When Oberlin Was King of the Gridiron
The Heisman Years
courtesy of our partner, Atlas Books
A young law graduate of the University of Pennsylvania assumed the unpaid position as coach of Oberlin College’s football squad in October 1892. This “bespectacled, stoop-shouldered” young-man, as he was described by one player who saw him on his first day of coaching, was John Heisman.
Brandt traces the origins of football at this renowned academic institution and the success of its students on and off the playing field, regaling readers with the stories of the fans, the players, the heroes, the rivals.
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My Greatest Day in Football by Murray Goodman and Leonard Lewin
Kardiac Kids by Jonathan Knight
Sundays in the Pound by Jonathan Knight
Writing Sports series