Sunday, March 25, 2018

A Little History

While in Floren Varsity House last week to shoot a couple of photos of plowed Memorial Field I took a couple of snaps of historic papers on display in the Crouthamel Lounge.

First is the telegram Dartmouth received announcing that it had won the 1970 Lambert Trophy, emblematic of "supremacy in the east." Only Dartmouth was able to interrupt a string of eight consecutive Lambert Trophy wins by Penn State.

From an SI story (LINK):
(W)hen Dartmouth was awarded the Lambert Trophy as the best team in the East, Penn State coach Joe Paterno felt obliged to register a tongue-in-cheek protest. Paterno suggested—through the press—that Dartmouth and Penn State play each other to determine which was really the top Eastern team. Responded Blackman, "Of course, Coach Paterno knows that under Ivy League rules we're not allowed to play in a postseason game, but if we were allowed to play a postseason contest, I would prefer to play a team that had a better record," a dig at the Nittany Lions' 7-3.

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Second is a page from All-America halfback Swede Oberlander's signals and plays from the 1925 undefeated season.

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