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Sweet 16
Sweet 16

Sweet 16

Alabama’s Historic 2015 Championship Season
By Christopher Walsh, Foreword by Eli Gold

SPORTS & RECREATION

128 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

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

ISBN 9781629371504

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Jan 2016)

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Overview

Sweet 16 is inside story of the Alabama's magical 2015 football season and triumphs over Michigan State and Clemson to capture the College Football Playoff National Championship. Featuring stunning action photography and expert analysis from author Christopher Walsh, this is the definitive account of Alabama's 16th national championship. There was no holding back the Crimson Tide in 2015. Alabama's triumph in Arizona capped a 14-1 campaign. Behind Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry and the nation's top defense, Coach Nick Saban's team overcame a Week 3 loss to Ole Miss and emerged as the top team in the SEC, posting statement wins over three Top 10 opponents in conference play before topping Florida in the SEC Championship Game. That win earned Alabama a spot in the College Football playoff for the second year in a row. Alabama avenged a loss to Ohio State in the semifinal a year earlier, throttling Michigan State 38-0 to set up the matchup with Clemson. Sweet 16 takes fans through Alabama's exciting journey. From the season-opening victory over Wisconsin to dominant wins over Georgia and LSU to the to the nail-biting drama of the College Football Playoff, this commemorative edition includes profiles of Henry, quarterback Jake Coker, linebacker Reggie Ragland, and other Alabama Stars. Also featuring a foreword by The Voice of Alabama Football, Eli Gold, Sweet 16 is the perfect book for Alabama fans.

Author Biography

Christopher Walsh has been an award-winning sportswriter since 1990. He's been twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, won three Football Writers Association of America awards, and received both the 2006 and 2014 Herby Kirby Memorial Award from the Alabama Sports Writers Association. He is the author of more than 20 sports books including Nick Saban vs. College Football: The Case for College Football's Greatest Coach and 100 Things Crimson Tide Fans Need to Know & Do Before They Die. He currently writes for Bleacher Report and resides in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Eli Gold has been The Voice of the Crimson Tide for nearly 30 years. Eli is also the host of NASCAR Live, a weekly, nationally syndicated radio call-in show. In addition, Gold's broadcasting credits include play-by-play for NFL, Arena Football League, and NHL games on radio and television.