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Oklahoma Sooners... 1950 National champs....
Item # 585142
November 29, 1950
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 29, 1950
* Oklahoma Sooners
* National champions (1st report)
This 68 page newspaper has one column headlines in the sport's section (page 47): "OKLAHOMA IS FIRST IN FINAL BALLOTING" and "Gets 213 of 319 First-Place Votes in Associated Press Poll--Army Eleven Next" with standings (see images). 1st report coverage on the Oklahoma Sooners officially being named national champions of college football by the associated press (AP poll).
Other news, sports, and advertisements of the day throughout. This rag edition is in great condition.
wikipedia notes: The 1950 college football season finished with the unbeaten and untied Oklahoma Sooners being the overwhelming choice for national champion. On New Year’s Day, the 9-0-0 Sooners were upset by the 10-1-0 Kentucky Wildcats in the Sugar Bowl. The #2 team, the United States Military Academy (Army) had been defeated in its final regular season game by 2-6-0 Navy, 14-2. However, the final poll had been issued on November 27, and the bowl games had no effect on Oklahoma’s status as the #1 team.
Category: The 20th Century