"The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (IAAUS), now known as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), was formally established on March 31, 1906 to reform the rules and regulations of college sports. Early football games often resulted in injury and even death, prompting some colleges and universities to close their football programs. The reforms were encouraged by President Roosevelt in 1905, after his son was injured while playing football for Harvard."
"From 1892 through 1960, the University of Scranton (and its predecessor, St. Thomas College) proudly housed a varsity football team, called alternately the "Tommies" or the "Royals." This digital collection features over 1,000 photographs from the history of University of Scranton football, predominantly from the 1920s through 1960, in addition to a set of digitized game programs."
Excerpts of a 1903 football game between the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan. Includes views of the uniformed players, the spectators in the stadium and surrounding stands, and the game itself.
"Now, in a landmark collection, The Library of America brings together the very best of their work: gems of deadline reportage, incisive longform profiles of football's storied figures, and autobiographical accounts by players and others close to the game."