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The Washington Post reviewed Outside the Limelight and ran an excerpt.

The New York Times blog the Quad has a Q&A with me and an excerpt from Outside the Limelight.

Reid Cherner wrote about Outside the Limelight for USA Today’s Page 3.0 and did a QandA with me for his blog, Game On!

Tony Kornheiser had me on his ESPN 980AM show to talk about Outside the Limelight. Our conversation begins at the 15-minute mark.

Yale alum Matthew Goldenberg asks me “just how eggheaded Ivy basketball players are” in an interview about Outside the Limelight for Gelf Magazine.

Are there any modern-day Bradleys, or is the gentleman scholar-athlete a relic of a bygone day? Washington Post sports[writer] [Kathy] Orton . . . attempts to answer that question in her new book Outside the Limelight, writes the Ralph Lauren Polo blog.

Tim O’Shea’s interview with me for his blog, TalkingWithTim.

“This is a great book for anyone who wants to delve behind the highlight-package view of sports,” writes Eric Angevine in his review of Outside the Limelight on Storming the Floor.

Jon Solomon of Princetonbasketball.com, who is a good source for me on everything related to Princeton basketball, has a Q&A with me on his blog.

Luke Owings, a Princeton player who was mentioned in Outside the Limelight, writes about the book on the blog, Inactionable.

Bill Alden of Town Topics writes about Outside the Limelight.

In his review of Outside the Limelight, Craig Haley writes in the Trenton Times, Kathy Orton “brings out the passion among the coaches and players in a league which is ruled by success in the classroom but continues to have dedication toward seeking success on the hardwood.”

Martin Kessler of the Harvard Crimson, in his review of Outside the Limelight, looks at the difference between the 2005-06 Harvard team and this year’s version.

I talked with Dave Vieser of WHCU 870AM about Cornell basketball and Outside the Limelight.

“There’s nothing perfect about the way men’s basketball is played in the Ivy League, of course, but that doesn’t mean the Ancient Eight hasn’t made a contribution to the game,” writes David M. Shribman is his review of Outside the Limelight for Bloomberg.

The blog The Painted Area mentions Outside the Limelight in its 2009-10 Basketball Books Preview under Couple More College Notables: “Maybe it’s because we’re Division III guys at heart, but we’re always interested in a look at the college game as something closer to how it was meant to be played, where the term ’student-athlete’ is a bit truer than it is during the bread and circus of March Madness.”

Former Princeton sports information director David Rosenfeld mentioned Outside the Limelight in a recent post on TigerBlog.

“Not many people are aware of the drama of Ivy League basketball. Outside the Limelight is a wonderful tribute to one of the most undervalued conferences in college basketball. I know. I’ve got the tuition bills.”
—Tony Kornheiser, Washington Post and ESPN

“In my book, there’s no such thing as an Ivy League player. There is such a thing as a basketball player who happens to play in the Ivy League. As Outside the Limelight reveals, when they come out of the locker room and step across the white line, they are basketball players-period.”
—Pete Carril, former Princeton coach and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member

“Growing up, I was very impressed with Bill Bradley, Jim McMillian and Heyward Dotson. They fueled my interest in going to an Ivy League school. I hoped we as a team could duplicate the success they had at their schools. Kathy Orton introduces college basketball fans to the Ivy League beyond the well-known names and tells the story of the joys and sorrows of a season.”
—James Brown, Harvard ‘73 and CBS Sports/Showtime studio host

“As someone who played in the Ivy League, and always wanted to write about it, Kathy Orton has beaten me to it. And good for her, for she’s written a wonderful book that captures both the league’s idiosyncrasies and its uniqueness too. It’s all here, the coaches trying to win in a league without athletic scholarships, the players grappling with their own basketball dreams, and the bus rides, too. In many ways the Ivy League is the last real amateur league in college basketball, a page out of a simpler basketball time, and Orton captures it all. I wish I had written it.”
—Bill Reynolds, Brown ‘68 and Providence Journal sports columnist