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When Ike Remained Neutral

It’s now largely forgotten by all but octogenarians, but in the annals of gridiron history few upsets have been as shocking as the one that took place on Columbia’s Baker Field on a glorious October afternoon in 1947. Taking on … Continue reading

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A Wonder Team Gets A New Playpen

Long before Bud Wilkinson’s Oklahoma teams ran off their record-breaking 47 straight wins in the 1950s, the longest reign of Division I terror was that of Andy Smith’s California “wonder teams” of 1920-25. Between a loss to Washington at the … Continue reading

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As A Way Of Introduction

With more than 80 new games we’re in the process of presenting on our website in the next few days, we offer without further description this stunning piece of program cover artwork from the 1930 Northwestern – Illinois game. Of … Continue reading

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Indiana – Purdue: The Beginning of The Old Oaken Bucket

Replaced in 1960 by the Hoosiers’ current field, the dedication of Indiana’s first Memorial Stadium also witnessed the inauguration of one of football’s great historic rivalries – The Old Oaken Bucket. Not that this was exactly the first game between … Continue reading

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1925 Nittany Lions Beat Notre Dame, 0-0

How understated was Penn State’s football team when it fielded its first squad back in 1887? This should give you a hint: For its first five years, they played without a coach! Either because of or in spite of this … Continue reading

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Tennessee’s First Bowl Game One Of Its Greatest

Winners of nearly 70 percent of the games they’ve played in their 123-year gridiron history, plus 16 conference championships, six national championships and 25 bowl games, the Volunteers of Tennessee have long been one of the storied programs in college … Continue reading

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Kansas – Missouri: The Border War That Is No More

Politics in the form of TV money has apparently done away with one of America’s great gridiron rivalries, but for the 121 years and 120 games that it lasted, the Kansas-Missouri “showdown” was perhaps the fiercest one of them all. … Continue reading

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Before Michigan’s Big House, There Was Ferry Field

For the past 85 years, Michigan’s Wolverines have been housed in Michigan Stadium,  the mother of all megastadiums that is affectionately known as “The Big House” in tribute to its monstrous (and still growing) 100,000-plus seating capacity. But from 1906-26, … Continue reading

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When The Bear Gave Baron A Run For His Money

When football fans think of Paul “Bear” Bryant, nearly all of them automatically think of his great Alabama teams that featured the likes of Joe Namath, Kenny Stabler and LeRoy Jordan. And when Kentucky fans think of their great mid-century … Continue reading

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The Great Jack Davis: Tales of Crypt to Tales of Bulldog

People of a certain age first came upon Jack Davis on the pages of MAD, along with Tales of the Crypt and other comic books and magazines, where he was among the artists whose illustrations were so violent and gruesome … Continue reading

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