Washington Football To Honor Its Proud Heritage This Fall
June 12, 2007
SEATTLE - The University of Washington athletic department will honor its proud and successful heritage this fall with a weekend full of special activities surrounding the Sept. 29 home football game against the University of Southern California.
A number of events will be held in conjunction with the Huskies' critical Pacific-10 Conference game against the nationally-ranked Trojans, which will be televised live nationally by ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 beginning at 5 p.m. The department will honor the 1960 squad that convincingly defeated top-ranked Minnesota by a score of 17-7 in the Rose Bowl and was listed as the nation's top team in the final Helms Foundation poll following the conclusion of the bowl games that season.
In addition the department plans to officially open its new state-of-the-art Legacy Center, located adjacent to the program's sport performance center in the Graves Annex just South of Husky Stadium. The Legacy Center is currently under construction and will complement to the department's Husky Fever Hall of Fame, which is located in the Bank of America Arena, and will showcase the players, coaches and memories that have shaped the tradition of Husky football.
A book entitled "A Football Band of Brothers" has been authored by W. Thomas Porter and published by Trafford Publishing. The book can be purchased from Amazon.com, the Husky Team Shop, and the University Book Store. To order a personally inscribed copy for yourself, a family member, or your favorite Husky fan, please contact Porter, at BoB.Football@hotmail.com.
The book is dedicated by Porter to "the coaches and players whose performance permanently affixed the 1959 and 1960 teams at the top level of Washington's football history and whose commitment, team unity and resolve forged the Huskies' first football national championship." It provides a unique perspective of head coach Jim Owens and the UW players, coaches and staff during a difficult transitional period in Washington football history.
About the 1960 UW Football Team
The FWAA decided that the University of Mississippi, which went 9-0-1 during the regular-season and defeated unranked and twice-beaten Rice University in the Cotton Bowl, was deserving of its #1 ranking. The Helms Foundation, which was founded in 1936, proclaimed the Washington Huskies as its national champion.