- Hardcover: 487 pages
- Publisher: World Pub. Co; 1st edition (1966)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0007DZS3Y
- Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.9 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,002,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Three yards and a cloud of dust: The Ohio State football story Hardcover – 1966
"The Silent Patient" by Alex Michaelides
"Smart, sophisticated storytelling freighted with real suspense―a very fine novel by any standard." ―Lee Child Pre-order today
Three Yards and a Cloud of Dust is the dynamic account of this extraordinary football phenomenon. It is the story of a University that was founded in 1873 with a student enrollment of twenty-four, and of a football team that in its first season, 1890, won one and lost three, but that was to start a football dynasty that would eventually boast: the best winning percentage in the Bi(I Ten Conference, three Rose Bowl games winners, three National Championship teams, and twelve conference titles. Here, too, are the men who distinguished themselves for Ohio State - players like "Chic" Harley, Vic Janowicz, and Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, and coaches such as Francis Schmidt, Paul Brown, and Wayne "Woody" Hayes - all of them a vital part of this tremendous football history.
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the world of bi~~-time college football, with an account of the fabulous Ohio State Marching Band and an in-depth examination of the hottest football rivalry in the country - the spectacular clashes between the Buckeyes and the University of Michigan's Wolverines. Illustrated with 16 pages of photographs, records and facts, Three Yards and a Cloud of Dust is a memorable tribute to Ohio State and its fighting football squad. For nine months of the year there is little to distinguish Columbus, Ohio, from dozens of other large cities in America. But from the time the Ohio State football team begins practice until the final game is played, Columbus is transformed into the football capital of America. On the five to seven Saturdays during the season when the Ohio State Buckeyes play, more than eighty thousand exuberant fans fill Ohio Stadium, and ordinary life in Columbus conies to a virtual standstill.