Rising From the Ashes

Rising From the Ashes

by Terry Hutchens


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Coach Tom Crean has brought the storied Indiana University Hoosiers basketball program back to national prominence by taking an unranked team at the beginning of the 2011 season all the way to the 2012 Sweet Sixteen.

Indiana University coach since 2008, the story of Coach Crean's successful rebuilding is of interest to serious college basketball fans and coaches everywhere. The success of last year's team and a top ranked incoming class is sure to gain the keen interest of any Hoosiers fan.

The book opens with The Shot by Christian Watford that beat the Kentucky Wildcats to end Indiana's pre-conference schedule. That victory, over then #1 Kentucky, was the point when Hoosiers fans knew their team was back. A history of the program from the departure of Bob Knight through the difficult years faced by coach Mike Davis and the controversial years that followed under coach Kelvin Sampson follows.

The book continues with complete coverage of the rebuilding of the program by Coach Tom Crean. Readers then get to relive that entire exciting season through its end. Author Terry Hutchens then concludes with a look at the highly rated incoming class and what the next four years hold for the program.

Foreword by Calbert Cheaney.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935628194
Publisher: Blue River Press
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,237,111
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Terry Hutchens has worked as a sportswriter for the Indianapolis Star and Indianapolis News since 1991, and is beginning his 15th season covering Indiana University basketball. Hutchens has been honored as Indiana's Sportswriter of the Year five times in the last six years and the last four years in a row Terry has been honored as Indiana's Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He is the author of three books including Hep Remembered.

Terry's IU Blog has a contest running “Hardwood Heroes Challenge” where one of the prizes is the book: blogs.indystar.com/hoosiersinsider

Terry has the No. 1 blog at the Indianapolis Star most of the year — summertime being the usual exception. But so far this summer, since Terry and The Star rolled out the top 50 Hardwood Heroes Challenge mid-June, the numbers have been off the charts getting 10,000 plus unique visitors each day. As for Twitter author Terry Hutchens has 6,300 followers.

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