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Notre Dame wins 1930 football title...

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December 11, 1930

THE DETROIT NEWS, December 11, 1930 

* Knute Rockne exhausted with coaching football
* Notre Dame officially are National Champions 
* Last season before airplane crash death
* Fighting Irish college football

The front page of the sport's section (page 29) has a banner headline: "'ROCKNE, ILL, TO RETURN TO MAYO'S FOR TREATMENT" with subheads and small photo of Rockne. They had just beaten USC. This would also be the last championship for Knute Rockne prior to his death.
Complete with 56 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

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