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Go Huskies!
Go Huskies!

Go Huskies!

Celebrating the Washington Football Tradition
By Tom Porter, Foreword by Don James

SPORTS & RECREATION

256 Pages, 9 x 10

Formats: Cloth, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Cloth, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $32.95)

ISBN 9781600788277

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2013)

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Overview

A best of the best of Husky football history
This comprehensive history of the University of Washington football program focuses on the major eras in Husky football history, featuring the best teams, the greatest games, the biggest comebacks, and the most exciting and unexpected moments, such as when Washington forged its first national championship by defeating Minnesota in 1961. Paying homage to iconic coaches, including Jim Phelan, Jim Owens, and Don James, this keepsake also details the greatest players and fan favorites in Washington history, including NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon and NFL Pro Bowlers Lawyer Milloy and Corey Dillon. The book concludes with game day events, the 10 pregame activities that every Husky fan should experience, and a “Husky Timeline,” making it a well-rounded and must-have for fans both old and new.

Author Biography

Tom Porter has served as the national chair of the University of Washington’s $54 million Campaign for the Student Athlete and received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the National Association of Athletic Development Directors for his work. He holds an MBA from the University of Washington and is the author of 10 books on finance and investment management topics. He lives in Seattle. Don James won 153 games in 18 seasons as Washington’s head football coach and led the Huskies to the national championship in 1991. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and is the author of A Football Band of Brothers, Husky Stadium, and The Glory of Washington. He lives in Kirkland, Washington.

Media

Go Huskies! was featured on the SB Nation blog UW Dawg Pound, with a Q&A with author Tom Porter.
Go Huskies! was mentioned and briefly excerpted in the Tacoma News Tribune and The Olympian.
Go Huskies!'s foreword was excerpted on the SB Nation blog UW Dog Pound. The feature also ran on SB Nation blog Pacific Takes and on SeattleTimes.com.
Go Huskies! was mentioned on ESPN.com.
Go Huskies! was featured in the October 2013 issue of Dawgs Digest, a monthly UW alumni magazine.
Tom Porter, author of Go Huskies!, interviews live on "New Day Northwest" on KING-TV (NBC).
Go Huskies! was featured in Robinson Newspapers, a collection of suburban Seattle newspapers.
Go Huskies! was featured in the September 2013 issue of Columns, the University of Washington alumni magazine.
Go Huskies! was featured in the September 2013 issue of Alaska Airlines Magazine.
Go Huskies! was featured in a news brief in the Books section of the Seattle Times.

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Go Huskies!: Celebrating the Washington Football Tradition

By W. Thomas Porter
Foreword by Don James

 

Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books, 312.676.4256, b.ames@triumphbooks.com

 

Husky Stadium is known for its deafening crowd volume, iconic architecture and view of Mount Rainier. Golden helmets glint in the sun. Fans flock to the games by boat and tailgate on the docks. Some aspects of Husky football are unique, but none of them diminish the glory of multiple Rose Bowl victories, national championships and conference championships. 

 

Providing a complete history starting with the beginning of college football-when players couldn't afford jerseys and sent away to the East Coast for rule books and balls-and ending with Husky stadium's recent renovations and renewed hope for the 2013 season, fans can relive the most exciting games, important moments and legendary players of the Washington Huskies with Go Huskies!: Celebrating the Washington Football Tradition (Triumph Books, September 2013) by Tom Porter with a forward by Don James, former Washington head football coach who won more games (153) than any coach in Husky history.

 

Go Huskies! recalls the eras of Owens and James, recounts famous games such as the win over Minnesota in 1961 for the team's first national championship title and honors the 1991 team which won a national title with the 1992 Rose Bowl victory over Michigan to end a perfect 12-0 season. Hardcore fans will appreciate detailed stats, lists of Husky players and coaches inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Guy Flaherty Award Winners dating back to 1908.

 

A perfect keepsake for students and alumni, football enthusiasts and fans that bleed purple and gold, Go Huskies! is sure to entertain and inspire as a tribute to the proud tradition of Husky football into the College Football Hall of Fame, All-Conference and All-Americans, the Guy Flaherty Award Winners dating back to 1908, and many other honors bestowed on the greatest players in Washington football history.


About the Author:

Tom Porter has served as the national chair of the University of Washington's $54 million Campaign for the Student Athlete and received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the National Association of Athletic Development Directors for his work.  He also received the Frank Orrico Award for distinguished service to the Washington athletic department.  He holds an MBA from the University of Washington and is the author of 10 books on finance and investment management topics.  He is the co-author of The Glory of Washington and Husky Stadium: Great Games and Golden Moments, and the author of A Football Band of Brothers.

 

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