Clemson Crowned

Author: The Greenville News
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 9781633198302
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Clemson Crowned is inside story of the Clemson's magical 2016 football season and first national championship since 1981, featuring stunning action photography, stories, and analysis from The Greenville News and the Independent Mail. There was no holding back the Tigers in 2016. Clemson's triumph over favored Alabama in Tampa capped a 15-1 season. Behind quarterback Deshaun Watson and a stout defense, Coach Dabo Swinney's team emerged as one of the nation's top teams with statement wins over Auburn and Louisville before topping Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game to earn a spot in the College Football playoff, where they dominated Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl to set up the Championship Game rematch with Alabama. From the numerous close games in September and October to domination in the desert and the ecstacy of the championship celebration in Tampa, Clemson Crowned is the perfect souvenir for any Tigers fan. This commemorative edition also includes profiles of Watson, Swinney, linebacker Ben Boulware, and more!

College Football Playoff Champions 2017

Author: The Greenville News
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
ISBN: 162937296X
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Clemson Crowned is inside story of the Clemson's magical 2016 football season and first national championship since 1981, featuring stunning action photography, stories, and analysis from The Greenville News and the Independent Mail. There was no holding back the Tigers in 2016. Clemson's triumph over favored Alabama in Tampa capped a 14-1 season. Behind quarterback Deshaun Watson and a stout defense, Coach Dabo Swinney's team emerged as one of the nation's top teams with statement wins over Auburn and Louisville before topping Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game to earn a spot in the College Football playoff, where they dominated Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl to set up the Championship Game rematch with Alabama. From the numerous close games in September and October to domination in the desert and the ecstacy of the championship celebration in Tampa, Clemson Crowned is the perfect souvenir for any Tigers fan. This commemorative edition also includes profiles of Watson, Swinney, linebacker Ben Boulware, and more!

Clemson

Author: Sam Blackman
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1582613699
Release Date: 2001-07-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book chronicles over 100 years of Tiger athletics, listing yearly accounts of statistics, records, bowl and tournament appearances, and historical moments. Read about the legends that put the Clemson Tigers on the map. Other vignettes include career sports records; players in the NBA, the major leagues, and the NFL; and Tiger Olympic medalists.

If These Walls Could Talk Clemson Tigers

Author: Sam Blackman
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 9781633196896
Release Date: 2016-08-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Chronicling the Clemson Tigers from the national championship in 1981 to the college football playoff in 2015, the authors provide insight into the Tigers' inner sanctum as only members of the Clemson athletic department can. Whether you're a fan from the Danny Ford era or a new supporter of Dabo Swinney, this book is the perfect read for anyone who bleeds orange and regalia.

Clemson Tough

Author: Larry Williams
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781439656600
Release Date: 2016-02-15
Genre: History

The 2015-16 season marked a significant moment in Clemson football history. Not only did the team play in its first national championship in thirty-four years, but the nation also finally took note of the burgeoning renaissance. When Dabo Swinney told a national television audience about his team's willingness to "bring your own guts" after an emotional win over Notre Dame, it was a spontaneous line to a television reporter in the delirious, rain-soaked aftermath of a landmark victory. But Swinney's comment also underscored the identity and drive that would fuel a truly special season. Larry Williams relays the intimate details of Swinney's life, his impact on Tiger Town and his mission to create an elite program on and off the field.

Daily Devotions for Die Hard Fans

Author: Ed McMinn
Publisher:
ISBN: 0988259524
Release Date: 2013-02-05
Genre:

Daily Devotions for Die-Hard Fans: Clemson Tigers combines the great passion of the Tiger fan with the great passion of the fan of Christ into one set of devotions, one book that is fun while providing a time of reflection about God and your faith. * The greatest women's basketball player in Clemson history came to school on a volleyball scholarship. * Frank Howard had only one contract his entire career ? and he lost that one. * School administrators once had the entire Clemson football team arrested. * Clemson's decision to go to the 1952 Gator Bowl eventually reshaped the landscape of college football. * Clemson track star Shawn Crawford once raced a giraffe. These stories and more are recounted here. Also appearing are Danny Ford, William Perry, C.J. Spiller, Dabo Swinney, Kris Benson, and many others. Their stories ? along with legendary games, improbable victories, and historical events ? are told with a twist: They are all tied to God's story.

Classic Clashes of the Carolina Clemson Football Rivalry

Author: Travis Haney
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781614233152
Release Date: 2011-11-16
Genre: History

Former Clemson coach Charley Pell once said that the outcome of the Carolina-Clemson rivalry "decides who walks down the street as state champion and who hides in a closet for a year." That's the way it goes in the Palmetto State when these two football teams get together. Playing for the first time in 1896 on a soggy day at the state fair in Columbia, the Gamecocks and the Tigers began a tradition that has lasted over a century. Join award-winning sportswriters Travis Haney and Larry Williams as they recount the greatest moments of the longest uninterrupted series in the South, with firsthand accounts from coaches, players and spectators.

The Danny Ford Years at Clemson

Author: Larry Williams
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781614236078
Release Date: 2012-07-10
Genre: History

The last time Danny Ford spit tobacco juice on a Clemson sideline was Dec. 30, 1989. Yet Ford has become more beloved as time has distanced the Tigers from the glory he orchestrated in eleven years as the team's football coach. It began in December of 1978 when a young, obscure offensive line coach took over a heartbroken fan base. It ended in January of 1990 under a cloud of controversy and mystery that has not yet been completely resolved. In between, Ford led Clemson on a wild and unforgettable ride. Award-winning sportswriter Larry Williams presents, for the first time in book form, the definitive story of Ford's complicated, compelling Clemson tenure.

Classic Clashes of the Carolina Clemson Football Rivalry

Author: Travis Haney
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 1609494229
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

Former Clemson coach Charley Pell once said that the outcome of the Carolina-Clemson rivalry decides who walks down the street as state champion and who hides in a closet for a year." That's the way it goes in the Palmetto State when these two football teams get together. Playing for the first time in 1896 on a soggy day at the state fair in Columbia, the Gamecocks and the Tigers began a tradition that has lasted over a century. Join award-winning sportswriters Travis Haney and Larry Williams as they recount the greatest moments of the longest uninterrupted series in the South, with firsthand accounts from coaches, players and spectators."

17 Drives

Author: Mark Schofield
Publisher:
ISBN: 1523408286
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Genre:

Every football game is a Shakespearean drama played out over the course of 60 minutes, with peaks and valleys, good plays and bad plays, in front of thousands - if not millions - of eyes. But in each game there are turning points: moments when the balance of power shifts from one team to the other. They can occur early in a game, in the third quarter, or in the final seconds These moments are often part of a single drive, coming as an offense puts together a string of plays that change the course of a game. These are moments when 11 players, bonded together, see the fruits of their hard work in the spring and summer pay off. The 2015 college football season contained many highs and lows - big upsets, stunning performances, and thrilling games that came down to the final seconds. In this book we examine 17 of these game-changing drives, an unconventional week-by-week recap of the season. These drives reveal not only how their particular contest turned out, but when viewed collectively, tell the story of a season and provide a glimpse into how the game is being played across the college football landscape. The season-long story gives us a window into the schemes, plays and designs that teams are using on the field, and what teams call upon when the biggest play is needed. Each one of the 17 moments contained herein are, in their own way, championship drives. Some, like the Week 4 game-winning drive by the Memphis Tigers against the Cincinnati Bearcats, showed off a potential NFL star like Tigers QB Paxton Lynch, who marched his team down the field in 2 minutes. Others, like Stanford's short but clutch drive against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, dashed one team's College Football Playoff hopes. And one - a classic 9-minute, 22-play, 82-yard drive, led by Michigan State's Connor Cook against undefeated Iowa in the Big 10 Championship Game - helps define the term championship drive. Finally, the CFB playoffs, and Alabama's execution resulting in the crowning of a National Champion.

Endzone

Author: John U. Bacon
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466891548
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The paperback version of Endzone includes an all-new, 57-page Afterword covering Michigan's triumphant 2015 season, and never-dull 2016 off-season. Informed by exclusive, in-depth interviews with Jake Rudock, Blake O'Neill, Jake Butt, Jim and Sarah Harbaugh and his parents, the Afterword addresses the players' initial shock at Harbaugh's long practices, their renewed confidence, and the story behind the stunning finish to the Michigan State game, the Wolverines' comebacks against Minnesota and Indiana, and their Citrus Bowl victory over Florida. It also goes a long way to answering the question on everyone's mind: How long will Harbaugh stay in Ann Arbor? Endzone tells the story of how college football's most successful, richest and respected program almost lost all three in less than a decade - and entirely of its own doing. It is a story of hubris, greed, and betrayal - a tale more suited to Wall Street than the world's top public university. Author John U. Bacon takes you inside the offices, the board rooms and the locker rooms of the University of Michigan to see what happened, and why - with countless eye-opening, head-shaking scenes of conflict and conquest. But Endzone is also an inspiring story of redemption and revival. When those who loved Michigan football the most recognized it was being attacked from within, they rallied to reclaim the values that made it great for over a century -- values that went deeper than dollars. The list of heroes includes players, students, lettermen, fans and faculty - and the leaders who had the courage to listen to them. Their unprecedented uprising produced a new athletic director, and a new coach - the hottest in the land - who vindicated the fans' faith when he turned down more money and fame to return to the place he loved most: Michigan. If you love a good story, you'll want to dive into Endzone: The Rise, Fall and Return of Michigan Football.

About Them Dawgs

Author: Patrick Garbin
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810860406
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

On January 30, 1892, the University of Georgia played its first football game, beating Mercer College, 50-0. Since this auspicious beginning, Georgia football has captivated the hearts and minds of fans for more than a century. Beginning with the 1896 season, Patrick Garbin recounts the most memorable seasons in the University of Georgia's football history. Spanning 115 years of Bulldog football, About Them Dawgs! provides a game-by-game recap of more than 20 of the school's notable seasons. Each of these seasons is covered with game highlights, facts, statistics, and photographs relating to the Bulldogs. Following each season's recap is a section highlighting the career of an outstanding Georgia player or coach who contributed to the team's success. Some of the most important players and coaches in all of college football are profiled here, including Fran Tarkenton, George Woodruff, Vernon "Catfish" Smith, Jake Scott, Vince Dooley, Champ Bailey, Erk Russell, Terry Hoage, Garrison Hearst, David Pollack, and Heisman-trophy winner Herschel Walker. Packed with fascinating details, a comprehensive records and statistics section, and extensive information on players, legends, and lore, About Them Dawgs! recreates the most exciting moments in Bulldog history.