In the first half of the 20th century several college football teams emerged in Florida. The football program at the University of Florida dates to 1906 when FAC moved to Gainesville. The University of Miami (UM) played its first game shortly after the college was founded in 1926. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College (later Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, FAMU) opened up play in 1933. Florida State University fielded its first team since 1906 in 1947, the year the school became coeducational. By the early 1950s, FSU, UM, FAMU and UF became the top football programs in the state. The emergence of the big four teams in Florida laid the foundation for rivalries that continue to the present day.
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General Note: This is the first Cuban football team to ever make an aerial junket to a game. Picture was taken in 1928, when the team flew one of Pan American World Airways' early tri-motored Clippers to Miami.
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General Note: Referee is standing between the two captains. Jack Tully is the FSU captain at right.
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General Note: Florida A&M won the game against Morris Brown 6-0.
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General Note: The photograph was taken at the Dania Seminole Indian Reservation. The canoe was made as a trophy to the winner of the Florida-Miami football game.
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General Note: University of Florida is playing against Florida State University.
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Accompanying Note: "Lane Fenner catching what would have been the winning touchdown in the FSU-Florida game, but the umpire called him out."
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Accompanying Note: "Montana State quarterback Shaun Shehan (6) falls to the ground as he looks at the University of Florida defensive wall facing him. Florida defensemen L-R: Pat Morrer (45) Joey Nicoletto (49) and Rhondy Weston (68) in the first period of play as the two teams met Saturday."
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Accompanying Note: "University of Florida defensive back Richard Fain intercepts a Louisiana State University pass in the first quarter and heads for the endzone to score Florida's first touchdown Saturday as the two teams met in Gainesville."
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General Note: Second home game of the season for Florida State University versus the University of Miami; FSU 47, Miami 0. Two FSU players are shown sacking Ryan Clement, the University of Miami's quarterback. Number 91 is Char-ron Dorsey, number 56 is Roland Seymour, number 53 is Corey Simon, and number 16 being sacked is Ryan Clement.