This Is What College Football Looked Like 100 Years Ago

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Photo: Courtesy of The Library of Congress

College football has become a lucrative businesses rife with corruption and questionable labour practices.At least that’s the perception.

But the sport that’s now oozing money and dominating life throughout the south and midwest grew out of a handful of Northeastern university campuses 100 years ago.

Princeton practicing (1913)

Yale team arriving (ca. 1910-1915)

Yale running onto the field (ca. 1910-1915)

Yale coach T.A. Dwight Jones (1913)

Yale practicing (1913)

Yale coaches and players together (1913)

A Yale player (ca. 1910-1915)

Yale practicing (ca. 1910-1915)

Yale varsity team (1913)

A Yale player (ca. 1910-1915)

Army-Yale game at West Point (1912)

Army-Yale game at West Point (1912)

Army-Yale game at West Point (1912)

Army football captain Benjamin Franklin Hoge (1913)

Hoge and a teammate (1913)

Princeton captain Hobart Amory Hare Baker (1913)

Captain Baker punting (1913)

Princeton tryouts (1913)

Harvard varsity team (1912)

Harvard scrimmaging (ca. 1910-1915)

Harvard practicing (ca. 1910-1915)

A Harvard player at practice (ca. 1910-1915)

Two Harvard players practicing punting (ca. 1910-1915)

Princeton-Harvard (ca. 1910-1915)

Princeton-Harvard (ca. 1910-1915)

Princeton coach Arthur Bleuthenthal (ca. 1910-1915)

A Princeton player (1913)

Two Princeton players (ca. 1910-1915)

The crowd at the Army-Navy game (1913)

The Navy goat (ca. 1910-1915)

The Army mascot (ca. 1910-1915)

Cadets marching before the Army-Navy game (ca. 1910-1915)

Army-Navy game at Franklin Field (1911)

Army-Navy game at Franklin Field (1911)

Army-Navy playing at the Polo Grounds (1913)

A player for an unidentified team (ca. 1910-1915)

Teammates for an unidentified team (ca. 1910-1915)

Carlisle-Dartmouth at the Polo Grounds (1913)

Carlisle-Dartmouth at the Polo Grounds (1913)

A UPenn player (ca. 1910-1915)

Now see the beautiful stadiums they played in

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