G. I. Dorms
In 1946 the government announced they were making
former GI barracks available to colleges to alleviate the
then acute housing shortage that existed on campuses.
St. Ambrose authorities then applied for buildings to house
St Ambrose 1948 Football Review
The 1948 edition of the St. Ambrose College
Bees ended the most successful grid season
since the pre-war football era. Under the
capable leadership of Head Football Coach
Larry "Moon" Mullins and his assistants,…
"Aw Ref! A Touchdown for Loras?"
Doody on the Loose
"Pigskin" Parade of '48
Davenport, Iowa, Sept. 17, 1948:
Before an opening night crowd of 5,000 fans, the St.
Ambrose gridders defeated a hard-fighting Doane College
eleven from Crete, Nebraska, …
attack alternating the single wing, the box, and "T"
formations. The Bees opened the scoring on a touchdown by Art Nixon in the first quarter, which gave
the St. Ambrose grid team a 6-0 lead at halftime. Most
of the first half was all defensive play…
St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 17, 1948:
St. Ambrose had their undefeated string of four
games broken today by the undefeated Tommies from
St. Paul, Minnesota. The quick and powerful St.
Thomas eleven was out to get even for the 39-13 defeat handed them by…
portant from several standouts: (1) it was the 1948
Homecoming tilt for St. Ambrose; (2) the Victory Bell,
the traveling trophy donated by the Chicago Club and
inaugurated with this game, was to go to the winner;
(3) and the Bees had a…
Bees offense had gained 162 yards by rushing as compared to 77 yards by Augie ball-carries.
Don Doody led the Bee ground-gainers as he rolled
up 65 yards in 9 tries, but he was very ably assisted
by "Red" Shipner, Don Berg, and Vince Carhn.…
Spring "Mud Bowl"
1948 Football Lettermen
Bill Newell, Sterling, Ill.
Joe Hendron, Chicago, Ill.
Rich McKillip, Galesburg, Ill.
Dan Maher, Iowa City, Iowa.
Leo Kilfoy, Chicago, Ill.
Ray Ambrose, Chicago, Ill.
Earl Riley, Des…
Statistics for the 1948 Football Season
Yards gained by Rushing Own: 2549 Opponents: 1801
Yards lost by Rushing Own: 290 Opponents: 375
Net Yards gained by Rushing Own: 2259 Opponents: 1426
Forward Passing Attempts Own: 133 Opponents: 147
St. Ambrose 13, 18,16,21,19,18,6,7,18,15
Doane College 12, NW Missouri 14, Northern Ill. 13, St. Norbert 7, St. Thomas 53, St. Joseph (Ind.) 7, Loras 28, Bradley 33, Augustana (S.D.) 12, Univ. of Corpus Christi (Texas) 13
TOTALS 151 192