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Tales from the Wisconsin Badgers Hardcover – August 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing; 1ST edition (August 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582614083
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582614083
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,293,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Justin Doherty has been Director of Athletic Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2001. He spent the previous seven years as associate sports information director in the UW men's sports information office. Doherty oversees athletic communications duties for Wisconsin's 23 varsity sports. He is the day-to-day publicity contact for the Badger football squad. In his previous role at the UW, Doherty handled media relations for the Badger men's basketball team, including the program's trip to the 2000 NCAA Final Four. He also assisted with publicity for the football team, accompanying the Badgers to five bowl games, among them the 1999 and 2000 Rose Bowls. He has worked every Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament and was assistant media coordinator for the 2002 NCAA Men's Basketball Midwest Regional in Madison, Wisconsin. Doherty was the sports information director at the University of North Dakota from 1992-94. He was the media relations contact for the Wildcats' 1991 NCAA Division I hockey national champion. Doherty spent eight months as the sports editor of the Marshall (Michigan) Chronicle, following five years as a student assistant in the sports information office at Michigan State. Doherty worked as the media sub-center supervisor (at the Utah Olympic Oval) in press operations at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 4, 2005
Tales From The Wisconsin Badgers by Justin Doherty (Director of Athletic communications, University of Wisconsin) is a compilation of anecdotes, personal recollections, and original research that provides the reader with glimpses of what makes Wisconsin Badgers football both unique and inherently interesting. Doherty surveys the entire history of the Badger football program from its humble beginnings through the glory years of head coach Barry Alvarez. Along the way readers are treated to the bizarre tale of "Kangaroo Kicker" Pat O'Dea, the mysterious discovery of a long-forgotten trophy of one of college football's longest rivalries in a Camp Randall storeroom nearly 50 years after its disappearance, a 23-game winless streak finally broken with a victory over archrival Iowa in 1969, and dozens of other humorous, poignant, and memorable stories about the Wisconsin Badgers. Drawing upon personal interviews with more than two dozen players, coaches, and staff members, Tales From The Wisconsin Badgers is a "must read" sports team history for all Badger fans and an essential acquisition for Wisconsin's community libraries for future generations of Badger football enthusiasts!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bridget Callahan on September 21, 2005
Cleverly written and simply structured, any sport enthusiast is sure to appreciate this book. Doherty includes everything from humorous player anecdotes and several personal interviews to the origins of today's well-known traditions and the history of the team. This book is a must have for all Badger fans!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rudolph Nigl on September 21, 2005
I've been a lifelong Wisconsin football fan and so has everyone in my family. This book is interesting because of the different stories it tells about Badger football. It's a pretty easy read and you can open to any point in the book to find something good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katharine F. Palmer on September 20, 2005
This is a really cool book! It has a ton of very interesting stories about Badger football, especially during Coach Alvarez's years. I definitely recommend it to Badger football fans, and really all fans of college football.
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