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Beyond the Norm: A Salute to Missouri's Norm Stewart
by  Columbia Daily Tribune Details
When Norm Stewart retired as the head men's basketball coach at the University of Missouri, the state, the conference and the sport lost one of their most enduring figures. Beyond the Norm chronicles the playing and coaching careers of Norm Stewart, coach of the Missouri Tigers for 32 years. The book includes features on Stewart's top 10 games as a coach, Coaches Against Cancer, and Stewart's life off the court, as well as the record and statistics Stewart has established during his coaching career.
Hear the Roar!: The Resurgence of Mizzou Football
by Dan Wernig Details
This large-format book combines stirring recaps of games with exciting gridiron photos to offer a breathtaking look back at the 2007 and 2008 Missouri seasons. Hear the Roar! preserves those memories, recapturing the crucial plays that led to two Big 12 North titles and victories in the Cotton and Alamo bowls. Tracing both seasons game by game, Darin Wernig brings back the decisive action and the Tigers who played pivotal roles, and he includes memorable quotes from both players and coaches to make each contest as vivid as if it had just been played yesterday. He also provides a retrospective of Missouri football history that takes readers from the 1890s up to the start of the 2007 season--and to the brink of greatness.
Simply Devine: Memoirs of a Hall of Fame Coach
by Dan Devine Details
Dan Devine: Memoirs of a Hall of Fame Coach is the autobiography of the former University of Missouri and Notre Dame head football coach. As head coach at Arizona State, Devine accumulated a 27-3-1 record. From 1958 to 1970, he guided Missouri to a 93-37-7 mark. Devine also served as head coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers. Inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1985, Devine led his 1977 Notre Dame squad to the national championship with an 11-1 record. College football fans everywhere will be interested in reading this insightful story.
Stadium Stories: Missouri Tigers
by Brian C. Peterson Details
Following Missouri football is not for the faint of heart or for anyone who doesn't enjoy a good old authentic, rough-and-tumble, hard-working style of play. Among its faithful, love of the Tigers runs as deep as the Missouri River. This book travels from the Black and Gold's rugged roots--and its distaste of anything Kansas--to the amazing theatrics of dynamic quarterback Brad Smith. Along the journey there are stops at the creation of the national tradition of Homecoming, the doorsteps of legendary head coaches Don Faurot and Dan Devine, and the Orange, Sugar, and other prominent bowl victories. Relive the Tigers' incredible rise to national prominence during the tumultuous sixties, the exploits of the school's greatest players, and the traditions and pageantry that are distinctly Mizzou.
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Stadium Stories
Tales from the Missouri Tigers
by Alan Goforth Details
College sports fans around the nation know it as the University of Missouri, the home of the Tigers. But for the legions of fans from St. Louis to Columbia, it's simply Mizzou, and there is no better place to be on a crisp fall afternoon than Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Don Faurot himself, as a graduate student, helped lay the football sod in 1926, and the playing surface was named after the legendary coach in 1972. It's where Norris Stevenson broke the color barrier in the 1950s, where Dan Devine built a national powerhouse in the 1960s, and where Al Onofrio pulled some unlikely upsets in the 1970s. Phil Bradley, Kellen Winslow, and Eric Wright--household names in college and in the pros--continued to build on that foundation in the early 1980s. Hard-working players such as Corby Jones and Brock Olivo gave the football program a new spark in the 1990s.
The Mizzou Fan's Survival Guide to the SEC
by Ron Higgins Details
As a Mizzou fan, you have been to the same Big 12 Conference locales, from Lubbock to Lincoln, for years. You have known the long-standing traditions, the can't-miss restaurants, the best bars. It's a comfortable feeling, similar to your dislike of Kansas. Then you wake up on November 7, 2011, to the announcement that the Tigers are switching leagues, jumping into the snake pit called the Southeastern Conference! And they are doing it starting the 2012 football season. The Mizzou Fan's Survival Guide to the SEC is your shortcut to instantly and easily navigating the most competitive and hardest-partying college conference in the nation. Be prepared for the brave new world of the SEC.
Then Pinkel Said to Smith--: The Best Missouri Tigers Stories Ever Told
by Steve Richardson Details
Written for every sports fan who follows the Missouri Tigers, this account goes behind the scenes to peek into the private world of the players, coaches, and decision makers--all while eavesdropping on their personal conversations. From the locker room to the sidelines and inside the huddle, the book includes stories about Phil Bradley, Dan Devine, Don Faurot, Brad Smith, Roger Wehrli, and Kellen Winslow, among others, allowing readers to relive the highlights and the celebrations.
Tigers vs. Jayhawks: From the Civil War to the Battle for No. 1
by Mark Godich Details
he 2007 college football season was unlike any other. Yet in a year filled with unfathomable twists and turns, Missouri and Kansas kept winning, setting up the biggest game ever played in the oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi. Tigers versus Jayhawks: From the Civil War to the Battle for No. 1 dissects the monumental meeting of the biggest game two bitter, border rivals ever played; a game a former President called the best he has ever seen. But this book does much more than that. This book traces the bad blood between fans of the schools to the Civil War and before. Most important, this book takes the reader inside Arrowhead, inside the locker rooms, inside the huddles, inside the headsets, inside the heads of the players and coaches and administrators. As the 2007 season played out, Missouri and Kansas became the talk of the college football world. And for one frigid November night, all eyes were on Arrowhead Stadium. Missouri-Kansas? Really!
Updated 03/19/2015
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