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Notre Dame... 1947 National champs....



Item # 585132

December 9, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 9, 1947

* Notre Dame Fighting Irish
* National champions (1st report)
* NCAA college football


This 60 page newspaper has one column headings in the sport's section (page 41): "NOTRE DAME VOTED NATION'S TOP TEAM", "Irish Take Honors for Second Year in Row in Writers' Poll--Michigan Next" with standings (see images). 1st report coverage on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish officially being named national champions of college football by the associated press (AP poll).

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Complete, rag edition in great condition.

wikipedia notes: The 1947 college football season finished with Notre Dame, Michigan and Penn State all unbeaten and untied, but the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame were the first place choice for 107 of the 142 voters in the AP writers poll, and repeated as national champions.

Category: The 20th Century

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