Title: The Wonder Team
Author: Rob Robertson
Year Published: 2008
Summary: The book is about how the great game
of college football became more of a national passion in the
years following the "Great War" of 1914-18. Prior to the
war, it was felt that skilled teams and players were mainly from
the East, led by the "Big 3," Harvard, Yale and Princeton.
An unlikely little college named Centre, nestled in the
"Bluegrass" of central Kentucky, changed this perception.
With less than 200 students, Centre challenged and beat flagship
state universities all over the country, was proclaimed the top
team nationally in 1919 by Walter Camp, and had 3 of its stars
named All-Americans by Camp. Additionally, Centre
played in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th post-season Bowl venues in Fort
Worth, San Diego and Dallas. Centre's accomplishments
forever changed the face of college football.
Multiple photographs and illustrations
Bulter Book, Louisville, KY
Butler Books, P.O. Box 7311, Louisville, KY 40207,
phone - 502-897-9393, Price - $39.95 plus S&H