William Morgan Blake|
Fayetteville, Tennessee, United States
July 26, 1953 (aged 64)|
|Alma mater||Vanderbilt University|
William Morgan Blake (February, 1889 – July 26, 1953) was an early 20th-century American sportswriter in the South who in his 24 years on the job covered seven Rose Bowl games. He also taught the south's largest Sunday School class.
A law graduate from Vanderbilt University in 1911, he began newspaper work on the Nashville Tennessean. He then switched to the Nashville Banner as a political writer, until eventually becoming a sports editor of the Atlanta Journal in 1916.
Blake ranked Don Hutson led Alabama as the best football team he ever saw. He is one proposed originator of the "Golden Tornado" nickname for Georgia Tech. He is also one for the Georgia Bulldogs. He wrote a story about school nicknames for football teams and proposed:
The Georgia Bulldogs would sound good because there is a certain dignity about a bulldog, as well as ferocity.
Agoga's Men's Bible Class
- A Sports Editor Finds Christ. Hale Publishing Company. 1952.
- "Morgan Blake, Columnist, Sports Writer To Retire". The Tuscaloosa News. July 29, 1951.
- "Funeral Rites For Religious Writer Today". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. July 28, 1953.
- Harold H. Martin. Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events, 1940s-1970s. p. 202.
- "Golden Tornadoes". Retrieved January 28, 2015.
- "Georgia Traditions from Georgiadogs.com". Archived from the original on 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2007-03-29.
- "Personnel 1930-1939".