Minnesota Sports Almanac

Minnesota Sports Almanac

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To be hoisted on your teammatesa€™ shoulders after a championship win? To nail the perfect serve? To conquer the wilderness with a pack of dogs in the fore? To crush the Packers? To dust off your pompoms and skip onto the field? To take home the trivia trophy from your local sports bar? Whatever your athletic aspiration, Minnesota Sports Almanac is the book for you. Spanning 125 years of feats and follies, this groundbreaking sports bible has it all: Colorful profiles of famous and infamous players and teams in virtually every sport Crowd-pleasing trivia featuring obscure facts and figures Stats of wins and losses, fumbles and scores, games and rankings Insider views of venues and stadiums, sports writers and announcers Thrilling tales of edge-of-your-seat wins, of records set and championships lost Vivid replays of memorable moments for players and teams Star Tribune sports reporter Joel Rippel offers the comprehensive history of mena€™s and womena€™s sports from high school and amateur to pro. The North Star Statea€™s big foura€”football, baseball, basketball, and hockeya€”are packed here with just about every sport championed by Minnesotaa€™s own, including golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, soccer, tennis, gymnastics, figure skating, dogsledding, curling, luging, snowmobiling, running, bike racing, auto racing, horse racing, hunting, fishing, swimming, water skiing, volleyball, cheerleading, and more.Girls in High School Football According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, 1, 473 girls in 31 states played high school football in 2005. Texas, with 503, and California, with 253, were the top two states for girlsa#39; participation. In Minnesota Mary Nystrom was ... Dan Nystrom went on to kick for the University of Minnesota. In 2002 Minnesota teams had 14 ... In 1956, for the first time, Minneapolis and St. Paul players made the roster. In 1977 the Associated Pressanbsp;...

Title:Minnesota Sports Almanac
Author:Joel A. Rippel, Patrick Reusse
Publisher:Minnesota Historical Society - 2006


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