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Sec Football

Author : Richard Scott
ISBN : 9781616731335
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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College football in the South, it has been said, is like a religion, and nowhere is the passion and dedication more evident than at the twelve universities that make up the Southeastern Conference. The SEC is one of the most storied associations in all of collegiate sports. Its intense rivalries, historic programs, iconic coaches, and championship traditions are felt every autumn, from Gainesville to Little Rock, Baton Rouge to Lexington. The competition among the schools is as fervent as ever, fomenting rivalries within states (Alabama vs. Auburn and Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss) and across borders (Florida vs. Georgia and LSU vs. Arkansas). Many legends of the game have graced the SEC gridiron, including Fran Tarkenton, Joe Namath, Reggie White, Herschel Walker, Bo Jackson, Emmitt Smith, and Peyton, Archie, and Eli Manning---to name just a few. Celebrating three-quarters of a century of incomparable football, this lavishly illustrated book celebrates the stars, heroes, characters, and games that have made the SEC a force beyond reckoning. The book explores the players and the coaches, the teams and the traditions, and the great games and individual performances that have defined each decade of SEC football. Vintage and modern photography bring the world of the Southeastern Conference, past and present, brilliantly to life, and complete this timely tribute to an exceptional football legacy.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author : Harvey H. Jackson III
ISBN : 9781469616766
Genre : Reference
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What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their "leisure," reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities. Seventy-four thematic essays explore activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool checkers and a sport called "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, contributors profile major sites associated with recreational activities (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian Trail) and prominent sports figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken together, the entries provide an engaging look at the ways southerners relax, pass time, celebrate, let loose, and have fun.
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Hidden History Of Northwestern Pennsylvania

Author : Jessica Hilburn
ISBN : 9781467141451
Genre : History
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From unsolved murders and ghastly disasters to medicinal water and sports legends, Northwestern Pennsylvania has a rich and diverse history. Titusville native John Heisman shaped football into the recognizable sport that it is today, and his namesake is honored on the Heisman Trophy. Girard's Charlotte and Libbie Battles broke glass ceilings by becoming early female titans of business and banking in the region. Marx Toys in Erie County found success in crafting affordable popular toys for the masses and became the largest toy company in the world. The horrific Ashtabula train disaster of 1876 was the worst train incident in history to that point, with more than ninety lives lost. Join author Jessica Hilburn as she reveals the shrouded history of Northwestern Pennsylvania.
Category: History

Conference Pride

Author : Jim Gumm
ISBN : 9781480950511
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Conference Pride by Jim Gumm Growing up in Tennessee, Jim Gumm was surrounded by fans of Southeastern Conference college football teams. When Jim was younger he was a huge baseball fan and loved the Cincinnati Reds. He even worked on the grounds crew for the Reds in 1979. In the early 1980s, his passion shifted to college football and he is now a diehard fan of the sport. Conference Pride: The Ultimate Book about SEC Football from 1933-2016 is a result of his passion. This book takes actual, on-the-field, results of Southeastern Conference football and shares them in a clear and concise guide. No opinions and no interpretations – this book reports the facts. With details from individual games and decade by decade trends, Conference Pride is an invaluable resource for any SEC football fan. From Alabama to Vanderbilt, from 1933 to 2016, from conference wins, Associated Press rankings, and head coaches, Conference Pride has all the facts to help you support your favorite SEC team.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Books In Print 2009 2010

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ISBN : 0835250210
Genre : Publishers' catalogs
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Southern Fried Football

Author : Tony Barnhart
ISBN : UVA:X004402830
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This passionate celebration of Southern college football--written by the 1999 Georgia Sportswriter of the Year--features stories of regional rivalry, the grand traditions of the bowls and mascots, and profiles of the great players, teams and coaches. 100+ photos. Media features.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Education Index

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ISBN : UCAL:B4435316
Genre : Education
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Books In Print Supplement

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105210120270
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature