Tackling Football: A Woman’s Guide to Understanding the College Game provides women with the basics for understanding a college football game – how it is played, including the various playing positions, and basic offensive and defensive strategies. It includes a close-up look at what happens before, during, and after the game, as well as how to listen to a play-by-play. It is written in a “user-friendly” format and is drawn from our combined years of experience with college football as spectator, player and coach. We feel that few things in sports compare to the excitement of a weekend college football game – from socializing with friends at the pregame tailgating parties to the energy of the crowd cheering their team’s touchdown over a rival. We want others to have that experience and share in our love and appreciation for the game.