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T.C.U. football national champions in 1938...

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December 7, 1938

THE TOPEKA DAILY CAPITAL, Topeka, Kansas, December 7, 1938

* Texas Christian University - T.C.U.
* NCAA college football national champions

This 14 page newspaper has a somewhat discrete one column heading on page 9: "T. C. U. Wins No. 1 Position in Poll". See photo for brief but 1st report coverage on Texas Christian University being declared national champions in NCAA college football.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. A few small binding holes along the spine, otherwise nice condition.

wikipedia notes: TCU would go undefeated in 1938 under the tutelage of coach Dutch Meyer and behind TCU’s only Heisman Trophy winner—quarterback Davey O'Brien. That year the Frogs' closest game came against the University of Arkansas where they beat the Razorbacks 21–14 in Fort Worth. They were invited to the 1939 Sugar Bowl and beat the Carnegie Tech Tartans from Pittsburgh by a score of 15–7 in front of more than 50,000 spectators.

Category: The 20th Century

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