underdawgs : How Brad Stevens and Butler University Built the Bulldogs for March Madness

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Butler University in Indianapolis became the smallest school in 40 years to reach the NCAA championship game. Prior to the tournament, a statistician calculated the Bulldogs as a 200-to-1 shot to win. But as fascinating as what Butler accomplished was how they did it. Underdawgs tells the incredible and uplifting story. Butlers coach, 33-year-old Brad Stevens, looked so young he was often mistaken for one of the players, but he had quickly become one of the best coaches in the nation by employing the Butler Way. This philosophy of basketball and life, adopted by former coach Barry Collier, is based on five principles: humility, passion, unity, servanthood, and thankfulness. Even the most casual observer could see this in every player, on the court and off, from NBA first-round draft pick Gordon Hayward to the last guy on the bench. Butler was coming off a great 2009 - 10 regular season, but its longtime existence on the periphery of major college basketball fostered doubt as March Madness set in. But after two historic upsets, one of top-seeded Syracuse and another of second-seeded Kansas State, and making it to the Final Four, the Bulldogs came within the diameter of a shoelace of beating the perennial leaders of college basketball: the Duke Blue Devils. Much more than a sports story,Underdawgs is the consummate David versus Goliath tale. Despite Duke's winning the championship, the Bulldogs proved they belonged in the game and, in the process, won the respect of people who were not even sports fans.

Author Biography

David Woods has written for newspapers in Indiana, Illinois, and California, and has won national and state awards for his sports reporting. He has covered five Olympic Games for The Indianapolis Star, and has been that paper's beat writer for Butler basketball since 2001. Woods maintains the "Bulldog Insider" blog for and is also the author of The Butler Way.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prologue: Two Minutes from Gloryp. 1
Rise, Fall, and Rebirthp. 6
The Making of a Coachp. 29
Finding Players Who Fitp. 44
Building for Eternityp. 62
Underdogs or Underachievers?p. 70
Undefeatedp. 96
Marching Through the Madnessp. 121
Welcome to Indiana Basketballp. 158
The Long Shotp. 197
Fall and Risep. 223
Back-to-Backp. 253
A Unique Achievementp. 285
Author's Notep. 295
Appendixp. 299
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