Golden Hurricane basketball takes a look back at the program's remarkable accomplishments and places a keen eye on the recent explosion of success -- from TU's two NIT championships to its Sweet Sixte
A new book "Golden Hurricane Basketball at The University of Tulsa" chronicles the history of TU basketball, focusing on the past 25 years. The book is now available at newsstands in the Tulsa area for only $19.99.
The book, authored by TU alumnus Chad Bonham, focuses on Tulsa's basketball success since the 1980-81 season when Golden Hurricane basketball jumped into the national spotlight by winning the NIT Championship. "Golden Hurricane Basketball at The University of Tulsa", published by Arcadia Publishing, has many photographs depicting Tulsa basketball history and interviews with past players and coaches.
When Kendall College fielded its first basketball team in 1907, no one could predict what great moments were in store for the city of Tulsa. All-American caliber athletes such as Bob Patterson, Jim King, Bobby "Bingo" Smith and Willie Biles laid the foundation under the direction of groundbreaking coaches like Clarence Iba, Joe Swank and Ken Hayes. The past 25 years have arguably seen some of the best court action in The University of Tulsa's history. Paul Pressey, Steve Harris, Tracy Moore, Shea Seals, Michael Ruffin and Kevin Johnson are just a few of the marquis players that have donned the Blue and Gold. They have been led into battle by a "who's who " of big time coaches including Nolan Richardson, Tubby Smith and Bill Self.
Golden Hurricane basketball takes a look back at the program's remarkable accomplishments and places a keen eye on the recent explosion of success -- from TU's two NIT championships to its Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight runs through the NCAA tournament.
The book can be purchased at the following locations: the TU Bookstore at the Allen Chapman Activity Center, the Storm Center at the Reynolds Center (during game hours), Steve's Sundry, Barnes and Noble and Border's Books locations. It can also be purchased online at bn.com, booksamillion.com, walmart.com, borders.com and arcadiapublishing.com.