Harvard Football

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The storied history of Harvard University football can be traced back to the very roots of the collegiate game in America. Harvard's athletic contest with McGill University in 1874 marked the inception of the modern game for the Crimson. The club from Cambridge then went on to become one of the dominant football programs of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, winning seven national championships between 1890 and 1919, culminating with its Rose Bowl victory over Oregon in January 1920. Since 1956, the team has been aperennial contender in the Ivy League. Images of Sports: Harvard Football captures all the drama and excitement of the pioneering football program's legacy. Included are the exploits of Charlie Brickley in the 1910s and Barry Wood in the 1930s; the school's first Ivy League title in 1961 and the 29-29 "victory" over Yale in the most famous of all one hundred eighteen riveting match-ups. The captivating images included in Harvard Football detail these accounts up to the Crimson's 2001 run to perfection, a 9-0-0 record, marking the first undefeated, untied season in eighty-eight years.
ISBN: 9780738510743
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of Sports
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Bernard M. Corbett is a sportswriter, broadcaster, and researcher based in Boston. He has extensively researched and written about such topics as the history of the Boston Garden and the centennial of college hockey. As a sports broadcaster, he has covered college football for twenty years and is currently the voice of Harvard University football. His company, Giant Sports Associates, coordinates the Crimson sports radio network.
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