Wolfpack Football Trivia
Just one or two questions for those with a memory:
Why is November 11th, 1967, the darkest day in State football history?
What new conference member, one with a rich football history, has never defeated State in six attempts?
By the way, who do you think is the greatest coach in our history?
I'd go with Lou though you could even make a case for Earle Edwards. After all, how many of you know, just the year before the formation of the ACC, State put together a committee to study the feasibility of dropping football. Of course, that couldn't happen because we had to field a team to gain and retain conference membership. Instead, just four years after the conference's formation, he led us to the first of 5 (?) championships.
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i had to look the first one up and i think i know the second one. the first is state losing to unranked penn state on a late goal line stand, 13-8. state was undefeated and ranked #3 or #4 while being 8-0. i think the second one is pitt.
No go on #2, Killer.
I listened to the first on radio from Gold dorm eventhough it was on closed circuit at Reynolds. Strange, but in JoPa's second year, we became his young program's signature win. After all, we were ranked number #3 (in UPI?) and, by the time we ground to the Penn State goal line in the late afternoon gloom, only to be stopped twice, the two teams ranked ahead of us had already lost.
Oh, what might have been.
BTW, congrats to Chuck, our MLB that day. I'm sure the kids playing D for Akron are about to get both and ear and an eyeful.
Last edited by Howler; 01-04-2012 at 07:00 PM.
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syracuse, should have known, forgot about pitt slaughtering us in the bowl game. i think i blocked it out.
More old stuff:
Riddick had such an evil reputation, some questioned our proposed membership to the new ACC, saying we couldn't generate any football revenues (and the visiting team's percentage of the gate) and should therefore be excluded.
Others immediately pointed out we had the most rabid basketball following in the South, national prominence for our program and Reynolds Coliseum, the then largest on campus basketball facility in the country and, by the way, the probable future home for a proposed season ending basketball tournament.
End of discussion.
By the way, when approached in the early 2000's for a plaque commemorating the history of Riddick field, the home for State football and baseball games from 1907 to 1965, the then current administration in essence responded, "Why? That was a long time ago and nobody cares."
End of story.