Army and Navy played football against one another for the first time in 1890 on The Plain at West Point. Navy first played football in 1879, generally…
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The war ended three months before, shortly before the football season began, and the country was starting to return to its civilian footing. Companies…
The outcomes of this weekend's game determined various conference champs and the bowl destinations for every team fortunate to continue playing…
While Jim Thorpe called him the greatest football player ever, Eddie Mahan is today known only to football history nerds. A three-time All-America at…
A team wearing winged helmets plays in the Big Ten Championship game tonight. That team, which goes unnamed by people in Ohio, began wearing their…
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In the runup to the 100th anniversary of Rose Bowl Stadium’s opening, Pigskin Dispatch podcaster Darin Hayes begins a series of forty podcasts with…
Football teams have always been style conscious, though their preferred uniform materials and designs have changed quite a bit. Footballers wore light…
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This is #7 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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Bremerton Naval Yard, now the Puget Sound Navy Shipyard, has been a significant ship construction and repair facility since the 1890s. Like most…
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In the runup to the 100th anniversary of Rose Bowl Stadium’s opening, Pigskin Dispatch podcaster Darin Hayes begins a series of forty podcasts with…
Huron College in Huron, South Dakota, closed in 2005, but 97 years earlier, they put a football team on the field. With 290 students, about twenty…
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Darin Hayes of the Pigskin Dispatch podcast was kind enough to have me on his show to talk about my new book, Hut! Hut! Hike! The History of Football…