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Gift Guide For College Sports Fans

No matter the arena, college sports are the crucible in which some of the best players in the country are forged. In just a few short seasons they can establish themselves as champions, many going on to play professionally for years.


In this gift guide you will find items celebrating your favorite teams in college sports; the exciting up and comers, the players with established excellence, and the inspiring coaches that lead all of them to victory. 


Whether commemorating your alma mater or just one of your favorite teams to root for, you’re sure to find a keepsake that will delight the college sports fan in your life and provide enjoyment for years to come.

For football fans

Glorious: Georgia Secures Its Second Consecutive National Title with a Perfect Season

Commemorate the UGA Bulldogs' perfect season and consecutive national title with this hardcover coffee-table book. Featuring detailed stories and vivid photographs from the Bulldogs' hometown paper, the Athens Banner-Herald, this collector's item provides an inside look as Georgia's flawless season resulted in its back-to-back championship. Additionally, this keepsake contains content from the regular season, SEC championship, playoffs, and national title, and contains an introduction by UGA icon Aaron Murray. Last season's edition completely sold out, so order your copy today while supplies last!

Purple Reign: TCU’s Unforgettable 2022 Season

Celebrate TCU’s memorable 2022 season with this hardcover collector's book. Full of action-packed photos and in-depth stories from the award-winning journalists of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, this 160-page book puts you inside the huddle as the TCU Horned Frogs took college football by storm and delivered a season to remember. The book includes coverage of the entire season, including the college football playoffs and their big win over Michigan!

Dawgs Rising: How Kirby Smart Transformed Georgia into a Perennial Contender

Get the inside story on Georgia’s rise to dominance under Coach Kirby Smart with this hardcover collector’s book. Full of dynamic photos, compelling stories and features on key players, this coffee-table book offers an insider’s perspective of Coach Smart’s philosophy and drive to catapult the Bulldogs into national prominence.


Nick Saban: 15 Epic Seasons That Changed Alabama Football Forever

Relive Alabama's rise to power under Coach Nick Saban in this hardcover collector’s book! From his recruiting to community involvement, player development to National Championships, this 160-page coffee-table book showcases your favorite team in stories and full-color photos from the Tuscaloosa News.

Shock Wave: Tulane’s Thrilling Season

Commemorate Tulane’s thrilling season and Cotton Bowl win with this hardcover coffee-table book. Full of compelling stories and dynamic photos from the Green Wave’s hometown paper, The Times-Picayune, this collector’s book puts you inside the huddle as Tulane’s historic season culminated in a dramatic win over USC in the Cotton Bowl. This keepsake is sure to delight all Tulane fans.

Breaking Down Barriers: How the Cincinnati Bearcats Crashed the College Football Playoff Party

From a perfect regular-season record to UC’s College Football Playoffs berth — the first non-Power Five team to accomplish this feat — get the inside story of Cincinnati’s incredible run to shake up college football in 2021. This 160-page book includes coverage of regular season, AAC championship, and playoffs, and is sure to delight Bearcats fans everywhere.

Purple & Golden: How the 2019 LSU Tigers Dominated College Football to Win a National Championship

Celebrate the champions! Get the book that captures the LSU Tigers' historic 2019–20 season from early-season momentum to the National Championship, plus complete coverage of Joe Burrow's remarkable college career and Heisman Trophy award. This 168-page, hardcover book features stories and photos from the award-winning sportswriters and photographers of The Advocate.


Hail, Yes! 25 Years Later

This 208-page hardcover book relives the amazing story of the 1997 Michigan Wolverines, who ended a 49-year national championship drought, including key players Charles Woodson, Brian Griese, Jon Jansen, Steve Hutchinson, Tom Brady and Hall of Fame coach Lloyd Carr. The book also includes coverage of the Wolverines’ 10 other national championships and is a must-have collectible for all Michigan fans!

REVIVOLS! How Tennessee’s Epic 2022 Delivered a Return to the Football Elite

Celebrate Tennessee's thrilling 2022 season with this hardcover collector's book. Full of action-packed photos and in-depth stories from award-winning journalists who witnessed every game, this 160-page book puts you inside the huddle as the Tennessee Volunteers took college football by storm and delivered a season to remember by completing their first 11-win season in 21 years. Book includes coverage of entire season and full coverage of the Orange Bowl win!

Mighty Roar: The Story of the 2019 Memphis Tigers Football Team

Get the hardcover collector's book that captures the Memphis Tigers’ amazing season, from early-season momentum to the AAC Championship, plus complete coverage of the Cotton Bowl. Get inside the huddle with this 160-page book featuring stories and photos from the award-winning sportswriters and photographers of The Commercial Appeal.

Proceeds from the sales of “Mighty Roar” will be donated to the University of Memphis Tiger Scholarship Fund.

For basketball fans

The Drive to Five: The University of Connecticut Returns to Prominence with Fifth NCAA Championship

As a true Huskies fan, you know the thrill of UConn's historic 2022-23 season. Now, relive every unforgettable moment of UConn's fifth NCAA championship with this premium hardcover book. With beautiful photography and in-depth analysis, this book is the ultimate tribute to UConn's historic accomplishment. Order now to own a piece of UConn basketball history.

Embrace the Madness: A Journey Through UConn’s Championship Run and the Unforgettable Moments of the 2022-23 Men's College Basketball Season by The Athletic

Relive the excitement of one of the wildest men's college basketball seasons in history with this hardcover coffee-table book — the ultimate collector's item for college basketball fans! This limited-edition book takes you on a thrilling journey through regular-season highlights, an unforgettable NCAA Tournament with upsets in every round, and UConn's national championship triumph. Filled with 160 pages of compelling stories from The Athletic, action-packed photos, and insider insights, this book is the perfect way to relive the incredible moments that made this basketball season unforgettable.

Two Decades: Lasting Mark: Coach Mark Few's Legendary Career with Gonzaga Basketball

Celebrate Gonzaga coach Mark Few's remarkable career with this collector's book. From West Coast Conference championships to deep NCAA Tournament runs, top Gonzaga players to coach Few's impact in our community, this hardcover, 144-page book is full of stories, photos and stats that showcase Gonzaga basketball and coach Few's career in a unique way.

Remarkable: Gonzaga's March to a Magical 2020-21 Season

Celebrate Gonzaga’s magical 2020-21 season with this hardcover collector’s book. Full of compelling stories and action-packed photos from the award-winning journalists of The Spokesman-Review, this 144-page book puts you inside the huddle and is the perfect way to commemorate this historic season.

K: 42 Seasons • Five Championships • One Unmatched Legacy

Celebrate the unparalleled career of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski with this collector's coffee-table book. From ACC championships to NCAA Tournament titles, top Duke players to coach K’s impact in our community, this hardcover, 144-page book is full of stories, photos and stats that showcase Blue Devils basketball and coach K's career in a compelling way.

One Standing: Baylor's Magical Run to the National Championship

Celebrate Baylor’s first national championship with this hardcover collector’s book. Full of compelling stories from the Waco Tribune-Herald and action-packed photos, including full coverage of the NCAA Tournament and championship, this 144-page book puts you inside the huddle and is the perfect way to commemorate this historic season.

Unbracketed: Big-Time College Basketball Done the Right Way

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament manufactures the Cinderella story like clockwork, but most Cinderellas come and go. When next year’s bracket is revealed, the boxes are all blank once more and a fresh pack of underdogs crowds the edges of the field. Yet, over time a small group of one-time Cinderellas have broken the mold to become something more, and their blueprints are stunningly similar. With inside stories featuring some of college basketball’s most recognizable personalities, “Unbracketed” explores how Villanova, Gonzaga, Davidson and Loyola Chicago have pulled the biggest upset: turning the Cinderella story into a lasting narrative of big-time college athletics done the right way.

You Can Go Home Again: The Story of Roy Williams and His Legendary Career

From ACC championships to NCAA Tournament titles, top UNC players to coach Williams’ impact in our community, this hardcover, 144-page book is full of stories, photos and stats that showcase Tar Heels’ basketball and coach Roy Williams’ career in a unique way.

Dawn of a Dynasty: The South Carolina Gamecocks Return to College Basketball Glory with Their Second NCAA Title

Commemorate South Carolina’s national championship season with this hardcover collector’s book. Full of compelling stories and dynamic photos from award-winning journalists who witnessed every game, this coffee-table book gives readers an insider’s perspective of Gamecocks basketball, including exclusive photos, player profiles, game coverage, Dawn Staley’s Coach of the Year award, Aliyah Boston’s Player of the Year award and the NCAA tournament. Get this limited-edition book today and celebrate South Carolina’s historic season.


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Mick McCabe’s Golden Yearbook: 50 Great Years of Michigan’s Best High School Players, Teams & Memories

Magic Johnson or Glen Rice? Tyrone Wheatley or Jerome Bettis? Dena Head or the McGee twins? To commemorate his 50th anniversary at the Detroit Free Press, Hall of Fame sportswriter Mick McCabe selects his best prep football and basketball players, his top all-time teams and his favorite stories.

As a bonus, this 176-page, hardcover book includes every all-state Dream Team in football, boys basketball and girls basketball from 1970 to 2020. Relive the thrills of yesteryear — and maybe find yourself among the pages! — in Mick McCabe’s Golden Yearbook: 50 Great Years of Michigan’s Best High School Players, Teams & Memories.

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