O God of Players: The Story of the Immaculata Mighty Macs

Kobo ebook | November 5, 2003

byJulie Byrne

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Between 1972 and 1974, the Mighty Macs of Immaculata College -- a small Catholic women's school outside Philadelphia -- made history by winning the first three women's national college basketball championships ever played. A true Cinderella team, this

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Between 1972 and 1974, the Mighty Macs of Immaculata College -- a small Catholic women's school outside Philadelphia -- made history by winning the first three women's national college basketball championships ever played. A true Cinderella team, this

Julie Byrne is an assistant professor of religion at Duke University. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 5, 2003Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231501951

ISBN - 13:9780231501958

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Philadelphia Hoop and Catholic Fun
Chapter 1. Making the Team, Making Identity
Chapter 2. Practicing Basketball, Practicing Class
Chapter 3. Bodies in Basketball
Chapter 4. Praying for the Team
Chapter 5. Ladies of the Court
Chapter 6. Championships and Community
Postscript. Immaculata Basketball and U.S. Religious History
Appendix A. Immaculata College Basketball Survey
Appendix B. Surveys, Interviews, Correspondence, and Unpublished Memoirs

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This ingenious study should find a place in both survey and seminar courses.