Endzone

Author: John U. Bacon
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250078970
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"In a story that will resonate with college football fans nationwide, 'Endzone' shows how the commercialization of college sports imperiled not only the traditions of one of the nation's most respected athletic programs but also the university's very identity. It is also an inspiring story of redemption and revival, when students, lettermen, fans, faculty, and regents rallied to reclaim the values that had made the program great for more than a century-- values that went deeper than dollars"--Front and back jacket flaps.

Endzone

Author: John U. Bacon
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466891548
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The paperback version of Endzone includes an all-new, 57-page Afterword covering Michigan's triumphant 2015 season, and never-dull 2016 off-season. Informed by exclusive, in-depth interviews with Jake Rudock, Blake O'Neill, Jake Butt, Jim and Sarah Harbaugh and his parents, the Afterword addresses the players' initial shock at Harbaugh's long practices, their renewed confidence, and the story behind the stunning finish to the Michigan State game, the Wolverines' comebacks against Minnesota and Indiana, and their Citrus Bowl victory over Florida. It also goes a long way to answering the question on everyone's mind: How long will Harbaugh stay in Ann Arbor? Endzone tells the story of how college football's most successful, richest and respected program almost lost all three in less than a decade - and entirely of its own doing. It is a story of hubris, greed, and betrayal - a tale more suited to Wall Street than the world's top public university. Author John U. Bacon takes you inside the offices, the board rooms and the locker rooms of the University of Michigan to see what happened, and why - with countless eye-opening, head-shaking scenes of conflict and conquest. But Endzone is also an inspiring story of redemption and revival. When those who loved Michigan football the most recognized it was being attacked from within, they rallied to reclaim the values that made it great for over a century -- values that went deeper than dollars. The list of heroes includes players, students, lettermen, fans and faculty - and the leaders who had the courage to listen to them. Their unprecedented uprising produced a new athletic director, and a new coach - the hottest in the land - who vindicated the fans' faith when he turned down more money and fame to return to the place he loved most: Michigan. If you love a good story, you'll want to dive into Endzone: The Rise, Fall and Return of Michigan Football.

Endzone

Author: John U. Bacon
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250079322
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The rise and fall of Michigan football by New York Times bestselling author, John U. Bacon

Three and Out

Author: John U. Bacon
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250016975
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Traces the challenges faced by the University of Michigan football team after 2008, from their rivalries and defeats to the pivotal contributions of Rich Rodriguez and the winner-take-all culture that has dominated their efforts.

Fourth and Long

Author: John U. Bacon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476706441
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The New York Times bestseller about the state of college football: Why we love the game, what is at risk, and the fight to save it—“A fascinating saga” (Booklist). In search of the sport’s old ideals amid the roaring flood of hypocrisy and greed, bestselling author John U. Bacon embedded himself in four college football programs—Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan, and Northwestern—and captured the oldest, biggest, most storied league, the Big Ten, at its tipping point. He sat in as coaches dissected game film, he ate dinner at training tables, and he listened in locker rooms. He talked with tailgating fans and college presidents, and he spent months in the company of the gifted young athletes who play the game. Fourth and Long reveals intimate scenes behind closed doors, from a team’s angry face-off with their athletic director to a defensive lineman acing his master’s exams in theoretical math. It captures the private moment when coach Urban Meyer earned the devotion of Ohio State’s Buckeyes on their way to a perfect season. It shows Michigan’s athletic department endangering the very traditions that distinguish the college game from all others. And it re-creates the euphoria of the Northwestern Wildcats winning their first bowl game in decades. Most unforgettably, Fourth and Long finds what the national media missed in the ugly aftermath of Penn State’s tragic scandal: the unheralded story of players who joined forces with Coach Bill O’Brien to save the university’s treasured program—and with it, a piece of the game’s soul. This is the work of a writer in love with an old game—a game he sees at the precipice. Bacon’s deep knowledge of sports history and his sensitivity to the tribal subcultures of the college game power this elegy to a beloved and endangered American institution.

Michigan Football from the Pages of The Michigan Daily

Author: Michael Rosenberg
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
ISBN: 9781600787652
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Chronicles the college football team's history from their first match in 1890 to their most recent championship game through articles from the college's newspaper, covering notable games, coaches, players, seasons, and events.

Bo s Lasting Lessons

Author: Bo Schembechler
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446402540
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There are very few coaches held higher esteem than Bo Schembechler. As coach of the University of Michigan football team, he won 13 Big Ten titles and finished as the winningest coach in their storied history. But beyond the wins and losses, Bo is best remembered for the remarkable impact he had on his players and fans alike. In BO'S LASTING LESSONS, the coach draws on his years of experience, using first-person anecdotes to deliver timeless lessons on leadership, motivation and responsibility. His distinctive gruff voice leaps from the page. With pithy language, Bo explains that true leadership requires the compassion to actively listen to your people, and then to have the courage to do what is right every time. A big believer in peer pressure and in always making his players accountable for their actions, Schembechler has coached athletes who went on to become professional football players, doctors, lawyers and CEOs.

I Love Michigan I Hate Ohio State

Author: Rich Thomaselli
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1617495670
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Presented in a unique reversible-book format, this is the ultimate University of Michigan fan guide to the passionate and historic rivalry between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Wolverines. Full of interesting trivia, hilarious history, and inside scoops, the book relates the fantastic stories of legendary Wolverines coaches and star players, as well as the numerous villains and their even worse fans who have represented the scarlet and gray over the years. Like two books in one, this completely biased account of the rivalry proclaims the irrefutable reasons to cheer the Michigan Wolverines and boo the Ohio State Buckeyes and shows that there really is no fine line between love and hate.

The Best of Bacon

Author: John U. Bacon
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472130811
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A treasured collection of timeless pieces written by John U. Bacon--Perfect for fans of any sport in Michigan

Forty Years in the Big House

Author: Jon Falk
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633193128
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An inside look at the University of Michigan's football program from the man who was the team's equipment manager for more than four decades Forty years ago, Michigan equipment manager Jon Falk began his legacy, becoming a living encyclopedia of Michigan football tradition and history. Hired by Bo Schembechler in 1974, the now retired Falk shares his firsthand, inside stories from in the locker room, on the sideline, and on the road with one of college football's most storied institutions. He may not be as well known as the Big House or the Little Brown Jug, but among coaches, players, and a good portion of the Michigan football faithful, Jon Falk has fashioned a lively legend of his own. Falk's recollections connect the past and present to highlight the importance of the relationships created during the best four years of any college player's life and it's those relationships that drive the Wolverines to success.