“Title Towns” is a book that celebrates the Class BB boys Basketball Champions of Kansas.

From 1952-68, Kansas High School Boys Basketball was divided into four classes: AA (the largest schools), A, B, and BB (the smallest schools).  “Title Towns” retells the stories of these 17 small school state champions.  Through newspaper stories and pictures, the reader can return to each season in a game-by-game summary.  The heart-breaking defeats, the last-second victories and many engaging stories come to life in this book.  In addition, “Title Towns” also details the numerous schools who challenged for state supremacy.

The stories of each title team are most interesting.  In the book, the reader will learn about hitchhiking star players, hall of fame  coaches, hall of fame teams, the most unusual cancellation of a basketball game ever recorded, Kansas’ version of the popular movie “Hoosiers,” a UCLA inspired dynasty and some of the most controversial endings in championship game history.  The reader also will enjoy the stories of some of the most prolific scorers the state of Kansas has ever seen!

“Title Towns” is a beautifully hard-bound book of 100 pages and contains team photos, official state tournament brackets, all-tournament selections and statistical information.  The tip-off is just minutes away and the gym is packed to the rafters.  Find your seat (if you can) and enjoy the many battles in “Title Towns!”

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The State Library of Kansas, In conjunction with the Sesquicentennial Celebration, has just released a list of the 150 most popular books in the state's history.  Among the Books Chosen was "Title Towns: Class BB Boys Basketball Champions of Kansas."

The Complete list of the 150 books can be viewed at www.kslib.info or www.ks150.kansas.gov 

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