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The Last Amateurs

The Last Amateurs

(2000)
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Like millions who love college basketball, John Feinstein was first drawn to the game because of its intensity, speed and intelligence. Like many others, he felt that the vast sums of money involved in NCAA basketball had turned the sport into a division of the NBA, rather than the beloved amateur sport it once was. He went in search of college basketball played with the passion and integrity it once inspired, and found the Patriot League. As one of the NCAA's smallest leagues, none of these teams leaves college early to join the NBA and none of these coaches gets national recognition or endorsement contracts. The young men on these teams are playing for the love of the sport, of competition and of their schools. John Feinstein spent a season with these players, uncovering the drama of their daily lives and the passions that drive them to commit hundreds of hours to basketball even when there is no chance of a professional future. He offers a look at American sport at its purest.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: The Last Amateurs: Playing for Glory and Honor in Division I College Basketball
Author(s): John Feinstein
ISBN: 0-316-27701-0 / 978-0-316-27701-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

November 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: The Last Amateurs: Playing for Glory and Honor in Division I College Basketball
Author(s): John Feinstein
ISBN: 0-316-27842-4 / 978-0-316-27842-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Last Amateurs: Playing for Glory and Honor in Division I College Basketball
Author(s): John Feinstein
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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