Posted 6 years ago
Here are some old San Jose State programs from the late '40's. On the left is a Howard Brodie cover. Many colleges and pro teams used Howard's covers from the 30' to the 60's and he's probably one of the most famous cover artists.
By the way, in that game, the Spartans snapped a Hardin-Simmons win streak by beating them 19-12.
The SJS-Santa Barbara cover was done by Bion Atkinson. Back then it was Santa Barbara State, today the school is known as the University of California at Santa Barbara.
The last two are covers by Jess Cauthorn. I think they are pretty cool. The SJS-Pacific rivalry dated back to 1898. Unfortunately, the University of the Pacific had to drop football in the mid 90's. Every year the game was played for the "Victory Bell".
St. Mary's was a national football power in the '20's, '30's and '40's but de emphasized football in the '50's.