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Wildcats to Powercats: K-State Football Facts and Trivia by Mark Stallard

Author: Mark Stallard
Book title: Wildcats to Powercats: K-State Football Facts and Trivia
ISBN10: 1584970049
ISBN13: 978-1584970040
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing (September 1, 2000)
Language: English
Pages: 224
Size PDF: 1792 kb
Size FB2: 1287 kb
Size ePUB: 1927 kb
Rating: 4.6 ✯
Votes: 967
Subcategory: Puzzles & Games

Wildcats to Powercats: K-State Football Facts and Trivia by Mark Stallard

Beginning with the first official football game played by K-State in 1896, the purple-clad gridders always struggled to find respectability. The Wildcats had only an occasional good season and individual star on the field. But the fact is that during the '50s, '60s and '70s, losing records and disappointing seasons became the standard in Manhattan. And by the end of the 1980s, the team was mired in a 30-game losing streak and considered the worst college football team in America.Then the turn around.Bill Snyder took over the head coaching duties at K-State in 1989, and within five seasons did something many thought impossible, if not miraculous: he turned Kansas State into not only a winning program, but a dominant contender in the world of college football.From Wildcats to Powercats.The path to being a national power was a circuitous one for K-State. Test your trivia knowledge with questions about players, coaches and big games, from George Maddox and Pappy Waldorf to Michael Bishop and Bill Snyder. From the Independence Bowl to the Fiesta Bowl. Complete with hundreds of questions, facts and photos.
Reviews (3)
K-State football has come a long way from the days in1989 and before where if the stadium had 20,000 fans it was a great day. Now 50,000 plus fans fill the stadium to capacity in an upgraded venue with screaming fans and the tickets are all sold out by midsummer. The man who cause this unbelievable change is Coach Bill Snyder who is still at the helm of K-State football. This book is an excellent tribute to this man and family spirit he has brought to athletics, the university and the community at large. As the title indicates, the book includes stories of the man himself and a lot of little known facts that explain the mans success. It is a certainly a book about "I did it my way" as the old song goes. It is a good read for those of us who love K-State and one others who are not might enjoy the story of futility to great success.
If you are a K-state fan, you will like this book. It is packed full of interesting facts about KSU football.

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