Skip to Search

1962 Gator Bowl

Finding aid prepared by Carl Van Ness

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
October 2004

Descriptive Summary

Title: Gator Bowl
Dates: 1962
Abstract: Highlights of the 1962 Gator Bowl Game played on December 30, 1962 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Extent: 16mm film, color w/sound. Duration: 00:24:40
Identification: Production Number 76

Scope and Content

Film highlights of the 1962 Gator Bowl Game along with footage of associated events. The film credits are missing and the film begins in the stadium parking lot. The game is billed as a North vs South contest. For this game, the Florida players sport Confederate battleflag emblems on their helmets.

Key players and the head coaches of both teams are shown. For Penn State, Dave Robinson, Pete Liske, and Roger Kochman are featured along with coach Rip Engle. For Florida, Bruce Culpepper, Lindy Infante, Larry Dupree, and Tom Shannon and head coach Ray Graves are noted.

Jacksonville sportscaster Dick Stratton does the play-by-play. Game highlights are shown with good shots of the crowd and cheerleaders. During the halftime segment, the bands from both schools are shown along with brief segments of pre-game activities including the Florida-Georgia Tech basketball game the night before. The Gator Bowl Queen, Gail Clark of the University of Georgia, is crowned and the Delta Belles of Delta State College in Mississippi perform. Final score of the game, Florida 17, Penn State 7.

Access or Use Restrictions

Usage Restrictions

Copyright for this film is uncertain. Russell and Barton is listed as the film lab, but no information is provided on the producers of this film. However, the film is similar to another produced for the 1969 Gator Bowl by the Gator Bowl Association.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gator Bowl 1963, Audio Collection, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Selected Subjects and Access Points

The following terms have been used to index the description of this recording in the Library's online catalog:
University of Florida--Football.

For further information, please contact: Special Collections Access Services.

University of Florida Home Page