College Football Book Reviews

Review: Husker Film - Through These Gates

A review of the Husker movie - Through These Gates.

Review: No Place Like Nebraska

No Place Like Nebraska: Anatomy Of An Era consists of two volumes of over 1,500 pages of interviews with 100 players, coaches, media personalities and athletic department employees from the Tom Osborne teams that went 60-3 over five seasons.

What's The Best Husker Football Book You Can Buy?

Kenneth Jarecke's Husker Gameday 2010 - Farewell Big 12 is beyond phenomenal.

Review: The Big Scrum - How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

The early days of football were marked by brutality as several young men died playing the sport. A group rose up to abolish the game. This book tells the story of how Teddy Roosevelt saved the game of football.

Book Review: Death to the BCS

"Death to the BCS" provides college football fans with a through expose of the bowl system, but struggles to fully explain why the big conference commissioners still push the BCS system, except because they can. Or maybe it's because while they don't get the additional revenue of a playoff, they keep much more of that smaller pie.

Book Review - Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played And Games Are Won

Scorecasting is an excellent book that challenges most of what you've always held to be true in sports.

Review: 1959 Nebraska Oklahoma Game DVD - The Greatest Upset In Nebraska History

A review of a DVD available of the 1959 Nebraska - Oklahoma game - a great stocking stuff just in time for Christmas (and the last Big 12 Championship game)!

Review: More Than Winning - The Story of Tom Osborne

Tom Osborne's book "More Than Winning" was re-released by University of Nebraska press. It provides an excellent window into Osborne's life and Nebraska football from the period of 1979-1983.

Review: Draft Season - Four Months on the Clock (What It's Like Preparing for the NFL Draft)

Book Review: Draft Season - Four Months on the Clock - Author Bobby Deren gives us a look into four players' preparation for the 2009 NFL draft. Florida Atlantic linebacker Frantz Joseph, Michigan cornerback Morgan Trent, South Carolina wide receiver Kenny McKinley and Nebraska offensive tackle Lydon Murtha reveal what they went through in their attempt to get drafted. Great read.

Review: The Pro Football Historical Abstract (And A Look At Football Statistics)

Book Review: Sean Lahman's Pro Football Abstract, and how his statistical formulas might be used to analyze college football players across generations.


Review: When March Went Mad: the Game That Transformed Basketball

Seth Davis' "When March Went Mad" is a human story about an amazing season and the evolution of how America watches sports and big events.

Review: The Maisel Report - College Football's Most Overrated & Underrated

Review of Ivan Maisel's book "The Maisel Report - College Football's Most Overrated & Underrated"

Review: "Then Osborne Said to Rozier..."

Steve Richardson's "Then Osborne Said to Rozier..." is a composition of stories of Nebraska football from the arrival of Bob Devaney to the return of Bo Pelini.

Review: Nebraska Football Vault by Mike Babcock

Review of "The Nebraska Football Vault" - a unique book about Nebraska Cornhusker football history, complete with reproductions of paraphernalia.

Review: The Galloping Ghost - Red Grange: An American Football Legend

Review of "The Galloping Ghost" an autobiography of Red Grange. Grange was one of the main sports celebrities of his time along with Babe Ruth, Bobby Jones, and Jack Dempsey. Grange helped establish professional football as a legitimate sport.

Review: The College Football Book By Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated has just released "The College Football Book", a coffee table book measuring 12" by 10.5" that contains tons of great photography, interspersed with facts about college football...

Interview With Jason Peter - Hero of the Underground

Interview with Jason Peter regarding his life and his book "Hero Of the Underground".

Review: Hero of the Underground By Jason Peter

Review of Jason Peter's book - "Hero of the Underground"

For Nebraska Expatriates - Huskerville: A Story of Nebraska Football, Fans, and the Power of Place

The North Platte Telegraph recently did an article about 'A Sea of Red' which included the following quote: "I liked Nebraska football a lot while I was at the University of Nebraska," he said....

Review: Game Time - Inside College Football

It's been a few months since I've posted any book reviews and I apologize for that. I have quite a few stacked up, and it's about time I get back to it. I haven't taken the approach that I need to...

Review: 'The Thin Thirty' - Charlie Bradshaw's 1962 Kentucky Wildcats

I would not have heard of this book if  the publisher - Set Shot Press - hadn't purchased an advertisement through Blogads on Corn Nation. The Thin Thirty tells the story of the 1962 Kentucky...

Review: Bo's Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership

'Bo's Lasting Lessons' isn't an autobiography, nor it is about how to be a great football coach. Instead it reveals legendary Michigan coach Bo Schembechler's personal philosophies on how to be a...

Review: 'Paper Tiger' By Ted A. Kluck

Lyons Press sent me a pre-release of Ted Kluck's Paper Tiger before the start of the 2007 season. I started it, and it remained at the bottom of my book pile for a while. It's nothing new for me,...

Review: The Nebraska Way by Jonathan Crowl

The first coverage of Jonathan Crowl's "The Nebraska Way" came out in the Daily Nebraskan last October. The article quotes Doak Ostergard instead of author Jonathan Crowl about the purpose behind...

Bruce Feldman's 'Meat Market' - The Aftermath

Review of Bruce Feldman's book "Meat Market" about college football recruiting.

An Update from David Kolowski - "Diary of A Husker" Author

We reviewed the book "Diary of a Husker" by David Kolowski last March. Since that time, author David Kolowski has been hard at work, not just promoting the book, but working to make it better....

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