Horns Up

Author: Jeff Kolpack
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530455171
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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College football hotbeds are scattered across the country, from Alabama, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Michigan. When you think of the greatest college football programs in the modern era, those schools come immediately to mind. But none of them did what North Dakota State did from 2011-15 and that is to win five straight national championships, in NDSU's case at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level (formerly known as Division I-AA). In fact, nobody at any level of college football has ever won five straight. The Bison did it with a unique toughness, including farm kids from the Midwest who were used to working 18-hour days before taking one step on the Fargo, N.D., campus. They did it with a work ethic and an unusual devotion and love to their hard-driving strength and conditioning coach. It didn't come without some hard knocks. The Bison went 3-8 in 2009, one year after becoming fully eligible for Division I athletics after making the transition from Division II. They lost their head coach during the 2013 title run, a change that was met with resistance and tension within the coaching staff that filtered down to the players. From 2011-15, Alabama won 62 games, Florida State 58, Oregon 57 and Clemson and Ohio State 56 each. North Dakota State, with its collection of lightly-regarded players primarily from the states of North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin, won 71. Since moving to Division I, NDSU went 8-3 against bigger FBS schools with wins against the likes of Minnesota (twice), Kansas State, Iowa State and Colorado State. They had some stars, like in 2011 when a quarterback from Bismarck Century with a few scholarship offers decided to stay in-state and attend NDSU. Four years later, Carson Wentz was the second overall pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL Draft. The national media paid attention. ESPN's "College GameDay" came to Fargo two straight years and the network developed a love affair with the city. "Horns Up" is a story of a football program that came out of nowhere. It's a story nobody could have predicted.

The USC Trojans

Author: Steven Travers
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1589795415
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this lively history of Southern California football, Steven Travers makes the case that under coach Pete Carroll (54-10), the Trojans have overtaken Notre Dame as the greatest ever collegiate tradition. USC has produced legendary gridiron coaches and stars. They have tied Notre Dame for the most national championships (11) and Heisman Trophy winners (seven); have the best bowl record, the most Rose Bowl victories, the most All-Americans, the most pro players, the most first round draft picks, the most number one draft picks, and more.

North Dakota Tough

Author: Jeff Kolpack
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781984129734
Format: PDF
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Before Dave Osborn became one of the all-time great running backs with the Minnesota Vikings, he grew up on a farm near Cando, N.D., without electricity all the while riding his horse to school. Even in the middle of winter. For a decade in the 1970s, the once-proud University of North Dakota hockey team fell on hard times, until a group of physical, fierce players were recruited into the program. Before North Dakota State football rose to prominence in Division I FCS football, the Bison laid the foundation in the 1960s with a group of gritty young men. One had a pet snake in his campus dorm room. In the early 1970s, Steve Blehm set a legendary high school basketball standard in Devils Lake, N.D., averaging 47 points per game. He was deaf - and, a great outside shooter, he did it before the 3-point line. In the 2000s, wrestler Collin Larsen from Casselton, N.D., lost the lower half of his leg in a motorcycle accident in August. By January, he was back on the mat with his one good leg. From 1938-43, Ayr High School won 109 girls basketball games in a row. In the 1940s, Elbowoods High was declared the Class B state boys basketball champion, but it took 60 years before the school was officially recognized. Now the town is under 90 feet of Lake Sakakawea water, but school pride remains strong. Doug Simunic. Bill Sorensen. Randy Hedberg. Brad Gjermundson. Tony Satter. Drayton baseball. They all have stories that need to be preserved. These are not sports stories; these are character stories that helped define a state.

Game of My Life Texas Longhorns

Author: Michael Pearle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1683580613
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Game of My Life Texas Longhorns, prominent Texas players of the past and coach Darrell Royal share their fondest experiences and game-day memories of the games they remember the most, largely in their own words, with authors Michael Pearle and Bill Frisbie. Longhorn greats take the reader on a journey back to some of the greatest games in Texas history. How did Earl Campbell prove that he was worthy of the Heisman? How did a Snickers bar help convince Ricky Williams to return to Texas for his senior year? What was Vince Young really thinking just before the 2006 Rose Bowl? In Game of My Life Texas Longhorns, fans will find the answers to these questions and many more as more than twenty of the greatest players relive the moment that shaped their college football career. Within these pages, Texas fans will finally get the chance to step into the game and onto the grass with their favorite Longhorns legends. UT grads Michael Pearle and Bill Frisbie walk readers down memory lane to capture some of the most exciting, poignant, and fulfilling games ever played by the Horns. A must-have for any Horns fan.

The Lion in Autumn

Author: Frank Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101216712
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Fascinating. . . . One of the best books ever written on the rise and fall of a great college football coach." —Allen Barra, San Francisco Chronicle The Lion in Autumn takes readers inside Penn State’s storied football program as legendary coach Joe Paterno fights to turn his struggling team into a winner once again. In more than a half century at Penn State, Paterno has won more bowl games (21) than any other coach and more games (354) than all but one, en route to two national championships and five perfect seasons. But in the new millennium hard times arrived in Happy Valley. His Nittany Lions had losing seasons in four of five years, dropping sixteen of twenty-three games in 2003 and 2004. There were boos at Beaver Stadium and increasing calls for the aging Paterno to step down. Award-winning sportswriter Frank Fitzpatrick followed JoePa through the 2004 season as the beloved coach struggled to save himself and his storied program. Fitzpatrick trailed Paterno from fund-raisers to the spring practices to the sidelines, detailing how the coach endured another losing season while building a team that would win the Orange Bowl and compete for the national championship in 2005. Interweaving stories from past seasons into the narrative, Fitzpatrick fleshes out the legend of Paterno.

Ich mag wenn s kracht

Author: Raphael Honigstein
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843716056
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Die erste große Biographie des leidenschaftlichen Erfolgstrainers Menschen motivieren, zu Höchstleistungen bringen, zu Siegern machen — kaum jemand kann das besser als Jürgen Klopp. Was ihn antreibt, ist der maximale Erfolg. Er hat den BVB wieder groß gemacht und lässt den FC Liverpool in neuem Glanz erscheinen. Diese Lust auf den Erfolg, die Gier aufs Gewinnen steckt Klopp im Blut. Der renommierte Sportjournalist und Fußballkenner Raphael Honigstein hat Jürgen Klopp auf all seinen Stationen in Mainz, Dortmund und Liverpool intensiv begleitet — und hat einen exklusiven Zugang zum persönlichen Umfeld des Startrainers. In seiner lebendig erzählten Biographie bringt er uns den leidenschaftlichen Macher Jürgen Klopp so nah wie nie zuvor und beschreibt die Erfolgsprinzipien und -regeln des sympathischen »Normal One«.

Basketball f r Dummies

Author: Richard Phelps
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 9783527701070
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Bewundern Sie auch Shaquille O'Neal oder Dirk Nowitzky? Verfolgen Sie gespannt jedes Spiel Ihrer Stars, haben aber nicht den rechten Durchblick durch all die verschiedenen Fachbegriffe, Techniken und Namen? Keine Angst mehr vor der Blamage - mit diesem Buch sind Sie auf der sicheren Seite! Richard "Digger" Phelps, die Legende unter den amerikanischen Basketballtrainern, lässt Sie nicht im Stich. Sie lernen, wie man den Ball dribbelt, Körbe legt und das orange Gummi so richtig zum Quietschen bringt. Taktik und Strategie des schnellen Spiels werden Ihnen keine Rätsel mehr aufgeben und bald schon werden Sie wissen, wann ein Turnover auch ein Steal ist, und wann nicht!