Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Football game

Football game

Title

Football game

Description

A football game played in snow in Cedar Rapids, IA. Coe vs. Western.
Football was played on the Iowa State campus as early as the 1870s, but was only an intramural sport. Soon the different ""teams"" from schools around Iowa began challenging one another to see who was the best in Iowa. The first Iowa State intercollegiate football game was played in 1892 against the State Center team under coach Ira C. Brownlie who was also the captain. College president William Beardshear started an athletic association to officially sanction Iowa State athletic teams in 1894. In1895, Iowa State played Northwestern University and won 36-0. After that game, the headline on the Chicago Tribune read ""Struck by a Cyclone"" in reference to Iowa State's impressive win over Northwestern. Since then, the Iowa State athletic teams have been known as the Cyclones. Glenn ""Pop"" Warner coached the football team for a few weeks every year during1895-1899. In 1914, a new field was constructed and at first named ""New State Field"" in reference to the old field, which was just simply called State field. Later it would be known as Clyde Williams Field. In 1975, the football games began to be played at the newly constructed Cyclone Stadium, which was later renamed Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State made it to its first bowl game, the Sun Bowl, in 1971.

Creator

Iowa State University

Source

24-6-G.Football.1871-1-1

Publisher

Iowa State University Library Special Collections; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/index.html

Date

1893
2007-07-09

Rights

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Relation

University Photographs; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/collections/images.html

Format

Photograph
24.1 x 18.4 cm

Type

Image (color)
Image

Identifier

24-6-G.Football.1871-1-1
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/290