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Classic Sports

Jonathan Knight, Editor
Book proposals and CVs should be sent to:
Will Underwood, Director
The Kent State University Press
1118 Library
Kent, OH 44242-0001 USA
The Classic Sports series celebrates the intriguing histories of beloved sports teams, evoking and enriching the memories of longtime fans. Providing a patchwork narrative of the evolutions of cherished franchises and the essential characters and moments that define them, Classic Sports colorfully illustrates that these ongoing sagas played out on fields and inside arenas across the country deserve reflection and appreciation.

Classic Cavs 2nd Edition

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DescriptionTriumph and redemption on the North Coast

This brand-new edition of Classic Cavs counts down the fifty greatest Cleveland Cavaliers games, from their 67-loss inaugural NBA season in 1970–71 through the franchise’s renaissance following the triumphant return … Read the rest


Classic Pens

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DescriptionThe Penguins’ most memorable moments

In the Pittsburgh Penguins’ early years, starting in the late 1960s, it wasn’t uncommon to buy a $5 ticket for a seat at the top of the Civic Arena (the “Igloo”) and … Read the rest


Classic Steelers

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When it came to football in the 1930s, the college sport was king. But in 1933, former boxer and minor league baseball player Art Rooney, who had quarterbacked the squad at Duquesne University, purchased a team for … Read the rest


Classic Bucs

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A countdown of the greatest games of a Steel City institution

When slow-footed former Pirate Sid Bream broke the heart of the “Bucco” nation, it was Game Seven of the 1992 NLCS. He slid across the plate … Read the rest