Getting you acquainted with our sports collection here at the library, we highlight some of the outstanding resources and materials we have at the library for the many different types of sports fans that are out there. This blog will also discuss local, state wide, and national sports events, as well as any programs or speakers we have coming up at the library which would appeal to sports fans.

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Featured Sports Titles

Open “DUST BOWL GIRLS : THE INSPIRING STORY OF THE TEAM …” in catalog DUST BOWL GIRLS : THE INSPIRING STORY OF THE TEAM … Open “FURIOUS GEORGE : MY FORTY YEARS SURVIVING NBA DIVA…” in catalog FURIOUS GEORGE : MY FORTY YEARS SURVIVING NBA DIVA… Open “Game changers : the unsung heroines of sports hist…” in catalog Game changers : the unsung heroines of sports hist… Open “Lucky bastard : my life, my dad, and the things I'…” in catalog Lucky bastard : my life, my dad, and the things I'… Open “Showboat : the life of Kobe Bryant” in catalog Showboat : the life of Kobe Bryant Open “Snake : the legendary life of Ken Stabler” in catalog Snake : the legendary life of Ken Stabler

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Remembering Arnold Palmer and Jose Fernandez

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Passing of a Pioneer

Pat Summitt died this week from an advanced case of dementia. She was a pioneer for women’s sports coaching the University of Tennessee, Lady Vols from 1974 to 2012.  Her obituary could read something like this. “Patricia Sue Summitt was an  college basketball coach who achieved the most wins in NCAA basketball history of any […]