Chic: The Extraordinary Rise of Ohio State Football and the Tragic Schoolboy Athlete Who Made it Happen

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Bob Hunter's Chic is the untold story of the unassuming schoolboy who laid the groundwork for Ohio stadium, as well as the story of the building of America's greatest athletic institution, the OSU program. It's a near cinematic tale of how it all began, how mighty Michigan was first put in its place by the Buckeye upstarts. It is a story of the game itself creating its first modern identity, and into it all is woven the story of a boy whose prowess matched the vibrant passage of a city and a university reaching ...
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Overview

Bob Hunter's Chic is the untold story of the unassuming schoolboy who laid the groundwork for Ohio stadium, as well as the story of the building of America's greatest athletic institution, the OSU program. It's a near cinematic tale of how it all began, how mighty Michigan was first put in its place by the Buckeye upstarts. It is a story of the game itself creating its first modern identity, and into it all is woven the story of a boy whose prowess matched the vibrant passage of a city and a university reaching for their own potential. Finally, it is a love story. In all its odd and mysterious turnings, neither the city nor the university ever forgot the schoolboy. Almost half a century afterward, Chic Harley returned to Columbus and a third of the city lined the downtown streets in the rain to cheer him. Chic Harley is the ghost in the program, a tragic figure who--through the life of Ohio Stadium--gave as much sustained pleasure to as many people as any athlete of all time.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781933197487
  • Publisher: Orange Frazer Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 1,366,573
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Posted January 3, 2009

    Excellent for any Ohio State fan or anyone living in Columbus

    Not going to give the book away, but if your an Ohio State fan or anyone interested in Columbus history, this book is a must read. Ever wonder how the Ohio State program became what it is today? If so this book is for you.

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  • Posted November 30, 2008

    A fascinating read on an early football star few of us know

    This was an excellent book and one that was difficult to put down. I'm not an Ohio State fan, but this was recommended to me by one of my friends who is, and I was drawn in by good writing and compelling story. There's more than football to this book. Chic Harley began suffering from mental illness while he played with the pro team that became the Chicago Bears, and his life spiraled downward after that. I would recommend it to anyone who loves football, and especially to those who love history. There was a lot of history in there besides football. It was both informative and an easy read.

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