The commemorative hard cover edition features a basketball grain textured cover with silver gilded pages. This beautiful coffee table book has over 340 full-color pages packed with photos and stories covering the history of Michigan State University Spartans Basketball.
One of the most storied and successful programs in college basketball history, Michigan State University has claimed two national titles, appeared in nine Final Fours, and won five Big Ten Tournament trophies and nine regular season conference titles. The athletes and coaches responsible for earning those accolades—Magic Johnson, Jud Heathcote, Mateen Cleaves, Tom Izzo, and a host of others—are some of the biggest names in the game, and they played against a backdrop of a Spartan Nation known for its pride and tradition.
|Chapter 1||The birth of basketball at MSU in 1898, including summary of the program’s first six coaches.|
|Chapter 2||An overview of the next three decades of Spartan basketball, including the integration of MSU’s team.|
|Chapter 3||Coach Forrest Anderson’s early years and his team’s first-ever trip to the Final Four in 1957.|
|Chapter 4||A survey of Forrest Anderson’s tenure at the helm of the MSU program from 1958 to 1965.|
|Chapter 5||The Spartans reach new milestones under Coach John Benington and then Coach Gus Ganakas, including MSU’s first Big Ten Championship.|
|Chapter 6||Jud Heathcote, who will become a coaching legend in East Lansing, takes over the program and recruits Earvin Johnson.|
|Chapter 7||Heathcote and Johnson settle in at MSU and show early signs of greatness in the 1977-’78 season.|
|Chapter 8||The Spartans prevail through the twists and turns of the 1978-’79 regular season and position themselves for a postseason run.|
|Chapter 9||MSU marches through the NCAA Tournament to its first national championship in 1979.|
|Chapter 10||The highlights of Heathcote’s teams from 1980 to 1989, with two NIT and two NCAA trips during the decade.|
|Chapter 11||Heathcote moves toward retirement in winning style, making the NCAA tournament in five of his final six seasons.|
|Chapter 12||Tom Izzo takes up the head coaching mantle and leads his early teams to the Sweet 16 in 1998 and to the Final Four in 1999.|
|Chapter 13||The road to MSU’s second national title with the “Flintstones” in 2000.|
|Chapter 14||The NCAA tournament becomes an annual destination for Izzo’s teams, with five appearances and two Final Fours from 2001 to 2005.|
|Chapter 15||MSU’s streak of excellence continues from 2006 to 2009 as the NCAA streak grows to 12 straight years and they finish as national runner-up in 2009.|
|Chapter 16||The next four seasons, from 2010 to 2013, bring another Final Four appearance in 2010 and three trips to the Sweet 16.|
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