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Notre Dame wins 1930 football title...



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December 11, 1930

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Michigan, December 11, 1930 

* Notre Dame officially become National Champions 
* Last season before Knute Rockne's death 

This 28 page newspaper has a banner headline on the front page of the sport's section (inside): "Notre Dame Eleven Given Thunderous Ovation Upon Return From Pacific Coast" with subheads that include: "FIGHT IRISH HAILED AS BEST OF ALL TEAMS" and more. This is one of the better headlines regarding this event that I have seen.

This was when the official Dickinson rating system gave Notre Dame the National Championship. They had beaten USC a few days earlier. This would also be the last championship for Knute Rockne prior to his death.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Light browning with minor margin wear, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: The 1930 college football season saw Notre Dame repeat as national champion under the Dickinson system, and a post-season Rose Bowl matchup between two unbeaten (9-0-0) teams, Washington State and Alabama, ranked #2 and #3, respectively. Alabama won the Pasadena contest, 24-0.

Category: The 20th Century

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