Saturday Afternoon: College Football and the Men Who Made the Day

Richard Whittingham, Author
Richard Whittingham, Author Workman Publishing $18.95 (303p) ISBN 978-0-89480-933-0
Reviewed on: 11/01/1985
Release date: 11/01/1985
Whittingham covers most aspects of college football of interest to the fan: from the development of the sport, beginning with the first game in 1820, to the better-known players and coaches who have graced the playing field, from bands and cheerleaders to fight songs and team nicknames. He also discusses in detail individual records, conference championships, college rivalries, Bowl games. Among the pleasant surprises: Robert Kennedy's humorous remarks at the Heisman Award presentation in 1962 and a retelling of some incredible plays in college football history. This book is wonderful for the novice and great medicine for those who have difficulty surviving the off-season. February
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