Every Saturday in Autumn

College Football's Greatest Traditions

Author: Ron Smith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The perfect gift for rabid college alumni All of the great traditions of college football are collected in the latest commemorative title from "The Sporting News. "Every Saturday in Autumn takes you on-campus to experience the pomp and pageantry of all that is uniquely college football in America. "The Sporting News delivers the top 25 traditions in the country. From Touchdown Jesus at Notre Dame, to the 12th Man at Texas A&M, to great rivalries such as USC-UCLA, Florida-Georgia, and Army-Navy, "Every Saturday in Autumn is all about the places where the game is so special.
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The True Stories behind the University of Tennessee’s Beloved Mascot

Author: Thomas J. Mattingly,Earl C. Hudson

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572339756

Category: Social Science

Page: 151

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The band blares “Rocky Top” and the crowd roars as the University of Tennessee football team storms out of the tunnel and onto the field through the giant “T,” their beloved mascot Smokey leading the way. The iconic Bluetick Coonhound has been part of the pageantry and tradition at the University of Tennessee since 1953, delighting fans both young and old. For this entertaining and enlightening book, UT sports historian Thomas J. Mattingly has teamed up with longtime Smokey owner Earl C. Hudson to tell the stories of the nine hounds that have been top dog on campus for more than half a century. It was the Rev. Bill Brooks, Hudson’s brother-in-law, whose prize-winning dog “Brooks’ Blue Smokey,” became the first mascot by winning a student body-led contest at a home football game in 1953. The Coonhound breed was selected because it was native to the state, and several (no one remembers exactly how many) were brought onto the field at halftime to compete. But Smokey stole the show when he threw back his head and howled. The crowd cheered, and Smokey howled again. The raucous applause and barking built to a frenzy. The enthusiastic hound won the hearts of the Volunteer faithful that day, and he and the dogs that followed have remained among the University of Tennessee’s most popular symbols ever since. The authors have interviewed Smokey’s former handlers, university archivists, sports journalists, and local historians as well as legions of longtime fans. Their recollections provide not only the background of the mascot but a history of UT athletics as well. Vol fans will enjoy reading about Smokey’s adventures throughout the years, from his kidnapping in 1955 by mischievous Kentucky students to his confrontation with the Baylor Bear at the 1957 Sugar Bowl to the time he suffered heat exhaustion at the 1991 UCLA game and was listed on the Vols’ injury report until his return later in the season. Filled with photographs and memorabilia, including vintage game programs, football schedules, letters, cartoons, and more, this book brings to life the magic of UT football and the endearing canines that have become such an indispensable part of the experience. THOMAS J. MATTINGLY is the author of Tennessee Football: The Peyton Manning Years, The University of Tennessee Football Vault: The Story of the Tennessee Volunteers, 1891-2006, The University of Tennessee All-Access Football Vault and The University of Tennessee Trivia Book. He writes about Vol history on his Knoxville News Sentinel blog, “The Vol Historian.” EARL C. HUDSON’s family have cared for the Smokeys since 1994.
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The Lion in Autumn

A Season with Joe Paterno and Penn State Football

Author: Frank Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101216712

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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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.
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An Autumn Remembered

Bud Wilkinson's Legendary '56 Sooners

Author: Gary T. King

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806137865

Category: History

Page: 282

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In 1956, a group of young men—sons of the Great Depression—were now student athletes in every sense of the phrase. Their young coach was on the verge of an unprecedented winning streak, and Bud Wilkinson’s ’56 Sooners formed the touchstone of the University of Oklahoma’s football dynasty. This team was the heart and soul of OU’s record 47-straight victories. An Autumn Remembered traces the details of the remarkable ’56 season and follows the team into the present through revealing interviews with the principal players. In this stirring account, Gary T. King brings to life a journey filled with memories, triumph, and glory—an autumn truly to be remembered, and an experience not to be missed.
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Tales from the Tailgate:

from the Fan who's seen them all

Author: Stephen J. Koreivo

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1463416873

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

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In January 2013, Tales from the Tailgate received an Honorable Mention from the New England Book Festival at the Omni Parker Hotel. Today, one hundred-twenty NCAA schools compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Over the past 30 years, one fan made the effort to attend a game played by every team at least once. He did it, and he has two kids and has been married to the same woman for 22 years! Here is his fun story every college football fan will enjoy reading!
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Whispers in Autumn

The Last Year, #1

Author: Trisha Leigh

Publisher: Trisha Leigh

ISBN: 1475235941

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

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In 2015, a race of alien Others conquered Earth. They enslaved humanity not by force, but through an aggressive mind control that turned people into contented, unquestioning robots. Except sixteen-year-old Althea isn’t content at all, and she doesn’t need the mysterious note inside her locket to tell her she’s Something Else. It also warns her to trust no one, so she hides the pieces that make her different, even though it means being alone. The autumn she meets Lucas, everything changes. Althea and Lucas are immune to the alien mind control, and together they search for the reason why. What they uncover is a stunning truth the Others never anticipated, one with the potential to free the brainwashed human race. It’s not who they are that makes them special, but what. And what they are is a threat. One the Others are determined to eliminate for good.
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Every Saturday

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



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Author: Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gardening

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Includes list of members.
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All Fall Down

Author: Jenny Oldfield

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144728478X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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'Suddenly into the silence of Duke Street came an ear-splitting wail. It rose from a deep groan, gaining volume, whining overhead, penetrating the courts and alleys at the heart of London's East End.' They were at war with Germany . . . Yet as the horror of the Blitz tests the indomitable East End spirit to its limit, life goes on much as before, Annie, Hettie and George keep the Duke of Wellington open amidst almost daily bombings, a haven of normality for all their friends. Tommy O'Hagan struggles to hide a secret and forbidden love - until disaster looms; Sadie and Walter Davidson try to adjust as they send their young sons off on the evacuees' train from Waterloo; and Sadie's daughter Maggie, spirited, beautiful and sixteen, falls in love for the first time, setting off a chain of events even she could never have dreamt of. The third book in Jenny Oldfield's compelling series brings the hardship and warmth of life in the East End during the Blitz achingly to life.
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Rites of Autumn

The Story of College Football

Author: Richard Whittingham

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743222199

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 297

View: 8060

Offers a portrait of college football, retracing its history on campuses across the country.
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The Immortal Coil

Author: J. Armand

Publisher: J. Armand

ISBN: 0996119108

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Nothing to Fall Back On

The Life and Times of a Perpetual Optimist

Author: Betsy Carter

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497681901

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6399

Betsy Carter seemed to have it all: a gorgeous husband with Paul Newman eyes, a thriving career as a journalist at Newsweek and Esquire, and invites to the hottest parties in the best city in the world. Carter was the ultimate “New York woman,” and so it was no wonder that she founded a magazine by that name. But in her early thirties, her luck turned toxic: a fire, illness, divorce, a devastating cab accident, unspeakably bad boyfriends. Carter’s life became so grim that her therapist suggested she have an exorcism; a tarot card reader burst into tears as she laid Carter’s life out on the table. This moving story, set against the gossipy and often hilarious world of magazine publishing in the go-go eighties, reveals what it was like for one woman to be stripped bare, wander the wreckage, and come back with her head and renovations intact.
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The Deer at the River

A Novel

Author: Joseph Caldwell

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480443980

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A young carpenter finds himself in turmoil as his wife rapidly descends into mental illness The Deer at the River follows an especially intense period in the life of Noah Dubbins, a young carpenter and father of three living in rural New Hampshire. Noah’s life changes drastically when he returns from work one day to find his wife, Ruth, behaving erratically and reenacting the birth of their youngest son. Ruth is committed to a psychiatric hospital and Noah is left to look after their children on his own. In his loneliness, he wrestles with his lust for an old flame and a burgeoning confusion about his sexuality. With financial problems, a family to raise, and increasing grief over his wife’s condition, how will Noah cope? The Deer at the River is a wrenching parable of everyday spiritual turmoil.
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Author: Fitzgerald Hill

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1613462158

Category: Social Science

Page: 341

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Every Saturday in the autumn, millions of Americans watch college football. They visit leafy campuses, tailgate with friends, and then sit down to enjoy one of the country's oldest and most beloved sporting traditions. They also witness one of the country's most visible tableaus of racial inequity. Some 120 colleges and universities field teams in the NCAA's top tier of the sport, known as the Football Bowl Subdivision. But only a small fraction of those teams are coached by African-Americans or other minorities. Yet there seems to be little focus on this issue in today's society, even from the African-American community itself. Why is it that the National Football League has advanced so much farther in giving opportunities to minority coaches? Dr. Fitzgerald Hill, along with award-winning sportswriter, Mark Purdy, attack the racial dynamics of the important Crackback! syndrome, in which minority coaches are led to believe they actually do have a fair chance at every job opening—only to be blindsided at the last minute by hidden forces that undermine their dreams. There is hope for the future, but first we have to be willing to look closely at a sensitive topic. That is why Crackback! is necessary for everyone, especially college football fans—of any color or team.
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Taste This, Taste That

The Life of Jim Heaney, Dilettante

Author: Jim Heaney

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595369030

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Jim Heaney was born an Irish-Catholic alcoholic. He remains one today. However, he has been sober for the past 21 years. No one has yet found a cure for the Irish-Catholicism.This story begins in a tiny house in Jacksonville, Florida, and ends in a slightly larger one in Columbia, South Carolina. Residences in central Florida, Indiana, Liberia, Georgia, Pennsylvania, England, Zaire (now Congo), and Kansas follow in that order.Much of Dr. Heaney's life involved battles. His most difficult ones were within himself. He struggled with low self-esteem, academics, addiction, religion, and infidelity. Several of these skirmishes are ongoing.In his youth, he learned to his distain that "dilettante" referred to someone who dabbled in the arts and academics. Someone who knew a little about a lot. During his twilight years, Jim came to realize that he was that dilettante for whom he'd had low regard. Yet age had allowed him to accept that dabbler and, hence, himself. The older he became, the more he realized the less he knew.
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The Hand-book of Toronto

Containing Its Climate, Geology, Natural History, Education Institutions, Courts of Law, Municipal Arrangements, &c., &c

Author: George P. Ure,Member of the press

Publisher: N.A


Category: Toronto (Ont.)

Page: 272

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Reports from Commissioners

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A



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An Event in Autumn

Author: Henning Mankell

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 9780804170642

Category: Fiction

Page: 169

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When Inspector Kurt Wallander discovers a shallow grave in the garden of his new house, he investigates the truth about the residence and its previous owner.
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Autumn Leaves

Author: Anita Attwood

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412013763

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

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Princess Autumn is ripped out of her sheltered life and confronted with tragic events, beginning with the untimely death of her parents. She endures betrayal and cruelties from a very close friend. It seems almost impossible to prove who is behind the many dastardly deeds that befall her. Autumn changes from a trusting, shy young girl into a strong willed, compassionate young woman. Her deep love for a childhood companion has to endure many ups and downs. Her uncle is her strength throughout, helping her to deal with the death of her parents and many other tragedies. He also battles his own misery since his wife left him for another man. Eventually he falls in love with a young lady, but their romance is cut short when his wife returns. Happy endings come to some, and could be in store for others, if the wheels of time could be stopped.
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