Maroon & Gold

Maroon & Gold

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In Maroon a Gold: A History of Sun Devil Athletics, veteran sportswriter Bob Eger recounts not only the most celebrated moments but many little-known items from the university's colorful sports history. From turn-of-the-century football legend Charlie Haigler to the electrifying Whizzer White to latterday star Jake Plummer, the rich football lineage is well documented. But this is much more than a football book. Who could forget coach Ned Wulk's great basketball teams of the early 1960s or the five national basketball titles? It's a little-known fact that women were participating in an early form of aerobics on campus as early as 1891 and playing basketball in 1898, though the school didn't begin attracting national attention for women's athletics until golfer JoAnne Gunderson and diver Patsy Willard began to dominate their sports in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Maroon a Gold: A History of Sun Devil Athletics is must reading for any true Sun Devil fan from any generation.moment. With players leaving to join the war effort, the Bulldogs attempted to play a football schedule in 1942 under coach Hillman Walker, who had been Dixie Howella#39;s assistant. ... The Bulldogs were shut out five times in a 2-8 season and fewer than 20 players remained at the end of the campaign. ... of the Santa Ana, California, Air Force Base and a 1 3-0 blanking by the Albuquerque Air Force Base.

Title:Maroon & Gold
Author: Bob Eger
Publisher:Sports Publishing LLC - 2001-09-01

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