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Excerpt: Rutgers' rocky start allows for record growth

Originally Published: March 16, 2008
By C. Vivian Stringer | Special to ESPN.com

In her book, "Standing Tall: A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph," C. Vivian Stringer shares her remarkable life story and inspires readers to find this fortitude within themselves. The following is an excerpt from the book.

It was obvious, right from the beginning of the 20062007 season, that we were not even remotely prepared for the road ahead.

On one hand, I felt very fortunate: my coaching staff was the finest and most experienced in the country. Jolette had been ...

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