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When Pitt Ruled the Gridiron: Jock Sutherland's Five-Time National Champions, 1929-1937

When Pitt Ruled the Gridiron: Jock Sutherland's Five-Time National Champions, 1929-1937 (Paperback)

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Between 1979 and 1937, Hall of Fame coach Jock Sutherland took the championship program at the University of Pittsburgh that was built by his mentor Glenn "Pop" Warner, and won five of the nine national championships the school now claims. While a successful period, it was also controversial: Sutherland employed the help of wealthy boosters named the Golden Panthers, who helped him secure the services of the best players western Pennsylvania had to offer. While they made sure the players had what they needed, the school also made sure the players had enough money to be comfortable. Critics accused Pitt of employing what amounted to professional athletes in a college sport. These accusations not only embarrassed the school administration, but led to the end of their dynasty and its coach. This book tells the exciting tale of their championship run, and describes how their downfall began what has since been a continual academics-versus athletics tug-of-war at the school.

Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationAmerican footballSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSporting events, tours & organisationsSports teams & clubs Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 10/12/2014 ISBN-13: 9780786494262  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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A Society for American Baseball Research member, Dave Finoli works in retail management. He lives in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

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