Texas (PRWEB) May 23, 2014
Sam Houston State University’s basketball team had been lackluster for 40 years. Nobody expected much from the school’s basketball in 1972. Until the early seventies, back when a bunch of basketball players, intent on winning, burst on the scene like a perfect storm. That same perfect storm hit Huntsville. It was as if someone had put into a cauldron a unique combination of talent, coaching, spirit, camaraderie, and a new social awareness and mixed them up—and out came a dream team, a dream season, a perfect storm.
“The Fall of 1972: A Season for the Perfect Storm” written by Dr. Randy White tells the true story about the greatest small college basketball team in history. The 1972-1973 Sam Houston State University Men’s Basketball Team still holds the record of 34-consecutive wins some 42 years later. A very old team record with a group of young student-athletes during the Civil Rights era, the Vietnam War and the then pending drug culture arising in America.
This story revolves around a sleepy college town of Huntsville, Texas in the early 1970’s wherein a bunch of relatively unknown basketball players from Sam Houston State University and their coaching staff overcame numerous challenges and accomplished a historic feat in an area considered as a football country and where basketball only thrives in the outskirts.
Inspiring and entertaining at the same time, “The Fall of 1972: A Season for the Perfect Storm” brings into literature the accomplishments of an unknown basketball team during the Lone Star Conference that produced many professional basketball players. It also reflects of the times and culture change associated with the Vietnam War years. Basketball aficionados and sports fans will sure to enjoy reading this book.
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About the Author
Dr. Randy White is the author of a few books and he is presently executive producer of the feasture film also referred to as The Fall of 1972-A Season for A Pervct Storm which should be available during the winter of 2014.
The Fall of 1972: A Season for the Perfect Storm* by Dr. Randy White
(The Story of a Dream Season)
Publication Date: March 18, 2014
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 126 pages; 9781493169221
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