The 1960s produced an era of unique transformation throughout the country.
From coast to coast, ethical, moral, and cultural revolutions were sweeping the nation. Social mores had begun to change and romance was beginning to take on a more seedy tone.
And the small, Western Pennsylvania campus of Augusteum College would be no exception.
On campus, fraternities and sororities had kicked into high gear—partying and drinking quickly became the norm, and beer was king.
For the Norsemen of Augusteum’s football team, the famed season of 1967 would become a rather remarkable one—a memorable time that would play over and over in their minds for decades to come.
The Norsemen would be challenged by Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia’s toughest small college opponents—several times facing off against future National Football League players.
Five Norsemen, whose play on the gridiron was matched by their after-hours antics, will soon experience the season of a lifetime…
…both on and off the field.
“Fueled by punchy characters and witty dialogue, author Jeff Brooks takes readers back to the sixties, and the tie-dyed experience of a small college,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “Kickoffs and Kegs: Small College Days offers readers a humorous, and often mischievous, account of those who lived during one of the most radical times in history.”
Jeff Brooks was born and raised in Erie, PA and graduated from Thiel College located in Greenville, PA with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He is a third-generation veteran, having served a stateside tour in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968. He is an avid reader of all types of literature and is a huge Pittsburgh Penguins fan. He has two sons and two grandchildren and currently resides in Winston-Salem, NC with his wife, Barb, and their cat, Max.