1980-1999

A hole in the ozone is found over Antarctica and the Internet expands with the World Wide Web. With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Cold War ends. The Spartans excel in athletics and the campus becomes a model for diversity.

SJSU Facts: 1980 to 1999

SJSU football helmut

1980 - Spartan football beats ninth-ranked, undefeated Baylor in Waco, Texas (30-22). Eleven future NFL players are on the field, including Gerald Willhite -- first-round draft choice of the Denver Broncos -- who scores three touchdowns. Sports Illustrated covers the game with two pictures.

SJSU golfer

1987 - SJSU wins the NCAA women's golf championships with coach Mark Gale. The Spartans take the title again in 1989 and 1992, and tie for the national championship in 1991 and 1996. San José State University is the first university to capture the NCAA championship three times.

SJSU students

1993 - San José State University celebrates diversity. The campus reaches cultural pluralism, with no ethnic majority. SJSU continues to be a multicultural model for other universities.

Artwork for movie, Flubber

1997 - Scenes with Robin Williams from Disney's "Flubber" are filmed at SJSU in Washington Square Hall.