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Sooner Nation

Sooner Nation

Oklahoma's Greatest Players Talk About Sooners Football
By Jeff Snook

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SPORTS & RECREATION

304 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781629371276

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2015)

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The story of Sooner football from those who lived it The most outstanding voices of the University of Oklahoma football tradition come together in this collection of stories. Sooner fans will relish the intimate stories told by Barry Switzer, Bob Stoops, Steve Owens, Billy Sims, Josh Heupel, Jason White, and other figures they have come to cherish. One phrase, one season, or one particular game cannot capture the spirit of Sooner football; instead, the student-athletes and coaches who made the magic happen over the decades blend their experiences to capture the true essence of their beloved school.

Author Biography

Jeff Snook is the author of 11 books on college football, including Let Me Be Frank: My Life at Virginia Tech, a collaboration with Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer. He lives in Lantana, Florida.

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Sooner Nation:

Oklahoma’s Greatest Players Talk About Sooners Football

By: Jeff Snook / Forewords by: Barry Switzer and Bob Stoops

 

Contact: Samantha Frontera, Triumph Books, 312.676.4224, s.frontera@triumphbooks.com

 

The University of Oklahoma is one of the top public universities in the United States, known for their academics and athletic-esteem. The University, established in 1890, has continued to grow not only in size but, also, tradition. Their football team, the Oklahoma Sooners, have created a long lasting legacy for the University. Remarkable football players have played their hearts out at Memorial Stadium paving the way for future players, and showing them what it truly meant to be an Oklahoma Sooner.

 

Jeff Snook, author of 11 books on college football and an expert within the industry, has compiled stories from memorable Sooners who have made their mark in college football in Sooner Nation: Oklahoma’s Greatest Players Talk About Sooners Football (Triumph Books, November 2015). Snook divides the book by decade, exploring each relevant player who contributed to the Sooner legacy. The author shares with us how the Sooner program continued to thrive, regardless of inadequate athletic facilities and decline in enrollment due to World War II, as well as various other hardships. We journey with one-of-a kind head football coach Bud Wilkinson, as he leads the Sooners to victory, and we watch young boys start their college football career and graduate as young men. Highlights include stories and interviews of:

 

  • Prentice Gautt, the first African American male to play football at the University of Oklahoma who become a two-time All-Big Eight Player and an academic All American
  • Exclusive interviews with players, such as: Tinker Owens, Joe Washington, Wayne Lee, and Anthony Phillips
  • In-depth interviews with legendary coaches Bennie Owen, Bud Wilkinson, and Barry Switzer
  • J.C. Watts, one of the University of Oklahoma’s greatest quarterbacks and a four term U.S. congressman
  • Steve Owens, winner of the 1969 Heisman Trophy who broke numerous football records

 

A descriptive and well-written look at the personalities that contributed to the battles and conquests on the gridiron of the Sooner Nation is a book every Sooner fan should read that provides a peek into the evolution of the University of Oklahoma’s everlasting football legacy.

 

About the Author:

Jeff Snook, a 1982 graduate of the Ohio State University’s School of Journalism, has written 11 books on college football. Snook collaborated with Virginia Tech Coach Beamer, in his most recent book released in September 2013, titled Let Me Be Frank: My Life at Virginia Tech. Snook, has written several books related to Ohio State football and the Oklahoma Sooners. Additionally, he has written books on the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Florida Gators.

 

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