More to the Cal and Stanford Rivalry Than Just ‘The Play’

Posted by Grant Marek on November-21-2009 Add Comments

It's the ninth most played rivalry in college football history and yet Cal-Stanford amounts to little more than five laterals and a trampled trombone player. The Big Game has rarely lived up to its moniker, this year possibly being the exception to the rule: today's 112th Big Game marks the first time since 1991 that both teams enter the rivalry game with at least seven wins.

But for what it has lacked in national consequence, the rivalry has replaced with a rich history of traditions, pranks, pre-game festivities, and a host of other strange occurrences since the early 1900s.

Here is a look back at the Big Game through the years through the eyes of The Daily Californian's archives:

1900: The root...

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