Tales from the Jayhawks Gridiron
For more than a century, Kansas Jayhawks football has developed a lasting tradition of exciting and heart-stopping moments. KU has produced a variety of great football legends--coaches and players alike. From their beginning in 1890 to the present-day coaching regime of Mark Mangino, the Jayhawks have provided their fans with many thrilling wins. Some of college football's greatest players led the Jayhawks to many notable wins while gathering numerous honors for themselves, including Gale Sayers, John Riggins, Bobby Douglas, Dana Stubblefield, John Hadl, and Nolan Cromwell. In Tales from the Jayhawks's Gridiron, many former Kansas football stars share their firsthand accounts of playing for the University of Kansas. Those stories, plus tales from other great games and rivalries--the situations, anecdotes, and triumphs that have delighted KU football fans for decades--are highlighted throughout the book, capturing the tradition of Kansas football.
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Coming to Kansas Recruiting Tales
The Great Players
Jack Mitchell Winning with Enthusiasm
Pepper Rodgers Witty and Fun
Rivalries How to Twist a Tigers Tail
Magic Moments and Lost Dreams
Don Fambrough Bleeding Blue
Postseason Glory Bowl Games
Glen Mason His Way
Mark Mangino Building a Program
Gameday on the Hill
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