The Historical

Joe Paterno: A Legend's Career

With the passing of Penn State's legendary head coach Joe Paterno, SB Nation looks back on the long and storied career of this extraordinary college football icon.

Alabama Vs. LSU Series Has Decided More Than One National Title Already

In 1958, LSU's victory over Alabama and first year head coach Paul Bryant paved the way for the Tiger's National Championship. The two teams didn't meet on the field for another six years but when...

Florida Vs. Ohio State, The Historical: The 2006 Rematch That Wasn't

In 2006, Ohio State and Michigan battle to conclude the regular season convinced man the Wolverines deserved a rematch with the Buckeyes in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game but it would be...

Rose Bowl Game History: The Story Of College Football's Most Treasured Stadium

The Rose Bowl Stadium was built during college football's great stadium boom of the 1920s and the story of the historic venue's construction is a tale of the sport's first big-time era.

Florida State Vs. Notre Dame, The Historical: The 1993 Rematch That Wasn't

In 1993, No. 1 Florida State played No. 2 Notre Dame in South Bend for a contest most predicted would be an elimination game for the national championship. Things didn't work out that way.

Texas Vs. Cal, The Historical: The Wishbone Meets The Bear Minimum In 1969

Texas and Cal had high hopes for the 1969 season when they met for their season opener in Berkeley with a clash that pitted the game's most potent offense against one of the most stifling defenses.

Army-Navy 1944: The original game of the century

With the country at war and the dominance of the service academies over the rest of college football, the 1944 Army vs. Navy game was one of the most anticipated matchups in the history of the...

Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State, The Historical: High Stakes Bedlam

The stakes in the annual Bedlam rivalry between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were never higher than 1984 when both teams were ranked in the AP top three and angling for a national championship shot.

Texas Vs. Texas A&M, The Historical: The First And The Last

Texas and Texas A&M have met on the gridiron 117 times for one of the longest running rivalries in college football. The first game was a one-sided contest in Austin on Oct. 19, 1894.

Kansas Vs. Texas A&M, The Historical: Two Men From Texas And The First Tilt

The Kansas Jayhawks and the Texas A&M Aggies met a football foes for the first time in 1974 with both teams boasting Texas natives and Longhorn alumni as their head coaches.

Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt, The Historical: The Yankee Lawyer And The Captain From West Point

In 1925, Tennessee hired a young Captain from West Point, Robert R. Neyland, and entrusted him with the task of defeating the South's most dominant program, Dan McGugin's Vanderbilt squad.

Stanford Vs. Oregon, The Historical: The Wow Boys And The Webfeet

In 1940 Clark Shaughnessy and his Stanford Indians battled the Oregon Ducks in a game that declared the modern T-formation a force to be reckoned with.

Alabama Vs. LSU, The Historical: The Bear And The Chinese Bandits

The 1958 Alabama vs. LSU game was the first time The Crimson Tide was led by Paul W. Bryant on the sideline as well as the unveiling of the Tiger's "Chinese Bandit" defense that would lead them to...

Heisman Switches Sides

When Georgia Tech got handed a devastating 73-0 loss in 1903 by John Heisman's Clemson squad, the Yellow Jackets' partisans took aim on turning their program around by hiring the sardonic coach.

Steve Spurrier Learns to Loath the Bulldogs

The 1966 tilt between Florida and Georgia was Steve Spurrier's most disappointing hour. And a 73-0 Georgia Tech loss to Clemson in 1903 put the Yellow Jackets' aim on the Tiger's head coach, John...

76 Years Of SEC Saturday Nights In Tiger Stadium

The Historical looks back on the origins of LSU's feared Saturday night at Tiger Stadium as well as Clemson's use of new substitution rules in 1965 to earn a victory over NC State.

The Historical, Michigan Vs. Michigan State: The Black Knights Of Red Cedar

This week The Historical looks at Michigan State's dramatic upset of defending National Champion Michigan in 1934 and the 1951 on-field brawl in Bowling Green that cost the Toledo coach his job.

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