Monthly Archives: July 2011

1948

One thing is for certain – the PCC was never short on controversy.  In 1948 the Oregon Ducks and California Golden Bears tied for the football championship.  Therefore, it was up to the faculty athletic representatives to choose who would represent … Continue reading

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1949

In 1949 Idaho was in the third year of a re-emphasis on football.  Unfortunately that endeavor was less than successful.  Although Idaho had succeeded in producing a better product, so too had the other members of the PCC.  Idaho finished … Continue reading

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1950

In 1950 Idaho was entering one of its periodical periods of de-emphasizing football.  Although president Buchanan would deny that the Vandal football program was being de-emphasized, it was in fact just that.  Voluntarily cancelling conference games against California and USC … Continue reading

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1951

If you can imagine a time when college football didn’t dominate television on a fall Saturday afternoon then you have a good imagination.  In 1951 colleges were still trying to decide what to do with the new technology.  Would television … Continue reading

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1952-Fate Sealed as a PCC Member

In 1952 the league voted that beginning with the 1956 season all teams – except Idaho – would be required to play a round-robin schedule.  Although it may have seemed like a boon for Idaho at the time – not … Continue reading

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1953

Idaho had been terrible as of late in PCC competition.  1953 was no different.  Idaho lost every PCC game and won only one game the entire season.  Even in the darkest days of Vandal football the boys from Idaho were … Continue reading

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1954 – Dawn of the Stahley Era

Skip Stahley took the helm of Vandal football in February of 1954.  After a dreadful 1953 campaign that included only one win, Stahley lead the Vandals to four victories in 1954 including a win over bitter rival Washington State. The victory, … Continue reading

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