Lions End Penn's Winning Streak


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The Columbia varsity football team recorded a victory last Saturday that rivals the 1934 Rose Bowl defeat of Stanford and the 1947 conquest of undefeated Army when it ended Pennsylvania's 24-game winning streak, the longest in the nation, with a 24-14 victory in Wien Stadium. "I think this one ranks right up there," said head coach Ray Tellier, who was carried off the field after the game by jubilant Lion players. "Today was the best effort I've seen in many years of coaching." Above, Columbia students surround Lion players as they raise their helmets after the emotional win. As usual, in attendance was President Rupp, who, after the game offered the team his deep congratulations. The game ball was presented to Bill Steinman, Columbia's sports information director, who suffered along with Lion fans during Columbia's 44-game losing streak that ended seven years ago, an era that is now history.


Columbia University Record -- October 13, 1995 -- Vol. 21, No. 6