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Three Yards and a Cloud of Dust is the dynamic account of this extraordinary football phenomenon. It is the story of a University that was founded in 1873 with a student enrollment of twenty-four, and of a football team that in its first season,MoreThree Yards and a Cloud of Dust is the dynamic account of this extraordinary football phenomenon. It is the story of a University that was founded in 1873 with a student enrollment of twenty-four, and of a football team that in its first season, 1890, won one and lost three, but that was to start a football dynasty that would eventually boast: the best winning percentage in the Bi(I Ten Conference, three Rose Bowl games winners, three National Championship teams, and twelve conference titles. Here, too, are the men who distinguished themselves for Ohio State - players like Chic Harley, Vic Janowicz, and Howard Hopalong Cassady, and coaches such as Francis Schmidt, Paul Brown, and Wayne Woody Hayes - all of them a vital part of this tremendous football history.Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the world of bi~~-time college football, with an account of the fabulous Ohio State Marching Band and an in-depth examination of the hottest football rivalry in the country - the spectacular clashes between the Buckeyes and the University of Michigans Wolverines. Illustrated with 16 pages of photographs, records and facts, Three Yards and a Cloud of Dust is a memorable tribute to Ohio State and its fighting football squad. For nine months of the year there is little to distinguish Columbus, Ohio, from dozens of other large cities in America. But from the time the Ohio State football team begins practice until the final game is played, Columbus is transformed into the football capital of America. On the five to seven Saturdays during the season when the Ohio State Buckeyes play, more than eighty thousand exuberant fans fill Ohio Stadium, and ordinary life in Columbus conies to a virtual standstill.