Tangerine Bowl (Football Game), 1955
In 1955, the Omaha University Indians, the football team of the Municipal University of Omaha, defeated the Eastern Kentucky State Maroons at the Tangerine Bowl game in Orlando, Florida. This was the capstone of a triumphant 10-0 season for the Indians, and is remembered as one of the great events in the history of OU athletics.
Source: Grace, Erin, "Years later, Omaha U's 1955 Tangerine Bowl triumph still sweet," Omaha World-Herald, April 13, 2014.
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Audio recordings of the January 1, 1955, Tangerine Bowl of the University of Omaha vs. Eastern Kentucky football game. OU won 7-6.
Material from the celebration of the 1955 Tangerine Bowl Championship football on April 12, 2014, including photographs, news clippings, copies of the game film and audio, and other material.
Tangerine Bowl letter charm or insignia presented to Gayford Edwin (Ed) Baker, class of 1956. Inscribed "ED."
One 1955 Tangerine Bowl letter jacket in excellent condition. Fred Adams, OU Class of 1955, was a member of the 1954-1955 OU football squad. He acquired this letter jacket following the OU football victory over Eastern Kentucky State University in the 1955 Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida.
Most Valuable Player Award trophy awarded to University of Omaha football player Bill Engelhardt at the 1955 Tangerine Bowl.
Tangerine Bowl wristwatch presented to OU President Milo Bail.
The Tom and Medora Harper Tangerine Bowl collection includes programs, tickets, news clippings, a scrapbook, and t-shirt related to football at Omaha University and specifically the Tangerine Bowl. Tom Harper was a member of the class of 1956.