Overview:Smokey: The True Stories behind the University of Tennessee's Beloved Mascot - The band blares "Rocky Top" and the crowd roars as the University of Tennessee football team storms out of the tunnel and onto the field through the giant "T," their beloved mascot Smokey leading the way. The iconic Bluetick Coonhound has been part of the pageantry and tradition at the University of Tennessee since 1953, delighting fans both young and old.For this entertaining and enlightening book, UT sports historian Thomas J. Mattingly has teamed up with longtime Smokey owner Earl C. Hudson to tell the stories of the nine hounds that have been top dog on campus for more than half a century. It was the Reverend Bill Brooks, Hudson's brother-in-law, whose prize-winning dog "Brooks' Blue Smokey," became the first mascot by winning a student body-led contest at a home football game in 1953. The Coonhound breed was selected because it was native to the state, and several (no one remembers exactly how many) were brought onto the field at halftime to compete. But Smokey stole the show when he threw back his head and howled. The crowd cheered, and Smokey howled again. The raucous applause and barking built to a frenzy. The enthusiastic hound won the hearts of the Volunteer faithful that day, and he and the dogs that followed have remained among the University of Tennessee's most popular symbols ever since.The authors have interviewed Smokey's former handlers, university archivists, sports journalists, and local historians as well as legions of longtime fans. Their recollections provide not only the background of the mascot but a history of UT athletics as well. Vol fans will enjoy reading about Smokey's adventures throughout the years, from his kidnapping in 1955 by mischievous Kentucky students to his confrontation with the Baylor Bear at the 1957 Sugar Bowl to the time he suffered heat exhaustion at the 1991 UCLA game and was listed on the Vols' injury report until his return later in the season.Filled with photographs and memorabilia, including football schedules, letters, cartoons, and more, this book brings to life the magic of UT football and the endearing canines that have become such an indispensable part of the experience.
This book is on page /dab2ca502f3ba773ca68bf5353ad5292/book/1603725644-9781572339170. It was written by the following authors: Thomas J. Mattingly, Earl C. Hudson. Book Smokey: The True Stories behind the University of Tennessee's Beloved Mascot, which can be read online, published by the company: University of Tennessee Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Popular Science, Nature, Sports Books. The book was published on 2012-11-30 00:00:00. It has 152 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 408 g. File for download Smokey: The True Stories behind the University of Tennessee's Beloved Mascot has PDF format and is called smokey-the-true-stories-behind-the-university-of-tennessees-beloved-mascot.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our rapidsport.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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