Marquette Golden Avalanche football

For information on all Marquette University sports, see Marquette Golden Eagles

The Marquette Golden Avalanche football program, commonly known as the Marquette Hilltoppers from approximately 1940 to 1953 and as the Marquette Warriors from 1954 to 1960, was the intercollegiate American football team for Marquette University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The first team was fielded in 1892.[2]

In December 1960, Marquette discontinued intercollegiate football, citing the financial hardships imposed by a program that lost $50,000 in the preceding year.[3][4][5][6]

Marquette Golden Avalanche football
First season1892
Last season1960, 59 years ago
StadiumMarquette Stadium
(Capacity: 24,000)
Field surfaceGrass
LocationMilwaukee, Wisconsin
All-time record349–280–39 (.552)
Bowl record0–1 (.000)
ColorsBlue and Gold[1]
         

History

The 1936 Golden Avalanche had a 7–1 regular season record with a top 20 ranking. They were invited to the first Cotton Bowl Classic in January 1937 in Dallas, against Texas Christian University of nearby Fort Worth. The Horned Frogs were led by quarterback Sammy Baugh and TCU won by ten points, 16–6,[7] in Marquette's only bowl appearance.

After a winless season in 1956, most of the home games (7 of 9) in 1957 and 1958 were moved from Marquette Stadium to the larger County Stadium,[8] and attendance fell.[9][10][11] The 1957 game against Penn State at County Stadium drew less than 4,800 to the final home game on November 9, as the losing streak reached 18 games.[11][12]

Notable former players

Bowl game appearances

Season Date Bowl W/L Opponent PF PA Coach Notes
1936 January 1, 1937 Cotton Bowl L TCU 6 16 Frank Murray notes
Total 1 bowl game 0–1 6 16

References

  1. ^ "Marquette Athletics Identity Standards" (PDF). Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Marquette Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  3. ^ "Marquette Drops Football, Track". Chicago Tribune. December 10, 1960. p. 41 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Save football, alumni aim". Milwaukee Journal. December 10, 1960. p. 14.
  5. ^ Bolchat, Rel (December 10, 1960). "MU drops football, basketball survives". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 3, part 2.
  6. ^ Riordon, Robert J (December 10, 1960). "'We want football!' MUers yell". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1, part 1.
  7. ^ Walfroot, Cleon (January 2, 1937). "TCU passes give Hilltop 16–6 beating". Milwaukee Journal. p. 8.
  8. ^ "MU '11' will use stadium". Milwaukee Sentinel. April 25, 1957. p. 9, part 3.
  9. ^ Tharinger, Dick (January 21, 1962). "Moon Mullins, leaving Marquette, recounts failures and successes". Milwaukee Journal. p. 3.
  10. ^ Wolfley, Bob (December 8, 2010). "Marquette whistled football dead 50 years ago". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved March 22, 2014.
  11. ^ a b Bochat, Rel (March 25, 1959). "MU returns to own stadium". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 6, part 2.
  12. ^ "Marquette undecided on games at stadium". Milwaukee Journal. March 25, 1959. p. 14, part 2.
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1917 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team

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1920 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team

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1921 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team

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1922 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team

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1923 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team

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1924 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team

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1925 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team

The 1925 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team was an American football team that represented Marquette University as an independent during the 1925 college football season. In its fourth season under head coach Frank Murray, the team compiled a 7–2 record.

1926 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team

The 1926 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team was an American football team that represented Marquette University as an independent during the 1926 college football season. In its fifth season under head coach Frank Murray, the team compiled a 6–3 record.

1927 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team

The 1927 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team was an American football team that represented Marquette University as an independent during the 1927 college football season. In its sixth season under head coach Frank Murray, the team compiled a 6–3 record, shut out five of nine opponents, and outscored all opponents by a total of 153 to 49. The team played its home games at Marquette Stadium in Milwaukee.

Frank Murray was Marquette's head football coach for 19 years and was posthumously inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

1928 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team

The 1928 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team was an American football team that represented Marquette University as an independent during the 1928 college football season. In its seventh season under head coach Frank Murray, the team compiled a 5–3–1 record and outscored all opponents by a total of 121 to 68. The team played its home games at Marquette Stadium in Milwaukee.

Frank Murray was Marquette's head football coach for 19 years and was posthumously inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

1931 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team

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Frank Murray was Marquette's head football coach for 19 years and was posthumously inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

1932 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team

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Frank Murray was Marquette's head football coach for 19 years and was posthumously inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

1933 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team

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Frank Murray was Marquette's head football coach for 19 years and was posthumously inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

1935 Marquette Golden Avalanche football team

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1942 Marquette Hilltoppers football team

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1947 Marquette Hilltoppers football team

The 1947 Marquette Hilltoppers football team was an American football team that represented Marquette University during the 1947 college football season. In its 17th season under head coach Frank Murray, the team compiled a 4–5 record and was outscored by a total of 223 to 185. The team played its home games at Marquette Stadium in Milwaukee.

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