The Perfect Season: A Memoir Of The 1964-1965 Evansville College Purple Aces by Russell GriegerThe Perfect Season: A Memoir Of The 1964-1965 Evansville College Purple Aces by Russell Grieger

The Perfect Season: A Memoir Of The 1964-1965 Evansville College Purple Aces

byRussell Grieger

Paperback | September 19, 2016

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In 1964, the Evansville College Purple Aces raced undefeated through the Indiana Collegiate Conference, posting a perfect 24-0 regular-season record and winning the College Division NCAA championship. The skeleton of this season exists in newspaper archives and in books that capture the on-court action, but the flesh and blood has never been written-until now. This is the story of Russell Grieger, a starting guard, and his observations, feelings, reactions, and struggles of that season. It provides a game-by-game look into the team, showcasing Grieger's teammates, Coach Arad McCutchan, and Evansville's love for the Aces. The Perfect Season is an insider's inspiring story of a team whose motto-"If you're going to go, go big time or don't go at all"-inspired them to achieve their dream.

A native of Evansville, Indiana, Russell Grieger was a starting guard on the undefeated 1964-1965 Evansville College Purple Aces NCAA Championship basketball team. A licensed clinical psychologist, he now resides in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.
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Title:The Perfect Season: A Memoir Of The 1964-1965 Evansville College Purple AcesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 19, 2016Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253022762

ISBN - 13:9780253022769

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Part One: The Aces Get Ready
1. The Armory Days
2. Carson Center Preparation
3. The Iowa Hawkeyes
Part Two: The Aces Grows Up
4. The Beginnings
5. From Bullpup To Bulldog
6. Flailing and Falling
7. Flying
8. St. Louis Blues
9. Return to Evansville
10. A Dream Comes True-Almost
Part Three: The Aces Succeed
11. Northwestern
12. Notre Dame
13. Holiday Feast
14. The Black Hills and The Badlands
15. Larry, Then The Holy Grail
16. Fans into Redshirts
17. Southern Illinois Surprise
18. DePauw and More
19. Five Games, Five Snapshots
20. Southern Illinois Redux
Part Four: The Aces Triumph
21. The NCAA Regional
22. The NCAA Finals

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In 1964, the Evansville College Purple Aces raced undefeated through the Indiana Collegiate Conference, posting a perfect 24-0 regular-season record and winning the College Division NCAA championship. The skeleton of this season exists in newspaper archives and in books that capture the on-court action, but the flesh and blood has never been written-until now. This is the story of Russell Grieger, a starting guard, and his observations, feelings, reactions, and struggles of that season. It provides a game-by-game look into the team, showcasing Grieger's teammates, Coach Arad McCutchan, and Evansville's love for the Aces. The Perfect Season is an insider's inspiring story of a team whose motto-"If you're going to go, go big time or don't go at all"-inspired them to achieve their dream.Russ Grieger's poignant memoir is more than just a sports book. It is a book about how a quiet, genius coach and five very different personalities melded to produce something extraordinary, and how one of those personalities came to understand that he was not just a basketball player-he was a unique person who happened to play basketball.