Iowa Hawkeyes Football from 1889 to 1897

Iowa Hawkeyes Football from 1889 to 1897

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The State University of Iowa began playing American football as a club sport in 1872, but it was not until 1889 that Iowa challenged Grinnell College, then-known as Iowa College, to a game of football. On November 16, the two teams met in Grinnell to play the first game of intercollegiate football west of the Mississippi River. Iowa lost, 24-0, and a rematch between the two teams in Iowa City was canceled due to poor weather. The next season, Iowa once again played Grinnell, this time in Iowa City. Playing in rain and strong winds, the Hawkeyes lost 14-6, but scored the first touchdown in school history when Martin Sampson blocked a Grinnell kick and returned it 70 yards for the score. However, much displeasure was expressed with this second loss to the Pioneers. The S.U.I. Medics, angry with two straight losses to a "small academy," challenged the varsity team to a game in an attempt to prove that Iowa's team was not composed of the best players available. Confident of their victory, the varsity team accepted, but lost 22-10. The loss brought in multiple changes in personnel and strategy, but it did not deter Iowa from challenging Iowa Wesleyan to a game. In Mount Pleasant, the Ha
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136763346
  • 9786136763347