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

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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 ...

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Norman 2006 Softcover 320 pages. Softcover. Brand new book. SPORTS. In 1956, a group of young men&emdash; sons of the Great Depression&emdash; 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&emdash; an autumn truly to be remembered, and an experience not to be missed. Barry Switzer, Oklahoma's head football coach from 1973 to 1988, led the program to three national championships. Gary T. King is Professor of Psychology at Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma. "If you can remember sit Read more Show Less

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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780806137865
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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

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