Basketball requires agility, athleticism, and a friend willing to help eat two whole bushels of peaches to make hoops with. Pay homage to the skill, determination, and ravishing appetites of basketball greats with today's Groupon: for $11, you get UConn Quest!, a 144-page commemorative soft-cover book that chronicles the UConn men's basketball 2011 NCAA championship season (a $14.95 value), plus shipping (a $6.95 value), from Rylin Media (a $21.45 total value).
UConn Quest! captures the odds-defying odyssey of the 2010–2011 University of Connecticut Huskies. After storming the Big East tournament with a five-game romp replete with classic hijinks such as the greased basketball and the exploding-backboard gag, the Huskies ran the table through the NCAA March Madness tournament. Their 32–9 season culminated at the Final Four in Houston, where they completed a championship rout of Butler, whose formal black-tie uniforms looked chic but proved inhibiting. With glossy photos and insightful text, the book recounts Kemba Walker's on-court determination and coach Jim Calhoun's sideline leadership as UConn reclaimed college basketball's top prize.
Rylin Media prides itself on creating commemorative championship books that appear on retailers' shelves in the championship city within 72 hours of a team's win. Its large network of contacts allows Rylin Media to print books near the championship city the night of the final game so that fans can have them in hand almost immediately. In the past two years, the company has published books on the LA Lakers, the New York Yankees, and the Chicago Blackhawks, among others, for sale at such retailers as Barnes & Noble and CVS.