Border Wars: The First Fifty Years of Atlantic Coast Conference Football (Google eBook)

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Scarecrow Press, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 419 pages
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In May of 1953, seven institutions Clemson University, Duke University, the University of Maryland, the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, Wake Forest University, and the University of South Carolina voted to break away from the Southern Conference and form a new league, the Atlantic Coast Conference. That same year, they were joined by the University of Virginia. Fifty years later, ACC football is still going strong, as chronicled in this definitive history by K. Adam Powell. From kickoff to touchdown, Powell presents an in-depth look at the players, games, and memorable moments that have shaped the first half-century of Atlantic Coast Conference football. Border Wars covers all of the important details-including the conference's founding, its five national championship teams, and even the scandals that have rocked programs at Clemson and Florida State. The book also provides the coaching records and season standings of ACC football teams from 1953 to 2002, making this the ideal reference source for ACC fans. Includes 16 photos."
  

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Contents

A New League a New Champion 1953
1
Breaking Ground 19541959
9
A Devil of a Dynasty 19601962
37
An Era of Change 19631968
51
OneHit Wonders 19691970
83
Blue Heaven 19711972
95
Red Tide 19731976
109
Running Wild 19771980
135
Wrecking Crew 1990
229
A New Arrival 19912000
241
A Half Century Comes to an End 20012002
323
The Future of Atlantic Coast Conference Football
347
Coaching Records Clemson
361
Season Records
365
Bibliography
383
Index
393

Orange Crush 1981
163
A TwoTeam League 19821988
175
Breaking Through 1989
217
About the Author
420
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Adam Powell is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He contributes articles to ACCSports.com, the online partner of the ACC Area Sports Journal.

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