Every Iowa State Football Game Ever: The 1890s

Jar_Lar

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Hey folks, have you ever wondered what it would be like to watch an Iowa State game from the 1890s? (No? Just me? Oh well haha) If you happened to say yes, I'd like to share my project that I'm working on over at WRNL.

I'm trying to find a newspaper clipping/photo/video/game program for every game ever. If you aren't asleep by my words yet, please check out the first edition below. (finally, most old newspapers offer a very in-depth play by play of the action)

https://www.widerightnattylite.com/2020/6/26/21300800/every-iowa-state-football-game-ever-the-1890s
 

3GenClone

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It would be pretty cool to see some throwback photos. Seeing the current roster in “aged” photos would make an awesome desktop (or WebEx/Zoom) background. Coach Campbell in a derby hat and Purdy with a faux handlebar mustache would more than make up for the lack of posters this year.

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It would be pretty cool to see some throwback photos. Seeing the current roster in “aged” photos would make an awesome desktop (or WebEx/Zoom) background. Coach Campbell in a derby hat and Purdy with a faux handlebar mustache would more than make up for the lack of posters this year.

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I wouldn’t want to be lined up across from this guy - he looks like one bad mofo
 
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In the very first game, it says the referee (likely only 1) was so openly rooting for state center to win that he threw his hat in the air when they scored.
 

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It would be pretty cool to see some throwback photos. Seeing the current roster in “aged” photos would make an awesome desktop (or WebEx/Zoom) background. Coach Campbell in a derby hat and Purdy with a faux handlebar mustache would more than make up for the lack of posters this year.

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Found a really old one
 

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Very cool. Having just read a couple of the recaps about early games against the HOKS, I find it interesting that they were State University of Iowa back then. Kinda' surreal reading the TOE as State University! :confused:
 

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How the heck did they keep score back then? Reading the articles talk about multiple scores for each team and then the final score would be 6-0. Did each teams scores offset each other?
 

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How the heck did they keep score back then? Reading the articles talk about multiple scores for each team and then the final score would be 6-0. Did each teams scores offset each other?
I don't know if it accounts for which article you read, but touchdowns For part of the 1890s were awarded 4 points. Conversion was 2 and safety 2. Per wiki.
 

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Cool concept, ambitious project. A few things I notice in early articles: Calling it "foot ball" or "foot-ball" instead of one word (similar for "touch down"). Also frequent references to "smashes." And several occurrences of "centre" spelling.
 

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Cool concept, ambitious project. A few things I notice in early articles: Calling it "foot ball" or "foot-ball" instead of one word (similar for "touch down"). Also frequent references to "smashes." And several occurrences of "centre" spelling.
Thank you for your kind words and interest in this project! The 1900s are up on WRNL as of two p.m. today! As always, thanks for reading and have a great day!
 
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Thank you for your kind words and interest in this project! The 1900s are up on WRNL as of two p.m. today! As always, thanks for reading and have a great day!
Checking out the 19-Aughts segment now (at least a little of it, while I have a few minutes). Main photo is awesome, especially the guys standing on the coal car watching the game.
 

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Sorry about the delay for the 1930's edition, I've become busy with moving from my hometown to a new adventure.