Raise the Roof The Inspiring Inside Story of the Tennessee Lady Vols Historic Threepeat Season It wasn t a team It was a tent revival So says Pat Summitt the legendary coach whose Tennessee Lady Vols entered the season aiming for an almost unprecedented three peat of NCAA championships

  • Title: Raise the Roof: The Inspiring Inside Story of the Tennessee Lady Vols' Historic 1997-1998 Threepeat Season
  • Author: Pat Summitt
  • ISBN: 9780767903295
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • It wasn t a team It was a tent revival So says Pat Summitt, the legendary coach whose Tennessee Lady Vols entered the 1997 98 season aiming for an almost unprecedented three peat of NCAA championships Raise the Roof takes you right inside the locker room of her amazing team, whose inspired mixture of gifted freshmen and seasoned stars produced a standard of play th It wasn t a team It was a tent revival So says Pat Summitt, the legendary coach whose Tennessee Lady Vols entered the 1997 98 season aiming for an almost unprecedented three peat of NCAA championships Raise the Roof takes you right inside the locker room of her amazing team, whose inspired mixture of gifted freshmen and seasoned stars produced a standard of play that would change the game of women s basketball forever.The 1997 98 season started innocently enough One Saturday in August, four young freshmen Semeka Randall, Tamika Catchings, Ace Clement and Teresa Geter arrived on the Tennessee campus to begin their college careers Welcoming them were a number of players from the previous year, including Chamique Holdsclaw and Kellie Jolly But that night, in a sign of things to come, a simple pickup game turned into an amazing display of basketball brilliance freshmen against established players, and with barely a shot missed by either side Suddenly Pat Summitt glimpsed the future fast, aggressive and hugely talented This might be the team she d worked her whole career to coach.As the season got under way, other dramas unfolded After one emotional team meeting, Summitt realized that many on the team were playing for something than just the glory of the game all four freshmen, for example, came from single parent homes, and the tough circumstances of the majority of the other players seemed to add an extra edge to their desire to win it all Further, Chamique Holdsclaw, widely regarded as the greatest female player ever, was being dogged by questions about turning pro and she seemed reluctant to rule it out Meanwhile, another member of the team began to notice the unwelcome attentions of a fan, who soon turned out to be a full fledged stalker.All this was behind the scenes out on the court, the win column was swelling with every game 8 0, 15 0, 21 0 As 1997 turned into 1998, Pat Summitt began privately to admit that this team had changed her these kids were so lovable, funny and eager to please that she simply had to let them into her heart Along the way, the Lady Vols were redefining what women were capable of, trading in old definitions of femininity for new ones in short, they were keeping score And by the time they entered the NCAA Final Four tournament in Kansas City, Summitt found herself believing the impossible despite all the distractions, the 1997 98 Lady Vols could go undefeated, and, in doing so, raise the roof off the sport of women s basketball.Packed with the excitement of a season on the brink of perfection and filled with the comedy and tragedy of one year in the life of a basketball team, Raise the Roof will have readers cheering from the bench for a team of all conquering players and their astonishing coach.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. Raise the Roof is a great book. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of sports. Raise the Roof is about Pat Summit and the 97-98 Tennessee Lady Vols and their undefeated season. This book brings a lot of emotions, like hearing someone got injured. This book really makes you feel like you know the Pat Summit and the whole team. Great book I look forward to reading another book by Pat Summit.

    2. This book will take you on a whirl wind of emotions and leave you ready to invite the whole 97-98 team over for Thanksgiving because you feel like you know them so well! Your heart races when you read about a close game and it breaks when you hear about an injury. If you have an interest in sports at all or just need a good read I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK! 10/10

    3. I chose this for ReadHarder2017 - #1 Read a book about sports. I remember, vaguely, the season discussed in this book. Being from Kentucky, my family (well, immediate family - there are some Tennesseans in there!) never followed Vols sports. But, this particular team of Lady Vols did make the news all over the place. The book was very engaging. Summitt discusses a little bit her philosophy of coaching a team, but mostly the book centers around the relationships she had with her players and how s [...]

    4. I loved this book. I would recommend this book if you are into sports, especially basketball. I just couldn't put it down! Raise the Roof is an inspiring book about the Tennessee Lady Volunteers (Vols) and there coach Pat Summitt. It's about how Pat Summitt led the Tennessee girls' basketball team to the championships. The best part about reading this book is it made me feel like I was right there on the court. It gives you a feel on what college basketball is like. Seriously.Read this!

    5. If you’re interested in women’s basketball, or if you like a good sports story, this nonfiction narrative is for you. The story of the undefeated 1997-8 Tennessee Lady Volunteers, who achieved the almost unprecedented “threepeat” of the NCAA women’s basketball championship, this book reveals the behind the scenes conflicts and dramas of a pressure laden season of play. The nature of the coach and how she is changed by the special nature of that particular team of young women makes this [...]

    6. Pat Summit teams with Sally Jerkins again for her 2nd sports-commentary-memoir on the 1st college basketball team to reach 39-0. After facing so many tribulations during a 29-10 nat'l title team, Summit brings in a #1 recruiting class with Tamika Catchings, Semeka Rendall, and Teresa Geter. Chamique Holdsclaw is no short of amazing as she earned All individual honors during this season. As a lady vols basketball fan, I love how candid and revealing the truimph of one of Pat Summit's finest teams [...]

    7. I played basketball while I was in middle school and part of high school. My mother is a huge lady vols fan and told me all about Pat Summit when I was growing up. This book is an amazing read for anybody who has ever played basketball or wanted to be part of a team. This book makes you feel like you are right there with the team and shows a different side to Pat Summit. Amazing book.

    8. You know it--the second book by Pat Summit. This one reads more like an autobiography. We all know the Pat Summit steely stare, but this book lets you see the other sides to Pat Summit and how much she cares about her family, her friends and her teams.

    9. I learned that I know nothing about Basketball, yet this book spoke to me about people working together, and being challenged by a woman I would NOT be able to work with. I could not put the book down. We went to the movies, and I tried to read it in the hallway.

    10. Pat is just an amazing woman. How I wish to have been a Lady Vol player! In spite of her steely blue eyed stares, her heart is just gold! This is a wonderful read!

    11. Pat Summitt never lets me down. She is an amazing coach and I would love to crawl inside her mind for one day. This book does not disappoint. I would loved to have been a Lady Vol.

    12. I really like this book and i would recommend it to people who enjoy basketball and who like sports. This book is very inspiring.

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