Tidbits

Quick-hitting anecdotes from football's past

Bob Dylan wrote All Along the Watchtower in 1966 or 1967 when recuperating from a motorcycle accident, none of which has anything to do with football…
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This is #15 in a series covering football’s original 61 rules adopted by the Intercollegiate Football Association in 1876. We review one rule each…
Football developed mainly in academic settings, but the U.S. military also played a role in the game's spread, especially outside the U.S. For example…
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…
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…
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