University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Basketball: Good, Bad and Ugly


Like life itself, the sport of basketball is filled with stories of courage, friendship, redemption and grace. It also has its tragedies, corruption and scandal. Former UA Coach Jim Rosborough will lead a conversation with three like-minded authors that follows the bouncing ball wherever it might go.


Panelists
Rus Bradburd

Rus Bradburd is the author of four books: “All the Dreams We’ve Dreamed,” an examination of gun violence in Chicago, the novel-in-stories “Make It, Take It,” the controversial “Forty Minutes of Hell” and the memoir “Paddy on the Hardwood: A Journey in Irish Hoops....

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Michael Sokolove

"The Last Temptation of Rick Pitino" is Michael Sokolove's fifth book. His previous book, "Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town and the Magic of Theater" was chosen by USA Today as one of the top ten books of 2013 and was adapted by NBC and "Hamilton" producer Jeffrey Seller as the prime-time series "Rise....

Ian Thomsen

Ian Thomsen has been writing about sports in America and around the world for three decades on behalf of The Boston Globe, The National Sports Daily, the International Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated and NBA....

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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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William & Mary Ross Foundation

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