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College Football - Notable Historical Events

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College Football - Historical Events
Date Event
1875-11-13

Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms

1892-12-27

N C Biddle beats Livingston 4-0 in 1st black college football game

1916-10-07

Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeat Cumberland 222-0, the most lopsided score in the history of college football

1932-11-19

Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game

1939-09-30

1st televised college football game (Fordham vs Waynesburg at NYC)

1945-11-10

College football's #1 Army beats #2 Notre Dame 48-0

1980-01-01

Alabama beats Arkansas in Sugar Bowl for college football championship

1980-09-06

College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for

1981-01-01

Georgia beats Notre Dame in Sugar Bowl for college football title

1981-11-28

Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Alonzo Stagg & become college football's winningest coach

1982-01-01

Clemson wins the Orange Bowl for college football championship

1983-01-01

Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title

1984-01-02

Miami beats Nebraska in Orange Bowl for college football championship

1984-06-27

Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts

1985-01-02

Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions

1985-08-23

Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games

1986-01-01

Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship

1987-01-02

Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ

1988-01-01

Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship

1988-12-19

Oklahoma's College football team gets 3 year probation

1989-01-02

Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship

1990-01-10

NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players

1996-09-28

Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama)

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College Football - Birthdays
Date Event
1893-12-06

Lou Little, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1960)

1897-02-15

Earl H Blaik, Det, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1965)

1913-02-14

Woody Hayes, [Wayne], college football coach (Ohio, 1968 coach of the year)

1916-04-23

Bud Wilkinson, college football coach (Oklahoma)

1919-02-13

Eddie Robinson, winningest college football coach (Grambling)

1926-07-21

Joe Restic, Greatest College Football Traditions

1929-02-18

Hayden Fry, Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football

1929-08-26

Haywood Harris, Greatest College Football Traditions

1937-02-23

Tom Osborne, college football coach

1939-9-15

Jeff Prugh, Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football

1942-05-07

Craig Fertig, Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football

1945-08-21

Willie Lanier, Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football

1950-08-15

Sam Cunningham, Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football

1951-10-31

Nick Saban, American college football coach

1954-09-25

Sylvester Croom, American college football coach

1956-9-17

Leo Lewis, Greatest College Football Traditions

1960-11-10

Dan Hawkins, American college football coach

1982-01-27

Bruce Braden III, ESPN College Football

1987-05-11

Louis Murphy, American college football player

1988-02-07

Matthew Stafford, American college football player

1988-03-08

Armanti Edwards, American college football player

College Football - Deaths
Date Event
1980-01-10

Bo Rein, American college football coach (b. 1945)

1983-01-26

Paul "Bear" Bryant, college football coach (Alabama), dies at 69

2001-12-06

Charles McClendon, Hall of Fame college football coach (b. 1923)

2008-10-04

Craig Fertig, Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football

2009-08-08

Jeff Prugh, Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football

2009-12-02

Foge Fazio, American college football coach (b. 1938)

2010-06-01

Haywood Harris, Greatest College Football Traditions

2011-12-08

Joe Restic, Greatest College Football Traditions


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