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- Mar 27, 2006
Excellent post. Thanks for sharing this.Iowa State went into 1918 with a 7-game schedule.
Only ONE of those seven was played as scheduled. One got moved to a new location. Five others were canceled.
The first game of the "season" was the second week of November, against a team cobbled together from guys at Camp Dodge in Johnston. That game wasn't even on the original schedule, but was put together at the last minute because the entire month of October got wiped off the slate.
Several other schools in the Midwest found themselves in the same position -- playing local military bases/posts because games against other schools were being axed left and right.