Tag Archives: 1925

1925 “Big Game” — Rip Van Cardinal Finally Wakes Up

As we noted a few weeks ago in our account of the Cal Stadium dedication game, the California Golden Bears were truly the “wonder team” of the early 1920s, going unbeaten for five straight seasons between 1920 and 1924 and … 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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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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Lions Repel Spartans In Their Maiden Matchup

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Returning To The Scene Of The Crime

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The Last Ride Of The Four Horsemen

In the early 1920s, when long distance intersectional matchups were largely restricted by the lack of rapid transportation, West Coast teams operated in what was essentially a parallel universe. Some of them, like California’s “Wonder Team” of the early 20s, … Continue reading

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