Beyond the Big Shootout: 50 Years of Football’s Life Lessons
By Mark S. McDonald
One of the greatest Southwest Conference football games ever was the Big Shootout between the two top-ranked college teams the country – the No. 1 Texas Longhorns vs. the No. 2 Arkansas Razorbacks – in Fayetteville, Ark., on Dec. 6, 1969 – 50 years ago. President Nixon flew in by helicopter for the game. It was the only college game on TV that day, celebrating the 100th anniversary of college football. And it lived up to the hype, often referred to as “the game of the century.” From extensive interviews and research, writer Mark McDonald fills this oversized book with stories leading up to the game, the exciting game itself, the aftermath, and its lasting impact 50 years later.
11” by 9” – 352 pages -- $29 hardcover