Gators and Seminoles: A Football Rivalry for the Ages

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The University of Florida and Florida State University are two of the best institutions of higher learning in the third most populous state in our country. They cooperate in many academic ventures and have joint programs, especially in the sciences. They do not, however, cooperate in athletic endeavors and, in fact, compete fiercely in all sports, especially football. Since 1958, when they first started playing football against each other, they have met 60 times, twice in postseason bowl games, one of which was for the national championship. The two teams have each had three Heisman Trophy winners and have won the national championship in Division I a total of 13 times: five for Florida and eight for Florida State. This then is the story of one of this country's fiercest football rivalries, complete with outstanding players and coaches, as well as controversies.
ISBN: 9781467123815
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of Sports
Images: 223
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Kevin M. McCarthy was a professor of English and linguistics at the University of Florida for over 30 years, taught a course on the history of football each fall, and has had 62 books published, 4 of them on football. He is a long-standing Gator fan but prides himself on being neutral in writing about this rivalry.
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