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Five Laterals and a Trombone
Five Laterals and a Trombone (3 Formats) ›
By Tyler Bridges
Cloth Price 28.00

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ISBN 9781637271155

Estimated Release Date Nov 2022

The wildest finish ever to a college football game occurred when five laterals on the final kickoff ended with a sprint through the opposing team's marching band—prematurely in celebration on the field—for the winning touchdown. It was 21 seconds of action so unfathomable it has become known simply as The Play.Five Laterals and a Trombone captures the madcap story as it developed in November 1982, tracing the ups and downs, mood swings, and hijinks surrounding the 85th Big Game between the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University. Journalist Tyler Bridges has deftly reconstructed the pivotal moments and resulting lore thanks to hundreds of interviews with all the key figures on both sides of the rivalry, including players, coaches, referees, and stadium personnel. Among the memorable characters are Stanford star quarterback John Elway, Cal linebacker Ron Rivera, the final lateral receiver Kevin Moen, and the immortalized Cardinal trombone player Gary Tyrrell. The Play was not televised live. There was no instant replay—let alone a viral video. In 1982, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, who had founded Apple Computer Company in a garage only 10 miles from the Stanford campus, were just developing the first personal computers. It took hours for news of the rivalry game's outcome to spread across the country, yet football fans would remain enthralled by the bizarre sequence for decades to come.Readers will be transported onto the field and inside the huddle in this definitive history of college football's ultimate oddity.
The Program: Alabama
The Program: Alabama (3 Formats) ›
By Aaron Suttles, Foreword by Rece Davis
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ISBN 9781637271032

Estimated Release Date Oct 2022

<strong>In <em>The Program: Alabama Crimson Tide</em>, take a more profound and unique journey into the history of a historic team.</strong><br /><br />This thoughtful and engaging collection of essays captures the astute fans’ history of the celebrated program, going beyond well-worn narratives of yesteryear to uncover the less-discussed moments, decisions, people, and settings that fostered the team#&39;s iconic identity.<br /><br />Through wheeling and dealing, mythmaking and community building, explore where Bama football has been, how it rose to the pinnacle of college sports, and how it will continue to evolve and stay in contention for generations to come.<br /><br /><strong>Crimson Tide fans in the know will enjoy this personal, local, in-depth look at team history.</strong>
The Road to Texas
The Road to Texas (3 Formats) ›
By Mike Roach
Trade Paper Price 19.95

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ISBN 9781637271094

Estimated Release Date Oct 2022

The University of Texas boasts one of the nation#&39;s most storied football programs, and the recruiting acumen of coaches like Darrell Royal and Mack Brown plays a major role in that. <br /><br /><em>The Road to Texas</em> is a wild ride into the competitive world of college football recruiting, revealing how Texas#&39;s greatest players found their way to Austin. <br /><br /><strong>Mike Roach takes fans back to the start and behind the scenes, showing that the path to becoming a Longhorn is not always a straight and narrow one.</strong>
The Idealist
The Idealist (3 Formats) ›
By Jonathan Gelber, By Seneca Wallace
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ISBN 9781629379968

Estimated Release Date Sep 2022

<strong>An essential story of understated courage, the lasting power of a name, and the battle to honor a pioneering legacy.</strong><br /><br />On the eve of his second varsity football game for the Iowa State Cyclones, Jack Trice wrote in a letter, &quot;The honor of my race, family and self are at stake. Everyone is expecting me to do big things. I will!&quot;<br /><br />The introspective 21-year-old was ever aware of his status in 1923 as the college#&39;s first Black football player. Trice would die tragically days later after sustaining injuries on the field during that game. Today, Iowa State football games are played at Jack Trice Stadium.<br /><br /><em>The Idealist</em> is a complete portrait of Trice, the son of a former Buffalo Soldier who became a high school football standout in Ohio and embarked on his college career hoping to emulate fellow Iowa State alum George Washington Carver. It is also the story of those who fought for his legacy across generations.<br /><br />What defines a hero? Who has been overlooked because the color of their skin? In the 1970s, the students of Iowa State asked the same questions. The discovery of the story behind a small, dusty plaque honoring Trice spawned a decades long campus movement to honor a forgotten football hero who helped break racial boundaries and may have died because of them.<br /><br /><strong>As more light is shed on racial inequality in the United States, the story of how Jack Trice#&39;s memory led to a namesake stadium—the first and only major football stadium named for an African-American individual—should serve an inspiration for all.</strong>
Top Dawgs
Top Dawgs (3 Formats) ›
By The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, By DawgNation
Trade Paper Price 14.95

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ISBN 9781637270806

Published Jan 2022

Top Dawgs is the complete story of Georgia’s unforgettable 2021 football season and first national championship since 1980. This commemorative book features stunning action photography, stories and analysis from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and DawgNation.There was no holding back the Bulldogs in 2021. Georgia’s victory over SEC rival Alabama at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis capped a magical 14-1 season. Anchored by a historically great defense, coach Kirby Smart’s team dominated conference opponents throughout the fall and quickly emerged as one of the nation’s top teams with statement wins over Clemson and Auburn. A decisive triumph over Michigan at the Orange Bowl set up the highly anticipated re-match with the Crimson Tide, where Georgia ended their national championship drought and truly attained the status of “Top Dawgs.”The perfect souvenir for any UGA fan who wants to relive a remarkable journey, Top Dawgs also includes profiles of Stetson Bennett, Nolan Smith, Jordan Davis, Brock Bowers, Coach Smart and more. It’s great to be a Georgia
Bill Snyder
Bill Snyder ›
By Bill Snyder, By D. Scott Fritchen
Price 20.00

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ISBN 9781637270936

Published Dec 2021

"The opportunity for the greatest turnaround in college football exists here today, and it's not one to be taken lightly." —Bill Snyder When Kansas State hired Bill Snyder as its head football coach in 1988, the Wildcats had one of the worst programs in college football and hadn't won a conference title since 1934. Little could anybody predict that Snyder would soon engineer a total transformation in Manhattan, Kansas. From his humble beginnings in St. Joseph, Missouri, Snyder rose to greatness, bringing K-State up from the ashes to a No. 1 ranking, six 11-win seasons in a span of seven years, and one Big 12 Championship. He still wasn't finished. After a three-year retirement, Snyder returned to lead the Wildcats to another Big 12 title. In 2015, he became just the fourth person in college football history to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as an active coach. In this new memoir, Snyder reflects on a successful yet complicated life, detailing the grueling 80-hour work weeks, his visionary Wildcat Goals for Success, and the virtues he doubled down on during his final years as head coach, all the while battling throat cancer.Readers will discover a multi-faceted portrait of one of college football's greatest leaders, his triumphs and defeats, his greatness and his flaws, and his passion and drive to, not once, but twice, lead a championship team while developing young men.
History Through the Headsets
History Through the Headsets (3 Formats) ›
By John Mahoney, By Reed Gregory
Cloth Price 26.95

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ISBN 9781629379685

Published Oct 2021

Notre Dame football is a program defined by its many traditions: its status as an independent, the rivalries with USC and Navy, the rumble of the crowd as the Victory March plays. In 2020, that all changed. Amid a global pandemic, the season hung in the balance all spring. Then the schedule was scrapped as the Irish were folded into the ACC. The stands at Notre Dame Stadium stayed empty. In an unprecedented look inside this historic program, players Reed Gregory and John Mahoney chronicle a season that won't be forgotten. Fans will get an up-close view as Brian Kelly's squad navigates a new course and makes their run to the Rose Bowl.Filled with insight and personal reflections recorded throughout the year, this fascinating keepsake captures the realities of college football at the crossroads of something much greater.
The Road to Georgia
The Road to Georgia (3 Formats) ›
By Jake Reuse, By Patrick Garbin
Trade Paper Price 19.95

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ISBN 9781629379197

Published Oct 2021

The University of Georgia boasts one of the nation's premier football programs, and the recruiting acumen of coaches like Kirby Smart plays a major role in that. The Road to Georgia is a wild ride into the competitive world of college football recruiting, revealing how some of the most memorable Bulldogs players found their way to Athens.Jake Reuse and Patrick Garbin take UGA fans back to the start and behind the scenes, showing that the path to Sanford Stadium is not always a straight and narrow one.
If These Walls Could Talk: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
If These Walls Could Talk: Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4 Formats) ›
By Reggie Brooks, By John Heisler, Foreword by Jerome Bettis
Trade Paper Price 17.95

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ISBN 9781629378534

Published Sep 2021

After making his mark in the Notre Dame record books as a running back and later joining the school's athletic department, Reggie Brooks knows what it means to live and breathe Fighting Irish football. In If These Walls Could Talk: Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Brooks provides insight into the inner sanctum of one of the most iconic college football programs, from The Snow Bowl under legendary coach Lou Holtz to the modern rosters guided by Brian Kelly.Featuring conversations with players and coaches past and present as well as off-the-wall anecdotes only Brooks can tell, this indispensable volume is your ticket to Notre Dame history.
The Road to Ohio State
The Road to Ohio State (4 Formats) ›
By Doug Lesmerises, Foreword by Ryan Day
Trade Paper Price 19.95

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ISBN 9781629379265

Published Sep 2021

The Ohio State University boasts one of the nation's most storied football programs, and the recruiting acumen of coaches like Woody Hayes, Jim Tressel, Urban Meyer, and Ryan Day plays a major role in that. The Road to Ohio State is a wild ride into the competitive world of college football recruiting, revealing how some of the most memorable Buckeyes players found their way to Columbus.Doug Lesmerises takes fans back to the start and behind the scenes, showing that the path to the Shoe is not always a straight and narrow one.
Attack the Day
Attack the Day (5 Formats) ›
By Seth Emerson, Foreword by Matt Stinchcomb
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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ISBN 9781629379319

Published Sep 2021

When Kirby Smart returned to his alma mater in 2016, hopes were high that he could take Georgia football to that elusive next level. Smart wasted no time putting his mark on the Bulldogs, however, making an immediate impact on recruiting and in 2017, reaching the College Football Playoff and coming within moments of a national championship. Biding his time and crafting his philosophy as a defensive coordinator under Nick Saban, Smart waited for his opportunity to return to Georgia, turning down several coaching opportunities in the meantime. Still early in his tenure, Smart has gone on to dominate recruiting on a national scale, win the SEC, reach the national championship game, and will be attacking the college football landscape for years to come.
100 Things Purdue Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Purdue Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By Tom Schott, By Nathan Baird, Foreword by Robbie Hummel
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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ISBN 9781629376905

Published Oct 2020

Featuring traditions, records, and lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Purdue fan should know. Whether you're a Ross-Ade Stadium or Mackey Arena regular or a more recent supporter, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Longtime Purdue Athletics publicist Tom Schott and former beat reporter Nathan Baird have collected every essential piece of Boilermakers knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and rank them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.
100 Things LSU Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things LSU Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By Ross Dellenger, By Ron Higgins, Foreword by Jacob Hester
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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ISBN 9781629378107

Published Oct 2020

With traditions, records, and Tigers lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Louisiana State University fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, behind-the-scenes tales, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by players like Y.A. Tittle, Tommy Casanova, Alan Faneca, Odell Beckham Jr., and Leonard Fournette. Covering the championship eras of Paul Dietzel, Nick Saban, Les Miles, and plenty more, this is the ultimate resource guide for all LSU faithful.
The Road to Bama
The Road to Bama (4 Formats) ›
By Andrew Bone, Foreword by Jay Barker
Trade Paper Price 19.95

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ISBN 9781629378077

Published Sep 2020

The University of Alabama boasts one of the nation's most storied football programs, and the recruiting acumen of coaches like Bear Bryant and Nick Saban plays a major role in that. The Road to Bama is a wild ride into the competitive world of college football recruiting, revealing how many Crimson Tide players found their way to Tuscaloosa.
Sidelines and Bloodlines
Sidelines and Bloodlines (5 Formats) ›
By Ryan McGee, By Jerry E. McGee, By Sam McGee, Foreword by Rece Davis
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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ISBN 9781629379326

Published Sep 2021

For ESPN's Ryan McGee, football is a lifelong passion formed from growing up as the son of Dr. Jerry McGee, a man who wore stripes for decades as one of the most highly-decorated officials in college football history. In Sidelines and Bloodlines, Ryan McGee teams up with his father and brother to share lessons learned between the white lines, featuring a cast of characters that runs from no-name small college athletes and coaches to one-name legends such as Holtz, Paterno, Tebow, and Bo. The McGees provide a rare and often hilarious glimpse inside the lives of college officials, detailing how a love for the game convinces accomplished professionals from all walks of life to voluntarily endure ceaseless insults, public criticism, and the expressed goal of doing one's job on a very public stage in a way that will hopefully NOT draw any attention to how that job is done. From hilarious stories of brawling high school referees and making awkward small talk with George Lucas and Darth Vader at the Rose Bowl to the heart-tugging story of young sons in the stands on a Saturday as a stream profanity-laden insults directed at their father drowns out the marching band, Sidelines and Bloodlines delivers laughs, tears, and a deeper understanding of a life in stripes.