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Spartan Sports Encyclopedia: A History of the Michigan State Men's Athletic Program, 2nd Edition

by Jack Seibold, Richard Kincaide & Andrea Nelson

The all-time roster of Michigan State University athletics reads like a who’s who. Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Steve Garvey, Bubba Smith, Robin Roberts, Mateen Cleaves . . . the list grows with each new season....


Legends of Oklahoma Sooners Football

by Ray Dozier

Since 1895, the University of Oklahoma football program has amassed some impressive numbers: seven national championships, 47 consecutive wins, 44 conference championships, 28 bowl wins, five Heisman Trophy...


Boxing in Philadelphia: Tales of Struggle and Survival

by Gabe Oppenheim

In this book, author Gabe Oppenheim examines the rise and fall of boxing in Philadelphia, and how it often mirrored the city’s own narrative arc. Throughout, Oppenheim weaves together cultural history, urban...


Tales from the Cincinnati Bearcats Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Bearcat Stories Ever Told

by Michael Perry & Nick Lachey

Tales from the Cincinnati Bearcats Locker Room covers 10 coaching eras, from former National Football League standout John “Socko” Wiethe (1946-52) to Mick Cronin, the Cincinnati native who returned to his...


From the Babe to the Beards: The Boston Red Sox in the World Series

by Bill Nowlin & Jim Prime

With the “Curse” a distant memory, the Boston Red Sox are the first team this century to win three World Series titles. Before 2004, an obnoxious Yankees fan might have smirked: The Red Sox in the World Series...


Derek Jeter #2: Thanks for the Memories

by David Fischer

This book commemorates “The Captain’s” career in pinstripes through words and images. David Fischer traces Derek Jeter’s legendary baseball career, from his early minor-league struggles, through his exhilarating...


Tales from the Baltimore Ravens Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Ravens Stories Ever Told

by Tom Matte & Jeff Seidel

Tales from the Baltimore Ravens Sideline examines the history of the Baltimore football franchise since their move from Cleveland to Baltimore in 1996. The book chronicles how the team built itself into the...


Tales from the San Diego Chargers Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Chargers Stories Ever Told

by Gerri Brooks, Sid Brooks & Dan Fouts

During his 27-year tenure with the San Diego Chargers, equipment manager Sid Brooks kept over 5,000 football players from appearing naked before their cheering fans. The first African American to hold the job...


Wildcat Memories: Inside Stories from Kentucky Basketball Greats

by Doug Brunk & Dan Issel

Since the tenure of Coach Adolph Rupp, the University of Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team has been a virtual powerhouse, repeatedly dominating the Southeastern Conference and garnering eight national...


Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games

by Michael Weinreb

From an award-winning writer, journalist, and college football expert: an entertaining cultural history that highlights the key moments, games, personalities, and scandals of the popular and controversial American...


Voice of the Wildcats: Claude Sullivan and the Rise of Modern Sportscasting

by Joe Cox, Alan Sullivan & Tom Leach

As one of the first voices of the University of Kentucky men's basketball program, Claude Sullivan (1924--1967) became a nationally known sportscasting pioneer. His career followed Kentucky's rise to prominence...


Burning Rubber: The Extraordinary Story of Formula One

by Charles Jennings

In Burning Rubber, Charles Jennings tells the fast and furious tale of motor sport's premier competition, from its earliest roots in the suicidal road races of the Edwardian age to the brave new world of Hamilton,...


An Epic Swindle: 44 Months with a Pair of Cowboys

by Brian Reade

An Epic Swindle is the inside story of how Liverpool FC came within hours of being re-possessed by the banks after the shambolic 44-month reign of American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett. It is the tale...


1:59: The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach--Here's How It Will Go Down

by Philip Maffetone

What will it take to run a marathon in less than two hours?

The world’s fastest times for the marathon have been dropping since the distance of 26.2 miles was made official nearly one hundred years ago. But...


A Social History of Tennis in Britain

by Robert J. Lake

From its advent in the mid-late nineteenth century as a garden-party pastime to its development into a highly commercialised and professionalised high-performance sport, the history of tennis in Britain reflects...


Cricket's Greatest Rivalry: A History of the Ashes in 10 Matches

by Simon Hughes

'Hughes takes us on a breathless tour through cricket history, the great players, personalities, matches and events. He never slackens pace or dwells on the dry details of the scoreboard.' - The Times From...


This Day in Philadelphia Sports

by Kevin Reavy, Brian Startare & Charlie Manuel

This Day in Philadelphia Sports offers a concise 366-day approach to looking back at the history of Philadelphia sports. Every day on the calendar is represented with a fun tidbit of information of what had...


Who Invented the Bicycle Kick?

by Paul Simpson & Uli Hesse

The ultimate collection of soccer's greatest lore and legends, by two of the world's most knowledgeable soccer journalists

Who Invented the Bicycle Kick? is a rollicking run through 100 years of global soccer...


Eight World Cups

by George Vecsey

On the eve of the 2014 World Cup, New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey offers a personal perspective on the beautiful game

Blending witty travelogue with action on the field—and shady dealings in back...


Hello Canada!

by Scott Young

The life of Canadian broadcasting legend Foster Hewitt is recounted in vivid detail in author Scott Young’s moving biography. From his early days as a sports announcer on local radio to his nationwide success...