Big Red Rivals: Farewell to a Conference Book for only $16.05!

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Big Red Rivals: Farewell to a Conference Book for only $16.05!
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A keepsake for all who love Nebraska Football.

Today only, buy "Big Red Rivals: Farewell to a Conference" for just $16.05! That's nearly 1/2 off the cover price.

  • Coverage of EVERY Nebraska conference game from the beginning of the Big Eight in 1960 – 50 years of football!
  • History of Nebraska football going back to the 1890s and the beginning of the Huskers' play in the Missouri Valley beginning in 1907.
  • Stories from The World-Herald's award-winning writers, including columnists Michael Kelly, Lee Barfknecht and Tom Shatel, current members of our sports staff, retired writers Steve Sinclair, Larry Porter, Tom Ash, and the late Wally Provost.
  • World-Herald photos capture the great plays, the hits, the emotion and the pageantry of conference football. The story is told through more than a century of photos, from rare black and white snapshots to the crisp, digital images of the 21st Century.


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A keepsake for all who love Rosenblatt Stadium.

This deal really hits it out of the park. Today only, buy "Rosenblatt Stadium: Omaha's Diamond on the Hill" for just $15! That's nearly $10 off the cover price.

History…tradition…memories – it’s all in this beautiful commemorative book about Rosenblatt Stadium. More than 300 pages of stories and photos make this a wonderful keepsake for College World Series fans, Royals fans, and all Omahans.

Reaching Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb., has become the dream of NCAA Division I college baseball players from across the country. While the Road to Omaha will still be traveled, the ultimate destination, Rosenblatt Stadium, soon will be no more.

Home to the College World Series since 1950, the quaint stadium atop a South Omaha hill has one more CWS left this June before being relegated to the wrecking ball. The city of Omaha and the NCAA will move future CWSs to a new downtown Omaha stadium in 2011. Eventually, proud Rosenblatt will be razed, and 61 years of CWS memories will go with it.

The Omaha World-Herald has been in the unique position to document all of those memories, from the multiple triumphs of the storied programs like USC, LSU and Texas to the surprises of Holy Cross in 1952 and Pepperdine in 1992.

This book is a trove of stories, vignettes and pictures that tells the history of Rosenblatt and showcases the teams that helped turn it into a national treasure. Drawn from The World-Herald archives and the reporting of staff writer Steven Pivovar, the story of how Municipal Stadium became Rosenblatt Stadium and helped frame the growth of college baseball is revealed.

How important is Rosenblatt to the history of college baseball? Here's how renowned Texas coach Augie Garrido puts it in "Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha's Diamond on the Hill": “From a professional viewpoint, I am who I am because of what happened there. Rosenblatt has become identified as the end of a journey. The road to Omaha ends there. And whether you’ve won or lost, you leave there with a better feeling about yourself. You’ve been with the best.”

About the lead writer: Steven Pivovar, a World-Herald staff writer for 40 years, grew up in South Omaha attending games at Rosenblatt Stadium, including many early College World Series games at a time when the annual tournament drew few fans. As a reporter, he's covered more than 400 consecutive CWS games since 1982. Combined with 16 years as a beat writer for the Omaha Royals, Kansas City's AAA affiliate, and writing about other college and high school games played at Rosenblatt, Pivovar has covered approximately 1,700 games at the Stadium. Well-known in college baseball circles, Pivovar's interviews with the biggest names in the sport and hundreds of photos from World-Herald archives and elsewhere weave the story of Rosenblatt.

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