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Fifty Years on the Fifty; The Orange Bowl Story

by Smith, Loran

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Charlotte, NC: The East Woods Press in association with the Orange Bowl Committee, 1983. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Good/Fair. Format is approximately 9.25 inches by 1`2.25 inches. [14], 255, [1] pages. Illustrations (some with color). Index. DJ has wear, tears, soiling, and chips. Foreword by John Underwood. Loran Smith has spent most of his professional life at the University of Georgia. After graduation and during that time has held positions as Assistant Sports Information Director, Business Manager, and Executive Director of the Georgia Bulldog Club, and member of the Athletic Association Development Office. He's also served as executive producer of the football coach's television show, packager of the game radio broadcasts, host of the Mark Richt post-game locker room show, and sideline reporter during the games. He still serves as co-host of the pre-game Tailgate Show, Throughout his career he has been a prolific author. He has written a number of books including: "Glory, Glory" (with Lewis Grizzard), "Fifty Years on the Fifty" (the Orange Bowl story); "Dooley's Dawgs" (with Vince Dooley); "Between the Hedges" (story of Georgia's first 100 years of football); "Let a Dead Horse Rest;" "Let the Big Dog Eat" (with his wife, Myrna, a collection of tailgate recipes); "Finish the Drill" (the inside story of Georgia's 2002 championship season); "Beloved Dawgs" (four years of David Pollack and David Greene); "Wally's Boys" (story of Wally Butts' years as head football coach); The Athens Sketchbook" (history of Athens and UGA); and book--"The Football Vault" (the story of Georgia football from 1892-2007). On January 1, 1965, the Texas vs. Alabama Orange Bowl was the first college bowl game to be televised live in prime time. "Fifty Years on the Fifty: The Orange Bowl Story celebrates a milestone anniversary in the best possible way . . . by looking back on the past 50 years of Orange Bowl football with insight, humor and pride. This monumental volume tells the whole history of this famous bowl, from its modest beginnings to its position as one of the most famous events in all sport." The Orange Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Miami metropolitan area. It has been played annually since January 1, 1935, making it, along with the Sugar Bowl and the Sun Bowl, the second-oldest bowl game in the country, behind the Rose Bowl (first played 1902, played annually since 1916). The Orange Bowl is one of the New Year's Six, the top bowl games for the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The Orange Bowl was originally held in the city of Miami at Miami Field before moving to the Miami Orange Bowl stadium in 1938. In its early years, the Orange Bowl had no defined conference tie-ins; it often pitted a team from the southeastern part of the country against a team from the central or northeastern states. From the 1950s until the mid-1990s, the Orange Bowl had a strong relationship with the Big Eight Conference. The champion (or runner-up in years in which the ?no-repeat? rule was invoked) was invited to the bowl game in most years during this time; the 1979 Orange Bowl even had two representatives from the Big Eight. Opponents of the Big Eight varied; but were often major independents, runners-up in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), or champions of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Since 2007, the Orange Bowl has hosted the ACC champion?unless they are involved in the national championship playoff, in which case another high-ranking ACC team takes their place)?and has used the brand Home of the ACC Champion.


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Fifty Years on the Fifty; The Orange Bowl Story
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The East Woods Press in association with the Orange Bowl Committee
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John Underwood, Miami, Florida, College Football, Orange Bowl, New Year's Day, Brumbaugh, Hefferle, Faurot, Namath, Pictorial Works, Bear Bryant, Paul Bryant, Heisman, Robert Neyland, Bud Wilkinson

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