Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Never too early to start #ChopIndiana week

Continuing the tradition in which BeatVisitor.com introduced our new Big Ten opponents MichiganOhio State, Nebraska, and Wisconsin, here are a couple of early team photos showing our October 15th visitor to The Birthplace of College Football, the Indiana Hoosiers, who began playing football in 1887, just 18 years after that first game between Rutgers and Princeton, and are another team we have never met before on the gridiron.
I couldn't find any 19th-century portraits of the early Hoosiers, so I've gone with slightly later photos for both squads in advance of this very first meeting.
The 1910 Indiana football team after beating Amos Alonzo Stagg's Chicago team 6-0.
The 1917 Rutgers team featuring future All-American and valedictorian Paul Robeson.

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