The USA TODAY College Football Encyclopedia 2008-2009

A Comprehensive Modern Reference to America's Most Colorful Sport, 1953-Present

Author: Bob Boyles,Paul Guido

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781602393318

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1335

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A statistical and factual reference to the past half-century of college football features recaps of more than seven thousand games, includes complete season-by-season lineups and records, and is complemented by personality profiles of forefront players and coaches. Original. 20,000 first printing.

The USA TODAY College Football Encyclopedia

A Comprehensive Modern Reference to America's Most Colorful Sport, 1953-Present

Author: Bob Boyles,Paul Guido

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781616082253

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1296

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The result of fifteen years of exhaustive research, The USA TODAY College Football Encyclopedia is without question the most comprehensive resource on college football ever set to type. Authors Bob Boyles and Paul Guido watched thousands of hours of game films, and read through just about every book ever published on the game to bring this massive reference to fruition. In these pages you will find information unavailable in any other single publication: • Recaps of more than 8,000 games • Detailed reviews of more than fifty-seven college football seasons • Complete season-by-season lineups and records of more than seventy major programs • Personality profiles of some of the game’s biggest stars and coaches • Season-by-season award winners, All-American teams, polls, and NFL drafts The book also includes the authors’ own College Football Performance Formula, a three-leveled calculation developed to measure the achievement of every team’s season since 1953. that permits readers to compare teams within a given season and to compare teams from different seasons. Updated through the 2011 NFL Draft, The USA TODAY College Football Encyclopedia is a unique book that all true fans of college football should have on their shelves. Co-op available •

The USA TODAY College Football Encyclopedia 2010-2011

A Comprehensive Modern Reference to America's Most Colorful Sport, 1953-Present

Author: Bob Boyles,Paul Guido

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781602399549

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1416

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The result of fifteen years of exhaustive research, The USA TODAY College Football Encyclopedia 2010–2011 is without question the most comprehensive resource on college football ever set to type. Authors Bob Boyles and Paul Guido love college football with a passion and undertook to pore through more than four thousand media guides, watch thousands of hours of game films, and read through just about every book ever published on the game to bring this massive reference to fruition. In these pages, you will find information unavailable in any other single publication: Recaps of more than 7,000 games Reviews of more than 55 college football seasons Complete season-by-season lineups and records of more than 70 major programs Personality profiles of some of the game’s biggest stars and coaches Season-by-season award winners, All-American teams, polls, and NFL drafts This book also includes the authors’ own College Football Performance Formula, a three-leveled calculation developed to measure the achievement of every team’s season since 1953. Updated through the 2010 NFL Draft, The USA TODAY College Football Encyclopedia 2010–2011 is a unique book that every true fan of college football should have on his shelf.

50 Years of College Football

Author: Bob Boyles,Paul Guido

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781602390904

Category: Education

Page: 1311

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Provides scores, line-ups, and statistics for the top seventy college teams as well as annual reviews of college football seasons from 1953-2006, and includes other information about collegiate players, coaches, and teams of the last fifty years.

Notre Dame Football

Author: Daniel E. Harmon

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448894131

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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To many outsiders, any mention of Notre Dame brings to mind Fighting Irish football. More players from Notre Dame have won the coveted Heisman Trophy than from any other university. This captivating narrative chronicles the era of Coach Knute Rockne and other acclaimed coaches, including Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, and Lou Holtz, and outstanding players like George “The Gipper” Gipp, the Four Horsemen, Angelo Bertelli, Johnny Lujack, Paul Hornung, John Huarte, Terry Hanratty, Joe Theismann, Raghib “Rocket” Ismail, and Chris Zorich, among others. Bursting with fun-filled facts, stats, and accounts of memorable games, this informational text conveys through particular details that Notre Dame is truly legendary among America’s most winning football teams. The volume offers poignant sidebars on Notre Dame’s celebrated football figures and a timeline.

When Saturday Mattered Most

The Last Golden Season of Army Football

Author: Mark Beech

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250013569

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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When Saturday Mattered Most is the stirring story of the 1958 undefeated Army football team and the controversial coach who inspired Vince Lombardi It was the end of an era, the last season before the surge of professional football began to lure the nation's best young student-athletes away from the military academies. That fall, the Black Knights of Army were the class of the nation. Mark Beech, a second-generation West Pointer, recounts this memorable and never-to-be-repeated season with: - Pete Dawkins, the Heisman Trophy winner who rose to the rank of Brigadier General - The long -Reclusive Bill Carpenter, the fabled "lonesome end" who earned the Distinguished Service Cross for saving his company in Vietnam - Red Blaik, who led Army back to glory after the cribbing scandal and had the field at Michie Stadium named in his honor Combining the triumph of The Junction Boys with the heroics of The Long Gray Line, Beech captures a unique period in the history of football, the military, and mid-twentieth-century America.

Great Athletes

Author: Salem Press

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587654756

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Covers the greatest players in college and pro football, including the inspirational stories of Pat Tillman and Tedy Bruschi.

The USC Trojans Football Encyclopedia

Author: Richard J. Shmelter

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661511X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

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For more than 120 years, the University of Southern California Trojans have maintained a tradition of football excellence that has placed the team among the perennial elite in the collegiate ranks. Eleven national championships, 38 conference titles, 150 All-Americans, and seven Heisman Trophy winners all stand as testaments to the greatness of the Cardinal and Gold. This definitive reference chronicles the history of USC football from its first-ever game on November 14, 1888—a 16-0 victory over the Alliance Athletic Club—through 2012. Synopses of each season include game-by-game summaries, final records, ultimate poll rankings, and team leaders in major statistical categories. Biographies of head coaches and all-time USC greats, a roster of every player to don a Trojan uniform, a look at USC football traditions, and a catalog of honors received by both players and coaches through the years complete this essential encyclopedia for the Trojan faithful.

The Oklahoma Football Encyclopedia

Author: Ray Dozier

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 158261699X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 329

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A comprehensive, illustrated overview of the history of football at the University of Oklahoma offers descriptions of every game, from 1895 through 2005, with profiles of the great coaches, players, games, and events of Sooners football.

ESPN college football encyclopedia

Author: Michael MacCambridge,ESPN (Television network)

Publisher: ESPN Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 1629

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Presents scores, schedules, fight song lyrics, distinguished alumni, and bowl records for each school, and includes essays by sportswriters.

Yellow Dogs, Hushpuppies, and Bluetick Hounds

The Official Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Quiz Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807868183

Category: History

Page: 147

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Who lived at the P.O. in China Grove, Mississippi? What does NASCAR stand for? Where is the Redneck Riviera? When is Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday? What are Yellow Mama and Old Sparky? Entertaining, fun, and educational, this quiz book covers every aspect of southern culture from alligators to melungeons to zydeco. More than 800 questions--most drawn from the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture--cover literature, music, entertainment, history, politics, the law, sports and recreation, science, medicine, business, industry, and religion. Test your southern I.Q.! Take a copy to parties and on road trips. Use it to settle supper-table squabbles. It's a guaranteed good time. Published in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi Answers to questions: Sister, who tells her story in Eudora Welty's 'Why I Live at the P.O.' National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. The Florida Panhandle January 15, 1929 Electric chairs in Alabama and Florida, respectively. Originally published in 1996. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Exit 10

A Sporting Life Just Off the Jersey Turnpike

Author: Tom Cheche

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1934937908

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Tom Cheche's broadcasting and newspaper career took him from the locker rooms of the NBA Champion New York Knicks and the NHL New York Rangers to pit roads at Daytona and Indianapolis, from the broadcast booth to the team bus. This is what came first. "Exit 10" is, at turns, a sports story and coming of age tale, the adventures of a lunatic gang of sports geeks and their passage to adulthood. It is Everyman's sports memoir, the story of a sports-crazed kid who knew he was lousy and wished for the next best thing to being a professional athlete -- being a sports reporter covering his heroes -- and how he got there. "Exquisite, clear-minded writing. Sharply-told stories that touch the soul. Tom Cheche's 'Exit 10' is a book every lover of sports and each person of a certain age will read more than once and be warmed anew each time." -Bruce Valley, Author, "Seahawk: Confessions of an Old Hockey Goalie" "It was my bad luck to miss meeting my very comical, slightly crazy friend Tom Cheche until the latter stages of his Jersey sports odyssey, but, man, after reading 'Exit 10' I felt like I was along for the entire uproarious ride from Metuchen to the broadcast booth, to Madison Square Garden. What a trip " -Bob Boyles, Co-author, "The USA Today College Football Encyclopedia"

The 2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia

Author: Pete Palmer

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402736254

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1742

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Details statistics from United States baseball teams and players from 1900 through the previous season, including draft information, and provides lists of award winners and world champion teams.

Lamar Hunt

A Life in Sports

Author: Michael MacCambridge

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449424724

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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"I can't separate what part of pro football is business and what part is personal with me," he said. "I just know that it is very important that I succeed." He had loved games as a young boy, had played them as a young man, and now, as a naive but determined 27-year-old in the summer of 1959, Lamar Hunt announced that he was going to launch a new football league. What he couldn't possibly have known on that day was that the forces of the entrenched National Football League would soon be arrayed against him. The league would place its own team in his hometown of Dallas, in direct competition with his team, and would attempt to undermine the new league, trying on repeated occasions before that first season to prevent the new American Football League from ever starting. And what the NFL couldn't have known, but would soon find out, was that Hunt, the mild-mannered, bespectacled son of legendary oilman H. L. Hunt, had an indomitable will, and patience beyond his years. Resolute and innovative, he successfully launched the AFL and, seven years later, helped broker a merger deal, which created the need for a championship game between the two leagues. Then he came up with the name of the game--the Super Bowl. Never before, and not since, has anyone with so many resources spent so much time watching, participating in, and being captivated by the absorbing ritual of sports and the suspended state of play. His accomplishments would put him in the company of the other giants of American sports--Charles C. "Cash and Carry" Pyle, Abe Saperstein, George Halas, Branch Rickey, Red Auerbach, Pete Rozelle. Each was present at a revolution. But Hunt, significantly, was present at a number of revolutions. And he was the catalyst for each one. Before his death in 2006, Hunt revolutionized three different sports--pro football, tennis, and soccer--winding up in the Hall of Fame of each. Written by award-winning author Michael MacCambridge, Lamar Hunt: A Life In Sports is the definitive and official biography of one of the 20th century's most important and beloved sporting figures; the soft-spoken, strong-willed man whose audacious challenge to the NFL transformed the landscape of American sports, but only served as an opening act to his epic sporting journey. Drawing on 50 years of Hunt's personal papers and more than 200 interviews, author Michael MacCambridge provides an intimate, original portrait of the man forever captivated by these serious pursuits we call games.

Der Coach

Roman

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641110394

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Das Spiel des Lebens Grishams wohl persönlichstes Buch – ein bewegender Roman um eine väterliche Freundschaft, um Rückkehr und Abschied und das Spiel des Lebens, das ganz eigenen Regeln gehorcht. Fünfzehn Jahre nach dem tragischen Ende seiner kurzen, glorreichen Profikarriere kehrt Rake heim, um sich von seinem damaligen Coach zu verabschieden, der im Sterben liegt.