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  • Nov 15, 1938
    Vanderbilt uses its fight song, "Dynamite," for the first time in Knoxville against state football rival Tennessee. The song is written by Francis Craig, who also writes the 1947 pop hit "Near You," a country hit for George Jones & Tammy Wynette in 1977
    Sep 30, 1950
    Patti Page forgets the words to the national anthem at Rice Stadium's first football game in Houston. The Rice Owls defeat the Santa Clara Broncos, 27-7   
    Dec 27, 1952
    Hank and Billie Jean Williams attend the Blue-Gray Football Classic at Cramton Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama. They leave before halftime of the NCAA game, a 28-7 win for the Gray team
    Jan 1, 1953
    Justin Tubb attends the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, where the Texas Longhorns shut out the Tennessee Volunteers, 16-0
    May 5, 1962
    "Lookin' For Love" songwriter Bob Morrison is the closer for Mississippi State in the mile relay as the Bulldogs stave off the favored LSU Tigers to win the Southern AAU track championship in New Orleans
    Jan 1, 1963
    Ole Miss defeats the Arkansas Razorbacks, 17-13, at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans' Tulane Stadium. Rebels quarterback Jim Weatherly goes on to write the country hit "Where Do I Put Her Memory"
    Dec 1, 1963
    Ole Miss wins the SEC championship with a 10-10 tie against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in Starkville. The Rebels' quarterback, Jim Weatherly, goes on to write "You're The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me"
    Jan 1, 1964
    Ole Miss quarterback Jim Weatherly, a future country songwriter, is intercepted on the final play of the Sugar Bowl at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans as the Alabama Crimson Tide defeats the Rebels, 12-7
    Dec 19, 1964
    Tulsa defeats Mississippi, 14-7, at the Bluebonnet Bowl in Houston, Texas. Ole Miss quarterback Jim Weatherly completes 16 of 24 passes in a losing effort. Weatherly goes on to write "Neither One Of Us," "Someone Else's Star" and "A Lady Like You"
    Sep 17, 1966
    Penn State defeats Maryland, 15-7, in college football. The game is the first for Nittany Lion defensive tackle Mike Reid, who records three safeties. He goes on to write country hits for Ronnie Milsap, Lorrie Morgan and Conway Twitty

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