R. N. "RUBE" McCRAY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 175621
Sale Price $126.00
The head football coach for the College of William & Mary is shown sitting with his arms crossed inside a football stadium.
Photograph signed: "R.N. McCray", B/w 8x10. Ruben North "Rube" McCray (1904-1972) was head coach of the basketball team (1943-1945) and the football team (1944-1950)at the College of William & Mary. As head coach of the football team he had a record of 45-22-3 and took the team to a loss in the 1947 Dixie Bowl and a win in the 1948 Delta Bowl. Under his watchthe College of William & Mary was exposed for altering high school transcripts and giving phony grades to student athletes in order to recruit better athletes and raise the standard of the school's athletic program to compete at a winning level. The players involved in the scandal reportedly had no knowledge of any transcript altering and McCray said that he never altered any transcripts himself. However,he resigned shortly after the news of the scandal became known nationwide. Creased (barely visible head on). Lightly worn at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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