Toledo had been a manufacturing center for glass objects, including automotive glass for nearby Detroit factories. Wayne Kohn, a shipyard worker at a Toledo glass company suggested to municipal leaders a "Glass Bowl" would be a way to build the city's and industry's prestige. The University of Toledo made the announcement of the new bowl game at a press conference in New York, NY October 25, 1946.
The University of Toledo operated the Glass Bowl Game as part of its regular schedule. In the four seasons of 1946-1949, Toledo had winning records going into the December date. Toledo won the first three contests but their perfect Glass Bowl record was shattered by the University of Cincinnati in the fourth bowl.
The University of Toledo's athletic board voted to postpone the Glass Bowl Game until December 1951. At the time Toledo's record was 2-4. In 1951, the University of Toledo called off the game scheduled for December 1, 1951 as no schools contacted had indicated they would take part in it .
|Date Played||Winning Team||Losing Team|
|December 7, 1946||Toledo||21||Bates College||12|
|December 6, 1947||Toledo||20||New Hampshire||14|
|December 4, 1948||Toledo||27||Oklahoma City University||14|
|December 3, 1949||Cincinnati||33||Toledo||13|
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