A Farewell to Glory: The Rise and Fall of an Epic Football Rivalry Boston College Vs. Holy Cross

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Xlibris Corporation, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 306 pages
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It began in November 1896 when football was still in its infancy. About 500 people turned out on a soggy field in Worcester, Massachusetts to watch Holy Cross battler Boston College. That game initiated one of the great rivalries in football history. Itinvolved some of the most famous players and coaches to ever step on a football field. In its 91 years, the rivalry spawned controversy, contention, fierce competitiveness, elation, gloom, and great moments. It was also linked to heart-breaking tragedy. In the end, the rivalry of the two Jesuit colleges, Boston college and Holy Cross, would prove to be a microcosm of intercollegiate sports.
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
The Early Years
15
The Twenties
29
The Thirties
39
The Forties
61
The Fifties
113
The Sixties
149
The Seventies
175
College Hall of Fame
263
Edward J OMelia Memorial Award
273
Athletic Directors
276
Venues
283
Fight Songs
285
A Family Affair
289
Acknowledgements
295
Selected Bibliography
297

The Eighties
189
Retrospective
249
Addenda
261
Index
299
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