The Die-hard Fan's Guide to Buckeye Football

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-08
  • Publisher: Regnery Pub
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Fans of the Ohio State Buckeyes are just as passionate and intense as the team they revere. For more than 100 years, die-hard fans have engaged in a love affair with the Scarlet and Gray. If you're such a fan and have been looking for a book to capture the true spirit of Buckeye football-you can rejoice, it's finally here. The Die-Hard Fan's Guide to Buckeye Football chronicles the enduring greatness of Ohio State's gridiron glory, including extensive profiles of Buckeye Heisman Trophy winners and terrific stories from OSU's National Championship teams. It guides fans from the earliest days of Ohio State pigskin history to the present, and even profiles some of the Buckeyes' biggest fans. Capped off with Top Ten lists of Buckeye greats from each decade, The Die-Hard Fan's Guide to Buckeye Football is an indispensible book for every member of the Buckeye Nation. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Mark Rea is the managing editor of Columbus Sports Publications, a Columbus, Ohio-based firm that publishes sports-related fan newspapers including Buckeye Sports Bulletin. An award-winning sports reporter, he is a member of the voting panel for the Heisman Memorial Trophy and an analyst on the NFL Network's College Football Now program. Rea and his wife, Lisa, reside in Columbus and have a daughter Jessica, who is a graduate student at Ohio State.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. IX
Introductionp. XIII
How Buckeye Football Was Bornp. 1
The Early Yearsp. 23
Little-Known Facts About Ohio State's Football Coachesp. 49
Woody Comes to Columbusp. 65
The House That Harley Builtp. 95
The Best Of The Best: Heismans and National Championshipsp. 127
Top Ten Osu Players By Decadep. 161
The Best Damn Fans in the Landp. 209
Ohio State Vs. Michigan: The Greatest North American Sports Rivalryp. 231
Buckeye Quizp. 287
Acknowledgmentsp. 289
Indexp. 293
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