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Published in GREAT PLAINS QUARTERLY 25:3 (Summer 2005). Copyright © 2005 Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


Clearly, college rodeo has meant much to the life of Sylvia Gann Mahoney. She was a college rodeo coach herself. She married a rodeo coach. She is a founder of an intercollegiate Rodeo alumni group. Perhaps her close association with college rodeo and her obvious love for the sport is the reason she should not have written this book.