1957-1959 Sports Films

1958 Oberlin College vs. Otterbein College Football Film

1958 Oberlin College vs. Otterbein College Football Film

Otterbein University


Otterbein wearing dark jerseys; Oberlin wearing white jerseys.

Otterbein wins their first game of the season after two losses and one tie. The victory came on the final play of the game, a pass from quarterback Larry Cline to halfback Dave Burger, as time ran out. (last seconds of film)


J. William Grice was the Yeomen’s head football coach for 15-years when, in September 1972, he was asked to leave Oberlin after 19-years at the college as a result of conflicts with controversial Oberlin athletic director Jack Scott. He moved on to Campbell (NC) College before becoming athletic director at Case Western Reserve University from 1974 to 1985. During his CWRU tenure, Grice increased the number of varsity sports from 15 to 19 and doubled the number of women’s sports from four to eight. CWRU gives an award in his honor each year to the Most Valuable Player on the Spartan football team. He was inducted into the CWRU Hall of Fame in 1992. https://athletics.case.edu/sports/spartan_club/bios/grice_william_j?view=bio

Tan & Cardinal recap, 10.17.1958, pg. 4.


Columbus Dispatch game preview, Friday, 10.10.1958