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Ohio Stadium "The Shoe" dedication... 1922...



Item # 588288

October 8, 1922

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 8, 1922 

* Ohio Stadium "The Horseshoe" VERY 1ST GAME 
* NCAA college football
 

This 60+ page Sunday edition has various college football in the sport's section with one column headings on page 29: "Ohio State In Hard Tilt With Wesleyan" and "Buckeyes Fail to Cross Opponents' Goal Line But Win Game by Score of 5 to 0" See photo for brief 1st report coverage on the very 1st game played in Ohio Stadium, also known at the "Horseshoe". A great item for a true Buckeyes fan.  Nice to have in this famous NYC title.

Other news, sports and various advertisements of the day throughout. Light browning with some margin wear and tear (chipping), otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: The first game in the stadium was against Ohio Wesleyan University on October 7, 1922, and brought a crowd of around 25,000, which left people concerned because the stadium was half empty. This concern was put to rest at the stadium's formal dedication against Michigan on October 21, which the Wolverines won, 21–0. The crowd was announced at the game to be 72,000, but no one is really sure how many people made it into the stadium. This attendance mark was broken in a game against Michigan in 1925 when 90,411 came out to support the Buckeyes; this is also the last time standing-room-only tickets were sold for a game.

Category: The 20th Century

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