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] Date Posted:Saturday, August 16, 12:59:18pm
I thought that I knew Duquesne Football History pretty well but I didn't know much of the background to our turning down a Sugar Bowl invitation. This is a quote included in an article covering former President Gallagher's passing;
“He added lay representatives to our Board for the first time. And he refused a Sugar Bowl bid for our football team because Louisiana enforced segregation at the game. Gallagher was a man ahead of his time,” Mr. Dougherty said.
I'm sure they meant "DR." Dougherty. Most people have no idea that the Dukes played and competed for Sugar and Orange Bowls and were ranked #1 in the nation by Massey. See the link to my blog for more Duquesne Football History.
Date Posted:Monday, August 18, 04:41:59pm
That's actually an erroneous statement from Dr. D. Father Gallagher refused the invitation to the 1959 Sugar Bowl basketball tournament, not the football game. As you probably know, Duquesne discontinued its football program after the 1950 season and that last team wasn't good enough for any bowl invitations.
Date Posted:Saturday, August 30, 11:21:38pm
They meant Mr. According to AP Style, "Dr." is reserved for MDs. Although we honor the DU president's academic title by calling him "Dr.," a media outlet would not make that acknowledgement.