"Great book on Rupp’s Runts and Texas Western ’66 title run: “The Baron and The Bear” by David Snell. Terrific Read!"
"The Baron & The Bear is an important book about an important game in sports history, in El Paso history and in Kentucky history. The two teams and two coaches are given a unique look and the author addresses race relations and what impact that game had on our country and on college basketball. The reader will love the stories about each team and the coaches. In addition, it is an easy and enjoyable read and one the reader won't be able to put down."
-El Paso Times
“My grandmother used to say, if you want to change the world, wait for a door to open a crack and then kick it down. The Baron and the Bear challenges conventional wisdom about coaches Adolph Rupp and Don Haskins and gives a good strong kick to a door that needed kicking.”
—Nolan Richardson, Hall of Fame basketball coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks, winner of the NCAA championship in 1994