- Beano Cook, College Football
In 1957, the University of Maryland football brochure -- they're now called media guides -- placed an unusual individual on the cover, which was typically reserved for the football coach or a player the sports information director hoped might win the Heisman Trophy.
Maryland passed on picking a coach or a player.
Instead, Queen Elizabeth graced the cover of the Terps' brochure because she planned to visit America and attend a game at College Park, Md.
Sports information directors are stuck between the shark-like media and the all-powerful coaches, writes Beano Cook.