Sunday, September 30, 2007

On This Date in College Football History

Well, tomorrow, to be accurate, give or take 45 minutes ...

Oct. 1, 1904: Baseball Hall of Fame member, and Ohio Wesleyan alum, Branch Rickey coaches his first game at Allegheny (Pa.) - a 5-0 win over Warren (Pa.). Rickey guides the Gators to a 5-5 record in ’04 and coaches the 1905 squad to a 3-8 mark before going back to baseball. He later breaks the modern Major League Baseball segregation barrier by bringing former UCLA football standout Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

Source: The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame

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