Still, the nickname “Fighting Irish” was embraced by some and opposed by others by the time de Valera visited Fenway and Notre Dame. In a 1919 Scholastic issue, a letter appeared from an alumnus who criticized the nickname because many players were not of Irish descent.
The Alabama Crimson Tide football program represents the University of Alabama (variously Alabama, UA, or 'Bama) in the sport of American football. The team competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
The Michigan Wolverines football program represents the University of Michigan in college football at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) level. Michigan has the most all-time wins in college football history and the highest winning percentage among FBS teams.
National Football League . Fullback - Mosi Tatupu. Tatupu played tailback and fullback and was a special teams stud for New England. He ran under punts and kicks and ran the football for 13 years with the Patriots, leading the NFL in yards per carry (5.5) in 1983.
Louisiana State University (LSU) played its first football game in school history on November 25, 1893, losing to rival Tulane in the first intercollegiate contest in Louisiana. The game sparked a rivalry between the Tigers and the Green Wave that has lasted generations.
The Penn State Nittany Lions team represents the Pennsylvania State University in college football. The Nittany Lions compete in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision as a member of the Big Ten Conference, which they joined in 1993 after playing as an Independent from their founding through 1992.
The USC Trojans football program, established in 1888, represents the University of Southern California in college football. USC is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I FBS and the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12). The Trojans throughout NCAA history have claimed 11 national championships.
Related: Top 10 Oklahoma Sooners Teams of All-Time The best of the rest: 11. 1954 (10-0, 6-0) Head Coach: Bud Wilkinson. Not many teams feature a Hall of Fame two-way lineman who finished second in the Heisman like the nasty Kurt Burris did for the unbeaten national champs in 1954. Oklahoma beat three ranked teams in Cal (No. 12), TCU (No. 20) and Texas (No. 15) to win the title.
From 1966 to 1985, the Dallas Cowboys had 20 straight winning seasons. That feat seems to have slipped into the nothing-that-happened-before-2000-is-relevant abyss -- but if you think about how incredible the accomplishment was, you realize this might be the NFL's preeminent franchise.
Senior writer Larry Mayer ranks the top 10 Bears of all-time from small colleges. Chicago Bears announce 2018 Training Camp Schedule The Bears will conduct training camp from July 21 through Aug. 11 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, where fans will be able to watch practice and park free of charge.
National Football League . Center - Forrest Blue. Blue, who anchored the 49ers' line from 1968 to 1974, was one of the best players on the forgotten San Francisco teams of the early '70s that went to back-to-back NFC Championship Games. Blue was named first-team All-Pro twice.
Like Hubbard, Michalske was a top player of the 1930s, helping to make the Packers a threat to win the league title nearly every year. In fact, in 1931, Green Bay became the NFL's first team to three-peat, with Michalske being named All-Pro each year (earning a total of five selections over the course of his career).
The Washington Redskins have been known as a smash mouth football team. In the Gibbs era, the Redskins have won three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks. With such a long history, the Redskins have had numerous Hall of Fame players. The 20Yardline.com has put together our version of the All-Time Redskins Team. Debate our selections in our forum throughout the season or take part in our polls.
Denver Broncos All-Time Team 1960-Present The Denver Broncos are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NFL. They have played in seven Super Bowls, winning two of them, yet only have four players in the Hall of Fame, John Elway, Shannon Sharpe, Floyd Little and Gary Zimmerman.
The College Football Research Center lists Auburn as the 14th best college football program in history, with eight Auburn squads listed in Billingsley's Top 200 Teams of All Time (1869–2010). The Bleacher Report placed Auburn as the 18th best program of all time in their power rankings conducted after the 2010 season.
The Indianapolis Colts are an American football team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) South division. Since the 2008 season, the Colts have played their games in Lucas Oil Stadium.
Cleveland Browns Team Encyclopedia. Sports Reference; Baseball; Football ... Cleveland Browns Franchise Encyclopedia. Seasons: 70 (1946 to 2018 ) Record (W-L-T): 509-486-13 Playoff Record: 16-20. Super Bowls Won: 0 (0 Appearances) Championships Won *: 8 All-time Passing Leader: Brian Sipe 1,944/3,439, 23,713 yds, 154 TD All-time Rushing Leader: Jim Brown 2,359 att, 12,312 yds, 106 TD All-time ...
The franchise is legally and corporately registered as New York Jets, LLC. The team was founded in 1959 as the Titans of New York, an original member of the American Football League (AFL); later, the franchise joined the NFL in the AFL–NFL merger in 1970. The team began to play in 1960 at the Polo Grounds.
The football history of Ole Miss includes the formation of the first football team in the state and the 26th team on the list of college football's all-time winning programs. The Rebels posted their 600th win on September 27, 2008 when they defeated the Florida Gators 31–30.
The Florida Cup is the trophy sponsored by the state of Florida given to either the Florida State University Seminoles, the University of Florida Gators, or the University of Miami Hurricanes for winning a round-robin against the other two teams in the same season (including bowl games if necessary).
Throughout its history, spanning more than 120 years, Georgia has seen some of the SEC’s and college football’s all-time greats come through. From SEC record holders to Heisman Trophy winners, the Bulldogs claim one of the most impressive rosters of alumni in the SEC.
The Army Black Knights football team, previously known as the Army Cadets, represents the United States Military Academy in college football. Army is currently a Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) member of the NCAA. The Black Knights currently play home games in Michie Stadium with a capacity of 38,000 at West Point, New York.
The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. The Texans compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) South division. The club first played in 2002 as an expansion team, making them the youngest franchise currently competing in the NFL.
The Stanford Cardinal football program represents Stanford University in college football at the NCAA Division I FBS level and is a member of the Pac-12 Conference's North Division. Stanford, the top-ranked academic institution with a FBS program, has a highly successful football tradition.