A football fan knows every season has a story, written in yards, played in points, and told in grit. Our football books celebrate storied teams from the earliest days of football to today. Discover the hidden histories of beloved NFL teams like the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers. Or uncover football’s college origins, Princeton vs. Rutgers in 1869. Or relive epic college rivalries like Carolina vs. Clemson or the 80-year history of USC vs. Notre Dame. As Knute Rockne might have said, “Win one for the giver”, by giving ‘em the gift of great gridiron stories.
Golden Hurricane Football at The University of Tulsa
Since 1895, The University of Tulsa has consistently produced high quality football teams and players despite being one of Division 1-A's smallest institutions. From the perennial bowl teams of the 1940s to the revolutionary passing game of the 1960s, TU has made its mark throughout the history of college football. That tradition has spawned pro-caliber talent including Jerry Rhome, Howard Twilley, Drew Pearson, Tim Gordon, Dennis Byrd, Gus Frerotte and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees Jim Finks, Bob St. Clair and Steve Largent. Legendary coaches such as Francis Schmidt, Henry Frnka, Glenn Dobbs and John Cooper have led the Golden Hurricane to 521 victories and 59 winning seasons. This book takes a look at these impressive historical accomplishments and offers a glimpse of TU's future through the eyes of Coach Steve Kragthorpe and the 2003 team.