Oklahoma's Bennie Owen: Man for All Seasons

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Before Bob and Barry, even before Bud, there was Bennie, and he might have been the best of them all. He was certainly the most innovative. Best remembered as the mentor of the University of Oklahoma's football team from 1905 through 1926, Bennie Owen also coached baseball and basketball and served as the director of athletics. He retired as intramural director at the age of seventy-five. A visionary and a builder, he exerted the driving force that created the university's Memorial Stadium, one field house, Memorial Union building, men's swimming pool, baseball field and bleachers, concrete tennis courts, nine-hole golf course and intramural playing fields. A true man of all seasons, he laid the foundation for a Sooner tradition of excellence—in football and beyond.
ISBN: 9781626199491
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Oklahoma
Series: Sports
Images: 41
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Gary King was a professor of psychology at Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma, for thirty-five years before his retirement in 2007. He has published articles in several journals and papers, as well as short stories and a non-fiction piece in the United States Golf Association's Golf Journal. His first book, "An Autumn Remembered: Bud Wilkinson's Legendary '56 Sooners," was published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2006. He currently resides in Norman, Oklahoma, with his wife Patricia.
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