Tuesday, July 17, 2007

*OPINION PIECE* No. 6 Greatest Moment in Duquesne Athletics History

January 1, 1934 - In his final game as Duquesne’s head coach, former Notre Dame “Four Horsemen” member Elmer Layden leads football to a 33-7 win over the University of Miami (Fl.) in the Festival of Palms Bowl. The Festival of Palms game would become the Orange Bowl game the very next season.
  Layden would go down as one of the most important people in the history of American football, having coached not only at Duquesne but also at Columbia College (Ia.) and at his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame. He was also once commissioner of the NFL.
  The 1934 Festival of Palms victory was Layden's crowning moment at Duquesne.

(Image: Elmer Layden, Copyright The Des Moines Register)

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