Knute Rockne His Life and Legend

Knute Rockne  His Life and Legend

Based on the Unfinished Autobiography of Knute Rockne Robert M. Quackenbush, Mike Bynum. tory or the threat of defeat began to emerge upon the gridiron.

Author: Robert Quackenbush

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ISBN: PSU:000015176837

Category: Football coaches

Page: 219

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Categories: Football coaches

Games Colleges Play

Games Colleges Play

Steele, Knute Rockne; Robert Quakenbush and Mike Bynum, Knute Rockne: His Life and Legend (Chicago: October Football, 1988). 47.

Author: John R. Thelin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421403915

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Games Colleges Play provides historical background that will inform current policy discussions about the proper place of intercollegiate athletics within the American university.
Categories: Education

Faith in the Game

Faith in the Game

Knute Rockne: His Life and Legend. N.p.: October Football Corporation, 1988. (Based on the unfinished biography of Knute Rockne.) Riley, Pat.

Author: Tom Osborne

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307484567

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 172

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As head coach of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers for twenty-five years, Tom Osborne had one of the most impressive records in college football. Before retiring in 1997, he took his team to a bowl game every year, won three national championships in the last four years he coached, and ended his career boasting an almost unheard of 84 percent winning record. But while these numbers testify to an undeniable accomplishment, it has been another, more powerful force that has shaped Tom's life: his faith. In Faith in the Game, this legendary coach shares the philosophy he used to create not only a champion football team but also a meaningful life. Both a memoir of Osborne's career with the Cornhuskers and an inspirational guide to making the most out of life by cultivating core values like honesty, courage, and loyalty, Faith in the Game presents the traits Osborne helped to instill in his team--traits that helped the Cornhuskers achieve their spectacular level of success. Osborne focuses on the aspects of character that he has emphasized in his work on and off the field, illustrated with compelling behind-the-scenes stories of the Nebraska football team. Conveyed with his own captivating integrity, Osborne's message reveals the value of hard work, the importance of finding a balance between our professional and personal obligations, and, above all, the importance of bringing faith into our lives to help us through times of crisis. Tom Osborne is beloved not only for his outstanding record but also for the commitment and dedication he has always shown to his players and coaching staff as a mentor, coach, and friend. His ability to motivate a team has come not with last-minute pep talks but through a focus on consistency and strength of character. "Winning," as he writes in Faith in the Game, "is a by-product of sound preparation." For those seeking a spiritually centered approach to living and working, this candid account of Tom Osborne's faith and strength is a warm and authentic book from which all of us can learn.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Natural Enemies

Natural Enemies

Personal Antagonism Knute Rockne's self—described “first big thrill” in football ... That about sums up the bitterest two—man feud the game has ever known, ...

Author: John Kryk

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781589793309

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 321

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The football fates of Michigan and Notre Dame have been intertwined since that cold November day in 1887 when the Wolverines literally taught football to an eager group of Notre Dame students. Much more than a mere recounting of old games, this is the definitive history of college football's greatest rivalry.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Pass Receiving in Early Pro Football

Pass Receiving in Early Pro Football

Knute Rockne: His Life and Legend. New York: October Football Corporation, 1988. Rand, Jonathan. 300 Pounds of Attitude: The Wildest Stories and Craziest ...

Author: Jerry Roberts

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476622286

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

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Big television contracts in the 1960s created the Super Bowl, as well as the 1970 merger of the National Football League with the pass-oriented American Football League. Since then, professional football has been America's most popular televised team sport, developing into a wide-open passing game by the 21st century. Handling the completion side of the aerial game, receivers are not often as celebrated as quarterbacks or coaches, even in the era of San Francisco 49er Jerry Rice's supremacy. This book provides a history of pro pass receiving and its influence on the game prior to the televised era. The author studies pro football's formative and mid-20th century years, highlighting the players who pulled pigskins from flight, like the legendary Don Hutson, Gibby Welch, Johnny Blood, Ray Flaherty, Crazy Legs Hirsch, Mac Speedie, Choo Choo Roberts and many others.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Legends Never Die

Legends Never Die

Athletes and their Afterlives in Modern America Richard Ian Kimball. never have seen the light of ... A dozen years later, the Hollywood biopic Knute Rockne ...

Author: Richard Ian Kimball

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815654056

Category: Sports & Recreation

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With every touchdown, home run, and three-pointer, star athletes represent an American dream that only an elite group blessed with natural talent can achieve. However, Kimball concentrates on what happens once these modern warriors meet their untimely demise. As athletes die, legends rise in their place. The premature deaths of celebrated players not only capture and immortalize their physical superiority, but also jolt their fans with an unanticipated intensity. These athletes escape the inevitability of aging and decline of skill, with only the prime of their youth left to be remembered. But early mortality alone does not transform athletes into immortals. The living ultimately gain the power to construct the legacies of their fallen heroes. In Legends Never Die, Kimball explores the public myths and representations that surround a wide range of athletes, from Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio to Dale Earnhardt and Bonnie McCarroll. Kimball delves deeper than just the cultural significance of sports and its players; he examines how each athlete’s narrative is shaped by gender relations, religion, and politics in contemporary America. In looking at how Americans react to the tragic deaths of sports heroes, Kimball illuminates the important role sports play in US society and helps to explain why star athletes possess such cultural power.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Collecting Sports Legends

Collecting Sports Legends

His signature can be found in two forms , “ KK Rockne " and " Knute Rockne . ... Considering his life span , Smiths ' signature should be more abundant .

Author: Joe Orlando

Publisher: Zyrus Press

ISBN: 193399021X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 376

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This comprehensive guide takes the reader on a historical journey, providing an in-depth look at the icons of sport, captured through their greatest collectibles. Composed by the leading experts in the field, never before has one book covered such a variety of hobby subjects. For those interested in building a fine collection of sports memorabilia, from baseball cards to autographs to game-used bats, each subject is covered in great detail. Within each chapter, the best of the best has been selected by the experts. Whether you are a hardcore collector or just an avid sports fan, this book not only helps bring the legends of sport to life but it provides crucial tips on how to assemble a world class collection. From Babe Ruth to Tiger Woods, from Wilt Chamberlain to Joe Namath, every major sport is covered. This book contains hundreds of sports memorabilia images, including many of the finest examples in the world.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Encyclopedia of World Biography Raf Sche

Encyclopedia of World Biography  Raf Sche

Author: Paula Kay Byers

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015053370287

Category: Biography

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Presents brief biographical sketches which provide vital statistics as well as information on the importance of the person listed.
Categories: Biography

Mr Notre Dame

Mr  Notre Dame

The Life and Legend of Edward Moose Krause Jason Kelly. Introduction. F. ROM KNUTE ROCKNE ALL-AMERICAN TO RUDY, THE stories of Notre Dame's athletic legends ...

Author: Jason Kelly

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 9781461703327

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Edward "Moose" Krause spent nearly sixty years as a student-athlete, coach, athletic director, and de facto ambassador to the Notre Dame's legions of fans around the world. From an All-American career as a football and basketball player to a struggle with alcoholism in the wake of an accident that nearly killed his beloved wife, Mr. Notre Dame captures his remarkable story.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Encyclopedia of World Biography Raffles Schelling

Encyclopedia of World Biography  Raffles Schelling

Author:

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787625531

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 527

View: 193

Presents brief biographical sketches which provide vital statistics as well as information on the importance of the person listed.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Pop Warner

Pop Warner

A Life on the Gridiron Jeffrey J. Miller ... and innovations that were credited to contemporaries such as Knute Rockne, Amos Alonzo Stagg and John Heisman.

Author: Jeffrey J. Miller

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786464975

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

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Glenn Scobey "Pop" Warner (1871-1954) stands among the giants of the coaching profession, alongside Knute Rockne, Amos Alonzo Stagg, George Halas and Vince Lombardi. Warner turned a ragtag team from a Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Indian boarding school into a national power and later won multiple national championships at the University of Pittsburgh and Stanford. His 319 victories made him one of the winningest coach in college football history. A pioneer of the forward pass, he is credited with inventing the single-wing formation--widely considered the genesis of modern-day offense--as well as the double wing, the three-point stance for backs, the naked bootleg and the spiral punt. He also developed improvements to shoulder pads, tackling dummies, blocking sleds and much more. The book traces Warner's rise from his small town roots to becoming one of the most influential coaches in football, a man who helped refine the sport from a tedious, push-and-shove affair into the dynamic, high-speed game of today.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Coach for a Nation

Coach for a Nation

This book transports the reader to an extraordinary time of energy, excitement, passion, and possibilities in America of the early 20th century.

Author: Jim Lefebvre

Publisher: Great Day Enterprises Incorporated

ISBN: 0981884121

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 503

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He transformed the game of football forever and inspired a nation. Knute Rocknes journey from immigrant child to Notre Dame coaching legend to revered national figure shows us even today the endless possibilities of the human spirit. This book transports the reader to an extraordinary time of energy, excitement, passion, and possibilities in America of the early 20th century. Into this burgeoning drama stepped an immigrant lad destined to make his mark on the nation like few before him, or since. We see Rockne in his formative years in Chicago and learn of the moods and motivations that stay with him for life. He blossoms at Notre Dame and skyrockets to national fame because of his excellence as player and later coach of the Fighting Irish. Rocknes visionary genius made Notre Dame football a household name from coast-to-coast as second-generation immigrants packed newly-built stadiums across the land, while millions more gathered around their radios to listen to the weekly exploits of Rocknes "Wonder Team". Yet his story transcends athletics; it embodies the hope and promise of a new era dawning in the United States. All things were imaginable in a nation expanding in ways never before seen. Rockne was quick to grasp the latest innovations in communications, transportation, and business. With a quick wit and an engaging spirit, Rockne used football as a stage to connect with America. Upon his shocking death in an airplane crash in 1931 at the height of his popularity, the outpouring of sentiment from around the nation and world was unprecedented. Rocknes legacy, in life and in death, still impacts the game of college football and an American audience of the 21st century. Now his life story is told as never before.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

American Bookseller

American Bookseller

KNUTE ROCKNE MANY AUTUMNS AGO HIS LIFE AND LEGEND VINCE LOMBARDI MEMORIES OF A SPECIAL TIME THE FRANK LEAHY ERA AT BOSTON COLLEGE AND NOTRE DAME 24 1332 19 ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951000568990B

Category: Booksellers and bookselling

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Categories: Booksellers and bookselling

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents

thought that the movies ought to make the couldn't get it right . Now , you know , I life story of Knute Rockne . And then one never tell ethnic jokes ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015087530005

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

God In The Stadium

God In The Stadium

Here I am not interested so much in Knute Rockne the man as in Knute Rockne the legend. In The Hero, Lord Raglan shows that the mass of us are far more ...

Author: Robert J. Higgs

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813185040

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

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From the worship of Michael Jordan to the downfall of O.J. Simpson, it has become clear that sports and sports heroes have assumed a role in American society far out of proportion to their traditional value. In this powerful critique of present-day American popular culture, Robert J. Higgs examines the complex and increasingly pervasive control that sports wield in shaping the national self-image. He provides a thoughtful history and analysis of how sports and religion have become intertwined and offers a stinging indictment of the sports-religion-media-education complex. Beginning with the place of sports in Puritan life, Higgs traces the contributions of various individuals and institutions to the present circumstances in which sports and religion are joined. He discusses the transfer of the Puritan ideal to the New World and then moves to the revolutionary period of the national hero and manifest destiny, through the classic period of education for a sound mind in a sound body, to the imperial phase of American supremacy. In the process of tracing this history Higgs makes clear the growing influence of "muscular" Christianity, from circuit-riding evangelists to pulpit-pounding televangelists, from Billy Sunday to Billy Graham, from the YMCA to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Finally he arrives at our present Low Roman or "bread and circuses" period in which sports simultaneously serve the purposes of entertainment, religious proselytism, distraction of the masses, and political propaganda, all under the colorful banner of Christian knighthood as seen in the stadium revivals of Billy Graham and the sporting enthusiasm of Jerry Falwell. In brief, sports and Christianity have followed similar paths. In the beginning they were nationalized, then Hellenized, then Romanized, and, in our own time, televised. The result is that spectator sports have become the reigning American religion, one sharply at odds with a traditional shepherd ethos. This well-written and innovative book makes clear the dangerous power wielded by the sports-religion-media-education complex over the minds and energies of the American people. It is a call for recognition and reevaluation of our present situation that will concern anyone interested in the future of American culture.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Defending the American Way of Life

Defending the American Way of Life

34 The iconic role was that of football legend George Gipp in the 1940 film Knute Rockne, All American. The film immortalized both the coach, Knute Rockne, ...

Author: Kevin B. Witherspoon

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781682260760

Category:

Page: 280

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The Cold War was fought in every corner of society, including in the sport and entertainment industries. Recognizing the importance of culture in the battle for hearts and minds, the United States, like the Soviet Union, attempted to win the favor of citizens in nonaligned states through the soft power of sport. Athletes became de facto ambassadors of US interests, their wins and losses serving as emblems of broader efforts to shield American culture--both at home and abroad--against communism. In Defending the American Way of Life, leading sport historians present new perspectives on high-profile issues in this era of sport history alongside research drawn from previously untapped archival sources to highlight the ways that sports influenced and were influenced by Cold War politics. Surveying the significance of sports in Cold War America through lenses of race, gender, diplomacy, cultural infiltration, anti-communist hysteria, doping, state intervention, and more, this collection illustrates how this conflict remains relevant to US sporting institutions, organizations, and ideologies today.
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The Columbia Companion to American History on Film

The Columbia Companion to American History on Film

A Time of Legends: The 1940s and 1950s The best-known movies of the 1940s and 1950s ... The film versions of the lives of Knute Rockne and Jim Thorpe take ...

Author: Peter C. Rollins

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231508391

Category: History

Page: 696

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American history has always been an irresistible source of inspiration for filmmakers, and today, for good or ill, most Americans'sense of the past likely comes more from Hollywood than from the works of historians. In important films such as The Birth of a Nation (1915), Roots (1977), Apocalypse Now (1979), and Saving Private Ryan (1998), how much is entertainment and how much is rooted in historical fact? In The Columbia Companion to American History on Film, more than seventy scholars consider the gap between history and Hollywood. They examine how filmmakers have presented and interpreted the most important events, topics, eras, and figures in the American past, often comparing the film versions of events with the interpretations of the best historians who have explored the topic. Divided into eight broad categories—Eras; Wars and Other Major Events; Notable People; Groups; Institutions and Movements; Places; Themes and Topics; and Myths and Heroes—the volume features extensive cross-references, a filmography (of discussed and relevant films), notes, and a bibliography of selected historical works on each subject. The Columbia Companion to American History on Film is also an important resource for teachers, with extensive information for research or for course development appropriate for both high school and college students. Though each essay reflects the unique body of film and print works covering the subject at hand, every essay addresses several fundamental questions: What are the key films on this topic? What sources did the filmmaker use, and how did the film deviate (or remain true to) its sources? How have film interpretations of a particular historical topic changed, and what sorts of factors—technological, social, political, historiographical—have affected their evolution? Have filmmakers altered the historical record with a view to enhancing drama or to enhance the "truth" of their putative message?
Categories: History

Boys Life

Boys  Life

THE. 'ROCK'. OF. NOTRE. DAME. Knute Rockne's halftime speeches inspired teams to victory, and made the coach a football legend. BY ROBERT W. PETERSON ...

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Page: 68

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.
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Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty First Century An Encyclopedia

Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty First Century  An Encyclopedia

Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend. New York: Praeger, 1974. ———. Clemente. ... Playing to Win: Sports and the American Military, 1898–1945. ... Knute Rockne.

Author: Steven A. Riess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317459477

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1200

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Provides practical help for the day-to-day concerns that keep managers awake at night. This book aims to fill the gap between the legal and policy issues that are the mainstay of human resources and supervision courses and the real-world needs of managers as they attempt to cope with the human side of their jobs.
Categories: Business & Economics