NC Sports Annotated Topical Bibliography
Barrier, Smith. On Carolina's Gridiron: 1888-1936, A History of Football at the University of North Carolina.
A history of Carolina football from 1888-1936. The author was a superb writer and lover of sports. Includes the Tar Heels first team picture (1891) and various facts and statistics from the early 20th century. Also includes a listing of monogram club members in all sports during that era. Durham, N.C.: Seeman Printery, 1937.
Ben, Phillip (Ed.). Tar Heel Tradition: 100 Years of Sports at Carolina.
Primarily a pictorial look at Carolina athletics beginning in 1888, spanning each decade to include UNC's 1982 National Championship in men's basketball. Tennis, field hockey, swimming, soccer and football are also featured. Forward by President Bill Friday. A superb pictorial overview that only needs updating. It does not cover intramural sports. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Jonashmark Publishers, 1988. ISBN: 0-942399-05-6
Bolton, Clyde. Unforgettable Days in Southern Football.
In-depth look at the coaches and players involved in the greatest games in SEC/ACC history through the early 70's. Also discusses the Southern fans' unique worship of college football. Includes a chapter on Choo Choo Justice. Huntsville, Ala.: Strode Publishers, 1974. LOC 74-15506
Breezley, Bill. The Wolfpack...Intercollegiate Athletics at North Carolina State University.
Includes year-by-year football and basketball results 1892-1976. Discussion of coaches (Holtz, football; Sloan, basketball), traditions, Reynolds Coliseum. Focus is on basketball, particularly the 1974 NCAA champion team. Raleigh, N.C.: University Graphics, 1976. 76-55933
Cosell, Howard and Peter Bonventre. I Never Played the Game.
Cosell's testimony on 33 years of broadcasting, includes chapters on Raiders owner Al Davis, former NFL commissioner Peter Rozelle and Sugar Ray Leonard. Howard is a native of North Carolina having resided in Winston-Salem and Durham. New York: William Morrow and Company Inc., 1985. ISBN 0-688-04481-6
Cosell, Howard and Shelby Whitfield. What's Wrong With Sports.
America's most provocative sportscaster minces no words in his views on NFL owners, the media and college athletes. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. ISBN 0-671-70840-6
Cromartie, Bill. Duke vs. Carolina: Battle of the Blues.
History of the rivalry between UNC-CH and Duke from 1888-1991 featuring brief season summaries leading up to the season ending clash. Editorial comments are included from local newspapers. Appendix includes a breakdown of individual scoring records throughout the series. Atlanta, GA: Gridiron Publishers, 1992. 0-932520-50-2
Deford, Frank. Everybody's All-American.
A novel of Gavin Grey, the All-American Tar Heel Tailback who married his sweetheart, turned professional but still struggled to find happiness. Presumed to be based upon a UNC football player. New York: The Viking Press, 1981. ISBN 0-670-30035-7
DeVenzio, Dick. Rip-Off U.
Former Duke Basketball player who claims the NCAA and Division I universities' are exploiting college athletes. Part I presents a general overview of the crucial issues, the problems, and the solutions of big-time college sports from the student-athlete's point of view. Examines public misconceptions regarding cheating, corruption, and scandals in college athletics, and looks at the fallacy of the 'free ride' for players. Shows why the present system of collegiate athletics is poorly constructed, and explores how the student-athlete experience could be enhanced. Criticizes the actions and policies of the NCAA. Discusses four major areas in which the biggest 'rip-offs' of revenue-producing student-athletes occur: minor sports, NCAA salaries and operating expenses, legal fees, and the football bowl system. Argues that the student-athletes themselves have the power to change the system. He proposes a player's strike until the athletes receive compensation. Part II reviews the individual issues related to the problems of college sports, using an encyclopedia format. Charlotte, N.C.: The Fool Court Press, 1986. ISBN 0-910305-01-3
Gabriel, Roman and Bob Oates. Player of the Year: Roman Gabriel's Football Journey.
Gabriel, a N.C. State graduate, reviews his professional career as quarterback of the LA Rams. An overview of Roman's contributions and great gains. Excellent look at professional sports- especially the LA Rams. Roman was born in Wilmington, N.C. New York: World Publishing Co., 1970. LOC 77-128494
Gill, Bob. Southern Exposure: The Saga of Football's Dixie League, 1936-47.
History of the South Atlantic Football Association (Dixie League), which brought professional football to the Eastern Seaboard, an area untapped by the NFL. Durham was North Carolina's first entry in the league in 1937. Includes rosters, game summaries and statistics. 1991.
Goodman, M.E. Lawrence Taylor.
A superb book about the former Tar Heel superstar. Written for children. Mankato, Minn.: Crestwood House, 1988. ISBN 0-89686-365-4
Green, Ron. From Tobacco Road to Amen Corner: On Sports and Life.
Award winning Charlotte Observer columnist compiles his greatest articles on Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Football, Boxing, Racing, Pool and Politics. Covers some of the outstanding sports heroes in North Carolina. A superb collection of columns. Asheboro, N.C.: Down Home Press, 1990. ISBN 0-9624255-9-1
Harrington, D. J. The Pro Football Hall of Fame: players, coaches, team owners, and league officials, 1963-1991.
Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1991. ISBN 0-899505503
Harville, Charlie. Sports in North Carolina: A Photographic History.
One page biographies of inductees into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame spanning 1963-77. Includes a listing of professional athletes from North Carolina through 1976 (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and NASCAR). Also details a history of high school athletics and a brief history of 39 colleges and universities in the state. Extensive photographs of professional golfers, tennis players and bowlers from North Carolina are featured as well. Norfolk, Va.: Donning Co. Publishers, 1977. ISBN 0-915442-41-8
Hendrickson, Joe. Tournament of Roses: The first 100 years.
The book presents a chapter on the Bowl game played at Duke University. This was the only Rose Bowl Game in history not played in Pasadena. Los Angeles, Calif.: Knapp Press, 1989. ISBN: 0-89-535-215-X
Jordan, P. Black coach.
Mead, N.Y.: Dodd, 1971. ISBN 0-396064302
Klein, Walter. Bowl Full of Miracles: A Celebration of the First Fifty Years of the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
History of the country's oldest high school football event. Player and coaching rosters and game by game statistics are current through 1986. Details the Shrine Bowl game between North and South Carolina for the first fifty years. A superb overview. Charlotte, N.C.: Shrine Bowl of the Carolina's Inc., 1986. LOC: 86-63082
Liss, H. The Lawrence Taylor Story.
A biography profiling the star linebacker of the New York Giants football team and former Tar Heel. A juvenile text. Hillside, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 1987. ISBN 0-89490-136-2
Mann, Ted. A Story of Glory: Duke University Football.
History of Blue Devil football beginning with the 1939 Rose Bowl and ending with the career of record breaking quarterback Ben Bennett's 1984 season. An appendix of year-by-year results, assistant coaches and media coverage are included. A must read for a football sports historian concerned with Duke and North Carolina . Greenville, S.C.: Doorway Publishers, 1985.
Morris, Jeannie. Brian Piccolo: A Short Season.
Delves into the running back's life off the field and the effect of cancer at age 26 on his career and family. A story of Brian's Song and Piccolo's relationship with Gale Sayers. A great human relations story. New York: Rand McNally, 1971. LOC 70-170647
Morton, Hugh and Edward L. Rankin. Making a Difference in North Carolina.
Complete biography of contributors to N.C. in the sports, politics and entertainment industries. Specific sport greats in basketball, football, etc. are featured. Raleigh, N.C.: Lightworks, 1988. ISBN 0-942399-06-4
Mumau, Thad. Go Wolfpack: North Carolina State Football.
Huntsville, Ala.: Strode Publishers, 1981. ISBN: 0-873971795
Oriard, M. Reading Football: how the popular press created an American spectacle.
Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1993. ISBN 0-807820830
Perrin, Tom. Atlantic Coast Conference Football: A History Through 1991.
Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 1992.
Quincy, Robert Gordon and Julian Scheer. Choo Choo: The Charlie Justice Story.
The story of the Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice era and his great days of football at UNC-Chapel Hill. The authors are clearly admirers of "Choo Choo" and rightfully so. Chapel Hill: Bentley Publishing Co., 1958. LOC 58-59827
Rappoport, Ken. Tar Heel: North Carolina Football.
History of North Carolina football from 1888-1975. Charlie "Choo-Choo" Justice and Coach Bill Dooley are covered. Monogram and all-time lettermen are included. Great history of UNC football. Huntsville, Ala.: Strode Publishers, 1976. LOC 76-19968
Rice, Homer. Homer Rice on Triple Option Football.
Complete with diagrams and game situations this is the definitive guide to running the triple option. Chapters are devoted to coordinating the triple option with the pocket pass, protecting the quarterback and reading defenses. Coach Rice was the Athletic Director for a number of years at UNC-Chapel Hill. West Nyack, N.Y.: Parker Publishing Co., 1973. ISBN 0-13-394593-6
Scheer, Julian and Bob Quincy. Choo Choo: The Charlie Justice Story.
The story of a legend at UNC. Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice who brought UNC several seasons of glory on the gridiron (1946-49). The Heels' record was 32-7-2 including three bowl berths. Chapel Hill: Bentley Publishing, 1953. LOC: 583-59-827
Seaman, Rosie. The Legend of Bill and Vince Dooley: Bowl Breaking Brothers.
The author, a childhood friend of both brothers, recounts growing up with the Dooley's in Mobile Ala. Several writers from the Atlanta Constitution also lend perspective to this unique family. Vince is the Athletic Director at University of Georgia, and Bill coached at UNC-Chapel Hill and Wake Forest. Huntsville, Ala.: The Strode Publishers, 1981. LOC 81-50805
Terrell, Bob. All Aboard: (Story of Choo Choo Justice).
Commemorates the 50th anniversary of North Carolina's greatest year in football. Alexander, N.C.: World Communications, 1996. ISBN 1-56664-094-6
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