The First Decade of College Football

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PUBLISHED REPORTS OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL FROM 1869 to 1879

More than 300 newspaper articles from 25 states describe the first decade of college football, commencing with the first intercollegiate game in 1869 and continuing through the playing days of Walter Camp.

The articles are first-hand accounts of how the game began, as reported by the press at the time, while sportswriters were still honing football jargon.

States include: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.

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