Tag Archives: Historic Football Posters

Illinois beats Stanford in 1952 Rose Bowl

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A marquee’s matinee

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Bookies Had It Figured To The Point

When it comes to ranking Clemson coaches, the discussion for No. 1 begins and ends with Frank Howard. For 30 years, Howard ruled Death Valley, gathering two Southern Conference titles and six ACC championships, 165 wins and two unbeaten seasons. … Continue reading

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1948 Army-Navy: “The Mismatch Of The Century” That Really Wasn’t

In the immediate postwar years, the three dominant college football powers were Notre Dame, Michigan and Army, with a combined 69-6-8 record among them between 1946 and 1949. Notre Dame and Michigan have been major powers for forever and a … Continue reading

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First Army-Navy Game at West Point in 51 Years

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Heroes of higher order

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It Came Up Oranges For The Irish In Ara’s Last Game

For the second straight year, unbeaten Alabama faced Notre Dame on New Year’s Day, with their national championship hopes on the line. In the 1974 Sugar Bowl, the two teams came into the game with identical perfect records, and the … Continue reading

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When Charlie Way Showed Nittany Lions The Way To Victory

Long before either Penn State or Nebraska joined the Big 10 to make it a de facto Big 12, the independent Nittany Lions met the Big 6 Cornhuskers 11 times, going back to the days of train travel, leather helmets … Continue reading

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Stock Market Crash? Not At Ross-Ade Stadium

The stock market may have slid down the tubes at the end of October in 1929, but as far as Purdue fans were concerned, prosperity wasn’t just around the corner. It had already arrived. And while the economy was to … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare Was More Than Writer

There have been more than a few “Game of the Century” contests by this time, but when in 1969 the sportswriters were polled on this question, the overwhelming choice was the 1935 thriller between unbeaten Notre Dame and unbeaten Ohio … Continue reading

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