Monday, May 21, 2007
New UMass Sports Book out
I just purchased a copy of "University of Massachusetts Amherst Athletics" by Steven R. Sullivan '91.
Lots of classic UMass Football images and other UMass sports. Arcadia Publishing's website is here. It was published in 2006 and covers a wide range of UMass football history as well as all UMass sports.
On the cover is UMass' first All-American Lou Bush. His UMass Hall-of-Fame bio is here . An even better biography is here .
Bush was phenomenal athlete. In 1931 and 32 he scored 39 touchdowns in two years. He still holds or ranks high on a number of UMass football records even though he did not play most of his senior year due to an injury. He was also a varsity member of the basketball and baseball teams.
I knew Lou Bush personally. He was my high school chemistry teacher and a member of my parish. He was active as a sports official into his late 70's.