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An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports

Daniel J. Brush,
David Horne
and Marc CB Maxwell

Format: Trade paper,192 pages
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1932714-33-3
On Sale: August 2007

12 photos, charts, illustrations

Foreword by Bob Stoops, OU Football Head Coach.

Original illustrations by Val Laolagi

 


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Includes author signed bookplate!

 

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101: US Army Airborne unit (101st) that OU All-American Bob Kalsu was assigned to during the Vietnam conflict. Kalsu was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1968 and 18 University of Oklahoma Football played in the NFL for one year before being called to duty. On July 21, 1970, Kalsu was killed in action, making him the only active professional football player to be killed in Vietnam.

518: Reception yards (518) by junior wide-receiver Josh Norman on 34 catches during the 2000 season. Norman averaged 15.24 yards per catch while crossing the goal line once that season.

706: Buck McPhail’s average yard per carry (7.06) between 1950-52. McPhail rushed for 1,985 yards on 281 carries and found the end zone 12 times. McPhail led the team in rushing in 1951, sandwiched between rushing leader and Heisman Trophy winner Billy Vessels, who led the team in rushing in 1950 and 1952.

936: Number of weeks (936) between national championship number three and four. OU won seven national championships between 1950 and 2000. The 936 weeks between the 1956 and 1974 championships was the longest wait. The shortest was 48 weeks between the 1955 Orange Bowl victory on January 1, 1956 and their season finale on December 1, 1956.

 

Daniel J. Brush

Daniel J. Brush, having earned numerous academic awards (including the prestigious NSEP Fellowship), is currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma. Read More...

David Horne

David Horne, a professional educator and former high school athletic director, is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Oklahoma. Read More...

Marc CB Maxwell

Marc CB Maxwell, originally from Corpus Christi, Texas currently resides in Wiesbaden, Germany. He is a Department of Defense Guidance Counselor who works with deployed personnel and their families on a daily basis. Read More...

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