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Maureen Zappala

Maureen Zappala

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book cover Buckeye Refelctions

BUCKEYE REFLECTIONS: LEGENDARY MOMENTS FROM OHIO STATE FOOTBALL (2018): The Ohio State Football narrative overflows with impressive statistics, scores and superstars. But peel back the curtain of what’s in the media, and you find a treasury of inspiring, funny and even peculiar stories not found in the headlines. This is a book of those stories. It’s the first book of its kind, one that showcases the “human” side of the Scarlet and Gray. Games are won and lost at the line of scrimmage, but it’s the people and their stories that are the golden threads that give the Ohio State heritage its rich luster.

 Each chapter highlights a coaching era led by one of the preeminent architects, including John Wilce, Paul Brown, Woody Hayes, and Jim Tressel. Read about players, coaches, fans, students, administrators, politicians, sportscasters and a myriad of others whose poignant perspectives, joyful celebrations and heartwarming experiences all spring from their connection to the Ohio State gridiron. Laugh over hilarious pranks, oddball coincidences and bizarre game day situations. Feast your eyes on the beautiful pictures and illustrations that make these stories come to life. Be inspired with how people overcame impossible odds