Football 1904

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Football 1904



Grinnell Stories blog by Dan Kaiser
Grinnell College Football
College Athletics

Post title: Grinnell Football Takes It On the Chin...

Date published: November 22, 2019

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Drake Library Archive Digital File Name: Grinnell Stories/2019-11-22 Football

Summary: After the 2019 Grinnell College football team’s decision to suspend play after numerous injuries, Kaiser recalls the 1904 team’s 146-0 loss to Minnesota. Also included is a comparison of current football to that of the early 1900s, including the difference in safety, point scoring, and general playing style. Finally, Kaiser outlines the lives of some of the men on the 1905 team after their devastating loss.

Auracher, Emory
Bleamaster, Wilford
Clow, Arbor
Grinnell College (Iowa College)
Jaqua, Ernest
McDonald, Ross
Noble, Steadman
Pierce, William
Shifflett, Wade

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