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By Jesse Newell,Jason King,Beau White,Steve Puppe

because the flip of the century, no longer many university basketball groups within the nation have loved good fortune rather like Kansas. profitable the 2008 nationwide championship used to be definitely the spotlight, however the so much dominant period in class background additionally incorporates a national-best three hundred wins, 3 ultimate Fours and 9 colossal 12 titles seeing that 2001.

The consistency used to be unmatched.

As a sportswriter protecting the Jayhawks, first for The Kansas urban famous person after which for Yahoo! activities, Jason King was once there to chronicle all of it. From Roy Williams' lovely departure to Mario's Miracle opposed to Memphis to Kansas' 69-game profitable streak at Allen Fieldhouse, King witnessed the entire highlights - and lowlights - from 2000 and past. briefly, he was once the final word insider.

Now you may be, too.

With "Beyond the Phog," King offers Kansas lovers with an unheard of glimpse into the most memorable eras within the program's wealthy historical past. huge interviews with approximately forty gamers from the decade, in addition to either head coaches, exhibit attention-grabbing information about the inner-workings of a real university basketball dynasty.
You'll snicker, you will cry, you may be riveted - and, from time to time, surprised. regardless of the case, even the main ardent Kansas supporters can be uncovered to candid, backstage tales and anecdotes that, earlier, have been restricted to the Jayhawks' locker room.

Here's a pattern of what is inside:

• Did Drew Gooden's footwear rate Kansas the 2002 NCAA title?
• Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich lament their ultimate video game opposed to Syracuse
• Roy Williams offers information about his ultimate few weeks at Kansas and his courting with Al Bohl
• Why did Wayne Simien nearly give up basketball?
• Jeff Graves comes fresh approximately violating a sacred locker room rule
• Russell Robinson describes why he attempted to struggle his personal coach
• J.R. Giddens supplies his model of the Moon Bar stabbing
• Darrell Arthur explains why he is been hesitant to come to campus seeing that profitable the 2008 title
• Mario Chalmers presents a step by step account of his heroic shot opposed to Memphis
• Tyshawn Taylor discusses the aftermath of the Jayhawks' 2011 loss to VCU
• Josh Selby talks approximately his determination to go into the NBA draft
• And hundreds and hundreds of alternative tales from favorites resembling Sherron Collins, Keith Langford, Jeff Boschee, Aaron Miles, Michael Lee, Eric Chenowith, Xavier Henry, Luke Axtell, Sasha Kaun, Tyrel Reed, Jeff Hawkins, Brady Morningstar, Darnell Jackson and others.

Time has sincerely loosened lips in Lawrence. "Beyond the Phog" is a decent, candid examine what relatively occurred in the course of a paranormal - and infrequently arguable - interval in Kansas basketball history.

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