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ESPN college football encyclopedia

Author: Michael MacCambridge; ESPN (Television network)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : ESPN Books, ©2005.
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The most comprehensive reference book ever assembled on the history of college football, from South Bend, Indiana, to Lincoln, Nebraska, Palo Alto, California, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Tallahassee, Florida, college football attracts the most dedicated fans in all of sports. This book is their Bible a rich and exhaustive reference guide to the game's history, tradition, and lore. Based on  Read more...
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ESPN college football encyclopedia.
New York : ESPN, ©2005
(OCoLC)676716879
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael MacCambridge; ESPN (Television network)
ISBN: 1401337031 9781401337032
OCLC Number: 61264858
Notes: "Introduction by Dan Jenkins"--Jacket.
Description: 1629 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: [Pt. 1.] The game --
The history of College Football / Chuck Culpepper --
Ten days that shook the sport / Beano Cook --
From 1984 to the BCS / Gene Wojciechowski --
The cult of coaches / Andrew Bagnato --
The history of recruiting / Bud Withers --
Sportsmanship / Vahe Gregorian --
Born to run : requiem for the option / Joe Posnanski --
Integration and college football / Mark Wangrin --
College football at the movies / Ed Krzemienski --
The game today / with Chris Fowler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit --
[Pt. 2.] The schools --
Air Force to Wyoming --
Special insert : the helmets --
Essay : the Ivy Leagues / Bruce Wood --
Brown to Yale --
Essay : pride and the passion / Michael Hurd --
Grambling --
Alabama A & M to Texas Southern --
[Pt. 3.] Annual review --
Who's no. 1 : history of the polls / Joe Posnanski --
The history of mathematical ratings / Richard Billingsley --
A practical guide to a college football playoff / Michael MacCambridge --
Year-by-year overviews 1869-2004 --
[Pt. 4.] The bowls --
The history of the bowls / Todd Jones --
Current bowls : Rose to Fort Worth --
Defunct bowls : Alamo to Silicon Valley --
[Pt. 5.] Postgame wrap-up.
Other Titles: College football encyclopedia
Responsibility: [edited by Michael MacCambridge].

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The most comprehensive reference book ever assembled on the history of college football, from South Bend, Indiana, to Lincoln, Nebraska, Palo Alto, California, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Tallahassee, Florida, college football attracts the most dedicated fans in all of sports. This book is their Bible a rich and exhaustive reference guide to the game's history, tradition, and lore. Based on three years of research by the nation's foremost college football experts, the book features: -- Capsule histories for each of the Division 1-A programs, -- the Ivy League schools, -- and the historically black colleges -- Year-by-year schedules and scores for each school -- Statistical leaders from each school -- Fight-song lyrics -- Box scores for every bowl game ever played -- Weekly AP and UPI polls dating back to 1936 -- A four-color insert illustrating the evolution of each school's helmet design -- Essays by the game's top wordsmiths, including Dan Jenkins, Beano Cook, Chris Fowler, and more. --Lively round-table discussion on the state of the game with ESPN's popular Game Day team (Fowler, Lee Corso, and Kirk Herbstreit). Packed with tables and charts and designed in an easy-to-read style -- the ESPN College Football Encyclopedia is sure to dazzle even the most knowledgeable fan.

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