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The Little Brown Jug

Author: Ken Magee
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439647011
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When the Michigan Wolverines arrived in Minneapolis to battle the Minnesota Gophers in 1903, a simple 30¢, five-gallon Red Wing stoneware water jug began football’s first rivalry trophy game. The “Little Brown Jug” has been the subject of conspiracy theories, theft, national championships, and most of all pride, with each game’s victor prominently displaying the jug on its campus—until it is fought for again.

College Sports Traditions

Author: Stan Beck
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810891212
Size: 50.96 MB
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College sports fans number almost 175 million strong, and each has a loyalty to their team and the traditions they share. From the crazy and eccentric to the touching and meaningful, these traditions connect fans and athletes across generations. College Sports Traditions details not only the well-known traditions of major universities, but also the obscure customs of smaller schools. Approximately 1,000 traditions are captured in this volume, covering hundreds of universities and colleges and almost every college sport. Featuring 75 photos that bring many of these events to life, College Sports Traditions will be an entertaining read for every sports fan.

Game Of My Life Minnesota Gophers

Author: Joel A. Rippel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1613214529
Size: 48.58 MB
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With more than 600 victories and seven national championships, the Minnesota football program is one of the greatest in history. Legendary players like Bruce Smith and Bronko Nagurski helped the Gophers dominate Minnesota sports for the first sixty years of the twentieth century. This book provides a look at some of the most memorable players, coaches, and games of the last seventy-five years. From the Golden Era of 1934–41, which included five national titles, Sonny Franck and Bill Daley recall their most memorable games. The Gophers won another national title and went to two Rose Bowls in the early ’60s under coach Murray Warmath and quarterback Sandy Stephens, who became the first black quarterback to earn All-America honors at a major college. Warmath remembers the second Rose Bowl as his most memorable game. Other memorable Gophers include future NFL legend Bud Grant, future NFL coaching great Tony Dungy, and current Denver Broncos player Eric Decker, all of whom are featured in Game of My Life Minnesota Gophers.

Big Games

Author: Michael Bradley
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1574889095
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Glenn Killinger All American

Author: Todd M. Mealy
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476631522
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 This first biography of W. Glenn Killinger highlights his tenure as a nine-time varsity letterman at Penn State, where he emerged as one of the best football, basketball and baseball players in the United States. Situating Killinger in his time and place, the author explores the ways in which home-front culture during World War I—focused on heroism, masculinity and sporting culture—created the demand for sports and sports icons and drove the ascent of college athletics in the first quarter of the 20th century.

Minnesota History

Author: Theodore Christian Blegen
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Vol. 6 includes the 23d Biennial report of the Society, 1923/24, as an extra number.