The Indiana Hoosiers are known more for their innovations on the basketball court than the football field, but no one can take away football coach Ewald…
American football originated as a college club sport controlled by the players. Initially, the game did not have coaches, especially professional ones…
Pigskin Dispatch podcaster Darin Hayes and I discuss a recent TidBit about football’s previous emphasis on punting on early downs and the rationale for…
We are all familiar with "bootlegs" in football, which entered the game with Pop Warner's 1927 Stanford team when they ran what appeared to be a Statue…
Cal and Stanford first met on the gridiron in March 1892. They played again in December of that year and then annually until 1905, a game represented in…
My story on the evolution of letter sweaters and jackets is the lead article on Uni Watch this morning. It includes fun images and catalog entries from…
Earlier this year, I posted images of early shoulder pads, which initially were leather or cloth pads sewn atop their jerseys. Players also sewed pads…
This is #14 in a series covering football’s original 61 rules adopted by the Intercollegiate Football Association in 1876. We review one rule each…
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