Dayne Game: Ron Dayne and the Greatest Day in Wisconsin Football History

Overview

The University of Wisconsin football program has enjoyed its share of memorable moments, great players and legendary coaches during its nearly 120-year history. But Badger football had never seen - and hasn't since experienced again - a day like November 13, 1999, when so many elements converged to form the most exhilarating and satisfying day in the program's history. It was the day that running back Ron Dayne ran into the college football record books as the NCAA all-time leading rusher. It was a game that ...
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Overview

The University of Wisconsin football program has enjoyed its share of memorable moments, great players and legendary coaches during its nearly 120-year history. But Badger football had never seen - and hasn't since experienced again - a day like November 13, 1999, when so many elements converged to form the most exhilarating and satisfying day in the program's history. It was the day that running back Ron Dayne ran into the college football record books as the NCAA all-time leading rusher. It was a game that clinched the second of back-to-back Big Ten titles. It was an uncommonly warm, late fall afternoon that Wisconsin football fans refer to simply as "the Ron Dayne game." And it was a day that helped propel Dayne on to the 1999 Heisman Trophy as college football's outstanding player. Justin Doherty, author of two previous books about Badger football and a 15-year veteran of the UW athletic communications office, has captured the essence of that magical day in The Dayne Game: Ron Dayne and the Greatest Day in Wisconsin Football History. The 6 X 9, 224-page hardcover book is being released in September, just in time for the 10th anniversary of that memorable 1999 Badger football season. Doherty conducted hours and hours of interviews with Dayne, members of his family, UW coaches (including head coach Barry Alvarez), teammates of Dayne's, media, Badger fans and employees of UW Athletics, all of whom played a role in making "the Ron Dayne game" the special experience it was.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979872990
  • Publisher: KCI Sports Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Justin Doherty has been Director of Athletic Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2001. He spent the previous seven years as associate sports information director in the UW men's sports information office. Doherty oversees athletic communications duties for Wisconsin's 23 varsity sports. He is the day-to-day publicity contact for the Badger football squad. In his previous role at the UW, Doherty handled media relations for the Badger men's basketball team, including the program's trip to the 2000 NCAA Final Four. He also assisted with publicity for the football team, accompanying the Badgers to five bowl games, among them the 1999 and 2000 Rose Bowls. This is Doherty's third book following Tales From the Wisconsin Badgers (2005) and University of Wisconsin Football Vault (2008).
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