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This article previously appeared on Uni Watch on January 22, 2023. Early football uniforms were often plain garments, with a wool or cotton sweater in…
Stephen Epley was a teacher and assistant football coach at Nebraska's Beatrice High School in 1934 when he became concerned that many high schools…
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The rules concerning the forward pass between 1906 and 1914 were quite different than today. At the time, the forward pass was an experiment to make the…
The war ended three months before, shortly before the football season began, and the country was starting to return to its civilian footing. Companies…
Train travel dominated team and fan transportation to away games when Loyola Chicago road the rails to play St. Louis in 1930 on a trip never to be…
Previous articles and Tidbits have looked at schools that dropped football. However, an issue that gets less attention is the growth of many…
Unless you are Canadian or an American over 45, your entire life has been lived during a time when every goal post knew its place: on the end line. It…
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