1912 Kendall Orange and Black football team

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1912 Kendall Orange and Black football
Conference Independent
1912 record 1–4
Head coach Harvey L. Allen (1st season)
Home stadium South Main Park
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The 1912 Kendall Orange and Black football team represented Henry Kendall College (later renamed the University of Tulsa) during the 1912 college football season. In its first and only season under head coach Harvey L. Allen, the team compiled a 1–4 record and was outscored by its opponents by a combined total of 141 to 75.[1]

Prior to 1912, Kendall had played only a handful of intercollegiate football games in the 20th century. For the 1912 season, Kendall hired a regular coach, H. L. Allen. Prior to the start of the season, The Tulsa Daily World wrote:

"The sound of rough-shod toes coming sharply in contact will be wafted on the gentle breezes that float around Kendall college next week. They're going to have a regular football team at Kendall this year, with a regular coach and regular players. . . . All this should sound mighty good to the athletic-loving folks of Tulsa town, for it means that Kendall college is at last coming into her own."[2]

The paper described the newly arrived coach and athletic director as "young, strong and energetic, a splendid athlete himself."[2]

On September 27, 1912, the team played the school's first intercollegiate football game since 1909, losing to Oklahoma Methodist University (later known as Oklahoma City University) at Guthrie, Oklahoma, by a 39-6 score. After the game, The Tulsa Daily World praised the "wonderful showing" and wrote that the Kendall team had "demonstrated the face that at last Tulsa is to be placed upon the collegiate football map of Oklahoma in a convincing manner."[3] In a case of mistaken identity, star guard William Maulson was arrested as a suspected train robber in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in late October or early November 1912.[4]


September 27at Oklahoma CityGuthrie, OKL 6–39
November 1at NE OklahomaTahlequah, OKL 6–32
November 18at Euchee IndiansSapulpa, OKW 57–0
November 28Tulsa Central High
L 6–32

Source: Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football, 2017 Record & Fact Book[5]


  1. ^ "Tulsa Yearly Results (1910–1914)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Football To Be Given A Boost". The Tulsa Daily World. September 6, 1912. p. 6. 
  3. ^ "Kendall's Team Is All To Good: Tulas Now Has a Place in Collegiate Football Circles of State". The Tulsa Daily World. September 29, 1912. p. 6. 
  4. ^ "Tulsa Boy In Drama Of Life". The Tulsa Daily World. November 6, 1912. p. 3. 
  5. ^ "Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football, 2017 Record & Fact Book" (PDF). University of Tulsa. 2017. p. 158. Retrieved July 22, 2018.