“Rice Welcomes Jess Neely,” March 1940

As hard as it is to believe, it turns out that Jess Neely was once a baby.

I ran across this while perusing the March 1940 issue of the Rice Owl:

Bonus:  I can’t recall where I was when I took this. Keck Hall maybe?

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4 Responses to “Rice Welcomes Jess Neely,” March 1940

  1. Nancy Burch says:

    For those of us who loved Jess Neely, thanks for sharing this. The Neelys lived down the street from us on Dryden and were friends of my parents.

  2. G Mixon says:

    Yes, The Bonus Pic is Keck Hall stairwell looking west towards GRBH.

  3. Galloway Hudson '60 says:

    If you Google [Vanderbilt Michigan Football 1922], you will get a surprising number of hits. Must have been a big deal. Here’s one.
    “The 1922 Michigan vs. Vanderbilt football game, played October 14, 1922, was a college football game between the Michigan Wolverines and Vanderbilt Commodores. The game ended as a scoreless tie. It was the inaugural game at Dudley Field (now known as Vanderbilt Stadium), the first dedicated football stadium in the South.”

    • almadenmike says:

      Good point Galloway. The long Wikipedia article has lots of background and detail. Michigan was a big favorite, and this tie was their only blemish on their season. It was hailed as the most significant game in Vandy’s football history to date.

      But since it was a scoreless tie, it’s understandable that “the game saw little offense, featuring the season’s top two defenses as measured by points against per game. Vanderbilt punted 17 times, and Michigan punted 10 times. … For the entire game, Michigan made only six first downs, with two off of penalties, while Vanderbilt made just one.”

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