On November 26, 1960, the tournament final was held in Brooklyn, New York. Saint Louis won their second consecutive championship, defeating Maryland 3-2 in the final. For the first time ever, a third-place game was played between Michigan and Notre Dame. The Wolverines defeated the Fighting Irish 9-0 to take home the bronze.
The College Football Championship was created in 1936 when the AP began publishing a season summary of college football results. From then on, there have been many changes made to the championship format over time, but one thing that has remained constant is that it is decided by a national poll of sports writers and editors.
In 1960, the NCAA ruled that its member schools would no longer be able to pay players. This rule was put into place to prevent schools from recruiting students based on money. Prior to this rule being put into place, many schools recruited mostly outside the state school lines with the goal of finding players who could be paid.
Because of this change, the National Champion cannot be determined by who has the most wins. Instead, it now comes down to who has the most compelling story heading into the season. This year's champion is Saint Louis because they beat two top-10 teams (Alabama and Oklahoma) during the regular season and then went on to win the tournament.
In 1960, the Houston Oilers won the American Football League Championship Game. This is the only time that has happened.
The top AFL team during the regular season was the Boston Patriots. They had a record of 8-1-1 and were ranked first by some polls. The second-place Oakland Raiders had a record of 7-2-1 and were also ranked first by some polls. In the league championship game, held at Houston's Texas Stadium, the Oilers defeated the Patriots, 35-10. This is the only time that any team other than the Baltimore Colts or New York Yankees has won the World Series.
The AFL was created in 1959 by the NFL to give its many small-market teams a chance at the big time. The first season ended with the Patriots winning the NFL Title after defeating the Los Angeles Rams 4-0 in the Super Bowl. In 1960, the two leagues decided to play a championship game at the end of the season instead of continuing with a playoff system like they do now. The idea came from Houston football owner Bud Adams, who wanted to get more interest in his team.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club (1959-60) Championship/FA Cup It took place on May 7, 1960, in London's Wembley Stadium. Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers met in the encounter. Wolves won the game and the cup 3-0, thanks to a double from Norman Deeley after Blackburn defender Mick McGrath scored an own goal. This is the only time that Wolverhampton has won the FA Cup.
UCLA won the Final Four in Louisville, Kentucky, defeating Houston (73-58) and Dayton (79-64) UCLA Bruins men's basketball team.
|1966–67 UCLA Bruins men’s basketball|
|1966–67 record||30–0 14–0 AAWU (Pac-8)|
|Head coach||John Wooden (19th season)|
Florida defeated the Riverside Athletic Club 17-0 in a rematch in Gainesville. Florida fought Rollins to a scoreless stalemate in a rematch in Winter Park. Florida and Stetson each won the state championship. The caption on a team shot reads, "We licked Savannah 6-0."
The Florida football team consisted of John Rauch, Bill Anderson, Charlie Bachman, Carl Hoppe, Harry Taylor, and Billy Ballard. Coach: Charley Moran. Manager: William G. McLean.
In 1908, a dispute between Florida and Tulane arose over a player named Ed Weir who had signed with both schools. The two universities could not reach an agreement, so President Richard B. Russell of Florida called up all of his players to camp at Gainesville for two weeks before their next game against LSU. The players were paid $10 per week during this time period. In the end, Weir chose to attend Florida because he thought it would offer him a better chance to win a starting position right away. He was correct about that; after losing only one game during the regular season, Florida played its first game of 1909 against LSU. The game was held at Sanford Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. Florida lost 7-6 in overtime.
For more information about this topic, see the article titled "A Great Team, A Bad Year" by Jerry Adair.
The competition began on September 11, 1961, and concluded on April 26 and May 1, 1962, with a two-leg final. Norwich City won the event after defeating Rochdale 4-0 on aggregate over two legs. Norwich defeated Spotland 3-0 in the first leg, due to goals from Derrick Lythgoe (2) and Punton. They then went on to beat Grimsby Town 4-1 in the second leg. For their efforts, Norwich were awarded £5,000 by the Football Association and given admission into the First Division.
Norwich City won the tournament in its first season it was held. The club had been playing in the Second Division at the time, but following their success they were promoted to the First Division.
Canaries' owner George Robson decided to invest some of his money into the team by hiring Joe Mercer as manager. Under his guidance, Norwich became one of the top teams in England. In 1964, they even reached the FA Cup final but lost 2-1 to Manchester United. However, this didn't prevent them from winning the league title that same year. This made them the first team to win the league title after being promoted from the Second Division.
In 1965, Norwich were beaten in the opening game of the league season by Leeds United but then went on to win their next five matches. This amazing run remained unbroken until February when Liverpool beat Norwich 2-1 at Anfield.
With their 42-25 victory over Clemson in the 2020 College Football Playoff title game, the LSU Tigers become the 61st undefeated college football national champion since 1936. Because the Associated Press did not begin recognizing the NCAA national champion until 1936, we'll begin with that year in this list of every undefeated national champion. The University of Georgia began its season 1-0 for the first time in history when it defeated Davidson College 7-0 in its opener on September 22, 1936. That same day, Stanford beat California 14-0 to become the first AP national champion. The UGA defense limited the Davids to just seven points through the air and three on the ground. It was the only win during Coach Bobby Dodd's tenure at UGA.
In 1969, President Richard Nixon declared his intention to have college football ranked by number of votes from a panel of coaches, administrators and journalists. The plan was implemented that same year under the name "College Football Championship Series". The series ended after the 1973 season when it was discovered that Florida State had been banned from the postseason because of NCAA violations. In 1994, the Bowl Coalition was formed by the major conferences (Atlantic Coast Conference, Big East, Big Ten, Pacific-10). This partnership would last until 2007 when the big five conferences (ACC, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC) decided to stop sharing revenue and started negotiating their own deals with the bowls.
The 1960 NCAA tournament saw a Jerry Lucas-led Ohio State win its first men's basketball national title, defeating reigning national champion California in the championship game. It was the first of what would be three consecutive titles for Ohio State.
Lucas was named the tournament's most outstanding player after leading OSU to its third straight final four appearance. He averaged 28 points per game during the tournament and shot over 50 percent from the field overall. The 6'5" forward also led his team in rebounds with 12.5 per game.
Ohio State went into the tournament as a number one seed after winning the Big Ten regular season title. They received a bye into the quarterfinals where they defeated Iowa 55-54 on a last second shot by Jim Jackson. In the semifinals, they faced off against California who had just beaten top-seeded Michigan State 70-67. That game went to overtime but Ohio State came out on top 124-118. Jerry Lucas scored 29 points while Jackson added 25.
In the final, it was No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Indiana. The Wildcats were making their first trip to the finals while the Hoosiers were looking to become the first team from outside the Big East or SEC to win the title.