8: Ivy League Football and America DVD Now Available!
The “8: Ivy League Football and America” DVD explores the unique role that the Ivy League schools played in developing American football. From the day Princeton played the first intercollegiate game in 1869 football caught America in its grip. By the 1880s, New York’s Manhattan Field overflowed to watch Princeton and Yale play for the national championship on Thanksgiving Day, and Ivy League teams produced many of the men who would build football as we know it today: Walter Camp, Pop Warner, Amos Alonzo Stagg, John Heisman, and John Outland. But by the turn of the 20th Century, the Ivy League schools also forged a game so violent that it took the intervention of President Theodore Roosevelt to save it.
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