Big Ten: A Century of Excellence

Big Ten: A Century of Excellence

by Dale Ratermann
     
 

The Big Ten: A Century of Excellence is the definitive history of intercollegiate athletics' oldest and most prestigious conference. Designed in an easy-to-read format, the conference-endorsed Big Ten centennial book contains historical reference material about the Big Ten's first 100 seasons. Among the features are sketches of the big events, features on the

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The Big Ten: A Century of Excellence is the definitive history of intercollegiate athletics' oldest and most prestigious conference. Designed in an easy-to-read format, the conference-endorsed Big Ten centennial book contains historical reference material about the Big Ten's first 100 seasons. Among the features are sketches of the big events, features on the team champions, stories about the premier athletes, notes about the influential coaches and administrators, information about the Big Ten's pioneers, and vignettes about the conference's academic achievements. The book's appendix includes a synopsis of each university's coaches and administrators.

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Richard Miller
The Big Ten Conference, also marking an anniversary, its 100th, is celebrated in Dale Ratterman's The Big Ten Conference: A Century of Excellence. Succinct vignettes, set in attractive boxes, feature the league's star athletes, championship teams, top coaches and league pioneers from every Big Ten competitive sport. The "first" and "onlys" are noted in the pioneers' boxes. The greatest figures are properly praised: "Red" Grange, Jesse Ownes, Woody Hayes, Bob Knight, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Bronko Nagurski, Steve Garvey, Tom Harmon, Bo Schembechler, John Wooden, Patty Berg and Micki King. Hundreds of great moments and memories in a handsome format.
Sports Collectors Digest

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571670373
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
08/15/1996
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
9.27(w) x 12.35(h) x 1.30(d)

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Dale is the former marketing chief of the Indiana Pacers. He was an NBA executive for more than 20 years and is the author of more than three dozen sports books and the author/coauthor of a dozen or more crossword puzzle books and The Unofficial Colts Trivia Book.

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