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Football Rivalries

Ever wonder how this bitter rivalry between the University of Michigan and Ohio State University started? Check out these books and DVDs chronicling the history of what is arguably one of the greatest rivalries in college football.

796.332 ROS
War as they knew it : Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, and America in a time of unrest
/ Michael Rosenberg
Rosenberg, a sportswriter for the Detroit Free Press, presents a dual portrait of two old school coaching legends, Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler.
796.332 UNR
Unrivaled : Michigan vs. Ohio State

History of the football rivalry between the Michigan Wolverines and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

796.3326 MAT
The hot seat : a year of outrage, pride, and occasional games of college football / Ben Mathis-Lilley
A fan’s search for the truth about American history, human nature, and whether Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh will keep his job.

796.3326 MEN
Buckeye madness : the glorious, tumultuous, behind-the-scenes story of Ohio State football
/ Joe Menze
Chronicles the story of the Ohio State football team throughout the past thirty-five years, profiling its most definitive coaches and players while recounting key seasons and describing the team’s games against top rivals.

796.3326 GIT
The greatest college football rivalries of all time : the Civil War, the Iron Bowl, and other memorable matchups
/ Martin Gitlin
Whether based on history and tradition, or proximity and local pride, college rivalry games have an intensity unmatched by any other sporting event.

796.3326 WEI
Season of Saturdays : a history of college football in 14 games / Michael Weinreb
Presents a cultural history that highlights the key moments, games, personalities, and scandals of American college football, tracing how it grew from a rugby offshoot to a part of the country’s national identity.

DVD 796.332 MIC
Michigan football memories
Contains archival footage of 1927 stadium dedication, 1940 Tom Harmon highlights, 1948 Rose Bowl, and 1969 Michigan-Ohio State game, and team statistics.

BH: 21Nov22