College Sports Traditions: Picking Up Butch, Silent Night, and Hundreds of Others (Hardcover)
College sports fans number almost 175 million strong, and each has a loyalty to their team and the traditions they share. From the crazy and eccentric to the touching and meaningful, these traditions connect fans and athletes across generations. College Sports Traditions details not only the well-known traditions of major universities, but also the obscure customs of smaller schools. Approximately 1,000 traditions are captured in this volume, covering hundreds of universities and colleges and almost every college sport. Featuring 75 photos that bring many of these events to life, College Sports Traditions will be an entertaining read for every sports fan.
Stan Beck has built a unique reputation as the preeminent expert on college sports traditions, and has been interviewed on the subject by numerous publications and radio broadcasts, including ESPN Radio. Jack Wilkinson is the author or coauthor of eight books, the most recent of which include Of Mikes and Men: A Lifetime of Braves Baseball (2010) and 100 Things Braves Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die (2011). A three-time Georgia Sportswriter of the Year, Wilkinson has worked for such publications as Newsday, the Miami News, the Chicago Daily News, the New York Daily News, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Associated Press.