From South Bend, Indiana, to Lincoln, Nebraska, Palo Alto, California, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Tallahassee, Florida, college football attracts the most dedicated fans in all of sports. This book is their Bible -- a rich and exhaustive reference guide to the game's history, tradition, and lore. Based on three years of research by the nation's foremost college football experts, the book features:
-Capsule histories for each of the Division 1-A programs, the Ivy League schools, and the historically black colleges
-Year-by-year schedules and scores for each school
-Statistical leaders from each school
-Box scores for every bowl game ever played
-Weekly AP and UPI polls dating back to 1936
-A four-color insert illustrating the evolution of each school's helmet design
-Essays by the game's top wordsmiths, including Dan Jenkins, Beano Cook, Chris Fowler, and more.
-And a lively round-table discussion on the state of the game with ESPN's popular GameDay team (Fowler, Lee Corso, and Kirk Herbstreit).
Packed with tables and charts and designed in an easy-to-read style, the ESPN College Football Encyclopedia is sure to dazzle even the most knowledgeable fan.
Michael MacCambridge is the author of The Franchise: A History of Sports Illustrated and America's Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation, and the editor of the bestselling ESPN SportsCentury. He lives with his wife and children in St. Louis, Missouri.