Monthly Archives: February 2011

College Football Draws Big Crowds

By the 1880 – 1890s College football was drawing big crowds. Here’s a photo from the scapbook of a Yale student showing the line to buy tickets for the Yale Harvard game in the early 1890s – notice the caption, this … Continue reading

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When Walter Camp Came to Campus

During the early decades the rules of football were in constant evolution.  This program is from the Yale Princeton Game of 1881, which ended in a scoreless tie. The game revealed flaws in the rules which were revised to require a … Continue reading

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First Things First

This program is the oldest football finding in my collection – 1873 – before Walter Camp joined the Yale squad.

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