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Undefeated since 1941: A History of Gonzaga Football: Extras

Extra Items not in Display

The items below were not used in the final layout for the physical exhibit.

Gonzaga vs WSC, 1923

Game played at Gonzaga Stadium, final score 27-14. Gonzaga won.

“No Football Program for Gonzaga University”, Oregon Jesuit, May 1963

A letter published in the Oregon Jesuit in 1963 from President Rev. John P. Leary to the student body in response to their appeal for the return of football. Leary does not permit the return of football because of money concerns and pressure to perform well.

Gonzaga Stadium, 1926


Football Team, 1911-1912

On days when there were football games, students would put on their coats to go watch the team battle it out with their opponents. This photograph shows a player being tackled as the spectators watched from the sidelines. 

Looking Back At Gonzaga's Gridiron Past, The Gonzaga Bulletin, October 11, 1991

This article, written by sports editor Ed Hancox, highlights the history of Gonzaga football. 

Ray Flaherty, 1926


Clipper Smith, 1926

Halloween Celebration Schedule, 1925

Hints on Defense, no date

Statements for players to remember while on defense. Note: “I must have speed, speed, SPEED” and “I MUST FOLLOW THE BALL ALL THE TIME. The game depends on it. This one thing will win or lose the game for us.”

Powder Puff Football Game, Campus Days, 1951


This photograph depicts the freshmen women (wearing beanies) competing against the sophomore women in a football game. During Campus Days, the freshmen class competed against the sophomore class in various events such as pie eating, powder puff football, tug of war. After the day-long events, if the freshman class beat the sophomore class they could stop wearing their beanies for the rest of the year; otherwise, they had to wear them through the end of October.

Student Managers, 1933

Photographed are several students who managed different sports teams throughout the scholastic year. These students were in charge of setting up practices, making travel arrangements, and a variety of other responsibilities. Pictured from left to right: Charles Tilford, Philip Sheridan, Raymond C. "Doc" Mauro, Charles McCabe, Thomas P. Sheridan, and Edward Jones.

Gonzaga Big Guns, 1936

Photographed are the outstanding players from the 1936-1937 season. They were also known as the Gonzaga Big Guns, hence posing with the cannon. Pictured from left to right: First row: Barrett Ely, Cecil Kennedy, Alfred Caramanica, Gale Sigel, Russell Haberman, John Madden, and Herman Brass. Second row: Richard Beauregard, Peter Higgins, and Raymond Olsen. Third row: George Karamatic.

Football Team, 1934

A montage of the best moments of the 1934 football season. There are photographs of players, cheerleaders, as well as the mascots. The final game scores are at the bottom of the photograph.

Varsity Students’ Army Training Corps, 1918-1919

1. Amor P. Ditter 2. Coach Mullin 3. Sylvester E. Kleffner 4. Edward I. Gehres 5. Thomas M. Donohue 6. Clinton T. Crumley, Coach 7. Leo Barton 8. Michael J. Pecarovich 9. Lester T. McKiernan 10. Wesley Allen Pirnie 11. Fred John Riley 12. James Richard Needles 13. Jesse Leon Booker 14. J. F. Hackett 15. Charles McGee 16. John A. Logan 17. Unidentified 18. Unidentified 19. Unidentified 20. Louis S. Kearney 21. Andrew Edward Murray 22. Charles Leo Jennings 23. Marcus O’Farrell 24. Unidentified 25. Paul Buckley ? 26. Unidentified 27. Unidentified 28. Clair Fenstermaker 29. Unidentified 30. Unidentified 31. Leo Aloysius McGowan 32. Peter J. Kramer

During World War I, Gonzaga students wanted to enlist and join the war effort. Gonzaga President James Brogan, S.J., looked for ways to keep them on campus. He negotiated with the Department of War to establish a Students Army Training Corps (SATC) that began in the fall of 1918. Selected students and faculty were sent to the Presidio of San Francisco for 60 days of training. This program allowed students aged 18 – 21 to continue their education and prepare themselves for the nation’s service. Rifles, uniforms, and other equipment were sent. The 350 students who joined received the rank and pay of a Private. After the armistice was signed, the SATC disbanded in December 1918. Many SATC members played football.


Raymond “Doc” Mauro, 1936

After loosing a bet he made to challenge his team, Ray “Doc” Mauro, Gonzaga’s athletic trainer in the 1930’s, had to drive his horse “Kooger” and buggy for 3 days in wintery weather around Spokane. This was not the first time that he lost a wager. In 1935 after Gonzaga beat Washington State (7-0) he had to walk home from Pullman. His ensuing 3-day trek on the frozen road to Spokane was front page news in local and national papers. As he approached the town, he was “arrested” for obstructing traffic, and the police brought him to the public library where he was greeted by a boisterous mob of Gonzaga students, who hoisted him onto their shoulders and paraded him through the business district while the Gonzaga pep band played. The mayor of Spokane officially welcomed him. After leaving Gonzaga, Mauro, class of 1934, joined former GU coach Ray Flaherty at the Washington Redskins as a trainer for 6 years,

Football Team, 1898

Photographed is the football team for the 1898-1899 football season. Pictured from left to right: First row: Robert Hanley, Martin Ross, Joseph Moynihan, and Francis Mitchell. Second row: Charles F. Budde, Charles Mc Guerren, Joseph Lyons, John Oebbecke, Captain, Robert Kercheval, and Carl Brown. Third row: Francis O’Connor, Joe Martin, William A. Garrigan, S. J., Edward Gokey, and Arthur Lyonnai.

Football Pre-season Training 1920

Before the 1920-1921 football season began, players and coaches had a training session in Priest Lake, Idaho where players could get to know each other and their coaches. Identification not available; others in alphabetical order: Francis J. Benolken, Edward W. Grant, Francis S. Heffernan, Sheldon G. Hodges, Henry A. Huetter, Raymond A. Lower, and Phillip T. Sweeney.

Football Team, 1912

This photograph depicts a football game between Gonzaga and Montana. The game took place in November and the players are all down on the field, tackling the opposing team's players. The players are all jumping on top of one another trying to gain possession of the football.

JYA Football Team, 1902

A Junior Yard Association (JYA) football team gathered underneath a tree to have their photograph taken. Pictured from left to right: First row: Rene Bouvard, Leo P. Codd, and Frank Cameron. Second row: A. Panlin, C. Johnson, William Chasse, L. Donell, and J. Hanley. Third row: Thomas Smith, William McKevitt, and Reuben Lutgen.

George Karamatic Breaks Away for 49 Yards, 1937

Karamatic breaks away for 49 yards during a football game against Washington State College. Gonzaga won 13 to 6. Barrett Ely, Cecil Kennedy, Gale Siegel and George Karamatic can be seen in the photograph. Karamatic’s teammates called him “automatic” because he was such a consistent running back. He played one season for the Washington Redskins in 1939 and then became a high school teacher.

Haskell Indian Institute Game, 1925

This photograph depicts the football game between Gonzaga University and the Haskell Fighting Indians, one of the top football programs in the nation at the time. Gonzaga, dressed in white, tried to advance the ball down the field as the quarterback threw the ball into the air before being tackled.