The USA Today College Football Encyclopedia

Author: Bob Boyles,Paul Guido

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781602396777

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1385

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Recaps of games, reviews of more than fifty football seasons, details of line-ups and major programs, and more are provided in this comprehensive guide spanning from 1953 to the present day. Original.

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 Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781602399549

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1415

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Recaps of games, reviews of more than 50 football seasons, details of line-ups and major programs and more are provided in this comprehensive guide spanning from 1953 to the present day. Original.

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.

Notre Dame

Where Have You Gone? Derrick Mayes, Ken MacAfee, Nick Eddy, Jerome Heavens, and Other Fighting Irish Greats

Author: Eric Hansen,Paul Guido

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1613210469

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 186

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Catching up with Notre Dame football stars of the past; a book for Irish fans all across America—newly updated.

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.

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"

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.

Die Blockchain-Revolution

Wie die Technologie hinter Bitcoin nicht nur das Finanzsystem, sondern die ganze Welt verändert

Author: Don Tapscott,Alex Tapscott

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864704065

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

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Blockchain ermöglicht Peer-to-Peer-Transaktionen ohne jede Zwischenstelle wie eine Bank. Die Teilnehmer bleiben anonym und dennoch sind alle Transaktionen transparent und nachvollziehbar. Somit ist jeder Vorgang fälschungssicher. Dank Blockchain muss man sein Gegenüber nicht mehr kennen und ihm vertrauen – das Vertrauen wird durch das System als Ganzes hergestellt. Und digitale Währungen wie Bitcoins sind nur ein Anwendungsgebiet der Blockchain-Revolution. In der Blockchain kann jedes wichtige Dokument gespeichert werden: Urkunden von Universitäten, Geburts- und Heiratsurkunden und vieles mehr. Die Blockchain ist ein weltweites Register für alles. In diesem Buch zeigen die Autoren, wie sie eine fantastische neue Ära in den Bereichen Finanzen, Business, Gesundheitswesen, Erziehung und darüber hinaus möglich machen wird.

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.

Freakonomics

überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442154517

Category:

Page: 411

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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.

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.

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.

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.

Farbenblind

Author: Trevor Noah

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 364120643X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 2899

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Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.