Underdogs to Wonderdogs Book Available at Bulldog Shop
    Coach Batesole and several Bulldogs will be signing copies of the book Underdogs to Wonderdogs.
    Coach Batesole and several Bulldogs will be signing copies of the book Underdogs to Wonderdogs.

    Dec. 15, 2008

    FRESNO, Calif. - One of the most improbable and incredible college sports championships ever is captured in the new book, Underdogs to Wonderdogs: Fresno State's Road to Omaha and the College World Series Championship. The book will be available in the Bulldog Shop starting Wednesday, Dec. 17. Author Paul Loeffler, coach Mike Batesole, and players will be on hand at the Bulldog Shop for the first book signing from noon to two p.m. on Dec. 18.

    "The arrival of the book has been highly anticipated and its timing is perfect for the holiday shopping season," said Paul Ladwig, Associate Athletic Director of External Relations and Broadcasting. "We are proud to give fans the opportunity to add a personal touch to a memento that will allow them to relive the excitement of the 2008 national championship by having four people instrumental to the magical season on hand to personally autograph copies of the book."

    With 200 full-color photos packed into 168 letter-sized pages, this hardcover edition chronicles Fresno State's 2008 season from start to furious finish. Penned by Loeffler, the team's longtime radio announcer, Underdogs to Wonderdogs also includes:

    • Riveting radio play-by-play excerpts in boldface red type
    • Telling quotes from players and coaches, captured throughout the magical season • A foreword written by all-time saves leader Brandon Burke
    • Comments from more than 30 other voices, including ESPN personalities Chris Berman and Erin Andrews, Fresno State president Dr. John Welty, former coach Bob Bennett, and several coaches from teams the Bulldogs eliminated.

    "I'm so thankful for the opportunity to capture this incredible story in print, and I'm really pleased with how the book came out," said author Paul Loeffler. "Getting it here before Christmas is exciting. Just like the Wonderdogs themselves, it took a team effort to get this done, and I'm thankful for everyone who pitched in. I hope Bulldog fans enjoy reading Underdogs to Wonderdogs as much as I enjoyed writing it"

    If you purchase the book at the Bulldog shop on Dec. 18, the rest of your Bulldog Shop purchase will be 25 percent off. The book is still available online at wonderdogsbook.com. All pre-sale orders will be in the mail starting Dec. 15 and shipped to those who pre-ordered in November. To purchase the book Click Here

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