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Author Revsine, Dave, author.

Title The opening kickoff : the tumultuous birth of a football nation / Dave Revsine.

Publication Info. Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    796.33263 REV    Available
Description xv, 303 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Inlcudes bibliographical references (pages233-294) and index.
Summary "[T]he story of the creation of the college football nation from 1890 to 1915, the intense media coverage, the academic fraud, recruiting scandals, shocking violence, new sports superstars, and the manifest destiny of football out of the Ivy League and to the Great Midwest" -- from publisher's web site.
Subject Football -- United States -- History.
Football -- social aspects -- United States.
College sports -- United States.
College athletes -- United States -- History.
Football -- Corrupt practices.
ISBN 9780762791774

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