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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!


Reading Book Guide

University of Oklahoma Football: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports, by Daniel J. Brush, David Horne, and Marc CB Maxwell

University of Oklahoma Football is the first title in the new Sports by the Numbers™ series. We hope these thought-provoking questions lead to some lively book discussions.

  1. The University of Oklahoma Football program has commanded more respect than any other college program in the country. Why is that? Is it the seven National Championships, the four Heisman Trophy winners, or the list of legendary coaches that sets OU apart from the others?
  2. Of the Sports by the Numbers statistics listed, which did you find most interesting?
  3. Do any of the numbers bring back fond memories of OU Football? Did you actually witness any of these events?
  4. Is there any special significance that can be attached to the fact that the authors are University of Oklahoma students? How do you think they knew what stories Sooner fans would want to relive?
  5. Did having Coach Bob Stoops write the foreword add anything significant to the book?
  6. Which quarterback is better: Heisman Trophy winner Jason White or National Champion Josh Heupel? Why?
  7. Which of the Selmon brothers would you choose to play on your team if you could only pick one of them to lead your fantasy league defensive unit?
  8. Do you think the SBTN University of Oklahoma book taught you more about the history of the team? Would you recommend it to another Sooner? Why or why not?
  9. Who is a better coach: Bud, Barry, or Bob? Give five reasons why you chose your selection.
  10. re there any noteworthy players or important games or plays that the SBTN team left out of the book?
  11. Do you agree with the SBTN team's selection of Hall of Fame and All-Star numbers listed throughout the book? What changes would you make to the list?
  12. Did you find the layout of the book easy to follow and understand? Did it enhance the quality of a sports statistics book?
  13. Do you think Troy Aikman would have led the Sooners to a National Championship if he would have stayed at OU? Why or why not?
  14. Did you enjoy Val Laolagi's original drawing? Did it capture the spirit of Sooner Magic?
  15. How can we propose this book to others in our community? How can we get the Athletic department or the alumni association to sponsor this book?

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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