Minnesota-Wisconsin College Football Rivalry

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There are many great rivalries in Division I college football, but only one can say it has been played the longest: Minnesota and Wisconsin. Since 1890, the Golden Gophers and Badgers have faced each other in the annual game known as the Border Battle. Early teams competed for the coveted "Slab of Bacon" trophy until 1948, when the winning team would take home Paul Bunyan's Axe, a tradition that continues to this day. Images of Sports: Minnesota-Wisconsin College Football Rivalry features magnificent games through the years, plus stories and images of remarkable players and coaches. Included are the historic national championships, Rose Bowls, All-Americans, and even fantasy teams, plus the involvement of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy in this enduring football rivalry.
ISBN: 9781467114981
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Images of Sports
Images: 158
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Dave Anderson is a fan of the first magnitude whose gratitude, humor, and passion for gridiron history comes through on every page. Generously illustrated from the outstanding collections at the University of Minnesota Archives and the University of Wisconsin Archives, this book is sure to please any fan of the game.
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