An Autumn Remembered: Bud Wilkinson's Legendary's 56 Sooners

An Autumn Remembered: Bud Wilkinson's Legendary's 56 Sooners

by Gary T. King
     
 

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

Overview

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.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806137865
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,139,675
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Gary T. King is Professor of Psychology at Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

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