Dave Campbell's Favorite Texas College Football Stories

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Texas A&M University Press, Feb 14, 2019 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
A Texas sports legend, Dave Campbell started his annual fall football preview magazine, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, in 1960. Widely referred to as “the bible” by coaches, fans, and sportswriters, the magazine’s July arrival in supermarkets, convenience stores, and sporting goods suppliers across Texas is a yearly event eagerly awaited by thousands of high school and college football players and their families, friends, and fans.

In Dave Campbell’s Favorite Texas College Football Stories, Campbell has gathered columns and articles about those college contests he considers the all-time greatest over the course of his career, from 1953 and continuing through 2016. Accounts of storied players, classic rivalries, revered coaches, and unforgettable games are illustrated with historic photographs of athletes, teams, and on-the-field action. Readers will relish this guided tour of Texas collegiate football history, presented by a writer who is a walking trove of Lone Star sports lore.

Dave Campbell’s Favorite Texas College Football Stories, which also features full-color reproductions of more than five decades of magazine covers, is sure to become a collector’s item for Texas football fans of all ages. Seasoned enthusiasts will delight in reliving their favorite pigskin memories, and younger readers will enjoy experiencing this press-box view of the state’s gridiron greats.
 
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 In the Beginning
1
Chapter 2 A Royal Arrival A Junction Boy Makes Good and the Big Shootout in Arkansas
65
Chapter 3 The Tyler Rose and the Houston Veer
135
Chapter 4 New Faces Changing Times
197
Chapter 5 GoodBye To The Southwest Conference
231
Index
273
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DAVE CAMPBELL, dean of Texas sports journalists, is the founding editor of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine. A 2005 inductee into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, he lives in Waco, where he was the sports editor of the Waco Tribune-Herald from 1953 to 1993.

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