On Top of the Game: Santa Clara Sports, 1851-1950

Exhibition Website

Apr 8 2016 - Jun 12 2016

Before the NFL came to the Bay Area, before the 49ers were a household name, there were the Santa Clara Broncos. Able to fill San Francisco's Kezar Stadium with more than 60,000 fans on a Sunday afternoon, Bronco football was a powerhouse in Bay Area sports entertainment. And, it was just one of a few sports where Santa Clara Broncos excelled. 

On Top of the Game traces nearly 100 years of Santa Clara sports history, beginning with the establishment of the school in 1851 and ending with an impressive Orange Bowl victory in 1950.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Photography
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • History

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