Xulon Press author Matt Sayman’s book signing at the Baylor Bookstore

The Leftovers: Basketball, Betrayal, Baylor and Beyond

“I love a good comeback story and this one has it all.”
– Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys Quarterback

“This beautifully written story is about the fight and determination they showed to help create the highest of standards for our men’s basketball program.”
– Kim Mulkey, Head Coach Baylor Women’s Basketball

“…a moving story of personal redemption and an eyewitness account of the beginning of one of the sport’s greatest success stories ever.”
– Fran Fraschilla, ESPN Analyst

The Leftovers.  Baylor BasketballAccusations, attempted cover-ups and betrayal surrounded the summer of 2003 ending with the disintegration of a rising basketball program.  Those events ripped my life apart.  Playing basketball for Baylor University was the realization of a lifelong dream.  But I could have never foreseen the devastation that would rock our foundation.

Coach Scott Drew took over a broken program and his vision of “hope in the future” was hard to swallow.  Yet, in the midst of so much pain, a miracle happened.  Our brotherhood of “Leftovers” banded together.  We were considered the underdogs, yet that didn’t deter our desire to play.

As co-captain of that team, I tell a story of tragedy, personal struggle, anger, shaken faith and perseverance.  Surprisingly, I learned that we inspired our university, community and nation.  The Leftovers is the story behind that story.


About the Author ()

Terry’s background includes the roles of Account Executive for Standard Publishing, General Manager for the 3rd largest Christian Store in the USA, and former Executive Pastor. He is currently working on a marketing book and children’s book, both to be published through Xulon Press over the next year.

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