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Fall Sports. Okay, really just football. - November 8, 2013

Q: The second college football game ever televised took place on October 27, 1939. The match-up was between Nebraska and a school in Kansas. Can you name it? first football televisedThe first football game in history to be televised was made at Triborough Stadium, Randall's Island, on Saturday, September 30, 1939. NBC's television cameras covered the season's opener between Fordham University and Waynseburg College. (NBC photo, 10/4/39)


 

A: Kansas State University

 

NebraskaYearbook1940 ksu-vs-nebraskaOn Oct. 27, 1939, Kansas State's homecoming contest against Nebraska became the second college football game ever televised. The Cornhuskers spoil homecoming winning 25-9 over their hosts. (Image via University of Nebraska)

On October 27, 1939, Kansas State University’s homecoming contest against Nebraska became the second college football game ever televised. The first one was the Fordham-Waynesburg contest in New York earlier that fall. The Cornhuskers spoiled K-State’s homecoming with a 25-to-9 triumph in Manhattan.

 

Fun Factoid: This may have been the second televised college football game, but it was the first televised college football homecoming game.

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